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 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Lets Protect Our Resources

Conservation. It's a word with a whole lot of different meanings to different people. While the general idea might be the same, it's a distant after thought for many Americans. To those of us in the...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2019

Good Stewards of The Woods and Waters!

Conservation. It's a word with a whole lot of different meanings to different people. While the general idea might be the same, it's a distant after thought for many Americans. To those of us in the...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2019

Mari Grace Brooks

Since the dust has settled from this turkey season, I want to tell the amazing story of an accomplished young turkey hunter. Her name is Mari Grace Brooks from Grady Alabama, and she is 13 years old....

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2019

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama!

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama, and yes I was very fortunate to kill an opening day gobbler. I’ve seen plenty of action while helping hunters and huntresses chase after those elusive...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2019

Speckled Trout Fishing In Mobile Bay | Finatics Fishing Charters

Finatics Fishing Charters offers every kind of fishing you could think of in and around the Gulf of Mexico and the Mobile Bay system. With that being said we cut our teeth and continue to target...

 

It's the season for Prescribed fire!

Well, we finally made it to the month of February and we only have 6 days left in deer Season. But in February in Alabama another subject comes to my mind and that is the subject of Prescribe...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    January 1, 2019

Improved Shot Placement for Enhanced Hunting Success

November 7, 2018 | By Kip Adams This simple shot placement technique will help you make more effective shots this season. It happens to every hunter at some point in his or her hunting career. They...

 

Lets Build A Positive Image

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...

 

Deer Season is Finally in Bama

It’s that time again, folks. The weather’s cooler, the air feels more crisp, and football’s on the TV again; it’s time to get back out in the woods and do some deer hunting. Right now,...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2018

Watch your calendars, stay cool, and when the time gets here, go get'em!

By now, most of the Summer planting has been completed. As for me, I’m not really into Summer planting, as the areas I like to hunt all ready have a rather large amount of browse for the deer to go...

 

Field to Fork - Introducing New Hunters to the Outdoors

Plenty of rain, plenty of heat, plenty of humidity, and plenty of reasons to love the other seasons in Alabama; Summer is here and in full swing. Aside from endless grass cutting and edging, there's...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2018

Deer Harvest numbers have changed over the last few years.

I hope all of you fine folks had a wonderful 4th of July! The heat's been cooking us all this month, but it's still only the start of Summer. Make sure all of you stay hydrated, stay in the shade, and...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2018

Conservation is Now the Key to Outdoor's Future

Conservation. It's a word with a whole lot of different meanings to different people. While the general idea might be the same, it's a distant after thought for many Americans. To those of us in the...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2018

A Biologist's Opinion on Turkeys

My last article seems to have kicked off a firestorm of discussion! From all around the South, I've had fellow turkey hunters confirm exactly what I had been experiencing; a severe shortage of...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2018

WHERE HAVE ALL THE TURKEYS GONE?

As we approach the end of the 2018 spring turkey season, I look back and cannot recall a season as rough and tough as 2018. This past season I only killed one gobbler and had a miss on video. I did...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2018

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama!

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama, and yes I was very fortunate to kill an opening day gobbler, I've seen plenty of action while helping hunters and huntresses chase after those elusive...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2018

Quality Deer Management Association ~ Black Belt Branch Spends a day in the field with our military

This past week, the Black Belt Branch of QDMA spent a day with some of our military men and their children on a pheasant shoot at Great Southern Outdoors in Union Springs, Alabama. "As the president...

 

It's the season for Prescribed fire!

Well, we finally made it to the month of February and we only have 6 days left in deer Season. But in February in Alabama another subject comes to my mind and that is the subject of Prescribe...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    January 1, 2018

Pass It On, Share the Hunt

Here lately I've been on a real kick about what it means to pass on the hunting heritage, and I'm still really adamant about bringing in the next generation of hunters. It's not only rewarding for...

 

Bow Season ... tracking a deer after it's been stuck with an arrow.

This month, 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...

 

Bow Season has already started for all of Alabama

As you read this, Bow Season has already started for all of Alabama. Despite the rough weather we've had in recent weeks, I've seen quite a few deer out and about, later in the evening. So take...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2017

Watch your calendars, stay cool, and when the time gets here, go get'em!

By now, most of the Summer planting has been completed. As for me, I'm not really into Summer planting, as the areas I like to hunt all ready have a rather large amount of browse for the deer to go...

 

SOA's, or Special Opportunity Areas.

Summer's put the heat on us pretty hard this year, and I'm itching for college football to kick back into gear. Aside from the usual, though, I'm also looking into something new called SOA's, or Speci...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2017

Pine Trees Can Be A Great Management Tool

I find that the most interesting things in the outdoors are the unexpected surprises. Those bits of knowledge you come across that you just plain weren't expecting. Ever since I started working with...

 
 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...

 

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