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Ruttin’ Review: The Silent Retriever

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

The Silent Retriever… What a good concept. I don’t know how many times I have been up in my tree stand and well, you all know what happens next. There goes your warm gloves, your quiver, or even your bow. Now its prime time hunting and something you need is now on the ground. I’m pretty sure most of you have had this happen more than once, I’m here to tell you there is now a solution to this problem. It’s called The Silent Retriever. This new product looks kinda like a fishing lure with a 25 ft multi purpose cord. The way it works is you lower it down quickly and quietly and it hooks to your item to pull it up. When I received The Silent Retriever I could not wait to give it a try. I went out back and placed a few items on the ground. A bow, Pair of gloves, hat, arrow, and binoculars. I hooked the retriever to the multipurpose rope and dropped it down. Quickly I brought up all the items and it only took 30 seconds. I was pleased at how quickly and efficiently it picked everything up. I highly recommend this product to everyone’s backpacks this upcoming season. I haven’t got a chance to try it out but I was thinking if i was ever lost and needed to catch fish this also might be a good item for other survival situations. I know that’s off topic but was just a thought. Go to http://www.thesilentretriever.com to check it out and pick one up for your upcoming season. You won’t be disappointed.
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New Webisode From Team Dirt Outdoors

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

Check out our newest Webisode from Team Dirt Outdoors.  Check out www.teamdirtoutdoors.com for more Webisodes, Tips, Product Reviews and more.  Thanks for watching, Make sure you subscribe to the blog if you like, post comments, we love to here from you all.

Hunting hard or Hardly hunting?

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

So as I sit here reminiscing on my 2010 hunting season I’ve realized its been really hard hunting this season.  The weather has not cooperated at all, its been windy, rainy, snowy, and cold.  I’m not just talking 15-20 mph winds but I’ve been out in 65 mph winds.  Crazy,  right?  Well, when you only have x amount of days a year to hunt,  time in the woods is at a premium.  You have to subtract work, family time, and don’t forget the honey do’s.  I remember one weekend while we were up at our cabin, we had just came in from the morning hunt and after breakfast I had turned on some hunting shows.  After watching show after show I realized there was a common pattern.  They kept mentioning how hard they had been hunting that week, as I though about that for a minute it kinda got under my skin a bit.  Hunting hard!!!  They are on a ranch where they specifically grow monster bucks, they have a guide tell them where the best spots are or at least have trail cam pictures of where to hunt.  Now I totally respect that they have to run from place to place, hunt to hunt, to get enough film for the tv show.  Matter a fact I love watching the shows, but If I hunted the same ranch for the same period of time pretty sure I would come out of there with a buck of my lifetime too.   I was thinking, imagine that!!   how it would be fun to have one of the TV show crews come to my home state of Michigan, give them the topo maps of the local state game area, and let them hunt in the rain, snow, sleet, wind, you know unexpected weather and see if they could pull a good buck from there in the same 7 day period.  You know hunt hard, no guide, no fence, no 40 acre food plots, you get the picture right?  Now I don’t doubt some of their hunting skills, and im pretty sure there are a few of them that would produce, but if I were a betting man my money would be on the deer!!!   I’m not saying they don’t work hard at all, im just saying they usually are given the best possible opportunity to get that big buck.  Remember, when you hit your favorite woods to hunt hard, you know where the big deer are, most people just don’t want to go there.  Hunt hard!!!! or are you hardly hunting?

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Imported Sugar Beets In Michigan!!! REALLY?????

