Is Your Vehicle Stuck In A Rut? Or Ready For The Rut?
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
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
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
High Country Elk
For Your Next Out of State Adventure!
“Hang on a second and let me do a cow call before we clear the trees,” I suggested as the four of us neared the large park we agreed to check before we broke off into pairs for the days hunt. The call had no sooner than left the tube when the first bull sounded off less than 200 yards away! Continue Reading
Simple Drills Develop Important Skills
By Jeremy Moore
After many years working with numerous dogs, one of my biggest takeaways is that too many times, we as trainers complicate what shouldn’t be complicated.
I’m sure you’re in the mid-winter swing of thing at this point – ice fishing, snowmobiling, maybe some rabbit or predator hunting. Yes, they’re all great ways to spend the winter, but even better when you can enjoy them with your dog, and better yet when you can build in some worthwhile training in the process. Continue Reading
Early Ice / Walleye Strategies
By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz
It seems that most people’s idea of fishing “early ice” conjures up the image of the lone angler, trudging onto a remote frozen lake or pond to huddle over a couple holes chiseled in the ice as he waits quietly to catch a few fish for the evening meal. Now while that’s a nice and serene scene, in reality, modern ice anglers are about being efficient on the ice – covering water, finding fish and triggering more bites. Ice fishing today is much more like open water fishing than ever before. Continue Reading
Gear & Tackle to Kick Start the Ice Season
Ice fishing is in full swing here in Wisconsin! I have been able to get out a handful of times, much earlier than the past few years due to cool weather conditions. Each outing has been with my boyfriend, Kurt, and our friends/family. We have had some excellent days with dozens of slab crappie, handful of jumbo perch, and many eater eyes. On the other hand, we have had a few days where the fish were extremely finicky and the success rate was extremely low. Either way, it is always enjoyable to get out on the ice!
On my social media pages, I am often asked what gear I use during the hard water season and what my favorite tackle is. This blog will share some of the gear I use and my current go-to lures.