Kayaking and canoeing are some of my absolute favorite outdoor activities. Spending a day out on the water with a good group of friends is a blast, and it’s a good way to stay active while keeping cool in the upcoming warm months. I started kayaking and canoeing during my time in the Boys Scouts, and now I try to get out on the water every chance I have. I recently planned a bachelor party camping trip where we spent an entire day on the James River, and the experience gave me the chance to introduce people to the fun of kayaking and canoeing. The whole trip inspired me to share my passion and get other people to try it out too.
Bushnell, one of the leading figures in performance optics, launches the new Match Pro ED 15x56mm Binocular. One of the best hunting binoculars, this optic is designed for long-range precision hunters, helping them with spotting, ranging, target sizing, and shot correction. Every Match Pro ED Binocular features a fully multi-coated extra low dispersion prime objective lenses, and BAK-4 Abbe-Koenig roof prisms with PC3 dielectric phase coatings to ensure 92% light transmissions. In addition, these binoculars are perfect for any weather condition with the inclusion of Bushnell’s EXO-Barrier, allowing for high resolution regardless of the elements.
How to find big crappie seems to be a well kept secret. In reality it is imperative to know their preferred habitat for the season. It’s worth saying a hundred times: ninety percent of the fish are going to be found in ten percent of the water.
Springtime; the weather is getting warmer, the birds are out, and for most outdoorsmen, you are back inside daydreaming of next fall. Some may see springtime as the time of year to hang up your hunting boots and practice your range shooting. However, that is not totally necessary. While springtime hunting takes some thinking outside of the buck, we’ve compiled five springtime hunting opportunities for you to pursue this “offseason.”
Barnett is introducing a new line of King Rat Slingshots for hunters of any age. Inspired by Barnett founder David Barnett’s childhood, the King Rat Slingshot line is perfect for any early hunters, or for anyone looking to relive the excitement of young adventures. The line is available in many different models, including the Havoc, Havoc Hunter, Cobra, Black Widow, Black Widow Hunter, and Ambush designs. The full line is suitable for beginners practicing their aim, plinking, or taking on smaller animals like rodents.
Hunting is a wonderful hobby, but it can take a lot of energy to plan and execute a successful trip. Sometimes you might just feel like spending the weekend at home after a long work week, relaxing with your family. But maybe you still want to get that same outdoorsy feeling at home as you do when you’re out on the prowl. While nothing can truly compare to the exhilaration and joy that comes with being on a great hunt, these five films do a good job at giving you that same rugged, adventurous feeling.
On popular lakes the best crappie hotspots get pounded by anglers. It doesn’t take long before the big “slab” crappie are bite shy and little “dink” crappie are the only fish that hit. Every angler wants their own secret honey hole but few really know what is involved in making your own crappie hotspot.
Depending on where you are, over the next few months you may experience a variety of weather conditions. From mornings that start frigid that turn into sweltering days, or evenings that are warm but then the temperature drops rapidly—rather than dealing with being uncomfortable, be prepared with PNUMA Pursuit Zip-off pants.
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.