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Mossy Oak Pros Talk Turkey Tactics

Mossy Oak Pros Talk Turkey TacticsWhile at the University of West Alabama in Livingston in the late 1960s, I majored in turkey hunting, deer hunting, bass fishing and crappie fishing with minors in catfishing, squirrel hunting, quail hunting and coon hunting. I also took all the courses I needed to fulfill the academic requirements necessary to graduate and worked part-time. I learned early on that choosing the best mentor I could find would enable me to do better in my majors. Some of the young men I attended college with had been turkey hunting from the times they rode on their granddaddys’ shoulders in to the woods and sat still long enough for their granddads to bag gobblers. Some of these young men already had bagged 25+ turkeys before arriving at college in a time when few people anywhere hunted turkeys. They freely shared their knowledge and skills of chasing and taking longbeards.

After graduation from college, I raised the level of mentors I pursued and was fortunate enough to hunt with some of the greatest turkey hunters of the day. I learned that the more days spent in turkey woods, and the more different species of wild turkey a hunter hunted, the higher his skill level was.

Mossy Oak pros like Tracy Groves take some of the toughest turkeys anywhere – public-land gobblers. Another type of turkey hunter that has pressure put on him every time he goes into the woods includes TV hosts like Alex Rutledge, Terry Drury and Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland. Then there’s traveling turkey hunters like Chris Phillips, Ernie Callendrelli and Bucky Hauser.

The third layer of turkey hunters who hunt under pressure are world champion turkey callers like Matt Morrett, Chris Kirby and Matt Van Cise. When you're a world champion turkey caller, the expectation is that you should be able to call in to the gun any turkey that gobbles in the woods.

All the individuals in this book have been recognized for their prowess by being labeled Mossy Oak Turkey Hunting Pros. Each season, they guide hunters with disabilities, young hunters and Mossy Oak customers to toms, as well as hunt on their own. Each of them has wisdom to share on turkey hunting, whether you're a veteran turkey taker or a newbie wanting to learn how to bag a longbeard. When asked, “How many turkeys did you take this season?” these men may answer, “10.” They're not taking over the limit. When a Mossy Oak Pro gets a turkey within gun range, he believes he’s won the game – whether he squeezes the trigger or not. He counts these as turkeys taken, if he’s called in a gobbler another hunter harvests.

Famous words I've heard often are that no two turkeys are just alike. To consistently call in a longbeard, the more you can learn from many different hunters who’ve spent thousands of hours getting their turkey-hunting educations, the faster you can learn to hunt turkeys successfully. In my opinion, these 10 Mossy Oak Turkey Hunting Pros can teach us all the lessons that are vitally important for the next time we have the courage to challenge the monarch of the spring woods - the wild turkey gobbler.

To get up close and personal with some of these legends in the turkey outdoors, I've also included some videos to allow you to see and hear some of these turkey-hunting masters.

The Bowfishing Bible

The Bowfishing BibleJohn’s latest Kindle eBook, “The Bowfishing Bible” ( is where you’ll read about bowfishing with family and friends, well-known hunter Eva Shockey’s first bowfishing trip, winning strategies of bowfishing champions, successful bowfishing with TV personality Chuck Belmore, the top 10 bowfishing mistakes in fresh water with Chris James, and a chapter on saltwater bowfishing. “The Bowfishing Bible” also includes eight videos with bowfishing instructions, including two videos – “How to Aim and Shoot Fish,” and “How and Why to Shoot Fast when Bowfishing.” Bowfishing is a fun, inexpensive and exciting way to extend your hunting season throughout the time when hunting season isn’t open and is a way to keep your body and muscles tuned-up for archery season.





Turkey Hunting Tactics

Turkey Hunting TacticsMy “Turkey Hunting Tactics” eBook ( is now available in audio form through ( and Amazon ( You can learn turkey-hunting tactics by listening to this audiobook that can mean the difference in whether or not you go home with a gobbler.

I'm often asked, “What’s the quickest and cheapest way to learn how to turkey hunt?” My standard answer is, “Go on one or two turkey hunts with a friend who knows how to turkey hunt. Or, go to a hunting lodge, and hunt with a guide who hunts turkeys every day.” Chapter 17, “The Guided Hunt,” is one of the chapters in this audio book. Here’s an excerpt.

How to Get the Most from Your Guided Hunt

The attitude that the hunter has toward a guide directly relates to the hunter’s success and his comfort on the hunt. Remember that although a guide is a master of his sport, he may not be highly schooled, he may not use the language associated with genteel society, and he may not dress like a corporate executive. However, in the woods, the guide has as much knowledge, skill and wisdom about turkey hunting as a corporate executive has about his corporation. The hunter who understands this and treats a guide with respect will be in the presence of a man who will walk across burning coals to produce a bird for the hunter.

The little things are what make a guide’s work tough. When a hunter puts his utmost confidence and trust in his guide and communicates that to the guide, then the guide will give all he has to locate a gobbler and aid the hunter in harvesting that turkey. And, most guides will give more than is expected by spending extra time with the hunter, teaching him how to hunt and explaining why the hunt has been conducted in that way.

Also, if the hunter has treated the guide with respect, most guides will carry the turkey out of the woods for the hunter, field dress the bird and ensure that the sportsman maximizes the enjoyment and pleasure of his hunt. If the hunter treats the guide as a friend rather than as a hired hand, he will be repaid in kind.

Outdoor Life's Complete Turkey Hunting

AmazonThirty-four of the nation’s best turkey hunters and turkey callers, past and present, have filled this book with their knowledge and wisdom. You’ll learn tactics from some of the early pioneers of the sport of turkey hunting, during the time that the wild turkeys were just being reintroduced into many states. You’ll also learn, from some of the best turkey hunters of today, how to deal with too-many gobblers and too-many hens coming in at the same time, or one old tough tom that no one seems to be able to take. You’ll read stories of out-of-the-box thinking when you’re called on to take a super-smart turkey.

