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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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When it gets close to the Fourth of July, magically it seems that hunters all of a sudden start to think about the fall hunting seasons. In particular hunters begin to daydream about food plot plans and how to improve the supplemental forages they can provide for active fall whitetails. Now is the Read More…

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Trust me, there actually is another whole world out there beyond the AR-15 rifle and assorted semi-auto clones. Preppers and survivalists are typically AR crazed and that is entirely understandable. But, there are other options for very practical reasons beyond these magazine fed rifles. One of the Read More…

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It has been in vogue for several years for gun manufacturer’s to make special, limited edition production runs of certain firearm models. Ruger does this all the time with limited models sold through special exclusive outlets like Gallery of Guns, Lipsey’s and others. Accordingly these models Read More…

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When candidate Donald Trump was trolling for votes among gun owners, he put together a group of advisors on the subject. The “coalition” was supposed to channel ideas, input, and voter interest on gun ownership issues to the candidate. Trump was supposed to be updated on 2nd Amendment issues. Read More…

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A San Diego Union Tribune newspaper article recently hypothesized that some of the “accidental” police shootings that have occurred could be linked to pistol mounted flashlights. The implied connection is that in the heat of a confrontational situation that it could be possible that police Read More…

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Some people just don’t get it. When I heard my neighbor was going to cut down a twenty year old oak tree in his front yard, I was astonished. I talked to him about his plan and his reasoning for cutting the huge tree was, well, ridiculous. His wife did not like sweeping up all[.....]

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Planning and preparation: Preppers really can’t do one without the other. Some believe they can plan without actually doing the real preparation. Others think they can do some kinds of preparations without going through the pains and trials of planning. Truly organized preppers and Read More…

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Most shooters think that the longer the rifle barrel, the more accurate the rifle is and the better ballistic performance in terms of bullet energy and velocity. Sometimes this is true, but today it is no longer a given that a long(er) barrel is optimal in any rifle platform. Studies have been done Read More…

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When everything goes south, the whole family must be prepared to pitch in. Does that imply that kids should be educated and trained to help out? Absolutely. During an emergency, every member of the family should have a role to play. That helps build the team and makes the children feel a part of Read More…