I can remember as a young boy, looking up from behind my push mower on a hot, sweaty, summer day to see a ted-tailed hawk soaring high overhead. The scream of the redtail seemed to be made in mockery, as if she was saying, Ha ha, look at you down there in the dirt and I am up here soaring in the breeze.
February is generally considered an odd month for hunting. Deer season is basically over, except for the southeast sector of the state, but even there its only open until the middle of the month. Most of the buck chasers have long retreated to the house anyway.
As Ol Man Winter slowly releases his grip on the Deep South, many of us will find ourselves out listening on those warmer days for the first gobbles of the season. The spring turkey season is a much anticipated event for many woodsmen in the Magnolia State.
Sure it's cold, but the crappie action isn't. This is the month when things really get rolling.