Sometime in the late 1970s or ’80s the weeds began to get thicker and the rocky shoals where we found walleyes were now engulfed in thick weeds. This had to impact the walleyes spawning in the lake and it began to show. However, more than weeds, it seemed crappies began to proliferate at an astounding rate.
I’ve encountered them before, but not often. A few years back, after an evening archery hunt, I found one slowly making its way along the ground, and because porcupines walk flat-footed and slow, I had an excellent opportunity for a close-up look at the animal.
Falling through thin ice can and does happen, but it doesn’t have to happen to you if proper precautions are taken.
If I asked 10 sportsmen I know to identify Dan Ashe I doubt any could. Since 2011 and until Jan. 30 of this year, Ashe has been director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…
There are dozen if not hundreds of ways to cook prime cuts of venison, but what do you do with the tougher cuts like the neck and shanks besides grinding them for hamburger?
A short while ago a friend called and said there was plenty of safe ice and asked if I’d like to go with him to a farm pond he knew to catch some perch and crappie. He said he was on his way to the local bait store to get some mousies and mealworms.
Regulations, elimination work showing progress
Deer hunters deal with wind and snow after warm opener
Food sources can vary from one season to the next
Full-body harness a must for bowhunters
New hunting implement, but in what seasons, and what states?
Pay attention to other experienced fishermen to learn new tips and tactics to catch more fish.
We’re in the heart – and heat – of summer and most of us are enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. However, people who are active outdoors during the summer face a dilemma when it comes to insects and insect repellents.
Sporting clays a great summer shotgunning option
Deer resurface after the season
The ugly side of hunting
A new discovery every year
When all else fails, buy ’em
A perfect day in the deer woods