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    Simpson: Why mullet’s worth waiting for

    Carolina’s jumpin’ mullet is, and always has been, our most deliciously romantic summer and autumn inhabitant.

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    Simpson: Taking a drive in America

    Any cross the nation tour is bound to lead to some kind of unforgettable adventure.

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    Simpson: Thoughts of outdoors in autumn

    September translates as the shifting from summer into autumn, county fairs, with carnival rides, rodeos and side shows display their wares. Farmers brag of the summer's harvest; display grains, fruit and vegetables. From our "Walking S" ranch came the blue ribbon for a 13-inch stalk of corn, a sunflower...

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    Simpson: Take an 'old-timer' fishing

    If you are seeking pleasure, consider taking an old man fishing. Most kids have a lifetime ahead to learn the joys of angling, while the old-timers, on an ever shortening tether, also deserve attention.

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    Simpson: Driving to the great outdoors

    Many ask, why drive? Aircraft are much faster. But the pleasure in traveling comes with the trip, not the arrival. A train would be fine, (steam propelled preferably), as in my childhood, but they, like aircraft, are now freight carriers without romance. A Mississippi paddle wheeler would prove ...

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    The challenge of target shooting

    Target shooting begins in the back woods with “turkey shoots,” peaking at international Olympic Games matches

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    Simpson: Testing a new fishing rod, carefully

    The purported excuse for undertaking this particular fishing expedition, in mid-July, was to test our newly crafted split bamboo fishing rod. My feeling was that it’s too pretty to be exposed to potential rod busting powers of big fish.

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    An old wooden boat brings back memories, spurs imagination

    Columnist Bob Simspon who started fishing as a boy has tried to keep up with modern times.

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    Simpson: Fishing and alligators

    Two knobby protuberances breaking the surface looked us over. It was “George,” the alligator, on morning patrol. “George” is a five, or so, foot long gator that hangs out in nearby marshes, probably aware fishermen often discard bait or dead or injured fish in the vicinity...

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    Bob Simpson: A birthday bash at Cape Lookout

    For those not familiar with Cape Lookout National Seashore, it consists of a series of narrow migrating islands extending along mid-North Carolina’s coast for about 56 miles.

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