Fishing

How to Profile and Hunt 4 Different Types of Bucks

How to Profile and Hunt 4 Different Types of Bucks

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Odds are he’ll be cruising through quickly, following a doe, and you’ll only capture fleeting photos of him.
Another study of 16 collared bucks in Texas found that all the bucks went on excursions.
The buck and doe stayed together for just 12 hours, and both deer had actually left their normal home ranges.
You’ll have this buck on camera regularly early in the season, then he’ll disappear when hunting pressure increases.
Dr. Karl Miller, a renowned deer researcher with the University of Georgia, guesses that “maybe 10 percent of bucks relocate,” but many more bucks shift around within their home range as they look for estrous does.
“Clearly the areas of his home range that he used on a weekly basis shifted through the rut,” Miller says.
You’ll see this buck all the time when he’s two and three years old.
As bucks get older, their home range and core areas (the spots within their home range where they spend at least 50 percent of their time) tend to shrink.
He had a small home range and moved very little during daylight.
Keep moving trail cameras and stand locations to zero in on his core area.

Q&A with Survival Expert Creek Stewart’s New TV Show

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Q&A with Survival Expert Creek Stewart’s New TV Show.
There’s a new survival show premiering this weekend on the Weather Channel, and I was lucky enough to sit down for a Q&A with the show’s host: survival expert Creek Stewart.
TM: In the stories you’ll present this season, what do these survivors have in common?
CS: I’ll start with the mistakes.
Although not everyone in the stories we studied made it out alive, the survivors do have one main thing in common.
The psychology of survival is often a facet that is overlooked in survival instruction and the study of survival.
TM: What kind of disasters should people be prepared to face, and how should they prepare?
They should prepare for both very similarly: by having the tools and resources on hand, whether that be at home, in a car or on their person, to provide themselves with Shelter, Water, Fire and Food.
You’ve been a successful author, a well-known survival instructor, and even a television personality.
That’s how I’ve always felt about teaching survival skills and lived that way for more years than most could ever stomach.

A Smoky Steelhead Season on B.C.’s Dean River

A Smoky Steelhead Season on B.C.’s Dean River

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A Smoky Steelhead Season on B.C. ‘s Dean River.
On one hand, road closures have forced some camping anglers to cancel trips.
is the only commercial operator with scheduled flights in the area, and both Anahim Lake and Bella Coola have recently seen days where no flights landed due to poor vis.
“With curbed flights to and from Vancouver, this has been a big challenge to tourism in general, and lodges in particular,” Tavender said.
On June 19 a washout closed Hwy 20 for almost two weeks, the only route into Bella Coola.
As of today, the closure is still in effect.
“All these closures have stopped or stalled delivery of groceries, mail, and other supplies.
Dean River camping anglers now on the river may have a hard time driving home from Bella Coola after their trip,” Tavender said.
“Steelhead lodges will continue to have visibility problems for their charters and scheduled flights, plus now Bella Coola grocery store shelves will again become bare.” The closest blaze to the Dean is the 4,300-hectare Precipice fire, located in the headwaters of the Bella Coola River.

INDUSTRY NEWS | FISHING

Fishing Boats go High Tech

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High-end semicustom fishing boats, like luxury automobiles, surprise us each year with their fresh capabilities.
To get a feel for the features — some standard, others optional — now trickling into the fish-boat market, we talked with six builders who are known for their leading-edge advancements.
The system automatically helps the hole shot, creates extra lift during acceleration and optimizes trim on plane.
In its construction, Everglades uses what it calls RAMCAP, building its hulls around pre-molded closed-cell structural foam.
“Also, customers stepping down from larger sport-fish boats and custom sport-fishers wanted the same fit and finish and technology as their large boats in a smaller center console.” HydraSports Custom went to naval experts to find the custom techniques necessary to build this 53-foot, outboard-powered center console.
The single-skin transom and hull provide the durability and ease of maintenance of solid-laminate construction but at a weight equal to or less than sandwich construction, says Terri Nuechterlein, HSC’s marketing and public relations director.
“At the technology level, it’s all the things you don’t see — lamination, design and build — that give customers an exceptional product.” Pursuit uses a single one-piece, vacuum-infused stringer system that’s bonded to the hull prior to decking.
The S 368 also comes with a fully integrated fiberglass hardtop and windshield assembly.
What you see abovedecks includes the integration of CZone technology, which is a digital control and monitoring network.
They’re built to the highest level of quality.

B.C.’s Dean River is Literally On Fire

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A Smoky Steelhead Season on B.C. ‘s Dean River.
On one hand, road closures have forced some camping anglers to cancel trips.
is the only commercial operator with scheduled flights in the area, and both Anahim Lake and Bella Coola have recently seen days where no flights landed due to poor vis.
“With curbed flights to and from Vancouver, this has been a big challenge to tourism in general, and lodges in particular,” Tavender said.
On June 19 a washout closed Hwy 20 for almost two weeks, the only route into Bella Coola.
As of today, the closure is still in effect.
“All these closures have stopped or stalled delivery of groceries, mail, and other supplies.
Dean River camping anglers now on the river may have a hard time driving home from Bella Coola after their trip,” Tavender said.
“Steelhead lodges will continue to have visibility problems for their charters and scheduled flights, plus now Bella Coola grocery store shelves will again become bare.” The closest blaze to the Dean is the 4,300-hectare Precipice fire, located in the headwaters of the Bella Coola River.

Nehl Horton New IGFA President

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IGFA Names Nehl Horton New President.
The International Game Fish Association named veteran business leader and avid recreational angler Nehl Horton the organization’s new president.
He replaces long-time IGFA President Rob Kramer, who is stepping down from the role on Sept. 1 after nearly 15 years of distinguished service.
He has 30 years of experience in business, government and journalism, a unique blend of experience for the position.
“I am also indebted to the many captains, mates, guides and fellow anglers around the world who have helped fuel and focus my passion for fishing throughout my life,” Horton continued. “I look forward to working closely with the IGFA trustees, staff, international representatives, corporate sponsors, individual donors, philanthropic institutions, scientific partners and general membership to preserve and protect our precious marine and freshwater resources and species in the years ahead.” As IGFA’s seventh president since its founding in 1939, Horton will be on working with the IGFA Trustees to develop a new long-range plan for increasing the organization’s connectivity and relevance to anglers, improving its strong network of international representatives and building new revenue streams, while strengthening its commitment to worldwide conservation.
He most recently served as senior vice president and chief communications & government relations officer for food-service distribution leader Sysco Corporation.
Early in his career, Nehl held several senior government and political communications roles.
He was press secretary for U.S.
Senator Wyche Fowler, Jr. of Georgia; communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; and press secretary and director of legislative affairs for former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young.

Tips for Cleaning Your Boat

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Here are some ways to make the task as quick and easy as possible.
If your boat is equipped with a salt or freshwater washdown system, don’t hesitate to use it while fishing.
Microfiber rags or wash mitts won’t scratch surfaces either and the fine fibers pick up the smallest bits of salt or dirt.
Before starting a wash job, rinse the boat completely with fresh water.
That will help remove salt crystals that can scratch surfaces.
Check the label first to make sure it won’t remove wax or else it’ll have to be constantly reapplied.
Using the appropriate brush or wash mitt, wash the boat completely with soapy water.
It’s usually easier to do sections at a time, starting at the top.
Rinse the soap off with fresh water after scrubbing.
Only use fresh water to rinse down live wells, never detergent, to avoid leaving residue that would be harmful to the next batch of bait.