How To's

Title Issue
Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

June 2015
Fishing tips: proper handling for fish catch and release

Fishing tips: proper handling for fish catch and release

Having the proper tools and tackle will help you become more efficient and effective when practicing catch and release this open-water season.

May 2015
Late-season tactics for spring gobblers

Late-season tactics for spring gobblers

Sweat matted hair and a soaked hat, the silence of the woods only broken by the buzzing of flies signals the frustrations of the latter part of turkey season for so many

May 2015
Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June

May 2015
The science behind catch and release

The science behind catch and release

I recently had the privilege to attend a lecture on the science of catch and release by Dr. Steven J. Cooke, who is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University

April 2015
Boat Prep 101

Boat Prep 101

With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

March 2015
Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.

March 2015
A multi-species approach to mid- and late-ice fishing season locations

A multi-species approach to mid- and late-ice fishing season locations

Walleyes, bluegills, crappies, and pike face similar constraints as the mid-ice season of February unfolds

January 2015
Ice fishing tip: Cold weather battery maintenance

Ice fishing tip: Cold weather battery maintenance

Take proper care of batteries while fishing in cold weather to avoid costly replacement fees.

January 2015
Angling fact of life: The negative scent factor in ice fishing

Angling fact of life: The negative scent factor in ice fishing

Doesn’t matter which species – walleye, pike, perch, crappies or bluegills – fish detecting unnatural odors will cost you bites this winter

January 2015