Author: Alex2TheSimpson

The annual outdoor schedule for many Wisconsin outdoors enthusiasts breaks down like this: January through March- ice fishing season April- turkey season May through August- fishing season September through December- bow, gun, and muzzleloader seasons Mix in a dash of yard work plus a pinch of projects on the ‘honey-do’ list and you’ve got a recipe for a very busy year.  Yet if you are looking to add a pastime to your already-loaded calendar, why not consider coyote hunting?  And here’s the catch.  Coyote hunting remains open year-round, it’s permitted at night, and has no bag limit.  This provides for…

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You might ask yourself, is it safe to ATV or UTV in Wisconsin during COVID-19? Yes, it is. All-terrain vehicle (ATV) and utility terrain vehicle (UTV) riding are a popular outdoor activity in Wisconsin. During COVID-19 an ATV or UTV are both ways to get out and experience nature away from the crowds. It is very safe to ride and ATV or UTV during COVID-19. Most riders wear face masks for dust and dirt already. The ATV and UTV are large and make the 6 feet social distancing easy. To keep clean hands you can have hand sanitizer (70% alcohol)…

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The walleye spawn is a distant memory and the fall feeding frenzy remains weeks away.  It’s now the middle of summer and the fishing has inevitably slowed.  All indications are that the walleyes have descended into the shadowy depths.  What previous methods had been productive in the months of May and June are now mostly ineffective.  So how do you find those gold-backs who have settled into their summer patterns?  Take a look at these three must-use techniques for landing those deep water walleyes. Keep on Crank’n During the summer, trolling remains an effective method of fishing.  With this technique,…

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COVID-19 hit….PANDEMIC….travel bans…Everyone was told to stay home and stay safe. But what if your home is your RV or you have an RV? Does that mean you’re not safe if you travel in your RV? However, we believe if you do it right you can still travel and socially distance in your RV whether you are full time or not. Many people are concerned about flying or staying in hotels during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, for Summer 2020, the best and safest way to travel Wisconsin has been by RV. This has lead to an increase in RV sales…

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This year has been odd, to say the least. With many go-to summer venues being closed due to the global pandemic, more Wisconsinites have taken up fishing to fill the void. This provides us the opportunity to explore new lakes and bodies of water. However, that can be an intimidating idea; the thought of wasting a drive and a day of fishing on the possibility of coming home empty-handed. Fear not. I’ve chosen three specific lakes, in Chippewa, Polk, and Barron counties, to highlight in the hopes of putting you on fish. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find links to…

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If you’ve spent any time on the water this summer, you’ve probably witnessed a boat slowly putting by with a series of fishing lines in tow. These anglers are utilizing the tried and true method of fishing commonly known as motor trolling. By pulling various lures, this technique combines speed and precision to maintain a bait in an optimal location in the water column, in the hopes of triggering a strike. This technique is used to primarily target game fish such as walleyes, bass, or muskies. Yet other species of fish are commonly caught as well, including panfish such as…

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Here in the upper Midwest, we’ve arrived at that time of the year anglers dread.  We are smack in the middle of the mid-summer lull.  This is the time when the bite significantly slows and only the diehards endure the harsh sun and sweltering heat of mid-day on the lake.  The months of July and August can be extremely frustrating to those looking for either a meal of panfish or a battle with a bass.  Yet fish need to eat and warmer water temperatures equate to increased metabolisms.  Follow these three tips to achieve success when fishing the dog days…

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In the spring of 2020, the contentious issue was raised to limit crossbow use for whitetail hunting in the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Conservation Congress again took up this matter, which now seems like an annual event to reign in the use of the crossbow, which continues to grow in popularity. The 2014 hunting season was the first to see the use of a crossbow granted to any hunter, regardless of physical condition or age. Prior to this, the privilege was reserved for hunters age 65 and older or those with a physical disability. A subsequent crossbow season was…

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The muskellunge is the heart of an addiction for a very unique angler. Those who have caught this fever spend countless hours in the summer heat heaving enormous lures in the hopes of simply catching a glimpse of this toothy beast. They catapult specialty rods, which appear more akin to pole valuing equipment, over and over again until their shoulders ache. They launch brightly-colored baits with enormous hooks, the size of which rivals most other fish in the lake. All this for a prized nicknamed ‘the fish of 10,000 casts’- a title more than earned. But for all the mystique…

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The dusky-gold hue and slim form of a walleye are easy to recognize. This elusive hunter is perhaps the most sought-after game fish in the upper Mid-West. This wary fish doesn’t come in vast numbers like panfish. It’s a rare day indeed when an angler brings home a limit of gold-backs. So, it’s not numbers that drive the desire to catch walleyes. Maybe it’s the fight, like that brought on by smallmouth bass or even large bluegills? Walleyes are not known for a drag-screaming battle once hooked, yet are arguably aggressive on their initial strike. That distinctive ‘tap-tap’ on your…

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