Fire Drill

Prescribed Burns- an Old School Tool BY Coty Bennett Fire! Burning is a “primitive tool” used in the modern gamekeeper’s “bag of tricks.” Every year the mediation of hearing the John Deere fire up during the first weekend of planting is a hallowed tradition that never gets old to those of us who live the “gamekeeper lifestyle.” But for some, the […]

With Wolves at the Doors, Stick to your Guns

By Todd Amenrud You have no idea how literal the title of this article is to my brother-in-law Mike Berggren, and I. We purchased our Ontario property five years ago and have had numerous obstacles to overcome along our path. We set forth a plan and stuck to the strategy despite pressures that would have folded many. One of […]

Top 10 Tips to Choosing your Outfitter

By Ron Spomer   My friend Kirby was a heck of a hunter, a Midwest country boy who grew up chasing everything from bunnies to whitetails. He graduated to do-it-yourself elk and bear hunts on public land in the West, got a good job, made some money and discovered he suddenly had more discretionary cash […]

Don’t Guide the Guide

You don’t know his terrain. You don’t know his animal herd. You don’t know his food sources. You don’t know his weather. So… Don’t guide the guide By John E. Phillips Hunters who go on guided hunts and tell guides where they need to be hunting are just like a patient who see a doctor […]

Shakespeare Ugly Stik

Tough. Indestructible. To describe a fishing rod, those are uncommon words. But they fit the Ugly Stik. When you’ve been ugly for 37 years, the name and the reputation stick. That’s right. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik has been around since 1976. That’s when broken rod tips virtually became a thing of the past. It’s when […]

Abu Garcia For Life

Superior. Renowned. Legendary. Each of these words defines Abu Garcia. From its inception on the banks of the Mörrum River in Svängsta, Sweden, Abu Garcia, then AB Urfabriken, has grown to become a reel powerhouse. Coveted by fisherman spanning the globe, it’s obvious that at Abu Garcia fishing is life, and life is fishing. A […]

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss – It’s Ignorance

  Ignorance Isn’t Bliss – It’s Ignorance   Very recently headlines emerged about the latest NFL player to ‘allegedly’ take another human being’s life. If you were watching your TV sets at the time, on another station there was a man being tried for killing another young man, which brought the bigotry debate once again […]

Social Media is the Goliath in the Small Business World

  Social Media is the Goliath in the Small Business World By Harmony Nolan Social media is global; this is a fact. But when dissecting the world of social networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, mobile apps, and so on – there is a certain country that is far ahead of the pack when it […]

The Wimbledon Greats

  The Wimbledon Greats   In this Wimbledon we watched the ‘best’ disappear right before our eyes. We watched underdogs strike; we watched the Brits return with a vengeance after 77 years; and we watched fans with wide eyes wondering what the heck just happened, as their most beloved players fell.   In fact, Serena […]

Wimbledon Wrap-Up: Talk About a Shocker

  Wimbledon Wrap-Up: Talk About a Shocker   Yes, the winners were beyond happy. But it may just be the failures and surprises that this Wimbledon brought that will be remembered by one and all.   When it comes to the men, the British are cheering today. Wimbledon – their reign, their pride – they […]