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Jim Mize

Jim Mize has written humor and nostalgia for magazines including Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Field & Stream, and a number of conservation magazines, picking up over fifty Excellence In Craft awards along the way. His most recent book, a collection of humor for fly fisherman entitled A Creek Trickles Through It, was awarded best outdoor book in 2014 by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. More on Jim and his writing activities can be found at acreektricklesthroughit.com

Recent Posts

The Wrong Way to Learn Hunter Safety

Two men, a truck, some over-eager deer hounds, and a couple of loaded guns in the treacherous swamps of coastal lowcountry...what could possibly...

The Battle of the Bird Feeder

For all those who fight the never-ending battle of the bird feeder, Jim Mize shares his harrowing story of how he managed to outsmart an entire...

How to Shop for The Perfect Rural Property in Three Months

Outdoorsman Jim Mize shares his experience of buying rural land in three months, from narrowing down the ideal location in his search to visiting...

Sisters on the Fly

The Sisters on the Fly is a women’s group that meets up in various locations to enjoy the great outdoors with one rule: “No men, no kids, have...

What to Consider When Buying A Boat

When you own rural land, you have a place for “big toys”like boats. But how do you choose which boat is best? Outdoorsman Jim Mize went straight...

You Buy a House, But You Earn a Homeplace

Jim Mize shares how his family rebuilt a homeplace that has been in the family since the 1800s.

Five Tips for Camping with Kids | Rethink:Rural

How do you make camping with kids even more fun? Outdoorsman and grandpa Jim Mize offers five tips to make camping a true adventure for young...

An Archer Who Made the Sport Her Mission

Archery is a sport built on stamina, good judgment and perseverance. Learn more about how archery became a way of life for International Archery...

5 Cooking Tips for Wild Game

Wild game is among the healthiest meat on the planet, but cooking it can be tricky. Try these five techniques  from The Sporting Chef Scott...

Christmas Outdoors

Christmas in the South has a cultural connection with the outdoors going back hundreds of years.  Archibald Rutledge, an outdoorsman and the first...