Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 21, 2018
PHOTO BY: Courtesy of Keith Sutton

Survivalists should avoid the sharp jaws and claws of turtles like this common snapper, caught by Keith Sutton of Alexander, but a big turtle like this can provide food for several meals.

How to get food when you’re stranded and hungry

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

All of us hope we’ll never find ourselves in a survival situation, but it happens more often than you might think. Our vehicle breaks down in the backcountry far from the nearest help. A sudden storm hits, and our boat capsizes, casting us ashore on some remote piece of real estate. We get hopelessly lost while hunting or fishing in isolated territory few people ever visit. If something like this happens to you, you’ll need to deal immediately with serious concerns such as treating injuries, creating shelter, attracting rescuers’ attention and obtaining water. Obtaining foo... READ MORE

Sturgeons still little known, despite their ancient history KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Do some searching online, and you’ll learn that 233 fish species swim in Arkansas waters. You’re no doubt familiar with many. Almost everyone can identify my favorites, the catfish, for example. And most people would have little trouble naming species such as the largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, striped bass, various kinds of trout and even unusual giants like the alligator gar and paddlefish.