LOOKING BACK AT SINGLE SHOT SHOTGUNS

SINGLE SHOTS 

You don’t see them much anymore, but there was a time when single shot guns were part of just about every young boy’s life. When I was growing up in the 1960s, it seemed every hunter started with a single shot shotgun. I know I did and most of my buddies in those years did too.  Single shot shotguns were an economical way to introduce young boys to shooting and hunting. Also, there was the belief if you only had one shot you would learn to make it count, so starting with a single shot would eventually make you a better shooter.  When I was growing up, single shot shotguns were popular and you could find them all over. When I was 14, I started cutting grass for some of the neighbors. A large lawn, taking the better part of an afternoon, would get me $5. I saved that money for my first shotgun. Obviously, the cash flow for a young teenage grass cutter wasn’t great, so I knew the best I was going to afford was a single shot.  Continue Reading

The True Meaning Of Hunting

The True Meaning Of Hunting- The 500,000 Friends You Haven’t Met

By: Tyler Lomibao 

 

As the old saying goes, “It’s that time of year again!” This weekend marks one of the biggest holidays of the year. No, it’s not a Hallmark holiday. It’s opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer season! I will join you all as 1 of the roughly 500,000 hunters that will watch the Saturday sun rise dressed in blaze orange. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Survival Kit You Need For an Apocalypse

 

Deciding what to include in your survival kit can be daunting. This is because you cannot just include every critical item that you come across with. Otherwise you will also be burdened with an overloaded backpack which will make it difficult for you to stay mobile for hours. Therefore, one has to weigh the importance of each item that will be included in the survival kit.  Continue Reading

Is Kayak Fishing Worth the Hassle?

There is no denying that kayak fishing is wetter, requires more contact, and uses up a lot more energy than the comfortable, motorized boats available to anglers today. However, kayak fishing is still very popular, as it allows you to enjoy the full experience of searching and stalking your fishy prey, as you are on the same level as the fish. This can be a much more satisfying and exciting experience, plus you won’t be making a negative impact on the environment. If you have been thinking about taking up kayak fishing, but you aren’t sure whether it is worth the hassle, today, we will be taking a look at what’s involved in this sport to see if it’s something you would enjoy. Continue Reading

Things to Keep in Mind On a Trekking Adventure

Things to Keep in Mind On a Trekking Adventure

Going on an adventure into the wild is one of the best experiences that we can actively seek out. From the preparation and research stage to the actualization stage, an adventure focuses our energies and opens us up to the wonders of nature. 

Trekking is a great way to experience the great outdoors. You may choose to go on a long trek that involves camping at night or just a day trek that can be completed from sunrise to sundown. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when you go on a trekking adventure. 

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Is Your Vehicle Stuck?

Is Your Vehicle Stuck In A Rut?  Or Ready For The Rut?

TIRE FACTS

Deer Season:  So, here you are.  Gear is packed, the rut is on, and your heart is in your throat in anticipation of that MONSTER BUCK you have had on your trail cam for weeks.  All systems are a go.  You get on the road, all is going along just perfect.  You got up early, had your coffee and donut and the adrenaline continues to flow.  That all changes in the blink of an eye. Continue Reading

All You Need to Know Before Getting Yourself a Hunting Bow

All You Need to Know Before Getting Yourself a Hunting Bow

All You Need to Know Before Getting Yourself a Hunting Bow

All You Need to Know Before Getting Yourself a Hunting Bow

Hunting is a productive pastime because apart from the adrenaline rush you get when your target is on your line of sight, your physical and your mental shape are trained. As with other hobbies, you need the proper gear and equipment for hunting, such as a bow and arrow. However, with the vast range of options for you to pick from, picking the most suitable gear for your hunting needs may prove to be overwhelming. Hence, Here are some of the things that you need to know before getting yourself a hunting bow: Continue Reading

Crappie Fishing

Crappie

By: Andy Mack

Just before I cross the Highway 51 bridge coming into Minocqua, I roll down the windows and the fresh spring air with the smell of pine comes rushing in.  After a quick stop at the bait shop, I’m launching the boat at one of my favorite lakes. A loon welcomes me with his long familiar call and a pair of bufflehead take off and disappear over the horizon.  Upon reaching my first spot, I cast out with excitement and anticipation. After a short wait, the bobber slowly disappears below the surface and it’s fish on!  A beautiful black and gold colored crappie rolls and fights on the surface.    Continue Reading