Controlling Deer In The Suburbs

Jennifer R. from Maryland writes to ask about urban deer hunts. "Over
the last month there has been news about urban bow hunts being utilized to
lower deer numbers in our area. Do those programs really work, and how
would I be able to bow hunt in such areas?"


Cobia: A Freight Train With Fins

Cobia fishing from the Eastern Shore of the lower Chesapeake Bay in Virginia can be exciting and loads of fun. They pull with such force that you probably have never experienced anything like it. We anchored in about 20 feet of water, and after rigging up for smaller fish, we dropped down to see what can be found. It didn’t take long. Within five minutes, Vaskys had a powerful hit and the cobia came flying out of the water before it was gone.


Beating The Drum To Sunset

The season was a bit young for drum, mid-May. However, in the occasional year, we had taken a few of these behemoths even in early May. But it was a pretty night, so we decided to give it a go. It didn’t take long before the ratchet on Ruta’s reel screamed with that wonderful urgency that is music to an angler’s ears.


Mid-Winter Perch Action On Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore

The ice was just starting to melt on the ramp as we slipped our boat into the water in downtown Salisbury, Md. It was early February and a cold spell had prevented any fishing activity for about two weeks. The prediction was for temperatures in the mid-50s by late afternoon. It was just the kind of day that ought to stimulate a bite!

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