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.

#HuntFishTravel 009 – Outdoor Tradeshows

In this episode we’ll be talking about a clothing line by the son of the famous Glock founder, an ICast debut, and some seriously awesome maritime GPS software.

We’ll discuss SHOT Show kicking ass and taking names and this week’s Guest Spot is written by Fred Mastison, President of Force Options. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 009 – Outdoor Tradeshows

Gear Review: Coolmax Sleep Sack

I came across the website some time ago, I was intrigued by this company that offered several handy camping and outdoor products.

A few weekends ago I had the chance to use one of the new Outgo Coolmax Sleep Sack and Sleeping Bag Liners. It certainly came in handy when the temps dipped a bit below what I find comfortable.

I am always on the lookout for products that will enhance my camping, fishing or hunting experience. After all, who actually likes to be uncomfortable when sleeping in a tent in Wisconsin? Continue reading Gear Review: Coolmax Sleep Sack

Wading 101 – 7 Tips For Safe Wading

Whether it’s trout or bass you’re chasing, here are a few tips to make your freshwater wading experience a better one.

1. Plan your route.

2. Consider if wading is necessary. Wading alerts your presence to fish – would bank fishing be possible?

3. Keep your balance. If you lean into the current and suddenly lose your balance the
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Zone 2 Turkey Hunt

For almost a year now I’ve been working with the Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to highlight what a great area that is.  It’s close to home, they have wonderful trout streams and great hunting availability.

When Carrie Stollenwerk offered to connect me with Loren Voss aka The Turkey Commander; I jumped at the chance!

Loren is quite the firecracker, we communicated for two weeks and settled on Saturday May 12 to see if we couldn’t bag me another turkey.

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Zone 1 Spring Turkey Hunt Part 1 – Dead Bird Walking – 2012 Turkey #1

When you think of Buffalo County, Wisconsin, images of huge record book whitetail deer come to mind, of outfitters with their nose in the air because they know they have huge bucks and can demand large sums of money for the privilege of chasing one of these grandiose beasts.

This was a “slow year”!!

Bluff Country Outfitters, owned by Tom and Laurie Indrebo are certainly not the normal Buffalo County Outfitters.  Willing to bend over backwards to make sure your time spent is enjoyable, their prices are reasonable and comprehensive and the lodging, meals and guide service; simply top notch.  Their house is filled with antler sheds and deer mounts equaling those of the rich and famous. Continue reading Zone 1 Spring Turkey Hunt Part 1 – Dead Bird Walking – 2012 Turkey #1