Hunting and Fishing Topics for Do-It-Yourselfers!
Public land secrets and scouting knowledge along with tree stand climbing tricks.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Instead of buying an adjustable camera extension arm (or Selfie Stick) for your action cam, consider if making one will work instead! Obviously this isn’t telescoping, but I don’t need a telescoping pole for my needs. Infinite adjustability is more important to me. To reinforce the endcap, glue it onto the pole. PVC adhesive would […]
Ever since my Youtube channel started to grow, I thought about potentially making a website and social media pages. I did some MATLAB coding in college, but a whole website seemed daunting. Not to mention, I still would need to figure out the whole domain name thing, and find a place to host my website. […]
Deer hunting on public land, during the opening day of Wisconsin’s 2014 Gun Deer Season. I was fortunate to bag an 8 point buck first thing in the morning. I’ve hunted here 3 out of the past 4 firearm seasons, and have seen at least one 8 point buck each time. A common strategy has […]
Based off of the Frugal Filmmaker’s DIY steadicam, so I don’t go over the whole how-to. Rather, I give my personal tweak to the design. This allows me to carry a tripod which doubles as a DIY steadicam, rather than a tripod and a separate merlin style DIY steadicam, such as the Frugal Filmmaker’s PVC […]
A DIY tip to climb trees higher, faster, and lighter when using climbing sticks. I have now been using this climbing stick modification for three years; I used to have one stirrup on my bottom stick. Now I put them on three sticks, and I’m able to climb 90% of my trees with ~4.5lb carrying […]
My tree stand video sparked some good ideas and discussion. One of the most important times to be hooked onto a safety harness is while climbing on and off the platform of the stand. Also, when going around branches on the way up, you need to unattach the lineman’s belt for a couple seconds to […]
How to hang a tree stand quickly, safely, and easily. Hanging my tree stand this way is the method that I have used for the past several years. The key thing is to use the paracord loops around the belt portion of your safety harness. This allows you to carry all 4 climbing sticks (and […]