You’ll learn about the origin of the mouth call, about teaming up on toms, and what to do when patience nearly dies. Many hunters can tell you how to fire-up a gobbler, but in this book Gary Stillwell will tell you why you’ll often have to cool-down a tom to take him. You’ll also learn how to take a turkey without using a call, why you can bag gobblers while taking a nap, and how to hunt bad-weather birds, pasture toms and swamp turkeys, as well as specific techniques for Merriam’s and Rio Grande gobblers. You’ll learn how to map out your way to turkey hunting success, how to take turkeys at high noon and when to use the Double-Circle Technique on tough gobblers.

The experts in this book illustrate their strategies by telling stories about when, where and how these methods have worked for them and will work for you. If you’ve never hunted turkeys before, “Outdoor Life’s Complete Turkey Hunting” will tell you how to get started, the equipment you’ll need, and how you can go into the woods within a day or two of purchasing a turkey call and be successful. If you’re a veteran turkey hunter, this book will give you solutions to solving tough turkey-hunting problems, and if you enjoy reading stories about exciting hunts and interesting turkey hunts, this book has chapters for you too. These many reasons are why the book is titled, “Outdoor Life’s Complete Turkey Hunting, 2nd Edition.”

Crappie: How to Catch Them Fall & Winter

Crappie: How to Catch Them Fall & WinterYes, you can catch and eat crappie during the fall and winter months. Often at many places, you’ll catch more and bigger crappie in the fall and winter than you do in the spring and summer. To learn where to find and how to catch cooler weather speckled sides, we’ve interviewed a wide variety of some of the nation’s best tournament crappie fishermen and guides. Many of the individuals you’ll read about in this book are tournament crappie pros, who travel the country to fish in crappie tournaments from New York to Florida and from Virginia to California. They use the latest crappie-finding equipment, the best poles, rods, reels, line and the most-productive baits. Each of the people you’ll read about in this book has the ability to be dropped-out of an airplane anywhere in the United States and catch crappie on any lake close to where they land that contains crappie. From over 50 years of crappie-fishing experience, I’ve learned you get the best advice by interviewing a large number of people, who have different tactics and fish under various water, weather and fishing-pressure conditions.

In this book, you will learn:

  • how to spider-rig (slow-troll), which is one of the fastest-growing techniques for catching the most and biggest crappie in the shortest time.
  • how to catch crappie on crankbaits, and when and where using a crankbait is the most appropriate.
  • how to find areas of any lake that will hold large schools of crappie during the winter months – places you can return to time and time again and expect crappie to be there.
  • why competing in crappie tournaments is one of the quickest ways to learn how to catch more and bigger crappie faster.
  • why and how to look for and catch the biggest crappie in a lake.

A bonus chapter in the back of the book with 64 videos has more tips about and with the people you read about in the book.

If you’re tired of having the same stew, chili, steaks, hamburgers and pork chops most people eat during the fall and winter, if your taste buds are craving some of those sweet, white, light-textured crappie fillets, if you want to take a break from hunting and TV watching, and if you want to catch a mess of crappie this fall and winter, then this book is for you, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crappie angler.

How To Hunt Turkeys with World Champion Preston Pittman

How To Hunt Turkeys with World Champion Preston PittmanYou easily can take a turkey if you don’t make any mistakes, but you have to know what the deadly sins of turkey hunting are to keep you from making those mistakes. If you understand how to hunt a turkey, you’re far more likely to take a gobbler than if you just know how to call a turkey. Of course, calling is important, and if you want to learn to call a turkey, Preston Pittman will look you in the eyes in the 49 bonus videos contained in this book and teach you how to call turkeys with box calls, friction calls, diaphragm calls and other turkey sounds. You’ll also learn why Preston Pittman once put turkey manure all over his body to kill a tough tom. When you have turkeys that strut and drum in the middle of a field, when you know there’s no way to get close enough to get a shot, Pittman will show you some weird tactics that have worked for him to help you hunt tough ole toms. But the main thing you’ll learn in this book is how to become the turkey. “I try to look like a turkey, walk like a turkey, talk like a turkey and think like a turkey,” Pittman emphasizes. “When you become the turkey, you increase your odds for taking a gobbler by at least 1000%.”

Few men have dedicated their lives, futures and fortunes to understanding a single animal of God’s great creation. The wild turkey gobbler, wherever it is found, has been Preston Pittman’s passion his entire life. Using what he’s learned while hunting wild turkeys, he’s also become a master woodsman who can take most game, regardless of where he hunts. To learn more secrets about how to be a turkey hunter from one of the world champions of the sport, this turkey-hunting ebook by Preston Pittman is a must.

AmazonHow to Win a Bass Tournament: Personal Lessons from 8 Pro Bass Fishermen

The eight professional bass fishermen in this book have earned a total of more than $21 million combined in tournaments. Most of them have at least doubled their tournament winnings with sponsor endorsements, speaking engagements and TV appearances. These men are some of the best tournament bass fishermen.

In this book, you’ll not only learn their tactics, baits and lures for winning tournaments, but they’ll also give you additional information and fishing tips in video links throughout. You’ll learn how to deal with the worst problem you can have when fishing a tournament – when your pattern blows up and the way you’ve been catching bass with lures and techniques you’ve thought will work stops producing. What do the best of the best do when their patterns blow-up? They’ll tell you in person in the bonus videos.

