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So, You're Thinking About Buying A Boat? May 18 2020

There is no denying the popularity of boating. When a person takes to the water on a boat they can go where they want whenever they want whether alone or with others. In Fact, the freedom of the open water is one of the main reasons why so many people are drawn to boats. If you are thinking about buying a boat, there are several things you will want to...

What Skills Make Duck Hunters Great? April 11 2020

Great Duck Hunters: Finely Tuned Skills A Broad Range of Skills Duck hunting is an outstanding outdoor pastime to be savored to the fullest and it tends to be an underrated activity in many ways. Every great duck hunter will come with an abundance of finely tuned skills that are noteworthy and lead to successful waterfowling. Some duck hunters seem to have more success than others. What is their secret?...

How to Take Care of Your Hunting Dogs March 14 2020

A hunting dog is more than just a faithful companion they are a valuable tool that a hunter will find invaluable. Certain breeds such as the hound, pointer, lab or spaniel can be trained to help out on a hunting expedition. So, keeping them healthy and taking proper care of them is essential. Hunting dogs have specific needs some of which extend beyond that of the average domestic canine. Here...

Do You Need Decoys to Duck Hunt? February 11 2020

Duck hunting is a hobby that is filled with joy and great memories. However, it can be quite a hassle to amass decoys every time you want to go out on an adventure. Many hunters want to know if it's possible to hunt ducks without the use of a decoy. The answer to that question is a resounding yes! While decoys make duck hunting much easier, you can still successfully...

What Is The Best Bait For Freshwater Fishing? January 30 2020

When a person is going to go freshwater fishing they must be using the correct bait. They need to use bait that the fish will and increase their chances of catching the big one. These are some of the best types of bait to use for freshwater fishing. Minnows The bigger fish like to eat fish that are smaller than they are. Minnows are popular and large shiners are the...

Benefits of Bowhunting May 10 2018

                  Your spouse may not believe you if your reason for that upcoming bow hunting trip is to better your health. “Bow hunting, good for your health? Yeah, right!” They may say in disbelief. But it’s true! Below are six ways bow hunting can be beneficial to your health. It helps you learn how to focus. When you participate in archery, you learn how to tune out all distractions and...

Four Tips to Becoming a Bass Master April 12 2018

                  When it comes to bass fishing, are you mediocre? Tired of dreaming of the big catch and actually want to bring it home? Well, you’re in luck! Here are four easy steps you can take to being a bass master. Try not to get comfortable. Don’t go to the same spot over and over again or use the same lure each time. Don’t think that just because you caught...

Benefits of Fishing March 08 2018

Those who don’t fish may not understand the many wonderful qualities behind the sport. It’s not for everyone, after all. But for those of us who love it, we know firsthand the many benefits of grabbing our pole and heading down to the water. If you’re interested in becoming a master fisherman and are curious as to why so many love the pastime, here some reasons as to why fishing...

The Benefits of Hunting February 12 2018

Depending on whom you ask, you will get a wide variety of answers when posing the question, “What are your thoughts on hunting?” Some enjoy it, some don’t partake in it, and others have negative opinions on the act of killing an animal. There are benefits to hunting, however, that prove it’s not just a pointless, cruel act committed upon a helpless animal each hunting season. Hunting helps with wildlife...

Tips on Silencing Your Bow January 09 2018

                Every avid hunter knows that silence is the secret when it comes to nabbing the big one. No matter what form of hunting you prefer, noise is not your friend when you’re out in the great outdoors looking to bring home a prize. If your chosen method is bow hunting, then you’re in luck. Here are some ways to help silence your bow. Begin with the bow’s foundation. Since this hunting...

10 Common Bow Hunting Mistakes December 07 2017

                Bow hunting can be quite the exciting experience for both beginner and expert hunters. But no matter the level of experience, it’s possible you could be making a mistake (or several!) that is preventing you from coming home with the prize. Below are some common mistakes to avoid while bow hunting: 1.       Catching the “buck fever” and running with it. While it’s exciting to see a big deer, don’t let it completely...

Top Ten Most Common Fishing Mistakes November 06 2017

Can’t figure out why each fishing trip results in an empty cooler? You may be committing one or more of the following most common fishing mistakes: 1.       Fishing with lines that should be retired. One of the reasons why the fish just aren’t biting may be because you’re using an old line. Some may take the bait, but you’ll quickly lose what could have been tomorrow night’s dinner once the line snaps...

Top 10 Most Common Hunting Mistakes October 05 2017

Deer season is officially upon us! Undoubtedly an exciting time for all huntsmen, but did you know there are some mistakes even the most skilled hunter can make? Here are 10 things to avoid during hunting. 1.       Choosing “popular” hunting locations. You may just find the buck you’ve been dreaming of in the smaller space of land. Other hunters may overlook these, depending on how far out they are from their vehicle...

Tips for Archery Beginners September 05 2017

Are you interested in hunting but not keen on the idea of using a gun? Archery may be the option for you! No matter if you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, we at Irby Street Sporting Goods have what you need. Below are some tips for archery beginners. Of course, you are always welcome to come visit us and speak to Todd Stewart, our Archery Specialist. Happy hunting! 1.      ...

How to Become A Better Hunter August 07 2017

Dreaming of that perfect 8-point buck mantled on your wall but unsure if you’ll ever get it? We’re here to help! Grab your rifle, your best camo, and pick your favorite hunting spot because it’s time to catch that deer you’ve been dreaming of! 1.       Deer can smell you. a.       That’s right! Deer have extremely sensitive smell and can easily pick up scents that are rather “unnatural” to their usual...

Fishing Tips and Tricks for Beginners July 05 2017

By: Ashley Elvington                 Are you dreaming of one day becoming as epic of a fisherman as the ones in your family or, better yet, the pros on TV? If at first you don’t succeed – try and try again! Here are some easy tips for beginners to help put you on the path to catching the BIG one: 1.       Study, study, and study some more – But don’t worry,...