Putting together each issue of South Carolina Wildlife magazine has always been a team effort, with various talented staff members pitching in to write stories or take photographs, along with various freelance contributors.
This short take on freshwater bass fishing in the Lowcountry by Jim Goller from the March-April 1982 issue is a great example. In 1982, Goller — an avid angler — was listed on the magazine’s masthead as being in charge of promotions, but he was also a frequent contributor of both articles and photographs.
Today, most folks know Jim as the Executive Director of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund, a non-profit organization that supports the work of the SCDNR and other conservation organizations in the Palmetto State. He’s a multi-talented fellow, and that first came to light in the pages of SCW!
Note also the very neat graphic treatment using the bass lure and leader to span the pages of the layout, a meticulous task in those pre-computer-assisted design days. Nice work by Art Director Kay Jackson and graphic artists Linda Lafitte and Carl Turner.
January 2019 will mark the 65th anniversary of South Carolina Wildlife magazine. In the year ahead, join us as we reflect on the treasured stories and photos found in SCW’s earliest issues. Spread the word … and make sure your subscription is up to date … as we gear up for this important milestone and a very special issue of South Carolina Wildlife.
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