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Blaze Pink Clothing Bill Introduced in WI
There could be a new color in the woods this deer hunting season and it may look more like a teenage girls’ closet than the traditional blaze orange that you’re used to seeing. Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow “blaze pink” to be a legal color for gun hunters to wear if accepted.
If the bill passes, Wisconsin will be the first state in the U.S.A. that will allow hunters to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional blaze orange. The bill was introduced by state representatives Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D-South Range) in the hopes of encouraging young women to hunt and join in the state tradition.
“Wisconsin has historically had some of the highest participation rates in hunting, and we’ve seen a decrease in this number in recent years,” Milroy said. “It’s my hope that this will become universally acceptable and create revenue for some of these programs that we’re talking about.
Hunting is becoming more popular amongst women with hunting celebrities paving the way such as the immensely popular Eva Shockey and Tiffany Lakosky and the bill theoretically will appeal to more young women. Others may get a kick out of the new color as well and we’re sure that hunting camps all over the state will have one unlucky hunter lose a bet and have to wear some “blaze pink” on opening day.
According to a UW Madison professor and textile expert, Majid Sarmadia, fluorescent pink has similar or better visibility to humans as blaze orange. This means that it’d be safe to wear just like blaze orange.
Majid Sarmadi, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and textile expert, said his lab analysis of fluorescent pink proved it had similar or better visibility to humans as blaze orange, and therefore would be just as safe for hunters to wear.
While I can assure you that I will not be donning any Blaze Pink hunting clothing this year, I will say that if it helps out the sport, then that’s great. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out, but maybe you’ll see some blaze pink MorningMoss shirts out in the future.
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Game of Inches Whitetail Deer Hunting Film by Rockhouse Motion
Rockhouse Motion Deer Hunting Film
Whitetail deer hunting has become a big deal in the United States and across North America. There are more people hunting now than ever before and the industry is booming. While hunting has increased, the ability to get public access has decreased. More and more hunters are pitted against each other with differing perspectives. The question remains, what are people really hunting for? Game of Inches produced by Rockhouse Motion looks at stories of hunters who give their perspective on the sport.
Game of Inches Film
Game of Inches is a whitetail deer hunting film that takes a trophy hunting bowhunter that is from Nebraska and a traditional party hunting rifle hunter from Ontario and puts them in a deer season in Kansas. Both of these men have very different perspectives on the sport and in this film, you’ll be able to see how this season in Kansas affects their views.
Deer Hunting Film
I highly recommend checking this out and maybe thinking about your own perspective on hunting and what it means to you. How do you treat other hunters and do you really have the experience in mind? Or are you looking for inches?
Albino Buck Shot in Missouri
Albino deer are a rarity and many people love to see them and seek them out in states across the country. In my home state of Wisconsin, it is illegal to kill an albino deer, but many states allow it. This particular buck was from Missouri, where it is legal to kill an albino deer. The albino buck pictured above was famous among locals and many hunters passed on killing the deer, until this fall. Jerry Kinnaman took the Great White Buck this past November and it’s a true trophy.
Rare 10 Point Albino Buck Killed
“I gave him a fair shot. He had a good life,” Kinnaman told his local news. “He’s famous. He still will be.”
Albino Buck Shot
Check out the video below to hear more from Kinnaman on his story.
Kinnaman hunted the deer this year and knew that killing it may upset people, but it was a completely legal kill. He had a friend that allowed him to hunt on his property and had asked if he could shoot the buck if presented with a shot a few years ago. His friend told him not to kill it. In recent years though, there were trespassing problems on his property and his friend asked Kinnaman to kill the deer.
“It got so bad that he came back to me and said, `I want you to shoot this deer.”
Albino Buck Killed in Missouri
This is a beautiful deer and a true trophy and I would not argue with anyone’s legal kill.
Earlier this year an 11 year old hunter from Michigan shot a nice 12 point albino buck with a crossbow.
