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Jerry Carlson _Ice Fishing
Jerry Carlson -- Winter panfishing with plastic is an underutilized technique.
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Ice Fishing With Plastic: An Under Utilized Technique

It wasn't until March of last winter that I received the green light from my oncologist. After an extended recuperation period from my cancer treatment and bone marrow transplant, she said she would allow me to do some limited ice fishing.

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Photo by Two Man Productions
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Stories From the Weekend: JW’s 1st Hunting Trip [PHOTOS]

Jerry Carlson _Goose Hunting
Jerry Carlson --Once the cold settles in, different tactics are required for late season geese.
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Changing Tactics for Late Season Geese

The air was fresh as the wind frosted my mustache and stung my eyes. In an effort to combat my shivers, I snuggled deeper into my layout blind and readjusted my stocking cap and neck gaiter.

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Goose Calling
Jerry Carlson/Hunting partner, Roger Lydeen, is an expert at reading birds and bringing them in with a quality, short reed call.
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The Basics of Calling and Flagging Geese

When it comes to Canada goose hunting, there are many different components that have to come together for a successful outing. Two of the most important ones are calling and flagging.

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If I Could Ice Fish In A House Like These I’d Go In A Heartbeat [VIDEO]

I would brave the cold for this, no doubt!

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I Enjoy Watching The Leaves Change Color This Time Of Year

Fall officially starts later tonight and I couldn't be more excited!

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Jerry Carlson -- Brian Corrigan and Roger Lydeen show the rewards of hunting traffic geese over a large decoy spread.
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Tactical Thoughts for Fooling Canada Geese

Every year when goose season starts, I hear people talking about strategies that will help them defeat the wiles of the Canada goose. After years of trying to solve this problem, I have come to the conclusion that there are tactics that will put the odds in your favor. However, geese are geese and there are no guarantees.

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Dave Genz is not only an ice fishing guru, he also knows a great deal about river fishing./Catfish are common in the Mississippi. This one was aggressive and feisty!
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The River Rat Side of Ice Fishing Pro, Dave Genz

When it comes to ice fishing, Dave Genz is probably the most recognizable name in the industry. There isn’t too much he hasn’t accomplished in the hard water world. However, what most anglers don’t realize about Genz is that he knows as much about river fishing as he does ice angling.

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Rainy Lake Eyes Doing Well

It was the ninth year of our annual fishing trip to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in Northern Minnesota. During the previous years, we had been very successful in learning the routine for catching walleye on the mid lake reefs and structure. This year was promising to be a bit different.

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This Device Will Change Your Mosquito Fighting Life

My Dad called me just before my last trip to the cabin, to tell me I should pick up new cartridges for the ThemaCELL. Not only had I never heard of it, and had no idea what he was talking about; I wasn't even sure what he was saying and had to 'Google it.' Glad I did -- it changed my mosquito-fighting life.

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Fun Things To Do Around Town: Hiking

Sometimes getting back to nature and getting a good workout is no more difficult than strapping on a good pair of shoes and taking a simple hike. Put on some sunscreen and bug repellent, and enjoy these area hiking hot spots. 

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Summer Sunglasses Guide — What Frames Best Fit Your Face’s Particular Shape?

With the summer season in full swing, most of us will be spending a greater amount of time outside. To ensure that you protect your eyes—and look good whilst doing so—we've outlined which sunglasses should fit your face best:

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