Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's the Lull, At Least Catch a Deal Shopping

   Awwww man, it is that time of the year again.  Still cold, windy, and seemingly overcast everyday.  Hunting seasons are out, fishing is tough right now.  All in all a pretty yucky time of the year for most sportsmen and women There is an upside to all this however! With bowfishing, rising water temps, and spring turkey season just around the corner, there must be something you need. It is time to go shopping!  "Shopping?!? I hate Shopping!" I get it, I don't like doing it either, but now is the time to go shopping.
   In a previous post I explained that the off season is the time to prepare for the upcoming seasons.  With spring just around the corner, most of the outdoor stores have fall and winter apparel, footwear, and hunting accessories on sale or clearance.  Don't be like me.  I know I need a new grunt call and a new pair of knee boots. I needed them last year and still haven't bought them.  Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming seasons, and buying the things you need now on clearance is a great way to prepare. If you are just getting into hunting or fishing, now can be the time to get the essentials to get started. Make a list of the things you need and get shopping.  If you don't know what you need, contact me for help or keep checking out my blog for tips. D

Friday, January 15, 2016

Making Room in the Freezer

 





    I don't know if y'all are like me, but I go hunting and fishing and take the time and effort to prepare my harvest for the freezer.  I am pretty good at that.  My wife is not a huge fan of wild game and fish, so I am meticulous when cleaning the meat to insure she don't get a surprise when we cook it.  We can't find a piece of shot or a scale, or the meal takes a sudden turn toward pizza night! LOL. To be honest I don't won't to find it either, kind of a pride thing.  Where I seem to be lacking in all of my efforts to hunt, fish, and provide table fare is cooking it.  We are the busy family with kids and jobs.  Many times my wife and I get home from work and after rounding up all the kids, realize we haven't planned dinner.  Then we begin the scramble of trying to throw together a meal or negotiating for who is going to get take out, all the while our freezer is loaded with game. 
    Sadly, packages of game get lost in the freezer over time until they don't appear appetizing. Then another seasons harvest gets added to the mix.   Really, that is unacceptable and this year I am going to make an effort to reduce our inventory.  With turkey season and the spring crappie spawn just around the corner, I am going to try to start with those two first.  I would suggest the same for anyone who is dealing with this problem at home.  With a little planning and better organization of the freezer, hopefully I can better use the game meat I have worked so hard for.  I just posted a good looking recipe for wild turkey in the recipe page, check it out!  D

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hands Free Tackle Box Cheap



   For years  I hauled around a tackle box by the handle. The problem I ran into, was when I fished from the shore or pond bank, was I never had enough hands to carry all my stuff. About six years ago I had a great idea.  During a spring cleaning event at home I found an old backpack my wife had when she attended college.  I was going to create a hands free tackle box! I drove to Wal-Mart and bought five of the Plano clear tackle boxes inserts. After a return trip due to buying the wrong sizes, I put together my hands free tackle box.  My only wish now is that the backpack could be a little bigger, but beggers can't be choosers. I'm sure with a little detective work, anyone can find a used backpack for free, and I have less than twenty bucks tied up in the inserts.  The best part of the whole thing is how much tackle can be fitted into it!




Organize the inserts however you want!



I tried to make my hands free tackle box as versatile as possible. I can fish with crank baits on one end of the spectrum, to fishing with live bait and watching a float on the other end of the spectrum. Set it up to accommodate how YOU fish. Oh, don't forget tools like-- needle nose pliers, multi-tool, stringer, and extra fishing line!

Finished Product!