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

OK   REALLY???? This past weekend I was back at it, deer hunting on our property in Manistee, MI.  After hunting the first day we decide to run to town and pick up a few bags of sugar beets to put out for the deer.  We pull in to the local trading post and see lots of sugar beets piled up by the gas pump, the front door, out by the road.  The first thing that got our attention was the fact that up until this week of hunting the sugar beets were $5.99 a bag or 3-$15.  Look on the counter and lo and behold now they are 3 bags for $18.. Kinda like the gas price gouging I would say but whatever that’s another topic.  We buy the bags and throw them in the back of the truck.  I look on the bag and lo and behold it says Grown in USA… Grown in Mexico.  The grown in Mexico box was checked.  First thing that came to my mind was usually people use old onion bags to put beets in and that is what it was Mexico onion bags with sugar beets in them.  After further review, nope nice little Mexican looking fellow with the absolute fact that these are actually Mexico grown Beets.  OK just so people know, Sebewing Michigan is the sugar beet CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.  The CAPITAL OF THE WORLD… So why is it that we have Mexico grown sugar beets in Michigan at all.  I love the fact that we can keep other countries economies going but let our own Michigan growers suffer because of it.  I will never buy those beets again after noticing this and I guess if there are no beets except those the deer will get some sort of American carrots, apples, corn who knows. This is ridicules we need to stop the madness.   Please comment your thoughts, please subscribe to my blog, tell friends, and have a great day.

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Top Ten Archery Safety Rules!!!

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, g5 quiver, guns, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, Ruttin' Review, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized, vertigo with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

Top Ten Archery Safety rules. These are just some of the rules I could think of. There are many more you could add to this list but the point is to be smart, be responsible, and be home safe every time. Enjoy..

1. Never point a bow and arrow at another person.
2. Never shoot at an unidentified target.
3. Never shoot an arrow straight up into the air.
4. Never shoot arrows with broadheads into standard targets.
5. Check your equipment regularly for cracks and chips.
6. Never shoot damaged equipment.
7. Check your bowstring regularly, always keep your string waxed.
8. Never walk or run with uncovered broadheads.
9. Always use a broadhead wrench to loosen or tighten broadheads.
10. Never point your nocked arrow toward anything you’re not going to shoot at.

Game Time Recipes: BBQ Pinnapple Chicken

Posted in 6or7, antlers, archery, bear, deer, experience, fishing, fleece, g5, Hunting, outdoors, recipe, reviews, scent-lok, sheds, sportsman, team dirt, typical, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by THENONTYPICALSPORTSMAN

Well last night I was gonna cook some chicken.  After discussing a few options with my wife, we decided to make a BBQ pineapple Chicken with red skinned potatoes, squash, and onion foil packets.  After further review!!!! Delicious.  So here is what you need:

  1. 1 1/2 LBS of chicken breast
  2. Red Skin Potatoes
  3. Sweet Onion
  4. Squash(yellow and green)
  5. Butter
  6. BBQ Sauce
  7. pineapple
  8. Olive Oil
  9. Salt
  10. Pepper
  11. Emiril’s Essence
  12. 3 tbs of bourbon(Jim Beam)

First get your grill heated to a high heat.  While that is going, quarter your red potatoes, slice your squash and onion, and place on a large piece of foil.  Use a little olive oil to coat and a tablespoon of butter on top.  Season with salt, pepper, and the Emeril’s essence and close packet.  Poke a few small holes on top of the foil and place on grill.  Now grab your chicken breast and slice in half like filleting a fish to get 2 thinner breasts.  After all chicken is slices set aside.  The Sauce, take your favorite bbq sauce(I use Sweet Baby Rays) put a cup to 2 cups in a chopper or I use my wife’s smoothie machine. Now add about 1 to 1 1/2  half inch slices of pineapple to the sauce cut in large chunks.  Add a tsp salt, pepper, 3tbs of bourbon,  and Emiril’s to the sauce and chop or blend until pineapple is diced.  If you like chunks of pineapple in the sauce cut a few up and add afterwards.  Now that the sauce is done place the foil veggies on the top rack and lightly oil the chicken breasts.  Place on grill and lightly coat with the BBQ sauce plain only,  After cooking til done.  Place chicken in a broil pan and coat heavily with the pineapple BBQ sauce that you made.  Place under broiler until sauce gets thick, do not burn maybe 5 miniutes.  Now plate and serve.    You can also use this sauce on your favorite wild game like rabbit, oe grouse. Please subscribe to my blog if you like it, I appreciate everyone who reads..

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do, its delish.  Throw me a line and let me know what you think!!!!!!

D.I.R.T = Dinner Is Right There

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