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Outdoors

  • .380s are easy shooting carry guns

    By MARJ LAW

    When I first started shooting, guys would tell me that the best handgun had to be a 9mm or larger caliber gun to bring down Mr. Bad.
    This was probably true. In the past.
    Today, .380 ammunition has stopping power, is quality-controlled and is reliable. Don’t listen to the old guys who tell you that if you have a .380, you might as well just beat Mr. Bad over the head with it, because it isn’t going to stop him. If a .380 is what you can handle, then choose the .380 that is right for you.

  • Underwater Wakulla- September 5, 2019

    Megalodon Teeth

    Back a few million years ago, 23 to 3.6, from the Pleistocene to the Miocene, to be more precise, lived a giant, up to 60 feet long, shark with giant teeth that, as with all sharks, lost them when attacking whales. These big teeth or Megalodon teeth, fell to the sediment and were fossilized over time. Such a shark, related to the Great White Shark of today, was found in all oceans. Its teeth are found in most Miocene deposits, including fresh and saltwater sites.

  • FWC Law Enforcement report

    From FWC News
    Some of the cases handled by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement during Aug. 2 to Aug. 8.

  • Gag Grouper

    By Katie Adams

    How can you ensure a successful fishing trip almost every time you go offshore? Understanding the life history of your target species is a great start. Knowing how they look, where they go to breed, where the nurseries are, and where they live throughout their mature lives are key elements along with figuring out what they love to eat, of course.

  • Gag grouper season opens in 4 counties Sept. 1

    From FWC News
    The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will be open for harvest Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
    The season for all other Gulf state and federal waters is June 1 through Dec. 31.
    The minimum size limit for gag grouper is 24 inches total length and the daily bag limit is two fish per harvester within the four fish aggregate bag limit. Charter captains and crew have a zero bag limit.

  • The Sig Sauer 365XL

    By MARJ LAW

    We are on a Florida vacation. Somehow (surprise, surprise), we find ourselves at a gun shop. Coincidentally, I just so happen to have an unloaded handgun in the trunk of my car. In case someone wants to make a juicy deal on this gun I’ve had for several years, my plan is to trade it for a Sig Sauer 365. With a little financial incentive for the dealer, of course.

  • Birding at the refuge

    By DON MORROW
    Special to The News
     
    I got to St. Marks NWR this morning, Saturday, at 5:30 a.m.
     I was hoping for rails and owls. I worked the Double Bridges, the Tower Pond Trailhead and the Lighthouse area with no luck, only croaking frogs.
    It was a good night to be out. The winter constellations are up before dawn and an almost half moon sat next to Aldebaran in Taurus.
    With no clouds, there was plenty of light.

  • Underwater Wakulla- August 29, 2019

    Gag Grouper

    How can you ensure a successful fishing trip almost every time you go offshore? Understanding the life history of your target species is a great start. Knowing how they look, where they go to breed, where the nurseries are, and where they live throughout their mature lives are key elements along with figuring out what they love to eat, of course.

  • Building for a Future

    By GREGG STANTON

    I have built dive programs since the mid 1960s when I was a freshman at a community college in Hawaii. I think I’m at number 8 right now, fifty years later. I should finish writing the book. In a single word, it’s all about people.

  • FWC Law Enforcement report

    From FWC News

    Some of the cases handled by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement during July 26 to Aug. 1.
    (There were no reported cases in Wakulla County.)