Posts in category "Just Rambling"

I am a Hunter and I Married a Vegetarian!

I am a Hunter and I Married a Vegetarian!
Ten years ago, I stood in front of God and my family to declare my love and devotion to my lovely bride. Looking back on that day I was blinded by the moment and was not aware of the trials and tribulations that were to come.  I bring this up as an example of how... Read more »

We Mourn The Loss Of A Great, Jim Hudson

We Mourn The Loss Of A Great, Jim Hudson
To Help The family Click Here The world of Ice fishing and Guiding was rocked this weekend. We were hit with the sad news that one of the most sucessful and popular guides in Northern Michigan passed away at a young age of 34. Jim Hudson was one of the greats that we all aspire... Read more »

Clam Shelter Runner Kits, an Installers Guide

Clam Shelter Runner Kits, an Installers Guide
How many times have you pulled to your favorite lake and realized you have a good distance to drag your shanty across the concrete or stone surface? You know what that can do to the bottom of your sled and there is a good solution to resolve that out there. In my case I am... Read more »
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Five-Time Olympian Kim Rhode to Visit Cabela’s

Five-Time Olympian Kim Rhode to Visit Cabela’s
How often do you get to meet a world class shooter, let alone an Olympic medal winner and all around champion of a woman? Well this weekend you could get your chance if you are out and about and stop into the Hoffman estates or Hammond Indiana Cabelas. Yes that is right, one of our... Read more »

Mercer Wisconsin is Back in my sights

Mercer Wisconsin is Back in my sights
Every year we plan a family vacation up to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Mercer, Wisconsin to be exact. My wife’s family owns a small cabin up on a small lake chain and their family has been going up to the area for well over 40 years. It is just one of those annual vacations that... Read more »

Mercer Wisconsin: Home Away from Home

Mercer Wisconsin: Home Away from Home
What an experience! I am actually at a loss for words when it comes to the experience that I had in the northwoods of Wisconsin last weekend. Mercer Wisconsin is my home away from home and with the help of the dedicated individuals of the chamber of commerce I was able to experience things in... Read more »
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Life in the Northwoods

As I write this I am sitting looking over the wide expanse of the Northwoods.  My eyes are tired with sleep as it has been a long and full day. Unfortunatly I do not have the energy or free space in my brain to write anything long.  My mind is at a loss for anything... Read more »

Oh Boy! What I have been up to.

Oh Boy! What I have been up to.
It has been a few days, weeks, even a month since I have written or contributed anything worth while here.  I want to apologize for this.  Not that I am any Hemingway or Roosevelt , but I know that fishing, hunting and writing are ways of expressing myself and I have been lax in putting... Read more »

If you care at all for the Illinois fishery and the way it is sustained please take some time to read this letter and then contact your representative. ILLINOIS DIVISION OF FISHERIES NEEDS A FISH MANAGEMENT FUND A BOLD VISION AND STATUTE CHANGE TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR THE ILLINOIS DNR’S DIVISION OF FISHERIES AND... Read more »
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A letter from Mark Miller

A letter from Mark Miller
I feel that it is important to keep the outdoor community up to speed on what is going on in the state of Illinois.  Below is a letter from the director of the IL DNR Mr. Mark Miller.  Take a look and take action.     We need to fix these problems together From Marc... Read more »