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 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2017

There Are Some Positives With Coyotes

Folks, we've talked about coyotes before, and how they impact deer herds. The pack-hunting critters are always willing to make a quick meal of a fawn or any other animal it can get a hold of, and...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2017

Predators are a Problem in Bama

I recently had lunch with Barry Estes with Alabama Hog Control, and we were talking about deer hunting and deer population. Barry made a point that really made me think. He said deer hunters spend...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2017

Another Alabama Turkey Season in the Books

Folks, it's been a pretty interesting turkey season this year! The Alabama thunder chickens were gobbling and thundering the first part of the season, but that quickly changed, as it always does. The...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2017

The Negatives of Baiting

For the last five years or so, there's been a bill taking passes through the House and Senate in Alabama, and this year it's looking to come in with a little steam. The bill in question is House Bill...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2017

QDMA CHARITY TURKEY HUNT

This past deer season in Alabama's been pretty on and off, but aside from the weather, it's been plenty full of great hunts and greater stories! I've heard and read lots of stories and seen plenty of...

 

Patience and Pressure are the Keys to Deer Hunting

Deer season is entering the final stretch, and it's finally getting to the real chase! The rut's kicking into full swing, so if you've been keeping the pressure off certain little spots, now's the...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    January 1, 2017

Birds and Bucks

I hope everyone had a great start to the New Year! I know I've gotten my year off to a solid start with some quail hunting down at GSO this past Monday. This time the posse of hunters was from...

 

Deer 101-QDMA

This week, I want to talk about how to anticipate tracking a deer after it's been stuck with an arrow. There are some tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for when the arrow hits that can give you a...

 

Its Not All About the Rack

Summer’s been shown the door, and the weather’s certainly gotten a little bit cooler. Sure, we could use some rain, but you better believe we’ll get some more of that sooner rather than later....

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2016

Bow Season is In the Air

It may just be me, but it feels like everything's settling into place. The air seems just a hint cooler, college football is kicking off, and the anticipation of another round of deer hunting keeps...

 
 By ste    Outdoors    September 1, 2016

Making Sure We leave a Good Impression With Non-hunters

I know a lot of you folks have deer on the brain for just about every waking moment, and I can say that I'm no different. I'm always thinking about all the different things that go with it, and with...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2016

What Does your hunting Grounds Hold? Camera Survey!

As each day rolls on by this Summer, I can't tell you how ready I am for deer season to get here. Sure, maybe some of that cooler weather that goes with it, too! As we're looking forward to the...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2016

Deer Season Starts in October in Alabama

It may not be so well-known or prevalent down here, but when it comes to measuring up just how big and bad that buck you downed is, the go-to system for trophy hunters everywhere is the Boone and...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2016

Turkeys Future Depends on a good Hatch

I gotta tell ya, folks, I just got my final turkey hunting fix for the year up in lovely South Dakota! Dan Schofield, Hunter Smith, and myself had 8 tags between the three of us, and in 5 days...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2016

So Long Turkey Season, Hello Fishing

By the time you folks get to cast your gaze over this article, there will only be 6 days left in Turkey season! For some, it's been a pretty darn good year for turkey hunting, while others have found...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2016

Turkeys Are Feeling The Pressure of Season

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama, and even though I haven't held a gun yet this season, I've seen plenty of action while helping hunters and huntresses chase after those elusive birds....

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2016

Advisory Board Meets, Discusses Several Changes For Coming Hunting Seasons

Hope everyone's having a good break so far! By break, I'm of course referring to the lull in hunting after the end of deer season! Naturally, as we hunters and outdoorsmen are back home, deciding what...

 

Deer Season is almost done but the "Rut is On"

I hope everyone had a great start to the New Year! I know I've gotten my year off to a solid start with some quail hunting down at GSO this past Monday. This time the posse of hunters was from...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    January 1, 2016

We need COLDER weather to get the deer moving!

Well ladies and gentlemen, the weather hasn't exactly been top-notch this season so far. We're finally starting to see some weather that resembles December, but to this point in the season, the deer...

 

Counting down the Days, Hours, and Minutes till the start of GUN SEASON!

As I type up this article, we're counting down the days, hours, and minutes till the start of gun season! With bow and muzzleloader seasons underway, there's already been plenty of action for the avid...

 

Fishing for Speckle Trout, White Trout, and the big old Bull Reds!

You know, it's getting later and later in the year, but that doesn't mean the fishing has let up any. In fact, right now is the perfect time to get out there and do some in-shore fishing for Speckle...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2015

October - Deer Season has Finally Arrived

It's that time of year when the weather's finally cooled off a little, the leaves are making a mess of the yard, and deer season has started again. On October 15th, the Northern Zone of Alabama began...

 

A Big Boy and His Dog

For far longer than we've been around, man and dog have been a team in hunting as well as life itself. The bond of loyalty and trust between the two is a privilege and a joy that only those who raise...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2015

It Didn't Take Too Long Folks, But We're Back To Talking About Deer Hunting!

Yes, it’s July, but that’s all the more reason to start getting ready for the hunt. And by getting ready, I’m talking about pre-season scouting, and I don’t mean just waiting till one week...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2015

Choot Em, Bama Style

Summer's rolling along, and the weather's been plenty hot! True to Alabama, we can count on plenty of heat and humidity in the coming days, as it's always been. But this year, one thing that will be d...

 

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