Professional bass fishermen are different. They’re absolute perfectionists in their mental attitudes, physical endurance and abilities to use intuition more than rational thought to find and catch bass. They’re also extremely observant. If the wind changes direction, the sun’s blotted-out by clouds, there’s a 10-degree drop in temperature, or they see shad flicking on the surface, they know immediately what they need to do and what changes they need to make to continue to catch bass. These anglers not only figure-out the lure and the type of structure the bass are holding on, but also the time of day they’re most likely to bite. Denny Brauer says there are three types of tournament fishermen: “Those who know they won’t win a tournament, those who think they might win a tournament, and those who know they will win a tournament.” If you want to be a winner, not just an also-ran in tournament bass fishing, this book is a must.

"Award-winning Alabama author John Phillips probably knows more pro bass anglers personally than any other writer in the business." --Frank Sargeant, premier outdoor writer and editor of The Fishing Wire (

AmazonCrappie: How to Catch Them Spring and Summer

You can catch crappie all year long, if you know where to find them and what techniques to use to catch them. However, crappie fishing is so technical these days, and we've learned so much about how to crappie fish because of the professional crappie-fishing circuits, that one book can't hold all the information. This book is the first of a three-part series on how, where and when to catch crappie, with the best crappie fishermen in the nation. Many of these men have proven they are the best, because they've won crappie-fishing tournaments or been successful fishing guides for many years.

"Crappie: How to Catch Them Spring and Summer" contains 38 color fishing pictures and has a bonus section with 11 videos with tips and tactics for catching more crappie. This book includes crappie pros like Ronnie Capps, who has won seven national championships and over $1 million with his partner Steve Coleman. We also have Malcolm Lane, Stokes McClellan from North Carolina, Billy Blakeley from Reelfoot Lake, John Woods, Kent Driscoll, fishing biologist and professional basser Ken Cook and many others. We asked the questions that crappie fishermen want answered about how to find and catch crappie during the spring and summer months, and these fishing tips are the result. In the world of crappie fishing, no one man knows it all, and that's why I've interviewed so-many fishermen, asked so-many questions and tried to get so-many answers for you, the reader.

AmazonThe Best Wild Game & Seafood Cookbook Ever: 350 Southern Recipes for Deer, Turkey, Fish, Seafood, Small Game and Birds

This cookbook contains some of the most-delicious recipes we've tried and tested from the best wild-game and fish chefs all over the nation to answer the question, "What will I do with this meat?" It contains delicious recipes for venison, elk, wild pigs, turkeys, birds, rabbits, squirrels, crabs, shrimp and more than 20 species of freshwater and saltwater fish, as well as helpful information about how to prepare your game or fish for eating.

Because wild game and fish eat only natural and native forage, their meats are some of the most cholesterol-free meats you can serve. Fish and wild game have not been injected with any hormones or antibiotics. To feed your family lean meat and fish, this outdoor cookbook will tell you some of the tastiest ways to prepare these dishes from the wild. Free-range meat is in high demand and sells for high prices at grocery stores. However, there's a tremendous bounty of free-range meat for those who go afield to hunt and fish. This cookbook contains more than 350 of the best wild game recipes we've used over the last 46 years for you to enjoy.

Now includes a fully clickable table of contents for easy recipe navigation!

AmazonReelfoot Lake: How to Fish for Crappie, Bass, Bluegills and Catfish and Hunt for Ducks

How do you find and catch crappie each day of the month and every month of the year? The simple answer is to learn from someone who makes his living finding and catching crappie every day, each month and every year. Because Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee is one of the premier crappie lakes in the nation, Blue Bank Resort’s crappie guides must produce limits of crappie for their customers all year. In this book, you’ll learn how to fish from the best crappie fishermen in the world. Also in the book are videos from pro fishermen, including Ronnie Capps, who along with his partner Steve Coleman, have won more than $1 million in crappie tournaments. He’ll give you some of his best strategies for finding big crappie at any time of the year.

Reelfoot Lake is not only a crappie lake. Monster-sized bass are caught there all year long. Once again, to be successful, you need to know where the bass are holding at different times of the year, and the lures and tactics that catch them. The men featured in this book guide bass fishermen all year, and on their off-days, they go bass fishing themselves. Catching 15-20 bass or more in a half-day of fishing isn’t difficult, and 4- to 6-pound largemouths are caught every day at Reelfoot.

In the fall and winter, Reelfoot Lake is “Duck Central” during waterfowl season. Located only a mile from the Mississippi River are three-different waterfowl refuges on Reelfoot Lake. The ducks travel down the flyway and back and forth between the refuges. Seasoned-veteran duck guides like Billy Blakely and Jackie Wayne Van Cleave study the ducks’ flight patterns and move their hunters where the most ducks are flying on any given day. Too, when hunters limit-out, they can crappie fish the rest of the day.

During the late spring and summer, anglers come from all over the nation for the outstanding bluegill and catfishing. Because Reelfoot is a shallow-water lake with plenty of submerged logs, cypress trees, old creek channels and a vast number of lily pads and grass fields, you quickly can limit-out on bluegills, if you know where the fish bed and how to catch them. This book gives you that information, so you can take a cooler-full of bluegills home with you after a few days at Blue Bank Resort.

You can’t beat Reelfoot for catching catfish. In one afternoon or night of Yo-Yo and/or rod-and-reel fishing for catfish, you easily can take 100 to 150 pounds of hard-fighting, delicious-tasting catfish. The good news about catfishing at Reelfoot is you can put-out Yo-Yos (Mechanical Fishermen), and they’ll be catching catfish, while you’re fishing for crappie, bass or bluegills.

Reelfoot Lake is a sportsman’s paradise, and the fishing tips and hunting strategies in this e-book can be used most anywhere in the country to catch more and bigger crappie, bass, bluegills and catfish and take more ducks.

