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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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Most gun enthusiasts it seems generally like all kinds of guns. Even so, we all have our favorites either defined by types of actions, calibers or gauges, or brand names. There are shotgun people, those for whom “rifles rule”, and the handgunners. Then you can further break down those general Read More…

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In the great northwestern state of Washington, salmon fishing is king. One of the best places to do it is up on the far reaches of the Olympic Peninsula in a tiny little fishing hamlet town named Sekiu (pronounced like See-Koo). Sekiu is perched on the edge of Clallam Bay, overlooking the Strait of Read More…

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Alas turkey hunting seasons are quickly wrapping up all over the country. If you have not yet scored on a boss gobbler like me, then now is the time to pull out all the stops. Frankly, weather here in the south has been the worst ever for turkey hunting seasons that I can recall for[.....]

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America is blessed with numerous public access national parks, which were created under the presidential administration of Theodore Roosevelt in 1916. The National Park Service is a branch of the U.S. Department of the Interior. To date there are 59 officially designated national parks in the United Read More…

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How much ammo do you need to buy? At what cost can you afford to add to your stores? First, consider what type of shooter you are and at what level your shooting demands are. It might make a huge difference on the effect the ammo market has on your purchases if you are a[.....]

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The hunting and outdoors market is as saturated with gear carry bags as an Arby’s fine French Dip roast beef sandwich is with aujus gravy. The big difference? I know from experience that sandwich is a good one, but many of the sporting bags on the shelves these days are hardly worth toting home, Read More…

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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…

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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…