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Southern Traditions Outdoors is a free publication providing articles, photography, and places of interest for the outdoor sportsmen in the mid-south. Publications are printed every two months: …

Southern Traditions Outdoors is a free publication providing articles, photography, and places of interest for the outdoor sportsmen in the mid-south. Publications are printed every two months: Jan/Feb, March/April, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct and Nov/Dec, and include articles on hunting, fishing and the outdoors. You can always find sections dedicated to children, veterans, women, and the physically challenged in our publication encouraging outdoor participation. You can find our publication throughout Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky at any of our advertisers as well as many marinas, vehicle and ATV dealers, TWRA license agents, resorts and outdoor related retailers.

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  • 1. Complimentary Copy JUNE-JULY 2013CAT SCRATCHFEVERINDIAN DUCK HUNTINGDOG DAYS OF SUMMERCOOKING ON THE WILDSIDE
  • 2. 2 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 20132030 W. Reelfoot Ave - Union City, tnHermanJenkins.com731.885.2811HeRmAn Jenkins motoRsneW RAm 2013New FAN CLUB®MeMBers who eArN10 poiNts get $10 CAsh!KeLLie piCKLerWEDNESDay, JULy 3 • 7:00pmOutdOOr AmphitheAter‘TIS THE SEASON OF CASH!On Fridays, we’ll draw winners from 7:00pm to 9:00pm:• One winner at 7:00pm for $250 CASH• One winner at 8:00pm to choose a gift from our Lady Luck®Elf• One winner at 9:00pm to win $500 CASHOn Saturdays, we’ll draw winners from 4:00pm to 9:00pm:• One winner at 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm will be drawnto choose a gift from our Lady Luck Elf• One winner at 5:00pm to win $250 CASH• One winner at 7:00pm to win $500 CASH• One winner at 9:00pm to win $750 CASHI-55 Exit 19, turn east toward Caruthersville on MO-84.Travel approximately 5.5 miles.I-155 Exit 6, turn towards Caruthersville on MO-84Ward Avenue for approximately 3 miles.Turn right on 3rd Street.ONly AT lAdy luCk CASINO CAruTHErSvIllE!MONdAy - THurSdAy: OpEN 9:00am TO 3:00amWEEkENdS: OpEN 24 HOurS© 2013 Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Lady Luck is a registered trademark of Isle of Capri Casinos,Inc. Must be 21 or older.Must have valid ID to redeem offers. Not valid for persons on the Missouri Disassociated Person list.Management reserves all rights. Limited to one offer per patron. See the Fan Club®for completedetails and official rules. Bet with your head, not over it. Call 1-888-BETS-OFF ore-mail freehelp@888betsoff.org. www.ladyluckcaruthersville.com777 East 3rd • PO Box 1135 • Caruthersville, MO 63830www.ladyluckcaruthersville.com • 1-888-LADY-LUCKJUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 32 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013
  • 3. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 54 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013God’s Most Precious GiftsI am always writing about the Good Lord’s gifts of nature, fish and animals and the joys of hunting and fishingthey bring to us all. But, recently I experienced God’s world of nature through the eyes of the most preciousblessing in the world … my granddaughter.A couple of weeks prior to the printing of this issue, I was thrilled to have my oldest son Robbie and his familyvisit me for a short period of time. He brought his wife Kelly {six months pregnant with my second grandchild} andmy granddaughter, Kennedy (almost two years old). They live in the small, mountainous city of Dover, Tennessee– five hours southeast of my home. Both Robbie and his wife are school teachers, as well as coaches and stay verybusy.They showed up about 3:00 pm on a Thursday. We exchanged hugs, kissesand pleasantries and then I brought out a few things I purchased at Fish, HuntPlus {in Dyersburg} for little Kennedy. It was a camouflaged and pink dresswith matching boots. This outfit, of course, comprised her only camo attire.She absolutely loved it and immediately insisted we put it on her.My next step in the master plan was in motion. While I held her in my arms,she went up to every taxidermy mount in my house and said, “What’s that?”After continuously repeating and identifying each critter as, duck, deer,turkey or fish, my camo princess had them all memorized.It was time. I asked her, “Do you want to go catch a fish?”Her smile lit up the room as she kept repeating, “Fish, fish, fish…”We loaded up, traveled to a nearby pond and she soon caught her firstbluegill {which weighed nearly a pound!}.After catching a few more fish, we sat down on the bank of the water andshe became mesmerized with nature. We saw trees, wild flowers, turtles,ducks, geese, fish and birds. Her eyes were full of amazement, as she pointedat everything new to her young world and asked constantly, “What’s that?”My heart was filled, both with my love for Kennedy and the joy ofwonderment in her eyes. My mind relived the times when I took her daddyand his brother Scottie on similar nature excursions.It was getting late as Kennedy picked a wild flower and handed it to mesaying, “I love you Papa.”I knew we had to leave and I gathered her into my arms, but I looked aroundone more time, to lock this moment in my heart and mind forever.Thank you Lord!From the Desk of the EditorAdvertising Information:Southern Traditions Outdoors | Rob Somerville(731) 446-8052 stomag1@gmail.comDISCLAIMER - Neither the authors nor Southern Traditions OutdoorsMagazine LLC assume any responsibility or liability for any actionsby readers who utilize any information contained within. Readersare advised that the use of any and all information contained withinSouthern Traditions Outdoors is at their own risk.On the CoverSTO Magazine co-owner and editor, Rob Somerville, is shown here with two massive, albino catfish caughtin a Dyer County, Tennessee pond. They are slightly tinted yellow from the moss. The big cats weighed in at16 & 18 lbs. - Photo by Tammy HeadleySouthern Traditions Outdoors Magazine Mission Statement:Southern Traditions Outdoors Magazine vows to put forth a publication topromote the outdoors lifestyle in a positive manner. We will strive to encourageveteran and novice outdoorsmen, women, kids, and the physically challengedto participate in the outdoors in a safe and ethical manner. Our publication willbring positive attention to the wondrous beauty of the world of Nature in themid-south.Garry MasonWalter WilkersonTerry WilkersonSteve McCadamsKelley PowersEddie BrunswickLarry SelfJohn SloanRichard SimmsJohn MeachamBuck GardnerScott MarcinEd LankfordDrew BrooksJohn LathamJohn RobertsField Staff EditorsOwners - Eddie Anderson Rob SomervilleKevin Griffith Stacey LemonsPublisher - Eddie AndersonEditor - Rob SomervilleMagazine Design - Kalli LipkeAdvertising Sales Rob Somerville - ManagingPartnerDistribution Johnathan AndersonSouthern Traditions Outdoors Magazine, LLC PG..................ARTICLE.......................................................AUTHOR6........................ Cat Scratch Fever.......................................................... Rob Somerville10....................... The Good Ole Days of Cooning..................................... Shawn Todd16....................... Retriever Training: Training for Multiple Marks.............. H. Joe King20....................... In Pursuit of a Dream - Fyrne Lake - Part Three........... Kevin Griffith28....................... Don’t Blink...They Grow Up Fast................................... Walt Wilkerson30....................... Dog Days of Summer.................................................... Scott Marcin32....................... Cooking On the Wildside............................................... Rob Somerville34....................... TWRA News.................................................................. TWRA38....................... Indian Duck Hunting...................................................... Rob Somerville42....................... Kid’s Corner - Activity Page...........................................43....................... Hot Products..................................................................44....................... 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Box 266Dyersburg, TN 38025brenbooker@gmail.comEditor’s Note: The cover photo of our April/May 2013 issue, depicting Dave Harbin with a Pickwick LakeStriped bass, was taken by Taylor Wilson.STO Magazine editor and proud grand-pa, Rob Somerville is shown herealong with his precious granddaugh-ter, Kennedy Somerville {almost twoyears old - from Dover, Tennessee}holding up her first fish ever - a bigbluegill. The little princess caught thisfish while visiting Rob on June, 6th.She is wearing the new camo outfitand boots that proud Papa bought her.
