Author: danjanovich

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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Pro Member Update: Having a Blast in South Dakota

December in South Dakota always has the chance of being a little dicey or maybe I should say just plain icy! This past year was no different. We landed in Rapid City, South Dakota at about 4pm MT and my cameraman, Andrew Saullo, good friend Ralph Crystal and myself all loaded into our awaiting SUV for the normal three-and-a half-hour drive to the Tumbleweed Lodge, about 30 miles north of Pierre, the state capital. The wind was howling and the two or three inches of snow that had fallen during the early hours of the morning of December 4th...

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King Salmon and Lots of ‘Em

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor When a conversation is struck about Alaska, I can almost guarantee that before it’s over, there is a pretty good chance that the topic will eventually include fishing for salmon. Yes, Alaska and salmon fishing are married at the hip – and for good reasons. Many areas of Alaska sport good returning salmon populations, but the premier area for the biggest returns is the Bristol Bay region. The inshore run in 2015 was estimated at over 58,000,000 returning salmon, well above the 34.2 million yearly average for the drainage. Yes, salmon numbers seem to...

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