New in equipment: WeatherFX stations
By The The Tribune-Review
Published: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007
If you're hunting, fishing or camping and want to know what's coming weather-wise, you can now do that in the field using Bushnell 's new WeatherFX stations. The stations -- the FX3, FX5 and FX7 -- provide current weather conditions and three-, five- and seven-day weather forecasts from AccuWeather. They're powered by two AA batteries. The FX3 features a 3-inch screen and sells for $99.99. The FX5 has a 4-inch screen, provides severe weather alerts, and has a color-changing backlight that indicates temperatures. Suggested retail price is $149.99. The FX7 has a 6-inch screen and adds high-pollen, high-UV index and low-air quality alerts to its menu of data. It retails for $199.99. For information: write Bushnell Corp., 9200 Cody, Overland Park, KS 66214-1734; call 1-800-423-3537.
Lure of the week
Company : Mepps
Lure type : Weedless spoon
Sizes and colors : Available in two sizes, a 1/4-ounce model with a size #2/0 hook, and a 1/2-ounce model with a size #4/0 hook, in four color combinations: silver/white, gold/pumpkin pepper, hot firetiger/chartreuse, and frog/watermelon.
Target species : Bass, northern pike, panfish and walleyes.
Technique : This spoon is designed to be weedless, so cast it directly into the thickest weeds, grass and lilly pads and then retrieve it.
Sugg. retail price : $3.89 to $4.19, depending on size.
Notable : To make the lure even more attractive to bigger fish, remove the Mister Twister split tail -- each lure body comes with three -- and add a 6-inch worm instead.
Tip of the week
You can successfully hunt rabbits, even without a dog, if you are willing to work with a partner. Post one hunter on stand at likely-looking spots, such as the intersection of two fence rows, where a thicket necks down into a tree line, or at any other type of brushy bottleneck. The other hunter then walks the cover toward his posted partner. Rabbits will often try to escape by running out ahead, offering opportunities for the hunter on stand to shoot. The hunter who is walking should be sure to jump on any brush piles he encounters, too, as rabbits often hide inside them.
Recipe of the week
Dutch oven squirrel
Dutch oven squirrel
• 4 to 6 dressed squirrels, cut in pieces
• 1/4 cup soy sauce
• 1/4 cup water
• 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 3 tablespoon lemon
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon sage
• one onion
• 2 to 3 stalks celery
• 6 to 7 small carrots
• 1 teaspoon sugar
Add all ingredients to a large pot or dutch oven. Cover it all with water and cook it on low heat for three hours. Remove squirrels. Blend the vegetables to thicken the gravy. Add squirrels and gravy back to the pot. Simmer for two to three minutes.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.