Dog Training 101

Handling a Dog in the Pheasant Field

By: Jesse Dieckman

How many of us have heard someone at a distance yelling at their dog? The loud commands that they might be yelling range from; NO! Come! Here! Sit! Get over here NOW! A two worded dog’s name combines into one, for example, John Wayne is now JohnWayne. This experience is one that all hunters with dogs or being on a hunt with dogs have likely had happen at some point in time. Or, maybe we were the one doing the yelling! Continue Reading

Catching Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

While current and wind can make for a great bite, they can also be a nightmare for trying to position the boat. Being in complete control when we are chasing walleyes hasn’t always been easy. This type of fishing was very tiring and hands-on in the past. It meant putting the anchor out and then having to toss it out again for a slight adjustment. It meant having a foot on the pedal of the bow mount trolling motor at all times and constantly making adjustments to the speed of the kicker motor. There were even days we had two drift socks out and still couldn’t go slow enough for our presentation to work! Continue Reading

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