Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 30, 2015

Doves seen perching on wires or dead snags are indicators of a good hunting area nearby.

Dove season ahead!

First, it’s time to do some scouting

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

“Heads up!” The muffled shout came from my right. I turned just in time to see a mourning dove speed down the fencerow, then drop low over the cut milo. Before I could raise my shotgun, Jimmy Peeler dropped the bird with a clean shot. “Nice shot,” I called. Then Jimmy’s brother Lewis was yelling, pointing behind us. “Birds comin’ in.” Three doves blazed by like bantam kamikazes. When they were in front of me, I shouldered my shotgun and fired at the lead bird. It faltered as the load of No. 9s dusted its tail but kept flying. Not a perfect shot, but the bird fell 40 yards o... READ MORE

Fish? For many outdoorsmen, it’s what’s for supper KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Many people go fishing for the thrill of the catch or a peaceful escape. That’s true for me and my family, too. But the main reason we go fishing is because we like to eat fish. And the fish we prefer are those we’ve caught ourselves, fresh from our favorite fishing holes.