Its Food Plot Time!

Starting from Scratch

Creating a Divers Wildlife Paradise

by Steve Jordan

Fruit trees are wrapped and caged to protect them from mice and other animals that may damage the young trees

 

Let’s say,

you just purchased a new property or you have never had a food plot for wildlife on your existing property or lease. There are many different ways to handle it. One is to check with a local farmer to see if he can work up an area for you and possibly plant it in corn or soybeans. This method is very common. Eventually the food plot evolves into a more diversified mixture of plants consisting of a good turnip mix, clovers, or alfalfa and still some corn and soybeans. Continue Reading

A Day Of Shooting Foam

The Rinehart R100

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Shooters at the Rinehart R-100

Have you ever wanted to shoot in one of the greatest archery events? Well here’s your chance! The Rinehart R100 is a nationwide archery shoot that consists of either a one day or two day course. You shoot upwards of 50 to 100 life size targets, all ranging different distances with different animals. Continue Reading

Possible New World Record Brown Bear Shot in Alaska

Possible New World Record Brown Bear Shot in Alaska

World Record Brown Bear

Chris Stewart shot this massive brown bear in Alaska on May 13. The bear is in contention for the world record archery bear. Photos courtesy of Chris Stewart

Friday the 13th may not be the ideal date to be hunting one of the world’s largest predators with a bow, but that’s exactly what Chris Stewart was doing when he was hunting brown bears in the Alaskan Tundra. On May 13, 2016, Chris was hunting with Carl Adams, his guide from Becharof Lodge in Egegik, Alaska. On the fourth day of his 10 day hunt, Chris got to experience two of North America’s greatest predators and he was able to get them both. Continue Reading

Deer Rescued After It’s Head Got Stuck

Deer Saved From Plastic Ball Stuck on it’s Head

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This deer had gotten a globe light stuck on its head but a New York environmental officer was able to get it off and get the deer out safely.

You’ve heard of a deer getting caught in the headlights before, but have you ever seen one get caught with it’s head in a light? We didn’t think so. Last year we saw an article of a buck with a basketball stuck in his antlers, but this is a whole different story.  Continue Reading

Will you be able to Hunt Yellowstone Grizzly Bears? The answer is Maybe

Can You Hunt Yellowstone Grizzly Bears?

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The Yellowstone grizzly bear population is being delisted and the three state ecosystem may allow bear hunting in the future.

Will you be able to hunt grizzly bears outside of Yellowstone National Park soon? The answer is possibly. In a surprise announcement from the Federal government recently, grizzly bears could be removed from federal protection after more than 30 years. The three-state yellowstone ecosystem could sanction hunting for the bears to help keep the population in check.  Continue Reading

Massive 16 Pound Largemouth Bass Caught in California

Massive 16 Pound Largemouth Bass Caught in California

Lake Wohlford Giant Bass

Greg Springer caught this giant 16.3 pound largemouth bass in Lake Wohlford in Escondido, CA in February 2016. Photo via Instagram of Greg Springer

Western and Southern states hold some big bass and Lake Wohlford in Escondido, California is no exception. The lake holds some monster fish including a 19 pound, 3 ounce largemouth as the local record. There are plenty of double digit bass out there as well but this fish is definitely one that hasn’t been seen in recent years. Last Friday, Greg Springer of Vista, CA caught this giant 16.3 pound bass that is the best that the lake has seen in a while.  Continue Reading

Lake Winnebago System 2016 Sturgeon Spearing Results

Lake Winnebago System 2016 Sturgeon Spearing Results

Lake Winnebago Spearing

2016 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing results are in for another Wisconsin spearing season.

The 2016 Lake Winnebago system sturgeon spearing results are in now that the season was over and it went down to the wire. This year’s season went the full 16 days, which has not happened very often in recent years. The total harvest was 703 fish, 396 of these being from Lake Winnebago and 307 from the upriver lakes. Continue Reading

147 Pound Sturgeon Speared on Lake Poygan in Wisconsin

147 Pound Sturgeon Speared on Lake Poygan in Wisconsin

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Daniel Bloesl speared this 77 inch, 147.9 pound female sturgeon on Lake Poygan in Wisconsin.

The tradition of sturgeon spearing is here on Lake Winnebago and the Winnebago system in the Fox Valley in Wisconsin. So far, the spearing has been somewhat slow, but some good news came yesterday to one spear fishermen. Daniel Bloesl speared the biggest fish that’s been taken in the past two years on Lake Poygan. Continue Reading

Rare Black Whitetail Deer Killed in Texas

Rare Black Whitetail Deer Killed in Texas

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Brook Bateman shot this black whitetail buck in Texas during the 2015 hunting season.

A hunt that started off like any other ended up being a once in a lifetime experience for Brooke Bateman, 14, of Dallas, Texas. Brooke was not only able to shoot and kill her first buck, but she was able to do it on one of the rarest whitetails there are, a black one.  Continue Reading