EARLY ICE GILLS

EARLY ICE GILLS

By: Kyle Sorensen

When the first layer of skim ice hits the local bays and ponds, I know it’s almost here.  The first hole I get to rip by hand lets me know I have been slacking off the last few months as the muscles in my arms begin to burn.  The burn is a good burn as I know I’m finally back out on the hard water. Continue Reading

FIRST ICE

First Ice

By: Kyle Sorensen

And so it begins.  The wait that just torments us ice heads – the thermometer is dropping and our anticipation is climbing.  The combos have been lubed up, line refreshed, and the best lures tied on… at least for this week.  My wife may or may not have caught me in the garage a couple times, just sitting in my ice shack… but I don’t blame her envy.  I look out my window, and I see the beautiful sight of the white flakes dancing across the lawn.  Everything needs to be ready.  You never know, we could get a foot of ice overnight; then it’s go time.  I look over at the calendar and the unfortunate reality kicks in – it’s only November. Continue Reading

There’s No Outdoor Comfort Like Sleeping on Air

SurvivalHax Self Inflating Sleeping Pad Review

Having a comfortable night’s sleep is priceless, especially in the mountains on a hunting or camping trip. The only issue, is hauling extra gear like an air mattress or heavy sleeping pads all that way. Sure, there are some ultra light sleeping pads out there, but do you really want to drop $200 on something like that? We say, test out the awesome SurvivalHax Sleeping pad that weighs less than two pounds and costs only $40 and use that extra cash to get out on another hunting trip. Continue Reading

Big Washington State Whitetail Shot-User Submission

Big Washington State Whitetail Shot-User Submission

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Joe Moodie shot this giant whitetail during the Washington state rifle hunt after chasing it all throughout the archery and muzzleloader seasons.

Joe Moodie had been chasing one buck all throughout archery and muzzleloader season, but had not managed to wrap his tag around it when the rifle season began. Unfortunately for this big buck, his days were number. With rifle in hand, Joe was finally able to catch up to this big buck that he shot with his rifle in Washington State.  Continue Reading

Santa Comes to Shanty Town

Santa Comes to Shanty Town

 

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

 

It looked like it was going to be a great day for ice fishing. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze, and from what we had been hearing, the fish were biting! So we packed up the truck and headed out to our favorite lake.

We had just parked on “the spot” when we saw something strange in the sky. At first we weren’t sure what to make of it, but as it got closer we knew exactly who was coming our way. It was our good buddy, Santa Claus! Continue Reading

Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

These are the biggest Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

In a multi-day hunting expedition, there are things you ought to have and things you can do without. For purposes of mobility, you need to whittle down your list of must-haves. Excess weight will bog you down. Read on to know the essential things you must carry with you in every hunting trip that will require you to spend more than a day in the backcountry: Continue Reading

The Waterfowler

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From divers to puddle ducks, Wisconsin offers a wide variety of ducks to chase, and I’m going to give you some tips on how I’m able to finish ducks in many different situations. These different types of ducks can be found from dry land fields to shallow marshes, or even out to the depths of the big lakes.  With each species targeted in a total different presentation and location, you could end up accumulating as much equipment as a farmer would have. Continue Reading