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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

Keeping Bears Wild

Keeping Bears Wild

If you live in a rural area with black bears, one of the most important things to learn is how to keep those bears wild. Outdoorsman, Jim Mize...

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Wouldn't it be amazing to have the time to cast a line while on your way to the grocery store, the bank or even to pick up the kids?  Rural life...

Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning Safety Tips

Late summer is prime thunderstorm season here in the South. Whether you're hiking, boating, fishing, farming, or hunting an ounce of prevention is...

Mistakes Animals Make

Mistakes Animals Make

Our impressions of wildlife often picture these creatures dashing through the woods with grace and agility.  Deer leap over fences with the style...

The Benefits of Prescribed Burns for Private Forested Land

The Benefits of Prescribed Burns for Private Forested Land

Could prescribed burning benefit your rural forested property? It depends on several factors, but it can be accomplished on as little as one acre....

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Fishing on your own farm pond can provides hours of relaxation and entertainment for adults and children alike. However, it's important to know...

The Cradle of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry

If you're looking for an educational outdoor summer getaway, the birthplace of American Forestry, "The Cradle of Forestry," near Asheville North...

Author Profile: L. Woodrow Ross  An Outdoorsman For the Ages

Author Profile: L. Woodrow Ross – An Outdoorsman For the Ages

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Jim Mize interviews our resident survival and outdoors expert L. Woodrow Ross on what it...

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

Fish has always been considered a healthy food. However, new reports of mercury and other contaminants can make fish lovers question whether the...

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

More than 74,000 family forest owners have turned their 19 million acres of timberland into certified tree farms. Should you? The director of the...