  • 4. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 76 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013hough many Southernanglers consider bassand crappie to be the ultimatein game fish, as far as deli-cious eating and tenaciousfighting ability few fish cancompare to the catfish. If anyof you have ever felt a big catput up a fight on light tack-le, then I am sure that youtoo have gotten “Cat ScratchFever.”Channels, Blues andFlatheadsIn Tennessee, where I live,there are six catfish species.Of these species, the threethat most anglers set theirhooks out for are channel,blues and flathead cats. Blueand flathead catfish can reachto over 100 pounds. Channelcats may get up to 60 pounds.The current state recordfor blue cat is 82 pounds -7 ounces, caught from Ft.Loudoun Lake. The recordflathead weighed in at 85pounds - 15 ounces and wascaught from the HiwasseeRiver area, of ChickamaugaLake. The Tennessee state re-cord channel cat tipped thescales at 41 pounds and wascaught in Fall Creek FallsLake.The fish most anglers inour region are familiar withcatching is the channel cat. Ithas blue/grey or silver sidesand often hasspots visible onits body whenit is young, butthe spots areoutgrown as thefish ages. Its tailhas a deep fork.The blue cat-fish can be con-fused with aspotless chan-nel cat, but it isusually dark blu-ish in color andthe younger fishare not spotted.The anal fin islonger and has astraighter edge than a chan-nel cat, whose anal fin ismore rounded.The flathead catfish can bespotted by its jutting lowerjaw and has a more flattenedhead than the other cats. Itis a yellowish brown colorand usually mottled. Its tailhas a rounded fin and is notdeeply forked.A Cat of a Different ColorIn this issue, I will intro-duce you to a cat of a dif-ferent color, a natural odd-ity if you will. The fish I amtalking about is the albinocatfish.Albino channel catfish arequite rare in open seas andonly exist in some parts ofthe world. However, they doexist in some rivers {Tennes-see River} and local ponds inTennessee, Missouri, Iowa,Nebraska and Kansas.I was fortunate to find oneof these ponds, along withmy good friend, John Lathamof Dyersburg, Tennessee.The White GhostJohn had told me he knewof a large private pond wherethe owner decided he neededto deplete some of his over-population of bass, becausethere were so may fish it wasstunting the average size toabout a pound each. I toldhim that I knew just the twoanglers to help him out …me and John.I grabbed some ultra-lightgear and tackle, along withsome small artificial baits,and off we went to the elevenacre pond.My first six casts netted anaggressive bass each time,weighing in at between ¾ lbto 2 ½ lbs. each. I was hav-ing a ball on the ultra-lightgear. John’s luck was simi-lar and we were both grin-ning from ear to ear with thefrantic action.Moby Dick – The WhiteWhaleAll of a sudden, my smallroadrunner style jig wasslammed. My rod arced intoa semi-circle momentarily,and then my 4 lb. test linesnapped with the sound ofa .22 rifle. I was standingthere dumbfounded with myeyes bugging out and my jawwide, “What the $%&*#@%was that?”John wiped the tears oflaughter from his eyes andsaid, “Oh yea, I forgot to tellyou that there are some bigcatfish in here.”He then held his arms aboutthree feet apart and raised hiseyebrows, showing me howbig the cats were.Knowing that sometimesJohn exaggerated, especial-ly about women and fishing,I just began retying my lineon the shore.Something caught my eyein my peripheral vision, andI glanced at the water. Itlooked like three giant whiteblurs were sliding throughthe water, about four feetfrom the shoreline, just un-der the surface.As soon as I saw them,they seemed to magicallydisappear. I shook my head,thinking that the 90 degreesun and two Bud Lights I hadconsumed earlier were play-ing tricks on me.Moments later, two moreshimmering images of aboutthe same size, swam by inthe other direction. I droppedmy pole and began runningto my truck. John yelled tome, wanting to know where Iwas going. I just replied thatI would be right back.I returned about a half hourlater, with two medium-du-ty bass rigs, some size 2/0hooks, some barrel weightsand a tub of chicken liv-er. Handing a rod to John,I looked at him and said,“Let’s do this.”We cast our baited linesout and within five minuteswe were both in for the fightof our lifetime. Our polesbowed and the whirring draglet the monster cats peel lineagainst our reel’s drag. Therewas no forcing these fish in.They had to be played like afine violin.As they began to weardown and splash across thesurface, we saw what we hadhooked. They were huge “al-bino” channel cats, weighingin at about twelve poundseach!We ended up bringing ineleven of these giants, vary-ing in weight from nine totwenty-two pounds each.We had a ball that day andlet’s just say that Ahab final-ly caught Moby Dick – thewhite whale!by Rob SomervilleTI was standing there dumbfounded withmy eyes bugging out and my jaw wideCat ScratchFeverJohn Latham (L) and Rob Somerville are shown holding up a fifteen pound, albinochannel catfish. The fish have a yellowish skin tint, due to the algae in the pond.- Photo by Rob SomervilleRob Somerville holding up a mon-strous 22 lb. albino channel cat-fish. - Photo by John LathamSTAFFORD’SFISH MARKETTWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS!305 S. MAIN ST. - DYERSBURG, TN731-287-0879&103 N. MAIN ST. - RIPLEY, TN731-635-2080OPEN 10 AM TO 6 PMMON. 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  • 6. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 1110 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013he other day while Iwas sitting in a localcafé I own, I came acrosssome old papers and noticeda local newspaper that wasdated April 10th, 1941. Itwas a rude awakening to seethe news and especially theprices of groceries. For ex-ample, pork sausage was 12.5cents a pound, bacon 23 centsa pound, coffee 22.5 centsa pound, and milk 22 centsfor 3 tall cans. During these“Good Ole Days” peoplewere still hunting the raccoonfor meat and to skin themand sell their hides. I startedthinking, “Man those guyswere tough. They didn’t haveit as easy as we do today.Rough Hunting for Coon-ers of the PastFor instance, in “The GoodOle Days” the coon hunt-ers of this era had what theycalled a carbide light, whichconsisted of taking the chem-ical carbide and mixing itwith water in a canister. Thisin turn produced a gas thatcomes from a small hole andcould be lit. It would producea fairly dim light to shine thetree. The bad part about thistype of light was that it couldblow up on you if you werenot careful when using thechemical mixture. Now wehave lights that are recharge-able and that are anywherefrom a 12 volt to a 28 volt.These beacons are so brightthat they will seemingly lightup the sky enough to signalairplanes in for a landing.The second example ofThe Good OleDaysof Cooning?By Shawn ToddThis photo, depicting coon hunters from the early 1920’s, shows that cooners of old had it tougher than their modern counterparts. But, dueto the fact that cooning was in their blood, they persevered.Tcontinued on page 14Here are three examples of the primitive brass carbide lamps thatcooners, of days gone by, used. - STO stock photoHunting lights have come a long way in brightness, durability andcomfort. - STO stock photo
