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Tough times for trout fishermen

Trout season is just around the corner, but winter seems itís not ready to give in. Fish donít seem to mind the cold, while fishermen tend to struggle under such conditions. ... read more...


The raging river of refuse

As the snow melts and the ice begins to break up, another deluge of garbage will be swept into our waterways. Beyond being an eyesore, garbage also threatens the lives of many... read more...


Cabin fever crafts do not need to be a thing of the past

As northerners reach the late winter months, we tend to get a little stir crazy. In the past people, would occupy their time by making things. For some of us, nothing has cha... read more...


Tip-ups or tip-downs, you be the judge

Ice fishing is a time-honored outdoors activity going back thousands of years. The use of unmanned fishing apparatus are likely only predated by the hand line. Modern fisherme... read more...


Starting a fire the old and the new way

It was fire, rather than weapons, that placed humans at the top of the food chain. Fire itself can be friend and foe at the same time. Mastering how to start and extinguish a ... read more...


Making the best of midseason ice fishing

As winter progresses, fish under the ice are going through changes. If you keep up with their movements, you can still be successful. If you don't, you will likely get skunked... read more...


Camping in the cold

Camping can be rough in the summer if you aren't completely prepared. Throw in some bitter cold, and the experience can be miserable or even life threatening. Spending the n... read more...


Proven tactics for picky panfish

It can be majorly frustrating when you know where the fish are, but you can't get them to bite. This is a common occurrence for ice fisherman. Fortunately, there are things yo... read more...


Prime time for predators

By Josh Sheldon Sun Outdoors Writer Predator management is a majorly important tool for anyone attempting to protect and sustain healthy herbivore populations. Some people v... read more...


Scout out schools by using electronics

Ice fishing can be cold and downright hot at times. The key to getting in on a hot bite is finding the fish. Sonar has become the modern go-to tool, for locating and testing s... read more...


Tracks in the snow serve many purposes

As a deer hunter, I tend to pay attention to tracks in the snow. Trails left behind by animals can tell you a story if you choose to interpret them. Hunters and non-hunters al... read more...


Are you nuts going out on that ice?

Ice fishing can be dangerous to the experienced fisherman. Throw in someone that doesn't know what safe ice is, and it becomes a life threatening situation. I hit the ice thi... read more...


Deer season is over, but the work is not done

After a long deer season, most hunters are ready for a break. Hunters like myself consider deer season a year-round event. The preparations made during the preseason are typic... read more...


Sometimes a trophy is in the eye of the beholder

Through the years, I have harvested some pretty nice bucks. In my mind, the trophy may not even be the deer. You would likely be surprised what I consider a trophy. This year... read more...


Toads today, tracking snow tomorrow

Last weekís column on bipolar weather couldn't have been written at a better time. From 60 degrees to 11 inches of snow in just over 24 hours. We hunters have been cursed by ... read more...



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