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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.
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, […]

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 […]