Are Your Ducks in a Row?
By: Steve Jordan
Planting food plots is done in many different ways. Some very serious food plotters have two or four-row corn planters to plant corn or soybeans, and some also have six to eight foot grain drills for the smaller seeds.
For years, I have been broadcasting seeds exclusively. This method can be done by hand by throwing seeds (almost like feeding the chickens on old western movies). You can also use a hand held crank or electric seed spreader or a pull behind wheel driven one. For bigger projects, you can hook up a PTO driven spreader to a mid-sized tractor. Continue Reading
Sturgeon Spearing: Wisconsin’s Hidden Gem
Most Wisconsinites have heard of and know something about sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes. Whether you have seen it, done it, or read stories about it-there is surely some common knowledge amongst sportsmen of this somewhat mythological season. However, there are a number of you out there that are, as of yet, unfamiliar with sturgeon spearing, not to mention its draw, uniqueness, and history. Sturgeon spearing is a great tradition in Wisconsin (and especially in the Lake Winnebago region). While the sport and season are known entities to most Wisconsinites, the history of it and work that goes on behind the scenes is both impressive and necessary to keep this “jewel of Wisconsin” at the luster it now maintains. Continue Reading
Keep Your Ice Outings Safe And Successful
Traveling around Central Wisconsin from county to county, probing through the ice on many of our state’s most popular bodies of water like I do is nothing to jump right into without doing some homework before each and every outing. Whether you are an avid ice angler that spends more time on hard water than in a boat, or just getting into the sport of ice fishing, there are many things to consider in order to keep every adventure safe. I am not only sharing safety tips here, but many different strategies that keep me and my clients consistently successful on many different frozen lakes. Continue Reading
Gear & Tackle to Kick Start the Ice Season
Ice fishing is in full swing here in Wisconsin! I have been able to get out a handful of times, much earlier than the past few years due to cool weather conditions. Each outing has been with my boyfriend, Kurt, and our friends/family. We have had some excellent days with dozens of slab crappie, handful of jumbo perch, and many eater eyes. On the other hand, we have had a few days where the fish were extremely finicky and the success rate was extremely low. Either way, it is always enjoyable to get out on the ice!
Game Recovery Dogs…not as difficult as you might think?
Over the years, I’ve written a pretty good number of articles on “developing deer dogs.” More specifically, a dog that helps in pursuit of big game and more often than not, that big game is the whitetail deer. So, what is a “deer dog”? This used to be a pretty common question, although in recent years the understanding is seemingly growing as much as the popularity. Continue Reading
Consistently Giving You Multiple Benefits
By Steve Jordan
What is a tillage radish? It is a carrot like plant with a gold tubular radish growing out of the ground. The green leaves are similar to turnips and are highly sought after by deer. The radish (gold cylinder) is eaten mainly by deer in late October through the winter. Continue Reading
Why the future of sailing is important … and how it can be strengthened
By: Steve Eliason
What is it about sailing? What does it do to us? What can it do forus? Continue Reading
Big Buck Alert!
Jaclyn from Wisconsin shot this buck in the evening on October 14th feeding in Buck Oats! What do you think he scores?
Duck Breast Recipe
Badger Sportsman Magazine gives you Hank Shaws grilled duck breast recipe! This is one recipe that you will have over and over again.