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  • Shark Tooth Hunting in the Peace River – Florida

    May 3, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Shark Tooth Hunting in the Peace River - Florida Take a good cooler for food and beverages – protect yourself and friends from dehydration. Gear includes a 15” x 24” gravel sifter, shovel and shark tooth collection jar. Wear sneakers or beach shoes, pack a cell phone, emergency toilet paper, venom-extraction kit – and tell someone where you will be for ... Read More >>
  • GRABBIN’ SUCKERS…Fun from the Old Days

    March 10, 2021
    Larry Whiteley
    GRABBIN’ SUCKERS…Fun from the Old Days A story about fun times from way back when I was a kid and nothing was complicated, nothing was new – and people were people through and through. By Larry Whiteley Grabbin’ suckers is age-old fun, nothing complicated, nothing new. Just ask the folks from Nixa, MO. It goes back to a ... Read More >>
  • Winchester SX4 Hybrid Hunter Woodland Shotgun

    February 11, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Winchester SX4 Hybrid Hunter Woodland Shotgun Gotta love the new durable camo coverage and protected metal-part finish on the new Winchester firearms in this modern world. The Winchester® Super X4 Hybrid Hunter Woodland features a classic Woodland camouflage paired with a Cerakote Flat Dark Earth finish on the receiver and barrel. The is combination is an functional eye-catching ... Read More >>
  • Browning Maxus II – Autoloading Rifled Deer Shotgun

    February 7, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Browning Maxus II - Autoloading Rifled Deer ShotgunThis new Browning shotgun has a number of features that elevate it above run-of-the-mill deer hunting shotguns. For 2021, the evolutionary new Maxus II sets its sights on whitetails with a Rifled Deer model. The Maxus II is a fast-handling autoloading shotgun designed for hunting deer with a fully rifled barrel ... Read More >>
  • American Baitworks catches Doug Minor!

    July 21, 2020
    David Gray
    American Baitworks catches Doug Minor!By David Gray Doug Minor just embarked on his latest fishing adventure.  Although this is a business adventure, it is very much about fishing.  It took some talking to get Doug, who led Strike King lures through 37 years of innovation and growth, to consider coming out of retirement just weeks ... Read More >>
  • Best Binoculor NAMED for Spotting Birds…German Precision Optics (GPO-USA)

    May 25, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Waterproof and fog-proof, tough aluminum eyecup tubes Lightweight and compact, custom-molded hard case Lifetime Warranty from German Precision Optics (GPO) GPO USA PASSION™ 8×42 ED Binocular Wins Best Birding Binocular Award – Best Binoculars Reviews (BBR) has awarded the GPO PASSION 8×42 ED binocular with its 2020 Best Birding Binocular. Now in its tenth ... Read More >>
  • Bow Spider: The Ultimate Solution for Packing Compound Bows Afield

    May 25, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Bow Spider: The Ultimate Solution for Packing Compound Bows Afield You see the Buck, the Elk, the Moose…but your bow is somehow unreachable. Now, a proven solution. Reduce FROM a the game of CHANCE…TO a game of CHOICE.  Mount on your hip, on your treestand, on your backpack while hiking in. The Intuitive design makes bow retrieval fast and easy in any situation. One ... Read More >>
  • Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoors Woman

    May 6, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoors Woman Significant Gifts for that one Significant Other, Outdoors Mom’s are special Colorful 3-season and 4-season quilts, comfy outdoor footwear, bacteria-safe cutting board, a unique Wok w/ burner system By Jason Houser Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and significant others and children are not always the best at picking out gifts. Flowers die and ... Read More >>
  • Target Plinking: Mutual Disrespect for .22 Caliber Ammo

    April 28, 2020
    Collin Voss
    Target Plinking: Mutual Disrespect for .22 Caliber Ammo  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly…Identify the “right” (best) ammo brand for your firearm before hunting Federal Champion .22LR 40-Grain Ammo CCI Hollow-Point .22LR 40-Grain Ammo Winchester .22LR 40-Grain Ammo By Collin Voss I am not wise in this field, but I experienced this first hand and have enough facts that can end an ongoing debate ... Read More >>
  • Tim “The Tool Man” Would Love This

    April 21, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    Tim “The Tool Man” Would Love This I’ve had lots of knife sharpeners in my life, but thanks to my new Work Sharp…I don’t need them anymore It has 4 different sharpening angles depending on the type of knife and 5 flexible belts from extra-coarse to extra-fine By Larry Whiteley My favorite TV show of all-time is “Home Improvement” ... Read More >>
  • Patience is Often Key to Early-Season Turkey-Hunting Success…What to do, When to call, What to use

    April 16, 2020
    Josh Lantz
    Avoid mistakes by watching, listening and adapting. Calls, gentle yelps, clucks, but don’t over-call if the birds are quiet. Read on to learn WHEN TO USE a decoy. The birds will always show you what they want. By Josh Lantz Most turkey hunters believe the opening days of the spring turkey-hunting season offer the ... Read More >>
  • Over-Under Turkey Gun, Close or Far: CZ Reaper Magnum

    April 8, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Over-Under Turkey Gun, Close or Far: CZ Reaper Magnum This 12-gauge camo shotgun ships with 6 interchangeable choke tubes, including an extra-full version. Picatinny rail mount option for optic addition is included. QD swivels are attached at front and back Whether the shot is longer-range or considerably closer, the CZ Reaper Magnum over-and-under offers choke tube options to fill your turkey tag. ... Read More >>
  • New Blades…A Compact Fixed Blade Pair of Knives — The JaegerPair™ from Outdoor Edge®

    April 7, 2020
    Karen Lutto
    New Blades...A Compact Fixed Blade Pair of Knives — The JaegerPair™ from Outdoor Edge® Big critter on the ground, 4-miles from the road, you know what that means: skin, section, quarter, debone…you need the right tools BEFORE DARK. At Hunt Camp back home, help all your buddies, field dress their big game prize QUICKLY, sharp cutting tools do the trick and make it easy These Outdoor ... Read More >>
  • Build your own custom fishing rod: 6 SIMPLE STEPS

    March 25, 2020
    Bob Holzhei
    Build your own custom fishing rod: 6 SIMPLE STEPS Choose rod type, length, action See a custom rod-building catalog, simplify choices Order, sort the parts, prepare the parts, follow the instructions, get it done, and SEE BELOW By Bob Holzhei Building a custom fishing rod is much easier and more affordable than many fishermen think! I’m not a rod-builder, but I met a ... Read More >>
  • Master Your Own Turkey Call – Build it Yourself. Here’s How!

    February 23, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Master Your Own Turkey Call - Build it Yourself. Here's How! Learn about different turkey call materials that offer different turkey sounds Soundboard, plating surface, striker – all offer options in tone choice Learning the sound variations and practicing tone undulations with your own call, it’s the MOST FUN and  will help you learn the turkey calling ropes By Jason Houser Turkey calls are at ... Read More >>
  • Spent Oriole Nests prompt Quick Shooting Lesson

    January 17, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    Spent Oriole Nests prompt Quick Shooting Lesson We created a happy oriole colony around our home by providing grape jelly feeders Abandoned (used) oriole nests are never used again by the orioles The nests proved to be surprisingly easy to “harvest” By Mike Schoonveld How often have you watched a scene in an old western movie where a good guy is ... Read More >>
  • LOWA Hunter GTX® EVO – Extreme Review

    December 31, 2019
    Jason Houser
    LOWA Hunter GTX® EVO - Extreme Review The 1st Boot Question is always: Are they comfortable? Then, depending on where you plan to hunt: Will the boots keep me warm if it’s cold outdoors? Last, and very important: Are the boots durable, waterproof, and breathable? By Jason Houser There are a lot of things that can make or break a hunt. Some ... Read More >>
  • Bourbon-Glazed Holiday Turkey…the Tastiest Recipe

    December 10, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Bourbon-Glazed Holiday Turkey...the Tastiest RecipeBy Karen Lutto Your delicious roasted turkey will be the centerpiece on the family table at Christmas dinner.  To ensure a beautifully tender, moist and flavorful turkey this holiday, here is one easy recipe using flavor from Hi Mountain Seasonings for a “Bourbon-Glazed Holiday Turkey”. This is a true treat for ... Read More >>
  • Larry Whiteley offers Christmas Gift recommendations for those who Love the Great Outdoors

    December 6, 2019
    Larry Whiteley
    Larry Whiteley offers Christmas Gift recommendations for those who Love the Great Outdoors By Larry Whiteley Christmas is almost here! If you’re still shopping for a gift for someone who loves to get out and enjoy all kinds of activities in our great outdoors, here are some items that my family and I personally use and highly recommend as Christmas gifts. GPO BINOCULARS Binoculars are invaluable ... Read More >>
  • See a Fish, Catch a Fish

    November 13, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    See a Fish, Catch a Fish New gear today talks to us in new ways that make finding fish and trying to catch them more fun You can connect your phone, your radio, your drone…to your sonar Installation is easy, it’s all pictorial…even I could do it By Mike Schoonveld As the people point to the sonar unit on my ... Read More >>
  • Fall Fishing for Bass, TIPs from the PROs

    November 2, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Fall Fishing for Bass, TIPs from the PROs Fishing in the fall for bass provides primal competition to meet with nature and the biggest fish Baits that trigger a strike are hard to find, but there is one key thing to know, read on Lure balance, hook point quality, color, rate of wobble and wiggle, all are key LIVETARGET David Walker ... Read More >>
  • Slime, NOT a nasty green word!

