Meeting in Hayward Sept. 26, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agreed to modify the state’s criteria for establishing future hunts for wild elk in the Clam Lake area and Black River Falls area.

Like most youth, Dave McWhorter, 70, of Anniston learned about the outdoors from his dad. McWhorter began hunting when he was 13 years old after his dad retired from the Navy. On a dove hunt, McWhorter was the “dove fetcher.”

Sean Wadsworth, 22, of Munford is a big fan of camping, hiking and fishing. He enjoys camping for the alone time and getting back to nature. For Wadsworth, hiking provides a good form of exercise. He said that while hiking you can discover some spectacular views, especially around Mount Chea…

One of the largest undertakings of any hunting land improvement is developing food plots. Hunt clubs and leases utilize food plots as a supplemental food source for deer and other wildlife. The ideal plots will provide nutrition to help sustain wildlife when other food sources are scarce.

During the summer, bass retreat to the cooler depths in lakes and rivers across the state. Creek channels and river ledges become the favorite hideouts for bass seeking some reprise for the sweltering southern sun. Although some bass will move shallow to feed, most of their summer is spent l…

Elisha Burdett, 14, of Alexandria enjoys doing just about anything outdoors. About four years ago, he learned to ride a bike. This was something really special for Burdett. He is non-verbal autistic and communicates by using a special communication device, which looks like an iPad but is muc…

In 1938, Alabama took the initiative to become the first state to outlaw alligator hunting. In 1967, the American Alligator was put on the endangered species list. Through conservation efforts and protection, alligators have flourished throughout the Southeast — even more so in recent years,…

Madison Wyatt, 15, of Delta, is a tough competitor in the outdoors. She enjoys mountain and road bike racing along with running, camping and kayaking. Riding the mountain bike trails, she is in the woods and the road biking takes her along the back roads.

Like most young boys, Russ Sapp learned about hunting and fishing from his dad and papa. The trio would fish small ponds for anything that would bite and put a tug on the line. Sapp was 5-years-old when he started fishing. Now 23, the Lincoln resident said he loved being in the outdoors.

This year’s Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, S.C., is complete. Billed as the Super Bowl of bass fishing, this one was exciting down to the final fish. Alabama angler Jordan Lee became only the third angler in 48 classics to win back-to-back. It’s a feat that may not soon be broken.

Two camo hunters hurriedly trudge down a hardwood ridge. The morning darkness was quickly fading, and the eastern sky began to glow a fiery pink. The pair hustled to get into listening position. Would the old Tom divulge his location again today?

LAKE HARTWELL, S.C. — With $300,000 first place prize on the line, 51 anglers in the Geico Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods will be using many different lures to catch a limit of bass. And each angler will be praying and hoping not a single bass will get away. However, t…

GREENVILLE, S.C. — At an early age, Marty Giddens of Cropwell started fishing with his dad and three brothers. He grew up in Talladega where his dad was an avid hunter and fisherman. The group would fish Logan Martin Lake often. Giddens said he was the only one to continues to fish and hunt …