River Valley Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 10, 2017
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton/Contributing Photographer

Arkansas vehicles and deer collide approximately 22,000 times per year, according to State Farm statistics. The bulk of those collisions happen in autumn, when the deer’s rutting season is underway.

When vehicles and deer collide, results can be costly

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

We were driving home from a vacation in Yellowstone National Park. My best friend, Lewis, and I were in the front seat of my van, while our teenage sons Zach and Shannon, and Zach’s friend Justin, slept in the back. We had been away from home for a week and were anxious to get back, so we decided to take turns at the wheel and drive through the night. As we made our way through Nebraska corn country around 2 a.m., I noticed several deer... READ MORE

Picking pockets is a good way to hunt today’s bobwhites KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Arkansas’ 2017-18 bobwhite quail season opened Nov. 1 and will run through Feb. 4, with a daily limit of six and a possession limit of 12. Because bobwhite numbers have steadily declined in recent decades, it’s more difficult than ever to find huntable populations of these sporty, delicious game birds. But nimrods who are adaptable and willing to adjust their hunting tactics can still enjoy good bird hunting in parts of the state.