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Ted Peck: Lure designer hopes he has captured next big thing
Several weeks ago Dan "Bimbo" Gifford, the inventor of the successful Bimbo Skunk, sent me a few hardwater lures he dubbed the Icy Skunk. I immediately felt compelled to give it a try. The results were spectacular.
Miller: Leipold, staff leave a palace program
Lance Leipold and much of the UW-Whitewater football staff depart for the University at Buffalo after building a sterling product.
Ted Peck: Put off the last cast
If you're one of those folks who winterizes the boat by putting 2-by-4 conditioner in the gas tank, bringing the outboard to a vertical position and taking sensitive electronics down to a warm basement, there's still time for one more cast.
Ted Peck: Conservationist calls it a career
Brian Buenzow didn't industrialize America or rebuild Europe. His efforts are much more personal than that. Buenzow saved Wisconsin's ringneck pheasant population from the abyss.
Ted Peck: Time running short to put venison in freezer
Ted Peck: Time running short to put venison in freezer
If gun hunting is the only way you seek venison, it's crunch time. The nine-day season ends at sunset Sunday.
Ted Peck: Winter strikes swiftly
Last week's flash freeze changed the program for a substantial number of folks. Like the big duck push, seasonal affective disorder kicked in early. A lot of outdoor types are afflicted with SAD—and it's only Day Two of the gun season!
Ted Peck: Waterfowl begin their migration through upper Midwest
Ted Peck: Waterfowl begin their migration through upper Midwest
Typhoon Nuri, a Category 5 storm that roared through the northern Pacific Ocean last week, blew so hard that it pushed autumn's major duck migration down the Mississippi Flyway two weeks earlier than normal.
Ted Peck: Anglers rely on depth perception
Fish starting to nestle into their "wintering holes."
Ted Peck: Bottled doe scents far from surefire
Ted Peck: Bottled doe scents far from surefire
A whitetail's olfactory capabilities exceed man's best attempts at fooling them. Products that strive to make a hunter scent-neutral might be your best investment.
Ted Peck: Smallmouths still biting—for now
Ted Peck: Smallmouths still biting—for now
In a week—two at most—the metabolism of scrappy smallmouth bass will slow in these cold-blooded creatures to the point where you almost need to hit 'em in the nose to get a fast dance.