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  • 8. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 1514 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013these hard times was evi-dent in the training of thecoon dogs. Back then youhad to locate and disciplinethe dogs using your eyes,ears, voice and plenty of legpower. If you could catchthem running deer or rabbits,or if it was 4:00 a.m. and youhad to work soon, you oftentimes had to leave your dogand hope to find it the nextday. Many times this led todogs getting picked up, or inthe worst case scenarios, runover by a vehicle or train!I went through the processof leaving my canine com-panion out overnight {whenI could not find him} manytimes in my youth and it isno fun. I would ask peopleto go coon hunting with meback then and they wouldsay, “The last time I wentwith you, we did not get intill 3 or 4 in the morning, dueto chasing down dogs.”Conveniences of the Mod-ern Day CoonerToday, we have shock col-lars (E-Collars that in no wayharm your dogs when usedproperly) to help disciplinedogs that chase critters otherthan coons and to teach thedogs to come promptly toyou, when you call them. Yessir, no more late nights forme. Another innovative andimportant tool is the track-ing systems of today, whichare vastly improved whencompared to the older ones.We did not have these whenI was a kid! You had to walkfor miles to hear your dogs,to make sure where they wereand you still had to worryabout the road traffic andtrains. Today, you can flipon your Garmin and knowexactly where your dogs arewith a birds-eye view from asatellite and a detailed mapthat shows all roads, creeksand rivers.Modern Days MeanWarmth, Safety &ComfortIn the old days, regard-ing clothes and boots, youwere very limited. Back thenyou had hip boots that wereheavy and not briar proof,coveralls and heavy armyclothes for the cold. Now,thanks to John Wick, we havehips boots that are lighter andbriar proof.We used to have to puton two pair of wool socksto keep our feet warm, andsweating in your boots wasa horrible problem, makingyour feet get even colder.Now, with a product calledBama Sox your feet staywarm and dry, as moisture iswicked away from your feet.The folks at Under Armor,offers us a great, light-weightline of clothes that keeps uswarm and absorbs the sweatfrom your body. There isnothing worse than huntingin the cold, and getting achill from sweating, causedby long walks when coonhunting. I could go on andon about the advancementsabout clothes, boots and tech-nology for coon hunting. But,all you older hunters knowwhat I am talking about.Maybe, when you younghunters are listening to theold timers talking about “TheGood Ole Days” you can sitback and listen and reflect onif those times of past were re-ally that good.On parting, I would liketo congratulate Corey Jef-feries and his Black and Tanfemale (Grch Ntch MuddyRiver Tiny Twister) for win-ning the Queen of the hunt atPrinceton, Kentucky. I alsowant to congratulate JohnnyCopeland for his big win atBlack and Tan Days at Flo-ra, Illinois. with his Blackand Tan (Ntch Muddy RiverLola Htx). Remember, takea kid hunting or fishing andget them away from the vid-eo games. If any STO read-ers want to talk coons or goon a hunt, you cam emailme at ShawnTodd1970@ya-hoo.com.Until next time, see you atthe tree.WWW.STARTTOFINISHAUTOMOTIVE.COMYOUR OFF ROAD EXPERTS!FULL BODY & PAINT SHOP!WINDOW TINTTIRES/WHEELSAUDIO SYSTEMSREMOTE STARTSHITCHESEXHAUST SYSTEMSPARTS & ACCESSORIESHANDICAP LIFTS & SERVICESUSPENSION SYSTEMSDIESEL & GAS TRUCK PERFORMANCECOMING SOONVISIT OUR NEWLOCATION AT1901 ST. JOHNAVE!1505 E. COURT ST - DYERSBURG, TNHunter Newbill’s first name describes him just right. He is adedicated outdoorsman, who is very involved with introducingtoday’s youth, safely and ethically, into the outdoor lifestyle.He is a perfect choice for sportsmen or farmers that areshopping for a home, hunting land, farm acreage, orrecreational property.Eddie Anderson - Co-owner STO MagazineHunter NewbillBroker - GRI - CRS - ABR2455 Lake Rd. - Suite 8 - Dyersburg, TN.{Off.} 731-285-5505 {Cell} 731-445-9998hunter@dyersburg.comwww.dyersburg.comProfessionalReal EstateGroupSpecializing in all types ofproperty, including huntingground, wildlife managementareas, game hunting leases, farmproperty, and more.Please contact me for all your realestate needs.Shock collars help teach coon dogs obedience, as well as keepthem safe from vehicles and trains. - STO stock photoWith a satellite tracking system like this, hunters can pinpoint thelocation of their dogs, as well as see exactly what type of terrainthey are traveling on. - STO stock photoThe Good Ole Days Continued335 Clark Avenue at the River ParkDyersburg, TN 38024Open Tuesday and Saturday 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.A member of Pick Tennessee ProductsCome Grow with us!Call Steve Guttery at 731-285-3433We Grow What We Sell!
  • 9. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 1716 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Last issue we talked about basic marking for retrievers. Whether doing singles or triplemarks with different angles of distances, your training repetition will add the confidence need-ed to instill a good marking dog. Not all dogs are going to be the marking champion we allwant, but some techniques we are going to talk about will help with the weaker marking dog.Previously, we talked about the dog training dummies on the market and adding the trailers{white/black flags} off the back of the dummy. This visual gives the dog more focus with theretrieval distances needed. Duck or pigeon wings can be tied to the chest area of the bird-liketraining dummies with rubber bands or decoy strings to enhance the flapping effect after thedummy has been thrown. Gun fire or blanks used at the marking area will get the dogs atten-tion. Saying, “Hey, Hey!” and waving a dummy at the winger station, creates that excitement.There is the one marking training procedure that is hard to accomplish and to find in duckhunting dogs. It is the “real deal” or three-bird shooting. This takes going out with your hunt-ing buddies after beginning the previous mark training we have discussed up to this pointand showing your dog what all that previous training was all about. Remember to let yourbuddies shoot while you maintain steadiness and control of your dog. With all of the excite-ment of birds flying and guns blazing, the dog will begin to understand what all the train-ings is used for.Another important technique in retriever training is getting the dog to focus on what I liketo call “counting the marks.” This drill is used more for competitions, but can relate to mark-ing in the field. Start with two to three basic field marks, some short and others at longer dis-tances. The problem usually occurs with the third mark. The dog just cannot remember thelocation of the mark. If this happens, shorten the distance of the marks and add a fourth andfifth mark. I know that this may not make sense, but with a dog that has moderate to superbmarking ability, I have experienced this to work with time and patience. The dog should pickup that third and fourth mark. If it does pick up all the marks, whether being short or longdistance of different terrain, your supper meal will taste a whole lot better and your gamebag fuller.Remember go to the field first, and then switch to the water marking work. Be consistentand patient, and take your time. The dog is maturing and you as a handler are learning too.Joe H. King, Jr.Thunder Ridge Retrievers, 731-676-7776Retriever Training: Part 6 in the SeriesFurther Mark Training –Training for Multiple Marks!By Joe H. King Jr.It is a beautiful sight, once duckhunting season opens, when yourdog can make multiple retrieves suc-cessfully, like the black Lab picturedhere. - STO file photoUsing black and white flagged dum-mies during training sessions, likethe ones pictured here, helps tosimulate the natural feather flappingof a downed duck. - STO file photo16 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013 JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 17
