Columnist: Jason Hawkins

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Fishing can be a little like pulling teeth

A messed up molar couldn't stop the trip that finally landed a marlin


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: The rhythm of the rain

It began raining at 2 a.m. He heard it and felt it and sensed it and the thunder pounded his senses and the lightning offered him a flash of vision. He waited and stirred and when the rains became light, his feet were left bare and his pant legs rolled above his ankles and the spinning rod became soft in his hand.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

Water flows east


Jun. 23, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Summer has its own slang in the outdoors


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Comforted by pale, blue Panama hat

From where she keeps the pen and the leather-bound journal, she allows a foot to be cleansed by the water and her soul to be lifted like the vapors.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Jason Hawkins column: The Dream Fish Project

Apparently, I don’t just think about fish, I dream about them, too.


May. 24, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Jason Hawkins: Drive to coast is time to take it all in

During the five-hour drive to Frisco in the company of an angler friend, I realized five hours is just not enough time to make fishing tales grow and a friendship grow even more.


May. 12, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

Rules of the Fishing Report


May. 06, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Wily coyotes are howling, prowling

Area outdoorsman Jason Hawkins: "Just a few nights ago, I counted seven howling coyotes, and that was only as far as my human ears could hear."


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: Listen and you'll hear

The sounds we hear in the outdoors are part of the experiences we live in the outdoors.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Smart turkeys & dumb owls

Hunting turkeys has been a trial-and-error undertaking for outdoorsman Jason Hawkins. 


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: Living through words

My grandmother passed recently and though she never walked with me down a game trail at 4 a.m., she was right there with me in spirit and will be forever.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Shhh — hear that? Nature's speaking

For a moment that is neither too long nor too short nor too empty nor too full nor too anything more than the moment I listen.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Dressy-casual for the outdoorsman

Within the cloak of formality, the informality of angling became pleasure and respite, despite the week that was.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Hunting for connection in communication forest

By all scientific accounts and amateur observations, wild game and fish feed when they are hungry, move when they want and are involuntarily involved in the same cycle of life today as they have been forever. What has changed is how we communicate what we see, do, catch, chase, observe or experience in the outdoors.