If you’ve been reading the Outdoors column for any amount of time, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that my father, James Kundreskas, wrote this section of the newspaper for many years.

While most of us are wondering what’s next as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, there’s one segment of the population that’s enjoying every second of it: Dogs.

Have you been bitten by the photography bug? That’s the only kind of bug I want flying around me this spring.

Attention, hunters. You could attend the biennial Pope and Young Club Convention to be held March 26 to 28 in Chantilly, Virginia.

Back around Christmas, I treated myself to the recently-published MARA book.

I grew up with a father who spent every available minute of his leisure time trolling in his bass boat. Usually, if I didn’t have a horseback riding competition to go to, I would tag along.

Although I’ve often remarked about how much I enjoy the white stuff of winter, the time for snow has pretty much come and gone. Now, I’m eagerly looking forward to the warmer days ahead.

It’s the 14th of February, better known as Valentine’s Day, and I thought it would be fitting to share a few words about the special guy in my life.

While I haven’t had the urge to light the fireplace yet this winter, you never know what the weather will bring our way this February.

In less than a month, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk will be held at Lake Guntersville. That’s a fitting place to celebrate the Classic’s 50th birthday, in the great state of Alabama where the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society got its start in 1968.

There are a lot of good news items to share in this first outdoors column of February.

Art and the outdoors have always gone hand in hand. The earliest known artworks decorate prehistoric cave walls and depict the animals important to man.

As I sit writing today’s column, I’m pondering the need to flip my desk calendar over to February in just a few days.

I’ve written a few times about invasive species in Florida, beginning with the lionfish derby, a concerted effort to remove as many lionfish as possible from the Atlantic Ocean. Over 40,000 fish have been removed through REEF supported derbies since 2010.

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