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Thursday, December 13, 2018

American Indians living along the Tennessee River in Northwest Alabama called it the "Singing River” because they believed a woman who lived in the water there sang to them. Fast forward a couple hundred years and the sleepy communities near Florence are rocking with the emergence of the "Muscle Shoals Sound" and “The Swampers” house band at FAME Studios.

For more than a decade, FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, born in a buildi...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I've been with many kids when they've caught their first fish. Taking children fishing is a special, memory-making experience. Lest anyone doubt this, here's a sequence of photos showing my grandson Kenny catching his first ever trophy citation rock (striped bass) fish. His celebration, along with that of family friend Jimaye Sones tells it all.

We were fishing with Capt. Ryan Rogers aboard his boat "Midnight Sun" in the Chesapeake B...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Looking for a venison recipe that’ll give a table a touch of elegance, draw an approving nod from dinner guests and is easier to prepare than it looks.

Next time you process a deer don’t bone out those backstraps. Instead, keep the loin (backstrap) attached to the ribs, shooting for an appearance like that you’d find with a rack of lamb. This takes a little extra time, but pays off in terms of presentation on the plate. The best resu...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Load up a three-day weekend with a balanced blend of Civil War history and a wealth of lighter engagements centered around the wonderful trail history tourism professionals of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia call “The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

From Gettysburg to Monticello, this storied corridor features dozens of historic sites. The Outdoors Rambler checked out a few signature destinations along the trail one August, begi...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“We’ve come a long way baby.”

Brenda Valentine, often called “the first lady of hunting,” slightly modified the kitschy 1968 marketing slogan of Virginia Slims cigarettes, as she described the strides women have made in cracking the good ol’ boys club that is the great outdoors.

The slogan encouraged women smokers to try a new, slender cigarette “designed just for them.” Featuring a modern, liberated woman in a cigarette commercial wa...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series will bring its mid-Atlantic edition to Hampton, Virginia, Jan. 13, 2018.  The Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College (99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton) will host the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event.

George Poveromo – Host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on the NBC Sports Network headlines the program, along with Ric Burnley – Noted light tackle, lower...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Soon after joining the military, I found myself in a little Texas café where the waitress recommended the chicken fried steak, sometimes known as country fried steak.That approximately 10-inch diameter slice of tenderized cube steak arrived sizzling hot, coated in a golden-brown crust and topped with perfectly seasoned cream gravy. Thick mashed potatoes with vegetables shared the plate.

Thus began a love affair that has endured for d...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


"Duck-shooting and wolf chasing are the only things that at all reconcile him to the place"

Letter of Captain Thomas Swords
November 10, 1844

Fort Scott, Kansas, National Historic Site

In the Academy Award winning movie Dances with Wolves, a tribe of Plains Indians undertakes a heart-pounding bison (buffalo) hunt. The scene where the skilled Indians rode among the stampeding herd was then hailed as an authentic depiction of thi...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Vintage game and waterfowl calls have a certain mystique that appeal to hunting traditionalists. Hunters today are privileged to have incredible diversity in the calls they can employ, with turkey, duck, deer and more calls crafted in a variety of wood, acrylic, rubber and plastic.

Some of the most unique vintage calls I’ve ever handled were crafted by a Virginia hunter more than a century ago.

Jeremiah “Jerry” Stevens, spent much of...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Just about any “white” meat from chicken breasts to pork can be transformed into a nice cutlet dish. Wild turkey breasts make some of the best candidates as they are usually full of flavor and cook up with a white firm texture.

Dining guests agree this dish is a winner. The breasts typically come from an 18-22-pound spring gobbler. One turkey breast will make enough cutlets for 4 ample servings.  


1 turkey breast, skin...

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Note: I held off on posting this blog about a hunt at Uruguay Lodge until the feature in Safari Club International's "Safari" magazine was published. That article ran in the July/Augu...

Anglers frequently ask each other, “What’s your favorite fish to catch?” The followup question is often, “What’s your favorite fish to eat?” For me, at least in terms of freshwater fi...

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