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Summer fishing and a family emergency: Two adventures with happy endings

Bramwell braves warm water in search of redear and bass, but a medical problem close to home puts everything on pause. Luckily, everyone’s OK, and the fishing wasn’t bad either.

Hunter claims seven spur gobbler

A unique Pennsylvania turkey reminds Butler that sportsmen and women often have multi-season history with the game they pursue. Often this means fleeting glimpses, missed shots and tag soup. But sometimes, the hunter prevails and concludes a meaningful chapter.

Heat doesn’t hurt central Florida bass fishing

Bramwell and company head south amidst high temps and last-minute boat problems. His “bad luck,” however, results in new friends, new techniques and largemouth big enough to break any fisherman’s run of fishing misfortune.

Florida Python Challenge Pays to Kill Invasive Snakes

New contest aims to reduce the population of this non-native species wreaking havoc in the Everglades. With $10K on the line, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission hopes the competition will help restore the fragile ecological balance of this crucial area.

Youth trap league teaches shooting skills

Bramwell visits a shoot and finds he has much in common with a talented young shooter. Caitlin Calfee is opposite-eye dominant, as is the author.