Jim Mize

Real People. Real Stories. Real Land.

The Makings of a Hunting Partner

Hunting partners bond over time like lug nuts on an old truck wheel. The hours on the road, exposure to heat and cold, and the grit and grime from...

"A heavy dose of nature" inspires kids

A visit to a hands-on science center inspires a group of children to spend more time outdoors.

The Deer Who Wore Camo: A True Hunting Story

Two men set out for the ultimate extreme hunting experience in the mountains, but their experience wasn't quite the Ernest Hemmingway story they...

Rain on a Tin Roof: The sound of a million memories

Jim Mize remembers hearing rain on a tin roof whenever he visited grandpa's house. Now a grandfather, himself, the sound takes him back to...

How Opening Day of Hunting Season is like Christmas

The anticipation, the preparation, the sleepless night before the big day... a humorous look at the ways hunting season's opening day is just like...

8 Simple Tips for Better Fishing and Hunting Photos

The National Wild Turkey Federation's director of photography shares the secrets to better outdoor photos when hunting, fishing and...

The legend of fish stories: Can fishermen be honest?

Imagine if fishermen were honest, or if fishermen could stretch the truth the way other professions do. Our humor writer share his deep thoughts...

Mountain biking: A culture of its own

Mountain bikers have their own language, equipment and tricks to get the best out of their sport - and to avoid the worst. Humor writer Jim Mize...

Plinking: Remembering when target shooting was simple

Outdoor writer Jim Mize remembers simpler times, when his whole family used to target shoot on an improvized gun range on their land.

Aggressive geese are no match for Superman

Country man and award-winning humor writer Jim Mize recalls the day his dad stopped a flock of aggressive geese from overtaking a farm.