Hunting and Fishing Topics for Do-It-Yourselfers!

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“DIY Sportsman”

The DIY Sportsman site is set up for outdoorsman who don't buy success. Hunters who try their luck on public land and fisherman who study their craft down to a science will feel welcome. Although the site, based originally off of the popular DIY Sportsman Youtube Channel, got its start teaching how to self film and hunt whitetail deer on public land, it's expanded to cover fishing, gear reviews, and DIY tips and modifications to make gear more useful.
DIY Stabilizer

DIY Archery Stabilizer and Side Bar

This DIY archery stabilizer and side bar build will help improve aiming, balance, and shot accuracy. Typical hunting style stabilizers provide noise and vibration reduction, but little else. Field and Stream ran an article showing that longer stabilizers can have a dramatic effect on long range accuracy compared to short stabilizers or no stabilizers at […]

Pierce Platinum

Gold Tip Pierce Platinum Arrow Review

I have over a year’s worth of use with the Gold Tip Pierce Platinum arrows now and have taken three deer with them. This review is a hunter’s perspective of how well the arrows work relative to standard diameter arrows, in terms of accuracy, penetration, and toughness. The MSRP price for the arrows is $194.99/dozen, […]

DIY Sportsman Podcast

Episode 2 – Climbing Stick Discussion

In Episode 2, Garrett and Boudreaux dive into their vast experience using and testing climbing sticks. They discuss the pros and cons of various models on the market, as well as their own personal favorite features, and what they’d like to see from manufacturers in the future. The discussion also includes the value and safety […]

DIY Sportsman Podcast

Episode 1 – Introduction

In the first episode of the DIY Sportsman podcast, we meet the hosts Garrett Prahl and Boudreaux (Bobby) Boswell and learn more about what topics will be covered in the podcast as time goes on.

Homemade Longbow

Hunting with Homemade Longbow

Bow hunting with a homemade reflex deflex longbow: This is the bow I put together back in the winter/spring of 2015. I have a link to the build-a-long video below. It has a bamboo backing and ipe belly, is 68″ tip to tip, and is currently rightly about 59# at 28″ draw. I hunted with […]

LED ice fishing

How to Add LED Lights to your Ice Fishing House

This video shows how to add LED lights to your portable ice fishing sled. I first go over materials and basic skills required, then explain exactly how I wired my personal set-up. The idea is that you will be able to take the knowledge to customize your own LED lighting set-up. You can power these […]

how to film hunts

How to Film Hunts

This instructional series on how to film hunts is designed to help raw beginners as well as those with a basic understanding of video equipment and terminology. The series is broken into 10 segments: 1) How Cameras Work 2) What type of Camera? 3) Camera Lenses 4) Supports & Audio Gear 5) Camera Functions and […]

vaporized hunting scent

The Power of Vaporized Hunting Scent

A new style of using scents for hunting has emerged, and the science suggests that it might be more effective than anything hunters have used in the past. In the past, debates on hunting scent, be-it cover scent, food, urine or estrous scent, have focused on the source of the scent and its base… oil […]