    October 30, 2019
    Larry Whiteley
    Slime, NOT a nasty green word! Slime is a green tire repair product to keep you on the road Slime is non-toxic, non-hazardous, free of carcinogens, and non-ozone depleting Slime products make great gifts, they last for years in storage By Larry Whiteley Halloween’s not even here yet and Thanksgiving is still over a month away but when you walk ... Read More >>
  • Light-up your Night Tackle, Charge-up your Glow Baits

    October 22, 2019
    Glenn Walker
    Light-up your Night Tackle, Charge-up your Glow BaitsFor those nighttime fishing excursions or when you are rigging up early in the morning for a day on the water, the new Lure Lock LED Box is designed to help you easily see those small tackle items in the dark. In addition, for anglers that use glow-in-the-dark lures, the ... Read More >>
  • Fishing with Johnnie Candle, Fishing Rods that Catch Fish

    October 17, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Fishing with Johnnie Candle, Fishing Rods that Catch Fish Fishing rod guides bend and don’t break Hi-modulus sensitivity rod blanks from Scheel’s allowed for detecting the lightest of strikes “Smart Boat” technics from Humminbird for total position control to target hotspots  By Forrest Fisher Walleye fishing legend, Johnnie Candle, suggested that we look at mid-river shoals on the Mississippi River near La Crosse, ... Read More >>
  • Pulling the Weight, Sequoia Meets the Challenge

    October 13, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    Pulling the Weight, Sequoia Meets the Challenge The trailer test vehicle was the Sequoia Toyota Limited with 5.7L V8 gasoline engine, 4WD. It handled my 5,000-pound boat flawlessly at the ramp and on the road. While towing, the instant mileage readout varied from 9 to 14 mpg, depending on conditions and speed. By Mike Schoonveld For us guys with boats that ... Read More >>
  • Tighten your Hat, the 200 X-Shaft Yamaha 4-Stroke is Flying from the Hole

    October 2, 2019
    David Gray
    Tighten your Hat, the 200 X-Shaft Yamaha 4-Stroke is Flying from the Hole 200HP V6 Yamaha Outboard for 555 pounds Instant Acceleration to 57 mph By David Gray Karen Lutto and I had barely shaken hands with the Yamaha outboard motor team when they gave us the Yamaha Marine “Hot Sheet” for their V- MAX/SHO 200Hp X-Shaft. As I looked over the motor specs, Product Education ... Read More >>
  • Navionics Boating app: mark your location with one tap, and more

    September 26, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Navionics Boating app: mark your location with one tap, and more From Navionics: We believe details are important, especially while on the water. Let’s dive in and see how the latest app release can make your boating experience easy and fun. Drop a marker with one tap. Have you ever needed to quickly add a marker on your location while boating or fishing? Well, now ... Read More >>
  • Enjoy Easy, Pain-Free Fish Retrieval with the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy®

    September 11, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Enjoy Easy, Pain-Free Fish Retrieval with the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy®Every fisherman knows, or quickly learns, that retrieving your catch or baitfish from the Livewell can be a sticky and painful experience—that is until now. With the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy, retrieving your catch or baitfish, even the elusive pinfish, is quick, easy and painless. The Livewell Buddy is a flexible, ... Read More >>
  • Nocqua Portable Adventure Power…In Your Pocket!

    August 23, 2019
    Tyler Mahoney
    Nocqua Portable Adventure Power…In Your Pocket!Why do we need a SMALL portable charger with BIG energy? By Tyler Mahoney As much as many of us would hate to admit, we all probably need a solution for a portable charger when we are out hunting and fishing. In between cell phones or GoPro’s, it seems there is always ... Read More >>
  • Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?

    August 16, 2019
    Larry Whiteley
    Wow! Why didn't I think of that? New Gear for Outdoor Sportsmen By Larry Whiteley Have you ever seen a new outdoor product come out on the market and think to yourself, I wish I had thought of that? I sure have! Here are several innovative products that companies have developed to help make your outdoor adventures even better. Lure ... Read More >>
  • Lighted Fishing Rods…for Fishing After the Sun Goes to Sleep

    August 2, 2019
    Heather Miller
    Berkley® Lights the Night with Illuminated Glowstik Fishing Rods The new Berkley Glowstik rods boast a unique battery-powered technology that enables the rod to glow orange, so anglers can better see when fishing at night. The rods feature a fiberglass blank construction with an LED core, illuminating a lightweight fiber-optic cable ... Read More >>
  • Lure Lock now offers a New 4-inch Deep Tacky Tackle Box

    July 26, 2019
    Glenn Walker
    Lure Lock now offers a New 4-inch Deep Tacky Tackle Box Tak Logic Technology Gel has started to lock-up all those lost favorite lures in tackle boxes around the fishing world. Lure Lock continues to lead the tackle management industry with the introduction of its new 4-inch deep tackle box. The deeper 4-in-1 box offers a unique divider system, allowing anglers ... Read More >>
  • Finally, Magnetic Blades for Mechanical Broadheads – Sensible Efficiency, No Retention Parts to Lose

    July 3, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Finally, Magnetic Blades for Mechanical Broadheads - Sensible Efficiency, No Retention Parts to Lose No O-rings, plastic retainers, rubber bands or other things to lose on these broadheads Same cost as other high-performance broadheads 100 and 125-grain sizes, with 2-inch and 2-1/4 inch cutting diameters, respectively By Forrest Fisher For decades, big game broadhead engineers have come up with quite a few evolutions for change to make a ... Read More >>
  • Plop-Plop Fish! Everybody’s favorite…the Lucky 13®

    June 17, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Plop-Plop Fish! Everybody’s favorite…the Lucky 13®By Forrest Fisher No matter where I travel with a fishing rod, catching fish on the surface is absolutely the most exciting. In some cases, it’s also the most effective. Not all surface lures work the same, but there is one lure that seems to always stand out when I ponder ... Read More >>
  • Zoom’s Z-Swim 3.8 Combines Action and Durability

    May 24, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Zoom’s Z-Swim 3.8 Combines Action and DurabilityOn May 15 (2019), Major League Fishing provided special news that Zoom Bait Company will release the new Z-Swim 3.8, a ribbed swimbait that swims naturally, emulates a wide variety of baitfish and can be used from the surface down into the deepest lairs of wary bass. Savvy tournament anglers ... Read More >>
  • Compact Outdoor Cookware: Ideal for Backpacking & Camping

    May 9, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Compact Outdoor Cookware: Ideal for Backpacking & Camping Durable and innovative line of outdoor cookware Ultimate outdoor eating solution integrated into one package    By Bob Holzhei Our four children, my wife and I, have camped throughout our lives. We started first with a 9 by 9 tent, then moved up to a pop-up camper, then a travel trailer, and finally ... Read More >>
  • Why Does Grandpa Love to Fish?

    April 24, 2019
    David Gray
    Why Does Grandpa Love to Fish? A love story about fishing, grandpa and grandkids Colorful, thoughtful, heartfelt…a great gift By David Gray It’s a Super Book and more. It is a short story, well-written with the passion and message that all fishermen will immediately understand. Why Does Grandpa love to Fish will touch you. It will bring a tear to the ... Read More >>
  • These BOOTS are made for Walking, “They Give Me HAPPY FEET”

    April 4, 2019
    Larry Whiteley
    These BOOTS are made for Walking, "They Give Me HAPPY FEET" My hunting boots go to church with Me So comfy, I have to Look Down to see if I have them on Life has changed, I have started singing in the Shower…some Boots! By Larry Whiteley I couldn’t begin to count how many different pairs of hiking and hunting boots I have had in ... Read More >>
  • Take the Kids Hunting from a Tree Stand, but don’t go up without a Lil’ Treestalker Youth Harness!

    April 2, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Hunter Safety System youth models also available in “Fistful of Dirt” Mossy Oak® Bottomland® The Lil’ Treestalker harness is made to keep your youth hunter safe when you take the kids upstairs in a tree. The youth harness also features ElimiShield® Hunt Scent control technology, just like the adult models. ElimiShield ... Read More >>
  • Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife, Under $20! You Kidding Me?!

    March 28, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife, Under $20! You Kidding Me?!By Dave Barus I have carried one of these to my deer woods for more than 50 years now. Today, there are more options to choose from, lightweight handles and more, but the reality of the device as a tool for sportsmen is unchanged. I cannot believe this is selling for ... Read More >>
  • Custom Fishing Rod Builder: Tom Marks

    March 20, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Custom Fishing Rod Builder: Tom Marks Rod length, sensitivity, power, flex…all these factors matter Setting the hook, it’s the best feeling with a rod you helped design Rattlesnake skin and other custom handles personalize rods to the individual By Bob Holzhei “The sensitivity in any fishing rod can be determined by placing the tip of the rod against your throat ... Read More >>
  • 6-1/2” Tri-Alive Nightcrawler – NEW Killer Plastic from Mister Twister

    February 26, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    6-1/2” Tri-Alive Nightcrawler - NEW Killer Plastic from Mister Twister Slithering Action, new colors never seen before Chunky, weighty, easy to cast Tail seems to have buoyancy, making the worm totally new By Forrest Fisher Ever noticed that fish everywhere become familiar with seeing the same lure over and over? What worked last year simply is not working this year.  It’s frustrating, right? Sometimes when ... Read More >>
  • NEW – Blood Red Game Bags for Hunters, under $20!

    February 22, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    NEW - Blood Red Game Bags for Hunters, under $20! They arrive vacuum-sealed for sanitation and easy packing, as they take up very little room in your pack.  Small Blood Red Game Bag measures 30 x 18 inches with a 5-inch side gusset and a 12-inch meat flap.  Large Blood Red Game Bag is 42 x 22 inches w/a 6-inch side gusset ... Read More >>
  • Spice Up Valentine’s Day with Hi Mountain Seasonings

    February 12, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Spice Up Valentine’s Day with Hi Mountain Seasonings What to get that special someone for Valentines Day? One answer is right here Not sure what to get that special someone for Valentines Day? The answer is at your finger tips. Just type into your browser, and a plethora of fabulous gifts ideas will appear, making it hard to ... Read More >>
  • Enter The “Lure Lock Effect” Sweepstakes

    February 6, 2019
    Glenn Walker
    Enter The “Lure Lock Effect” Sweepstakes Get your tackle box organized with this easy and affordable “stick-to-it” lure container idea Avoid a Tackle Disaster by Winning the “Lure Lock Effect” Sweepstakes From Ettrick, Wisconsin, the Lure Lock folks wants you to avoid a tackle disaster by entering the Lure Lock Effect Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will walk ... Read More >>
  • Successful 2019 SHOT Show Featured Innovation and Growth

    January 26, 2019
    Bill Brassard
    Successful 2019 SHOT Show Featured Innovation and Growth SHOT Show marks 10th straight year at Sands Expo Center The 41st Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT Show®), owned and operated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), finished its four-day run in Las Vegas with many notable successes, including a new record for exhibitors in its Suppliers Showcase ... Read More >>
  • SIGHTMARK is on Target with Affordable Scope Quality

