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Celebrating Jameson's Third Birthday

Here's a short video of my boy Jameson's first three years. He's a good dog, can sometimes be a handful but smart as they come, intense retriever and hunter and a wonderful companion in the home. Hope you like it! #Boykinspaniels #Outdoorsrambler

Northern Snakehead Impacts on Fisheries: Biologists Reaching Differing Conclusions

TODAY, SOME 17 years after northern snakehead fish were discovered in a Maryland pond and a Virginia tidal creek, the toothy fish that resembles a bowfin but sports a scale-pattern resembling some snakes is found in just about every one of the Chesapeake region’s main tributaries. They are driving a burgeoning bowfishing industry. Anglers have figured out that they’ll readily wallop a topwater lure, such as an artificial frog. You can even sell their firm, flaky flesh to restaurants in Maryland Researchers want to know more about the fish and its potential impacts on existing species, including favored gamefish such as largemouth bass and panfish such as crappie and bluegill. When snakeheads

William Faulkner's "Rowan Oak" Home Site Well-Preserved by Ole Miss Down in Oxford

A late October trip to the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's annual conference in Oxford, Mississippi,provided an opportune time to visit the well-preserved home and estate of renowned American novelist and one-time Hollywood screenplay writer William Faulkner. Faulkner purchased the home in 1930, dubbing the place "Rowan Oak." The namesake rowan tree is said to be a symbol of safety and security. The home, built in 1844 and designed in a Greek Rival style, was a place of security for the sometimes reclusive and, seemingly, always cantankerous or, perhaps, curmudgeonly, Faulkner. He certainly had a sense of wry humor and was, supposedly, fond of placing snakes in guest rooms or tellin

This Spicy Venison Scrapple Isn't 'Offal' -- No Pig Tongues Here; Give It a Try!

A newspaper column about this topic appeared in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. Link here. Scrape Those Deer Bones & Make Scrapple Scrapple - even the name summons up images of something likely less than satisfying or enjoyable from a dining standpoint. When I first saw scrapple, I immediately thought of Spam. Like Spam, scrapple is formed into a loaf and the exact ingredients might be a bit of a mystery -- that is, until you read the label listing the ingredients. Commercial pork scrapple is made from a heaping helping of pig offal, with meats and materials from the hog’s head, heart, liver, tongue and, possibly, some other internal organs. Scrapple has been a traditional food in Mid-At