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

Poygan Wisconsin Ice Fishing

Poygan Wisconsin Ice Fishing

By: Kyle Sorensen

Ahh yes… It’s that time of year again.  Finally!  Jack Frost shows himself more and more as I look outside to see his unique designs, carefully placed throughout my windows.  The boat seats are caked with frozen dew as I step into the boat for one of the last voyages of this open water season.  The boat’s days are numbered for this year; it’s bittersweet. Continue Reading

Rare Wolf Kill in Southern Wisconsin

Wolf Kills Calf in Columbia County Wisconsin

Wolf Attack southern WI

A wolf attacked and killed a calf in Columbia County, Wisconsin near Poynette. This is a rare occurrence in the Southern part of the state.

Wolf kills are rare in Southern Wisconsin, but they do happen. Last April, a wolf was killed near Portage, WI and this past week, a wolf was doing the killing not very far from Portage in Columbia County.  Continue Reading

Wisconsin to Receive Elk from Kentucky

Wisconsin to Receive Elk from Kentucky

WI Elk from Kentucky

Wisconsin has agreed to a deal that will send 150 elk from Kentucky to Wisconsin over the next 3 years. Photo courtesy of WI DNR elk in Clam Lake, WI

Wisconsin’s elk plan is finally going to pan out after decades of planning. Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have reached an agreement with the state of Kentucky that will allow Wisconsin DNR to trap up to 150 elk in Kentucky within three of the next five years.  Continue Reading

Potential Wisconsin State Record Typical Buck Shot

Potential Wisconsin State Record Typical Buck Shot

Adam Hupf Buck

This buck green scored 202 inches gross and could be the next WI state record typical buck

Monster Wisconsin Typical Buck Shot

Some hunters, just like some athletes have that “it” factor, Adam Hupf is one of those hunters. Most guys (and girls) dream of killing a 200 inch monster buck, but very few do it. Adam has managed the impossible, to take two bucks of this caliber in less than five years. Not only has he put some massive deer down, but he now has shot what could be the next Wisconsin State Typical Archery Record. Last week, Adam arrowed a buck that he’s been hunting for quite some time and it has the potential to be a new Wisconsin State Archery Record Buck.  Continue Reading

Moose Seen in Northwest Wisconsin

Moose Seen in Northwest Wisconsin

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While it is fairly uncommon in Wisconsin, moose sometimes do wander down from Minnesota or Michigan. However, they typically do not venture as far south as Bloomer, but this one was an exception. A moose was seen in Northwest, Wisconsin and many people got some great photographs of it as well as trail camera pictures. The moose was spotted nine miles north of Colfax, Wisconsin. Continue Reading

Top 5 Typical Whitetail Bucks in Wisconsin

Top 5 Typical Whitetail Bucks in Wisconsin

James Jordan Buck

Top 5 Typical Bucks of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Bucks

Wisconsin is known for big bucks and the number of Boone and Crockett bucks taken in the state every year and in the past proves it. In the Midwest, Iowa is the hot destination right now, but there is no other state that compares to the Badger state in terms of big bucks shot and found. Don’t miss out on this list of the Top 5 Typical Whitetail Bucks in Wisconsin. Remember this list is an all-inclusive of kills and finds. We’ll be doing more on archery, gun and other categories soon.

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Deer Fest: A Must For All Whitetail Fanatics

Deer Fest Wisconsin

Deer Fest Wi

Deer Fest is being held in West Bend, Wisconsin this year and will feature some of the biggest names and faces in the outdoor industry.

 

For those of you who are looking for something fun to do this summer, that is packed with all things whitetail then look no further than Deer Fest in  Wisconsin. This is an event that is full of whitetail celebrities, seminars, vendors, great food and is a blast to attend. No matter if you’re in it to buy some new products, learn some new tricks or just burn some time looking at things you love, Deer Fest in Wisconsin is for you. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Cuts Doe Permits in Many Northern Zones

No Antlerless Deer Tags in Northern Wisconsin Units

No WI Doe Tags

19 Units in Northern Wisconsin will not have antlerless deer tags in the 2014 hunting season due to low population numbers

After years of generous deer permits in the state and several hard winters, hunters in many Northern Wisconsin units will not be able to shoot does this year. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Elk Hunt Will Not Happen in 2014

No Wisconsin Elk Hunt in 2014

No Wisconsin Elk Hunt

There will be no Wisconsin elk hunt in 2014 due to low numbers in the herd

There will be no Wisconsin elk hunt in 2014 due to the herd being too small and fragile according to wildlife officials. The announcement is another delay in the management plan that went into effect a decade ago. The laws in Wisconsin prohibit elk hunting until the herd surpasses 200 animals, but car accidents, and bear and wolf kills have deteriorated the herd. The elk population in Wisconsin is estimated to be at about 175 animals this spring after calving.  Continue Reading