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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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What it is they say on radio, “Time to take a break for a crass commercial message?” Well, this is not really that. For nearly two years now or about that, this author has been writing material for AllOutdoor.com, its readership and audiences. The topics of all those pieces have covered a big Read More…

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We had just gotten into our bug out camp for a weekend of trials, gun shooting, patrol practice, and camp duty. As we arrived, a light rain was falling, nothing huge, but everything was wet and getting wetter. We hurriedly unpacked to settle in. The month was November, so you know what that means Read More…

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Why is this so hard to understand? Gun in the house? Kids in the house? Kids have friends over that have never been around a firearm? Yet, curiosity has definitely killed or severely injured more than the cat. If you own a gun or guns, then secure them. If you do not have a gun[.....]

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The deer hunting marketplace is crowded with deer attracting blocks. These come in many sizes, colors, types, and compositions. Most of them are some combination of minerals, grains, salt, sweets, molasses, or other materials not all necessarily nutrients. Are they effective? Regardless of the Read More…

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One of the most popular television shows on the Discovery Channel is the program The Last Alaskans. Talk about the ultimate in real life survivalism, these people live it every day. The program depicts the everyday exploits of four families in their fight for sheer existence in one of the most Read More…

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It won’t be very before you can look into the objective lens of a riflescope or binoculars and not know if that lens is glass or a new form of plastic. Nano engineered plastics are coming, and it won’t be that long. Some hint new introductions at the 2018 SHOT Show. Time will tell. So,[.....]

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Perhaps the most prolific battle rifle of all time, the Russian AK-47 has almost a cult following. It is the sort of weapon that shooters and preppers either love or hate. Like anything mechanical and man-made it has its own unique quirks and complications, but alas a production of 75 million rifles Read More…

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It is always intriguing to see the firearms used in various movies, especially the very few that depict stories of hunting adventures. The 1996 movie The Ghost and the Darkness is based on the book The Man-eaters of Tsavo, by John Patterson. The book and the movie give a true account of lion attacks Read More…

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The theory of one shot kills may be a huge misnomer, but it certainly remains in the practical realm of reality. Many deer are taken with just one shot, but were they cleanly harvested? As a hunter, it is certainly our responsibility to place our bullets on target in a precise manner to cleanly Read More…