    December 13, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    SIGHTMARK is on Target with Affordable Scope Quality Sightmark riflescopes include a lifetime warranty Multicoated Optics for Max Light Transmission in all conditions Etched glass reticles, in red or green, are illuminated to deliver optimal shot placement Easy-to-use Elevation and Windage Adjustments Durable, Handsome, Affordable By Larry Whitely I was asked to do a review on the Sightmark Core TX 4-16×44 MR ... Read More >>
  • Help Support Military Heroes, Kids, Conservation during Holidays

    December 4, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Help Youth Groups, Military Veterans, Conservation Free Entry to Holiday Sportsman Show Visit with Outdoor Vendors offering Giant Discount Options By Forrest Fisher We all have outdoor youth friends (4H) and most of us have met more than one disabled military hero, you know these groups need our support. A little can go a ... Read More >>
  • Winterizing Your Plants – ADVICE from Chestnut Hill Outdoors

    December 4, 2018
    Morgan McCalla
    Winterizing Your Plants - ADVICE from Chestnut Hill OutdoorsWinter’s arrival means a period of transition, not just for animals, but for plants as well. Understanding how plants go through this phase and what they need to better survive winter can be important. That’s why the folks at Chestnut Hill Outdoors do more than just sell you plants. In ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Edge® Introduces RazorMax – Replaceable Fixed-Blade Knife

    November 29, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Outdoor Edge® Introduces RazorMax - Replaceable Fixed-Blade KnifeThe overwhelming popularity of the Outdoor Edge replaceable-blade folding knives—the Razor Pro, the RazorBlaze and the RazorLite EDC™—has led to the introduction of the RazorMax, the company’s first fixed-blade knife to also feature the patented RazorSafe replaceable blade system. The Outdoor Edge RazorMax ascends to a new level by becoming first ... Read More >>
  • Holiday Sportsman Show Online Open for Business

    November 20, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Holiday Sportsman Show Online Open for Business Holiday Sportsman Show is FREE, is Online, Is Open for Business Cash in on Sales, No traffic, No Crowds Sales Benefit to Military Veterans, Youth, Conservation The much-anticipated Online Holiday Sportsman Show is officially open for business. Tour the virtual exhibit halls for fabulous savings from the comfort of your home. ... Read More >>
  • Packable Treestand Climbing Sticks – a “Safety Perfect” Great Holiday Gift

    November 13, 2018
    Morgan McCalla
    Packable Treestand Climbing Sticks - a "Safety Perfect" Great Holiday Gift Hunter Safety in Treestands Require Getting There Safely Portable Ladder Sticks for Climbing Trees  Easy Install and Easy Removal are a BIG PART of Hunter Safety By Aaron McCaleb Hunters typically have a lot of gear, so pay close attention to what they are taking into the field. Every tree-stand hunter has a few ... Read More >>
  • Big Game Hunters NEED to Control Human Scent

    November 9, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Big Game Hunters NEED to Control Human Scent Kill Odor-Causing Compounds for Long-Lasting Odor Protection Scent Control for Hunters’ Clothing and Gear Hair, Body Wash and Laundry Scent Control Products DANVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2018) — ElimiShield® HUNT Scent Elimination Spray, which bonds to all types of fabrics, rubber, metal and other surfaces to continually kill odor-causing compounds for long-lasting odor ... Read More >>
  • WATERFOWL SEASON…Effective Gear that Works

    November 9, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    WATERFOWL SEASON...Effective Gear that Works Decoys, Calls and Dry Gear to Bring Home the Birds Get a Waterfowl Shotgun that is Dependable   By Larry Whiteley Waterfowl season is here or almost here depending on where you live. If you are addicted to waterfowl hunting like my family, here are some of the products my family and I use ... Read More >>
  • How to Be a Better Deer Hunter

    November 1, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    How to Be a Better Deer Hunter Stay dry, Stay Still, Stay Safe – Here’s How Smell like the woods, Know Where You Are and Want To Go, Bring the Deer to You – Here’s How Deer Down, Time for Venison Jerky – Here’s How By Larry Whiteley Deer hunting season is here if you are a bow or crossbow hunter ... Read More >>
  • High-Floating “Odin” Top-Water Walking Bait DISTURBS BIG BASS Surface Popper Peace, Provoking Strikes

    October 28, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    High-Floating "Odin" Top-Water Walking Bait DISTURBS BIG BASS Surface Popper Peace, Provoking Strikes New Lure offers Sight, Sound and Scent attraction Walk-the-Dog Style Action Lure High Buoyancy adds to Retrieve Ease and Strike-Provoking Magic The Odin “Frigg” is a half-ounce popper designed with a large cupped face to churn plenty of water and create the surface disturbance that attracts bass and other freshwater fish. With five ... Read More >>
  • Boots to FIX Achy-Breakee Knees – I’m a brand new, old Outdoor Guy

    October 25, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Boots to FIX Achy-Breakee Knees - I'm a brand new, old Outdoor Guy  Midsole support and solid heel fit helped heal my knee bones Semi-automatic shoe-lacer, especially good for old guys  For hunting – they’re scent-free, waterproof and handsome to deer to stare at while I draw my bow By Forrest fisher In my short seven decades of hunting, hiking, fishing and camping, I have bought and ... Read More >>
  • Winchester Repeating Arms Adds Sporter Model to the XPR Rifle Line

    October 21, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Winchester Repeating Arms Adds Sporter Model to the XPR Rifle LineFor hunters that prefer the appearance and warmth of a wood stock, Winchester Repeating Arms® has introduced a new Sporter model to the XPR® bolt-action rifle line. The new rifle features a close-grained Grade I walnut stock with crisp checkering on the pistol grip and fore-end for a classic look and ... Read More >>
  • Can-Am Outlander MAX 6×6 DPS ATV…Get ‘Er Done, it’s Hunting Season

    September 19, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    Can-Am Outlander MAX 6x6 DPS ATV...Get 'Er Done, it's Hunting Season Tri-mode DPS and Updated Passenger seating Priced under $10,000 USD 1,650-lbs towing capacity The new Can-Am Outlander MAX 6×6 4DPS 450 ATV, complete with true six-wheel traction and an incomparable versatility, is built to haul gear and get the job done. Along with a few of its own functional features, like its clever ... Read More >>
  • Life Outdoors? Make it Hot, Cold and Cost-effective!

    September 2, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Life Outdoors? Make it Hot, Cold and Cost-effective! Irreplaceable Item for Family Fun Outdoors Hot or Cold Vacuum Bottle for All-Day Use Unbreakable, Unleakable, Efficient, Lightweight, Affordable & Colorful By Forrest Fisher My daughter was in a hurry to meet up with her family for a long overdue camping vacation. The kids were waiting in the van outside the house all prepped ... Read More >>
  • Don’t spin your wheels! Hobie offers guide to kayak cart selection

    August 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Don’t spin your wheels! Hobie offers guide to kayak cart selectionBy Mike Pehanich Getting a kayak from your vehicle to the water can sometimes be the toughest challenge of the day. Save time and energy for the fish by outfitting your kayak with a set of wheels! One of the kayak angler’s most important accessories seldom reaches the water. The kayak cart! Wheeled kayak ... Read More >>
  • A “Sneak Peek” at the 10 BERKLEY TOPWATER LURES introduced at ICAST-2018

    July 31, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    A “Sneak Peek” at the 10 BERKLEY TOPWATER LURES introduced at ICAST-2018 New moderately priced line from Berkley includes walking baits, waking baits, poppers, ploppers and prop baits Ten lure types in 16 size variants and 23 colors Designed by Bassmaster Elite Angler Justin Lucas and Forrest Wood Cup Champ Scott Suggs By Mike Pehanich The new Berkley topwater line introduced at ICAST 2018 straddles the ... Read More >>

    July 25, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    IT MAKES NO SCENTS Modern Secret for Seeing More Deer When to Use Cover Scent Why Deer can Smell Us By Larry Whiteley My wife has what you might call a “sensitive nose”. She smells odors a lot of times and I don’t. When I get in her vehicle it smells like a rose garden or an ocean ... Read More >>
  • Berkley® Choppo is Smash Hit Topwater Lure

    July 21, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Berkley® Choppo is Smash Hit Topwater Lure Strip Pit Largemouth Bass LOVE ‘EM Choppo Plopper Action is NEW and DEADLY Designed by Bassmaster Elite angler Justin Lucas The Berkley® Choppo, one of 10 lures introduced with Berkley’s new topwater line at ICAST 2018, played to smashing reviews from Illinois strip mine bass…and a prominent Peoria angler/chef. By Mike Pehanich The “Plopper” lure ... Read More >>

    July 21, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    PARTLY CLOUDY AND A CHANCE OF RAIN Be Ready and Be Prepared for Undivided Outdoor Fun The ONE THING I carry everywhere I go, maybe not what you Might Expect Cold or Hot weather, How I stay Comfortable By Larry Whiteley We all want to know what the weather is going to be like if we have outdoor plans for the ... Read More >>
  • Humminbird® Gives Anglers Ability to Share AutoChart® Live Map Intelligence with New Service – AutoChart LiveShare

    July 10, 2018
    Heather Miller
    Humminbird® Gives Anglers Ability to Share AutoChart® Live Map Intelligence with New Service – AutoChart LiveShareRACINE, Wis., July 10, 2018 – Today Humminbird® announces a new extension of its AutoChart® Live mapping capability – AutoChart LiveShare. LiveShare is a free online service that allows Humminbird users to download AutoChart Live mapping information from others and add it to their own map collection, as well as upload ... Read More >>
  • Top-Water Popping Frog is Bass-Killer

    June 19, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Top-Water Popping Frog is Bass-KillerBy Forrest Fisher Some of us white beard anglers of today grew up fishing surface frogs 60 years ago. At first, we baited real frogs, but after we ran out, plastic frogs were invented in the late 50s and we learned how to use them fishing with short, deep-sea fishing rods ... Read More >>
  • OUTDOOR GEAR: The Hunt for 4-Season Weather Gear

