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September Elk: Don’t End Your Season Before it Starts!

  By Mike Willis September is a sacred time here for Idaho Panhandlers. While a little smoke in the air may be alarming to some, the wonderful fragrance of these wildfires marks a much-anticipated time of year here. For those…

Nightfishing Visitors Enjoy a Buffet

By Mark Fike Years ago my father used to take me fishing for catfish on the Rappahannock River in Virginia at night. I really enjoyed it and look back at those memories 30 + years ago very fondly.  Back then…

Invest in Your Eyes While Fishing

By Mark Fike Years ago when I started covering charter captains and guides in my writing I was introduced to quality eyewear that was being used for fishing. It all started with a charter trip on the Chesapeake Bay when…

Visiting Land Between the Lakes -Elk and Bison Prairie 

  Twenty years ago, if anyone would have told me, “wonder if we can have elk in Kentucky, my response would have been, “no way.”  It just didn’t seem possible.  For many years, most residents of the state were also…

Preparing for the Unexpected

 by Ed Wall The summer evening was like the dozen or so that had preceded it – hot and sticky without even a slight breeze to cool my Brittany spaniel and me. Because of the conditions, I intended for the…

Sure Sign of Fall: Surfacing Wipers, Vicious Topwater Strikes

  Photo by Brent Frazee Rick Dykstra looks forward to the cool days of September and October when the wipers chase shad to the surface and can be caught on topwater lures. By Brent Frazee Fall was in the air…and…

Flocks Of Fall: Deciphering Fall Turkey

By Josh Boyd  While sitting against a towering oak on a crisp autumn morning, a distant sound becomes audible. As you strain to decipher from which direction this sound is originating, it becomes apparent that a raking and churning of…

Lake Anna’s Dead Sea is Coming to Life!

By Capt. Steve Chaconas Built in the late 60’s and filled ahead of schedule by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, Lake Anna is the second largest lake located entirely in Virginia. Named after the North Anna River, dammed to form the…

Choosing the Right Rod: Choose Wisely

By Pete Rogers Few anglers are as particular about their equipment as are bass anglers and perhaps fly fishermen.  With the array of lure options out there to catch the same fish, bass anglers have amassed an assortment of rods…

The Story of Learned Conservation

Written by Carly Brasseux “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” – John James Audubon I was born and raised in Texas, had a couple…

Great American Wildlife

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