Author: danjanovich

Amateur Outdoorsmen: How to Choose the Right Shotgun Choke

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor With the vast array of after-market shotgun chokes available today, choosing the right one for your gun can seem a daunting task. Here’s some information that might make that task a little bit easier. Constriction Depending on whose list you use, there are about a dozen different choke constrictions to choose from. More open constrictions like skeet and improved cylinder are used largely by trap and skeet shooters and upland hunters. If you intend to use the same gun and choke for sporting clays and decoying ducks, you might consider a light modified choke....

Read More

Pro’s Pick: Winchester SX4 20 Gauge

By Kent Danjanovich Winchester introduced its new line of auto-loading shotguns, the Super X4 (SX4) in the spring of 2017. Its platform continues with many of its predecessor’s, the ever popular SX3’s features, plus a few great changes and modifications that make the new generation even better. When the SX4 was originally introduced, only 12-gauge models were available. Now, by popular demand, eight new 20-gauge models have burst onto the scene in an effort to reach out to even more hunters and shooters looking for their perfect, go-to shotgun, suitable for any application. The Sportsman’s News Team has had...

Read More

Amateur Outdoorsmen: Pacific Salmon Species Found In Alaska

By Kent Danjanovich Veteran Alaska fishermen know their stuff.  From tackle and gear needed, to species that they will be going after as well as time of runs, they have it down to a science.  But for the vast majority of novice Alaskan travelers hoping to experience a trip of a lifetime, which hopefully includes catching a bunch of fish, well, let’s just say experience and knowledge in this case is going to win out just about every time. When the topic is Alaska, I guarantee the word salmon is also going to be part of that conversation.  Now,...

Read More

The Upper Grey Reef of The North Platte River

Wyoming’s North Platte Lodge By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Wyoming is famous for a lot of things; rugged mountains, pioneer trails, lots of open space, windy conditions here and there and an abundance of wildlife making it a hunter’s paradise. But the thing that sometimes gets overlooked is its extraordinary fishing opportunities. One such area of the state that calls to fishermen from around the world is the city of Casper and it just happens to be split right down the middle by one of the most famous trout rivers in the United States – the North Platte. The...

Read More

Casper – The Hub of the West

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Many areas throughout the west have proven to be instrumental in the expansion of our great country. Lewis and Clark were the first famous exploring duo to venture west, finally reaching the vast Pacific Ocean in the fall of 1805. They would open the door to others such as Zeb Pike, Jim Bridger and Kit Carson, who would serve as a guide for John Fremont, nicknamed the Pathfinder for his map making abilities that would quickly open the doors to mass migration westward. The Oregon, Mormon and California trails, along with the short-lived Pony...

Read More