I’m launching Hunting Fatherhood from Charleston, South Carolina in the last weeks of my 39th trip around the sun.
The South East Wildlife Exposition is also 39 this year. But Charleston’s premiere sporting and outdoor lifestyle event, like so much else, was canceled due to “the rona”.
I’m putting myself out there to kick my 40’s off right and to honor of the SEWE that could have been.
I reached out to interview a handful of creators that are connected by passion, inspiration, or birth to the South Carolina lowcountry. The interviews will be part of the Hunting Fatherhood Podcast, launching April 2021.
But these profiles will give you an idea of the wonderful people doing interesting work that I want to get to know through this project.
Each of these unique personalities have inspired me in one way or another. Their stories embody the idea of what I hope Hunting Fatherhood will become.
Charleston native Tia Clark hosts one of the most popular AirBnB Experiences in the world right here in Charleston. Tia didn’t know her father but discovered her passion for crabbing with help from her cousin. She’s since turned her hobby into a dream career and radically improved her well being.
Ian McNair is a renowned carver of traditional duck decoys and cofounder of High’N’Dry Outdoors. His decoys are as beautiful as his waders are functional. He inherited his passion for the outdoors from his father, also a renowned carver of decoys.
Dr. Travis Hayes Folk
Dr. Travis Hayes Folk discovered his love of maps growing up around his father’s land management business. Now he’s the mapmaker-in-chief behind New World Cartography, makers of bespoke hand-drawn maps. I’m particularly fond of his hunting related works.
Ryan Kirby learned his passion for the outdoors hunting on his father’s farm. His art, which is inspired by the time he spends hunting, has helped raise over $1M for conservation.
BenRoss is the original designer and one half of the founders of Brackish. His company hand crafts stunning formal accessories that incorporate ethically sourced plumage of some of the world’s favorite birds.
Toadfish Outfitters founder Casey Davidson grew up on the water near Beaufort South Carolina. His company makes innovative products for the coastal lifestyle. And, with every product sold, Toadfish Outfitters replants new oyster beds that help clean up coastal waters.
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