Tri-Lakes Outdoors

Updated 9:05 a.m., Mon September 22, 2014
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton/Contributing Photographer

Heavyweight longnose gar like this one caught by Lewis Peeler of Vanndale are common and enjoyable to catch.

Toothy, terrible terrors

Fishing for Arkansas gar — disrespected, but formidable, opponents

Despite their stupendous fighting ability, gar fish have earned little respect from Arkansas anglers. In fact, that’s probably a bit of an understatement. Venomous snakes and rabid skunks get as much respect as gar, and when one of these toothy terrors is brought alongside a boat, the typical reaction is to smash its head with a paddle and toss it back for the cannibals. Most fishermen despise gar. No one can deny, however, that gar are... READ MORE

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Delicious doves for dinner By KEITH SUTTON

Arkansas’ mourning-dove season got underway Sept. 6, and those skillful enough to hit these plentiful, fast-flying game birds are now faced with a pleasant dilemma: How shall I cook these delicious morsels of meat?