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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

Recent Posts

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...

The Story Behind American Turkey Hunting

America’s turkey population diminished to near extinction 100 years ago as habitats disappeared. This is the story of how hunters and scientists...

Kudzundheit! A humorous look at the facts behind the prolific vine

Award-winning humor writer Jim Mize shares the facts about kudzu -- as well as a few theories of his own.

Opening Day for Doves: the Party That Kicks Off Hunting Season

Just about the time high school bands start to practice on the football field, when hardwood leaves pick up the first notes of fading, and farmers...

Hank Patterson: World's Greatest Fly Fishing Guide?

We talk to Travis Swartz, the man who plays Hank Patterson in a humorous fly fishing series on YouTube.