Columns

Handguns for personal protection

In the June column we talked about getting your rifle ready for hunting season. While I admit to spending more time with rifles nowadays, handguns have always been a part of my day-to-day routine. During my career it was as much a part of the uniform as pants and shirt, and while off-duty I was still either carrying one or had quick access to it.  […]

Columns

Supplemental feeding in better focus

In last month’s installment we discussed minerals and supplemental feeding of deer in Mississippi. This is still a controversial subject depending on who you talk to. Proponents call it supplemental feeding, opponents call it deer baiting. […]

Columns

PFD protection

I’d much rather write articles about kayak fishing techniques, success and the latest equipment. Preaching is not my strong suit and this is not intended to come off as such. […]

Fishing Tournaments

Tippets

August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2017,” the festival no one likes to celebrate! While action for reds and specks on fly can be slow, it’s the best month of the year for pelagic species.  […]

Sidebars

Perfect places for clays practice

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” That may be true if you are trying to win the Super Bowl, but if you are a shooter looking to improve your aim for hunting season, any practice is better than none. […]

Bass Fishing

“Pick” your peg

Texas rigging those big worms is a no-brainer for summer fishing, but have you given much thought to the notion of pegging that sinker? Todd Faircloth sure has, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro offers some insight worth considering. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Don’t knock the stumpknocker

Louisiana has a bunch of bream (if you are one who doesn’t consider “bream” to mean only bluegill) species. Most people can identify bluegills, goggle-eyes, and chinquapins, but the rest of them are often just lumped together with a shrug. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Trolling motors: An expert’s view

In the years that he has owned Dixie Trolling Motors (985-809-0685) in Mandeville, Louisiana, Todd Schultz has probably seen it all, not just with trolling motors he sells and services, but with Power-Poles and marine electronics as well. […]