Outdoor Information

Tips for Tapping Trees for Maple Syrup

As the thermometer starts to reach the 40s consistently, the only other thought going through my mind other than fishing is that of tapping trees. Maple syrup is a family tradition in most households in northern Wisconsin and the process of tapping maple trees, collecting the sap and making your own syrup is really quite simple. Here's what you need to know about when to tap, what trees to tap, and how to tap for maple syrup.

How to Protect Yourself Against Biting and Stinging Bugs

Dealing with insects is a given for anglers and hunters as our activities regularly put us in bad bug situations. West Nile virus, Lyme disease and allergic-reaction-causing stings are all potential dangers inflicted by biting and stinging insects, but they shouldn't stop us from enjoying the outdoors.