Hunting and Fishing Topics for Do-It-Yourselfers!
Public land secrets and scouting knowledge along with tree stand climbing tricks.
One of the secrets to hunting late season on public land is not to just find the hot food source… it’s to find where the deer are bedding. In the case of this marsh, the deer were bedded about a mile back from the food source, and about a half mile further back than they […]
2013 marked a bigger milestone in my filming that it did my hunting. It was the first year that I used an interchangeable lens camera, the Sony NEX-5R, as my primary camera. That presented a few logistical challenges that I needed to play around with. Despite filming several deer, I struggled to close the deal […]
Opening weekend of the 2011 WI firearms season was a productive one! For me, it was the first time hunting a new area of public land. I had scouted in the spring, which gave me a good idea of where to start; however, I hadn’t prepared for the rare SE wind that was predicted opening […]
It was a November to Remember! After putting in 6 all day hunts over the course of the rut, the biggest deer I had yet seen while hunting walked in. The story of this hunt isn’t nearly complete without the strategy that went into it. The big woods terrain we had been hunting contains gently […]
Watch until the end to see an anglers rod snap fighting a 66 pound fish! Roughly 25 sturgeon up to 60″ were pulled into our boat over the two day trip. For those thinking of trying this, I HIGHLY recommend a short rod with a long butt, such as the $20 Berkely Big Game rod […]
I was doing some fishing up in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness on a bear hunting trip in 2014. I had been catching several smaller pike in the 20inch range, until this one hit about 20 feet from the canoe. I can still picture that big head coming out of the water and engulfing […]
In the minutes preceding a massive thunderstorm, I shot my first turkey while bowhunting on public land. The long shot hit the bird below the vitals. However, the large expandable broadhead did enough damage to put the bird down within 100 yards of where it was shot. I edited and uploaded two versions of the […]
Arguably the most scenic area in Minnesota, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is over 1 million acres of land along the Canadian border. Very strict rules apply not only to campers and canoers, but also to hunters. Throughout Minnesota, hunters rely on bait as the go to method for hunting bears. The landscape and […]
This bear’s reaction to being shot was certainly unexpected! Although Joe was no stranger to deer hunting with a rifle, the bow was a big change for Joe. Wanting him to be successful, Kenny and I helped set up his equipment over the summer, and Kenny put Joe on a good bear bait on opening […]
Kenny’s second bear in two consecutive years. Hunting close to his house in Northern Minnesota, Kenny put the work in to establish a bait site in a new area. It paid off big time. Two bears showed up on stand, and there were even more coming in afterwards!