Public Land For Trophy Deer

Public Land Offers Ample Opportunity For Trophy Deer

By: Pat Kalmerton

The phrase “there is nowhere to hunt” is nonsense – yet it rings out all over the United States from hunters of all ages and genders. Investing time to research and discover public areas to pursue hunting adventures yields pleasant surprises! There are acres of opportunities that lie behind open gates. Continue Reading

DEER CAMP

The Second Saturday

By: Joe Jankowski

I slow my breath and concentrate so intensely as to see the individual hairs behind the shoulder of the animal.  My crosshairs settling in as I hold…one more easy exhale…The unknowing squirrel scurries across the branch and launches itself to the next oak.  I slowly hang my rifle back onto the holder and I ease myself back down onto the seat of my stand and finish the last couple bites of my lunch. Continue Reading

The True Meaning Of Hunting

The 500,000 Friends You Haven’t Met

By: Tyler Lomibao

As the old saying goes, “It’s that time of year again!” This weekend marks one of the biggest holidays of the year. No, it’s not a Hallmark holiday. It’s opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer season! I will join you all as 1 of the roughly 500,000 hunters that will watch the Saturday sun rise dressed in blaze orange. Continue Reading

Smoking Wild Meat

Beginners Guide to Smoking Wild Meat

New technology of pellet grills make smoking wild game less of a headache

By PJ Cashman

As intimidating getting into hunting or fishing can be for new sportsmen, it is also one of the most exciting parts about the outdoors. Any outdoorsman can tell you about the first deer they shot, their first Western hunt, or first big water fishing trip – and keeping that excitement alive with new experiences is one of the greatest aspects of enjoying the outdoors. Continue Reading

Wrapping it for Walleye

Wrapping it for Walleye

By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

Like clockwork, the phone at The Next Bite office rings with a call from Santa about this time every year looking for gift advice. After the usual pleasantries, Santa got right down to business. He said there was a guy who had been extra good this past year that had just bought a Mercury powered Nitro Z21. Santa wanted to help him rig it. Continue Reading

Chasing Hasenpfeffer

Chasing Hasenpfeffer

Great winter hunting opportunities lend themselves to a delicious dish at the dinner table

By Mike Yurk

With the conclusion of Thanksgiving weekend, deer hunting season ended and for most people hunting was over for the year as I was growing up. Duck hunting had closed some time around the middle of November. Yes, pheasant hunting still continued, stretching through December, but the chances of finding a pheasant so late in the season was fairly remote in those days. As everyone was cleaning guns for the last time and putting them away, I was getting ready for some of my favorite hunting. Continue Reading