Outdoor Information

News & Tips: What You Should Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease...
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What You Should Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease

Facts About Ticks This chart shows the life stages of three types of common U.S. ticks, including the black-legged, or deer, tick. Black-legged tick nymphs are more likely to spread the Lyme disease…
News & Tips: How to Prevent Tick Bites
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How to Prevent Tick Bites

Don't let ticks keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. Fortunately, there are several tactics you and your family can use to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of tick-borne illnesses such as…
News & Tips: Morel Mushroom Hunting Tips
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Morel Mushroom Hunting Tips

The words turkey hunting and morel mushrooms go together just like peanut butter and jelly. For years turkey hunters have headed to the woods during the spring in chase of gobbling longbeards. If…
News & Tips: Best Knife Sharpener Guide Video & infographic...
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Best Knife Sharpener Guide Video & infographic

Hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiast have always had the need to keep their knives sharp. A sharp knife makes field dressing, skinning, and filleting chores faster as well as surviving the forces…
News & Tips: 42 Fun Things You Need In Camo … But Didn’t Know Existed...
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42 Fun Things You Need In Camo … But Didn’t Know Existed

You’ve heard the old saying “…the clothes make the man … or woman”? Well, for many hunting and fishing types, it’s the CAMO that makes the man … or woman! Most people may not even realize these 42…
Saber-toothed salmon, as depicted by artist Ray Troll...
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Animal Facts I Bet You Didn't Know

Horseshoe Crabs Harvesters take a percent of blood from each horeshoe crab then crabs are  returned to the water, where their blood volume rebounds in a few months.  Photo credit: PBS. The blood of…
News & Tips: Don't Hibernate - Get Out & Enjoy the Winter Season...
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Don't Hibernate - Get Out & Enjoy the Winter Season

Don’t hibernate when the weatherman talks about the wind chill index; get outdoors and enjoy the winter season.  Read: Cold Weather Tent Camping Tips Read: What You Need to Know to Prepare for Cold…
News & Tips: How You Can Help Save the Outdoors (video)...
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How You Can Help Save the Outdoors (video)

Do Everything You Can to Save the Outdoors! The world is a mess. Turn on the evening news and you’ll be quickly reminded of that fact.  Even our outdoor traditions are under attack by those who don’t…
News & Tips: Hunters and Hikers Keep Your Eyes Open and Expect the Unexpected...
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Hunters and Hikers Keep Your Eyes Open and Expect the Unexpected

This year has reminded me that there are no sure things in hunting. It makes it a challenge, but it’s also why I enjoy it so much.  Since mid-September I have pursued whitetails. Some afternoons,…
News & Tips: A Different Angle on Outdoor Photography...
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A Different Angle on Outdoor Photography

When we think of outdoor photography—especially in the context of hunting and fishing—it’s often the bruiser buck, strutting tom, or splashing largemouth that steals the focus. I can clearly remember…
News & Tips: 6 Morel Mushroom Hunting Secrets
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6 Morel Mushroom Hunting Secrets

Interest in morel hunting has mushroomed in recent years. Competition for the succulent morsels is fierce. Only those who have honed their fungi hunting skills are able to routinely serve up mounds…
News & Tips: 17 Signs From Nature That Can Help You Predict the Weather (video)...
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17 Signs From Nature That Can Help You Predict the Weather (video)

Thick leaden clouds blanketed the sky and the air had a heavy, raw feel as we pushed off into the emerald green river. But at least temperatures hovered above freezing. We were embarking on a 10-mile…