Top 7 Best Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tips for Beginners

May 5, 2020

At Bill Jackson’s, we love helping beginners as they embark on new adventures. One such adventure for which customers seek our help is standup paddle boarding (SUP). The sport can be traced as far back as the 18th century, but has really taken off in the past two decades. It can seem a daunting task […]

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Backyard Habitat and Birding: What you Need

April 8, 2020

During this pandemic, many are staying home, and have chosen to pass the time by working in their yards. Since so many parks are closed, I recommend turning your yard into a park. The National Wildlife Federation has a program to certify your yard as a backyard habitat. This gives you a convenient place to […]

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COVID-19 Update: Which National & Local Parks Are Still Open?

April 1, 2020

You might start to be getting stir crazy if you are in quarantine or social distancing yourself from others. This new normal is not only impacting our day to day lives, but it’s also impacting our national and local parks. In this article, you’ll learn which parks are still open and any updates about other […]

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Tarpon Fishing Season: How to Target Tarpon in Tampa Bay (3 Tips)

March 25, 2020

Tarpon, aka the Silver King, are one of the most prestigious and challenging gamefish to target in the Tampa Bay area. This is because they’re a large powerful fish that can perform acrobatic leaps out of the water. In addition, tarpon make far runs and go toe-to-toe with some of the heaviest tackle. Here are […]

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6 Camping Essentials Never to Forget

March 11, 2020

Since 2014, over 6 million people have taken up camping and it’s a trend that isn’t going anywhere soon. All the facts point to a huge upsurge in overnighting in the great outdoors. Before you plan your next adventure, consider this list of 6 camping essentials. Hiking, fishing, and hunting are all awesome ways to spend time […]

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Hook, Line, and Sinker: Expert Tips for Speckled Trout Fishing

February 13, 2020

Fishing for speckled or spotted sea trout is popular in Florida.  At the posting of this blog, speckled trout are out of season for harvest until May 31, 2020.  They are still fun to catch and release.  When in season, they are a deliciously sweet fish If you want to catch some spotted trout in Florida, you’ve got to know […]

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7 Tips for Using Binoculars This Spring

February 3, 2020

40% of Americans 16 or older participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016. If you’re part of this demographic, then you most likely have a pair of binoculars or are looking to purchase one soon.  But without knowing how to use them properly, you may just miss out on seeing that rare specimen you’ve been looking for. […]

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A Hiker’s Guide to Trail Etiquette

January 24, 2020

Considering how expansive America is, and how much nature there is to see, it’s really no surprise that people love getting out there and exploring what Mother Nature has to offer.  In 2017, there were around 44.9 million hikers in America.  Some trails are more popular than other.  With so many people on those trails, there is […]

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Now is the Time for Hiking in Florida! The Top Spots, Reviewed

January 20, 2020

Almost half of Floridians went on a hike in the last year. Were you one of them? There are thousands of miles to explore; the Florida Trail stretches 1,400 miles! To make your experience enjoyable, you need to choose the right trail. Consider the length, sun cover, terrain, and distance. We’ve chosen three parks that offer […]

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The Benefits of Fly Fishing Classes

January 3, 2020

Did you know that 49 million people in the U.S. fish, including fly fishing? Are you looking to learn fly fishing or maybe perfect your skill? In this article, you’ll learn all about the many benefits of fly fishing. Discover why you should sign up today for fly fishing classes and get started today. Unique […]

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