Category Archives: Outdoors

Fishing team helps kids less fortunate

Central Wisconsin Sports Desk December 13, 2017 Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids- The Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln CO-OP ice fishing team members have it pretty good.  They have involved parents that have shown them the ropes of how to catch fish and equipped their kids with a lot of state of the art equipment. Being blessed… Read More »

My first solo deer hunt success

Austin Stankowski Junior Outdoor Writer December 1, 2017 Stevens Point- – After a long and exciting football season I was finally able to gear up for deer hunting. Granted, I had been biding my time, hunting weekends thought the year, but now that football is done I could hunt every day. It was the first… Read More »

2017 gun deer hunt primer

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer 11-16-17 Stevens Point- Being on the eve of the 2017 deer season a few reminders are in order for the upcoming hunt.  Statistically the overall numbers of hunters participating nationwide is down significantly.  Us hunters are in the minority making up about only 10% of the overall population. In Wisconsin… Read More »

Bow hunting success as rut heats up

By Michael Kommer For November 9, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids- It is a special time of year. It’s early November, the leaves have mostly changed and dropped off the trees. We’re in the heart of the WIAA football playoffs, college and NFL seasons, and the World Series just concluded. But for outdoors men, this time… Read More »

Youth Hunt Experiment Reaps Rewards

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer October 14, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids- Teagann Bondioli of Wisconsin Rapids had never shot a high powered gun before.  At the age of 11 she has shot a crossbow and .22 caliber rifle.  Growing up, her father Chris encouraged her in the shooting sports and coming out hunting with him but… Read More »

Waiting for fall

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer October 5, 2017 Stevens Point-  The way the weather is going, we may never get a good solid frost.  That is kind of sad because I rely on the lack of vegetation to corner the deer to certain areas of property where the oaks are.  Sure the deer like acorns,… Read More »

Tragedy leads to safety

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer September 28, 2017 Stevens Point- I remember it like it was yesterday, watching my unbreakable dad walking in a heap back from the edge of the woods to my grandparents’ house.  I had no idea what had happened to him but rushed to find out. Mike Stankowski awoke on that… Read More »

Thoughts on a Warm Opener

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer September 14, 2017 Stevens Point- Here we go again, the start of another hunting season.  The excitement is as high as the anticipation that hunters place on harvesting the quarry that they seek the most.  For some it is fowl and others it is fur.  At any rate the game… Read More »

Between beaches and then some

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer August 31, 2017 Seldovia, Alaska-    Our journey through the Kenai Peninsula in July continued as we met Kara’s cousin Chelsea Newton, her husband Jacob and their 5 month old son Sam.  They picked us up and we headed to the docks on Homer and hopped aboard the Rainbow Tour… Read More »

Mantis lessens the load

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer August 24, 2017 Stevens Point- Preparing for deer hunting for a diehard hunter can be a back breaking endeavor-literally.  Here at the Stankowski household that means visiting hunting sites early and preparing them for the season. The woods during the summer is a vast jungle of greenery, there are things… Read More »