Michael Lowry

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Top 10 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business ⋆

You’ve put together profile pages on a few popular social media sites, made occasional posts, and responded when you were aware of activity. Isn’t …

Social Media

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec's Top 5 Small-Business Marketing Tips

Former West Coast Editor<p>When Robert Herjavec wanted to start his own company, people discouraged him. They said he couldn’t do it. He had zero experience, he didn’t have a business degree and he knew nothing about running a business.<p>The headstrong <i>Shark Tank</i> star investor steamrolled ahead anyway. …

Entrepreneurship

Rushing the Shot: Why Hunters Miss Pheasants

The main reason most upland hunters miss flushing birds is because they shoot too soon. That’s my conclusion, anyway, after once again doing my …

Hunting

Keys to Your Grub Fishing Success

Foreword<p><i>Hi, it's Russ Bassdozer here. I hope you will enjoy reading this book about grub fishing! It's long, but there's a lot of useful grub fishing</i> …

Any Time is Crankbait Time

Anytime of the year is a good time to tie on a crankbait. I think first of crankbaits when I'm trying to locate fish. Whether on a new lake or just …

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Restoration

Fall Crappie Fishing

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Bucktails

Bucktail Hair & Feather Jigs<p><b>In the beginning.</b> I look back at the origins of my bass fishing life, and I see myself as a young boy not even a …

Divers Down: How to Hunt from a Layout Boat

<i>Photo by Lee Thomas Kjos/The Raw Spirit</i><p>Layout boats vary in style and price, but they are all designed to do the same thing: keep you low to the …

Field Test: 8 Best New Hunting Knives

<i>Keen Couple Browning's new fixed blade and Benchmade's latest folder. Photographs by Travis Rathbone</i><p><b>The Test</b><p>To test grip, I used each knife after …

How to Protect Your Bird Dog From the Cold

Upland hunting in winter weather can be tough on your bird dog. Here’s how to keep your hunting partner running strong this winter.<p><b>Feed More.</b> Dogs …

Shotgunning Through Brush

Years ago I took a friend ruffed grouse hunting. My shorthair, Sam, pointed one bird that afternoon, and I called Jim over for the shot. The bird …

Birds

The Last Pheasant Hunt on a Favorite Farm

I do believe the biggest threat to hunting isn’t anti-hunters or anti-gunners. It’s lack of access and habitat. Take away places to hunt and you …

Birds

Knot of the Week: Paracord Storage Lanyard

This knot of the week started off as a request from a reader who wanted to know how to create a lanyard he saw at the end of a knife sheath.<p>On …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

5 Essential Survival Tips

If you're headed into the backcountry, you need to know basic wilderness medicine skills—and be able to separate fact from first-aid fiction. We've got your back. Here's how to survive snakebites, drowning, and two other common injuries. Plus: how to build your own first-aid kit.<p>As Mark Jenkins …

44 Really Cool Uses of Paracord for Survival

Gaye Levy, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>My love affair with paracord continues. Not only is it strong and useful for a myriad of tasks, it is colorful and …

Shotgun Shooting Tip: What It Means to Focus

I talk a lot about focus or looking hard at the target when I am coaching and teaching, and sometimes people don’t know what I mean, and I forget to …

Grandpa's FireFork

We've all been there at least once. You're on a camping trip, or hanging out around a fire in a friend's backyard, and you want to cook something …

Grandparents

Essential Wilderness Equipment

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, your chances of survival would be significantly higher if you had this equipment with you. To me, …

Shotgun Shooting Tips: Footwork is the Key to More Hits

Any time you take a shot at game or clay, you need a good foundation, one that will permit your gun to move to and through the bird. As in most …

59 Uses for Paracord

Construct a bow drill<p>Improvise pack straps<p>Tie down equipment on a vehicle<p>Climb/descend steep terrain<p>Build a stretcher<p>Clean out the hose on your …