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Columnist Walter Scott

Walter Scott

Columnist

Walter Scott is an outdoors enthusiast and freelance writer from Drakesville, Iowa. He is also the publisher of the Ottumwa Post free online newspaper. His outdoors column appears regularly in the West Central Tribune.

Fishing trip to supply grandson's company fish fry was a bit hit and miss, but it provided a successful lunch meal on the grill.
Attempting a turtle trap is a new get-rich-quick scheme for the Walter Scott family since he learned of a business that buys snapping turtles for a dollar a pound.
Temperatures near 100 mean it's best to do the outdoor work in the morning — and also go fishing. It is not good for a person to go too many days without fishing.
There is no shortage of predators on the property, but deer and turkeys seem to feel safe there.
They say, “with age comes wisdom.” In the case of retired coyote hound Toes, that saying might just be the truth.
Keeping a steady supply of jelly out to attract orioles can be problematic even when it is readily available.
Keep the dogs at home when coyotes around this time of year. Females have either just had their pups or are getting ready to do so, and males are protecting their territory.
Walter Scott is an outdoors enthusiast and freelance writer from Drakesville, Iowa.
Walter Scott is an outdoors enthusiast and freelance writer from Drakesville, Iowa.
Walter Scott is an outdoors enthusiast and freelance writer from Drakesville, Iowa.