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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.

#HuntFishTravel – ATA 2018 Bonus Episodes

“HuntFishTravel – ATA 2018 Bonus Episodes”

Had a great time at the ATA show this year, here are four interviews I conducted while on the show floor. Stay tuned, we have more info for what’s coming up in 2018. You’re not going to want to miss it!





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#HuntFishTravel 185 – ATA Wrap Up with Rut and River Pursuits, Archery Trade Association Convention

“HuntFishTravel – ATA Wrap Up with Rut and River Pursuits, Archery Trade Association Convention”




I’m back!!
And I’m starting 2018 off with ATA2018 convention coverage. Will, Ryan and Catfish join me for a solid hour of highs and lows, the crazy weather in Indianapolis, why attendance was down, why some media was denied entry to the show and then we jump into the products we loved, the products we didn’t and some experiences at the show.
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Deadline Oct 31, 2018 Join Me For the 2019 Sturgeon Spearing weekend

Group Sturgeon Weekend is February 9-10

Full season is February 9 – 24, 2019, deadline for tags is October 31, 2018.

The group will participate in “cutting in” on Friday, Feb 8. We will spear and attend an evening bonfire on the lake Saturday, Feb 9, and spear Sunday, Feb 10.

Sturgeon Spearing Info:

  • WI DNR Info
  • Find the 2019 Regulations here.
  • You must be 12 years or older to spear sturgeon and the deadline for putting in your application is October 31st.
  • Spearing hours are 7:00am – 1:00pm. (You can always go ice fishing afterwards!)
  • Minimum length is 36”
  • It is helpful to have a truck/SUV to get you to your shanty but it is not imperative, as there’s always someone to hitch a ride with.
  • Fond du Lac is 1 hour, 15 minutes north of General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee.

2019 Cost details:

Oshkosh/Fond du Lac Hotel: $50-$100/night.

Shanty rentals per day:

  • $200 per spearing hole per day. Single hole and double hole shanties available. Total weekend Saturday and Sunday shanty rental cost: $400 for a single shanty/$800 for double shanty.
  • Generally 1 person per hole, but 2 people per hole if you want to trade off and fight over who gets to spear the sturgeon when it shows up!
  • All spearing equipment is provided with the shanty rental, shanty/1 spear hole/decoy/heat.
  • Contact Tyler Jackson 920-602-2322 to reserve your shanty (don’t wait – shanty rentals are in high demand!)

License Fees:

  • Resident Sturgeon Spearing License: $20.00*
  • Non-Resident Sturgeon Spearing License: $65.00*

*These are in addition to the fishing license you must purchase (Non-resident 4 day is $24.00/Resident annual is $20.00 NOT to be confused with sturgeon fishing which is different than spearing).

Drop me a line via the contact form if you’re interested and I can pass along the details!

 

Join Me For A Weekend of Sturgeon Spearing in 2017 Shanty Town

These creatures fascinate me. Their history is rife with drama and science fiction; you can read how Wisconsin can justifiably claim them as the state’s most successful conservation effort here:

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Ladies’ Musky Fishing School To Be Held Oct 20th-22nd on Chippewa Flowage

Contact: Amanda Wilson
Deerfoot Lodge & Resort
8534 N Deerfoot Rd
Hayward, WI 54843
Office: 715-462-3328
Cell: 608-215-7397
amandawilson@deerfootlodge.com
facebook.com/deerfootlodgeresort
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3 Techniques for Summer Bass Fishing

During spring through to summer, it is common for most people to look for ways to spend their time in the outdoors. Every avid angler knows that the number of strikes from different species of fish changes depending on the season. There are types of fish that you can catch all year round, and that includes bass. Continue reading 3 Techniques for Summer Bass Fishing