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DIY shooting box

Predicting bullet performance before the hunt

by Linda K. Miller & Keith A. Cunningham | October 11, 2019

Professionals use expensive gelatin blocks to demonstrate how bullets will perform on targets, ensuring that the round will have the energy, expansion, and penetration required for effective shots on game animals. But you can build a “poor man’s shooting box” to do the same tests using simple household materials for almost nothing.

DIY: Decoy hacks

by Scott McGuigan | August 22, 2019

These tips will lengthen the life of your decoys, add realism, and give you more bang for your buck, contributor Scott McGuigan wrote in the 2018-2019 Hunting Annual.

Bass Fishing Tips and Tricks | Outdoor Canada Fishing Magazine

Hollow body makeovers: catch more bass with these DIY modifications

by Luigi De Rose | June 20, 2019

Having a big bucketmouth explode on a hollow body topwater frog in thick cover is something every bass nerd lives for. And over the last decade, the frog bait market has expanded into what seems like almost endless choice.

bear hide tanning

Bear hide tanning in 5 easy steps

by April Scott-Clarke | June 7, 2019

Just as the proverbial saying goes “there are more ways than one to skin a cat,” so are there different ways to tan a bear hide. Here’s one way to do it.

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Dip it good

by Tamas Pal | February 13, 2019

This do-it-yourself project gives you the hydrographics used by gun manufacturers (and many others) to achieve that awesome camo look. So dip it good.

Moose decoy

DIY moose decoy

by Editorial Staff | October 5, 2018

This great DIY project was submitted by one of our readers, Grant Morgan from Stayner. The decoy fits in a large freezer bag and weighs just a couple of pounds.

Trout Fishing Magazine | Trout Fishing Tips, Lures and Rigs

DIY fishing hack: build a float

by Luigi De Rose | May 22, 2018

Making your own floats is a great DIY project that will provide you with customized floats you won’t find at your local tackle shop. Check out these step-by-step instructions and how-to video!

DIY cured eggs

DIY trout fishing hack: cured eggs

by Luigi De Rose | April 17, 2018

Making your own gear has it rewards, especially when a fresh chrome trout yanks it down. Check out these step-by-step instructions for DIY cured eggs that will be sure to put a trout on your line.

DIY Turkey Decoy

DIY turkey decoy – Strut your stuff

by Scott McGuigan | April 6, 2018

Decoy realism counts in turkey hunting, but I’m not yet ready to spend several hundred dollars on an ultra-realistic model. Instead, I make use of the spoils of a previous hunt… Using this process, your decoy will be almost indistinguishable from the real thing, and moreover, it will appear to be in strut.