Silage For Bait

Gene R. from Michigan writes to ask about using silage for bait during the
fall crop harvest. Gene heard that deer love it and get a bit addicted to it.
"Is that true?" he asks.

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Kinetic Energy/Bow Draw Weight

Jim N. from Michigan writes to ask about kinetic energy and bow draw weight. “Dave, I know this doesn’t have anything to do with deer hunting, but I want to buy a new bow and an article I read talked about kinetic energy and how important it was. I understand about draw weight, but where does kinetic energy fit in to all this?”

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History Of A Hiking Stick

I was kicking myself for being such an airhead and walking away from the Isle Royale Queen III boat dock in Copper Harbor, Mich., without my hiking stick. I decided to try to get past that and just forgive myself and enjoy the 350-mile round-trip drive back to Copper Harbor from my cabin in the western Upper Peninsula to pick it up. The stick has sentimental value to me, and here’s why.

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Canoeing With A Kingfisher

It started out as a perfect Sunday morning. I put my canoe in the St. Joseph River below the dam in Niles, Mich., and began paddling to Buchanan. Less than half an hour into the four-hour trip, I saw a white object dangling from a tree. I discovered it was a belted kingfisher. Its’ wing had been snagged by the hook from a broken fishing line. I thought I could easily unhook the fishing tackle and set the bird free, but it wasn’t that easy.

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Take On Summer Channel Cats

My love affair with cats came by accident. Twice while fishing for walleyes catfish saved the day. On both occasions I walked away totally impressed with their tremendous fighting abilities. Here’s how to catch them.

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Spoonin’ Walleye

Ask Wisconsin walleye pro, John Kolinski, what lure he hated to use most 10 years ago and he’d answer, “a jigging spoon.” Ask Kolinski what his favorite lure is today, and he’ll say, “a jigging spoon.” Here’s why.

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Jazz Up A Jig

Tommy Skarlis may be the best man with a jig on the professional walleye circuits today. He won over $50,000 at a recent walleye tournament by catching his fish by vertical jigging. Here is how he did it.

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