A Black Bear Story

The Biggest Bear I’ve Ever Shot

 By: Mike Jamesmikes Bear (2)

The story starts with my annual ritual of sending off our group’s spring turkey hunting choices…and the addition of another point for my bear hunting permit. The plan was to apply for my bear kill permit when my son was done playing high school soccer therefore giving me more time to pursue Ursus Americanus.  And 2014 turned out to be the year.  With the 10 points accumulated in my account, I was assured of a kill permit regardless of the area I chose to hunt, but that was a foregone conclusion. Of course, I would hunt near our family’s cabin south of highway 8 in Rusk County—zone C. No dog-chasing bears during our bear hunt, but as we soon found out, a number of other baiters were in our chosen area. Continue Reading

A Versatile, Travel Shoe for Any Environment: Crosskix

Crosskix Shoe Review

Crosskix Shoe Review

Crosskix are some of the best shoes for travel and work wonders in a variety of situations.

Packing can be a pain. Figuring out what you’re doing on your trip, what you need, what you don’t need and what is absolutely essential is key. One of the handiest things to do when vacationing and packing is finding items that work well for many different situations. Crosskix are the shoes for any situation. Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, crossing a stream, flyfishing on a river or sand bar, or mud mountain biking, these shoes can handle it all.  Continue Reading