I remember how impressed I was at the lifelike appearance of the bait on the surface, but in the back of my mind I was wondering if it would really entice bass out of the heavily matted submerged vegetation.

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Phil Carter photographed this 9-point buck following a group of doe Saturday morning in Lamar County. Doe were running back and forth for a long period of time with this buck in pursuit. Just his presence, and they would take off, Carter said.

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Here we are, about a month into the fall season and even though we’ve had some fall-type days, we’ve also had some almost summer days. Most of our area lakes’ fishing has been good to fair, and I believe that’s pretty typical for fall because of the many fronts moving through. Those cooler n…

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Wild hog numbers must be controlled. This is an absolute fact. I’ve read that over half the population must be removed each year just to maintain current numbers. I get it, but probably because I spent my younger days on a small farm where my dad raised hogs for meat. To make a few extra dol…

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Those of us who have spent a lifetime in the outdoors have undoubtedly witnessed some sights we didn’t understand. Through the years, I have learned there is usually rhyme and reason to everything in the natural world.

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Like many mature hunters of my generation, I am sometimes a bit slow on incorporating new ideas into the way I hunt. After all, hunting methods that have worked during the past half century need no improvement, or do they?