Public Land Deer Hunting
By: Jordan Marsh
It’s no secret that Wisconsin is a top tier and destination deer hunting state. Hunters from across the country venture to Wisconsin every fall to chase the elusive whitetails that fill the landscape. The Badger State has had plenty of Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young deer taken being that it’s one of the highest harvesting states of those records every season. The nine-day gun deer season is about as big of a tradition as the holidays. As the woods turn into blaze orange, businesses literally shut down, and the sight of seeing a hunter’s “trophy” in the back of the truck is just the daily norm. We are fortunate to live in a state with a good population of whitetails, but we are even more fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to access hundreds of thousands of acres of public land. Continue Reading
Sixgun Black Bear
The blasting bellow of the big .44 surprised me when my right index finger instinctively tightened on the trigger; the bear’s violent reaction and subsequent zero to 30 mph rush, while just a blur, clearly indicated I had connected. Straining to hear the tell-tale moan of a dying bear yielded only the cacophony of a yapping pack of distant coyotes. My black bear quest, which had been eight long years in the making, had boiled down to a few surreal seconds. Continue Reading
THOSE DARN WEEDS!
Or, can they coexist and add diversity to our plots?
By Steve Jordan
Who doesn’t love a good magic show? The music, the lights, and the awe of wondering how the magician made the trick happen. A great magician knows how to plan for a spectacular show. A good river angler knows where to be and what to use to get a bite. Both are masters of creating illusions. Continue Reading
Sundown Summer Muskies
By: Kyle Sorensen
As the opener has come and gone and the temperatures begin to climb, the steady muskie action we have been accustomed to over the last month or so begins to slowly dissipate (for arguments sake). While casting away at shorelines and structure throughout the day can surely produce, I hold out and save the effort and time for the magic of the evening bite. If you are a muskie fisherman, you know of the magic I speak of. The setting sun, the calling of the loons, the feeling of being the only one on the lake; the word “supernatural” doesn’t even do it justice. Continue Reading
Cane Pole Success
By: Kyle Sorensen
We can all look back and remember that time we landed that big fish or that time we were out on the water and something unique transpired. Growing up, I was able to be a part of many fun and exciting fishing moments. One of these memories had recently been flashing into my mind more and more so I decided to relive it the best I could: cane pole fishing with gramps. Even though gramps passed away last year, I know he’s always out fishing with me. Continue Reading
By: Mad Dog
Merrill and I have been grilling as a team for 33 years now. We have seen, heard and grilled it all! We have seen many changes in the grilling industry and the way meats are harvested. Let’s go back to 1952 when gloriously colored, 22 ½ inch charcoal grills hit the scene. That’s how it all started. Continue Reading
This Summer Think About Winter Plots!
By: Steve Jordan
The more I have worked with food plots through the years, the more I have geared up to planting food plots for winter feeding. Some of the varieties I like to plant are winter rye, winter wheat, earlier planted turnip mixes, sugar beets, corn, mature soybeans, annual wheat, and sorghum. These plants, as long as they are accessible, are nutritious and high energy. Continue Reading