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  • 11. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 2120 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013In Pursuit of a Dream,Fyrne LakeBy Kevin GriffithEditor’s note: This ar-ticle is the third in a seriesthat chronicles Kevin andDiana Griffith’s experienc-es with their dream prop-erty at Fyrne Lake, locatedjust outside of Dyersburg,Tennessee.n 2004, my wife and I hadjust purchased our dreamproperty, Fyrne Lake, locat-ed northwest of Dyersburg,Tennessee. We still workedand lived in Florida, but wehoped to spend at least onelong weekend per month inTennessee. Life comes inwaves and this season of lifewas going to require a surfboard!Besides just acquiring ournew property and beginningto digest its debt, we hadan expanding and demand-ing business in Florida, twoteenagers (enough said) andDiana {my wife} had justgiven birth to our new son,Andrew. Life was full andfree time was non-existent.Yet, the lake called out andwe made time for it.The Fyrne Lake propertywas a true wilderness. It issituated on the ChickasawHave your wedding, family reunion or cor-porate picnic at the beautiful natural settingof Fyrne Lake. Our 3000 sq. ft. pavilion hasplenty of space, an oversized stone fireplaceand an excellent lake view.727-458-8193The Mennonite families working together on the 1st structure at Fyrne Lake. - Photo courtesy of Fyrne Lake FarmsIBluff, with rugged terraincontaining more than 200’of elevation differential. Themajority of the property con-sisted of woods, with onlyone rough trail going fromthe east side of lake acrossthe top to the west. Farmingwas taking place on the fewridge fields present. How-ever, the only road was dirtand stretched for over a milefrom the entrance to the lakelanding. Whenever it rainedthe road was impassable,which we discovered on oneof the drives up in the familyvan. With a newborn in theback and freezing cold rainpouring down, we becamestuck in the mud two thirdsof the way into the property.Diana was not amused! Shehad warned me. But I hadjust driven all night to getthere and I just had to seethe lake. With Andrew cry-ing in the back and Diana’sdemands for results increas-ingly intense, Jeremy (myteenage son) and I eventu-ally freed the van and weadded graveling the road toour list of needed propertyimprovements.Besides improving theroad, we needed a structureto camp in and to store ourequipment and supplies. Ibegan checking out portablestorage buildings. However,I discovered that since theyare transported on the high-way, these buildings have amaximum width that did notallow the dimensions I re-quired for our boats, vehiclesand camping area. Luckily Idiscovered Derksen PortableBuildings. While discuss-ing my needs with the lo-cal dealer, he revealed thatDerksen would assemble anoversized building on-site.After defining my desiredconfiguration and coming toan agreement on price, wescheduled the delivery forour next visit. I was excitedabout the prospect of addingour first structure to the farm,yet I was unprepared for theunique gift that was going tobe a part of it.Derksen is a Mennonitefamily-owned and operatedbusiness in Hickory, Ken-tucky. Deliveries of theirpreassembled buildings arenormally contracted out.However, since our buildingwas going to be assembledon site, two Mennonite fami-lies, complete with children,delivered the building com-ponents and worked togetherin the assembly process. Allwere in traditional Menno-nite clothing, which seemedvery similar to the Amishclothing that I was familiarwith from southern Indiana.But to our surprise, unlikethe Amish, they cranked upa generator and brought outtheir power tools. In retro-spect, I should have realizedthey would have power tools,since they pulled up theirtrailer with a pick-up truckinstead of horses.Diana and I thoroughlyenjoyed the experience ofinteracting with the fami-lies, watching their youngchildren play and observingthe teamwork exhibited bycontinued on next pageI was unprepared for the unique giftthat was going to be a part of it.Lankford Taxidermy3070 Thompson School Rd.Huntingdon, Tennessee - 38344Phone (731) 986-3351Specializing inFish Mountings and Birds- 50 Years Experience -731-676-5556
  • 12. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 2322 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013In Pursuit of a Dream ContinuedDiana and baby Andrew Griffith near the shoreline of Fyrne Lake.- Photo courtesy of Fyrne LakeRoland Criswell, fishing club manager for us from 2004 until hispassing in 2012. A great friend, his presence is sorely missed. -Photo courtesy of Fyrne Lakehusbands and wives assem-bling the building. They wereyoung, joy-filled people en-joying the hard physical laborof the day’s work while shar-ing precious family momentswhile doing it. We were bothimpressed at seeing how theywere incorporating the tech-nology of the present, whilemaintaining the family andGod centered lifestyle that isso often lost in our modernworld. My wife and I wereblessed by this experienceand I think of that day oftenas a reminder of the priori-ties I wish to emphasize inmy own life.With our building inplace the farm was now readyfor “camping” occupancy.As I transported our equip-ment and supplies to thefarm, I would camp in ournew structure and enjoyedevery second of it! The quietof the nights were only bro-ken by the hoot of an owlor the rustling of leaves inthe woods. When the windblew, the sound of the breezewas so soothing and peace-ful. And when I looked upin the night, the skies wereso clear! I had heard storiesbefore about how many starsyou could see once you gotfar enough away from citylights, however, I had NEV-ER seen so many stars! Infact, I would swear I couldsee the Milky Way stretch-ing across the sky!Staying the night on thefarm was an adventure that Iwanted to share with Diana.However, I soon found outthat Diana and our infant sonwere not as excited as I wasabout spending the night ina shed! Diana loves camp-ing and would have enjoyedit as well if she had not need-ed to care for Andrew. Sowe came to a compromise.A room at a hotel would berented in town and our dayswould be spent on the farm.Occasionally, usually one ortwo nights on a longer trip,I would stay the night andcamp on the farm while Di-ana and Andrew returned tothe hotel. Not the best situ-ation, but Diana understoodthat in those early monthshow much spending the nightmeant to me. I will admit thatI was obsessed!There have been manysurprising gifts since we’vestarted spending time inTennessee. Just like beingable to see the stars, peoplecome into better focus in thecountry as well. Individu-als tend to become anony-mous in large cities. Thathas its pros and cons. How-ever, the biggest con is thatyou hardly get to know yourneighbors and most peopleyou run into never make eyecontact, let alone say hello.Dyersburg, like many small-er, southern communities,is so different! Upon arriv-ing in town we immediatelybecame impressed with theresidents. EVERYONE madeeye contact and many greetedus. People even waved fromtheir cars! I cannot counthow many complete strang-ers have introduced them-selves, welcomed us to thearea, invited us to church andoffered their help with any-thing. The sense of commu-nity here is so strong! Also,like we experienced with theMennonites, the Dyersburgcommunity is very much cen-tered around God and fam-ily. There are strong andnumerous churches, manywith thriving youth groups,competitive school and recre-ational sports centers, strongscouting dens, active FFAand 4-H clubs and multiplefamily outdoor activities likecamping, hunting and fish-ing. It’s also so easy to getto know your city, countyand even state representativesand even better, they’re yourneighbors! We were nowfalling in love with the areaas well as the farm.One family in particularembraced us. We met Ro-land and Joice Criswell thefirst day we visited the farm.Roland helped Bert Viar, theprevious owner, care for thefarm and he also managedthe membership fishing clubthat was operating on thelake. Bert asked Roland togive me a tour by 4-wheeler.Roland was a quiet, ruggedman in his 70’s at the time,with the strength and bodyof a man in his 40’s. He wasprotective of the farm and ap-prehensive of what this manfrom Florida was thinkingabout doing with the prop-erty that had been under hiscare. By the end of that day,a friendly and hopeful airbegan to emanate from him,about my quest to purchaseand save this piece of par-adise. After the first visit,I returned alone to contin-ue my negotiations with theowner and the exploration ofthe property. Joice, Roland’swife, insisted that I join themfor lunch while in town. Andthe lunches she preparedwere awesome! Joice makesdiverse and wonderful home-cooked country meals, com-plete with her own uniquetwists. I never knew whatshe was going to serve, but itwas ALWAYS good! She andRoland treated me like fam-ily and also cared for me as ason. On one trip, I had beenout exploring on the farm forquite a while and Joice be-gan to worry. “What if he islost, or has gotten bitten by asnake?” she shared with Ro-land. It wasn’t long before asearch party was being as-sembled. Luckily, all was fineand I returned before the cav-alry was sent out.With each visit, I wasThe youngest Mennonite children explored while the parents and their older siblings worked. - Photo courtesy of Fyrne Lakecontinued on next page
