Kicking Off November With a Bang

My November attire usually consists of athletic wear and camouflage. Who am I kidding, that’s my year-round attire for the most part. Yet, here I am on the first Tuesday of November, wearing a sport coat and slacks, awaiting the arrival of a man I’ve long admired. Dr. Benjamin Carson is set to speak atContinue reading “Kicking Off November With a Bang”

The End of October Brings Crypts and Cryptorchids

Ah, Halloween. The time for all things spooky to roam our neighborhoods. It’s the one night of the year where it’s pretty much acceptable to dress up in the most taboo thing you can find and hit the town. That is, unless you are on Bourbon Street, then it’s just another regular night. Costumes thisContinue reading “The End of October Brings Crypts and Cryptorchids”

Deer Hunting with Dogs: Should We or Not?

As much as I’d like to fool everyone into thinking that I stay in the woods or on the water 24/7, I don’t. I’m pretty much like most everyone else. I have a job that requires quite a bit of time and a family that I enjoy doing things with. However, being in the outdoorsContinue reading “Deer Hunting with Dogs: Should We or Not?”

First Camping/Hunting Trip Provides Plenty of Lessons

Each time I go hunting or fishing, I’m hoping for a number of things to happen. I’m obviously hopeful that I’m successful in bringing something back home to eat. I’m hopeful that I return home without injury. Last, I’m hopeful that I learn something new from my trip. Some trips are more fruitful that othersContinue reading “First Camping/Hunting Trip Provides Plenty of Lessons”

The Easy Way Out is the Quickest Way to the End

Written by Brandon Parker If there was a magic bat that gave anyone who swung it the ability to hit a baseball over 400 feet, eventually baseball would not be worth watching…or that much fun to play. Well, that’s what is happening to hunting. The almighty dollar and social media attention are the driving forceContinue reading “The Easy Way Out is the Quickest Way to the End”

Plans May Change, Good Teammates Don’t

It never fails. Each year I have dreams of climbing up a tree for opening weekend of bow season. In my dream, there’s a gentle breeze on a cool, crisp October morning. The sun rises and burns off a light fog revealing an array of autumn colors in the trees. Squirrels chase one another andContinue reading “Plans May Change, Good Teammates Don’t”

Lake Bogue Homa: A Trip Down Memory Lane

As we enter the second summer in South Mississippi, I hope you enjoyed your fall. The good thing that second summer signals is the beginning of whitetail archery season. Next weekend, for those north of Highway 84, archery hunters will be sweating in stands and swatting mosquitoes in hopes of bagging the first deer ofContinue reading “Lake Bogue Homa: A Trip Down Memory Lane”

Having the Right Tools for the Job

Last week, I wrote about being prepared before deer season. One thing that I haven’t gone into much detail about is what type of gear I use. There’s rarely a conversation involving hunting or fishing that doesn’t include something about what type of equipment we are using, or wish we had. My gear list oftenContinue reading “Having the Right Tools for the Job”

September is the Month for Preparation

The great thing about living in Mississippi is there is always a different outdoor season in full swing. Summer fishing turns into late summer alligator season. Gator season turns into dove season. Dove season takes us into the fall hunting season, in which we can harvest multiple species. Rarely is there a time when weContinue reading “September is the Month for Preparation”