Friday, December 13, 2013


Here is what NOT to do with your hunting blind:
Stupid. I know.
But after some digging & dusting off...
she came back to life.
Not without defect however!
3 broken poles & 2 rips
So instead of taking it down,
I figured we might as well leave it
for one or two last late season hunts.
We don't have much to lose at this point!
I also took a walk to our closest stand.

I shoveled it off, hoping it would melt
off clean if the temps ever rise.
Then we'd have another hunting option.
There seemed to be no tracks in a typical
crossing area here, but there were tracks in
closer to the stand.  So now that I made a path to it,
maybe they'll start using the trail again!
Good luck in your late season hunting ventures.
They are often brief, but beautiful!
I never would have noticed the lovely flakes if
it weren't for my walk in the woods!



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wild Goose Chase

This isn't archery related,
but any outdoors man will get a kick out of it!
There was a evil scheme to ruin my peaceful morning view.
The plan was: one guy shoot from the dock landing to
get the flock airborne & nail them as they fly over the
ambush location (beaver dam).
The geese took off in the exact opposite direction than expected.
One goose was frozen to the ice or something.  He was caught in the
shot intended to flush them & accidently hit!
Then began the WILD GOOSE CHASE.
Our partially frozen lake was not safe for the overweight
hunting dog or anyone for that matter!
Idea #1~ snag the goose with a fishing lure.

Epic Fail.

Idea #2~risk lives by breaking ice with canoe.

special note~ make brother-in-law do all the work,
after all he did shoot the goose!

Here is a 4 second video of the process..
my camera card was almost full.
And a heartfelt photo of Jason's concern for Steve's frostbite.
He's sharing his gloves.

Only in Minnesota.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pontoon 3D

Jason conjured up a unique little event for a few of us the other evening.  We shot our bows from on the lake!  A few rounds on our little Mud lake took us by the 3D targets & gave us some challenging shots.

This was a great way to practice yardage.  Other obstacles were the slight boat rocking & the coasting movement.  We lost a few arrows, but it was worth it!  I hope you get creative in YOUR shooting & think of some ways to keep it interesting.  In the end, it pays to challenge yourself.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Still Winter

This winter has been long,
a far cry from last year.
In 2012, the winter severity
index was a mere 18.
That's the second lowest since
the DNR began keeping record.
How do they decide the winter severity index?
A point is recorded for each time the temperature
 is below zero during a 24-hour period,
each day the snow depth is greater than 15 inches.
Here is a link to the MN map with WSI counts:
It place us at about a 41-50.
Anything over 100 will hinder wildlife.
It appears northern Minnesota had some
higher numbers than east central.
Want to read more about this topic?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Turkey Time

April 17 is turkey opener in Minnesota.
I didn't realize 45,000 folks hunt for turkey in our state!
Last year 11,000+ birds were shot.
Don't forget to real through the DNR turkey info!
Remember youth under 17 can purchase a turkey
tag over the counter!
The turkey population is very good
and I've seen several strutting already
along the roadsides.
Pinned Image
Jason has been seeking out the new
Primos Bombshell call. Have you heard of it???
It's hard to find, even Cabelas & Fleet Farm were sold out.
This call is totally awesome!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


We have an 2013 Bowtech Experience in for you to try.
It is a super smooth draw, quiet, forgiving bow.
32" Axel to Axel
335 feet per second
26.5 to 31" draw
4.2 pounds
FLX guard
Overdrive Binary
Carboncore limbs
2 piece wood grip
Octane factory string
split buss cable
Extinguish dampening system
I tested it and my groups were consistently tight.
Jason loves the smooth draw.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Winter Doe

I caught some images of a doe across our frozen lake.
At first I thought it was just an average deer browsing.
But once it moved, I knew something was wrong.
This deer has a heavily damaged front leg.
I suppose it was a car hit.
Just thought I'd share my winter photos.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fun New Products

New to the market is a wicked looking broadhead
called TOXIC.
It's focus is extreme wound channels
for better blood trails.
Watch the trial test video:
We're curious on how well the blade design flies
and if bone contact would hinder it's penetration.
Who would think to combine a bullet & arrow?
Well they've done it!
Watch this video to see how it works:
How fun would these be to try?
I'm curious on how well they fly,
since they look a little bulky.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tag the Nation

Bowtech has a fun little event running
called "Tag the Nation".
If you own a Bowtech, then you already have the free logo
that came with the owners manual.
Did you already tag something with your sticker?
Bowtech wants to see the creative ways folks "tagged"
buildings & objects with their logo.
To play along, you can upload a photo of what
YOU tagged on their website.
Just go to and click on the
tiny image in the lower left corner labeled "Tag the Nation".
There, a tab will appear on the lower right saying: submit your tag.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Moose Concern


Well, the 2013 moose hunt is canceled.

It's a sad sad topic.
What would the north woods be like without
such stately animals???
I truly home the researchers can
come with some answers and swift solutions.

Monday, January 7, 2013

the eXperience

They've unveiled the 2013 Bowtech
Photo: Experience the difference for yourself!!/BowTechArchery

This bow shoots 335fps & has a 7 inch brace height.
They have an enticing description that any hunter
would pause to hear...

"Talk is cheap, so Experience The Difference
with the smoothest drawing,
quietest shooting,
most forgiving bow we’ve ever made.
High-performance and ultimate stealth collide,
crafting a genuine hunting bow.
 It’s “more than more accurate”
so you can absolutely rely on your shot.
 Every time.
Choose the bow that will enhance your entire
Experience instead of just getting you by.

Eat, breathe, shoot.
 Live the superior archery Experience like no other.
 It’s as simple as that."