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Local head hunters use flooding to their advantage

Although recent flooding has caused considerable damage, some use the power of moving water to their advantage. Arrowhead collectors, also known as head hunters, tend to find ... read more...


Take Me Fishin' Youth Clinic follow up

On Sunday, June 23, the Take Me Fishin’ Day took place at Cook Park in Greene. Jim Root, designer of the program – along with the help of friends and generous donors – brough... read more...


Free fishing seminar for kids this month in Greene

As we age, we tend to forget the awe inspired by experiences we had as kids. Fishing is the type of high intensity sport that upon the first catch hooks most kids for life. Ou... read more...


Meat eaters should not judge the poultry by its package

It never ceases to amaze me how many meat eaters get offended by the sight of a harvested animal. It seems ridiculous to me that someone would favor seeing a non-biodegradable... read more...


On the hunt for the perfect picture

Capturing the perfect wildlife picture can be an exciting and rewarding challenge. All the skills needed to hunt a particular animal are equally as valuable to the wildlife ph... read more...


Nesting hens leave gobblers lonely

By the last week of May, most turkey hunters have had all they can take, and hung up their calls until next spring. Turkey hunting is a struggle for the most part, and as the ... read more...


May is the month for outdoorsmen

With spring heavy in the air and new life abounding May ushers in the beginning of most outdoorsmen’s seasonal routine. The rise in temperature is beginning to bring about c... read more...


Just because it’s legal doesn’t 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 mentor’s 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 year’s perch derby a successful event. Once again, the chance to catch a tagged perch worth $1,000 drew h... read more...


Happy Valentine’s Day to Mother Nature

Love of the wild creates friction in most outdoorsmen’s 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...



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