The Sporting Gentlemen

Awesome Compound Bow

Posted by in Hunting, Outdoors

Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Bow Package After deciding to start shooting a bow again after several years I found this at Cabela’s. The Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Bow Package — Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity® I dialed this in at 55lbs and it is very accurate.  I am so glad I bought this at Cabela’s because now I am back into shooting bows.  This new compound will be used next year during deer season, feeling good about tagging a deer! I have been so pumped since getting the Diamond Archery Infinite…read more

The Best Medium Priced Ladder Stand

Posted by in Hunting, Outdoors

Let’s get this out of the way right off – There are about as many different ladder stands out there as there are hunters using them. The big question is – where can I find a solid, comfortable and quiet stand without breaking the bank? The answer, well MY answer, anyway, is right here – the Big Game Skybox® Deluxe Ladder Stand. I’d been wanting to replace a few old and worn out hang on and ladder stands with something a little better suited to my current needs. The Skybox…read more

The Best Early Season Scent Blocker Hunting Shirt

Posted by in Hunting, Outdoors

How many times have you been on a hot, muggy early season hunt and wished for a cool, but truly functional scent blocking hunting shirt? I like to be comfortable in the woods, but I had grown used to the sometimes heavy gear that passes for “scent-blocking” these days. Yeah, there are the carbon-laced numbers, but are you going to see a carbon solution in a single layer or early season, breathable shirt? ScentBlocker® has solved this problem with their new 1.5 Performance Long-Sleeve hunting shirt. With a new technology…read more

Best lure for trout fishing

Posted by in Fishing, Outdoors

On a recent trout fishing trip in Arkansas I discovered the best lure for catching brown trout.  It is the Rapala CountDown Brown Trout.  There are several sizes and I have three, see chart below for the specs.  My best luck was using the CR05TR and CR07TR.  My fishing partner was using the CD09TR and had great success also.  I tell you these trout we caught on the Little Red River could not resist the bait.  I don’t know how many times we saw them chasing the lure and dashing…read more

Danner 453 GORE-TEX Hiking Boots

Posted by in Boots, Outdoors

Most outdoors-men can have a meaningful debate on which equipment you can skimp on and equipment you should spend an extra buck on.  For me, the right footwear is worth a few extra dollars.  There’s nothing worse than wearing ill fitting shoes all day long. I was recently looking for a hiking shoe I could wear on a summer fishing trip to Canada.  The shoe also needed to look good enough I could wear it in work situations that would take me out in the field.  The Danner 453 GORE-TEX Hiking Boots fit…read more

ThermaCELL is the BEST Mosquito and Bug Repellent

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One of the worst things about the outdoors, be it a backyard BBQ, sitting on a deer stand, or fishing in Canada, is the damn mosquitoes. On our trip to Canada this year the mosquitoes were the worst we’ve seen in at least a decade. About three years ago we found the answer – – The Schawbel Corporation’s ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent. The unit works using a butane cartridge to heat a metal grill. A small matt saturated with repellent is in turn heated by the grill, releasing a vapor into…read more