Bobby C's Outdoors
|Hunter’s death puts focus on safety
18829 Views - Posted: December 18 at 9:30 am
Mississippi’s first fatality of the 2014-15 hunting season serves as a perfect reminder of what can happen when people disregard two basic rules of hunter safety:
|Hunters get immediate blame for injured eagle
1177 Views - Posted: December 15 at 4:10 pm
It was easy to do, jumping to the conclusion that an unethical hunter had shot and injured a bald eagle, leaving it in such a poor, bloody condition that it couldn’t — or wouldn’t — fly.
|Ducks came south early, now headed north
822 Views - Posted: December 05 at 3:45 pm
If ever a biblical verse has fit a hunting season, it is Job 1:21 and the start of the 2014 Mississippi Duck season.
|Jezebel Sauce perfect for venison
796 Views - Posted: November 28 at 9:30 pm
There are several tricks to serving venison to people who say they don’t like the taste, and getting them to savor it enough to demand more.
|Fewer big bucks — blame football
795 Views - Posted: November 19 at 10:30 am
After an obviously tough archery season, Mississippi biologists and hunters — not to mention the outdoor magazines and writers that love to share good deer stories — are wondering why there’s been a shortage of big buck reports.
|Best day in deer stand? No doubt about it
882 Views - Posted: November 08 at 5:00 pm
It was our last day in a deer stand together one hunting season.
|Winter is lunker time
613 Views - Posted: October 29 at 11:00 am
It was a warm winter’s day, the last one of 1992 in fact, when Anthony Denny saw the telltale sign of a big bass making a feeding run on some shad in a cove on the lake at Natchez State Park.
|Squirrel for breakfast: Heady stuff
675 Views - Posted: October 03 at 12:45 pm
It’s been more than 55 years since I first sat down to a wild game meal, breakfast at my grandparents’ house in Houston, Texas.
|Rez stripers starting to heat up
604 Views - Posted: September 12 at 11:30 am
It really wasn’t fair last year, since so many bass fishermen were on Barnett Reservoir in September and then October, pre-fishing for the B.A.S.S. Central Open that was held on the lake.
|Favorite Ganza memory still funny
590 Views - Posted: July 25 at 3:15 pm
(Editor’s note: As a longtime newspaper columnist, Bobby Cleveland covered over 20 Wildlife Extravaganzas in Jackson. This story from one of the earlier shows is his favorite.)
I can't remember the year it happened, but I know it was prior to 1995. That’s when the newspaper began an electronic archive, and the story predates that.
|Rodeo memories: ‘Here’s to sharp hooks’
628 Views - Posted: July 03 at 11:00 am
Note: Bobby Cleveland covered the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo as a reporter for nearly 25 years. This is the fifth in a series of his favorite stories as the 66th annual event is held this weekend.
It wasn’t so much that Bobby Brown’s shrug wasn’t believable as it was just how bad the two holes in his right thigh actually looked at the 53rd Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
|Rodeo memories: Painful birthday
643 Views - Posted: July 03 at 10:00 am
Note: Bobby Cleveland covered the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo as a reporter for nearly 25 years. This is the fourth in a series of his favorite stories as the 66th annual event kicks off July 3-6.
Cheryl Lowman’s fish tale from the 1995 Rodeo could be called “The One that Got Even,” or, even more apropos, “The One She Wished had Gotten Away.”