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  • Fishing

    HELP WANTED: TACKLE BAG, MUST WORK WEEKENDS AND HAVE EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

    April 13th, 2018
    PLANO'S HARDWORKING WEEKEND SERIES OF SOFT TACKLE BAGS RECEIVES KEY UPGRADES FOR 2018 Plano, IL (April 10, 2018) – If fishing for a living is your dream, don’t let us or anyone else burst your bubble. But until that day rolls around, most of us need to work real jobs to pay for gas, groceries, gymnastics lessons...and our fishing gear. And because we just can’t fish whenever we want, the time we do get to spend on the water becomes that much more valuable. That’s where Plano comes...
  • Hunting

    In Florida? Go HOG WILD this spring and summer!

    April 5th, 2018
    Outta' the Woods - Monday, April 02, 2018 Where to go hunt By Tony Young Did you know the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers late spring and summer hog hunts on several wildlife management areas across the state? And you don’t even need a hunting license to participate in these great opportunities. Wild hogs, also called wild pigs, wild boars and feral pigs, are not native to Florida but were introduced over 500 years ago by Spanish explorers. They can...
  • Shooting

    NRA Files Suit Challenging Florida’s Newly-Enacted Anti-Gun Legislation

    March 12th, 2018
    FAIRFAX, Va. – March 12, 2018: The National Rifle Association today announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the State of Florida’s newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by young adults between the ages of 18-21. Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates the right of law-abiding adults between the ages of 18 and 21 to keep and bear arms. The ban is particularly offensive with respect to young women, as women between the ages of 18 and...
  • Guides & Outfitters

    A GREAT FISH STORY

    March 30th, 2018
    Answering the Call Learning about Life, Love, Fishermen and Jesus Stone Creek Lodge, Stockton Lake…a Place to Visit Great Fishing Trips, Vacation Fun…Creating a Legacy and Passion for Sharing By Larry Whiteley As a young man Kris Nelson loved to go fishing every chance he had.  He fished in all the lakes and streams of southwest Missouri near his hometown of Willard. While other young men were playing sports or doing things they shouldn’t, Kris was fishing. When he graduated...
  • Conservation

    That’s No Coyote! St. Lawrence County, New York

    April 11th, 2018
    On March 26, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Scott Atwood investigated a complaint of a deer being taken out of season in the town of Clifton. When the officer arrived at a camp described in the complaint, he found fresh blood, drag marks, deer hair, and a pickup truck stuck in the snow at an adjacent camp. A search of the area determined the location of where the deer had been shot. Drag marks led to a small pond where the ECO found a fresh gut pile....
  • Travel

    Fishing the Gulf of Mexico

    March 30th, 2018
    Fishing Fun, Seashells, Sightseeing and Dolphins near Port Sanibel, in Southwest Florida  Bobbers, Shrimp, Speckled Trout and FEW SUPRISES made for a VERY RELAXING DAY Screeching Drags, Fully-arched Rods, Tight Lines & Good Knots By Bob Holzhei The 36-foot Contender was impressive as we walked down the dock right after sunrise.  There were three 250 horsepower Yamaha outboards on the stern and we were met with a giant warm greeting from Captain Ryan Kane of Southern Instinct...
  • Cooking

    Dutch Oven Cooking

    February 19th, 2018
    Shared Cooking Secrets Old Fashioned Cooking in Modern Times It’s All About the Taste! By Rich Creason Many guys (and some of the ladies) enjoy outdoor cooking over hot coals.  A steak cooked on the patio grill tastes excellent.  Even at the campgrounds we travel to, most of the guests will have some type of grill for steaks or hamburgers.  Some people even cook potatoes and corn on the grill.  Of course, I’m different.  My outdoor cooking is done over (and under!) hot coals. ...
  • Love of the Sport

    DAY DREAMS and NIGHT DREAMS

    March 21st, 2018
    Turkey Hunting, a Giant Gobbler, I Raise my Gun Geese Fly Overhead in V-Formation, it’s a Signal I Draw My Bow…that Green Arrow, “Oh Yea, My Story Takes a Turn By Larry Whiteley The old gobbler is searching for me. I’ve done a good job making him think I’m a hen. He’s literally tripping over his beard as he comes in looking for love. His bronze feathers shine in the light of the early morning sun and the red, white and blue of his head stands out against the emerging...
  • People Places Products

    HELP WANTED: TACKLE BAG, MUST WORK WEEKENDS AND HAVE EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

    April 13th, 2018
    PLANO'S HARDWORKING WEEKEND SERIES OF SOFT TACKLE BAGS RECEIVES KEY UPGRADES FOR 2018 Plano, IL (April 10, 2018) – If fishing for a living is your dream, don’t let us or anyone else burst your bubble. But until that day rolls around, most of us need to work real jobs to pay for gas, groceries, gymnastics lessons...and our fishing gear. And because we just can’t fish whenever we want, the time we do get to spend on the water becomes that much more valuable. That’s where Plano comes...