How Deer Survive Hunting Season

White-tailed Deer Utilizes Keen Senses To Survive During Hunting Season

PUBLISHED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 4:30 AM Watertown Daily Times100_3060

White-tailed deer, especially mature ones, have a knack for evading hunters. While some hunters attribute this elusive ability to the animal’s sixth sense, the reality is that the whitetail’s keen senses account for the animal’s woodland wizardry.

Today’s column takes a closer look at these sensory abilities that allow deer to elude hunters during the hunting season and to elude other predators and dangers throughout the year. Continue Reading

Public Land Trophies

Public Land Offers Ample Opportunity For Trophy Deer

By: Pat Kalmertondsc_0027-3

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

Fall Musky Anyone?


By: Kyle Sorensenfall-ski

Eye lashes glimmering with ice, fingers have lost all feeling, gusts of wind with a vengeance just hammering at any and all exposed skin; it’s a signature scenario in any true diehard’s quest for fall Esox.  I have lived this scenario many times.  Each time my body says “enough is enough” but my heart tells me “keep on going.”  All that comes crashing down when the splash, the wave, the rod thumping sign of Bertha enters my surroundings.  For that moment, the world stands still.  Environmental factors are forgotten and I am one with the moment. Continue Reading

Late Season Divers

Wisconsin In Black And White

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By: Brian Lovett

A cool northwest wind blows dead leaves from the trees, sending them skittering down the street. Change is in the air, and one glance through binoculars confirms it. Slicks of black-and-white dots cover the lake. It’s diver time. Continue Reading

A Big Game Pack for Everything you Need

Slumberjack Bounty 2.0 Big Game Pack Review

Slumberjack bounty 2.0 review

The Slumberjack bounty 2.0 big game pack has over 4,932 cubic inches to carry your meat back in no time.

A backcountry hunt for elk, deer, bear, moose or other big game requires some essential gear and the capacity to haul it back safely. There are tons of options out there available for packing out big game and lots of great choices, but the Slumberjack Bounty 2.0 should be at the top of the list. The Bounty 2.0 is a 4932 cubic inch pack that can carry over 100 pounds of fresh meat and even comes with a detachable field pack for quick trips out of camp. For a pack with everything you’ll ever need, check out the Slumberjack Bounty 2.0Continue Reading