    May 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    OUTDOOR GEAR: The Hunt for 4-Season Weather Gear Hodgman H5 Storm Jacket and H5 Storm Bib Hodgman Core INS Jacket and Core INS Bib Liner Pants No-Nonsense, Easy to Use Comfortable, Essential, Affordable and Effective By Mike Pehanich To choose the right gear…if you’re an avid four-season outdoorsman, the hunt for foul weather outerwear is never-ending. Hence we return to the sportsman’s eternal ... Read More >>
  • STRONG AS AN OXX…Camp Coffee when You Want It

    May 12, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    STRONG AS AN OXX...Camp Coffee when You Want It   Like Coffee? Get Camping Much? You Might Need This.  Portable TOUGH Coffee Maker that Takes Any K-Cup. My Search is Over! By Larry Whiteley A recent Harvard School of Public Health study showed 54% of Americans drink coffee and you can count me into that percentage. I enjoy my coffee as I sit at my ... Read More >>
  • Clam Pro Tackle – Offers New Open Water Tungsten Jigs

    May 1, 2018
    Dan Stefanich
    Heavier, Smaller, More Dense Jigs offer Increased Sensitivity and are Environmentally Safe By Dan Stefanich The secret to catching fish through the ice is out and being embraced by open water anglers. For many years, Clam Pro Tackle has been helping ice anglers achieve success from enjoying the benefits of tungsten jigs ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Safety System Introduces the Lady Hybrid Harness

    April 23, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Lady Hunter’s Need to be Safe…and Looking Good! DANVILLE, Ala. (April 23, 2018) – In recent years, the number of women spending time in tree stands and putting fresh meat on the table has continued to rise. In order to keep these women hunters safe, comfortable and looking their best, HSS ... Read More >>

    April 13, 2018
    Josh Lantz
    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 ... Read More >>
  • New Justin® Boots Snake Boot Features America’s No. 1 Camo Pattern, Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country®

    April 5, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak is excited to announce that Justin Boots is now offering America’s No. 1 Camo Pattern, Break-Up Country, on their newest boot made specifically for the hunter. The 17-inch Shrublands Square Toe boot from the Justin Stampede™ Collection, designed for keeping your feet dry and protected ... Read More >>
  • Matt Lee joins Lure Lock Pro Team

    March 20, 2018
    Glenn Walker
    New Tackle Box Design is Innovative in one area where it is Hard TO BE NEW Keeps Lures Protected, Keeps Hooks & Weights from Bouncing Around Multiple Sizes, Durable, Shock Resistant….MADE IN THE USA! Matt Lee is Young Talent on Bassmaster Elite Series Excited to Use Innovative Cases ETTRICK, Wisconsin – Lure Lock ... Read More >>
  • Spring Break on Sanibel and Captiva Island

    March 14, 2018
    I Need a Break
    Where Spring Breakers meet Wave Breakers with Sunrise, Sunshine, Sea Shells & a Sunset Cruise  @pinkhairgreenthumb A spring break vacation doesn’t have to include spring breakers. If you’re looking for a getaway that’s more laid-back than party-central, there are plenty of beaches to consider – but there aren’t many as memorable ... Read More >>
  • The Mountains Shall Depart …saved by an Alaskan Shaman

    March 6, 2018
    Dave Barus
    By Dave Barus A new book about Adventure, Tragedy, Death, Life, Peace, Mystical Intervention, Joy, Leadership.    I couldn’t put it down.  This book offers all that in just 122 pages!   It’s in the running for the Pulitzer Prize this year. “The Mountains Shall Depart” by Robert E. Holzhei shares a secret ... Read More >>
  • St. Croix Starts Spinning Glass

    March 4, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Park Falls, WI (March 1, 2018) — America’s most maniacal rod engineers have struck again, answering the call for a spinning version of the immensely popular Legend Glass. St. Croix’s Legend Glass rod series took home top freshwater rod honors at ICAST 2016 for blending classic fiberglass feel to modern, IPC® ... Read More >>
  • SportDOG® Brand Unveils New Products During SHOT Show®

    February 28, 2018
    Britney Starr
    Knoxville, Tennessee (January 12, 2018) – SportDOG® Brand, an industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog-training products and accessories, has expanded its line of e-collars with the unveiling of the new SportTrainer family. Designed with ease-of-use and durability in mind, the systems are DryTek® – waterproof and submersible to 25 feet and ... Read More >>
  • Phantom Lures Applies Thru-Wire Technology to Bait Line Up

    February 23, 2018
    Jack Gavin - Phantom Lures
    Phantom Lures Line Up of Baits Now Use Thru-Wire Technology Ramsey, MN – Jan 17, 2018: Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high quality, proven baits will now be using Thru-Wire Technology in its lineup of baits. The strong, single wire design connects the tow point and ... Read More >>

    February 13, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Vision Clarity, Eye Protection, Seeing All Things Better About Sunglasses, Don’t Leave Home without These – Learn Why My Old Eyes Have Been Opened! …By a Company that CARES. By Larry Whiteley I have owned a lot of sunglasses in my lifetime. Most of them were inexpensive, made in China sunglasses that didn’t protect my ... Read More >>
  • The Browning Refuge: Versatile New Sleeping Bag with Zippered Armhole

    February 7, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Browning Camping is proud to release the Refuge, a new sleeping bag that offers campsite comfort and versatility. The mummy-shaped bag, offers top-of-the-line features that Browning Camping’s customers expect. A center zipper can be zipped from the bottom for additional venting, and TechLoft Gold insulation ensures warmth (the Refuge comes ... Read More >>
  • WNED-TV KIDS FEST – What an Awesome Event

    February 7, 2018
    Joe McAdams
    1400 New Kids – FIND the OUTDOORS for the First Time Parents of Kids – DISCOVER FISH and FUN of New York OUTDOORS Kudo’s to TV Station Crew and Outdoor Sportsman Volunteers By Joe McAdams – ECFSC Kids Fest Co-Chairman This was the Erie County Federation’s 1st participation of the WNED-TV Kids Fest.  I’ve ... Read More >>
  • Kids Today – Not Wired for Nature, FIND HELP HERE

    February 2, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Are Your Kids Part of the Keypad Generation? If So, Find Suggestions for a Remedy Here By Forrest Fisher Worried about your kids or grandkids and their continuous attention to some sort of keypad?  You know you are, so am I.  They are growing up with something missing, but none of us know ... Read More >>
  • Mepps Introduces New Additions to Spinner Lines

    February 1, 2018
    Josh Schwartz
    Cover water with the all-new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou. The new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou combines the vibration and flash of a classic Mepps Aglia blade with a highly reflective, hand-tied flashabou tail for attractive, shimmering action in the water. Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou spinners beam prisms of light to attract fish and are ... Read More >>
  • Raymarine Can Make Your Boat a “Smart Boat”

    February 1, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Raymarine Digital Switching offers control, monitoring and automation of boat systems WILSONVILLE, OR (January 31, 2018) – Anchor Lights, Aerators, Bilge Pumps, Blowers, Cabin Lights, Courtesy Lights…does this sequence sound familiar? It’s the switch panel on your helm, and it’s just part of the A to Z listing of your boat’s electrical ... Read More >>
  • Cimarron Firearms Company introduces the US MARSHAL 44 MAG CARBINE

    January 17, 2018
    Laura Burgess
    Fredericksburg, Texas (January 2018) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, reveal their exclusive US Marshal 1873 Model carbine at the 2018 SHOT Show, in celebration of “The Gun that Won the West.” Early in 2017, Cimarron received a request from an ... Read More >>
  • New Jeep Lineup is Family Friendly with ALERT SYSTEM & JEEP SKILL DEVICES

    January 9, 2018
    The 2018 Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler.  Family Alerts From new teen drivers to an aging parent, the new Family Alerts feature provides peace of mind when they are out on the road. Vehicle owners can set boundary limits, monitor driving speed and pinpoint ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing Goes Alternative – NEW GEAR

    December 27, 2017
    Ted Pilgrim - Traditions Media
    Five Top Hardwater Hacks, Off the Radar By Ted Pilgrim, Traditions Media This isn’t one of those articles giving props to piles of mainstream, traditional ice fishing tackle. For that, you might simply step in to your local outdoor store and buy an ice auger, shelter or lure from any of the ... Read More >>

    December 11, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS Make Your Own Jerky, Easy and Tasty Oh Say, Can You See Below the Water? Chow Line…Call the Fish to Feed! Send the Flying Bug Critters AWAY! Fishing Games for the Young…and the Elder Kids Too Keep Warm in Chilly Weather, Clothes to Last Forever By Larry Whiteley I work with many outdoor companies throughout the year ... Read More >>
  • SO SMALL, SO BIG! New Cooking Gear for Smart Outdoor People

    December 6, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Compact, Durable, Affordable Fits in Your Pockets Great Holiday Gifts By Forrest Fisher  Usually with unexpected gunboat diplomacy, winter delivers nasty weather.  Bone-chilling cold is predicted for the 2017 Christmas holiday period in many parts of the country, but don’t panic.  For outdoor folks, heading out on a hunting trip or planning to fish ... Read More >>
  • TILLY, TILLY – It’s a Thankful Season for Walleye Fishing

    November 23, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    A Highly Versatile Walleye Bait that Produces in a Variety of Situations Ramsey, MN (Nov 13, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high-quality proven fishing baits is pleased to introduce the arrival of the Tilly, a new walleye catcher that has the versatility to tackle ... Read More >>
  • Personal Carry Live Bait Container, a BEST GIFT IDEA for your Fisherman

    November 22, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Personal CARRY-IN-YOUR-POCKET Live Bait Container…it’s called “BAIT-UP” KEEP the LIVE BAIT ALIVE! No Nets, No Wet Hands, No Lost Bait…GREAT FOR WADING ANGLERS Innovative, Portable, Durable, Inexpensive….Convenient and Effective WORKS GREAT for Kayakers, Ice Anglers, Shore Fishing Anglers that Wade, for Everyone Else By Forrest Fisher Are you one of those anglers dedicated to simple ... Read More >>
  • Rapala® Ice Baits, It’s Time!

