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Family Camping Trip

We went on our first camping trip of the year Memorial Day weekend with some friends. We decided to head up to Backbone state park in northeast Iowa. We had camped here before but it was a rainy weekend that didn’t allow for a lot of exploring. This year the weather was much better, although […]

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GETTING YOUR KIDS OUTDOORS

I often wondered when my kids would really start enjoying the outdoors the same way as I do and in the last couple of years they have really started to do just that. From ice fishing to duck hunting or just in a kayak on a lake for the first time it has been a […]

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Hunter & Conservation Camp

About a week ago I had the chance of taking my son Garrett and 4 other boys to the hunter and conservation camp that was put on by the Iowa DNR at Springbrook State Park in Guthrie Center, Iowa. Now this camp is based around the hunter education book and test. So the campers are […]

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Catching Spring Bass

Early spring, a time in which many anglers will catch their biggest bass of the year. Not by pure luck, but because they are using the correct tactics that draw in big largemouth bass. During these first few months of spring the water temperatures are still pretty low, because of this the bass aren’t quite […]

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Ice Fishing Trip

Finally I had time to go Ice fishing. The original plan was to go up to South Dakota in search for some Northern Pike, but the snow storm had given us an ultimatum. Due to the change in schedule we were forced to head out locally and do what we could on farm ponds. The […]

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Coming Full Circle

When I was a boy, my family would go on fishing day trips to a little private backwater pond we owned. It would be a family event, and we’d pile in the back of the old truck and make our way across a terribly primitive rock dam and through a pasture back to the old […]

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Summer Time Fun

After returning from basic training all I wanted to do was go have fun. Being told what to do and when to do it for four months really made me realize how amazing I have it at home. I was missing hunting and fishing like never before, but I really started missing that freedom of […]

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Summer is here!!

I can remember growing up in Missouri especially my high school years that summer was the most looked forward to time of year we had FREEDOM!!!! That meant fishing and lots of it. The only farm ponds that were safe were bad posted ones we could not get permission to fish. But there were plenty […]

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A Few First

  In the outdoor world there are so many things that bring us outdoorsmen and women pleasure. For some it may be seeing the first rays of the sun that crest the horizon on crisp fall morning. For others it may be an early morning boat ride across “glass-like” water waiting to release their first […]

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Winter Time Walleye

With deer season over an most of the bucks still walking around with full racks. One of my favorite things to do is fish the Missouri River for jumbo walleye.  This past weekend my uncle roger an I hit the river for our first time this year. Roger has been instrumental in my love for […]

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Mid-Winter Entertainment

In my part of Iowa right now we have zero snow and bitter cold weather. I hate to say it but if it’s going to be this cold we had better have snow. With that being said, one the plus side we have just over a foot of ice on our farm ponds. The ice […]

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VIDEO: Canada Fishing 2013

  Victory Outdoors crew heads to Canada for the annual fishing trip. As always we caught a ton of fish, no real monsters but just great fishing among friends.  

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Off Season “YOUR ADVENTURES” w/ Rick Taylor

For me, turkey hunting is an addiction…it is the one season that I look forward to the most. Having only hunted turkeys in my home state, I am partial to what it has to offer….a fairly lengthy season, and a four “bearded turkey” limit. But, like many of you, I have found myself in the  […]

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Monster Fish

Okay this was to good not to post. A friend of mine, Jesse Wegner, caught this Muskie a few weeks ago while on a fishing trip in Canada. A trip I have taken with him in years past. All I can say is “Wow I wish I had gone and got to see this fish” Here is […]

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