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

Take The High Road When Panfishing

The High Road for Panfish

By: Jason Mitchell

The author Jason Mitchell believes that anglers can sometimes target some of the biggest crappie and sunfish by fishing high in the water column right under the ice.

Panfish can suspend anywhere in the water column and a big equation for locating fish and putting together a pattern is dialing in that productive zone.  Before electronics, anglers often fished down through the entire water column.  The edge that sonar gives us today is that we can speed up the process of getting back down to fish which makes us more efficient.  Continue Reading

Want to plant a SUPER perennial crop?

Want to plant a SUPER perennial crop?

By: Steve Jordan

Many hunters don’t have time to mess around with annual plants each and every year.  They are pinched for time between work, weather and family commitments.  Continue Reading

Invaders In Your Neck Of The Woods

Three Japanese Invaders

By Lawanda Jungwirth

Our country’s earliest invasive plants originated mostly in Europe as our ancestors brought them from their homelands to grow in the new world.  Today, invaders come from the world over as they are imported intentionally as nursery stock to decorate our landscapes or are inadvertently in put soil along with those landscape plants. Continue Reading

Hunt, Gather, Cook

Hank Shaw’s Hunt, Gather, Cook

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Check out Hank Shaw’s new cook book titled “

 

“Buck, Buck, Moose” when looking for your next recipe! Hank Shaw is a UW-Madison graduate, that has written several cookbooks that embrace the hunter, angler and everything outdoors! Check out his recipe below! Continue Reading

Gun shy dogs.  Can it be fixed?

Gun shy dogs.  Can it be fixed?

Can a dog that is “gun shy” be fixed?  I can tell you that answer solely depends on the dog.  I have had dogs come in because of being gun shy and the owners asking me for help on fixing the problem. Continue Reading