  • 13. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 2524 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013exploring more of the proper-ty and identifying how muchI didn’t know about caringfor it! There were so manyneeds and so much potential.At first, it was overwhelming… erosion encroaching intothe fields, kudzu consumingparts of the forest, the fishpopulation in the lake need-ing immediate managementattention and grape vineschoking out large majesticoaks. It seemed like I wasgoing to have my hands full!But, I loved every minute ofit! The challenges the prop-erty presented tapped intothe same excitement I expe-rienced while growing ourbusiness in Florida. While atfirst I thought we had founda retreat and eventual retire-ment property, I was begin-ning to see that just caring forit could be my second career.But, first things first…weneeded a house, a place thatDiana, Andrew and guestscould stay at and share thisamazing place. And may-be designing and building ahouse was something Dianacould get excited about.But, we’ll continue thatpart of my adventure nextissue!On Scenic ReelfOOt lakeWorld Renowned Bass, Crappie, Catfish AndBluegill Fishing On The Quake Lake!Call now for our specially discounted fishing packages!Includes lodging, boat, bait and one bag of icewww.acornpointlodge.com - Phone: 731-538-9800 - Fax: 731-538-9007Ultimate Fishing/Hunting on Scenic Reelfoot Lake!Ducks, Geese, Trophy Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Breamon the world’s greatest naturally formed fishery.Hunting:Lodging, blind,decoys, guideand two meals in blindFishing:Lodging, boat, bait,ice and breakfastNO PETS PLEASEMost Modern Lodge On ReelfootacORn POint lOdgeOn Reelfoot Lake, Hwy. 22 and Lake DriveJust outside of Samburg, TN city limits!Mailing Address:1685 Lake Drive, Hornbeak, TN 38232Email: info@acornpointlodge.com213 W. Court St. - Dyersburg,TN. - 38024731-285-5201 - www.ygafco.comLET US FURNISH YOUR ...HUNTING LODGE OR CABIN!HYDRAULICS,BEARINGSSUPPLIES, TOOLS& PARTSFOR HOME,FARM & FLEETWE NOW CARRYHUNTING EQUIPMENT!Jackson982 Lower Brownsville Rd.Jackson, TN.38301731-427-7725HumboldtHwy. 70A-79 By-PassHumboldt, TN38343731-784-1761JacksonHandy Home Center330 South Royal StreetJackson, TN 38301731-423-0115Union City1501 South First St.Union City, TN38261731-885-5063Dyersburg121 South King Ave. - Dyersburg, TN - 38024731-285-1543www.hcisupply.comWILLIS HEATING & AIRSERVING DYER COUNTY & SURROUNDING AREAFOR A QUARTER OF A DECADE!BONDED & INSUREDA NAME YOU CAN TRUST!OFFICIAL HVAC BUSINESSFOR THE DYER COUNTY FAIR!WE HOPE YOU HAVE A“HOT” TIME,AT THE“COOLEST” FAIRIN TENNESSEE!125 DAWSON ST. - DYERSBURG, TN731-285-4406 731-676-7165WILLIS HEATING & AIR ISSTO MAGAZINE’SRECOMMENDED HVACBUSINESS INWEST TENNESSEE• PROFESSIONAL• AFFORDABLE• DEPENDABLE• TRUSTWORTHYIn Pursuit of a Dream Continued ELVIS PRESLEYMEMORABILIA COLLECTOR EDITIONMAGAZINES, BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, ETC.1977 - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ELVIS PRESLEY - $301975 - THE ILLUSTRATED ELVIS – BY HARBISON - $601975 - ELVIS – A TRIBUTE TO THE KING – BY HARBISON - $501977 - ELVIS A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE - $301977 – ELVIS QUIZ AND PUZZLE GAME MAGAZINE - $151977 – THE ONLY WOMAN ELVIS EVER LOVED - $151977 – ELVIS PRESLEY MEMORIAL EDITION MAGAZINE - $201977 – ELVIS PRESLEY – A PHOTOPLAY TRIBUTE - $301977 – SONG HITS MAGAZINE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS – 1977 - $121977 - THE COMPLETE ELVIS MAGAZINE - $151977 - A TRIBUTE TO THE KING - $301978 – ELVIS PHOTO ALBUM - $121978 – COLLECTORS ISSUE – ELVIS WITH RECORD INSIDE - $501978 - RCA RECORD’S ELVIS BLACK MAGAZINE - $25• MEMPHIS PRESS SCIMITAR - AUG, 17, 1977 – DEATH OFELVIS COLOR NEWSPAPER - $150• COMMERCIAL APPEAL – AUG 19, 1977 – ELVIS FUNERAL –FAIR CONDITION - $10• MODERN PEOPLE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS – 1977 - $35• ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE – OCT 1977 – ELVIS COVER -$200• PEPSI COLA ELVIS COMMEMORATIVE FULL BOTTLE - $80CALL ROB SOMERVILLE: 731-446-8052
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  • 15. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 2928 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013he 2013 Turkey season, in Ten-nessee, was fast approaching. I wasreally looking forward to it. Thiswould be a special hunting seasonfor me, because my son Evan wascoming home to hunt with me.You see, my son is in the Navy andhas served in and out of the countryfor the past two years.Evan has always loved deer hunt-ing. He killed his first deer when hewas eleven years old. But, I believehis real passion is turkey huntingand I think he was as anxious forus to go as I was.Opening weekend finally arrivedand the weather was not cooperat-ing, neither were the turkeys. It wasthe following Monday morning be-fore we even got on a bird. We wereworking this birdfor over an hour,at least, beforethis big, beauti-ful gobbler cameinto gun range.Evan successful-ly took the shotand I loved hav-ing my front rowseat, as I got towatch my son getso exited over hishunting passionOver the nextweek, we had agreat family visitand got to hunt afew more times.Our luck held outand he even gotto take a couplemore birds. Youknow that withthose fresh tur-key breasts, weate good. Thereis just no waythat you can puta price on good times andgood food, shared with thoseyou love.But, all great things mustcome to an end and his timewith us at home did too, ashe had to return back to basein Mississippi.Later that week, I wentto put the pictures of Evanwith the turkey he had justkilled on our hunt, in a fam-ily hunting album. When Iopened the album to the firstpage, there was my little boy,Evan, with the first turkey heever harvested with me. AsI closed my eyes, I thoughtback and remembered thatspecial hunt. I recalled think-ing how I wished he was bigenough to follow me into thewoods for me to show him allthe thrills you get from hunt-ing and the wonders of natureI love so much.Emotional feelings andmemories hit me all at once.It seemed like it had beenjust yesterday and then, inthe blink of an eye, here weare and my little boy hasgrown up to be a man. HowI wished we could have moretimes like back then. Thosetimes are now so few andfar between, because we allget caught up in our every-day lives of trying to make aliving and Evan now has hisown life. We all just need tobe careful about wishing ourlittle ones were more grown,because sometimes thesewishes come true too fast!Walt“Keeping the Tradition Alive”WilkersonWILKERSON’STAXIDERMYPHONE (731)286-0853 • 1529 MORGAN RD., DYERSBURGWILKERSON’STAXIDERMYEVERY MOUNT IS ATROPHYTrust a State, National & World AwardWinning Taxidermists!Don’t trustjust anyone.WALTER & TERRY WILKERSON“Quality Work at aReasonable Price”Member T.T.A. & N.T.A.Dont Blink...They Grow Up Fast!By Walt WilkersonEvan Wilkerson (L) and his father, Walter pictured with turkeys harvested during Evan’s childhood, and in 2013, as he now proudlyserves his country as a man. - Photos supplied by Wilkerson’s TaxidermyTBOYETTE’S RESORTon scenic reelfoot lake• COTTAGES WITH KITCHEN • CABLE TV & PHONE• HUNTING AND FISHING PACKAGES• SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY!www.lakereelfoot.netboyettesresort@lakereelfoot.net1.888.465.6523
