8 Bowhunting Tips That Will Make You A Better Deer Hunter

8 Bowhunting Tips That Will Make You A Better Deer Hunter

How to be a better bowhunter

These tips will help make you a better bow hunter

Are you ready to try your hand at deer hunting with a bow? In my opinion, this is one of the most challenging, yet personally rewarding experiences that any hunter can have. Catching a whitetail from close range is a testament to your patience, stealth and skill. It takes a truly committed hunter to master the art of archery and once you do, there will be absolutely nothing you can’t do. This is a primal, perfect way of landing your prey and it will make you more adept in all other forms of hunting. Following are a few tips to help you. Continue Reading

Getting Kids Involved

Introducing our outdoor legacy

By: Jack Tucker

A first impression, like regretful acts and angry words spoken, cannot be taken back or changed.  It cannot be amended, colorized in a better light, or softened to make it easier to be absorbed.  It is what it is which is, even more true for our very young children compared to the older ones who have a little bit of life’s experience to temper an initial blast of something new to their senses.  Young children, although unaware of this, rely on their parents for guidance on how to react to something new and if that first chance to shape an attitude is missed, then the opportunity can be lost forever; there is only one ‘first time.’ Continue Reading

Fish Fry Goes To South Dakota

A Wisconsin Fish Fry Goes To South Dakota

“Here’s one,” I said as I pull back on my spinning rod. The rod is bent in half and the tip is plunging as a fish takes off. I turn the fish but it stays deep running again. I stop the fish, getting it coming back toward the boat.
“Need the net?” Doug asks.
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Winter Pike Spearing


 By:  Mike Kitt

Decoying and spearing northern pike through the ice is a wonderful and exciting past time.  But that’s not legal, you say.  Well, actually, winter pike spearing is legal in Wisconsin on Lake Superior waters as well as most waters of eight other states.

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Ingrid’s First Sturgeon

Ingrid’s First Sturgeon Spearing Experience

By: Chris Garrison

I wanted my wife, Ingrid, to experience sturgeon spearing and see what it was all about.  I told her the best way to do that the first time was to get an upriver sturgeon tag.  She had never been sturgeon spearing before this year.  She had never even been in a shack before. To be honest, I don’t think she had ever been ice fishing before.   We started applying for an upriver tag for her about 6 years ago.  We finally got the notice late last summer that she had been drawn for an upriver sturgeon tag.  I was extremely excited…she was not. Continue Reading

Roberts Defense Guns

Roberts Defense

Roberts Defense 1911 Badger Sportsman Magazine recently became aware of a local handgun manufacturer literally right down the street from our office, and with our magazine being all about promoting Wisconsin, its products, and the outdoors, an article on this local business fit right in.  In May, 2016, Marvel Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of the 110-year-old machine tool manufacturer, Marvel Manufacturing, acquired Roberts Defense, a leading producer of premium 1911 pistols. Continue Reading