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Why Fisherman Should Have a Livewell Pump
  • Posted on: 10/23/18  Fishing livewells are increasingly popular for a couple of reasons. For fishermen who use live bait, having a livewell pretty much the best way to keep that bait alive until you need it. Another huge market for livewells is bass tournament fishing. Because tournament fishing encourages catch and release fishing, being able to keep that big bass alive through ...

Taxidermist Tips For Better Trophies
  • Posted on: 09/06/18  All too often, taxidermists are handed damaged goods. They see hunters making the same mistakes skinning and caring for the hide of the animal, mistakes that noticeably affect the quality of the final product.You spend money to go on a hunt that you may never do again and you get a trophy - it just takes a little research to make a big difference...

A Hunters Pre-Season Checklist
  • Posted on: 08/18/18  You are a hunter. Your thoughts are now drifting toward cool, crisp mornings, falling leaves and maybe a bit of snow cover on the ground. It is time to do your homework. Here is a handy, but extensive checklist for you to use to make certain that you are fully prepared when your hunting season arrives... 

Hunting Gear Checklist for Big Game
  • Posted on: 08/18/18  Big game hunting needs some amount of seriousness. Planning is necessary due to the risks involved like high altitude, cold weather, exhaustion and fatigue, and attacks from wild animals. Common among the big game animals in North America are moose, elk, deer, caribou, buffalo, big horn sheep, mountain lion and bears. The Hunting Gear Checklist for Big Game covers the necessary hunting equipment needed in the field to transport and perserve your trophy...

New Demand for Asian Carp Could Help Our Waterways
  • Posted on: 06/29/18  Carp are fun to shoot with a bow; now they're also a hot commodity–for those who know how to market them. In Two Rivers Fisheries in Kentucky it’s morbidly satisfying to watch silver carp being fed to a band saw. Especially...

Helpful Hints for Waterfowlers to Improve Hunting Success
  • Posted on: 06/21/18  Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable? These 30 tips from Ducks Unlimited could help. First, Avoid Foul Weather Fowl-ups - Duck caller reeds sometimes freeze or stick in frigid weather. Prevent gum-ups by using a product such as Rain-X or Aquapel that's made to deter rain, snow and ice buildup on windshields. A few drops rubbed on...
Simple Tricks to Protect Ice Fishing Gear
  • Posted on: 01/11/19  It’s amazing how far ice fishing tactics and gear have come in a relatively short amount of time. But even the latest and greatest tools and gear are susceptible to damage, because let’s face it—ice anglers are known to brave some of the nastiest conditions. In this article is a few simple tricks to protect ice fishing gear...

Tips for Hunting Late-Season Diving Ducks
  • Posted on: 01/09/19  Sure, you’ll pop a bufflehead from your puddle duck spread on occasion. But dedicated diver hunting means swarms of bluebills, redheads, canvasbacks, and goldeneyes decoying just off the gun barrel. It takes place on big water and is at its best when the weather is cold and dangerous. But a hot shoot can make mallard snobs trade Texas rigs for longlines. Here’s your crash course... 

Hunter-Safety: How Cotton Can Actually Help You in a Survival Situation
  • Posted on: 01/08/19  Diehard outdoor enthusiasts often have a love/hate relationship with cotton. While it has many uses, winter clothing shouldn’t be among them. This is due to the fact that cotton holds moisture much longer than other fabrics, thereby wicking away precious body heat instead of moisture. Good to remember when getting dressed, but cotton isn’t all bad. When applied to the right task, this fiber can start a fire, light our way, and help us acquire meat in a survival setting. Skip the cotton clothing in cold weather and instead, use this age-old fiber to help you survive...

Ten Reasons How Anyone Can Get Lost in the Wild
  • Posted on: 10/23/18  Between the years of 1992 and 2007, our national parks were the site of 65,439 search and rescue (SAR) incidents. From these thousands of SAR missions, a large percentage of “call outs” involved outdoor enthusiasts who had become lost in the wild. But with all of the technology we have today—such as cell phones, GPS devices, and satellite phones—how does this still happen?... 

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