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Dinosaur Hunting on Lake Winnebago

Wisconsin. A state steeped in outdoors heritage and tradition. Generations of hunters and fishermen have taken to the woods and the waters of this great state for many generations, but you would be hard pressed to find a tradition in the outdoors older than the Sturgeon spearing season on the Lake Winnebago chain.

Lake Winnebago is home to the largest self reproducing population of lake sturgeon in the world. These giants of the lake live for well over 100 years and reach sizes of over 200 pounds! Continue reading Dinosaur Hunting on Lake Winnebago

Reviving the Lost Art of the Brush Blind

With all the advances in modern technology, it is hard to envision the ways of old. Everyone is clambering after the newest innovations in tree stands and hunting blinds. It seems to me as a lot of us have lost our way.

The advances in tree stands and hunting blinds have made leaps and bounds the past couple decades, but so has the investment people feel they need to make. While I will not argue the fact that these innovations have made hunting easier and more comfortable, my personal style of hunting finds it unnecessary. Continue reading Reviving the Lost Art of the Brush Blind

Making Sense of Scent Control; a Product Comparison

Welcome back outdoors world! In this installment of “The Willes Way” I want to talk scent control.

With all the products on the market these days, it’s hard to tell what to use and what to avoid. I spent this hunting season field testing several manufacturers so I could come back and tell you what I think.

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7 Tips to Successfully Hunt Public Lands

Hello again outdoors world! Just in case you have been hiding under a rock somewhere the past month, hunting season is here! Millions of people are now venturing afield in search of game big and small. I am not any different than most of the hunters out there, and I am usually stuck hunting public lands. After a couple decades of learning I have developed many different tricks to hunting public lands and I have decided to let you in on how I have had lots of success doing so. Continue reading 7 Tips to Successfully Hunt Public Lands