    November 22, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Rapala Ice Bait Family: Jigging Rap® — the world’s No. 1 ice lure Slab Rap® Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap® No. 3 Nothing will excite a hardwater die-hard like unwrapping a selection of Rapala’s best-in-class baits. Including world-renowned options like the iconic Jigging Rap® — the world’s No. 1 ice lure — and innovative models ... Read More >>
  • Muzzy Expands Trocar Hybrid Broadhead Line with New 125-Grain HBX

    November 21, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Crossbow Broadhead Blends Fixed and Mechanical Technology SUPERIOR, Wis. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Due to customer demand, the popular Trocar HBX hybrid crossbow broadhead that blends the most lethal and accurate fixed-blade broadhead with a pair of center-pivot blades that deploy on contact for massive cuts on large animals is now available ... Read More >>
  • RAM TRUCKS Unveils Special-edition 2018 Hydro Blue Sport

    November 15, 2017
    2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue is this year’s final special-edition Sport model Hydro Blue monochromatic appearance package is loaded with custom details MSRP starts at $46,060   Nov. 7, 2017. San Antonio – Ram today pulled the wraps off a new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. “The custom look and high-impact colors ... Read More >>
  • Advantage Blinds Provide Great SAFE Options for Hunters

    November 13, 2017
    While many hunters know that permanent hunting blinds can be very comfortable, they also picture blinds that are made of old plywood, are hard to see out of, and might not be safe if they are a couple of seasons old. If you’re dismissing rigid-sided hunting blinds because that’s what you ... Read More >>
  • Kidde Recalls 40 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

    November 8, 2017
    Name of product: Kidde Fire Extinguishers with PLASTIC HANDLES Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy:  Replace (Free Replacement) Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: ... Read More >>
  • A Special CASE for “Border Water Walleye and PERFECT Boneless Fillets”

    October 19, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Expert Guides DO Simplify Catching Fish – with simple JIGS Rainy Day BLESSINGS on the Rainy River   One BEST Fillet Tool CAN SIMPLIFY Cleaning Walleye by the Dozen By Forrest Fisher We arrived in the front lobby of Sportsman’s Lodge on the Rainy River in Baudette, MN,   The weather was cold and nasty, ... Read More >>
  • HENRY REPEATING ARMS Helps Raise Over $70,000 for Sick 14-Year-Old Volunteer Firefighter

    October 17, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Henry Repeating Arms Donates 54 Custom-Designed Octagon Barrel Firearms to Help Cause Special Edition Bids, Open to Public…Bid on, item #705771173 BAYONNE, NJ, October 9, 2017– Henry Repeating Arms of Bayonne, NJ, and Rice Lake, WI, designed 54 SPECIAL EDITION custom .22 caliber Henry Lever Action Octagon barrel rifles to help ... Read More >>
  • Autumn Color, Nature, Wilderness Air and Fresh Coffee at Lake George

    October 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Business Takes a NEW Direction Lure of Autumn Bass Fishing, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon Sights of Colorful Foliage Plans for Waterfowl Hunting, Stream Fishing for Brook Trout By Forrest Fisher My workday plan was busy with a business trip from New York City to Montreal.  The airport traffic was heavy, the security lines long, longer ... Read More >>

    October 10, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher So just what’s in a worm that is not a real worm? Why do fish even think about biting it? It might be a lot of things, but there is simple mystery, appetite, movement, unusual size, smell, color, contrast and perhaps…hunger. Mister Twister’s NEW 12″ Mag 12 BUZZ Worm is ... Read More >>
  • Quantum Gravity Fright, RISING MOON Hunting Night

    October 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Big Bucks, Acorns and Apples Dreaming about Scent Control Elevated Hunting Stands REQUIRE SAFETY AWARENESS Prusik, Gravity, Your Whitetail Deer Hunting Future By Forrest Fisher The phrase “Whitetails Unlimited” is catchy if you are a deer hunter, especially a whitetail deer hunter.  It’s also the name of an organization that has more than 100,000 ... Read More >>
  • USA Heads to World Bass Fishing Championships In South Africa

    October 5, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Competition Begins Oct. 5, 2017 Live Weigh-In Results Available On-Line Follow David Fritts, Scott Martin, Fred Roumbanis and many other top pro’s No Surprise What Lures are Catching Bass in South Africa…Read On. From State College, Pa., we learn that fishing fans are in for a Gold Medal fishing competition treat this week.  The ... Read More >>
  • Get a SMART Plinker-Cleaner, the Bore Boss®. UNDER $10!

    October 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Fast, easy, bore cleaning Simple, clean storing solution Ergonomic grip for ease of use Compact design to go where you go Made by REAL AVID By Forrest Fisher From the Real Avid folks and their barrel of innovation, comes the ultra-compact Bore Boss®.  It’s the first ever self-storing, easy-feeding, clean-pulling, field-ready, hassle-free, pure-genius bore cleaner that ... Read More >>
  • Wonders of Wildlife NOW OPEN, An Amazing Adventure into the WORLD of WILDLIFE

    September 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Wonders of Wildlife provides Tribute to Fish and Wildlife Wonders of Wildlife NATIONAL MUSEUM & AQUARIUM is Extraordinary Founder, Johnny Morris, Has Provided a Trail to Lifelong Conservation in the Outdoors through Fishing, Bass Pro Shops and now, WONDERS OF WILDLIFE Rick Clunn will Attend By Forrest Fisher One of the most respected ... Read More >>
  • NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program Reaches 30 Million Children

    September 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FAIRFAX, Va. – The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, NRA’s groundbreaking gun accident prevention course for children, has achieved another milestone by reaching its 30 millionth child. Created in 1988 by past NRA President Marion P. Hammer, in consultation with elementary school teachers, law enforcement officers and child psychologists, the program provides ... Read More >>
  • FLW Costa Bass-Fishing Series Moves to Buffalo, NY, in 2018

    September 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FLW Costa Series to Buffalo, NY Competition Event Set for July 26-28, 2018  Eastern Lake Erie Bass Fishing Resource DRAWS WORLD CLASS ANGLERS  Abundant Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass will Provide Highlight for Region BUFFALO, N.Y. – September 8, 2017 – On July 26th – 28th, Buffalo will welcome an estimated field of 150 boats ... Read More >>

    September 6, 2017
    Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. “This is the kind of bait that gives you goose bumps,” says Rapala Director of Field ... Read More >>
  • 4 Days to IRMA: How Much Time Boaters Have to Prepare

    September 6, 2017
    Essential info for boaters, clubs, marinas at ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 5, 2017 – According to the National Hurricane Center, Florida may have up to four days to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, a “potentially catastrophic Category 5” storm now approaching the Leeward Islands. While it’s difficult to determine landfall, ... Read More >>
  • Tru-Fire® Introduces the Bulldog Foldback Buckle Release

    September 5, 2017
    Dave Barus
    SUPERIOR, Wis.. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Tru-Fire, the leading brand for mechanical archery releases, has introduced the single-jaw Bulldog Foldback™ Buckle strap-style archery release.  Like all Tru-Fire releases, the new Bulldog is made in the USA, and it features several patented Tru-Fire innovations and a wide range of adjustments.  It ... Read More >>

    August 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Bass Pro Shops assisting in Texas rescue and relief efforts in wake of Hurricane Harvey  More than 80 boats deployed for rescue efforts, donations for immediate relief HOUSTON – Aug. 28, 2017: Bass Pro Shops is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies – including police, fire and rescue teams on the ground ... Read More >>
  • Need a Small Boat Transducer Mounting Rig?

    August 23, 2017
    Tyler Mahoney
    Hands-On REVIEW of a Cabela’s Product: Video & Commentary Affordable & Works Perfect for Small Boats Durable & Adjustable, but Instructions are Difficult By Tyler Mahoney “Up until this summer, I had never personally used sonar electronics to aid in my fishing. I finally broke down and bought a small Lowrance Hook 4x Sonar ... Read More >>

    August 21, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    GAME-CHANGER: EChip with Proven Phantom Musky Baits, will be MORE DEADLY than ever Select Phantom Lures will include Pro-Troll EChip Ramsey, MN (August 21, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of tournament-winning muskie lures and innovative walleye and bass crankbaits, is excited to announce their exclusive partnership ... Read More >>
  • FireDisc® Cookers Score High Marks with Sportsmen, Tailgaters, Party Folks and in Customer Satisfaction Ratings

    August 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Need a durable camp cooker that folds up to a VERY SMALL SIZE and can do it all for hunters, fishermen, campers or tailgate fun?   Check out FireDisc® Cookers: to see the manner of set-up, take-down and storage. So simple. Yet, FireDisc is massively overbuilt, is still light in ... Read More >>
  • Get Walleye Savvy Quick – ST. CROIX Walleye EYECON® FISHING ROD SERIES

    August 16, 2017
    David Gray
    PRODUCT REPORT: Eyecon® ECS-70LF, 7ft., Lite-Power, Fast-Action, SCII Graphite When a Fishing Rod Icon creates a Walleye Fishing Eyecon® By David Gray Part of the fun in the sport of fishing is the never-ending search for new equipment that works and fishes better. Last April, a friend introduced me to a new rod, the ... Read More >>
  • The GREATEST Scent-Control Whitetail Apparel Ever Made

    August 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Gain the ScentLok Advantage with Full Season Taktix™  Every Year We Learn from Successful Hunters: They admit, CONCEALING Human Odor is at Top of List We Found this Affordable, Comfortable, Concealable Muskegon, MI (August 14, 2017) – Fooling a deer’s eyes and ears can be relatively easy.  Stealth and woodsmanship play critical roles, ... Read More >>
  • VIDEOS: BoatUS – FIX, LEARN & DO Summer Boating How-to ‘Film Festival’ Kicks-off

    August 14, 2017
    15 new VIDEO SHORTS by BoatUS Editors on How-To FIX, LEARN & DO Practical Boating Projects NOT HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 7, 2017 – What are the most common boating tasks when boat owners need to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list ... Read More >>
  • Become a Citizen Scientist for Black Bear Research in New York New “iSeeMammals” App

    August 11, 2017
    By NYSDEC iSeeMammals is a new citizen science project of DEC and the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University. It collects data to help researchers and DEC biologists study the distribution and size of the black bear population in New York. iSeeMammals will help researchers collect ... Read More >>
  • New Speed-Load Browning Tactical Knife

