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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Some shooters are finding it helpful to use a rifle rest at the gun range. Among the very best benchrest shooting rests on the market are those marketed by Caldwell Shooting Supplies. There are a number of different models available to suit the needs of different shooters for a wide variety of Read More…

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These are turbulent times. The stock market bounces up and down like one of those mega super balls thrown against a concrete driveway. People who have worked for companies for 20 plus years find their investment programs cancelled or that their 401Ks simply are not performing. Meanwhile the cost of Read More…

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You have to love the new Home Depot TV commercial where the guy successfully completes a home project with the help of tools and supplies from the host store. Then the guy gets a little cocky and brags that he is going to go fold a fitted sheet. He fails miserably. I mean, yeah, who[.....]

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There is nothing more beautiful in the world than a fine figured wood rifle stock made from English Circassion walnut. The burl and the swirl of the veins of wood fibers delight even the dullest characters, well some of them anyway. A great piece of walnut on a hunting rifle is just a special Read More…

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Personal attack crimes are up. Home invasion crimes are up. Weekend shootings are on the rise, i.e. see Chicago. Drive by shootings rival road rage across the country. Terrorist activity is on the apparent increase. More “postal” attacks are occurring. Carjacking continues to pop crime stats. Read More…

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As with many things in this world, new ideas, techniques, products, and such are created as much by accident as anything else. It seems a local crappie angler here in Mississippi might be onto something. Since I was never able to track this guy down, I won’t try to mention his name, but will Read More…

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Never underestimate the value of comfortable camp shoes and slippers. Whether you are a prepper, survivalist, hunter, angler, camper, or general outdoor enthusiast, little can replace the value of a good pair of light shoes after work or a hard day in the field. Usually within minutes of returning Read More…

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Without trying to be too obvious to be cute, there are basically three classifications of personal defense weapons that are firearms. We’re not talking about alternative weapons, which will come later. So for now, forget the axes, hammers, sharpened stick poles (ala Walking Dead), machetes, and Read More…

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Ideal is indeed a relative thing. What one turkey hunter thinks is a great gobbler getter gun causes another hunter to turn up his nose. All I know is what works time and time again seems to have been a good choice. Here are my recommendations. Now, I know full well a wild turkey gobbler[.....]

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It is not always necessary to have a full bore first aid kit. In fact, preppers and survivalists may want to consider having several of the mini-tin can first aid kits stored in various locations ready for use. Thankfully, many of the day-to-day little cuts and bruises need only some very basic Read More…