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

Writers tend to coin words for effect. A popular nickname for a daily carry pistol is Roscoe. You can guess all the jokes for that one. “How’s your Roscoe?” “Hey, is that your Roscoe?” “Dude, keep your hands on your own Roscoe.” And on and on. You get the point. But if you had Read More…


Preppers and survivalists are bag crazy. Well, maybe it is just me and my SHTF bug out team, but our collections of bags and totes seems to be reproducing faster than the rabbit families on Zootopia. I guess it is the “Bug Out Bag” mindset after all. So, just in case you have not acquired[.....]


Have we mentioned here before that the world is a scary place? I am sure we have, but let me reiterate it once again. The world is not only a scary place over all, but it is getting worse virtually every day. Fear over more incidents coming ashore here in America are fully justified. As[.....]


A lot of things are generic these days. That goes from medications to base models of new vehicles to AR rifles that come off the shelf. Now there is nothing usually wrong with these products, it is just a scenario of “one size fits all” sort of approach. Haven’t you ever craved an AR Read More…


As I sit here at my desk writing this article on suggestions for storm safety, we are under a heavy thunder storm warning as a radar rotation hovers on the screen just ten miles south of my location. It is raining so hard right now I cannot see across the nearby lake and the trees[.....]


If you ever thought you wanted to do a western (or eastern) elk hunt, then now is the perfect time to start doing your homework. This may be the “one” super hunt of your lifetime or maybe a repeat event, but this time you’re going for the Wapiti. There is no grander hunt than the[.....]

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Congress is in the throes of another classic knee jerk reaction to recent terrorist activities. Which, by the way, the federal agencies refuse to officially recognize as such, presumably so as not to offend anyone. Do we coddle the enemies that will destroy us? Be that as it may, news reports today Read More…


A new “fav” gun on the market that I do not own yet is the SIG MPX Carbine. Well, I almost got my hands on one. He who hesitates is lost, as they say. If you find something you really want in the field of shooting, gear, or hunting, you’d best buy it while you[.....]