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Dr. John

Award winning outdoor writer/photographer since 1978. Over 3000 articles and columns published nationally. Field & Stream Hero of Conservation in 2007. Fields of writing includes hunting most game in American, Canada, and Europe, fishing fresh and saltwater, destination travel, product reviews, industry consulting, and conservation issues. Currently VP at largest community college in Mississippi in economic development and workforce training with 40 years of experience in Higher Education. BS-MS in wildlife sciences from MO. University, and then a PhD in Industrial Psychology. Married with two children and Molly the Schnoodle.

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Spending a day fishing with Jerry Gross of Meatgetter Jigs is like taking a graduate course in crappie fishing science. I was very fortunate to jam the whole course into one day on Lake Washington in Mississippi, one of the top crappie fishing lakes in the country. By the time my buddy and I Read More…

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The calendar is fast approaching for wild turkey hunting seasons to open up all over the country. They usually crank up here in Mississippi in March and run through the first of May. You should be checking on your state’s 2015 hunting dates to see when your seasons start. Veteran turkey hunters I Read More…

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Yeah, this is a serious question. No fooling around. As a long time outdoors/gun writer, I watch all the trends in the firearms industry. This includes guns and ammo popularity reflected in national sales, new gun models coming on the market, as well as new ammunition. The last decade or more has Read More…

Jason 2012 gobbler

Turkey tactics, strategies, and methods of hunting have come and gone over the years. One can still hear heated debates around the campfire, mostly during deer season, about how to best hunt a wild turkey gobbler. Some say to use this call or that, hunt morning roosted birds or afternoon love sick Read More…

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Honestly there are some outdoor products and super handy gear items out there that simply don’t need 750 plus words to describe them. However, I think Alloutdoor.com readers would really appreciate knowing about some of these “I wish I had thought of that” items. A couple of gun shows ago when Read More…

Beretta Pico 3

The much hyped Beretta Pico has finally arrived on dealers’ shelves. Well, sort of. The local Academy store was to get some in, according to a sales flyer that came in the local newspaper. However, the counter sales team at both area stores knew nothing about it, and the company’s web site did Read More…

Spring plots

I was caught off guard and somewhat stunned when an owner in our hunting club suggested that we should plant spring food plots this year. As our camp DMAP coordinator, I have been advocating that strategy for twenty years, but it always fell on deaf ears. This is a private lands club of 680 Read More…

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Yeah, I know it is a cheesy reference to the movie series, but with a new Star Wars movie coming out real soon, I thought it appropriate. More importantly I really think Luke Skywalker would love this new optical riflescope and could put it to good use on his exploits. To be more specific, Read More…

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Walk down the aisles of a hunting supply store in search of turkey calls, and you will either be amazed or depressed. Today there are dozens of brand names and numerous trade names applied to the various marketing ploys to get hunters to buy them. The display racks are weighted with so many Read More…