Hunting runs in the Stolowski family. Michael Stolowski has been hunting for 54 years, starting at the age of 10. Michael got his first deer at age 12 while tagging along with his father and older brother and, from there, was a lifelong hunter. After hopping between various hunting lands, they eventually settled on a place in 1977: Fort McCoy.
A stretch of mild weather that loosens winter's grip is an alarm bell for stream smallmouth anglers fed up with being stuck indoors. And that mild weather isn’t going to send buckets of meltwater into Midwestern waterways.
Some, like my friend Jim Carpenter, would rather put on a pair of waders and jump right on into the streams to fish for winter smallmouth bass than any other way. For Carpenter, wade fishing a cold stream for bronzebacks is a surefire way to melt away the winter doldrums.
What could be better on a chilly morning than a pile of blueberry-sourdough pancakes smothered with fresh, homemade maple syrup? Nothing else this side of the pearly gates comes close. But maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes. It makes a wonderful natural topping for ice cream, pastries, and a thousand other dishes as well as a natural sweetener for teas and roasting meats.
Recently, iSportsman sponsored YouTuber and active-duty service member Mike Rogers on a late season mule deer hunt in Arizona. We partnered with Huntworth as a clothing sponsor to ensure Mike had all the essentials for this desert challenge.
For many hunters across Pennsylvania, hunting season is not over after the close of the white-tailed deer season. In the depths of Pennsylvania’s winter is when you can find the best conditions for predator hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping predators plays an important part of conservation and it is important to hunt and manage these animals and not just the deer and turkey in our woods.
Want to have a date night on the town, but without the town? This coffee crusted wild game back strap with fried onion shoestrings makes for the perfect date night without having to leave the house. It presents beautifully, with the golden fried onion shoestrings piled high on a perfectly cooked steak and drizzled with a rustic, indulgent stout sauce. The only aspect better than the presentation is the taste!
1. The Durham Lightweight Hunting Pants
For those who have traversed the rocky plains of the Arizona desert, you know that the temperature can fluctuate wildly between the crack of dawn and midday. With Huntworth’s Durham Hunting Pants, you’re covered for the wide temperature range of 40F-75F. And Huntworth knows you’ll be sitting, kneeling, climbing, and hiking in these pants. That’s why the Durham Hunting Pants comes standard with a quiet stretch woven shell, and reinforced knee and seat patches made of abrasion resistant material. With an MSRP of $119.99, you can buy yours here.
iSportsman is currently sponsoring YouTuber and active-duty service member Mike Rogers (@TLOMikeRogers) for multiple trips to Arizona for late season mule deer hunts. Already back from his first outing, Mike is itching for more. Spending several days getting up early, hiking long desert treks, and ascending rocky hills to glass for wildlife wasn’t enough, and we agree.
Don Maulden and his wife Elizabeth have been hunting together for over thirty years. Don is a veteran who served for twenty-three years; anytime he was off duty he would go hunting, and Elizabeth went with him. She originally started just to spend more time with her husband but hunting quickly became one of her lifelong passions too.
Morel hunting has, at best, a four-week window of opportunity unless you want to start in Georgia and finish in Oregon. I was so anxious that even though it is the dead of winter, I decided to go. With me was my granddaughter Brianna and her friend Sofia. Being the eternal optimist, I had each young lady carry a five-gallon bucket.