Invaders In Your Neck Of The Woods

Three Japanese Invaders

By Lawanda Jungwirth

Our country’s earliest invasive plants originated mostly in Europe as our ancestors brought them from their homelands to grow in the new world.  Today, invaders come from the world over as they are imported intentionally as nursery stock to decorate our landscapes or are inadvertently in put soil along with those landscape plants. Continue Reading

Who’s Ready For Sturgeon Spearing?

Sturgeon Spearing: Wisconsin’s Hidden Gem

By: Chris Carns

Most Wisconsinites have heard of and know something about sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes.   Whether you have seen it, done it, or read stories about it-there is surely some common knowledge amongst sportsmen of this somewhat mythological season.  However, there are a number of you out there that are, as of yet, unfamiliar with sturgeon spearing, not to mention its draw, uniqueness, and history.   Sturgeon spearing is a great tradition in Wisconsin (and especially in the Lake Winnebago region).   While the sport and season are known entities to most Wisconsinites, the history of it and work that goes on behind the scenes is both impressive and necessary to keep this “jewel of Wisconsin” at the luster it now maintains. Continue Reading

Hunt, Gather, Cook

Hank Shaw’s Hunt, Gather, Cook

Mixed Bag Chowder

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“Buck, Buck, Moose” when looking for your next recipe! Hank Shaw is a UW-Madison graduate, that has written several cookbooks that embrace the hunter, angler and everything outdoors! Check out his recipe below! Continue Reading

Gun shy dogs.  Can it be fixed?

Gun shy dogs.  Can it be fixed?

Can a dog that is “gun shy” be fixed?  I can tell you that answer solely depends on the dog.  I have had dogs come in because of being gun shy and the owners asking me for help on fixing the problem. Continue Reading

Hang Out Anywhere with Rallt Hammocks

Rallt Hammock Review

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Rallt hammocks are light-weight, portable and able to hold up to 500 pounds.

If you’ve ever been on Instagram then you’ve surely seen one of the millions of photos of people hanging out on portable hammocks in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. This new trend in portable hammocks has brought out many companies toting their product as the best hiking and light hammock to go camping with, or just for a day hanging at the lake. There is one brand though that stands out above the rest, Rallt Hammocks. Rallt Hammocks makes some of the lightest and most portable hammocks and hammock straps that will serve you well in any adventure.  Continue Reading

10 Essential Items to be a Better Bowhunter

10 Essential Items to be a Better Bowhunter

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These items will help you be a better bowhunter

If bowhunting is something that has always been interesting you, then you can start hunting in no time. But first, you will need to know the essential items for becoming a better bowhunter. Once you have all these items and others, you can start practicing and register for the next season available for hunting. Continue Reading

Making Fish Cribs

Why Fish Cribs Work and Why They Fail

When I encounter fish cribs in lakes where I scuba dive, I typically see one of two opposite things: cribs holding fish, and cribs attracting no fish at all. In years of first-hand underwater observation, I have noticed that the cribs with fish share certain characteristics. So do the cribs devoid of fish. I’ve concluded that there are two key aspects of cribs that succeed in drawing and holding impressive numbers of fish. Those two critical components are design and location. Let’s look at each one separately and see why some cribs succeed while other cribs fail. Continue Reading

Tillage Radishes

“Tillage Radishes” Nickname: Bio-Drill,

Consistently Giving You Multiple Benefits

By: Steve Jordan

What is a tillage radish?  It is a carrot like plant with a gold tubular radish growing out of the ground.  The green leaves are similar to turnips and are highly soght after by deer.  The radish (gold cylinder) is eaten mainly by deer in late October through the winter.  Continue Reading