Six Keys to a Successful Springtime Turkey Hunting

Six Keys to a Successful Springtime Turkey Hunting

Spring Turkey Tips

Spring turkey hunting can be frustrating and hard but these tips to success will help.

The season’s upon us!

 

It’s that special time of the year when gobblers are sounding off, hens are traveling in packs, and hunters clad head to toe in camouflage, moving into the woods with their old shotgun or high-performance compound bow in hopes of bagging a wily old tom. Continue Reading

The Best and Most Practical Pistol & Rifle Shooting Tips

The Best and Most Practical Pistol & Rifle Shooting Tips

The Best and Most Practical Pistol & Rifle Shooting Tips

Use these tips to become a better shooter.

Every hunter has to start somewhere with regards to his shooting abilities. Consider yourself lucky if someone had taught you when you were younger, but if you’re really starting from scratch, how do you know where to begin? For this reason, I’ve decided to lend a hand to beginner hunters and give a few pistol & rifle shooting tips. Continue Reading

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

Reasons to Hire a Guide on Your Next Steelhead Fishing Vacation

Reasons to Hire a Guide on Your Next Steelhead Fishing Vacation

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Hiring a guide for your fishing trip can lead to a lot more success.

Steelhead anglers tend to be a do it yourselfer kind of people, hence they’ve earned the title angler. It’s reserved for the folks who bait their own hooks, tie their own knots and flies and most of all set their own hooks. But trying to enjoy a vacation and learn a new fishing area can be a complete waste of time and money. Even the best, most experienced fly fisherman hire a guide when they’re in a new place. Continue Reading

Dangerous Ice!

“TOM’S TOP TEN” FIRST ICE SAFETY CHECKLIST

BY: TOM GRUENWALD

The process begins nearly imperceptibly.

As autumn progresses, daily lows begin steadily dropping, eventually falling below the freezing mark.  Observant ice anglers, noticing frost appearing across shaded lawns, roof tops and windshields on chilly mornings, sense pending change and respond by monitoring local waters. Continue Reading

Winnebago Ice Fishing

Winnebago Ice Fishing

A new season, a new adventure…

By: Larry Smith

A new ice-fishing season is upon us, and with the arrival of this year’s layer of hard water comes new opportunities for adventure, fun and fishing success.  Even though I may fish across the Midwest in pursuit of different species and unique fishing scenarios while filming Larry Smith Outdoors, I spend a tremendous amount of time, both guiding and exploring, on the system that I like to call home:  The Winnebago System. Continue Reading

Preparing for Deer Hunting Season

Preparing For Deer Hunting Season

preparing for deer hunting

To prepare for deer hunting season you need to make sure that you’re ready for a marathon on hunting.

It’s an exciting time of year: the seasons are a changin’ and the beginning of hunting season is upon us. You go through the motions of pulling out your camo and restocking needed supplies, but some small details may get overlooked in your excitement to get out in the woods. To ensure you fill your tag, be a smart and prepared hunter. Continue Reading

Finding Doe vs. Buck Bedding Spots and How to Improve Them

Finding Buck Beds

Buck Rub

Finding buck bedding areas is important to killing big deer in the fall.

Mapping deer bedding spots can be tedious, but it’s an investment that can possibly can payoff as your best investment of the season. Discerning between the two types of bedding spots – bedding areas for does and bedding areas for adult bucks – is important to track which deer you’re going for. There are also simple steps you can follow to create or improve a deer bed to keep the deer coming back to the same place. Continue Reading

5 Tips to Make you a Better Bowhunter

5 tips to make you a better bow hunter

5 tips to be a better bowhunter

These 5 tips will help improve your skills and make you a better bow hunter

Each deer season, a lot of people take off work, put off social events and change their entire lives for a few weeks so they can go deer hunting. Sadly, many of these people return home with nothing to show for their time except stories and excuses. Many of which get changed from the real facts. You should have fun and learn through hunting. The following are 5 Tips To Make You A Better Bow Hunter: Continue Reading