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Just because itís legal doesnít make it right

I normally attempt to pass on my knowledge of how to harvest game in my columns. I have found, more importantly than the how to, is the how not to in some cases. What is legal... read more...


Turkey hunters need to give a hoot

Through the years I have learned so much about turkeys it would be impossible to condense it down into a single column. Turkeys are incredibly intelligent animals seeming almo... read more...


Young hunters gear up for annual youth turkey hunt

States across the country are beginning to focus on early youth hunts to increase the involvement of young hunters. All experienced hunters need to find interested youth and g... read more...


April Fools for trout fishermen

Fishermen often find themselves stumped as to where to fish when confronted by large bodies of water. Most of the time the size of a lake or a river dictates the confidence le... read more...


The mentorís fee: A smile and a thank you

When contacted by Brian Golden, staff writer, to see if I would like to try writing the outdoors column, it came as quite a surprise. I knew my experience in the field was suf... read more...


Here fishy, fishy, fishy

The Oxford Lions Club would like to thank all involved in making this yearís perch derby a successful event. Once again, the chance to catch a tagged perch worth $1,000 drew h... read more...


Happy Valentineís Day to Mother Nature

Love of the wild creates friction in most outdoorsmenís relationships. For anyone viewing our passion from the outside, it must look a bit ridiculous. I agree our love of natu... read more...


Go big or go home with trophy fish

Whether open or hard water fishing, try upsizing your bait to catch the big ones. Depending on the time of year you happen to be fishing, what is considered large as bait can ... read more...


Donít tread on thin ice or the Second Amendment

The recent shootings have stirred up a lot of heated debates on the topic of gun control. I personally wanted to avoid the topic, but the public felt much differently. I donít... read more...


Safety tips for the early ice

In the past few years ice fishing has become one of my favorite outdoor sports. Immediately following the last day of deer season, I begin to pull out and organize all of my i... read more...


Paying it forward: The outdoorsmanís gift of giving

With this being the season of giving, I thought it would be a good chance to talk about how outdoorsman give the gift of education. Sportsmen go through several stages of de... read more...


Beat the cold to bag a late-season buck

Having lived in Virginia to the age of 12, cold weather was definitely something to get used to. The low temps of the North can be hard to deal with, but tend to increase deer... read more...


Iíve got my deer, now what?

My previous articles have revolved around the how to get a deer topic, but what must you do after the recovery? While the technical aspect of a hunt is quite important, it m... read more...


Careful to not get stuck in a rut

With the rut beginning to heat up, be careful not to get stuck in one. There are major changes taking place in a buckís routine this time of year. These changes offer your bes... read more...


Making sense of the scents

With such a variety of scents to choose from these days, you can be easily confused as to whatís your best choice. You must first ask yourself what you are attempting to do wi... read more...



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