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How to Catch Sheepshead


How to Catch Sheepshead

Sheepshead are one of the most fun and challenging fish to catch if you have the correct tackle. Sheepshead are sometimes referred to as the convict fish for their black and white stripes and how they can rob your bait in an instant. A Sheepshead's mouth is very unique, and if you’ve ever caught one you’ve seen that their teeth...


How to Avoid Summer Crowds on the Trail


How to Avoid Summer Crowds on the Trail

I think it’s wonderful that so many people are getting outdoors to hike and spend time in nature. But selfishly, I really think it’s wonderful when they’re enjoying nature somewhere different than where I want to enjoy nature. For me personally, crowded trails that feel more like you’re in line for a new ride at Six Flags rather than hiking to...


Trout Fishing Guide - Locations, Gear, & Much More


Trout Fishing Guide - Locations, Gear, & Much More

The beginning of Spring here in the Midwest is a breath of fresh air: being able to get outdoors and watch the trees begin to blossom while listening to songbirds is something to cherish after a long cold winter! Whether it is chasing down gobblers, looking for morel mushrooms, or one of my favorites, trout fishing, there is something for...


5.7x28mm vs 9mm vs .357 for Self Defense


5.7x28mm vs 9mm vs .357 for Self Defense

With new technology since the initial production of self-defense rounds in the early 20th century, a plethora of different options have graced the market.  This article assesses three specific self-defense rounds:  the 5.7x28mm, 9mm, and .357 magnum. The 9mm reigns supreme in platform and cartridge options for self-defense.  The 5.7x28mm is a trendier choice with limited options outside of rifle...


How To Stay Safe Around Bears


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The first thing to know about wildlife and staying safe around wildlife is that there are few guarantees. There are lots of rules of thumb, some of which are included here, based on generalized observations of bear behavior by species. But animals are individuals, and not every black bear is going to react the same as the next one in...


The Best Shotgun Gauge And Load for Duck Hunting


The Best Shotgun Gauge And Load for Duck Hunting

For years hunters have argued back and forth about which load and gauge are best for duck hunting. At this point, it’s almost tradition to get a different ammo suggestion from each new hunter you meet. The tricky part is that nearly all gauges and loads will effectively kill waterfowl, so it really comes down to personal preference and any...