Examples of How Technology is Changing Hunting

Examples of How Technology is Changing Hunting

Over the decades, the ancient and controversial sport of hunting has drastically changed, especially in terms of the technology that is used. There are many different gadgets that have come into existence, which improve the success rate of the sport, as well as the safety and overall experience. For example, GPS trackers and units make it easier to make your way around the playing field, while improvements in gun manufacturing increase the accuracy, functionality, and precision of the firearms themselves. You can also use drones and trail cameras to scope out prospective sites and capture video footage and photographs. There are mixed reviews on whether these changes in technology are for the good, but no matter what, technology has influenced hunting and here are 5 examples of how they have changed the sport. Continue Reading

Fun Side Activities For Your Next Outdoor Trip

If you’re getting ready for your next outdoor adventure then you’re probably looking for fun activities to enjoy on your trip. We understand how hard it can be to try and narrow down what to do from the wide array of options available, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is a compilation of some of the best activities that will help you reconnect with nature and turn your ordinary outdoor trip into an exhilarating adventure. Continue Reading

199ride’s Guide to Prep Your Truck for Towing During Summer in Wisconsin

Guide to Prep Your Truck for Towing During Summer in Wisconsin

Summer Truck Prep

Prepping your truck for summer is important for all your recreational activities.

Anytime you hook up your trailer, boat, or camper to your truck, the possibilities for Wisconsin summertime fun and adventures quickly multiply. However, it’s always important to properly prep your truck before you hit the road. Continue Reading

Where to Place a Tree Blind for Hunting Success

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Trying to figure out where to place your tree blind for deer hunting can be an arduous process. You can’t exactly move the tree stand with ease when you have put it up, and deer hunting is extremely difficult. There are a few key factors which you need to consider where you are going to put it, and choosing between tree blinds vs ground blinds adds yet more difficulty to the process. Continue Reading

Top 6 Car Features for Wisconsin Winter Outdoor Adventurers

Top 6 Car Features for Wisconsin Winter Outdoor Adventurers

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Challenging Wisconsin weather drives what you may need for successful winter expeditions.

Challenging Wisconsin weather drives what you may need for successful winter expeditions. 

You’ve packed extra hand-warmers. You have a new vacuum insulated mug. Your favorite boots are ready. So, you think you’re prepared for an adventure into Wisconsin’s winter wonderland … except for one thing: getting there and back. Before you travel to the great outdoors this winter, consider how a few vehicle features can add to your enjoyment and even impact your hunting and fishing success. Continue Reading

Packing for the wilderness – What to Take

Packing for the wilderness – what to take

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When packing for a wilderness trip, you need to make sure you have all of your essentials

Depending on why you are heading off to the wilderness, you may be thinking about checking out the latest cameras, for photographing the wildlife, shopping for fishing lures or finding red dot sights , for hunting. There are certain items which need to be taken along, depending on what you are intending to do while you are there.

However, there are some items which are a good idea to pack, no matter why you are taking off into the wilderness. Let’s take a look at what you need to consider.

The right knife for the job

It’s always a good idea to take a knife with you when you head off into the wilderness. They come in useful for everything from cutting branches to gutting fish. A fixed blade knife is the best choice as it tends to be more reliable than a folding knife; there are less moving parts where there can be problems.

A hat for warmth

It can get really cold when you are out in the middle of nowhere, especially at night. Do not forget to pack your reliable beanie hat, to help keep you warm.

Water bottle with at least a 2-liter capacity

It goes without saying that it’s important to keep hydrated if you are out hiking. This is why you need to pack a good quality water bottle, where you can store at least two liters of liquid.

Somewhere to sleep

You do not necessarily have to take a tent with you, into the wilderness; although this does tend to be the most popular option. If you are heading somewhere which is protected by plenty of tree cover, you may want to consider taking along a hammock, or even just a tarpaulin, instead. You can also supplement any sleeping facility you take with a sleeping bag, for extra protection and warmth.

A form of light

Obviously, you do not want to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere, with no form of lighting. Depending on your individual requirements, you should take a head lamp or torch to use.

The basics for hygiene and health

You do not need to take the entire contents of your bathroom with you; this is supposed to be about getting back to nature after all. But, you should take the basics, such as a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste, bandage and band aid, and some painkillers.

Clothing and shoes – the essentials

If you are heading into the wilderness, a good pair of hiking boots is essential. It’s also a good idea to take some light shoes, for when you are around the camp in the evening. Make sure that you take clothing that is easily worn in layers, and that is fast drying.

Packing the items you take into a pack that has a frame and a strap that fastens around your waist is the best idea. This makes it easier for you to carry the load when you are hiking out to your destination. Stick to packing just the necessities as you do not want the pack to be any heavier than it needs to be.

Used Car Buying Tips for Hunters, Anglers, and other Up North Adventurers

The Boy Scouts got it right: “Be Prepared.” Same goes for your vehicle!

Up North Vehicles

Do you love going on outdoor adventures? Whether you’re heading “up north” or to another part of beautiful Wisconsin, plan what vehicle you want to buy to get the most of your trek. Simply put, consider what activities you’re going to enjoy, and select the right vehicle. Hunters may want to store a deer in a separate area, away from passengers. Anglers may want enough maneuverability to drive to secluded fishing holes. Campers may need extra storage space. Continue Reading

How to Hunt Deer With an AR-15

How to Hunt Deer With an AR-15

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Deer hunting with an AR-15 is a possibility and if you follow these steps you can learn how.

Although the AR-15 is widely used in military and police applications, it is suitable for civilians who would like to increase their hunting prowess with greater firepower. Not only does the AR-15 provide greater accuracy and stability than comparable firearms, but it’s a rather familiar and accessible gun that can be enjoyed by hunters of all ages. Continue Reading