Legal hunting is just what we said… Legal. There was nothing wrong with this kill and it’s much better than a poacher getting it.
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Why the future of sailing is important … and how it can be strengthened
By: Steve Eliason
What is it about sailing? What does it do to us? What can it do forus?
The answers lie in the imprint it leaves on our sense of who we are. Sailing weaves together natural forces – wind, waves, currents, tides and all sorts of weather. It also melds the invisible forces of math, science and the mechanics of navigation, so that we are challenged to grow in self-reliance, resourcefulness and our ability to think and adapt quickly. In doing so we gain a sure-footedness in all of life.
As one sailing director beautifully described, “Those who sail carry themselves differently in the world.” Not to mention the pure, raw fun and “hair-on-fire scream” of a great ride in a big blow. Today’s generation of high-speed, lightweight, advanced design sail craft makes 20-, 30- and even 40-knot speeds open to many more recreational sailors than was possible just a decade ago. There’s never been a better time in history to sail!
A sea of change
If you haven’t followed what’s going down in the sailing world in recent years, it’s a whole new landscape: 45-mile per hour, 70-foot catamarans – like the boats used in America’s Cup – foiling boats, skimming along the water surface, hulls aloft, riding through the water only on the knife-blade hydrofoils. Kiteboards now hold the sailing speed record near 60 miles per hour. In all, the design of sailing vessels has exploded in recent years.
Of course, the traditional sailing which you might have tried or come to love as a kid – perhaps aboard a Sunfish at summer camp – still delights sailors and kids new to the sport, cruising along at four knots, a gentle, cool ride with nature’s turbine on a sweet-water sea.
And yet, we’ve heard the canary-in-the-coal-mine alarms – sailing, like virtually every outdoor and adventure sport, has been in decline for decades. This despite all the cool new innovations in sailing.
The reality hits hard that it’s more challenging than ever before to lure kids away from electronics. Families are more time-starved than ever. Highly-organized, year-round youth athletics preclude almost every other activity in childhood – siloed into soccer, baseball, gymnastics, cello lessons, etc.
Could we be facing a future with ever fewer “masters” and “commanders” among us? Could the rich well of dreams, ideas, far-off places, navigation, ocean-crossings, exotic islands, naval architecture and building one’s own craft be vanishing from the seascape?
Imagine a world without the lives of the giant minds, the great dreamers and explorers – the navigators who conquered the oceans, the globe and the elements, as well as the battles within. Think of names like Sir Ernest Shackleton, Joshua Slocum, Herman Melville, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Add to the legends list more current celebrities who sail – Morgan Freeman, Neil Young, Bob Seger, Steven Colbert and Kate Middleton. Across political, age, gender, background scales, sailing is for big lives, big ideas, big dreams and big adventures. If sailing even nearly disappears from our landscape, it’s much the same as the extinction of a species: our world – our lives – are simply less full, less rich.
There’s a real bright spot in sailing, however, and that is the way that anyone can get into sailing and reap the benefits of all those great skills and pure joy. Community sailing programs, like our own Green Bay Sail and Paddle, offer a simple formula on which to learn and appreciate sailing. Launching out of South Bay Marina on the far southern end of the Bay of Green Bay, this program introduces super-simple boats like the Hobie Cat Wave catamarans, ultra-simple instruction at the first level – steer, trim, sail around the buoys – and then a full roster of more advanced courses to refine skills over the course of a season, or even a lifetime.
The same is playing out in community sailing centers across Wisconsin, such as:
What if every kid could shove off into the big waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, and skipper their own vessel completely competent, staring down the wind and waves, navigating to a given destination, getting the boat back upright after a capsize, and back to port? Or what if a busy adult could take a super-simple, basic, hassle-free learn-to-sail class and almost instantly get the hang of skimming along on a catamaran on wind power alone?
