Todd Corayer

Special to Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle Magazine

Ice fishermen are, well, different

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Ready, set, shovel!

Ice fishermen are just different. They can’t wait to drag an old sled full of tilts, ice chippers, frisky shiners the bait guy swore were “jumbos” and frigid pickle buckets out to the middle of a wind-swept lake, drill some holes and set up shop for a good day. They are perfectly happy shuffling around for hours, waiting for a flag, playing some hockey with the kids or chit-chatting about the fish they caught last year. What’s more, ice fishermen have their own fashion sense.

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Being Thankful For Those Scratches In Our Trucks

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Tom Adams with his Thanksgiving Buck

Thanksgiving presented a multitude of options for sportsmen and even for those a bit more, well, indoorsy. Those in the know caught carp, perch, tautog and stripers while the patient sat in tree stands to take the buck for which they’ve waited years. A few went couch slouching, telling fish stories well past nap time, even when you knew the last boat they handled was full of gravy.

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Trout Unlimited’s Chris Wood Talks Public Lands, Alchemy & Casting from a Shopping Cart

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Public land. Period.

Our landscapes are changing quickly. By some reckoning, we asked for it. We pulled a lever for change in Washington and we got it.

The landscape of change became a whole lot larger too. The change people demanded to strengthen some parts of our great country is eroding others, like the environment and our access to it. By the time we stop arguing, resources we need and love may be eviscerated by needs and wants driven by greed and short-sighted investment. These are sociologist Robert Mertonhese’s “unintended consequences.”

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Celebrating Fall with an English Pheasant Hunt

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Peasant Season is Upon Us

Pheasant season is a welcomed, classic celebration of fall. In cut corn fields we walk for hours, stepping over sharp stubs trimmed for silage, pushing past bending brown stalks left for cover. We work brush lots thinned by frost and hungry deer, with briars tearing at our knees, hoping to hear quick cackles before putting up ringneck roosters. Pheasant season means hunters working with their beautiful dogs, both happy as they might ever be.

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Five Real Reasons Why Brite Strike APALS Need To Be In Your Pack and Boat

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APALS are All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips

APALS are All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips, compact lights which can be critically important in a variety of outdoor situations. Used for lighting your tent, marking a trail, illuminating your space without attracting attention or for calling in rescuers when things get tough, APALS are a must have for anyone who ventures past the front door.

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Albies Over Time And A Hard Rain

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Peter Jenkins, right., owner of The Saltwater Edge

Parading underneath the stars of Watch Hill, mirroring walkers and gawkers along Narragansett’s sea wall, challenging shore casters beneath Providence’s hurricane barrier or taking a tour of Newport’s cliff walk, albies were hanging tight and lots of guys were catching them while others were just reading reports of the former, wondering where they went wrong.  Considering how daytime temperatures have been reasonable for the end of Fall…

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