How to Hunt Deer Up CloseHow to Hunt Deer Up Close: With Bows, Rifles, Muzzleloaders and Crossbows

To be more successful as a deer hunter, learn all you can about the animal, the wind, the temperature and the techniques required to get in close. In this book, you'll read about some of the best hunters in the nation who know how to hunt deer close, including one of the greatest archers who ever lived, Howard Hill. John E. Phillips shares his own deer stories and hunting tips from 50 years of experience, and you'll have the opportunity to watch 25 videos explaining the latest research on deer movement.

"We've known John for over 30 years and he's absolutely right about hunting close. Terry and I can both shoot well out past 50 yards. But, to make a good video and to take an ethical shot, we like to get deer within 30 yards or less. In order to get deer that close, we scout intensively, we use trail cameras to pattern the deer, we have multiple stand sites to hunt under different weather conditions and we practice many of the same techniques that John recommends in this book. If you want to take more big deer, this book is a must." --Mark and Terry Drury

From the Author:

In this book, I've talked to some of the best deer hunters I know about the techniques they use to get close to deer. A prime example is a friend of mine named Jerry Simmons, who took 37 deer in 38 days hunting in Alabama, back when the limit was one buck per day. He harvested all 37 animals with a longbow, not taking any shots over 20 yards. For me, the sport of deer hunting is about getting as close as possible to an animal, just as much as it is about taking the animal. I started hunting for deer while in elementary school and my friends and family hunted with shotguns and buckshot, which meant we had to get close to the deer to take them. Over 50 years of deer hunting, I've learned that your odds go up tremendously for taking an animal if you get in close. Hunting close also may be one of the reasons I particularly enjoy blackpowder hunting and bowhunting. I know your chances for a quick kill are drastically better when you're close to an animal. To be more successful as a deer hunter, learn all you can about the animal, the wind, the temperature and the techniques required to get in close to the animal.

The John E. Phillips Sampler: Hunting Fishing and More

In this book, award-winning author John E. Phillips gives you an opportunity to look inside eight of his newest outdoor books. In:

  • Chapter 1, you’ll meet deer hunter Michael Ahlfeldt, who teaches you how to find and take the buck of a lifetime with your bow;
  • Chapter 2, you’ll not only read bass pro Kevin VanDam’s secrets for consistency in bass fishing, you’ll actually get to click on a video to see and hear him talk about how he consistently wins bass tournaments year after year;
  • Chapter 3, Greg Miller, one of the nation’s best-known whitetail hunters, will tell you how he hunts and takes PhD whitetails – some of the smartest hunter-dodgers in the world;
  • Chapter 4, Wayne Carlton, one of the nation’s best-known elk hunters and elk callers, will teach you how to find a big bull elk;
  • Chapter 5 you’ll learn how to hand-grab catfish and see videos of guys and girls catching big flatheads in Mississippi;
  • Chapter 6, you’ll not only learn how to set-up on gobblers, but be able to view videos with Harold Knight, co-founder of Knight and Hale Game Calls and a man who’s spent his entire life hunting turkeys;
  • Chapter 7, you’ll learn tactics for catching speckled trout from public reefs anywhere;
  • Chapter 8, Scot Hollonbeck will show you the true meaning of courage – how to find it, and what to do once you’ve gained it.

Bowhunting Deer: The Secrets of the PSE ProsBowhunting Deer: The Secrets of the PSE Pros

The fastest way to learn how to bowhunt is to study the tactics and the equipment of the men who take trophy deer with their bows every deer season, like Mark Drury, Terry Drury, Hank Parker Sr., Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, Rocky Drake, Spook Spann, Glenn Eilers, Michael Ahlfeldt, Michael Braden and world-class target archer Christopher Perkins. In “Bowhunting Deer: The Secrets of the PSE Pros,” these men will tell you which strategies they use to find trophy deer, how they set-up to take them and how they choose a hunting bow and other hunting gear they feel will give them the best opportunities to take those bucks of their lifetimes. You’ll also see how a serious deer hunter prepares to take a deer and the different strategies he utilizes to look for a big whitetail and grow a bigger whitetail on the property he hunts. PSE archery not only has highly-technical, extremely-dependable and year-after-year consistent bows, the hunters in this book also regularly take big mature whitetails. To learn how to bowhunt like a pro, how to shoot like a pro and how to take deer like a pro, this book and these hunting tips are what you need. This book also contains numerous color hunting pictures and links to more than 15 video interviews with the pros.

Catch the Biggest and Most Bass in Any LakeCatch the Biggest and Most Bass in Any Lake

If you were having open-heart surgery at the hospital, you'd want the best doctor with the most experience and the latest equipment and techniques that money could buy to do your operation. You'd study these doctors' credentials to learn who was the best.

This is the same type of research that author John E. Phillips has done with the best bass fishermen in the nation to solve the problem of how to find and catch the biggest and the most bass in any body of water that he fishes. In this book, you'll read about the techniques, tips, baits, lures and tackle that 18 of the nation's best professional fishermen use to support their families by winning bass tournaments and catching the most and the biggest bass they can in every tournament they fish.

Most of these anglers are Bassmaster Classic winners, Megabucks winners, Angler-of-the-Year and FLW Tour winners - like Rick Clunn, Kevin VanDam, George Cochran, Mark Davis, Paul Elias, Skeet Reese, Larry Nixon, Hank Parker, Ken Cook, Denny Brauer, Alton Jones and Jay Yelas. Also every serious bass fisherman should know Timmy Horton, Mark Rose, Randy Dearman, Harold Allen, Mike Wurm and Shaw Grigsby, men whose tactics you'll find in this book. The book also contains two videos with Kevin VanDam on the importance of color and when to use silence as a tactic to catch more bass. To learn how to fish for bass and change your bass-fishing trips from fishing trips to catching trips, this book is a must-have.