That’s the idea behind Green Bay Sail and Paddle – “Sailing for all, regardless of means or any other restriction.” In only its second year of programming, the organization is emerging as one of the largest sailing programs in Wisconsin, teaching 1,200 participants from northeast Wisconsin to sail during 2017. The program’s pilot run, “Green Bay SailWeek,” planted the seeds for success in 2016.
What’s especially effective and predictive of success for Green Bay Sail and Paddle is its broad base of support. On the founding and leadership side, there’s support from:
On the “sailor” side of the equation, the program has partnered with Green Bay Public Schools, local YMCAs, area Boys & Girls clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greater Green Bay Chamber, area Women in Management chapters, and a host of other organizations.
“Green Bay is a fantastic place on a fantastic body of water which we’ve simply overlooked for too long, and sailing and paddle sports are the perfect ways to encounter the beauty of our waters, locally – it is our “Fresh Coast,” said Wendy Townsend, president of the Green Bay Sail and Paddle Board of Directors.
Green Bay Sail and Paddle now has a full fleet of Hobie Catamarans and a beach-based permanent home for sail programs throughout the summer. As past Green Bay board president and past Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Executive Director John Kelly shared, “There’s good reason that these couldn’t-be-easier-to-sail Hobies are so popular in warm-climate beachfront resorts everywhere around the globe – they’re as close to fool-proof as sailing can get – plus simple, durable, attractive, all while delivering a great, thrilling ride in moderate winds. So a perfect platform for new or seasoned sailors.”
A new generation of sailing wanderlust among our youth? Adventurous explorer-dreamers reviving sailing, paddling and the outdoor life? It might be within reach through these great efforts around our region through these kinds of organizations and passionate, committed individuals championing and mentoring our next generation of sailors.
Steve Eliasen is founder and executive director with International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh, the largest school-day sailing program in North America, having brought more than 10,000 students into sailing over the decade since the program began. He also serves on the board of directors and sailing director with Green Bay Sail and Paddle.
In addition, Eliasen works the cold-weather season as community outreach director for Big Snow Resort, home of Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He’s also an elected member of the Board of Education for Oshkosh Area School District. He shares life with his skiing/sailing wife, Sara, and three children.
With all the possibilities a casino offers, it can be difficult to try and play every game or select a favourite. Many people enjoy craps, since they feel in control over the dice. Others prefer blackjack, as they can make use of a good strategy, and, if one knows how to really count cards, it is possible to make quite some money. But one of the all-time favourites is definitely Texas Hold´em.
In reality, Texas Hold’em is not your usual online casino game but rather a poker game. Therefore it is often played in separate poker rooms instead of the major casino floor. While it is still all about gambling and winning money, it differs from many other online casino games. In most of them, one is up against the house. However, with Texas Hold’em, one is playing against other players, while paying merely a small portion to the house.
Moreover, Texas Hold’em is a lot about strategy. For instance, if one player is holding a pair of sixes, yet, a king and a queen are still out on the board, it is pretty clear that somebody else will have a better pair than that player and it is not that difficult to guess the cards of the other players.
Of course, the disadvantage of Texas Hold’em is then that one has to be very focused and concentrated at all times during the game. Sticking to soft drinks and possibly some caffeine certainly helps. This is different in games like slots where one doesn’t have to think whatsoever. Even the pulling of a handle on the one-armed bandits has been nowadays replaces by simply pushing a button – and in some casinos, where it is enough to just sit and watch, not even that!
So, if you enjoy to be active and playing against and outwitting difficult opponents, Texas Hold’em may be just the game for you. The best, you don’t have to be in Las Vegas to play it but can do so online from the convenience of your home – even if, in terms of excitement, it isn’t quite the same.
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Whats up. Im Todd. I like my dog, boats, the open water, the American flag and guns. Some might describe me as a "basic bro", but I'm really just a down home country boy. And a country boy can survive! Im usually out on the water in my fishing boat or canoe with my dog drinking a beer. Stuff on here is stuff I like. Cheers.