Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 21, 2014
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton/Contributing Photographer

Hunting snipe and other gooney birds can liven up the day when waterfowl hunting is slow. Josh Sutton of Wynne bagged these snipe in a wet crop field in Cross County.

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Ducks, geese not only migratory fowl to offer wingshooting opportunities in The Natural State

“Why is it you like hunting snipe?” a friend asked me one day after I had left our duck blind and put two of the longbills in my game bag. “You wear yourself out wading through mud and marsh grass, hoping to find some little brown birds barely the size of anorexic quail. Each one flushes underfoot and scares the wits out of you. You twist yourself into a knot trying to shoot them before they sputter away, and if you’re really lucky, you’ll actually kill one or two. What do you have to show for all this effort? Bite-sized pieces of meat that’ll barely make an appetizer. “I j... READ MORE

’Tis the season: Here are some Christmas gift ideas for the hunter By KEITH SUTTON

Searching for the perfect Christmas gift to give a friend or family member who enjoys hunting? This can seem like a daunting task when such a great variety of products is available, but this guide to holiday shopping can help you get started. Here are some items you’ll certainly want to consider gift-wrapping this year. Visit your local sporting-goods dealer to check out the selections.