By Representative Jeff Duncan, Will Galloway, and Cyrus Baird

From the upstate down through the lowcountry, South Carolina has always celebrated its rich hunting heritage. That is why this month, sportsmen and women across the Palmetto State will take to the woods and fields in droves to take part in the fall hunting tradition that is as old as the state itself.

Despite what some uninformed anti-hunting activists may say, hunting is about deepening our connection to the natural world around us and establishing a direct connection with the food that we eat. It was President Theodore Roosevelt who famously said, “In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.” Roosevelt, a champion for hunter led conservation efforts, went on to say that “The excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wildlife, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.” …

Jeff Duncan

Proudly representing the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina

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