It’s been an elephant in the room within the hunting industry for a while now, traditional ammo that’s made with plastics can lead to greater impact on the natural environment than any of us intended. While it’s responsible to pick up your shells and leave no trace, there are times when that’s not possible. Continuing their 157-year legacy of being on the cutting-edge of innovation in firearms, Winchester hopes to alleviate this with their new line of environmentally friendly E-tech Ammo.
For the past month, iSportsman has been sponsoring hunting YouTuber Mike Rogers as he ventured out into the Arizona wilderness in search of his first mule deer. Mike just returned from his second trip into the desert and has some stories to tell.
I wrestled to find a new solution to an old problem. A problem that has plagued deer hunters for ages. I had many failures, but those only deepened my resolve to find the right ingredients to find a solution. This recipe is the result of finally cracking the code for that allusive perfect use for the Venison roast you find at the bottom of your freezer. The one from last hunting season, or maybe even two years ago.
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.
The Barrier NXT line from Nomad is being hailed as a cornerstone of Nomad products. Designed for stealth and suited for various habitats, the Nomad Barrier NXT collection features the NXT Camo Vest, NXT Vest, the Barrier NXT Camo Jacket, the NXT Jacket, and the NXT Camo 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.
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.