The wheels of the plane folded to a close as it rose above houses and trees. Below, big tractors pulled wide discs over broad fields, recarving furrows in the places they’d stood for many springs before. The soil yielded as from memory and resumed its appointed shape. Looking down, the passenger in 6A thought of […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Thanks in large part to funds raised and work done by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, sounds of one of the great icons of the West are becoming increasingly common east of the Mississippi. Restoration of huntable elk populations in states the creatures historically ranged has been a vast cooperative […]

The Old Men carried a folding lawn chair, a couple boxes of shells and a shotgun apiece into the dark. Somewhere on their person, each wagged a Thermos of coffee that rattled and sloshed with each step. The grass was wet with dew and there was a hint of chill in the air, though the […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Teams from 22 states combined to put 166 boats on the water in last week’s High School Fishing World Finals Tournament at Pickwick, and two young men from northeast Mississippi were able to take second place overall. First place was claimed by a team from South Carolina. Jake Houston, of […]

The Boy hitched his orange backpack over his shoulder and set out for the next stop of the afternoon. His buddies were a year older and, while they were all at Boy Scout camp as a group, the classroom part of their daily program was different from his. They had swum and shot BB guns […]

Daily Journal This year, Mississippi’s alligator hunting permits will be available on a first come, first served basis and will only be available for purchase at beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. Permits will remain on sale until all available permits have been sold. The 2015 Mississippi public waters alligator hunting begins Aug. 28 and […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Every outdoors enthusiast has heard official warnings of the sun’s dangers countless times. One thing extended experience teaches is, it’s advice worth heeding. From sun protective clothing to advanced sunscreens, there’s never been a better time to take cover than right now. “I’ve worn gators and gloves for five years […]

We walked into cover at the far edge of the meadow at a fast clip. Sarvisberry and stunted pine hid us now, but at a price. We couldn’t see what lay 50 yards ahead. Walking on, I breathed harder as the angle of the land grew steeper. The sun was already well overhead and the […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Summertime can be one of the most appealing opportunities to take kids into the woods and explore new trails, but a few key necessities added to the pack can make any trip better and safer. The Boy Scouts of America recommend any kit destined for back of beyond contain a […]