Boating Industry Enjoying Major Growth Emphasizes Education

Outdoor recreation has experienced an explosion in the last year. People from all walks of life found new ways to enjoy themselves outside during the pandemic. Now many of them are expanding into more outdoor recreation categories. Boating is no exception. As many first time boaters take to the water, education and etiquette are keys […]

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Evolution of a Hunter

Like many things in life, becoming a hunter has been a journey. After many years, it is part of who I am. Part of my identity. Most folks see hunting as simple recreation and I suppose that’s true. To be sure, it is fun but it represents a lot more than simple amusement. It’s not […]

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Four Fishing Trips to Make During the Summer Heat

During the summer heat, finding ways to enjoy the outdoors in the daytime can be a challenge. This time of year, dawn and dusk are best bets for outdoor enjoyment. Even better is a little nighttime catfishing from a riverbank. Don’t let the heat keep you locked up indoors. Plan accordingly and you can still […]

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Hunter Claims Seven Spur Gobbler

Montie Halteman made history with an interesting Pennsylvania turkey. After chasing this bird for three seasons, he finally put a plan together that led to his cousin, Kenton Halteman, wrapping a tag on the wise old gobbler. To their surprise, each leg hosted multiple spurs and it sported a double beard. 

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Florida Python Challenge Pays to Kill Invasive Snakes

Florida is a diverse outdoors state. The interior is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the country. The coast offers some of the best saltwater fishing. There are deer, turkey, alligators, bears, panthers and countless bird species all adding to the amazing plethora of wildlife found in the state. Yet, Florida has […]

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Drought Conditions Threaten Western Fishing

You wouldn’t know it living in the monsoon soaked Midwest the last few weeks, but the Western reaches of our nation are suffering through a severe drought. Water shortages are being experienced in many states. This affects agriculture production, but it also has serious implications on fisheries. Especially cold water fisheries. 

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Fishing with Driftless Cows

After a year of living the lockdown life, I finally ventured back out into the real world. Admittedly, it was a little weird, but as COVID infections drop along with masks, I decided I could wait no longer. I deferred my 2020 trout fishing trips to Wisconsin’s Driftless Area and I was not going without […]

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