The Rod and Rifle Rag is an hunting and fishing record keeping system developed by Davis J Hennes, LLC. Our products help encourage the preservation of outdoor traditions, like hunting and fishing. They make it easy to become a better hunter or fisher and pass that heritage down.
Since the company's founding in 1964, Canadian Waters, Inc. has ushered countless visitors into its over 2 million-acre backyard: the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area. For hundreds of years, this ancient network of woods and winding lakes and streams has been used for transportation, fishing, and camping. As an outfitter, Canadian Waters, Inc. helps customers tap into that history. The company organizes multiple- and single-day canoe trips, each of which begins with a briefing. Before anyone sets out, waterproof maps are marked with useful information, ranging from suggested campsites and fishing areas to locations of American Indian pictographs and the place where all socks go when they disappear.
The staff also prepares adventurers to tackle the wilderness for any length of time with customized gear packages. They may include canoes by Mad River, Bell, and Wenonah, as well as freestanding lightweight tents and waterproof personal packs stuffed with freeze-dried foods. The company also rents out satellite phones on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis so that travelers are never too disconnected while they escape from the daily grind.
Art Materials enables all levels of creative expression with artisanal supplies such as paints, brushes, and canvases. The Cotman watercolor compact set ($34.99) equips professional finger painters with a diverse color spectrum that houses shades such as burnt sienna and purple lake, perfect for filling the blank pages of the Strathmore Windpower watercolor paper pad ($33.79). Artists can also perfect their renditions of manga characters with the Derwent Master Steampunk set ($47.59). With writing utensils oft replacing swords in battle, customers can march to war with assortments of pencils, such as the Faber-Castell 9000 design-pencil set ($19.20), and brushes, including the Heritage Perfectly Imperfect brush pack ($15.75).
Gander Mountain Academy updates its lessons in gun safety, handling, and marksmanship with virtual shooting technology that was once only available to military and law-enforcement agencies. The ladies-only basic fundamentals class gives women a foundation in the mechanics of handguns and how to use them safely. Students start by winnowing down the right type of gun for their needs, be they self-defense, hunting, or reclaiming the garage from infestations of gremlins. Next, instructors with callused trigger fingers explain the safety rules of handguns, compare ammunition options, and demonstrate proper grip, stance, and trigger control.
McQuoid?s Inn is, as its motto says, a ?place for all seasons.? Cabins and condos?some of which can accommodate up to 12 guests?are equipped with outdoor fire pits for the warmer months and indoor fireplaces for the cold ones. As for the Inn's activities, there are adventures year-round. ice fishing fills days throughout the wintry months, with expert guides on hand to take visitors to the best spots. Summers see bait-toting visitors fishing on the lake, either with the help of an individual guide or aboard the Big Mac, the Inn's new launch boat. Up to 30 guests can climb aboard the Big Mac, grab one of the provided St. Croix rods, and then completely ignore the fish in favor of using the on-board grill and stereo instead. Depending on the season, canoe and snowmobile rentals are also available.
John and Lynn O'Kane have been dedicated to outfitting explorers for treks for more than 32 years, guided by a wealth of experience and membership in the Professional Paddlesports Association. They offer a variety of services to arm adventurers for canoeing, camping, and other outdoor escapades with complete packages stocked with all the necessary goods, from ultralight aluminum canoes to live bait for fishing. To help visitors make the most of their forays into the wilderness, they offer customized route planning service and select routes most suited to travelers? desires, experience levels, and abilities to follow bread-crumb trails. Back at base, there's a bunkhouse available for rent (upon availability) where campers can enjoy time in Ely before or after they set out on their treks.