This versatile presentation works best with a circle hook, then customize it with a soft plastic, fly, or live bait
Successful June trip for rainbows, browns, and brookies employs 14-foot crappie rod, small spinning reel, and 6-pound-test fluorocarbon line.
Amazing new Apps take your sonar searching for pike, walleyes, bass or any other fish directly into your iPad or tablet.
Whether it’s watching birds or other wildlife, or monitoring game animals via trail cam, the author wonders: Does anyone go outdoors anymore?
Silver-lining to challenging ice-angling season and potentially late ice-out: More fish remain in the lakes for soft-water fishing
Climate change discussion makes mistake of positioning arguments in terms of single-digit temperature changes that are decades or centuries away.
Those looking to burn some ammunition at nearly fully automatic speeds should check out the latest from Tactical Fire Control
From South Dakota to Minnesota to Iowa, ring-necked pheasant hunting has become remarkably challenging
Turned off by nonresident hunting rules in Iowa and Wisconsin, the author figures he’ll stick to Minnesota whitetails via muzzleloader.
Angling old-timer laments loss of fishing learning curve, but gadgets have spurred advancements for centuries.
Whether it’s muskie, bass, or walleye fishing, remember that the Golden Rule applies to angling, too
Don’t over-estimate the power of angling technology. It can’t make fish bite.
Wherever you go, you’ll meet people facing resource issues that strike close to home.
Worry less about the weather and more about the effects of pollution on hunting, fishing, and conservation
When it comes to fishing, change is inevitable, but some things never change
Is the Endangered Species Act working as well as it should for wildlife?
The never-ending wolf battle distracts hunters from the bigger picture
Blaming everything on global warming hinders legitimate climate change discussion on issues like Minnesota moose.
Life ticks by in seconds and it takes but one split second for tragedy to strike.
There are certain state departments of natural resources that do their best to actively promote the outdoor sports, while it seems others do what they can to hinder the enjoyment of the outdoors by using the protection of the resource or tradition as an excuse to constrain anglers and hunters. One example is the use of multiple lines for fishing….
I live in Minnesota where rules regarding hunting and fishing generally make pretty good sense. Our state DNR has to bend to the will of our legislature though, and that can create some strange guidelines and regulations, but for the most part I appreciate what’s in our rule book. For the most part. When it comes to scopes on muzzleloaders…
The men and women who hunt and fish and use the outdoors offer easy gift-purchasing options. Hunting and fishing are sports that are gear driven so it would seem there are loads of options when special occasions require a gift be purchased for your favorite outdoorsman. So why do I always hear whining and crying and wailing and bellyaching that…
Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately: It doesn’t matter if you believe in global warming or not. It doesn’t matter if you think the climate is changing due to man-made pollution or if you believe weather patterns are always in a state of flux and we’re just in a cycle of some kind. None of this matters….
Soon all American citizens will have the opportunity to take to the voting booths to cast a ballot. There will be races all over the United States decided. The winners will bask in the glory of their victory while the losers will analyze their campaign and begin strategizing their next move. This election cycle is being touted as a consensus…
I was down on my land in Iowa recently with some other family members and while a bunch of us were milling around near the pole barn a feral cat poked his head out of a nearby patch of corn. A couple of my young nephews immediately started conjuring up ways to catch the feline. My immediate advice to them…
Trappers have been using conibear traps for years but it seems like lately we’re hearing a lot about hunters who have lost a dog to one of these efficient killers while they were hunting on public land. There has been plenty of discussion on what can be done to keep the hunting dogs safe but rules have yet to be…