Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Commentary: Changing technology and a new frontier in the great outdoors

After perusing the latest innovations for 2024 at recent sports shows, the author, Doug Leier, left with some questions running through his mind: Where is all this technology going? Will it ever stop? (Stock photo)

Twenty years ago, I wrote a column about technology. It was inspired by a walk through an early-spring hunting and fishing expo. What I wrote then and what I’m thinking about today with forward-facing sonar and even more evolution really hasn’t changed much at all, has it?
Think back to your last trip outdoors with friends. Chances are, somebody brought along a smartphone. Another friend may have packed hand-held radios. And it wouldn’t be surprising if someone had a GPS unit mounted on the pickup dash or stored in a tackle box or backpack.

digital devicesThis content is restricted to subscribers of If you are already an subscriber, you can log in here. If you are not and would like to read this and all the other great content has to offer, click here.

Share on Social


Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles

Wisconsin’s Outdoor Calendar

A look at upcoming outdoors-related events from across Wisconsin published in the June 28, 2024, edition of Outdoor News.

For a limited time, you can get full access to breaking news, all original Outdoor News stories and updates from the entire Great Lakes Region and beyond, the most up-to-date fishing & hunting reports, lake maps, photo & video galleries, the latest gear, wild game cooking tips and recipes, fishing & hunting tips from pros and experts, bonus web content and much, much more, all on your smartphone, tablet or desktop For just a buck per month!

Some restrictions apply. Not valid with other promotions. $1 per month for 6 months (you will be billed $6) and then your subscription will renew at standard subscription rates. For more information see Terms and Conditions. This offer only applies to and not for any Outdoor News print subscriptions. Offer valid thru 3/31/23.

Already a subscriber to Click here to login.

Before you go... Get the latest outdoor news sent to your inbox.

Sign up for our free newsletter.

Email Address(Required)
What outdoor activities interest you?