Opinel N 12 Explore Knife

Opinel N 12 Explore Knife

Are you looking for a knife that will carry you through every hunting season, every fishing season, and in every outdoor condition? Well, look no further with Opinel Knives! These knives are built to take you there without any worry. At a great price point, you don’t want to miss out on this deal! Continue Reading

Can Our Ash Trees Be Saved From Emerald Ash Borer?

Can Our Ash Trees Be Saved From Emerald Ash Borer?

By: Lawanda Jungwirth

Last summer, I spent an hour a week walking around in circles on baseball diamonds staring at the ground.  People probably thought I was a crazy person.  What I was really doing was bio surveillance.  No, I wasn’t wearing a hazmat suit or carrying high-tech spy equipment.  I needed only my eyes and a pencil and paper to record what I saw. Continue Reading

Puppy vs Started Dog

Puppy VS Started Dog

By: Jesse Dieckmen

When it comes time to look for your next best hunting companion, the question you must ask yourself is, “Do I get a pup, started, or finished dog?”  Depending on your situation there are both pros and cons to each. Whichever way you decide to go, there are some questions you should think about.   Let’s start with looking for that cute, cuddly, and vivacious puppy.   Continue Reading

The Two Year Tom

The Two Year Tom

By: Ron Weber

The gobble startled me as it shattered the pre-dawn silence. A few soft hen yelps from my slate call had incited the response, which in turn excited me. It was the first morning of my spring turkey season and it now seemed as though it might be a short one as I knew I had a tom close by, easily within 60 yards. As I impatiently waited for light, I couldn’t help but to throw out a few more soft calls- each call being answered by a booming gobble. I know many “experts” would say to avoid calling too much to a tom on the roost, but for me, gobbling was the kick that made spring turkey hunting so special. Continue Reading

Spring on the Mississippi


My buddy, Paul Valle of Oakdale, Minnesota, had called me a couple of days earlier to see if I wanted to go fishing. “We’ll take my boat,” he tells me. It is mid-March and we will fish just below the dam on the Mississippi River, north of Red Wing, Minnesota. As far as I am concerned, the first time I am in a boat on open water is the beginning of spring. Although we both are old enough that we are drawing Social Security, we are as excited as boys as we motor to the dam. Paul confesses it has been a couple of years since he last had his boat out. Continue Reading

Florence County Wisconsin

Florence County

Escape and explore outdoors with family and friends this winter

By: Wendy Gehlhoff

Looking for outdoor winter adventures or a cozy spot to come in from the cold and enjoy great food and great times with friends and family?  Look no further than Florence County, located in northeastern Wisconsin on the border of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Florence County has a population of only 4,500 and 195,193 acres of land under public ownership.  That means over 60% of county land is available to the public giving you endless possibilities for your adventure into the outdoors. With 28 locally-owned restaurants and family-friendly taverns, there is a wide range of food and atmospheres to choose from when you want to relax and refuel after your excitement outdoors.   Continue Reading