Hunting and Fishing Topics for Do-It-Yourselfers!
Public land secrets and scouting knowledge along with tree stand climbing tricks.
In this week’s episode, Garrett and Boudreax discuss Garrett’s recent successful DIY public land mule deer hunt in Colorado. After briefly discussing the climax of the hunt, they dig into the gear used, cost of the trip, and lessons learned. This was Garrett’s first time camping in a hammock, and he used a homemade 9×9 […]
This was the first year any of us have chased after mule deer in Colorado; however, we’d gone after elk twice before. Having a mule deer tag in the group ended up being a wise decision, as they were certainly more plentiful than the elk in the area. There were enough elk to leave sign […]
I finally decided to build a set of legitimate climbing sticks. This DIY project was intended to put my ideal set of features into a climbing stick. It is similar to a Lone Wolf in that it uses Lone Wolf V-brackets and a modified versa button; however, it uses a double step design, with two […]
I’ve invested in a new tool for the garage, a CNC Router. The Shapeoko 3XL from Carbide3d allows me to carve intricate and repeatable shapes from wood, plastic, and soft metal like aluminum. In the video, I overview some of the learning obstacles I needed to overcome, and explain my basic workflow and work holding […]
I’ve been using the Primos Trigger sticks (tripod version) for the past year and have developed an opinion on their usefulness as both a shooting rest and a miscellaneous tripod. As a shooting rest, they work every bit as well as you’d expect them too. They are expensive, yet, they are really your only option […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]