  • 16. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 3130 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Whether you have a puppy or a seasoned dog, summer isthe time to get your hunting partner ready for the upcomingseason. However there is one big problem…..HEAT. Train-ing in the summer heat is very dangerous. Dogs can overheatvery quickly, and it can easily be fatal. I hear of dozens ofdeaths every year contributed to the heat. The good news isthat it can be easily prevented.A dog can fall to the heat fast. It is very important toknow the early warning signs. Heat stroke is caused by thedog’s internal temperature rising to dangerous levels. A dog’stemperature usually runs around 101 degrees. When a dogis killed by heat stoke it can reach over 107 degrees. Earlywarning signs include excessive panting, lack of focus, andin extreme circumstances, loss of mobility in the rear end.When the dog is unable to stand or staggers when walking,it is critical to get them cooled down quick.Preventing heat stroke is easy … fresh, cool water isthe first remedy. Make sure the dog doesn’t drink an exces-sive amount of water, because it can lead to bloating. Givethem enough to keep their mouth and tongue wet. Also,use the water to keep the dogs face, stomach and ears wet.Dogs regulate their body heat using an evaporation process.They inhale air at a certain temperature and humidity. Theyreplace the hot, humid air in their body with the cooler, lesshumid air they breathe in. This is why they pant faster whenthey are hot. Always be aware of the environment the dogis running in.Be very careful not to swim them in warm water to coolthem off. The warm water will speed up the overheating pro-cess. Never take a wet dog and put them back into a crate orbox. The evaporation of the water off of the dog will createa sauna condition in the box and quickly cause a dangeroussituation. Always remember to watch for the signs of heatstroke and be conscious of the conditions.Now that we know how to prevent it, let’s talk aboutwhat to do if it happens. First thing to remember is you haveto get the dog cool. Find a cool water source to run overthem. A garden hose is a good example. Concentrate on theface, mouth, and stomach; keeping the water flowing to in-crease the effectiveness. Do not submerge them into a tankor tub because the water will get caught in the hair and notlet fresh cool water to circulate. If a hose isn’t available,you can use ice from a cooler, a stream, or even rubbing al-cohol. Rubbing alcohol is a great thing to have on hand incase of emergency. You can pour small amounts of alcoholonto the stomach, paws, and under the arms to speed up theevaporation process. This will help cool them. The alcoholshould only be used as a last resort on the way to the vet.Once at the vet they can take his temperature and start IV’sto save the dog.You must take the heat seriously and be sure to watchyour partner closely. Training during the summer is veryimportant in order to have that healthy conditioned dog byduck season. Get up early and train before the humidity getstoo high. Train late in the evening when the sun goes downa little. Keep the sessions short and give the dog time tocool off between training periods. Be very careful using anE-collar. It can cause the dog to overheat a lot faster due tothe stress. When training dogs in water, make sure to let thedog dry off and cool down before putting them up. A stakewith a short lead in the shade works great. Also, be awareof the water temperature. Don’t use ponds that feel like bathwater. Train hard, but be careful of the heat.The “Dog Days”of SummerHot Weather Retriever Care by Scot Marcin of Delta WaterfowlNORTHWEST TENNESSEETOURISM• HUNT• FISH• BOAT• GOLF• SWIM• HIKE• CAMP• LODGING• FINE FOODNorthwest Tennessee... A Great Place to Be!We can fulfillyour entirefamily’s vacationdreams!NORTHWEST TENNESSEETOURISM731-593-0171kentuckylaketourism.comreelfootlakeoutdoors.comNEW & USED TIRES!FLATS FIXED!MECHANIC ON DUTY!“OUR GOAL IS TO DO OUR CUSTOMERS RIGHT”BEST PRICES & CUSTOMER SERVICE IN TOWN!OWNER: BOBBY ATCHISON1580 FORREST ST - DYERSBURG, TN - 38024731-334-9707DYERSBURGSECURITY STORAGESPRINGCLEANINGSTORAGESPECIALS!NEW OWNER!NEW MANAGEMENT!DYERSBURG3Even at home, it is a good idea to have a kid’s swimming poolavailable with fresh, cool water to keep your dog from over-heating. - STO File Photo
  • 17. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 3332 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Deer Tenderloin Stir FryIn this article, I am going to share my favorite venison recipe with all of you. It is Deer TenderloinStir Fry. I have two sons – Robbie and Scottie. Each year, from the time they were old enoughto talk, I would ask them what they would like me to prepare for their special, birthday supper.Without exception, every year, they both request this recipe, to this day. I hope your family enjoysit as much as mine does!1 to 1 ½ lbs. of venisontenderloin1 large red bell pepper1 large Vidalia onionSoy SauceWeber Chicago SteakSeasoningOne package of Au Jus gravymix {clear beef broth mix}.1 small can of slicedmushrooms1 can chunk pineapple2 cups of instant ricePeanut oilGarlic saltSalt and pepper1 can of crescent dinner rolls1 can sliced green beansCrushed red pepperSweet ‘N’ LowINGREDIENTSDIRECTIONSTrim any fat or clear membrane tissue from ten-derloin. {Any time you are preparing deer meat,always remove any fat or clear membrane fromthe meat. This takes any wild or gamey taste outof venison}.Rinse the meat in cold water. Refrigerate it in acovered bowl filled with salt water for two hours.Remove tenderloin from refrigerator and cut itinto half inch wide, by half inch thick, by twoinch long strips.Season the tenderloin strips lightly with WeberChicago Steak Seasoning {found at Kroger}.Core the red bell pepper – removing all seeds. Cutpepper into strips. {Red bell peppers are favoredfor their sweet taste. They also add an attractivecolor to the dish}.Remove and discard the two outer peels from theVidalia onion and cut it into strips. {Vidalia on-ions are preferred for their sweet flavor, as well}.Put ¼” of peanut oil in large skillet and set thestovetop burner to medium/high temperature.Lightly sprinkle garlic salt on sliced onions, pep-per and mushrooms in heated skillet.Cover the skillet and let simmer for five minutes.Uncover the skillet and push all the vegetables toone side. Add the seasoned meat to the other side,spreading the strips out, so that each piece is lay-ing flat on skillet bottom.As soon as the bottom of each piece of meat isslightly browned, turn them over and brown theother side. {The most common mistake, when pre-paring a venison dish, is over cooking. Becausethere is virtually no fat in venison, it should becooked quickly on a high temperature, but leftslightly pink in the middle}.When both sides of venison strips are slightlybrown in color, mix in all of the vegetables withthe meat. Cover the skillet and cook on low tem-perature for five to ten minutes.Remove the tenderloin strips and vegetables fromthe skillet and strain all oil from the mixture.Prepare the Au Jus gravy, per instructions on pack-age and pour into the cleaned skillet, stirring infour or five drops of Soy Sauce.Add the mixture of tenderloin strips and vegetables.Cover and simmer on low for ten minutes, stir-ring occasionally.Prepare instant rice, per instructions on box.Strain a large can of green beans. Put in a smallpot and add one cup of water. Then stir in three tofour shakes of crushed red pepper and two pack-ages of Sweet ‘N’ Low. This makes sweet andspicy, hunting camp green beans that are delicious!Place cooked rice on dish with tenderloin stripsand vegetables on top. Ladle Au Jus gravy mixover the rice. Serve with sweet and spicy greenbeans on the side and garnish with pineapplechunks.Serve the meal with a side salad and crescent rollsor garlic bread.Then, it’s time to belly up to the kitchen table,loosen your belt buckle and enjoy the Somervilleboys’ favorite meal. Enjoy!
