A Tribute to a Little Old Lady from Smith County

Before I dive into this week’s column, let me preface by saying that I’m very fortunate. Actually, let me rephrase that, I’m incredibly blessed. I can probably count on my hands how many friends that I have around my age that still have grandparents alive. Unfortunately, I’m getting closer to no longer being on thatContinue reading “A Tribute to a Little Old Lady from Smith County”

A Mississippi Weekend Full of Fun and Adventure

Ain’t Mississippi great? This weekend the Mississippi Wildlife Federation hosted the 35th annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza which turned out to be fantastic. Being a first timer to this event, I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been to plenty of trade shows for baseball, but never one for the outdoors. Kind of a shameContinue reading “A Mississippi Weekend Full of Fun and Adventure”

We Don’t Have Enough Time to Waste

I’m beginning to realize that I’m a slow learner. During, and right after, the Covid shutdown I made a few different comments about it being a learning experience for everyone. It should have served as a reminder for us to slow down. And for a while, it did. But just like with so many otherContinue reading “We Don’t Have Enough Time to Waste”

Let’s Hunt Fuzzy Horns in September

A little over a week from now, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation will host its 35th Annual Wildlife Extravaganza in Pearl, MS. Now, I’ve been to plenty of baseball coaches conventions and clinics over the years, but I’ll ashamedly admit that this will be my first wildlife convention. And if I’m being honest, if it weren’tContinue reading “Let’s Hunt Fuzzy Horns in September”

Alone: Survival in the Outdoors- Mississippi Edition

I’ve said before that I do not watch much television. On one hand, I don’t have much time for it. On the other, I share a house with four girls, and their entertainment preferences often do not align with mine. Given the fact that I’m greatly outnumbered, I have to choose to watch what theyContinue reading “Alone: Survival in the Outdoors- Mississippi Edition”

Vacationing/Fishing at Jekyll Island, Georgia

We’ve always tried to take a summer vacation in late June. Last year we went to the mountains. The year before that everything was pretty much shut down due to Covid. In 2019, Amy was pregnant with our third daughter and had zero desire to venture very far from the house during June (Allie wasContinue reading “Vacationing/Fishing at Jekyll Island, Georgia”

Red Snapper Season is Upon Us

The Gulf Coast Red Snapper season is officially in full swing. According to reports from local anglers, you’d be hard pressed to find a location where there are fish without wrestling with multiple other boats. As inconveniencing as that may sound, it’s a good thing. Given the fallout of the BP oil spill in 2010,Continue reading “Red Snapper Season is Upon Us”