The Angler's Guide to Fishing Hooks


Fishing dates back many ages, and though equipment has advanced through the years the basics of the sport remain virtually unchanged. Looking back in history we find that fishing was a means of survival and from the Romans to the Chinese in the 4th century BC all used some form of rod, line, and hook. Fast-forward to the present and...


The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Camping Tent


The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Camping Tent

Choosing a camping tent is a breeze if you follow these simple guidelines. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in central Montana on a spring bear hunt 50 miles from the nearest town. The drive yielded beautiful vistas and open country. It was paradise if I’ve ever seen it. Green grass in all directions, flowing creeks meandering...


How to go Crabbing: The Basics of using Crab Pots and Rings


How to go Crabbing: The Basics of using Crab Pots and Rings

Love the taste of crab, but not the pinch it has on your wallet? Then you may want to consider catching your own. Crabs can be found in many different bodies of water including salt water, estuaries, and fresh water. With diverse habitats come many different species of crabs. In fact there are over 6,700 species of crabs, however not...


Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 5 Types of Bow Releases


Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 5 Types of Bow Releases

If you learn the differences between the 5 types of bow releases you'll be able to choose the best style for you. I’ve heard it said you can’t find truth in advertising. While this may be accurate in some instances, there are exceptions. Years ago I was flipping through my favorite bowhunting magazine and I came across an ad for...


How to Choose a Trolling Motor


How to Choose a Trolling Motor

Whether you’re looking for more control of your boat or just tired of rowing, a trolling motor can be a great option. Not only do trolling motors provide precision movement along the water, but also offers anglers a chance to get close to the fish without spooking them.   As fishermen we understand that certain baits, techniques, reels, and rods work more...


How to Choose a Treestand


How to Choose a Treestand

Hunting out of a treestand can be a great way to improve your odds. Here is a brief rundown of the different stand types if you are choosing your first treestand. Few pursuits are as old as hunting in our history. Over the past 200,000 years or so people have likely employed any means possible to harvest animals and obtain...