  • 18. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 3534 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013TWRA COMMISSION APPROVES 2013-14HUNTING SEASONSThe Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commis-sion set the states 2013-14 hunting seasons at its May 30-31meeting, which concluded recently at the Tennessee WildlifeResources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.TWRA staff had presented the recommendations onupcoming hunting seasons at its April meeting, with fewchanges for 2013-14. Tennessee deer hunters will again seean increased opportunities for harvest in the coming year.Tennessee’s deer hunting is divided into three units,with Unit L being the most liberal. Crockett County in WestTennessee was approved to be moved to Unit L. Numerouscounties in units A and B were recommended for increasesin antlerless opportunities.FALL TURKEY SEASONDuring fall turkey season, several counties in southernMiddle Tennessee are having their bag limits reduced. Thebag limits in Giles, Wayne, and Lawrence counties will beone while Lincoln County will be three. The fall turkey sea-son counties added three expansions to include Meigs, Rhea,and Roane counties {which will each have a bag limit ofone}. Bag limits in the West Tennessee counties of Carrolland Weakley were increased from one to three birds each.The statewide changes to Wildlife Management Ar-eas (WMAs) include cave closures (to assist in the controlTWRA NEWSFrom the Tennessee Wildlife Resource AgencyVisit Dyer County,TennesseeASportsman’s Paradise!Located just 1/2 hour, from beautiful Reelfoot Lake, DyerCounty has something for everyone. From the finest motels,restaurants, shopping malls, and bars ... we welcome allsportsmen that are hunting or fishing at the “Quake Lake.”There is nowhere else for miles that can offerhunting and fishing licenses, sporting goods,cost-efficient - yet clean and comfortablelodging, and a cold beer or cocktail.Our restaurants can tempt you with every-thing from a “Black Angus” ribeye steak - tofast food. The best feature of all, which DyerCounty has to offer, is that you will alwaysenjoy your visit with us, in a safe andfriendly atmosphere.So, what are you waiting for?As far as area ratings go ...You can’t score higher than Dyer!www.dyerchamber.comof white nose syndrome) on all areas, unless authorized byTWRA. All WMAs open to statewide seasons would have aJan. 15 closure for quail hunting.In regard to manner and means, the boating and lawenforcement division proposed that the air rifles regulationwording be changed to air guns, with a maximum caliberof .25.“MOMENT OF FREEDOM” WHEELCHAIRACCESSThe commission voted to approve its “Moment of Free-dom” campaign which began with discussion late last year.The project includes making available no less than five, newwheelchair accessible facilities in each of the TWRA’s fourregions over a three year period, within the Wildlife Man-agement Area (WMA) system.The facilities would provide opportunities for those whoare wheelchair-bound to enjoy the outdoors via hunting, fish-ing, shooting sports or observing the state’s wildlife in itsnative habitat. Funds to purchase and/or construct the facili-ties would be the responsibility of the TFWC through seek-ing corporate or individual donations.Where construction is required, the TFWC will undertakethese projects using volunteers in keeping with the “Habitatfor Humanity” approach for home construction.TWRA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year as a par-ticipant in the Tennessee Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant Pro-gram. The commission heard a report from Ed Poolos, whois the statewide CVA, Boating Infrastructure Grant Program(BIG) Coordinator. The TWRA has funded 181 projects to-taling $3.6 million to help protect the state’s waterways.A budget expansion for a grant for more than $1.3 mil-lion was approved that will be awarded to the City of Chat-tanooga. The grant was made available through the U.S. Fishand Wildlife Service BIG program. The grant is to build orextend dockage at four prominent locations along the down-town south shore of the Tennessee River.In addition, there was a $65,000 grant approved that willbe used for transient dock facilities on the Cumberland Riverin the town of Ashland City.For more information, go to the TWRA website at: www.tnwildlife.org.BLACK BEAR SEASONIn regard to the bear hunting seasons, there were mini-mal changes proposed. To avoid a conflict with the 2013Thanksgiving holiday, the main “bear gun” season will openon Friday, Nov. 29th, rather than Thursday.TODD’S CAFESERVING DYERSBURGFOR 37 YEARS!DINE IN OR CARRY OUT!Monday - Thursday: 4:30 am to 8:00 pmFriday - Saturday: Open 24 HoursSunday: Open until 2:00 pm216 E. Court St. - Dyersburg - TN 38024731-285-9954
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  • 20. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 3938 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Indian DuckHuntingDo you usually feel tiredand worn down, after a toughday in your heated duck blindor pit? Are you exhausted af-ter a day when you sit in theglow of a propane heater,joking with friends, feast-ing on a warm breakfast andletting motorized roboduckslure your feathered prey toyour smoking guns? Wellyou may not have it as roughas you think. Consider whatearly American Indians wentthrough, as they hunted theseancestors of the featheredquackers, which we pursuetoday.Long before Columbusdiscovered this great coun-try, for the queen of Spain,American Indians of theChesapeake Bay area wereavid duck hunters. Harvest-ing ducks was refined to anart, out of necessity for food,not for sport. Their downyand colorful feathers wereused for decoration and tostuff sleeping mats, and themeat was a treat when freshlyroasted over an open fire, orsmoked and dried for jerkyto see them through the longwinter. These Native Ameri-can hunters, of days gone by,had no Thinsulate coverallsor Columbia parkas to warmthem. Instead, they slatheredtheir bodies in bear fat andmud, to repel the cold andkeep them camouflaged.They were the originatorsof the modern-aged duck de-coys, weaving the floatingreplicas out of matted reeds,and dying them with pig-ments derived from nature.They had no fancy acryl-ic, double-reeded calls tolure the ducks, nor sleek 12gauge, 3 and 1/2” magnumshotguns to blast them fromthe sky at 50 yards. TheseIndians learned to expertlymimic the different vocaliza-tions of ducks and geese, us-ing only their mouths. Theyused primitive weapons suchas spears, nets, snares, andbow and arrows to harvesttheir quarry. These weaponsnecessitated skill, stealth andcunning. Sometimes, theywould weave