Alabama's Inshore Saltwater FishingAlabama's Inshore Saltwater Fishing

Going fishing is fun, but catching fish is the most fun. You can learn more about catching fish inshore in John E. Phillips’ latest book, “Alabama’s Inshore Saltwater Fishing: A Year-Round Guide for Catching More Than 15 Species.” Although the tips and tactics come from inshore captains and guides on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, the strategies you’ll learn here can be used anywhere along the upper Gulf Coast to catch fish. This book includes the knowledge from captains and guides who are on the water almost every day throughout the year. I believe that collectively, these men and women have faced and dealt with every type of fishing condition you ever may face fishing for inshore and near-shore species. You already may consider yourself an inshore fishing specialist. However, if you pick up some productive techniques from each of these captains, you drastically can increase your odds for success. If you’re a beginner, you can learn what equipment you need, where to fish, what baits to use and what time of year different species of fish are most-abundant and where to catch them.

Don’t want to get in the boat? No problem. This book contains proven tactics for catching a wide-variety of fish from the bank, the surf, the jetties and the pier. Do you have young children or grandchildren who never have been fishing? These captains will teach the children how, where and when to catch fish and will help them to learn to be your fishing buddies.

There’s nothing worst than being on the Gulf Coast and wanting to go fishing, but the sea is too rough, the rain’s pouring-down, or bad weather is being predicted. However, with the information in this book, you’ll learn about places you can fish in protected waters – no matter the weather. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to fish the Upper Gulf Coast at any time of the year.

Moving ForwardMoving Forward

For 3-1/2-years, Chet Dyreson designed and built a gas-powered wheelchair to mainly use off-road. His ATV wheelchair, which gets 100 miles per gallon, was clocked at 55-miles-per hour by the highway patrol when he made a 4,000-mile trip down the interstates from Perris, California, to Washington D.C.

“All the odds were against me,” Tony Bell of Harpersville, Kansas, explains. “When I was born, the doctors told my folks that they’d better not get attached to me because I wouldn’t be around very long.” So from birth, Bell had to learn to fight to survive. “I’m probably the most-unlikely bullrider you’ll ever meet, and I know I have the most-extraordinary parents anyone ever had.” Bells parents told him he could pick anything in life he wanted to be, and at 8-years old, he told his mother, “I want to be a bullrider.” But then his mom said, “No, I don’t think so. Tony, you went through 18 surgeries before your first birthday, just to survive. You won’t become a bullrider.” But Bell made his parents hold true to their promise, and he became a professional bullrider.

Trevor Baucom of Clarksville, Tennessee was piloting his Black Hawk helicopter into combat in Afghanistan at 3:00 one morning. His helicopter was the leader of a group made up of an Australian team of Special Forces. This combat mission was the last of more than 50 that Baucom flew for the U.S. Army. Little did he know that his whole world was about to change.

Karen Roy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says, “When you have an intuitive feeling about something you shouldn’t do, don’t do it, because I did go to a bar after a voice inside me told me not to go. Someone grabbed my shoulder, and on the other side of the car, a man put a gun to my boyfriend Mike’s head. As soon as I felt the man grab my shoulder, I pulled my shoulder forward, and the man holding me hit me in the back of the head with his gun. I fell to the ground, the guy put his gun to my back and fired.” That one night changed Karen Roy’s life forever, but she fought back and found a new life, a new job and a new family.

These people are some you’ll meet in this book – people who have suffered great tragedies and have fought back to become extraordinary people. Their message is simple: You always can move forward, if you don’t give-up.

Alabama's Offshore FishingAlabama's Offshore Fishing

You can catch hard-fighting, delicious-eating fish on Alabama’s Gulf Coast year-round. All you need to know is where to fish, how to fish, what baits and lures to use, and what time of year you’re most likely to catch the fish of your dreams. Because Alabama’s Gulf Coast has a mild climate and relatively-stable weather, there’s often as good (if not better) fishing in the fall and winter than in the spring and summer. Orange Beach, Ala., on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is the Red Snapper Capital of the World. Eighty-percent of the red snapper landed in the United States come into these ports, and even when the season’s closed, anglers regularly catch and release red snapper weighing 12- to 20-plus pounds. In this book, you’ll meet some of the captains on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, learn where and how they fish offshore, and some of their best tips to make your fishing trip or vacation adventure a fishing outing you and your family never will forget. Be sure to bring your cameras and camcorders, because when your friends and family bring some of these big fish over the rails, you’ll want to get pictures and videos of these fun-filled, exciting days fishing in Alabama’s Gulf of Mexico.

Secrets of Bowhunting DeerSecrets of Bowhunting Deer

Using a black magic marker and a gray work jumpsuit, Jim Crumley of Buchanan, Virginia, drastically changed the nature and purpose of camouflage when he created the first sportsman’s camouflage – Trebark. Crumley’s idea that vertical patterns best represented objects in the forest and created an illusion of a tree stump or the trunk of a tree brought into being a new term, “sportsman’s camouflage.” Prior to Crumley’s forward thinking, most of the camouflage used for hunting was military camouflage. But Crumley’s love of bowhunting and his desire to be more invisible changed the apparel that hunters used forever. Throughout his life, Crumley has been a constant student of how to bowhunt better, and his desire to learn new and better techniques for bowhunting was one of the reasons he created Trebark camouflage. In this book he shares the wisdom that he’s learned throughout his lifetime, that I’m sure will help you take more bucks with your bow this season.


  • Have a Magic 60 Acres to Hunt
  • Decide the Best Equipment to Use
  • Find Deer Year-Round
  • Locate Land to Hunt
  • Know the Best Place to Put Your Tree Stand
  • Get Bucks Within Bow Range

Secrets for Hunting ElkSecrets For Hunting Elk

The quickest, easiest (if there is an easy way) and safest way to find and take that bull elk of a lifetime will be to hunt with a guide. Chad Schearer, a longtime Montana guide and TV personality, told me, “My hunter is my gun. If I get to the elk, and my hunter isn’t with me, then we don’t take the elk. My job is not only to find the elk but also to help the hunter get to the elk and make the experience as enjoyable as I can for him.” That’s the kind of fella with whom I want to go elk hunting.

