Author: danjanovich

Pro Member Update: Bad River Bucks & Birds

By Kent Danjanovich South Dakota has always been known for being “The place to go” if you are after pheasants. Over the past 20 years, the statewide harvest has been over 900,000 birds per year. The state has gone to great lengths to make sure they do everything possible to preserve this great sport and along the way, many great operations have been born that help to keep the great tradition going strong today. One of those operations that we have been fortunate enough to associate with over the past 10-years is Bad River Bucks & Birds in Draper,...

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Pro’s Tips: Preparing Your Gear For Another Fishing Season

By Kent Danjanovich With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, if you haven’t hit the water yet, it’s time to head out to your favorite fishing hole. But, wait just a minute! What kind of shape is your fishing gear in after a long winter of non-use? A few hours’ worth of preparation now could mean more success and less unexpected headaches on the water. First let’s take a look at the big stuff – your rods and reels. Just like anything else in life, periodical maintenance is a must. Rods can develop weak spots and...

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It’s Turkey Time

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor The turkey hunting industry has undergone the same renaissance that modern culture has had relative to gear. New products come into the market that are hot items among hunters who simply cannot help themselves when they go to a sporting goods store, aka, Sportsman’s Warehouse. Most of us just have to give some of these new products a whirl to see if they up our odds – even if it’s just a little! The following is a list of items that may just need to be part of your turkey hunting gear this spring....

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Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Southwest Alaska is vital to the salmon business of Alaska. All five species of salmon return to the waters of the Bristol Bay region yearly, totaling some 40 million annually. Nearly 50 percent of all sockeye salmon harvested in Alaska are from the Bristol Bay drainage. That is why you are hearing so much about the proposed Pebble Mine, which if approved, could have devastating effects on the system and its fish, animals and all of us. Salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic char and grayling flourish, with even some lake trout and northern...

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Value and Variety: Alaska’s Gone Fishin’ Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Fishing is an addiction, plain and simple. Whether you are a weekend warrior that can usually be found at your local pond on a regular basis or a fly fisherman that just can’t wait to hit your favorite high-mountain lake or stream, when you have been bitten by the fishing bug, well let’s just say that the rest of life’s duties many times have to take a back seat to your addiction. And when you throw the word “Alaska” into the conversation, well now you are really in trouble! Nobody knows this better than...

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