The Wild Life #82
The mighty Rogue River flows through the middle of our little town of Rogue River, OR and empties into the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach, OR ninety-five miles downstream. This is a place I used to fish at a lot. Fifteen years ago. So I figured it was about time to dig out my old surf gear, pack up the wife and dogs, and head to the beach in pursuit of the not-so-elusive, easy to catch, and incredibly delicious Redtail Surf Perch!
GEAR I USED: Bass Pro Shops Power Plus 10 ft. surf rod, Zebco Q650 spinning reel, SpiderWire 30 lb. braided main line, 12 lb. test mono leader, #2 hooks, 2 oz. pyramid sinker, and Berkley Gulp! baits in 2.5″ Smelt, 4″ Pumpkinseed Worm, and Camo Sand Word. (Almost any decent medium spinning, or baitcasting rod and reel will also work just fine. These fish are prolific, and if they are in the area, you WILL catch them!)
The Wild Life #81
After living in my Idaho deer camp for more than three weeks, I am starved for some fresh baked goods. Also, my wife has accused me on Skype of taking one of her new Tupperware bowls on my hunting trip. Now I ask you. Do I seem like the type of guy who would do something like that?
The Wild Life #80
Yes, I own a spotting scope, and yes, I firmly believe that it is an essential piece of equipment when hunting big game in the West. But for me, they are a pain and a strain to look through and I much prefer glassing with high power binoculars. But they, too, are hard to keep steady. So that’s why I came up with my Ultimate Field Spotting System.
The Wild Life #79
On the day before the Idaho General Deer season opener I visit my hunting buddy down the road at his camp to take a look at his “new” Idaho Long Range deer rifle. A Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in .270 Winchester Short Magnum with a McMillan stock, Vortex scope, and zeroed at 325 yards with 130 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip handloads.
The Wild Life #79
GoPro cameras are expensive and so are their accessories. But when an OEM GoPro part breaks, should an “aftermarket” replacement even be a consideration? If you do your research carefully, it can be!
The Wild Life #78
Being an outdoors videographer can sometimes be dangerous business. These are my most memorable near disaster moments to date while in the field filming for THE WILD LIFE.
The Wild Life #77
There is nothing that bugs me more, than having to put up with bugs when I am trying to enjoy the Great Outdoors. And now I don’t have to, after learning how to use my new Thermacell!