Tom Fegely, who hails from Pennsylvania, is the author of our new nature column, Woods Wise. The editors of Field & Stream looked for an experienced writer who could bring the natural world into focus for hunters and anglers. Tom's background-he taught environmental education and ecology for 14 years before becoming a professional outdoor writer in 1976-makes him the ideal choice for this assignment. His first column (June) was on fire ants. As the recipient of nearly 300 bites from these vicious pests, he speaks with hard-won authority. This month, with "Mast Hysteria," he writes about the different types of mast found in the deer woods. Besides newspaper and magazine articles, Tom is the author of eight books.