Elk hunting can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be so tough that you don’t enjoy it. That’s why “Secrets for Hunting Elk” starts with the confessions of an elk guide and with Chad Schearer’s philosophy of what the guide and the hunter’s relationship should be. A good portion of your success will depend on your physical condition, and Matt Morrett of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania explains how an eastern hunter can get ready physically during June and July to hunt elk, the animals he describes as, “Like deer or turkeys on steroids.” Wayne Carlton, well-known elk hunter and TV and video personality from Montrose, Colorado, tells us what types of elk calls to use and what to say to the elk. Mike Miller of Colorado, another elk guide and Mossy Oak video personality, has tactics for the best equipment for bowhunting and gun hunting elk. You’ll learn helpful strategies and tips in this book, as well as some straightforward hunting methods that will help to make your elk-hunt more successful.

Fishing Mississippi's Gulf Coast and Visitor'sGuideFishing Mississippi's Gulf Coast and Visitor's Guide

Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is a year-round fishery, and this book includes a month-by-month fishing plan from captains and guides on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that tells you where they fish, what they catch, how they catch the fish, and what types of baits they use. The book also contains sections on inshore fishing and offshore fishing, as well as what fisheries scientists are learning about saltwater fish – their habits, their life cycles, where they live and other important information that will aid you in becoming a better fisherman. You’ll get the best tips and tactics for how you can catch fish on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast from the men and women who fish there year-round as a profession. You’ll meet the people in this book when you go to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and you not only will have all their contact information, there’s also videos of many of these folks. And don’t overlook captain/chef Kyle Jarreau and his videos on how to prepare some of the seafood you catch while visiting Mississippi’s Coast. Too, you’ll enjoy the information you’ll learn in the video about the shrimping tour, a short, fun trip for people of all ages. Whether you want to fish from the bank, go to the Biloxi Marsh or the Chandeleur Islands, fish the other Barrier Islands or go offshore, this book is a guide to give you the best information available on how to fulfill your saltwater fishing dreams in the Magnolia State. Good luck, good fishing, and we hope to see you there.

How to Make Extra Prfits in TaxidermyHow to Make Extra Profits in Taxidermy

If you enjoy the outdoors, you may be surprised at how-many products and dollars you can generate as a taxidermist and/or using items you normally will discard, for instance turkey feathers. Feathered jewelry is currently the rage in the fashion world, and there is no-more-beautiful feather in the world than the breast feathers of a wild turkey. In this book, you will see how you can quickly and easily take these feathers that you normally will throw away and transform them into earrings and necklaces you can sell and give to friends.

This book has 70 tips and tactics on how to make extra profits in taxidermy; you even can be the middleman or woman in the fish-mounting business. Fiberglass reproductions are the way you can catch and release a trophy bass and still have that mount in your home or office. There are suppliers who produce these fish mounts ready for the wall, and all you have to do is take the order, order the fiberglass reproduction and make a good profit for being a middleman or woman. You may can have your own radio show, TV show or newspaper column. There are many ways to make money with your outdoor skills and interests and this book can help you make extra money in this down economy.


In the outdoor world, the elk is the teacher; the hunter is the student. The bull elk, a stunning symbol of strength and power, is one of the most-elusive animals to hunt. The best way to learn how to hunt him is to learn from the pros who have to take and film elk every year, like the Hunter’s Specialties’ Pros who produce elk videos every year for Hunter’s Specialties’ videos and TV shows. Wayne Carlton of Montrose, Colorado, has been hunting and guiding elk for more than three decades. The biggest bull he’s ever taken scored 410 points, and you’ll read the story of this hunt in chapter 1 of “PhD Elk.” Al Morris won the World Elk Calling Championship in 2009, and he’ll teach you how to talk elk. Morris also will teach you the quickest and easiest way to find elk to hunt.

In this book, you’ll learn too how to find the right elk for you. Chapters on how to hunt: public-land elk; the bulls that won’t bugle; the spooked bull; and ghost-like elk; as well as what causes you to miss elk, what gear you can’t do without on an elk hunt, how to deal with altitude sickness when hunting elk and a multitude of elk facts, all can be found in this book. Whether you’re planning your first elk hunt this year, or you’re a seasoned veteran elk hunter, this book contains tactics that drastically can increase your odds to take those big bulls that sing-out their love songs to the mountaintops, just before first light. The more PhD elk (old, bigger bulls) you encounter, the more you’ll learn. When you’ve hunted long enough and learned your lessons, then one day, you’ll be able to take the masters – the PhD elk.

Catfish Like a ProCatfish Like a Pro

After an unsuccessful try at becoming a commercial catfisherman, the author chose to stay in college and finish his degree, but finding and catching catfish always has intrigued professional outdoor writer John E. Phillips. Throughout the rest of his life, he has continued to search out some of the best catfishermen in the nation and learn their tactics for catching cats. Many of the strategies you’ll learn in this book come from the men who earn a portion of their living guiding and competing in professional cat-catching tournaments. Whether you want to learn how to catch more cats sitting on the bank or in a boat or fishing calm water or the turbulent waters that come from hydroelectric plants, this book has the best advice from some of the most-productive catfishermen who’ve learned the secrets of Mr. Whiskers through many years of trying a wide variety of different baits under various types of fishing conditions. Although the catfish is not a glamour-fish like the trout, the walleye, the bass, the crappie or even the bluegill, when its fillets are put on the platter and prepared with one of the recipes in this book, you easily can understand why the catfish is one of the most sought-after freshwater species in America. To add to the catfish’s popularity, it is found in almost every creek, river, lake, tailrace or puddle of water that you can jump across. The catfish is America’s fish, and it’s been feeding mankind since the beginning of time. If you want to catch good groceries that fight hard and are delicious to eat, learn how to catfish like a pro in this book.