    July 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Handy hand-hold knife handle Four blade inserts Any common utility knife blade will fit  as a replacement blade! Priced under $40 A Speed Load Tactical model knife has been introduced by Browning for 2017.  The new knife features a folding liner lock blade with four replaceable 420J2 stainless steel razor blade inserts.  The ... Read More >>
  • I Met a Polar Bear, Face-to-Face! Thanks to Johnny Morris, YOU CAN TOO

    July 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium OPENS Sep, 21, 2017 Will be Largest, most interactive, dynamic Fish and Wildlife “Experience” in the World. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Will also be the New Home for BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME By Forrest Fisher The hair on ... Read More >>
  • Rapid-Adjustment Sight Leads the New Sight Lineup

    June 29, 2017
    From their home in Superior, Wi., Rocky Mountain brand has roared back to life with the introduction of innovative new broadheads as well as a new lineup of archery sights.  Leading the sight lineup is the new Rocky Mountain Driver sight that can be adjusted for elevation quickly, easily, and ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 2 of 2)

    June 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    Certain optional kayak gear is handy and necessary. Customize your fishing kayak for comfort and function. By Jim Low With a new Kayak, there are quite a few features to look for, understand and think about.  Here are some of the features that are important to me: ADJUSTABLE SEATS & FOOT BRACES Before writing a ... Read More >>
  • 6 Tips to Prevent Tragedy or Death at a Boat Slip – From BoatUS

    June 21, 2017
    Never Swim Near Boat Docks that have Electrical Power. Freshwater Docks are More Dangerous than Saltwater Docks. Someone in Trouble? Shut Down Power to Dock First. Follow this Rule: “Reach, Throw, Row, but DON’T GO.” ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old young man ... Read More >>
  • GT meets DT, with a STORM!

    June 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    The 360GT is Simple and Affordable. Toss it out, Retrieve it…that Simple. Learn why it Works Here, see the Video. By Forrest Fisher Rapala created a series of lures that allow anglers more understanding about their fish-attracting products just by reading the label.  For example, the new “DT” series of Rapala’s are labelled DT-4, ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 1 of 2)

    June 13, 2017
    Jim Low
    These craft are made to order for fishing small and remote waters. You will never go back to aluminum canoes once you’ve fished from a kayak. You can customize a fishing kayak for anything. By Jim Low Ask anyone who has fished an Ozark stream (or anywhere) in a kayak, and you are likely ... Read More >>

    May 30, 2017
    By SportDOG Staff Reliability, simplicity, and effectiveness are among the reasons to use a bark-control collar, as well as why they’ve become increasingly more common with dog owners in recent years. However, when the electronic bark-control collar was first introduced, questions and skepticism regarding its use were brought up by multiple sources. ... Read More >>
  • Finding Your True Draw Length

    May 25, 2017
    Most important bow buying decision… By Larry Wise, International Champion Target and Field Archer, and International Coach The most important decision, by far, when buying a bow is getting the right draw length. Without the proper knowledge and some expert advice, the novice – and even some experienced archers – have made ... Read More >>
  • Nautilus Reels to Offer Customized “No Pebble Mine” Reel to Support Bristol Bay

    May 15, 2017
    Nautilus Reels Supports NO PEBBLE MINE Conservation NEW Nautilus Reel Features Artwork symbol NO PEBBLE MINE MIAMI (March 17, 2017) — Recognizing the enduring challenge of defending watersheds and resources, Nautilus Reels is pleased to support the efforts of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and their work to protect Bristol Bay and the ... Read More >>
  • Kentucky Lake Hobie Bass Open: June 9-11, 2017

    May 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Open to Public, All Kayak Name Brands are Welcome Anglers Practice CPR on Hot Bass Fishing Water Key on Shallow, Deep, and Ledge Drop-off Hotspots Angler Skills will Feature Plastic Baits, Top-water and Crankbaits By Forrest Fisher At last year’s Hobie Bass Open, the camaraderie among competitors and respect for each other was a vital ... Read More >>
  • Big Spring Bass: Add HOVER-ABILITY to Your Secret Fish-Catching Arsenal

    April 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Add Spinner Bait: 3/8 oz TERMINATOR Double Gold Bade (#2 & #4.25) Add Tail: Big Bite SUICIDE SHAD, BB-Kicker or Curly Tail Add Stubborn Fish Solution: HOVER-CONTROL By Forrest Fisher Spinner baits are an incredibly effective fishing bait for black bass.  Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass seem to be bothered by them enough to ... Read More >>
  • College Team Bass Fishing – Lake of the Ozarks is “On-Fire!”

    April 21, 2017
    Hunter Whiteley
    Kansas State Collegiate Bass Team A Day in the Life of a College Angler Tournament Planning in Calculus Class By Hunter Whiteley My partner and I took 11 days to fish the B.A.S.S. Carhartt College series Midwest regional and the FLW regional.  At Lake of the Ozarks, all I can say is, “The ... Read More >>
  • USA First-Ever Ladies Team – Ready for World Match Fishing Competition

    April 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Six American Lady Anglers Head to Hungary 2017 Ladies World Championships Lady Anglers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida While “match fishing” is hugely popular throughout Europe, the uniquely foreign sport and its seemingly bizarre tactics can leave even the most experienced American anglers scratching their heads. Please don’t confuse something merely unfamiliar with a ... Read More >>
  • One TINY Secret to Stabilize GIANT Outdoor Fun

    April 15, 2017
    David Gray
    By Dave Gray It’s not glitzy, but it will show you some love!       Jump on most e-commerce tackle store sites or walk into a Bass Pro Shop store and as anglers, we can browse an almost endless variety of equipment, gear, and tackle. Today’s tackle is not only better performing, but ... Read More >>
  • Forget the Last Arrow, Focus on the Next One

    April 14, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Leo’s Archer’s Dominate Accuracy Competition in NY Michelle Zeller, Victoria Ruda win State Championships Paul Calleri Inducted to NYFAB Hall of Fame By Forrest Fisher The green light, the red light, the archer draws the bow string, heart pounding a bit, muscles straining a bit, remembering all the fine points to shooting an arrow ... Read More >>
  • Early Smallmouths – Tricks, Lessons, Lore and Fun

    April 5, 2017
    Jim Low
    Learning where and how to catch early-season smallmouth bass on the middle Gasconade River We shoulda’ been there tomorrow! By Jim Low April is, indeed, the cruelest month for those of us who live to wade-fish for smallmouth bass in skinny water.  Small streams that teem with bronzebacks in July are strangely empty ... Read More >>
  • Spring Cure for Your Freezer Meat

    March 24, 2017
    Karen Lutto
    March and April is Prime Jerky Making Time Turn Freezer Meat into Healthy Snacks Spring is a great time to go through the freezer to clear out older harvests and turn them into some great, healthy snacks like jerky or sausage. Whether you have an abundance of ducks or geese, fish or ... Read More >>
  • “Big-Bite Bait” Soft Plastics: Effective, Affordable

    March 21, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Part 1 of 3 Not Your Ordinary Soft Plastic Bait (Made in the USA) How to Choose, What to Choose, How to Rig, How to Fish Simple Hooks & Simple Jigs CATCH FISH Tackle Warehouse has Sale Prices By Forrest Fisher No matter where you live, north or south, everybody wants a “Hot Lure”.  If you fish, ... Read More >>
  • FISHING FANS Will Experience LIVE COVERAGE of 47th Annual Bassmaster Classic

    March 20, 2017
    Classic LIVE Will Be Broadcasting in Real Time Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods George R. Brown Convention Center – Houston, TX HOUSTON — Fifty-two of the world’s best bass anglers will head to Houston next week to compete for more than $1 million in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by ... Read More >>
  • New Fishing Rods: St. Croix’s BASS X

    March 20, 2017
    Delivers Affordable Performance Sets New Standards By STOadmin Bass anglers are becoming more discriminating every year. They demand more out of their gear and they are expecting performance at an affordable price. The NEW BASS X series from St. Croix delivers, meeting those objectives, with an array of rods that answer definitive angler ... Read More >>
  • Rage Offers Brand New Turkey Broadhead

    March 17, 2017
    Tested and Proven, Slip-Cam Mechanical is Deadly New Meat-Hook Design for Turkey   SUPERIOR, Wis. — Rage has designed a new broadhead specifically for turkey hunters that will eliminate the problem of a flopping-then-fleeing gobbler following an otherwise fast and deadly pass-through. The new Rage Turkey broadhead features a new cut-on-contact tip with a ... Read More >>
  • Inshore Canals & Flats for Saltwater Fishing Fun

    March 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Snook, Redfish & Tarpon Highlight Spring Action New LiveTarget Swimbait Lures are Killer Baits Use Light Line, Strong Leader Incoming Tide = Angler Advantage By Forrest Fisher Winter has not been the same this year anywhere in the country.  Minnesota lost much of their ice by early March, Tennessee and Kentucky bass and crappie fishing ... Read More >>
  • Remington Responds to 60 Minutes

    March 16, 2017
    Firearm Safety Remains Remington Number One Priority Remington Distressed Much Information Not Presented With Firearm Safety their number one priority, Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have a X-Mark Pro® ... Read More >>
  • Firearm Cleaning with Otis Ripcord

    February 24, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Breech to Muzzle One-Pass Firearm Cleaning Removes Entrapped Fouling Quickly  For Handguns, Rifles and Shotguns   By Forrest Fisher When I first used this creative new invention from Otis to clean one of my favorite firearms at a shooting club, I squinted down the fouled barrel to verify my 30-06 needed to be de-fouled.  ... Read More >>
  • Looking for a Fishy Kayak?

    February 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Looking for a Fishy Kayak? How to Choose, Many Makers Things to Consider, Tackle Storage Peddle or Paddle?  Sit or Stand? By Forrest Fisher There is a new wave of fishing access, waterway fun and outdoor adventure that is sweeping our young-minded nation.  The portability and capability of new kayak products are more popular and in greater demand every ... Read More >>
  • Fish On! New Trapper BoxTM Hooks

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Fish On! New Trapper BoxTM Hooks Angler has New Advantage New Shape is Innovative, Patented New Shape Hook Design – Hard to Shake Free By Forrest Fisher Not until now, have I ever considered why fish are able to get off when I’m fishing with a giant hook and plastic worm.  They have the mechanical advantage to leverage the hook ... Read More >>

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FISH ON! NEW TRAPPER TACKLE HOOKS Angler has New Advantage New Shape is Innovative, Patented New Shape Hook Design – Hard to Shake Free By Forrest Fisher Not until now, have I ever considered why fish are able to get off when I’m fishing with a giant hook and plastic worm.  They have the mechanical advantage to leverage the hook ... Read More >>
  • Flies in my Champagne!

