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Kayak Fishing 101

By Jeff Dennis Folks who enjoy kayak fishing are in one of the fastest growing demographics among anglers. It’s been nothing short of a revolution when it comes to the tackle and tactics that can be applied from a personal…

Go With The Flow On The Edisto River

By Jeff Dennis The Edisto River in South Carolina is one of the world’s longest free-flowing black water rivers, with 310 miles of mostly unobstructed water from the headwaters to the ocean. Two forks of the Edisto River begin in…

“Does This Rifle Come in Pink?”: A Gift Guide for Women in the Outdoors

By Emily Franks Women make up one-quarter of anglers, and more women are giving hunting a shot. According to a 2015 study, women are the fastest growing demographic in the hunting industry. However, over 60% of women think that men’s…

Cooking Your Wild Turkey

By Mark Fike Now that some readers have gotten their gobbler this spring and learned how to clean it with Pete Rogers’ article, how do you cook it? The cooking part is second only to eating it after you have…

Cleaning Turkey

By Pete Rogers Turkey hunting is one of the greatest passions of many sportsmen and women. The calling in and killing a mature wild turkey is arguably one of the toughest challenges in the hunting world. The challenge of killing…

CWD Brings New Variable to Deer Baiting Debate

Tennessee wildlife officials routinely take deer from across the state, sampling for herd health factors and potential disease. That practice has been ramped up dramatically due to the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in the state. (Photo by Richard Simms)…

Help Farmers—Take out Groundhogs!

By Mark Fike Groundhogs are the scourge of many farmers’ livelihood. Their holes are responsible for a number of tractor repairs, horse and cattle leg injuries, and other problems. You can always tell if a field is infested with groundhogs…

A Culinary Outdoor Classic

By Ed Wall A lot has changed over the years for folks who enjoy the outdoors. Rocket ships masquerading as bass boats have taken the place of the juniper skiffs Grandpa and his buddies used to fish from. Buckskin clothing…

Scratching the Surface

By Steve Chaconas It sounds like a toilet flush or a large rock being dropped into the water. Others describe it as a big “gulp.” Whatever the auditory stimulus, the attack of a largemouth bass on a topwater lure becomes…

Lighten Up for Big Bass

By Steve Chaconas Would you consider using an 8-pound test or even a 6-pound test line in your favorite fishing hole? Most anglers cringe at the thought of using light line, but today’s lines are stronger, more abrasion resistant, have…

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