Courage: Stories of Hometown HeroesCourage: Stories of Hometown Heroes

Christine Kent was shot twice, run over once and thrown in the bushes behind her house. The fact she survived was a miracle, but to show the true courage of people like Christine, she not only survived but today runs marathons with her handcycle.

Scot Hollonbeck dreamed of one day competing in the Olympics, representing his country and winning a gold medal. While riding his bicycle at 14-years old, Hollonbeck was 200-yards from his house when a drunk driver in a van crashed into him going 60 mph. You would expect that Hollonbeck’s dream of becoming an Olympian was over, but he trained diligently for 8 years, went to the 2000 Summer Olympics and represented his country in the men’s 1500-meter wheelchair race. At the 2004 Olympic Games, he finished 4th and eventually won a total of two gold medals and three silver medals for the USA.

The last thing you ever would expect from a man born with no hands, no feet, no legs and only a partial right arm would be for him to become a tournament bass-fishermen. But today Clay Dyer drives a high-performance bass boat at speeds up to 70 mph, casts a bass rod with precision accuracy, takes his lures out of his tackle box and ties them onto his line with his mouth and competes with the best bass fishermen in the world. So amazing are his accomplishments, he’s been featured on ESPN.

This book is about some of the most-courageous, unbelievable people you ever will meet, who have overcome tremendous odds to become the best they can be. These people are not only hometown heroes, their lives demonstrate lessons in courage, stamina, dedication to purpose and the never-give-up attitude that all of us admire and want to emulate. Any time you think you have a problem or feel that life has dealt you a bad hand, read the stories of these incredible people.

PHD GobblersPHD Gobblers

You’ll never encounter a more-maddening situation than hunting a gobbler you can’t take. But, you can learn how to take a tom like this by:

hearing the experiences of turkey hunters who have been successful taking toms or,

spending many days yourself in the outdoors, trying to complete the puzzles that may give you the keys to bagging a bad bird.

Toms that have earned their PhDs in the turkey-hunting wars pose problems to hunters because these birds know more about how to dodge hunters and have been more successful at hunter avoidance than all the men and women have been who have attempted to take these turkeys. But the PhD longbeards’ need for sex, the sizes of their egos and their tendency to live a routine usually are their Achilles tendon. However, these birds do learn every day from each hunter they encounter how to survive until another season when they can breed another flock of hens. These turkeys have built such a huge database on humans that they’ve earned their PhDs.

Turkey Hunting TacticsTurkey Hunting Tactics

Get two books in one! “Turkey Hunting Tactics” is one of the most-unique turkey-hunting books ever published on Kindle. Not only do you have 22-blockbuster chapters that can take you from a beginning turkey hunter to a veteran of many years, you also get links to 24-bonus videos where some of the greatest names in turkey hunting who will give you some of their best tips and tactics. The experts include: Multi-World Turkey Calling Champion and call designer for Knight and Hale Game Calls, Chris Parrish who tell how the hunt the Osceola, the Merriam’s and the Rio Grande gobbler in chapter two – Turkey Hunting Across America; Matt Morrett, a Pro Staffer with Hunter’s Specialties calls, who has won the World Turkey Calling Championship 5 times, the Grand National Turkey Calling Championship once, and the US Open Championship 7 times, and in chapter 3, tell us how to get ready for turkey season and scout for gobblers; also, we have Chris Kirby, President of Quaker Boy Calls, and World Champion turkey caller, who talks about the calls you need to make the turkeys talk; We also have Eddie Salter, two-time World Champion turkey caller, and Jimmy Primos and Will Primos with Primos Game Calls, all of whom will give you video tips and tactics; Harold Knight, cofounder of Knight and Hale Game Calls,. All of these great hunters and calls are in video links from the book.

Turkey Hunter's Bible

After more than 45 years of turkey-hunting experience with some of the best callers and hunters in the nation, author John E. Phillips has developed “The “Turkey Hunter’s Bible” to be a complete reference on how to find, call, take, clean and prepare the wild turkey for the table. The author has taken several birds of each subspecies of wild turkey in the continental United States and Mexico. But more importantly, he’s hunted with some of the greatest turkey hunters who ever have lived.

In “The Turkey Hunter’s Bible,” you’ll get:
* the most up-to-date, complete guide to one of America’s fastest-growing hunting sports;
* complete coverage of every aspect of the sport – equipment, techniques, varieties, shooting, bowhunting and much more; and
* hundreds of action photos and line drawings.

Using these tactics, you also can photograph turkeys in the wild - either with a still camera or a video camera. The mating ritual of the wild turkey gobbler is a beautiful thing to see. When a mature tom spreads his tail, calls all of his feathers to attention, so they stand and make the bird look almost twice as big as he is, he’s showing-off for the hens. Whether you want to photograph wild turkeys or take wild turkeys, this book will provide you with the information you need to meet the toms on their own turf. However, the author issues this caution, “Turkey hunting is very addictive. The call of the wild turkey gobbler is as alluring as the call of the Sirens of Ancient Greece. And, I’ve found that when the dogwoods bloom, and Jack Frost is chased-away by Mother Earth, resisting the temptation to go to the woods and call a gobbler is almost impossible.”

Be sure, and check out the video bonus book in the last chapter, where the author has interviews on how to solve turkey hunting problems with some of the greatest names in the sport, including: Will Primos, Preston Pittman, Harold Knight, Chris Parrish and Eddie Salter.

