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Offshore Tuna Extravaganza, Not for the Faint of Heart

By Richard Simms GRAND ISLE, Louisiana I thought I knew, but now, after 64 years of life, I’ve gained a new perspective on what it really means to, “Run far and fish hard!” The realization hit me as the sun…

As the End Approaches, Flashbacks and Pictures Provide Comfort

By: Mark Fike Years ago I realized that the end of my buddy’s life was quite a bit nearer than I wanted to admit. I knew it was coming and of course, no one wants to admit it, but the…

Wear Your Lifejacket, it Will Save Your Life

By: Mark Fike The weather has warmed up substantially on some days already this year and that has all of us who enjoy fishing anxious to get on the water. The first fish of the year taste so good and…

Stop Waiting and Make That Hunting or Fishing Trip of a Lifetime Happen

By: Mike Willis Have you ever met a person who seemingly has done it all? Have you ever fallen into the trap of believing that they are somehow different from you and that’s what makes them able to do all…

Backyard Bird Tips

By: Mark Fike Spring has arrived and so have many birds, nests, beautiful melodies and bug control to boot. There are many things landowners can do to attract birds and make their property welcome for birds. Why welcome birds to…

The Best Piece of Gear in My Pack

About seven years ago I was planning a hunting trip to Alaska with my brother. We were going to hunt Coastal Brown Bear and then Caribou shortly after that. I don’t have to tell you how excited I was leading…

South Carolina Blues

(Photo: Richard Simms) Professional catfish guide, Capt. Barbara “Mouse” Witherell, with Santee Cajun Guide Service, poses proudly with a healthy Lake Marion blue catfish. By Richard Simms SANTEE, South Carolina – The sun was just peeking over the horizon as…

The Day I Became The Hunted

Have you ever had that eerie feeling that someone (or something) was watching you? Me too. Which is exactly why I don’t understand how a mountain lion followed me for almost a full mile while I was hiking through the…

A Pint-Size Hound With Lofty Credentials

By Ed Wall “Arrrg, arrrg, arrrg!” With an urgency that demanded the attention of all within hearing range, Ribeye’s frantic baying rang through the dense cutover woodlot. It was the little hound’s way of announcing, “There he goes – come…

Late Season Squirrels Can Be A Challenge

by Ed Wall Most outdoorsmen old enough to remember The Ed Sullivan Show can recollect chilly winter mornings when they sat, motionless, under a big old oak tree as the sky turned light gray, then pink. Nestled in a hand-me-down…

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