• By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

Thanksgiving week is a time of togetherness.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

Have you gotten your 2018 calendar yet?

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

You don’t know how much free time you actually have on your hands until you have a kid.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

This column isn’t about turkey hunting. That season has already come and gone, and we Southern Marylanders must drive quite a distance to the northwestern end of the state to take part anyway. Turkey season is more of a spring thing around here.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

The title of this column might have you thinking about Jolly Old Saint Nick coming down the chimney. And maybe wondering what he’s going to be carrying in that big sack of his. And also, more importantly, wondering just when he plans to start his Christmas shopping since there are only 47 da…

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the results of the 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey recently.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

Maryland’s four-day black bear hunt ended last week, the first part of early muzzleloader for deer has already come and gone and we’re now into the second split of bow season.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

About a week ago, an email from Casey Jones, manager of Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, flashed across my computer screen.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

The annual Fishin’ Buddies Fall Fishing Derby was held last Saturday at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

Nothing gets a law-abiding citizen’s ire up more than somebody blatantly violating the law and not getting caught doing it.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

Monday is the observance of Columbus Day and many of us have a three-day weekend coming up. You may have seen on the news that there’s a bit of controversy over the name of the holiday, and some towns have even enacted laws to call it something more politically correct.

  • By Jamie Drake jamiedrakeoutdoors@outlook.com

Although I’m a now a St. Mary’s County girl for life, I grew up in Charles County.