    February 1, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Flies in my Champagne!  Special People Deserve Special Moments New, Unbreakable Outdoor Drinkware Secret Dry Fly Hiding Places! By Forrest Fisher The day of fishing is done, your body tells you it’s time to rest and relax. The sun is setting and there is a perfect orange glow reflecting within those tiny bubbles hatching on the surface of ... Read More >>
  • RAGE Arrow Packages Now in KIT FORM

    January 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    RAGE Arrow Packages Now in KIT FORM Pre-Cut to 29.5 inches SC-2 Blade, 100 Grains Advanced Shock Collar, Non-Fouling Design Posted by Forrest Fisher Folks don’t need to tell me personally about how effective the Rage broadheads are.  They have proven their value with me the last 7 years.  They are deadly effective. Rage, the number-one-selling mechanical broadhead on the market, now ... Read More >>
  • Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug

    January 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug Unique Retrieve Vibration Provides Effective “Victim Action” New Lure Draws Attention from Bass Pro’s  Posted by Forrest Fisher, Managing Editor There is a new Swim Craw BUZZing with action. Add the Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug to your bass fishing arsenal.  The new Mister Twister® 4″ BUZZ Bug is a versatile swim craw that provides ... Read More >>
  • Wireless Earbuds for Active Outdoorsmen

    December 20, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Wireless Earbuds for Active Outdoorsmen  Sound Connection for Tournament Anglers, Hunters, Outdoorsmen By Forrest Fisher You’re in your ground blind, you’re up 25 feet in your climbing tree stand, you’re kayaking in south Florida – you’re an active outdoors person. Wherever you are, you know you might be watching the football game with your buddies, but you realize ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow Hunting – Sweeping the Nation

    December 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Crossbow Hunting - Sweeping the Nation What You Need to Know – Which Bow for You? Bolt Selection Factors, Hunting Tactics   Shooting for Fun By Forrest Fisher If you like to hit the bullseye on your target, you like to shoot arrows, except you’re getting older and you’re having problems drawing your compound bow, you might be like quite ... Read More >>
  • Gamma – What? Gamma – Who?

    December 14, 2016
    David Gray
    Gamma – What?  Gamma – Who? Better Fishing Line through SCIENCE Increased Angler Touch and Feel Affordable High Performance  By David Gray When your fishing has spanned three or more decades plus, you have likely: Learned a lot Tried a bunch of different brands Seen a lot of lofty marketing claims about fishing product. So when I heard the name Gamma fishing line, my ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Pictures – Hunting With a Camera

    November 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Outdoor Pictures - Hunting With a Camera Advice from Tony Bynum Eye Contact, Image and Action Photo Gear By Forrest Fisher There are those incredible moments in your lifetime when you meet someone and his work, and quickly realize that even after spending a lifetime in the outdoors, there is yet another resource that you need to know so much more ... Read More >>
  • The Great Divine

    November 24, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    The Great Divine By Forrest Fisher Talented and inspirational author, K.J. Houtman, continues to provide the outdoor world thought-provoking appreciation with a common connection. This heartwarming, outdoors lady identifies ways we see our Creator in nature. On this Thanksgiving Day 2016, enjoy her wonderful poem above. For more from K. J. Houtman, including an entire ... Read More >>
  • HOT Panfish Lure for All Seasons

    November 21, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    HOT Panfish Lure for All Seasons-Effortless Flash and Vibration -Thin-Wire Hook, Power-Gap (More hookups) -Sizes: 1/16 oz and 1/8 oz, Pre-Rigged TriggerX® Curl Tail Body  –Long, Micro-Thin Tail Swims with a Light and Subtle Vibration -NOT ORDINARY By Forrest Fisher Guys that know me know I don’t mess around with praise for no good reason, so be aware- this lure deserves ... Read More >>
  • Lure Fishing Made Simple

    November 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Lure Fishing Made Simple How-To, Where-To, When-To Size, Color, Action   Develop Target Logic for Success By Forrest Fisher It’s hard to impress me about new fishing products, I’m an old guy who has seen quite a bit and likes to hang on to his wallet.  BUT, I was dutifully impressed by LiveTarget Lures about one year ago ... Read More >>
  • Screen Tent for Winter Beach Protection

    October 27, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Screen Tent for Winter Beach Protection-CLAM 1660 Mag Screen Tent -Big, Safe, Light, Portable, Inexpensive -SPF-50 and UV Protection By Forrest Fisher Ever noticed that it seems to take an outdoorsman or an outdoor group to come up with the best of the best ideas for outdoor use?  It’s so true. That’s why one of the Screen Tents (Quick-Set Escape ... Read More >>
  • New Hobie Kayak’s: No Paddles, but Have Forward and Reverse!

    October 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    New Hobie Kayak’s: No Paddles, but Have Forward and Reverse!-Mechanism is Lightweight, Innovative -Paddling with Legs: Good for Healthy Body Circulation -Perfect for the Weekend Fisherman or Recreational Boater By Forrest Fisher My first introduction to Hobie Kayak’s was five years ago and resulted in just one simple word of expression – that word was “WOW!”  In our first use, my granddaughter and ... Read More >>
  • Chronicles in History

    October 11, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Chronicles in History Freedom, Patriotism, America The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Your Family American Government Today If you are a liberal, conservative, socialite, republican, tea party or a simple free spirit, left –center or right, this great country of America has allowed all of us to administer our personal objectives without taking tally from our ... Read More >>
  • No-Knot Line-Anchors: Tie-Down Security

    September 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    No-Knot Line-Anchors: Tie-Down Security-Small, Easy to Carry -Inexpensive, Effective While attending the fun-filled 2016 Annual Conference with the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers at Peek’N Peak Resort and Spa last week, I met several new outdoor friends including Ted Stender of Fallout Products. The useful and genuinely new innovations that this young man and ... Read More >>
  • A Yeti for Your Drink

    August 1, 2016
    A Yeti for Your DrinkServe Yourself Comfort, Hot or Cold! By Doug Howlett Every year, companies develop and introduce new products that serve an entirely new purpose or make minor enhancements to an existing category of products. Few products ever redefine an entire market, but that is exactly what Austin, Texas-based Yeti has done with the ... Read More >>
  • Fibreglass Fishing Rods Turn New Corner

    July 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Fibreglass Fishing Rods Turn New CornerSt. Croix Legend® Glass – Modern Technology and Innovative Design Create a New Revision of Fiberglass Fishing Rod Blanks Made in the USA Earlier in 2016 when I visited the St.Croix fishing rod manufacturing plant in Park Falls, Wisconsin, understanding the St. Croix manufacturing process of rod building took on a ... Read More >>
  • Plano Simplicity: A is for Access

    July 13, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Plano Simplicity: A is for AccessA-Series Bag is Versatile, Affordable and Perfect! Max storage, small footprint, fast access 12 storage pockets, under $50 About 25 years ago, when I was a bit younger and doing fishing video’s took way more effort than today, Ron Lindner said to me, “Hey Forrest, I like the way you keep your lures ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 1, 2016

    July 1, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 1, 2016 Lake Ontario and Tributaries  Some monster fish are being caught out there. Captain Dan Evans of Wilson reported a 32.5 pound salmon hauled in by Todd Garzarelli on Tuesday.  According to Evans with Lone Wolf Sportfishing, fishing for both salmon and trout has been good from 80 to 350 feet of ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 30, 2016
    Wednesday June 29, 2016 Let’s start out with fishing derby news. This Friday, July 1st, starts the LOC Summer Derby which runs through July 31st.  There is $29,000 in cash up for grabs with a $10,000 grand prize for the biggest salmon.  More information can be found at or by calling ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 24, 2016

    June 24, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 24, 2016Lake Ontario, Niagara River Free New York State Fishing Days This Weekend Lake Ontario and tributaries  New York State’s Free Fishing Weekend is set for this weekend, June 25-26.  There are plenty of events for the entire family to keep people busy – and happy – right here in Western New York! In this ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York – June 22, 2016

    June 23, 2016
    Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York - June 22, 2016Erie Canal Rebuild in Progress, Bass Bite is On at Lake Alice To start off, the Erie Canal from Middleport to Brockport will be shut down starting June 27th to drain that portion of the canal. There are two major repairs that need to be made; one at the culvert overpass at ... Read More >>
  • Boating Fun, Precautions, Tips

    June 20, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Boating Fun, Precautions, Tips Don’t Miss the Boat National Fishing and Boating Week is held the first part of June every year, a time to create a better awareness for these popular outdoor pastimes.  Boating is a natural outdoor activity all across the country and here in the Greater Niagara Region of Western New York, ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 17, 2016

    June 17, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Wind Direction Moved Fish Out to 450 Feet Lake Ontario and tributaries  Lake action is a little messed up right now with recent winds, however, fish are available if you want to go out there and chase some salmon and trout around. The Reel Pleasure crew of Sal Macaluso and Captain Bob Fontaine ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 16, 2016
    Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie CanalWednesday June 15, 2016 First congratulations to all of the winners in the 4th Annual Oak Orchard Open Tournament. Although the weather shortened the fishing day, some great catches were brought to the weigh-in that showed the great abilities of all the entries. It looks like after the storm tomorrow, summer will finally ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 10, 2016

    June 10, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 10, 2016Lake Ontario, Niagara River Cold Front Turn Fishery Topsy-Turvy Lake Ontario and tributaries  Rough conditions and cool temperatures the past week has made it pretty rough on the fishermen.  On Monday, we only know of a couple charter captains who braved the waves and while conditions were uncomfortable, they did catch fish.  The ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 9, 2016
    Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal  June 8, 2016.   A series of cold fronts moving through our area coupled with strong northwest winds have put a damper on Lake Ontario fishing for today. The forecast for later this week looks much more favorable which is great, because this weekend starts with the Condor Derby on Friday followed by ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 3, 2016

