Is Your Vehicle Stuck In A Rut? Or Ready For The Rut?
Deer Season: So, here you are. Gear is packed, the rut is on, and your heart is in your throat in anticipation of that MONSTER BUCK you have had on your trail cam for weeks. All systems are a go. You get on the road, all is going along just perfect. You got up early, had your coffee and donut and the adrenaline continues to flow. That all changes in the blink of an eye. Continue Reading
Warm Water Walleye
Balmier, shallow waters draw in baitfish for a snack
By Keith Kavajecz
Although walleyes are known as a “cold water” fish, in the spring it seems that they can’t get warm fast enough! When the water temperature is less than 60 degrees, begin your search for walleyes in shallow areas of the lake. Typically, anywhere that has less than 5 feet of water is the first place where vegetation begins to grow, which draws in baitfish, which will be followed by the walleyes. Continue Reading
By: Andy Mack
Just before I cross the Highway 51 bridge coming into Minocqua, I roll down the windows and the fresh spring air with the smell of pine comes rushing in. After a quick stop at the bait shop, I’m launching the boat at one of my favorite lakes. A loon welcomes me with his long familiar call and a pair of bufflehead take off and disappear over the horizon. Upon reaching my first spot, I cast out with excitement and anticipation. After a short wait, the bobber slowly disappears below the surface and it’s fish on! A beautiful black and gold colored crappie rolls and fights on the surface. Continue Reading
By: Pat Kalmerton
There are five species of wild turkey targeted throughout the United States, and many hunters will tell you that turkey hunting adventures are some of the most heart-pumping, breathtaking moments in their memory banks. If you were on top of your game and remembered to submit your Wisconsin Spring Turkey Application by the deadline (December 10) and were lucky enough to draw a permit in your desired zone (there are seven zones), you should be looking at a fantastic spring in 2015. Continue Reading
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This article from Deer and Deer Hunting shows us that muzzleloading has revolutionized into the modern era!
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Early Ice / Walleye Strategies
By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz
It seems that most people’s idea of fishing “early ice” conjures up the image of the lone angler, trudging onto a remote frozen lake or pond to huddle over a couple holes chiseled in the ice as he waits quietly to catch a few fish for the evening meal. Now while that’s a nice and serene scene, in reality, modern ice anglers are about being efficient on the ice – covering water, finding fish and triggering more bites. Ice fishing today is much more like open water fishing than ever before. Continue Reading
Just off the Frozen Tundra
Bay of Green Bay ice offers unique mid-winter opportunities for anglers
By Andy Mack
It’s time to break out the ice fishing gear and prepare for what should be a great ice fishing season!
While numerous inland lakes are already covered with a few inches of ice, my thoughts turn to ice fishing on the Bay of Green Bay. Part of my pre-season preparation includes deciding on what species to target and when. In recent times, whitefish have been all the rage on the bay. Especially in the northern parts of the bay. But other species like pike, walleye, perch and even smelt are available if you know where to look and when. Continue Reading
Public Land Deer Hunting
By: Jordan Marsh
It’s no secret that Wisconsin is a top tier and destination deer hunting state. Hunters from across the country venture to Wisconsin every fall to chase the elusive whitetails that fill the landscape. The Badger State has had plenty of Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young deer taken being that it’s one of the highest harvesting states of those records every season. The nine-day gun deer season is about as big of a tradition as the holidays. As the woods turn into blaze orange, businesses literally shut down, and the sight of seeing a hunter’s “trophy” in the back of the truck is just the daily norm. We are fortunate to live in a state with a good population of whitetails, but we are even more fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to access hundreds of thousands of acres of public land. Continue Reading