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.
Garmin GPS property boundaries

Add FREE Boundary Lines to Your Garmin GPS!!!

Here’s a quick and easy tip to add property lines to your GPS. It works great for marking lines on obscure or not well known public access areas, which often change year by year or simply aren’t included on the larger GPS map downloads. In addition, this is a great option for marking boundaries on […]

Deer Hunting Gear

Deer Hunting Gear List and Setup

Deer hunting gear is an important topic… at least it should be. However, my gear list differs quite a bit from what you might expect to hear from a typical outdoor professional. No grunt tube, doe bleat, estrous scent, rattling antlers, wind checker, decoy – the list goes on. All of those types of items […]

Lone Wolf Rope Modification

Lone Wolf Rope Modification | No Buckle

Lone Wolf Climbing Rope and Tree Stand Modification: The strap and buckle that comes with the Lone Wolf climbing sticks and tree stand can be noisy due to the metal buckle. My last video showed how to silence the buckles, but is there a better way? And is there a lighter way? How to Silence […]

tree stand

Tree Stand Silencing Tips | DIY Video

How to silence a tree stand, climbing sticks, and buckles… Instead of blindly adding silencing material to a tree stand system, try to replicate noise as it could occur during use to find and eliminate the root cause. I use Stealth Strips, a product by stealth outdoors, rubber bicycle tubing, and have used felt and […]

reflex deflex longbow

How to Build a Reflex Deflex Longbow (Hybrid Longbow)

The video shows how I built my reflex deflex longbow (hybrid longbow) step by step. I’ve shot compound bows since I was 14, when my dad first took me bowhunting. First I shot a $50 garage sale bow, then a nice Hoyt, followed by a nice Bowtech which I still own. But there has always […]

lighted arrow nocks

DIY Practice Lighted Arrow Nocks

Do you use lighted arrow nocks? They add weight which can change your trajectory slightly, but did you know it also stiffens your arrows dynamic spine in this case? it’s not usually a huge deal unless you’re not tuned well to begin with. If you’re like me however and want to have confidence that your […]

Deeper Fishfinder

Ultimate Deeper Fishfinder Review | Ice Fishing

Ice fishing sonar technology has come a long way. First flashers became popular, then competition pushed them to get better and better. Some models even allow the addition of underwater cameras. One of the newest fish finder technologies to come about is smartphone and tablet compatible sonars. These devices are tiny, and they send a […]

2014 Deer Season Video Highlights

My 2014 deer season didn’t start out as eventful as I had hoped… It didn’t help that in September and October I had gone to the Boundary Waters bear hunting and to Colorado elk hunting. The links to those hunts are: Boundary Waters Bear Hunting Colorado Elk Hunting That took away from my whitetail hunting […]

Red Lake Walleye

Red Lake Walleye Jan 8-11, 2015

Walleye fishing on the huge Red Lake is a unique experience. It’s divided into an upper and lower portion, and only about half of the upper portion is accessible to most anglers. The other two thirds is part of a Reservation. It gets a good amount of fishing pressure, and 30+ fish days aren’t uncommon. […]

Camera Sensor Cleaning

Camera Sensor Cleaning/Maintenance

As important as camera care is for photographers and videographers in normal conditions (i.e. studios, sidewalks, gymnasiums), it is arguably more important for those who take their work outdoors. Interchangeable lens cameras really open the door for particles to get on the sensor, no matter how quickly or carefully you change the lens, and camera […]