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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.

Recent Posts
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Well, I just did not believe the story until I witnessed it in action. Now it seems to be a prevalent trend that hunters’ vehicles are being targeted by carjackers and thieves. The idea being that if a truck is covered in hunting or shooting related stickers, then there is an assumed high Read More…

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Do you know people who just seem to be naturally agitated by virtually everything? Look around you and start to take note of these types. In doing so, you could very well avoid issues down the road. While I am not overtly suggesting the wholesale labeling of people’s actions or behaviors, I just Read More…

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So fresh on the market it is only available just now on the company’s web site and email plus a few select test markets in the retail sector. Expectations are high that Bugoflage will be everywhere soon enough. So, what is Bugoflage? I was first introduced to the new product via the Small Business Read More…

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Handgun grips are for, well, gripping. Some are better than others at accomplishing this task, so gun buyers should be aware of how a handgun fits your shooting hand, but also take note of the type of material they are made of for a number of reasons. Over history since handheld weapons have really Read More…

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A so-called flat shooting cartridge might well just be in the eyes of the beholder. Still it is a concept often mentioned in discussions at firing ranges about a particular caliber or cartridge to demonstrate its ballistics, downrange flight pattern, and terminal effectiveness. Besides being hot Read More…

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There was a debate recently in the Mississippi Legislature over the right to carry a weapon in church without having to have a concealed weapons permit. This is to allow church members to protect the congregation in the event of an attack in the sanctuary or elsewhere in church such as what happened Read More…

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Is your trusty All-Terrain Vehicle ready for field service? It matters not if you are riding a standard 4-wheeler type machine or one of the larger UTV type utility vehicles. Is it rigged out with the necessary gear and supplies to get you safely back to camp? Maybe it is time to consider how Read More…

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Okay you hunter guys and dolls, you make the final call on this one. Late last year the rifle-making firm started by Roy Weatherby brought out a factory combo version of the 6.5/300, including three different proprietary rifle models and three factory loadings of ammunition. So, ask yourself the Read More…

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Okay, what? Our editor told me once to pick really narrow topics and well focused issues. To be honest, as a writer now for nearly 40 years, that is something I have never really been very good at. Most of the time while writing my mind works way ahead of my typing and I end[.....]

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The guy next to me at the pistol range chunked his handgun up on the table like a bag of rocks. It might just as well have been a bag of rocks. His “pistol case” was an old cotton bank cash bag with a drawstring top. Now, what kind of decent protection would a bag[.....]