Posts tagged "dan stef"

Best Binoculars for Outdoors Enthusiasts - Hawke Sapphire ED

When it comes to optics for outdoorsmen and women, there are hundreds of options on the market for binoculars and scopes. I’ve spent a lot on my optics, and I’ve spent a little. With over 35 years under my belt, I’ve used a variety of styles and brands. And my best advice for choosing optics... Read more »

A Walleye Experience at Sportsman's Lodges

Double-fisted is the only way to go!
Walleye are unlike any other fish – a true icon of the Northern wilds of the United States. And to pursue walleye on Lake of the Woods is more than just a fishing trip. It’s an experience. I was invited by Gregg and Diana Hennum, owners of Sportsman’s Lodges to bring my family up for... Read more »

Confessions of a Walleye Junkie

Confessions of a Walleye Junkie
I have a sickness, an addiction really. It’s gotten progressively worse over the years, and I fear I’m out of control. My name is Dan and I’m a walleye addict. This is my story. Early Signs of Addiction The year was 1983. My first trip to the boundary waters of Minnesota provided me with my... Read more »
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Call of the North Answered in Mercer Wisconsin

Mercer has some spectacular photo opportunities. Can you spot the two loons?
There is something special about the North Woods— the heavy scent of pine and the wail of the loons have a certain mystique that always draws me back. I’ve also created an association of those sounds and smells with my favorite fish – the ones with teeth.  And Mercer, Wisconsin is where you can find... Read more »

Re-fuel™ Go Charger Power Pack and Selfie Stick - Featured Product

Re-fuel™ Go Charger Power Pack and Selfie Stick - Featured Product
Self portraits – or selfies – have been around since the first cameras were invented. There are times when we are alone, but still want to document our adventures, especially as outdoorsmen. The introduction of selfie-sticks to the market a few years ago took self-photo and video creation to another level. It also offers a... Read more »

First Timers with the Wolfpack - Best Salmon Fishing on Lake Michigan

Captain Jerrad Kalmerton was great with my kids, one of the most patient guides I've ever seen.
Big water can mean big fun for fishermen, and their kids. So when my munchkins informed me that salmon was on their fishing “wish list”, I called my buddy Jerrad Kalmerton from Wolfpack Adventures to get us on Lake Michigan. You see, my kids put together what they call their “Fishopedia”—it’s a scrapbook with a... Read more »
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How An American Fishing Rod is Born – A Peek Inside the St. Croix Rod Factory

How An American Fishing Rod is Born – A Peek Inside the St. Croix Rod Factory
I’ve never put much thought into what goes into a fishing rod — until now. After a tour of the St. Croix rod plant, I have a new appreciation for the stick in my hand that I use to catch walleye. At a recent media event hosted by the Mercer Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, I... Read more »

Antler Shed Hunting Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack - Or Two

Antler Shed Hunting Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack - Or Two
Have you ever found a needle in a haystack? How about TWO? That’s exactly what brothers Kurt and Cilff Kowalczyk did recently while hunting deer antler sheds. Last weekend the Kowalczyks set out to cure cabin fever and look for sheds along with their friend Noah. After a short walk, Cliff spotted an antler in the... Read more »

Late Season Deer Hunting Success Favors the Well-Prepared

Late Season Deer Hunting Success Favors the Well-Prepared
Late season deer hunting in Illinois has it’s challenges.  If you have the right gear, pure grit and hard core determination then it’s another chance to top off the freezer with venison. My son Kyle was a little disappointed after the regular shotgun season. Passing on several small bucks, he still needed to put another... Read more »
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Illinois Deer Report and Harvest Totals for Hunting Season

Illinois Deer Report and Harvest Totals for Hunting Season
The first half of the Illinois deer season provided hunters with a wide array of hunting conditions ranging from warm and windy to freezing and blizzardous. But the cold snap helped keep deer on their feet, and the rut was still on with lots of bucks still chasing does. With the help of these conditions,... Read more »