We lost a good one Wednesday.
If there was ever a space in time where the threads cross to provide a maximum fishing opportunity, it was this weekend at the BassMaster Classic in Guntersville. With the early spring weather and improving water conditions, it’s certain to be a slugfest on Lake Guntersville.
One of the great American conservation success stories is that of the wild turkey. From the 1940s to the mid-1960s, wild turkey populations were at an all-time low due to poaching and habitat loss. Only a few states, including Alabama, had sustainable populations.
At the end of every deer season there is one thing that deer hunters hate to eat — a tag sandwich. Unfilled buck tags leave a bitter taste among deer hunters. However, with the extended deer season in Alabama, deer hunters have two more days to finish out their tags.
Ask most deer hunters today how they got started in hunting and they will mention they honed and developed their hunting skills by hunting squirrels and small game. Often, they had mentors like Dad and Grandad teaching them the necessary woodsman skills in taking small game.
Calling deer is much different than calling turkeys, ducks or other wildlife. Deer will usually not answer the call, but rather respond to it. The response can be positive or negative, depending on the mood of the deer. Hunters would obviously like a positive response and the deer approachin…
Many duck hunters don’t realize the type of choke tube they use can make a difference in a clean kill or just shaking loose a bunch of feathers.
Justin Martin was a regular on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty. He fit right in with antics of his longtime friends, the Robertsons.
As the hunter topped the hill down a major power line, he noted the pines seemed to continue past the horizon. He was intimidated by a sea of green. Pines in various stages of growth meshed like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle.
GRENADA, Miss. — After Terry Stewart of Clinton, Miss., finished placing his crappie rods in their holders, the front of his 21-foot Ranger boat looked more like a spider. The seven B & M Crappie poles were fanned out across the bow in specialty holders.
With archery deer season underway many deer hunters will be using treestands in pursuit of the No. 1 game animal. Portable climbing and lock-on style stands along with ladder stands have been used for decades by deer hunters for a better vantage point when hunting deer with bow or gun.
Creating a wetland for waterfowl habitat doesn’t have to be complex. Simple ponds, flooded marshes and timber tracts can provide the necessary resources for waterfowl from season to season.
Recent advancements in the use of technology in game cameras have pushed them to the top of the hunter’s toolbox. The trail cams will record anything that triggers the sensor, including other types of wildlife and trespassers.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, hunting season kicks off with the opening day of dove season. Hunters in the northern zone of our state will venture out to fields in pursuit of the fast-flying Mourning Dove. For decades past the opening day of dove season has signalled the start of the upcoming…
Each fall prior to hunting season, hunters and landowners set out to plant food plots. In recent years the practice has become popular. More and more of these greenfields are dotting the landscape across hunting lands. Deer hunters have realized the importance of providing quality food for d…
Back in April, the Alabama Legislature passed a law allowing hunters to take white-tailed deer and wild pigs over bait. In years past, similar baiting bills have come up for a vote but failed to pass. The new law only allows baiting on private and leased lands.
ORLANDO — Around the world, sport fishing is big business, and each year manufacturers gather at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) to debut and promote any product related to any type of fishing.
It wasn’t until Will Phillips, of White Plains, was in high school that he started fishing. In fact, he and a few other students helped start the high school fishing team at White Plains. He and his teammates shared techniques, learned as much as they could about bass fishing and competed in…
Growing up in southern California, Mark Daniels Jr. learned about fishing from his dad. Daniels now calls Tuskegee home. When not on the Bass Pro Tour, Daniels can be found fishing Lake Martin and the Coosa River lakes where bass are caught year-round.
Hunters in Alabama can now bait whitetail deer and feral swine under certain conditions with the purchase of a special permit, after the Legislature made the practice legal in the session that ended last month.
In 2018 a new professional bass tour was established. The Bass Pro Tour (BPT) under the Major League Fishing (MLF) group. In 2011, MLF was started by pro bass anglers, for bass anglers. The anglers along with the Outdoor Channel formed a partnership. The goal was to take professional bass fi…
May is a magical month in the world of bream anglers. Many will circle the full moon date on their calendars and prepare their tackle. Most anglers will opt for live bait when fishing for bream, bluegill and other sunfish. Traditionally crickets and redworms are at the top of the list.
Quality food plots during the spring and summer provide much needed nutrition during times when does are carrying or nursing fawns.