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

As everyone knows by now, the SIG P320 pistol is slated to replace the long serving Beretta 92 and its variants as the Army’s new handgun. As far as I know the Beretta has been a pretty good sidearm for the troops afield, but every so often the military gets the itch for something new.[.....]


How do you carry your ammo? When you leave out for deer camp or the shooting range, how you pack, and carry your ammo can make a difference. Sure you can pile some boxes of rifle ammo into a cardboard box and throw it in the back of the truck. However, there are better ways[.....]

Crappie jigs 2

Fishing with crappie jigs is a science all its own. I learned more about fishing white perch with jigs last year than I ever thought I wanted to know. Jerry Gross from Arkansas is the owner of Meatgetter Jigs, an appropriate name for a fish lure company I thought. He and his wife sit for[.....]


The United States Army has recently awarded the Aimpoint optics company a contract to supply 30,000 units of their M68 Close Combat Optics. Civilian shooters will know this same reflex sight as the Aimpoint CompM4s optic. The military version M68CCO has been used by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Read More…


As my dad used to say quite often, “That is a solution to a non-existent problem.” When the .40 caliber pistol cartridge first saw the light of day around 1989, the excitement seemed well founded. It’s seen a good run, but some say its days are numbered in terms of popularity. Created by Read More…


Generally speaking material, supplies, equipment and gear made for the military is a good value. It is usually good stuff, too, because it has to be, despite the concept of “low bid”. That is, when you can find the genuine thing. There are a lot of cheap copies and junk out there masquerading as Read More…


We have often preached how to blend into our surroundings when carrying a concealed handgun even when we are just tooling around town, at work or other public venues. By sheer accident, I recently discovered a rather cool way to carry around a personal protection handgun without drawing much Read More…


Breaking news out this week comes that Federal Premium Ammunition is laying off 110 workers at their Anoka, Minnesota facility. It is no secret but an ironic one that the guns and ammo industry has experienced a widespread downturn since the Trump election. Both wholesalers and dealers have reported Read More…


Right now is a great time to buy a new ATV or UTV. Whether you have a farm, ranch, construction business, or you hunt, fish, ride for recreation, there has never been a better time to purchase a new 4-wheeler than this month. Why? The model year change is already underway and most all-terrain Read More…


Certain types of SHTF survival scenarios may demand the self-defense proactive approach to draw and use your concealed weapon. Nobody is openly advocating the shooting of another person, but when it comes to home invasions, public assaults, work space attacks, terrorist incidents, active shooter Read More…