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Apr 24th

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Use your ‘noodle’ to catch some really big catfish

There's something about catching catfish that has always been exciting to me. As kids cutting our teeth on fishing, my brother, two cousins and I spent many summer nights setting out catfish hooks on Molido Creek in back of our Goldonna homes.

Part of the intrigue was camping out down by the creek in the woods while we tended our lines. It didn't matter that the catfish we caught were bullheads – "mudcats" to us – it was thrilling to approach a pole, shine the light on it and see it whipping around indicating a fish had taken the bait.

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Getting the net under a big old bass

A couple of decades ago, I had the opportunity to join my outdoor writer buddy, Keith Sutton for a bass fishing foray south of the border on Mexico's Lake Guerrero.

I had ...

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New Wild Turkey Federation ‘Grand Slam’ is mind-blowing

It was nine years ago this month when a far-fetched dream of mine became reality as I squeezed the trigger on a Merriam's gobbler in the Badlands of South Dakota.

The 21 p...

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Birds are back in full voice this spring

Maybe it has something to do with the fact I've had extra time on my hands this spring while I recuperated from surgery. For whatever reason, I'm hearing songbirds beltin...

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Buck on the clock bagged by Hester

When a trophy buck crossed Jerry Hester's lane within minutes of the same time two days in a row, Hester had one eye on his watch and another on his shooting lane on the ...

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