2016 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

 Hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and wild-game gastronomes — get ready for a howling good time at this year’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, or SEWE as it’s more affectionately known. As usual, SEWE 2016 will feature loads of wildlife art, gourmet noshing opportunities, and fun activities for you and your family, including Rex and Rover. Sprinkled throughout, you’ll see our top picks for SEWE events. In honor of the fest, we’re taking this week’s cover section in a more nature-centric direction, with articles on vultures, woyotes, and the mysterious Monkey Island. Enjoy.

The Center for Birds of Prey is ready for anything
The Center for Birds of Prey is ready for anything

The current mystery at the Center for Birds of Prey's medical and rehabilitation clinic centers on two red-tailed hawks. They were brought in recently after two neighbors found them on the ground, covered head to tail in…


Local businesses are taking the beef jerky out of the gas station
Local businesses are taking the beef jerky out of the gas station

When you snap into a Slim Jim, you're snapping into corn syrup, soy protein concentrate, hydrolyzed soy protein, and paprika extractives. Oh, and beef. And mechanically separated chicken…


Hampton Park was once home to bison, otter, and even a lion
Hampton Park was once home to bison, otter, and even a lion

Judging by the way the ducks run the show out at Hampton Park, it may be difficult to imagine that once, on the very same grounds, there were also otters. And bison. And even a lion or…


Critter catcher Kevin Murphy wrangles Lowcountry wildlife
Critter catcher Kevin Murphy wrangles Lowcountry wildlife

Plumbers know pipes. Writers know words. Kevin Murphy knows squirrels. "A squirrel, he's not like a rat. A rat will wedge through — he might pick up a shingle and wedge under there, and you never even…


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