How to Bass Fish Like a ProHow to Bass Fish Like a Pro

If you could sit-down and interview some of the best bass fishermen in the world, what would you want them to tell you to help you improve your skills? In this book, “How to Bass Fish Like a Pro,”

• Kevin VanDam will explain how he catches bass consistently, how he fishes all 12 months of the year, and in the bonus chapters, which are videos of VanDam talking directly to you, he will tell you how he fishes in hot weather.

• Denny Brauer will tell you the ways he hates to fish, how he picks certain lures to fish under different water and weather conditions and give you his best tips for hot-weather bass fishing. In Brauer’s bonus chapters (videos) he’ll teach you when to flip a jig, a tube or a creature bait and tell you his three tips to becoming a better angler.

• Mark Davis, in chapter 3 of the book explains his five secrets to becoming a better bass fisherman, how to turn your bass fishing around to the positive side and how to catch hot-weather bass. In the bonus chapter videos, you’ll get six-different interviews with Davis, where he looks you in the eye and tells you: three tips to becoming a better bass fisherman; his three favorite lures; and how to keep a big bass on the line and get it to the boat.

• James Niggemeyer tells you how to become a bass pro. He also tells you how to catch bass when the weather sizzles. In Niggemeyer’s bonus video chapter, he explains how to move from being a bass club fisherman up to being a pro.

• Mark Rose will explain his five favorite go-to lures and how he catches bass in the middle of the summer.

In this book, you’ll hear from the pros, how they catch big bass consistently, and what they do to win millions of dollars as professional bass fishermen. This book has a very-simple premise: When you learn how to bass fish from the pros, then the next time you go on the water, you can bass fish like a professional bass-fisherman.

Deer & FixingsDeer & Fixings

"Deer & Fixings" is the combined cooking knowledge and experience of more than 90 years of testing and preparing delicious venison dishes that are heart-healthy, low in fat and calories and high in protein.

*The cookbook contains more than 100-venison recipes prepared with ground venison, venison loins, venison roasts, venison steaks and venison stew meat.

*There are over 150-delicious vegetable, soup, appetizer, salad, bread and dessert recipes.

Most recipes are on one-page each, so you can lay your tablet or phone on the kitchen table and follow the directions for the recipe. Too, you can download the book on your Smart Phone, lay your phone on the kitchen counter and read the directions for each recipe.

Venison is one of the most-healthy meats you can eat. It’s a delicacy all over Europe and in many Scandinavian countries. This book should be in the hands of every deer hunter and every deer-hunter’s wife. Many of these recipes can be prepared at home and taken to the deer camp or the fishing camp to be enjoyed at a later date. Be sure to look for more cookbooks and other outdoor books on Kindle by John E. Phillips.

How to Hunt Deer Like a ProHow to Hunt Deer Like a Pro

How do you know if the land you hunt has a trophy buck on it? Wildlife manager Bob Zaiglin, of Uvalde, Texas and Jim Crumley, the father of modern day camouflage, tell you how to find out. GPS can make finding and taking that trophy buck easier. You also will learn how to hunt big bucks where no one else can find them and how to become versatile as a deer hunter, so that if one tactic does not work, another one will. Dr. Keith Causey, retired professor of Wildlife Science at Auburn University, says, “Deer of both sexes and all ages leave a wide variety and a large amount of information for other deer in their geological locations at scrapes. Although most people believe that dominant bucks in an area utilize these signposting regions, other deer use these signposts too for information.” In the chapter, “How to find Bucks at Scrape,” Causey describes the best way to hunt a scrape. Brad Harrison of Neosho, Missouri, is a nationally known videographer, professional deer hunter and master at calling deer. Another master is Will Primos of Primos Game Calls. These two experts will tell the best deer calls and when to use them in this book.

PhD WhitetailsPhD Whitetails

To become a PhD Whitetail, a whitetail has to have gone to school on hunters. He knows when to move, where to move, and how to move to avoid detection. Most hunters rely on luck to occasionally have the opportunity to see a PhD buck. But the men in this book have spent their lifetimes of finding these bucks with doctorates and putting themselves in position to take these monster bucks with strategies that few of us employ. Let's face it, getting-up before daylight, taking a shower and washing yourself with Scent-A-Way hair and body soap, washing your clothes every night (or at least every-other night) with Scent-A-Way detergent, putting those clothes in a scent-free bag and not putting on your Scent-a-way Tech 4 base layer as well as your other hunting clothes, until you get to your hunting site is a major hassle. Using Hunters' Specialties' deer lures, cover scents and deer calls requires more time than most hunters want to spend. Carrying a decoy to the stand and properly positioning it, so that it's the most effective it can be is another hassle. However, because these men in this book perform these rituals every day they hunt, they consistently take the PhD bucks about which most of us only dream. The men who have learned their lesson from the PhD bucks are videographers, producers, TV hosts and/or professional hunters. They have earned their PhDs in taking trophy bucks from the unique animals they hunt. This book contains over 120 photos of these men and the PhD bucks they've taken. "PhD Whitetails" is the combination of all these men's strategies to help you earnthe same degree they have in deer hunting and be able to hunt the type of bucks they hunt.

How to Find You Elk and Get Him in CloseHow to Find Your Elk and Get Him in Close

How to Find Your Elk and Get Him in Close” will teach you the tactics of 10-nationally-known elk hunters to help put that giant bull that’s been screaming at you from afar in your lap. You’ll learn what some of the best guides, outfitters and successful elk hunters do to find elk and get them in really close.

Also, in this book, you'll notice that the majority of the experts call elk to within bow range. We selected numerous bowhunters and bowhunting guides, since the bowhunter has to get much closer to a bull than the gun hunter does - often less than 20 or 30 yards - practically in your lap.