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To get kids passionately involved with fishing, two things stand out as vitally important: 1) In the early years, keep the fishing simple, short term, and full of fun; 2) Never let your own fishing desires get in the way of the children enjoying the outing to their fullest. When you take young Read More…

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It appears as if the trend towards actually managing Florida’s exploding bear population may well continue in 2016, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reportedly working at setting up another black bear hunt after the success of the 2015 hunt, which ran for just Read More…

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Pistol caliber carbines have become extremely popular since the ammo shortage a few years ago. Just recently, the prolific Wilson Combat company released information about their new 9mm rifle the AR9. At first glance it appears to be another AR-15 clone. In all honesty when you get past the Read More…

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Every so often a new hunting product comes along that is truly innovative and fills a need sportsmen have longed for. Such is the case with the new Elevation Series “Trigger Finger” turkey call by Quaker Boy. The upstate New York company has a winner in this new call for several reasons, Read More…

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I honestly don’t know how I ever hunted spring turkeys before the advent of the ThermaCell. And it has just gotten three times better than it was. This simple-to-use, inexpensive device is an outdoorsman’s best friend, especially for turkey hunters who must remain absolutely motionless Read More…

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In this season of strong political discontent, perhaps the best location for discovering common ground for some American statesmen is not in marble mansions, state or national capitals, or among courthouse barristers. Perhaps the best place to foster harmony among varied political personalities with Read More…

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Whit Whitlock is the consummate commander. Maybe not commander-in-chief, but on his St. Augustine, Florida charter boat “Black Hawk,” it’s fishing his way, or no way. This comes as a result of over 25-years as a Navy destroyer commander, headquartered in Mayport. Whit, age 60ish and a Read More…