By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Once a new shooter has become comfortable with handling and aiming a firearm and you’re ready to take them to the field to try their hand on live game, think through the last one percent of the equation and establish a routine the two of you will know how to […]

The Old Man liked work to be done his way no matter who was doing it, a preference that wasn’t a concern until the one doing the work was me. He kept a few chickens and cows, and he baled soybeans for hay in cubes that weighed nearly as much as the livestock they fed. […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Bass lure options come in a kaleidoscope of colors, plenty and more to fill any tackle box, but outfitting the basic starter pack begins with a few simple questions and need not cost a fortune. “The first thing you need to do is figure out the forage where you’re fishing,” […]

The Boy walked down a dirt road, scuffing his feet to make the dust rise. Caliche rocks baked white by the sun tumbled in his wake. We’d spent a morning and two afternoons in a hot pop-up blind trying to wait a turkey out, and we were both glad now to be out in the […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Sometimes, in the relationship between firepower and enjoyment afield, less really is more. For many turkey hunters, the lighter carry and gentler recoil of the 20 gauge is just the ticket. The 20 gauge has long been a favorite among clay pigeon, small game, dove and upland bird shooters, both […]

We had spent the day on foot in the thin air scouting for elk. Nightfall found the five of us crammed into the cab of a truck, carefully driving down the mountain when something one of the guys said got my attention. Fall comes suddenly in the high places. Though the grass was still green […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer State officials have proposed May 6 as the day for one of north Mississippi’s most popular lakes to return to the map for bass, bream, crappie and catfish enthusiasts. Lake Lamar Bruce, out of action for the past three years to allow for new levy construction, is re-stocked and almost […]

My friend swam in the Colorado River and raised a family, he hiked the Appalachian Trail and built a business, he was an engineer who loved people and a point of joy no matter how grim times became. Robert Harrell, Sr., of West Point, rarely missed an opportunity to teach and forever sought new chances […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer When the Hill Country Strutters open the doors to their annual banquet April 2, they’ll be seeking to raise the bar on a high standard they’ve set themselves. The group, which draws members from throughout northeast Mississippi, earned awards from the state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation for […]