Watershed High-Water Marks

By troutvalley | July 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Watershed High-Water Marks

Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders. –William Faulkner Among myriad methods for landing largemouth bass, the non-pareils of fly fishing persist. The cast. The strike. The fight. There are few endeavors in this life offering greater satisfaction than netting a warm-water carnivore of, say, five pounds on a…

Autumn is for Everyone

By troutvalley | September 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Autumn is for Everyone

The autumnal equinox is now two days behind us; and, almost on cue, the heavy air lifted and we could all breathe again here in Northwest Mississippi. Upon waking the morning of the 22nd, I knew something was amiss. Pumpkin Spice filled the air, my daughter awoke with her first head cold of the year,…

3 Reasons To Start a Hunting Journal Today

By troutvalley | July 15, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Reasons To Start a Hunting Journal Today
Hunting Journal

Here’s why a hunting journal matters: birds hunters become nostalgic five minutes after their first hunt. Within a few seasons the condition is nearly a disorder. The world whirls around, hurling us into an unknown future, while we look back into a mist-tinted memory of a hazy afternoon when the points were intense, the shooting…

Guided Quail Hunt: How Never To Get Ripped Off Again

By troutvalley | July 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Guided Quail Hunt: How Never To Get Ripped Off Again
guided quail hunt

The whole point of a guided quail hunt is that you’re supposed to be working with a professional, right? Quail hunting is supposed to be fun, right? And quail hunting Mississippi … well that should be more than fun, that’s supposed to be heaven on earth. You think of the experience creating funny stories from…