Big Washington State Whitetail Shot-User Submission

Big Washington State Whitetail Shot-User Submission

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Joe Moodie shot this giant whitetail during the Washington state rifle hunt after chasing it all throughout the archery and muzzleloader seasons.

Joe Moodie had been chasing one buck all throughout archery and muzzleloader season, but had not managed to wrap his tag around it when the rifle season began. Unfortunately for this big buck, his days were number. With rifle in hand, Joe was finally able to catch up to this big buck that he shot with his rifle in Washington State.  Continue Reading

Santa Comes to Shanty Town

Santa Comes to Shanty Town

 

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

 

It looked like it was going to be a great day for ice fishing. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze, and from what we had been hearing, the fish were biting! So we packed up the truck and headed out to our favorite lake.

We had just parked on “the spot” when we saw something strange in the sky. At first we weren’t sure what to make of it, but as it got closer we knew exactly who was coming our way. It was our good buddy, Santa Claus! Continue Reading

Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

These are the biggest Must-Have Items for a Multi-Day Hunting Trip

In a multi-day hunting expedition, there are things you ought to have and things you can do without. For purposes of mobility, you need to whittle down your list of must-haves. Excess weight will bog you down. Read on to know the essential things you must carry with you in every hunting trip that will require you to spend more than a day in the backcountry: Continue Reading

The Waterfowler

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From divers to puddle ducks, Wisconsin offers a wide variety of ducks to chase, and I’m going to give you some tips on how I’m able to finish ducks in many different situations. These different types of ducks can be found from dry land fields to shallow marshes, or even out to the depths of the big lakes.  With each species targeted in a total different presentation and location, you could end up accumulating as much equipment as a farmer would have. Continue Reading

How Does your Dog Retrieve a Bird?

How Does your Dog Retrieve a Bird?

By: Jesse Dieckmenimg_0830

First of all, I should explain myself a little better by starting with, “What are the different types of mouth a dog may have?”  The type of mouth plays a big part in how or if your dog carries the bird back to you on the retrieve and the delivery into hand. The different types of mouth can be broken down in to four categories.  The four distinctions are “soft mouth, hard mouth, sticky mouth, and freezing.”  A perfectly good retrieve is when a dog grabs a hold of the bird in the middle and with a good firm grip brings the bird back in a condition that is fit for the table. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Gun Deer Season Stats

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Wisconsin’s annual nine-day gun deer hunt sees increase in statewide buck harvest – opportunities for antlerless deer hunting continue through January!
Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties. Continue Reading