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Kentucky Sandhill Cranes – Winter Wildlife Watching at Its Finest

Kentucky Sandhill CranesJust this week our fearless leader, publisher, and editor CarrieZ did a great post about winter eagle watching opportunities in Kentucky. But eagles aren’t the only outstanding bird watching opportunity during the winter months in Kentucky.

While Carrie was writing about the eagles, I was attending a sneak peek tour that was designed to give me the same experience that attendees of the upcoming Sandhill Crane Nature Watch Weekend at Barren River State Resort Park will enjoy.
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Gear Review: Zippo Outdoors Rugged Lantern

Let’s face it – every outdoorsman needs a good, durable, lantern. For those of us who spend time on the water at in the dark, wouldn’t a waterproof lantern that floats be just ticket?Β  A lantern that floats. Sound like I am I asking for too much? Continue reading Gear Review: Zippo Outdoors Rugged Lantern

Archery After Mastectomy – YOU CAN DO IT!

PREFACE: This isn’t meant to be a how to guide for returning to archery after mastectomy; because the mastectomy experience is intensely individual with individual and unique challenges. This is merely my experience and from that I hope that others can learn, find some help, and most of know that it is possible to return to archery after a mastectomy. Continue reading Archery After Mastectomy – YOU CAN DO IT!

5 Strategies for Early Goose Season Success

Early season goose is often thought of by many hunters as the feast or famine season. Typically early goose season is designed to manage resident goose populations which in many states are far above population goals. It goes without saying that hunting early season geese presents a whole different set of challenges and strategies for these local resident geese than one would typically use for migrators during regular season. Continue reading 5 Strategies for Early Goose Season Success

Destination Review: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Five Reasons to Make Fond du Lac Your Late Summer Getaway

The dog days of summer are upon us, and that finds many of us longing for one last late summer getaway. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, provides a great destination for anyone interested in the outdoors, plus plenty of activities for those in the family who may not be quite so outdoor oriented. Continue reading Destination Review: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin