Category: Tips

10 Hiking Hacks!

Hiker on MountainHiking is a wonderful thing. The fresh air, the sounds of nature, the feeling of being completely stress free. Yes hiking is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s not as simple as we had hoped. There can be a lot of planning that goes into hiking, depending on the type of trail you’re pioneering or your skill level. Sometimes we pack too little, sometimes we don’t pack enough. And sometimes, we have to be a bit creative with how we package things. Thankfully, you now have 10 hiking hacks to assist you in your hiking needs!

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Preparing Your Pup for Hunting Season

Hunter with dog

Hunter with dog

“It’s all about the training!” Rick Sasek of the Milwaukee Dog Training Club passionately declared as I sat with him over a cup of coffee discussing his favorite subject, dogs. Rick, an avid bird hunter, knows what a satisfactory hunting dog looks like and, boy, does he know how to train them!

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9 Tips for Camping on a Budget

Camping

You’re all set to embark on an exciting journey to the middle of the woods! You set aside a week, moved a few engagements around, even got your neighbor to agree to pick up your mail while you’re gone. Everything’s ready to go, until you realize how expensive it is to go camping. “How could camping be that expensive?” you say. If you’re starting out fresh without any supplies, camping can be a small fortune. Luckily there are things you can do to save yourself the headache of dropping a couple hundred on supplies. Here is a list of 9 things you can do for those of us camping on a budget!

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Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

Fishing through the winter months can be very rewarding for a number of reasons. Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons lead many anglers to trade lakes for the woods. Winter is also the time of year when most freshwater species group up. The result: more fish for cold-weather anglers. During the coolest months of the year, preparation, research, and the proper tackle can make for memorable fishing trips. Continue reading

Stuck in a Rut!

Versatility Increases Catch Rates

Even though you think it’s going to be another fishing season just like the last several, you still look for an edge by attending your favorite fishing show: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show; or by paging through your favorite fishing publication: “On Wisconsin Outdoors.” That tells me you’re harboring hope of catching more fish in 2015.   Continue reading

Feather Flinging for Musky

Nothing is more relaxing for an outdoorsman studying at UW-Stevens Point than reserving time to go fishing.  And since Point is recognized for its College of Natural Resources, it’s not too difficult to find a fishing partner who has a car and is willing to learn any new style of fishing on the vulnerable, overwhelming Wisconsin River.  Continue reading

Fishing & Technology

In this present day and age, technology saturates our surroundings. It does both good things and bad things, often times encroaching on our traditional ways. Fishing is far from immune when it comes to these new waves of technology. In some cases, it has actually been beneficial. Continue reading

Tip-Ups and Teeth

When ice fishing, it’s hard to beat the adrenaline rush that a triggered tip-up flag brings. The quick response that follows can be quite entertaining as well. Watching your buddies run to the hole, performing an uncoordinated ice skating routine the entire way. I don’t know what’s more amusing, watching someone fall on their rear or watching them pretend nothing happened after getting up.   Continue reading

Walleye Trolling Tactics

Although jigging spring walleyes is very productive during pre-spawn and immediately after post spawn, nothing can beat trolling planner boards or long lining lures in the summer months. Many anglers simply throw on a Rapala, let some line out, and call it good. They even catch fish here and there.  What better way to cover a large amount of water and pull in fish, right? While this may be true, there are many other factors that can help you become a trolling master. Continue reading