Sunday, April 11News From The Great Outdoors

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A Pre-road Trip Checklist To Avoid Towing Trauma

A Pre-road Trip Checklist To Avoid Towing Trauma

Outdoors
The onset of warmer weather means taking to the outdoors, be it boating, camping or simply tackling big jobs in the backyard. The result is a heavy increase in traffic on the roads - and often tagging along with the extra vehicles are the trailers, boats and campers that can put motorists at risk. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20,000 people require medical attention every year as a result of crashes involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles. These recreational outings don't need to go sideways - nor does whatever you may be towing. Here's a safety checklist to ensure you are towing the right way: Get hitched: A starting point to towing is knowing the pulling capacity of your vehicle, as too much weight can cause a load...
5 Steps To The Perfect Fishing Trip With Dad

5 Steps To The Perfect Fishing Trip With Dad

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
When you were a kid and needed to learn something new, you went to Dad, right? He's the one who taught you how to ride a bike and drive a car. He's also the one who taught you how to bait your hook for the first time. You've never forgotten these skills and now is a great time to say thank you to the man who helped you learn and grow by taking him out for a day of fishing. You might even teach him a thing or two. Whether it's for Father's Day or his birthday, this is a great time of year to surprise him with can't-miss gifts he'll enjoy while sharing his favorite pastime with you. So don't delay. The weather's great and the boat is ready. Make the most of it with this list of tips guaranteed to show Dad a fishing trip he won't forget. * Surprise him with the perfect invitation...
Early Bass Fishing: Change Can Produce Results!

Early Bass Fishing: Change Can Produce Results!

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
Largemouth bass season begins in mid-May here in Wisconsin. Depending on the weather year to year, many fish may be in pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn modes. Last year, the bass were just ending the spawn period. This year, they were still in pre-spawn. Shifting weather patterns in the last couple years have really affected bass behavior. Early on, the fish were staging in about 4-5 feet of water (the depth of this lakes out weed edge). I absolutely slayed them on a scented tube jig (using our Lucky 7 Gamefish Attractant) in pumpkin color worked slowly along the bottom at the weed edge. As the bass moved up to spawn, I kept throwing the same lure at them, catching good numbers of fish. After the majority of the fish spawned, many returned to the outer weed edge during the day, return...
Whitetail Rendezvous Rocks!

Whitetail Rendezvous Rocks!

Deer Hunting, Hunting
Whitetail Rendezvous launched in August of 2015 and has never stopped offering the best whitetail content to its listeners. To date there have been some 245,000 downloads from listeners across North America. The guest list of over 500 episodes shares strategies, tips, techniques and stories about the hunt for whitetail deer. Our guest list includes…Brenda Valentine, the "First Lady of Hunting" (episode 002) has joined Judd Cooney, noted hunting spokesman and outdoor writer, Fred Eichler, Barbara Baird, The WON, Bill Winke, Midwest Whitetails, Ron Spomer of Ron Spomer Outdoors, John Stallone, Dan Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting, Kip Adams, QDMA, Bill Gorman, L.L. Bean Guide to the Outdoors, Mia Anstine, Alex Rutledge Bloodline TV, Dawn Freeland Women Hunt Too, Jeff Schinkten, Pre