It took a moment for the first ewe to make her decision.
When asked to list the major hurdles facing Louisiana’s 50-year plan to rebuild its coast, state officials have pointed to a menu of truly massive challenges, from rapidly rising seas to finding the money for the $92 billion effort.
A partly sunny sky greeted a group of hunters on a warm winter’s afternoon. With shotguns loaded, they followed their guide into a field of briars, broom straw and scattered pine seedlings. An empty deer stand leans against one of the few larger pine trees.
Gaging by the calendar, spring is still a few weeks out. Weather in Alabama during this time of the year is fickle at best. Warm days can have you believing spring has sprung. But, in a heartbeat snow, ice and freezing temperatures can arrive overnight.
Doing anything outdoors is what Brian Walker ,16, of Heflin enjoys. He likes spending time in the outdoors with his buddies. Walker started hunting with his dad when he was around 7 years old. He really liked hunting, and it was some quality time spent with his dad.
A squirrel hunt in the late season can provide many opportunities for hunters. This a great time to get outdoors and take a kid hunting.
Eagle after eagle swooped into the water for a fish dinner, and Michael Cerizo followed every move with his camera.
Hunting and fishing are two of the top outdoor activities that Jarrod Bundrum, 30, of Jacksonville enjoys. He started hunting when he was about 4 years old, going squirrel hunting with his dad. Later on, the squirrel hunting evolved to deer hunting.
With fewer than two weeks remaining for deer season, hunters will spend extra time filling their open tag. They will put in extra hours on stand hoping to spot a buck. But staying in or on stand all day or for several hours can be tough.
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.
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…