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Nasty Days and Deer Hunting

By Mark Fike I have been deer hunting for over 40 years now and I have heard countless theories, stories and opinions about the best times to go deer hunting. Arguably the rut is hands down a great time to…

Drift Fishing a Pond

By Mark Fike Most of the time when one of us anglers uses the term drift fishing, we are speaking about drifting with the tide or current in a river or large body of water. Drift fishing is very useful…

Flambeau’s Gunning Series or How Flambeau Built a Better Decoy!

By Richard Hines The first decoys I started with were three wooden decoys I picked up along Pond Creek bottoms in Western Kentucky. It was close to my home and a favorite location for some of us younger boys to…

End-of-Season RV Maintenance

By Mike Willis  As the RVing season comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about some end-of-season maintenance. To avoid unwanted surprises in the spring, take a little bit of time to put your RV to bed for…

Tangle-Free Fishing Rods for Kids

By Mike Willis  If you have ever taken kids fishing, you have dealt with a tangled line. It has always amazed me how kids can tie the most complex knots with the most subtle movements. I really don’t believe that…

Venison Goulash

By Josh Boyd Fall is upon us, and crisp autumn air has begun to blanket the countryside in many parts of the nation. For an avid deer hunter, this conjures thoughts of falling leaves, frost-laden food plots, and rutting whitetails.…

5 Mistakes NOT to Make This Duck Season

By Mark Fike Duck hunting is a great pastime. I will admit that I enjoy it much more than deer hunting these days and it may be my favorite type of hunting. The socialization you can do while duck hunting,…

7 Things in My Deer Hunting Day Pack

By Mark Fike I hunt on the East Coast and sometimes in the South as far west as East Texas. Hunting on the West Coast or in the Rockies may necessitate different gear, but for the purpose of this article…

The October Lull: Fact, Fiction, and Hunting Early October Whitetails

By Josh Boyd As hunters, it is only natural to compartmentalize various segments of deer season, based upon the opportunity that each offers. We associate the earliest days of archery season with highly patternable deer movement, and the rut with…

Standing Your Ground: Avoiding Equipment Theft When Hunting Public Land

By Josh Boyd With each passing year, continual urban sprawl displaces an ever-growing number of hunters, forcing many to reconsider where, and how, they hunt. For some, permission is gained elsewhere, while others are forced to sign into high dollar…

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