floating bas-kets to cover their heads,which would be the only partof their body above water,as they waited for ducks tocome to their feeding areas.At other times, they wouldbreathe through a hollowreed, as they swam under-water, into a group of rest-ing ducks. Then they wouldgrab them, unaware, by hand.So, the next time you com-plain after a day of mod-ern duck hunting, with theknowledge that if you wereunsuccessful there would stillbe food on your table, re-flect back on the original truehunters of our country. Whenthe Native Americans cameback with an empty gamebag, their bellies would bejust as empty that night. Youknow, maybe we should bethankful that we don’t haveto hunt as they did in the“good old days.”By Rob SomervilleThis is a 200 year-old photo of a Native American Indian Chief, of the Chesapeake Bay tribe, duck hunting.STEPUPStep up to the driver’s suite: Kubota’s new M135GX. Crownedwith the largest Kubota cab ever built, and one of the largestavailable in its class. And like every Kubota, the reliable andefficientM135GXworkshardtodayandholdsitsvaluetomorrow.See your local Kubota dealer to learn more.www.kubota.comOptional equipment may be shown.© KubotaTractor Corporation 2012First ChoiceFarm & Lawn1412 Stad Ave.Union City, TN 38261(731) 885-1315First ChoiceFarm & Lawn305 Hwy 51 SDyersburg, TN 38024731-882-1855Pictured here, is an actual Chesapeake Indian duck decoy, weavedfrom reeds. Note its ornate detailing.• 25 Beautiful Exterior Colors! • 5” & 6” Gutters! • Affordable Leaf Guard Systems! • Aluminum Seamless Gutters!• Free Estimates!• Bonded & Insured! OWNER: MIKE SOLLIS6560 LENOX NAUVOO RD - DYERSBURG, TN - 38024731-676-9865SOLLIS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
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  • 22. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 4342 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Patriot® Series SprayersSPRAYERS READY FOR TODAY’S DEMANDSMaximum strength and structural rigidity. Minimum weight and soil compaction. Patriot®Series sprayers are designed to go more places, leave fewer ruts and get into wet fields sooner.Patriot sprayers lead the industry with features like the AIM Command® spray system, activesuspension and the Surveyor™ cab. They’ve also added power in a more fuel efficient packagethat meets the Tier 4 emissions requirements.To view the entire series of CASE IH sprayers, tractors, combines, bush hogs, parts and acces-sories, visit our good friends at Don Medlin Inc.They are located at 1197 State Highway D - Caruthersville, MO - 63830. You can call them at(573) 333-0663 or visit them on-line at www.donmedlinco.com.- Rob SomervilleThe Kubota M135GX Diesel TractorThe new Grand X Series Deluxe mid-size tractors with more cab space,offer a high level of comfort, even under the most demanding jobs!Do you own a small farm, summer home, or have recreationalproperty with a field or large lawn area, you know how much workit takes to keep it up. If you are currently using riding lawn mowers,chain saws, wheel barrels, borrowed equipment or even hand shovelsand pick axes to care for your acreage, you are exhausting both yourbodies and your precious time.Kubota has come up with a series of mid-size, diesel tractors thatcan solve all of your problems. They are affordable and capable ofmowing, clearing land, removing stumps, building levees, planting,hauling and .... well you get the picture!The time you spend with your family enjoying the property youown is important and you want to be able to showcase it with pride.It is time to invest in a cost-effective and high quality solution to allof these problems. We recommend you check out a Kubota tractortoday. To view the M135GX pictured here, as well as the entire lineof fine Kubota products, visit our friends at First Choice Farm &Lawn at either of their two convenient locations: 1412 Stad Ave. inUnion City, TN - 731-885-1315 or 305 Hwy 51 S. in Dyersburg, TN -731-882-1855. See them on-line at www.firstchoicekubota.com.- Rob SomervilleWhat you thought was impossiblein a mid-size tractor is now ...DRAW A LINE THAT CONNECTS APICTURE OF AN ANIMAL OR FISHTO ITS NAME!DEERTURTLEFROGBASSTURKEYCATFISHGOOSESQUIRRELBLUEGILLCRAPPIEBEAVERDUCKANSWERS:COLUMN#1:BASS,DUCK,CRAPPIE,GOOSE,TURTLE,SQUIRRELCOLUMN#2:BLUEGILL,TURKEY,DEER,BEAVER,CATFISH,FROGSPONSORED PROUDLY BYWE CARE ABOUT KIDS!For AgricultureJUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 43
  • 23. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 4544 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Allye Brimm {11yrs old of Finley, Tennessee} shot her firstdove September 8th, 2012, with some help from her dad, JerryBrimm. They were hunting on property owned by LineberryFarms, in Dyer County.- Photo provided by Tiffany BrimmJeff Caldwell was fishing at Fyrne Lake in 12’ feetof water on the afternoon of 6-10-13, and caught 17bass. Three of the bass weighed 3 lbs and all of themseemed to be stuffed with eggs.However, whilecleaning the fish he discovered their stomachs werecrammed full of minnows.- Photo courtesy of Fyrne LakeGavin Brimm {6yrs old of Finley ,Tennessee}shot his first turkey on March 23rd, 2013.Pictured with Gavin is his dad, Jerry Brimm.Gavin was super excited and said “I smokedhim dad!” - Photo provided by Tiffany BrimmGeorge Mayo and Steve Barnett teamed up to catch thismonstrous, blue catfish near Pilot Knob, in Tennessee. Itweighed in at over 70 pounds and was 48 ½ inches long.This trophy was brought in by rod and reel, on just 20 lb.test line! - Photo courtesy of Lankford TaxidermyJustin Mann took this beautiful whitetail in Tennesseeon Nov. 6th, 2012.- Photo courtesy of Lankford TaxidermyStacey Lemons, of Dyersburg, Tennessee took his daughter{Kayla} fishing on a neighborhood pond and caught thismixed bag of bass and huge bluegill.- Photo by Rob SomervilleJUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 4544 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013
  • 24. JUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 4746 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013Congratulations to Justin Hicks, on bagging these two beautiful bears, while on his Alberta Canada hunt, May 21st 2013.- Photo courtesy of Wilkerson’s TaxidermyClayton Swanner, of Dyersburg, Tennesseecaught this largemouth bass on a brown jigwith a crawdad trailer in two feet of water.- Photo submitted by Tiffany SwannerTim Mannharvested thiswide-racked buckin Tennessee onNov. 5th, 2012.- Photo courtesyof LankfordTaxidermyJUNE-JULY 2013 | SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS 4746 SOUTHERN TRADITIONS OUTDOORS | JUNE-JULY 2013
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