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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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Sometimes surprising news comes out of the shooting industry. For example, the 10mm pistol round has not exactly been on the radar screen, ever. Very few pistol shooters have taken up with the 10mm, and thus it has languished on the verge of dropping off the radar altogether. That is until a recent Read More…

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The latest trend in neighborhood crime is active home invasions. Preppers thinking and planning about bugging out should also prepare for the option to bug in, but also to safeguard valuable weapons at home in the meantime. There are many options to consider, but this is a must-do prep activity. Read More…

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Some things in life are easier said than done. Trying changing a flat tire on an incline for example. Get way up on a ladder in an otherwise dim bedroom to install a ceiling fan. Open the hood on your new model car and figure out where the spark plugs are. Some things are better[.....]

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Smoothbore guns are still very popular, especially in certain circles of bird hunters, waterfowl and turkey hunters, clay shooters, and sporting clay enthusiasts. Shotguns will always sell well, plus shooters and collectors are always interested in the new models that come out each year. Most of the Read More…

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Probably one of the top categories of firearms that shooters, preppers, and survivalists are interested in is handguns. Each year at the SHOT Show held in Las Vegas, all the gun manufacturers around the world bring their product lines to show to prospective retail gun shop operators, the outdoor Read More…

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Along about Thanksgiving, soon after registering for a press pass at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the press releases start flowing into the in box. Manufacturers want all the outdoor press to know what guns they will be highlighting at this huge trade show for shooting, hunting, and the Read More…

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Once again Mother Nature has slammed deer hunters along the Mississippi River from Vicksburg to Greenville, Mississippi. With big rains up north and the waters coming south down the river, flood stages along the Big Muddy are expected to exceed flood levels before the end of the month. This has Read More…

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Bug out housing can be an issue when a SHTF event develops. Many preppers spend time creating different kinds of solutions to the getaway issue. Some elect to go the rough camping route, while others buy rural lands with a house or barn or even build a dwelling. Others go the RV route that Read More…

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Depending on your point of view, the recent executive orders for gun control are really just a re-emphasis of laws and rules governing gun sales since the initiation of the Gun Control Act of 1968. However, like so many other American laws on the books, many of the current ones are simply not Read More…

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One of the skills that concealed carry shooters and preppers alike need to practice is conditional shooting. What is that? Conditional shooting is simply taking advantage of any and all available nearby cover to protect one’s self. If this sounds like pretty much simple common sense, then you Read More…