Hunting and Fishing Topics for Do-It-Yourselfers!
Public land secrets and scouting knowledge along with tree stand climbing tricks.
The video below shows how to build a cheap and easy arrow spinner based on using cabinet double roller catches, less than $1.00 a piece, and some spare lumber. This version has a backstop on one end. While not completely necessary for carbon arrows with threaded inserts, the backstop is useful for aligning and gluing […]
The specs on the Primos Proof 03 trail camera are nothing to laugh about, but the real benefit in my opinion is the simplicity of use. This would be a great camera for someone who’s not technologically savvy and wants something that’s hard to screw up in the field. The advertised specs are listed below: […]
Hopefully you have already pre-scouted your area in the spring, driven past nearby agriculture during the summer, and bow hunted it all fall so that you already have a good idea of where to sit on the opener. If not, don’t worry! Here are 5 helpful things I’ve learned in my years of hunting public […]
Well, the following video sure makes me feel bad for this dog and its owner. It appears that curiosity first brought the two face to face, but when the second wolf arrived, things went south pretty fast. Luckily, the vest that the 4 year old Swedish elkhound was wearing not only held the camera, but […]
Bow hunting footage from last weekend’s metro deer hunt – This hunt takes place every year. The land is city owned, so it’s not your typical public land. In order to hunt, you need to be drawn in a preference point-based lottery, take bowhunter education, and pass a shooting proficiency test. This was my first […]
Elk hunting gear is an important topic for DIY backpack hunters; not quite as much for the wall tent/outfitter camp types. So what should an elk hunter pack? It certainly varies based on the season. A bowhunter in the 2nd week of September should expect to pack a different shelter and layering system as a […]
Here’s the video from our OTC Colorado elk hunt in 2015. The success rate last year in this wilderness unit was 6%. It’s big country and steep terrain, not for the out-of-shape. While I was bow hunting, the other guys in our group were using muzzleloaders. Colorado laws prohibit scopes or pelletized powder for muzzleloaders. […]
An update from the 3rd weekend of bear baiting in Minnesota’s No Quota zone, showing baits that have been hit and trail cam photos. A list of what we’ve been using to bait: -5 gallons of cracked corn -5 gallons of trail mix -2 gallons of fruit snacks -1/2 gallon each of chocolate frosting and […]
Stick Talons were created by a DIY’er, Bryan Landry, aka cbigbear on various hunting forums. His goal was to take the idea of the Lone Wolf stick quiver, but to make something you didn’t need to take off the stand before hanging it. The “Talons” he came up with attach to the stand with either […]
I received a couple Hooyman extendable saws to review last year. Many of the places I hunt don’t allow you to trim lanes, so I took a little bit of time to get some real use with the saws in order to make a thorough review and give an honest opinion on them. I have […]