Swing open the door to Tom McMillan’s Rut Hut and you’ll get a good idea why he has such a passion for Kansas deer hunting. Indeed, the clubhouse for McMillan Outfitting looks like a museum showcasing Kansas deer hunting.
Brent Frazee says the fishing at Norfork Lake has been hot in spite of the cold weather. The action for stripers, bass and crappies has been excellent, with good-sized fish being caught on white Bink’s Spoons.
For the Grupe boys, there are traditions that have to be honored at deer camp. And when Brad and Aaron Grupe get together with their college buddies from Southeast Missouri State, it’s like a “guys weekend out.”
Maybe all Missouri deer hunters needed was a good shot of winter-like weather. Hunters took 58,035 deer Saturday on the opening day of the Missouri firearms season. Last year, they took 61,446 deer for the entire weekend.
It's not exactly rocket science: If you want to tone up, you're going to need to do more at the gym than just spend 35 minutes chugging away on an elliptical watching your favorite Bravo show or cruising reading a book on the spin bike. Meander over into the weights section of any gym, and you'll see a plethora of options including both free weights and machines.
James Turk works with clients every day in the gym to help them get stronger and, in some cases, lose weight. It can be very rewarding work to see such transformations. But one day, a client showed up for her appointment with a stack of magazines.
This is the time of year when many athletes start destroying their muscles. Some are shocked that the snow lifts are opening, so they try to cram three months training into just three weeks. Others try to push themselves hard to make up for a disappointing summer season. Some want to train to get a head start on building a perfect beach body for spring.
Getting little (and big) kids outside in the cold can be a real challenge. But studies show that a trek outdoors, even when it's chilly, can have a range of benefits from increased health to busting the winter blues. It's also a great way to let off some steam.
If you're an athlete who doesn't have a lot of time, there's a way you can get the biggest bang for the minutes you spend conditioning your body. Just four exercises will give you the biggest training effect.
Tall boots are everywhere this season. SmartWool's knee-high Women's StandUP Graduated Compression Socks are a great complement to them while also helping to minimize foot and leg fatigue on those long winter hikes. Made from a blend of Merino wool, nylon, and an elastic material, these socks have a mild compression style with light cushioning to absorb impact without being too bulky for your cold-weather boots.
It is 6:26 a.m., it is a weekday morning, it is 31 degrees, and most of Milwaukee is still under blankets and comforters. We have begun to settle in for the cold months, so if anyone is working out today, it might be at the gym or in a basement.