    June 3, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 3, 2016Lake Ontario, Niagara River Warm Weather Causing Changes! Lake Ontario and tributaries Action in the lake has been good for a mix of salmon and steelhead out of both Wilson and Olcott.  Writer Paul Liikala of Ohio was out fishing with Capt. Bob Cinelli out of Olcott earlier this week and they limited ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 1, 2016
    June 1, 2016 After above-normal temperatures this past holiday weekend, temperatures are returning to a more seasonal levels and with some much needed rain in the forecast.  Fishing conditions should be great. On Lake Alice, fishing has been very good.  Largemouth bass are in close, Bluegill and Crappie are spread out and ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 27, 2016

    May 27, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 27, 2016Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, Finger Lakes Weather Helps Fishing Action!  We finally saw some west wind blow some fish into local waters, but it wasn’t easy fishing for the Pro-Am tournament last weekend for sure.  According to Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Team Thrillseeker (who placed in the money ... Read More >>
  • New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River Summer Vacation Treat – Part 2 of 2

    May 24, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River Summer Vacation Treat – Part 2 of 2Where to EAT! The St. Lawrence River carries the fresh water from the five Great Lakes to the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a unique fishery.  The Thousand Islands Region of New York State has a long history as a premier vacation destination, including a long, storied history with angling. This ... Read More >>
  • Fins & Feathers Day

    May 23, 2016
    Jim Low
    Fins & Feathers DayLet’s call the fourth Saturday in May what it really is. To my knowledge, the fourth Saturday in May is the only date on the calendar when Missouri anglers and hunters all have something to rejoice about.  That’s because the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is opening day for squirrel hunting ... Read More >>
  • Fins & Feathers Day

    May 23, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Fins & Feathers DayLet’s call the fourth Saturday in May what it really is. To my knowledge, the fourth Saturday in May is the only date on the calendar when Missouri anglers and hunters all have something to rejoice about.  That’s because the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is opening day for squirrel hunting ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 20, 2016

    May 20, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 20, 2016Lake Ontario and tributaries Tournament Week Kicks off into High Gear  Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament Week is upon us, with the main event starting on Friday out of Wilson and Olcott.  A total of 50 teams will be competing for some great cash prizes based on a unique scoring system.  ... Read More >>
  • New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River – Part 1 of 2

    May 19, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River - Part 1 of 2 Summer Vacation Treat – Fishing, Touring, Eating.  Part 1 of 2 The Thousand Islands Region of New York State has a long history as a premier vacation destination combining the picturesque and subtle setting of the area with the tradition of sheer outdoor enjoyment. The St. Lawrence River carries the fresh water ... Read More >>
  • The Loon Capital of the USA

    May 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    The Loon Capital of the USATown of Mercer, Iron County, Wisconsin No matter how far you have to drive or fly to reach Iron County in Wisconsin, the ride down Highway 51 will allow your mind to embrace nature.  You may also want to keep your camera shutter ready. Pulling off to the side of the lone ... Read More >>
  • LightFORCE Defies the Dark

    May 16, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    LightFORCE Defies the DarkLightFORCE is a Night Force to Uncover New Adventures ATV’s and UTV’s have become commonplace in hunting camps and on farms and ranches across the country.  The small vehicles that go anywhere are ideal for getting hunters to remote places and moving game back to camp without the back-breaking work.  As ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 13, 2016

    May 13, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 13, 2016Lake Ontario and tributaries An East wind is the nemesis of Lake Ontario salmon and trout fishermen, and we’ve had a bunch of it the last couple of weeks.  Despite the less than ideal conditions, it was the Yankee Troller team led by Capt. Rich Hajecki leading a field of nearly ... Read More >>
  • Protect your Pet – Homemade Flea and Tick Spray

    May 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Protect your Pet - Homemade Flea and Tick SprayIt’s hiking season, camping season, turkey hunting season – it is TICK SEASON too! With folks all over the country heading to the comforts of the woodland country in spring, people and pets often complain of flu-like symptoms, aching joints, painful laziness and a host of other issues a few weeks ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Adventure in SW Florida is Memorable

    May 10, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Outdoor Adventure in SW Florida is MemorableA little Florida sunshine is a perfect way to recharge your internal batteries.  One of our favorite spots continues to be Southwest Florida, home to the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel ( Mystique Ever since we were exposed to this outdoor playground through the adventure antics of Dr. Marion Ford and the writings ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    May 5, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, May 4, 2016Lake Ontario and tributaries Mark Romanack of Michigan reported that his son, Jake Romanack, and his friend, Jarod Higginbotham of Yakima Bait, fished the Niagara Bar Tuesday morning while filming an episode of Fishing 411 TV. The much anticipated salmon bite has kicked into high gear.  The crew boated three kings over ... Read More >>
  • Niagara County Fishing Forecast

    April 29, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River Lake Ontario and tributaries The first king salmon started showing up in slightly more reliable numbers as anglers prepare for May fishing contests.  However, sharing information as far as locations and details is a bit more difficult.  Remember that a study on king salmon ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report

    April 29, 2016
    Orleans County Fishing Report Lake Ontario, Point Breeze, Oak Orchard River, Lake Alice  Once we get thru the cold temperatures of last night, more spring like conditions will come into play.  I mean after all May 1st is this coming Sunday.  The Erie Canal opened today, just slightly early of their normal opening date. On Lake ... Read More >>
  • Moving Stuff – A Home and Woods Tool

    April 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Moving Stuff – A Home and Woods ToolThe CLAM LG600 Hybrid Trailer is light, heavy duty, inexpensive Need to transfer your deer harvest or 10 cubic feet of timber from the woods to your cabin or truck?  Need to move 600 pounds of topsoil or stone from your truck to that new garden or flower bed? By hook and ... Read More >>
  • A Versatile Tool for Outdoor Folks

    April 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    A Versatile Tool for Outdoor Folks For Gardeners, Hunters, Hikers, Fishermen and others too Every so often, you find something among all the functional items out there for sportsmen that can really make a difference in your outdoor experience.  Last summer I found one of those items, it is the Real Avid Multi-Cutter.  I have used this ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River Fishing Report – April 21, 2016

    April 22, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara River Fishing Report - April 21, 2016Lower Niagara River Mike Fox of Lewiston reported good numbers of smelt are still being caught in the river, but who knows for how long.  It’s been a much better run than last year.  The Lewiston smelt festival will be held May 6.  Trout action has been decent the past week.  ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario and tributaries Fishing Forecast – Niagara County

    April 22, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 The spring weather has continued and more people have been taking advantage of some inshore trout fishing – browns and lake trout primarily, with an occasional Coho or Chinook also showing up. For the browns, troll inside of 20 feet with stickbaits or spoons off boards. Look where ... Read More >>
  • Marvelous Mill Creek, Missouri

    April 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    Marvelous Mill Creek, MissouriI am deeply proud of my home state’s conservation history.  Missourians were the first in the nation to realize that forests, fish and wildlife were too precious to trust to the partisan tug-of-war that goes on in state legislatures.  In response to chronic mismanagement of their wild resources, they set ... Read More >>
  • Anti-Tick Tactics – Protect Yourself

    April 19, 2016
    Jim Low
    Anti-Tick Tactics - Protect YourselfWarm weather is back. Hooray!  Break out the camo clothes and turkey calls, fishing rods and binoculars.  It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors again, but as you pursue outdoor fun, don’t forget that there are some less-than-desirable things pursuing you as well.  Foremost among those things are ticks, there ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River – Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara River - Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016 Lower Niagara River – Trout action has been decent of late as the weather conditions finally settle down. A call from Mike Fox of Lewiston noted that he reported good numbers of smelt on Wednesday night and hopefully that will continue with the warmer weather finally arriving. While the Lewiston ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario – Niagara County Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario - Niagara County Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15,  2016 Lake Ontario and tributaries – Spring has finally arrived this week to the joy of both shore and boat fishermen. In the weather department, the bullhead contest in Wilson was a week off. This weekend will be more like May than April. Shoreline trollers are working the waters inside of ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River

    April 7, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 8, 2016 1.  Lake Ontario and tributaries – The topsy-turvy weather has put a damper on fishing action for sure. Cold temperatures and a few inches of snow at the very least kept many fishermen home instead of on the water the past week. Piers ... Read More >>

    March 22, 2016
    BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 INDUCTEES A former United States president, a noted bass fishing educator, and one of the most innovative designers of soft plastic lures will join the current 59 members when they are formally inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in March. During their fall meeting, the Bass Fishing Hall of ... Read More >>
  • Easy & Quick Trailer Hook-Up Device

    February 24, 2016
    Easy & Quick Trailer Hook-Up DeviceNo More Dented Bumpers, Truck Gates & License Plates No More Lost Fishing Time Better Back-Up Safety Wireless iBall Trailer Hitch Camera puts your eyes where you need them You know what they say about the early bird?  Turns out, the old ditty applies equally to bass anglers.  So when the big bass start ... Read More >>
  • IceArmor® Clam Dry Skinz Gloves

    December 22, 2015
    David Gray
    IceArmor® Clam Dry Skinz GlovesStaying Dry, Keeping Warm – a Winter Priority If you are an avid angler, hunter, or love to participate in anything outdoors, you have likely seen or read hundreds, if not thousands, of product reviews. Just about every TV show, magazine and website has them. The STO team does real world ... Read More >>
  • How to Buy Your First Crossbow- Six Points to Consider

    December 15, 2015
    Joe & Vel Byers
    How to Buy Your First Crossbow- Six Points to ConsiderIf you are considering the purchase of a first or newer crossbow, keep these six points in mind. There is no one best bow so that the trick is to buy the one that best fits your needs, dimensions, abilities, and goals. For sure, these are generalizations, but you need ... Read More >>
  • 2015 LUND Impact 1850 XS Review

    December 5, 2015
    David Gray
    2015 LUND Impact 1850 XS Review Real world boat tests are always the best. They answer the questions of how will this boat run, ride, fish and perform after purchase. The test of this 2015 LUND 1850 Impact XS was very real. We had scheduled an on the water testing with its new owner prior to ... Read More >>