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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.
Colorado Hunt

Episode 3 – Colorado Hunt Recap and Gear Review

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 […]

diy colorado mule deer

DIY Colorado Mule Deer 2017

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 […]

DIY climbing sticks

DIY Climbing Sticks – Ultralight [Video]

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 […]

Shapeoko 3xl

New CNC Router – Shapeoko 3XL

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 […]

Trigger stick

Primos Trigger Stick Review – Short Tripod

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

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 […]