There are at least 28 species of ducks in North America. Some, like mallards, are wide spread and can be found just about anywhere, north to south — coast to coast. Some are more localized. Ci…

Though no boat owner wants to think about the end of the line for Ol’ Wavewhacker, 99.9% of all boats are going to meet an end eventually. What happens to them?

I remember the first fish I ever caught, cooked and ate. I knew I liked fish but my parents weren’t fishermen so fish was seldom on the menu at home. If we had fish at my house, it was probabl…

During the dog days of summer, many anglers put their rods and reels down and are content to wait until later in the fall for cooler weather. But the coller weather period for this part of the…

For most game birds and waterfowl, the abundance of available birds for the fall hunting season is directly tied to the abundance of young birds hatched in the spring and early summer. There’s…

If you watch much news it’s apparent the Senate doesn’t like what the House of Representatives does and the feeling is mutual. Accordingly, neither house of congress seems to endorse much of w…

“I always use 20-pound-test line when fishing for..” It doesn’t matter what, catfish, salmon, carp; the point is, the person making that claim always uses line 20 with a breaking strength — of…

Every popular game animal has what is known as an NGO or non-governmental organization which supports it. One of the first was Ducks Unlimited, formed in 1937 to address the loss of waterfowl …

What’s open, what’s closed, where can you go — or not go — or kind of go? Those are all questions people in general and outdoor people in particular are asking — especially, those fishermen wh…

I still remember the slogan (and song) from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union: “Look for the union lable....” It was a jingle written to convince people that pants, shirts and o…

Not long ago, but long enough to predate the virus-crisis, my wife was bemoaning the weather and what she then thought the term “cooped up” meant. I told her to quit whining, pack a bag and we…

Most insurance seems straightforward, until you make a claim. That’s when what you thought was understandable and straightforward comes back stamped “denied” or perhaps with a pay out amount f…

If there’s one silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it could be the training of the masses to wash their hands often, use sanitizer and to employ other techniques to avoid or diminish poten…

Though I was probably only seven or eight years old the first time I went on a “fishing trip” I still have many vivid memories of that experience. My grandparents loaded me in the backseat of …

Recently, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing U.S. seafood markets. It’s a part of his “America First” ideology, since a large portion of the fish, shrimp and shellfi…

It’s Safe Boating week. I knew it was coming so in the weeks leading up to this I looked for a recent event which could serve as a real life anecdote showing how boaters can easily adopt certa…

America was slapped upside the face in late winter when the COVID-19 pandemic showed up. Nothing was as apparent as the lack of personal protective equipment available to both health care work…

Every professional bass fisherman and inland lake walleye guide has an electric motor on his or her boat. So do millions of other anglers fishing for anything from sunfish to sailfish in some …

I’m not trying to sell anyone on a firearm made by the Remington Arms Company, but since my favorite shotgun is a Remington, when I see a headline featuring the name of this storied gun maker,…

There are very few silver linings to the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though I’ve heard people extolling the ability for families to spend more time together, for people to re-examine …

For some people the sight of a robin hopping around in the yard is a sure sign of spring. I’ve seen too many robins on snowy days to believe them. Other species of birds, absent all winter, ar…

Barrack Obama won many awards while he was president. I’m sure he was proud of most of them. Probably not so much when the decidedly pro-Obama news network, CNN, named him Gun Salesman of the …