All posts by Carrie Zylka

Wisconsin - Hostess of the award winning podcast HuntFishTravel. Carrie's blog posts cover the podcast, as well as posts covering hunting and fishing and fiction stories. Sunday Morning Musings include personal stories and thoughts. Photography posts highlight professional images.

A Hail Mary Kansas Turkey Hunt – Grand Osage

Since I didn’t get a turkey this year I thought I’d share the story of my all time favorite turkey hunt. I originally posted a shortened version on the Kansas Travel Blog “My Kansas Turkey Hunt: The Belly Crawl and The Train“.

It was a media event hosted by the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers in Parson, Kansas.

We’d drawn a permit to hunt the Grand Osage Wildlife Area,  which used to be part of the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. It was interesting to see the abandoned train cars and defunct munition factories. Continue reading A Hail Mary Kansas Turkey Hunt – Grand Osage

#HuntFishTravel 183 – HuntFishTravel 5 Years & Counting

#HuntFishTravel 183 – HuntFishTravel 5 Years & Counting

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I launched this podcast.

Here’s a quick message to you – the listener and the reason I do the show!

Plus a couple of my favorite podcasts swing by to celebrate with me! Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 183 – HuntFishTravel 5 Years & Counting

#HuntFishTravel 182 – Fangirling over Sturgeon Spearing

#HuntFishTravel 182 – Fangirling over Sturgeon Spearing

I doubt you’ll find two women more excited to stare down a hole and cut huge ice cubes out of a frozen lake with a chainsaw than Trisha Steffen and I.

If you want the step by step in depth equipment and technique information, please listen to Episode 130.

While we do go through some of the equipment needed and some of the regulations for sturgeon spearing, Trisha and I really go into detail on the culture and the event’s atmosphere. From Bloody Mary’s delivered to your shanty to bonfires on the lake to beer tents to Labrador Retrievers swimming beneath the ice from one shanty to the other…we’ve got it all. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 182 – Fangirling over Sturgeon Spearing

#HuntFishTravel 181 – Fishing Alligator Lake, Florida in an Ultraskiff

#HuntFishTravel 181 – Fishing Alligator Lake, Florida in an Ultraskiff

This week’s episode is all about the coolest new fishing boat. We’ve got Jeff Lizzio creator of the Ultraskiff, and he’s telling us all about this new type of boat. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 181 – Fishing Alligator Lake, Florida in an Ultraskiff

#HuntFishTravel 180 – Drive Your Own Dog Sled with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing in Bayfield, Wisconsin

HuntFishTravel Podcast  – Drive Your Own Dog Sled with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing in Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Have you ever been dog sledding? If you have be sure to leave me a comment telling me about it! Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 180 – Drive Your Own Dog Sled with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing in Bayfield, Wisconsin