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
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While Remington is celebrating its 200th Anniversary, it certainly is not exactly sitting on its proverbial laurels. With the annual Las Vegas SHOT Show underway this week, Remington has made a bevy of announcements of new guns, rifles, a shotgun series, and several handguns. Also included are 150 Read More…

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Summer’s revenge has started or is about to even in the Deep South. Cold weather trends, one after the other are coming across the Great Plains and now dipping into the Southern states. This means rain, sleet, and maybe snow, but assuredly wind, cold wind. Withstanding cold temperatures is one Read More…

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As reported via Fox News “Tech Talk” segment this week, the United States Marine Corps just before Christmas announced it will begin using the Magpul Gen 3 magazines exclusively for their combat AR-15 rifles. It has been known for years that soldiers in the field have been using their own Magpul Read More…

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Some years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill accident, the research continues as to just how much damage was done. It seems like the spring of 2010 was eons ago, but now seven years later we are still learning more about the impact this oil rig blow out had on the ocean, the gulf coasts[.....]

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How could any prepper get along without a supply of tape? Tape? For sure, as you know you can just about repair anything albeit perhaps only temporarily with a roll of tape. If you visit your favorite hardware or building supply outlet, you will find a dizzyingly assortment of tapes for about as Read More…

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Gun shows are a great venue for perusing the tables for goodies, rarities, and deals. Well, not so much the deals anymore, because bickering back and forth with a gun dealer has virtually become a lost art. But, just occasionally you run into something special. That was the case recently when Read More…

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One of the worst case scenarios of a full blown situational awareness scenario turned SHTF is to actually be attacked by some roving crowd, out of control protestors, or other circumstance where your life is actively threatened. For these situations, it is much better to be armed and ready to defend Read More…

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Say what you want about ethanol fuels, but they can ruin gasoline engines. This is particularly true with small engines like outboard motors, lawn equipment, and ATVs. What happens over time is that the ethanol gums up the carburetors, fuel lines, filters, and other components. Time to fight back. A Read More…

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It was a not good month for hunting accidents in Mississippi. Since the first of last January there had been two fatal hunting accidents within the Delta National Forest north of Vicksburg. One accident was during a deer hunt and the second was during a waterfowl hunt, obviously not related. Both Read More…

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So long as the power grid holds out and the communication towers continue to function, the technologies behind today’s cell phones are amazing. To have such power and access to real time data, information, and other critical features makes these handheld virtual computers an essential piece of Read More…