Maybe that's a bit of a stretch (no kid's birthday party should be a drag!), but if you want to change things up and throw an extra special party for your budding sportsman, then there's nothing better than an outdoor-themed concept.Read More
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More than 259 people worldwide died taking selfies between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health. The number is almost certainly low.Read More
Over the course of United States history, fishing has become arguably the sport of the American President. Whether it's because anglers are just inherently more likely to have sweeping political aspirations than other people or because presidents need the kind of quiet escape and stress relief that only a fishing trip can provide, history is dotted with presidents who spent their leisure time catching fish.Read More
Is you or your partner's idea of heaven standing hip-deep in water? Then tell him or her to restore the plumbing! (kidding.) Here are the united states's pinnacle destinations for a fishing getaway where those who love to fish can indulge this activity.Read More
A few years ago, we featured the artwork of Sarah Lauridsen, a Vermonter who is both an avid fly-fisher and artist. Today, out of the blue, she emailed me the brook-trout painting above, which blew me away. This time of year, the brookies are decked out in their spawning finery, and Sarah’s painting nails the colors. As you can see from the paintings below, she’s a master of colors and texture.Read More
Kids also do best when they’re allowed to explore, instead of being cajoled into ever more challenging situations. “Too many parents approach sports with a fixed mindset, saying, We’ve got to get to the end of this trail,’” says Paul Dreyer, CEO of Avid4 Adventure, which instructs kids ages three and up at camps in Colorado and California.Read More
In the annals of big game hunting history, there are a lot of very famous names out there. But some hunters just left a bigger mark on history than others.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most famous big game hunters to ever live and exactly what made them into the legendary outdoor figures they are today.
This was not an easy list to narrow down, as there are many big names in hunting. In the end, we went by some of the most recognizable, both in name and action.Read More
Borrowing a page from Patagonia, which recently filed a lawsuit against President Trump as well as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other members of the federal government to protect Utah's Bears Ears National Monument, Wenonah Canoe recently took a similar approach to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA).Read More
Because nothing can ruin a hunting, fishing, or camping trip quicker than a swarm of skeeters.Read More
Whether you’re fixing shore lunch on the banks of a backcountry lake or cleaning your latest limit on the kitchen counter at home, having the right knife for the job makes transforming your catch into fine table-fare infinitely easier.Read More
After more than 20 years as a wilderness paramedic and fly-fishing guide, I can assure you that most anglers overlook the importance of carrying a good first-aid kit. I have dealt with many emergencies at remote fishing locations and responded to calls on the very rivers I guide on in Colorado, and I can safely say that–had any of the anglers involved had a little first aid training and an appropriate first-aid kit– quite a few of these situations would have had a better outcome.Read More
Awhile back I read a blog post titled “Why You Should Get Out of Bed and Hike, Even if You’re an Exhausted Parent”, which was I realized only too quickly, was a click-bait title. It left a sour feeling I couldn’t shake, and I had to ask myself why – and it was a lot of thinking, days of it. And maybe I was a bit judgy, but I can live with that.Read More
Round up the family, pack the bags we're are going to Estes Park, Colorado.
If you are reading this article, it’s likely because the title caught your attention. If it did, there’s a great chance you’re just like me—you love the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping and adventures all get you excited. If so, I have the perfect vacation for you!Read More
To get a fire going quickly, Fotheringham suggests using birch bark, because it’s coated in a highly flammable oil. Toss the newspaper used for wrapping ingredients into the fire alongside the birch bark to strengthen it.Read More
The heats been building all afternoon, flooding up on a soft, warm wind from the South. Above their black silhouettes, falling ice crystals form fair-weather cirrus clouds into letters of intricate calligraphy.Read More
Ever had one of those days on the water when you say to yourself, “I should have just stayed in bed.” Well that was exactly how I felt on the second day of a walleye fishing tournament my dad and I were fishing.Read More
Being a parent is seriously hard. One of the hardest things for me, is when I have to punish my kids for bad behavior. Today, we had to address an issue regarding the actions of my child's peers on social media.Read More
I was so very proud of my oldest daughter a few weeks ago for competing for the second year with her school's trapshooting team. I was proud because she was one of very few girls in a sea of boys. I was proud because she took the advice of a seasoned trapshooter and increased her score.Read More
A new episode is out! Lonnie Craghead who runs the Get Bit Podcast was kind enough to interview me about fishing, hunting. and of course my work at Fish Face Goods.Read More
The sport show season is in full swing. Beat that cabin fever by getting out and visiting some of these fine shows in your area. Here in the Chicagoland area, it's nice to see that the big three shows will not overlap this year.Read More