Gone fishing…

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We’ve gone fishing… We’ll be back just in time for hunting season with a fresh new website and some of our favorite content. 

See you soon!
Whitney

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Field Notes | Blaze Pink

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With a decreasing percentage of hunters and anglers in America, the sportsmen community is worried about recruitment and retention – could the availability of blaze pink be the silver bullet?

In an attempt to attract more women to hunting, several states across the country (including Louisiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin….) are introducing legislation to legalize fluorescent pink for deer season as a substitute to blaze orange.  In reaction, many women are throwing up their arms and calling the blaze pink movement sexist. 

Although I’m unlikely to ever don blaze pink myself, I find myself pondering an array of questions. Why not support pink? Maybe the pink should be a badge of honor rather than a stigma? What kind of hunter does legalized blaze pink attract?

But despite these questions, I alwa...

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Northern Pike Expert Fishing Guide

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By Dave and Sheree Swistun

A prehistoric predator stalks the deep, murky waters — moving with the ease and grace of a silver arrow, relentlessly hunting its prey. With rows of needle- sharp teeth, merciless “dead” eyes reminiscent of a shark’s, an almost snakelike body and a survival instinct that has changed little over millions of years, the northern pike is an adversary worthy of any angler’s skills and best efforts.

One of the most prized game fish in northern United States and southern Canada, their range has been extended over the decades through effective stocking programs — and these days any lake in these regions that ices over in winter is likely to have a population of northern pike.

Pike can grow to a respectable size, and they have a reputation as fierce fighters ...

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STRUTTTTT-STRUTTTT-CLUCK-CLUCK-BOOM!

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Top three basics for the beginner turkey hunter
By Rachel Voss
 
1) Choosing the PROPER GUN

Finding the right gun for yourself is much like picking out your favorite pair of undies!! there are so many to choose from! There’s are many price, caliber, action and color options to consider. Your biggest priority should be the fit and comfort (again, much like your favorite pair of undies!) The best and most knowledgable place to look for a gun is a local gun shop or a customer-service oriented retailer. Feel the gun, hold it, caress it… do what you must… but put that sucker up to your shoulder ad make sure you’ve found the proper fit!!

2) Must have CAMO
Camo-camo-camo! Your entire gorgeous body needs to be covered in camo because these wilyunnamed birds have serious eye sight! Not only is it importa...

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Gun Utopia?

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Recently in my home state of Montana, there were two murders by guns in a mid-sized town in the span of a week.  One incident involved a mother suffering from postpartum depression and the second involved a scorned lover with mental health issues. Murder is not something Montana faces very often. These incidents have me very troubled, especially as my husband and I talk about growing our family and our desire to move back west to raise our hypothetical children. We want our children to be able to bike to a friend’s house without worry and we want our children to explore the world in freedom and safety. But these two gun related incidents weigh heavy on my mind and heart.

I’m a sportswoman and love to hunt. I respect individual freedoms, the right to bear arms and gun owner rights...

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