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Remember the Rig

By Capt. Steve Chaconas For most of his 30-year career, Ranger Evinrude pro Peter Thliveros has thrown a Carolina Rig.  This simple rig has helped him catch or find fish in just about every tournament no matter the time of…

Goliath Grouper Off Gulf Coast Going Strong

Photo By Jeff Dennis Capt. Leroy Bennett displays a nice Goliath grouper By Jeff Dennis Saltwater anglers in search of the giant of the grouper family, can target the goliath grouper along the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. Harvest and possession…

Catching Mudbugs

By Pete Rogers Mudbugs, crayfish, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, crawdads, crawfish, or yabbies, whatever you call them, they are fun to catch and delicious. As the water temperature begins to warm, crawdads begin to become more active and readily available.…

Crawfish Etouffee with Tony Chachere

Photo By Jeff Dennis A stirring paddle and a pot of crawfish cooked by Tony Chachere. By Jeff Dennis Spring is the peak of crawfish season in Louisiana’s Outback and along their Creole Nature Trail. If you can’t get to…

Natchez Trace Wildlife Management Area, It’s Not Just for Hunting, It’s a Year-Round Tennessee Favorite

By Richard Hines Every summer, I check several new WMAs or Wildlife Management Areas that may be possible locations for future hunting or fishing trips. Many WMAs around the country are overlooked treasures providing not just hunters and anglers opportunities…

Catching Everything in Sight

Capt. Steve Chaconas Largemouth trophy hunters flock to Lake Fork in Texas, 2 hours from Dallas. There, fish between 16 inches and 24 inches are released to ensure big ones get away.  A 24-inch fish can be well over 10…

Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatchling Season

 Photo By Jeff Dennis Nesting loggerhead turtle encountered on May 25, 2019 at Seabrook Island By Jeff Dennis Loggerhead sea turtles return to the beaches of the South Atlantic coast each year in late spring to begin nesting. The sea…

Virgin Falls, a Hike to Remember

Virgin Falls is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave, then drops over a 110-foot high cliff before immediately disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink. (Photo courtesy Tenn. Dept. of Environment & Conservation)…

NRA Sporting Arms Museum Showcases Hunting Heritage

By Jeff Dennis   The history of sporting arms can be found in Springfield, Missouri at the flagship store of Bass Pro Shops. The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum opened in August of 2013 with the goal of bringing the…

Turn Venison Into Filet Mignon With This Recipe

By Stacey S. Whitman As spring rolls in, my mind turns to the summer months and grilling season. The smell of the meat and vegetables warming in the heat from the glowing coals brings back so many happy memories that…

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