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Jim Mize

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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

When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds

When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds

People who feed birds find it rewarding and time well spent. Usually, they can rattle off the species at their feeder like they were family names. ...

Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters

Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters

Experienced hunter, father, and grandpa Jim Mize reflects on the life lessons and self-sufficiency skills he learned during his first hunting...

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

For many rural folks and homesteaders, a fireplace or woodstove is an essential part of the home. However, finding a safe and efficient place to...

Messing With Mice

Messing With Mice

When you live close to nature, you're bound to come across various wild creatures...big and small. Mice, for example, are common on many farms and...

The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South

The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South

Census data shows that the South is attracting newcomers like never before. Long-time Southerner, outdoorsman and author Jim Mize, shares some tips...

Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90

Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90%

If you drive on country roads, chances are you've either hit or nearly collided with a deer frozen in the headlights. Deer collisions are common and...

Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)

Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)

Tree identification apps are a helpful and handy tool for land owners, nature lovers and anyone interested in learning more about forests and...

Keep Your firewood close to home

Keep Your firewood close to home

Cooler temperatures beckon for cozy nights spent around a campfire, bonfire, or relaxing in front of your fireplace. But do you really know where...

Experiences in Country CrossTraining

Experiences in Country Cross-Training

Need some humorous inspiration to fuel your New Year's fitness resolutions? Jim Mize shares his first-hand experiences in woodland country...

Best Gifts for Anglers

Best Gifts for Anglers

Christmas shopping for anglers can seem a daunting task as they either appear to already have everything or you have no idea what they already own....