Hunting and Fishing Topics for Do-It-Yourselfers!

Public land secrets and scouting knowledge along with tree stand climbing tricks.

 

“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.
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 […]

how to film hunts

How to Film Hunts

This instructional series on how to film hunts is designed to help raw beginners as well as those with a basic understanding of video equipment and terminology. The series is broken into 10 segments: 1) How Cameras Work 2) What type of Camera? 3) Camera Lenses 4) Supports & Audio Gear 5) Camera Functions and […]

vaporized hunting scent

The Power of Vaporized Hunting Scent

A new style of using scents for hunting has emerged, and the science suggests that it might be more effective than anything hunters have used in the past. In the past, debates on hunting scent, be-it cover scent, food, urine or estrous scent, have focused on the source of the scent and its base… oil […]

fourth arrow camera arm

Fourth Arrow Camera Arm Review

Below is my video review of the Fourth Arrow Camera arm. This is the carbon fiber model, however, they also have a “strong arm” version made of aluminum tubing, and a professional strong arm designed to hold heavier cameras. Likely the biggest advantage that this arm brings to the table is the shoulder adjustment. The […]

hunting public land

10 Tips for Hunting Public Land – with Sean’s Outdoor Adventures

I teamed up with Sean McVeigh from Sean’s Outdoor Adventures. Our goal was to bring up a list of 10 tips that we find useful for hunting public land. Five of the ten tips are in the first video below. The other five tips are in the second video. I have a link to Sean’s […]

Feather burner

DIY Feather Burner for Traditional Archery

Feather burners are the most versatile method of shaping feathers for arrow fletching. A commercial feather burner costs about $150 new, but old transformers can pull an appropriate amount of power out of the wall to make your own burner. Train transformers work great, and old models are all over the used market. I prefer […]