Spring is still a few months out, but now is a good time to perform some early spring cleaning of your fishing tackle. Boat compartments and tackle bags are cluttered and jumbled with various lures. Unorganized tackle boxes can result is lost fishing time and frustration.
Time is running out to spare the central Blanchard State Forest, which includes several popular recreation areas, from being logged.
Bob Haddorff developed a passion for wilderness and solitude after visiting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area during his youth. As adults, Bob and his wife, Ginny sought to renew this passion. In 1998, they purchased a cabin on Little Whitefish Lake in Crow Wing County, since then acquired another 200 adjoining acres.
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service on Wednesday released a plan to identify gaps in the current National Park System to better inform future decision-makers – including the incoming Trump Administration -- of options that more fully represent the nation’s natural and cultural resources, and the experiences of all Americans.
As was expected, visitation to Yellowstone National Park set a new record of 4.25 million visits in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Back when he was around 7 years old, Clint Gallahar, now 29, of Choccolocco, would get off the school bus at his granddad’s house and would see the neighbor working with some dogs. The neighbor was Charlie Walker, and he would take Gallahar coon hunting. The old man and the young hunter woul…
Hunters must get out of the box to locate a late season buck. Like most humans, hunters are creatures of habit. They will usually take the easiest route to their deer stand. Bucks learn this regular behavior about hunters and change their patterns. Deer will forego food and mating for their …
As we turn the calendar page, a new year of opportunities await in the outdoors. In the coming weeks and months, anticipation abounds. Our hearts and minds are refreshed from the Christmas break. We contemplate what outdoor activities are on the horizon for 2017.
When he was about 8 years old, Daniel Freeman, 34, of Talladega started tagging along with his father in the outdoors. The pair hunted and fished together. Freeman learned about the outdoors and hunting and fishing. He started out hunting squirrels and later moved up to deer hunting.
In the distance a series of howls ring out through the piney woods. The low howls grow closer. Soon after a higher pitch bark echoes along with the howls. Two dogs on the trail of a deer sound off at intervals to announce their location.
Like most young hunters, Caleb Jewell, 17, of Lincoln learned about hunting, fishing and the outdoors from his dad. He started tagging along with his dad on a dove hunt when he was 5 years old. A year later Jewell was on his first deer hunt. Currently, he is a junior at Lincoln High School.
Donnie Maddox, 53, of Munford started hunting around the age of 12. His older brothers introduced him to hunting and the outdoors. He started out hunting with a BB gun and later moved up to a .410 single-barrel shotgun. His brothers bought the gun for him.
It’s that time of year we have waited 364 days to arrive again. Christmas. We celebrate the Christmas season by giving and receiving gifts. Presents bound with red and green paper and invisible tape to keep the gift concealed. Many will be used as intended. A few will probably collect dust i…
As soon as Jim Brown, 57, of Alexandria was big enough to walk, his granddad Russell Jones started taking him hunting and fishing. Brown said his granddad taught him everything he knows about hunting and fishing. Every type of game Jones caught or killed was used for food. He passed along th…
At 4 years old, Landon Sims, 26, of Wellington started hunting with his grandad. They would hunt and camp out in Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area. He continues to hunt with his grandad. Sims said he hates being inside and loves to do anything in the outdoors.
Recently the cold weather has moved into our neck of the woods. Air temperatures have plummeted, and lakes and rivers are not that far behind.
Christmas is almost here. It has snuck up on us again like a bobcat behind a skunk. There is not a lot of time remaining to track down some gifts for your outdoor person. Preparing a list can be the toughest part of Christmas shopping.
Growing up in the outdoors just across the state line in Iuka, Miss., there weren’t many deer or turkey. Glenn Adcock, 49, of Pinson would have to venture into Alabama to hunt. He learned about hunting, fishing and the outdoors from his uncle. Adcock is back in Alabama, working temporarily i…
Valentine’s day is still a few months out. But, love is in the air, at least it is for whitetails around east Alabama. Rutting bucks and does are searching the woods and fields for romance. It is a special time of year for deer and deer hunters.
Throughout the generations of deer hunting, old tales and myths abound. Passed down from old hunters to young bucks, some hunting myths seem to be sewn inside the brim of hunter orange hats. Certain myths might have a grain of truth, but overall they’re just plain false.