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  1. Mallard mecca: Stuttgart, Arkansas

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    It's not very big - population 9,260 - but in the world of waterfowling, Stuttgart, Arkansas is hallowed ground. A sign at the edge of town proudly proclaims the city's legacy as "The Rice and Duck Capital of the World." And those who ha...

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2008
  2. Well-worn trails

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    I found the trail more than two decades ago. It begins in a forest clearing and disappears in the nether reaches of a big swamp. A topo map led me to it. I was studying the map, hoping to find a good place to hunt deer away from the crowds, and noti...

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  3. Finding fall crappie

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Autumn fishing frustrates many crappie anglers. During fall, America's favorite panfish often are scattered and hard to find. Crappie may be deep one day, shallow the next and suspended at mid-depths the next. Fish may be feed ravenously in the morni...

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2008
  4. Wilderness whitetails

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Today, more and more deer hunters are looking for ways to get off the roads and trails, back into the marrow of the land away from the trappings of civilization. The hustle and bustle of our technological society has created a compulsion to log as mu...

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2008
  5. Choosing the ultimate deer gun

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    While visiting a friend's deer camp recently, I was amazed at the variety of guns being used by the 15 or so guys who were members of that camp. In fact, there were so many different variations, I decided to make note of a few. My hunting companion ...

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2008
  6. Family, friends say goodbye to their fishing chum

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Pete Hodge from Puriton, Great Britain, loved catching fish in Somerset's River Huntspill, and when he learned he had a terminal illness in 2006, he continued fishing there right till the end. Hodge, age 61, died peacefully in his sleep this summer a...

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  7. Patently absurd

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Inventors have been registering bright ideas with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1790. While some inventions like the flush toilet, personal computer and aspirin have proved invaluable, the same cannot be said of every innovation, includi...

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2008
  8. Siamese twins: double the fun

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    From an aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand, comes this photo of a most unusual creature, or creatures - Siamese-twin tilapia. The two fish are joined at the stomach and apparently healthy. Aquarium officials say the bigger fish protects the smaller ...

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2008
  9. Passport to private lands hunting

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Thirty years ago, I rarely encountered problems when I wanted to hunt on private land. I was taught early in my hunting career that it was proper etiquette to gain permission before hunting on another person's property, which I always did. But often ...

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2008
  10. NSSF president's op-ed strikes a green chord

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    On Monday, Sept. 15, an op-ed piece appeared in the Washington Post with the byline of Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. It was entitled "Hunter Green," and made the case, in a clear and compelling way, that hunters...

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2008
  11. Squirrels make a great wild-game dinner

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    "Squirrel and dumplings" rank high on my list of all-time-favorite wild game dinners. My mother and grandmother often prepared this delicious, filling meal when I was growing up, and I still get a hankering for it when autumn starts chilling the air....

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2008
  12. Remember National Hunting & Fishing Day

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    One of the great annual traditions in the outdoors, National Hunting and Fishing Day, is set for this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. For the past 37 years, the day has served as a public reminder that hunters and anglers are America's premier conservatio...

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2008
  13. Break bad habits, bag more doves

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    When I was editor of Arkansas Wildlife, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's conservation magazine, I spent time one fall going through back issues and pulling quotes from different authors for a special anniversary issue we were working on. Many go...

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2008
  14. Opening-day doves: Part II

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Of the various ways to hunt mourning doves, I think shooting as they come to water offers the fastest action. Last September while hunting a small farm pond, I got a taste of that action. At dusk, doves started pouring in. Some streaked in 90-to-not...

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  15. Scout now for opening-day doves: Part I

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Before dove season opens, it pays to scout your hunting area, looking for heavily-used flyways doves travel when moving from one activity area to another. Doves usually fly from their night roost to a watering hole shortly after dawn, then quickly mo...

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  16. 10 reasons I love dove hunting

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Mourning dove season is here, and because I love this form of hunting more than any, this week is Dove Hunting Week on Catfish Gumbo. "Behind you! Look behind you!" The muffled shout came from our hunting companion Lewis Peeler. My son Zach and I l...

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2008