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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Now that the first of many fall rains have finally spread across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, through Mississippi and on east, deer hunters are fretting over the damage to wildlife food plots from too much water. This is a natural consequence of Mother Nature playing with us again. Here in Read More…

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Reading and studying new information and thoughts on prepping and survival preparedness recently, I came across an old term re-interjected into the discussion. If you stop to think about it, isn’t being self-reliant really what all this boils down to? It simply means being able and willing to take Read More…

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Admittedly a full sized toolbox or even an abbreviated tool bag can get heavy and cumbersome as an everyday carry tool source. I have tried them all and keep working to pare down the weight and cut back on some of the items I never seem to use after all. It is always comforting to[.....]

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While ambidextrous controls on various models of popular firearms are certainly not necessary, they can be a nice feature. They can also bail you out of a bad situation should your strong side arm or hand be taken out of play. For the uninitiated, ambidextrous controls on firearms simply means Read More…

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Though not a brand new pistol model on the market now, the SCCY (pronounced Sky) CPX-1 in 9mm is a very well made pocket pistol for a reasonable price. Even as we speak though, a new model the CPX-3 is coming out in .380 ACP, which ought to be a good one as well. There[.....]

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Preppers will often include in their plans an option for a secondary bug out location and sometimes an intermediary supply stop. The concept here is to have an escape plan for getting out of a populated area and into an isolated dwelling to sit out the SHTF event. To have such a bug-out site set Read More…

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Sometimes bullet performance of certain loads used on certain game animals can exceed expectations. How can that be? Some cartridge/calibers are simply doing what they were designed to do, but maybe some go beyond the minimum requirements to harvest a white-tailed buck. Case in point is the use of Read More…

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When the new shooting range and training center Boondocks opened last year in this local area, I helped assist with the opening of their new gun shop. What I was immediately amazed by was the number of women that visited the shop that day. These ladies were primarily interested in learning to shoot Read More…