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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.
Walleye Fishing

Walleye Fishing in the BWCA – Brule Lake

Walleye fishing in the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, on Brule lake for 4th of July weekend. We had good weather, minus fairly stiff winds for some of the trip. While we also caught smallmouth bass on this trip, my favorite is always the walleye fishing. Typically, we plan on having fish for at […]

Fourth Arrow Rex

Fourth Arrow Rex Arm Review

The Fourth Arrow Rex Arm is a $79 extension that mounts onto any standard tripod with a 3/8″ thread. It allows the user to swing a camera in a 360 degree loop in order to see around blind spots when hunting out of a ground blind. Interestingly, it can also be used by left handed […]

Deer Hunting Clothing

Deer Hunting Clothing Review 2017

This is a thorough review of all of the deer hunting clothing I wore (also used scouting and spring turkey hunting this year). Some of the clothing I’ve been using for several years now. Some of the clothing I had bought new for 2016-2017. Overall, my clothing is a mix of Cabelas brand and First […]

turkey hunting 2017

Turkey Hunting 2017 [Videos]

2017 was another successful year turkey hunting just outside the greater Twin Cities metro area. My Minnesota season started and ended quickly, as I shot a tom on the first weekend during a thunderstorm. I had been following a flock of roughly 11 birds over an area of public land not too far from my […]

Deeper Pro+

Deeper Pro+ Shore Fishing Thoughts

In this video, I’m giving some brief thoughts on how a smart sonar like the Deeper Pro Plus is able to give an edge to shore fishermen, particularly those who fish areas without well mapped lakes or streams. Here’s a link to a video review of the Deeper Pro+ with an ice fishing focus: Deeper […]

Deeper Pro

Deeper Pro+ Review – Ice Fishing

The Deeper Pro Plus is the top of the line smart phone fish finder from Deeper. This unit communicates with your smart phone or tablet using WiFi. This review focuses on ice fishing, specifically looking at features like signal delay, interference, display modes, battery life, target separation, and overall usability. Here’s a link to the […]

Turkey Hunting Maryland

Turkey Hunting Maryland 2017

On this turkey hunt, Austin filmed Maribeth and her dad. The hunt was short and sweet. If you’re interested in how this hunt was filmed, please watch the follow up to this video, where Austin and Maribeth talk about filming the hunt, what equipment was used, and what they would have done differently. You can […]

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, […]

climbing sticks

Episode 2 – Climbing Sticks Podcast

Climbing Sticks – Podcast Discussion In Episode 2 of the DIY Sportsman Podcast on The Sportsmen’s Nation Podcast Network, 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, spanning the range from “top of the line” climbing sticks to […]