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How To Target Wintertime White Bass

How To Target Wintertime White BassIn spring, white bass seek tributaries of major reservoirs for spawning runs. It is during these spawning runs, when thousands of whites are concentrated in small streams, that most white bass are taken during the year. In fact, for some white-bass aficionados, there’s no season but spring. When spawning runs end, so does the fishing.  Read more…

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Boat News

How to Gain Experience Navigating Shallow-Draft Fishing Boats

How to Gain Experience Navigating Shallow-Draft Fishing BoatsAny attempt to describe how to run shallow rivers is beyond the scope of this article, perhaps any article, since this is a classic example of experience being the best teacher. The trick is gaining that experience navigating a shallow draft boat without cracking a hull or smacking the jet’s intake foot. The following tips should help you accomplish that. Read more…

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Trout/Salmon Fishing

High-tech river studies reveal benefits of habitat restoration for fish

NOAA logoIntensively Monitored Watersheds provide powerful insight into effects of stream restoration. An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the Pacific Northwest, according to a new research paper describing the approach, known as intensively monitored watersheds, or IMWs. Read more…

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Boat News

SOFTSCIENCE LAUNCHES SKIFF CANVAS FLIP-FLOPS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

SoftScience logo 1SoftScience, the innovative footwear brand known for creating supremely comfortable shoes and sandals, announces the launch of the Skiff Canvas, a unique flip-flop with natural canvas straps. Designed by lifelong sailors previously with Crocs®, Sperry® and Reebok®, the flip-flop will be available for boating enthusiasts to experience first at the Miami International Boat Show, February 11-15, 2016. Read more…

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Gun News

NRA-ILA Daily Alert 2-11-2016

NRA - ILA 100Colorado: Tell Your Representative to Support Repeal of Arbitrary Magazine Ban – In 2013, the Colorado Legislature restricted the ability of law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves by limiting the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold.  This arbitrary limit does nothing more than hinder the lawful right to self-defense of Coloradans because criminals do not follow the law. Read more…

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Big Game Hunting

Elk monitoring in Michigan starts from above

Michigan DNRThe Department of Natural Resources just finished its 2016 elk survey after nine days of flying in northern Michigan. “Every other year, we conduct the survey by counting elk from an airplane,” said DNR Field Operations Manager Brian Mastenbrook. “Because elk are so large and typically found in groups, they are a great animal to count by airplane. Read more…

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Fishing News - Fresh

The Future Of Fishing With D & B Ice Adventures

dbiceadventures 1Anyone that enjoys the outdoors knows the importance of lending a helping hand to expose people to the world around them. Both of us, along with several of our buddies, had the opportunity to assist Vermont Fish & Wildlife at their “Free Ice Fishing Day” kids clinic that was held at Lake Elmore. We were excited for the opportunity and were on the ice around daylight to help set up for the event. Read more…

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Fishing Tips

The Pursuit of Big Pike

Jason Mitchell LogoThe black Dacron line slid through my gloves as it sliced back and forth in the hole. Every time the fish came close to the bottom of the ice, the fish rolled and ran. The power was untamed and unpredictable. There was no doubt that a big pike was on the end of the line but that assumption was confirmed as the long shadow slid underneath the hole. Read more…

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Conservation

Elephants in Sri Lanka’s Future

u.s. fish and wildlife service logoLast week, giant green stone crushers crunched and pulverized contraband ivory at a high-profile public awareness event set in the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. At ivory crush events such as this one, energies are high and the ivory crushing is as loud as the statement it is making– illegal killing of elephants for ivory will not be tolerated. Read more…

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Gun News

NRA-ILA Daily Alert 2-10-2016

NRA - ILA 100Michigan: Pro-Gun Bill Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow – Tomorrow, February 10, House Bill 4795 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Local Government Committee at 12:00pm.  Sponsored by state Representative Lee Chatfield (R-107), HB 4795 would improve the current state firearm preemption law to ensure consistency throughout The Great Lakes State.  Read more…

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Shooting sports

Rocky Mountain Rifle May Set Stage for Olympic Fortune

USA Shooting LogoIt is Rocky Mountain Rifle Championship week at USA Shooting headquarters and if the last three Olympic quads tell us anything, it means someone competing at this event will go on to great Olympic success later this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Competition in the five Olympic rifle disciplines starts Wednesday with Men’s and Women’s Air and Prone Rifle events.  Read more…

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Fishing News - Fresh

Hodgman Outfits Anglers for Success

HodgmanNow available in fly shops across the country and online, the Hodgman H5 wader gives anglers the trusted Hodgman name along with many  technologically advanced features that can only be found in all Hodgman products. “When anglers think about waders Hodgman is one of the first brands to pop,” said Chris Derrick, Hodgman Brand Business Manager. Read more…
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Ice Fishing

Maximize A Hot Ice Bite

Maximize A Hot Ice BiteConsidering the inherent limitations of fishing through a hole in the ice, hard water anglers have to take advantage of those occasional rallies when fish are snapping. Crappie are especially prone to brief periods of highly competitive feeding when every drop meets with instant aggression. Fast motion – Whether you’re working a Lindy Slick Jig or a Watsit,

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Rapala & Daily Catch Lands on iOS

Rapala Daily CatchGameMill Entertainment and Concrete Software have caught and released Rapala® Daily Catch, a one-touch, pro-fishing game available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Travel to beautiful, real-world, 3D environments across North America to hunt the sport’s top freshwater game fish. Compete against friends and anglers from around the world Read more…

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