South Carolinians have two great opportunities to help support the mission of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources by making a check-off contribution on their state tax return using Form I-330. All contributions to the Endangered Species Fund are used specifically for research and conservation efforts aimed at threatened and endangered species in South Carolina. Funds received through the SC Department of Natural Resources Fund are used to enhance the programs and operations of the overall agency.
The Thinking Outside the Tackle Box videos are produced in-house by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Videographers and the Aquatic Education Staff to promote fishing and an understanding of fisheries management. And they're fun!
South Carolina Wildlife TV is an idea that had floated around for several years. There were many potential stories associated with SCDNR projects and outreach activities, and ultimately a plan bobbed to the surface in August of 2003.
We had a clean slate from which to work. We decided the best approach would be something like a video version of South Carolina Wildlife magazine. So meetings were held, amused chuckles were traded and a format was chosen.
We would build a show around two main stories, one field trip segment, and a short wrap-up piece that featured natural sounds and settings. Most importantly, we would hit the road and river and forest and anywhere else we could find South Carolina's special places. At last count, our tally includes nearly 200 hundred shooting locations, 100+ guests, dozens of drive-thru cheeseburgers, four hosts and one upside-down truck (don't ask).