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KENAI RIVER, Alaska -- The sweeping, familiar silhouette in the bluebird sky sways decisively in the nighttime breeze. It’s a couple of hours to the start of a new day, and in the hovering glow the eagle descends to an evergreen perch with nimble strides. The inquisitive bird of prey...
ARANSAS BAY -- The top fishfinders in the world don't come with built-in GPS. Nor do they offer crystal-clear displays or boatloads of programmable options. In this dog-eat-dog ecosystem, one of the best ways to entice scaly delight to the end of your line is to follow the food chain,...
Texas bass fishing is way ahead of the pack. And you can thank biologists and even Mother Nature for helping our state harbor the best largemouth angling in the country. Bassmaster Magazine recently released its list of the best 100 U.S. bass lakes and Texas again led the way with nine...
Mother Nature's sweet symphony in this wild place is music to my ears and I've got a front-row seat. The bubbling stream crawls down a jagged staircase of barnacle-encrusted boulders, drumming its way toward the salt water cove and creating subtle variations on a single monotonous note. In the distance,...
If you're planning to make the trek north to Alaska for hunting in 2017, you better buy your licenses and tags before 2016 ends to avoid skyrocketing nonresident fees. Nonresident hunting tag fees for a variety of big game, including black bears and brown bears and moose, caribou and sheep...
The bowed salmon rods bounced slightly each time the flasher and the hoochie at the end of their lines dragged through the strong current and met a mass of schooling herring that were balled up in tight groups, hoping safety in numbers was still the way to travel. The wiggling...
When I close my eyes and dream what heaven looks like, I can’t help but smile. It resembles southwestern Colorado. There are towering, ancient peaks carved from sluggish glacial movement that line the broad horizon at every glance. There are brilliant wildflowers of all hues and tones dotting a lush landscape...
BIRTHRIGHT, Texas – Just west of this hamlet nestled among the sprawling thickets of Texas' post oak prairie sits the best fishery you’ve never seen. It has only been two decades since Cooper Lake in Delta and Hopkins counties was impounded, but in that time the 19,000-acre reservoir on the...
The debate about the top Texas fishing holes could fill hours of discussion around the coffee shop, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on: It’s tough to go wrong with almost any of these fantastic bodies of water in prime months. Our state waters harbor some of the best...
HOMER, Alaska -- You would be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque and stunning corner of this planet or any other than the end of the road on the Kenai Peninsula. Each wandering glance elicits another image fit for a postcard, including snow-capped volcanoes looming on the broad horizon, swarms...