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Don’t Forget Your Thermacell This Turkey Season!

  By Mike Willis There is something special about hunting turkeys. Their keen eyes and the excitement of being back in the woods after a long winter is enough to get the Seasonal Affective Disorder folks back on track! Depending…

When Hunting Turkey, Look for the Sign!

  By Mike Willis Many hunters are accustomed to looking for deer sign or elk sign, but for some reason, they are less likely to look for turkey sign. Instead of only relying on hearing birds, take the time to…

Opening Day Blues

  By Pete Rogers Opening day of turkey season is wrought with anxiety for the dedicated turkey hunter. He or she has been waiting for 11 months for this day to arrive, and finally, it arrives only to find silent…

White-Bass Runs in the Ozarks Are a Sure Sign of Spring

By Brent Frazee Les Jarman, a guide on Stockton Lake in southwest Missouri, doesn’t rely on the groundhog to tell him when spring is near. He’d rather depend on the white bass. When the first few warm days of March…

Osceola Dawn

  By Pete Rogers Central Florida is home for this subspecies and is the last remaining bastion for those seeking their grand slam of wild turkeys. Somewhat call shy, the Osceola is hunted hard on the public land in Florida,…

Spring Sturgeon Fishing on the Idaho-Oregon Divide

  By Mike Willis Out of the endless opportunities that there are to experience incredible fishing trips, sturgeon fishing is one that really should make your bucket list. There is something incredible about encountering these fascinating, prehistoric looking creatures. If…

Need A Good Youth Muzzleloader Deer Set Up?

  by Mark Fike One of the rallying cries by game and fish, or conservation agencies or groups these days is R3. R3 stands for Recruit, Retain and Reactivate. While there may be varying thoughts as to where to start,…

Troll on for Crappie

Using good rod holders and multiple rods, trolling puts your lures in the effective strike zone all the time. However trolling is most effective during the pre-spawn period, typically February through early April in much of the South. (Photo: Richard…

Deep Water Downrigging for Tennessee Lakers

Preparing to begin a fishing day, Scott Lillie’s Carolina Skiff looks like a porcupine. (Photo: Richard Simms) By Richard Simms “Fish, fish, fish,” screamed Scott Lillie, although it was hard to hear him over the driving rain & wind. Lillie…

Sluggish Bass Can’t Resist Suspending Jerkbaits

By Brent Frazee This was a fair-weather fisherman’s worst nightmare. On a miserable day in March, spring was coming in like a lion. The air temperature had plummeted to 30 degrees and a cold north wind was kicking up whitecaps…

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