White Buffalo Outdoors Quick Tips

How to Stain Bleached Deer Antlers for Free!

Bleached deer antlers can be a challenging and expensive task for deer hunters to undertake.  The major problem that makes this so expensive is the amount of money deer hunters spend on the various stains to get the natural color they are looking for.

There is no need to buy stain or even leave your house to bleach your deer antlers!  Simply, wet some used coffee grounds and rub vigorously onto the antlers with an old sock.  Continue to reapply until you feel you have the right color!

Lou Neve, 50-year veteran of the outdoors stained the antlers in this post with coffee grounds and an old sock.

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Justin J. Lind

September 2019
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Waterproof hunting and fishing licenses

How to Waterproof Your Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Waterproof cigarette cases have kept smokers satisfied in the wettest conditions mother nature creates.

Waterproof cigarette cases only cost $3 and guarantee to keep your hunting and fishing licenses dry. The cases come with a comfortable neck lanyard, allowing you to wear it between your clothing layers. With many outdoorsmen having several licenses and tags, there is plenty of room in these cases to keep them altogether and dry.

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Justin J. Lind

September 2019
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Iowa Hunting and Fishing Licenses

How to Not Ruin Your Iowa Hunting and Fishing Licenses

What makes fishermen and hunters alike? They want to waterproof everything including those small paper licenses! Unfortunately, Iowans cannot use a laminator to waterproof their hunting and fishing licenses because of the thermal paper used. Thermal paper uses heat to create text and images, NOT ink. If you put the licenses through a laminator, your front row seat ticket to the outdoors will turn black instantly.

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Justin J. Lind

September 2019
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How to Launch Your Boat at the Boat Ramp

Take off Your Seatbelt and Roll Down Your Windows

Only when you are launching your boat!

These 2 simple steps that take 5 seconds can save your life if your vehicle becomes submerged in water. When a vehicle becomes submerged, electronics stop working including windows. By having the windows down and the seatbelt off, you have set yourself up for a quick and easy escape.

It only takes seconds for a vehicle to sink in water and less time for you to prepare for it.

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Justin J. Lind

September 2019
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How to Properly Clean Your Gun Barrel

How to Properly Clean Your Gun Barrel

Outdoorsmen are busy people and do not always have time to clean their guns. If they do find time after an exhausting hunt, some will shove their cleaning rod down into the barrel with the barrel attached to the rest of the gun.

This technique is not recommended. Here are 3 reasons why.

1. You Push the Problem Somewhere Else

Forcing the cleaning rod down the barrel with the barrel attached tightly packs gun powder and other residues into mechanisms that are necessary to keep your gun functioning properly.

2. It is Unsafe

Building up gun powder and residue overtime can set your bullet off inside the gun. When this happens, shrapnel can blow back in your face and eyes.

3. The Barrel Is not Truly Clean

Forcing the cleaning rod in the opposite direction of the bullets trajectory does not clean the barrel thoroughly.

If you want a clean and safe gun barrel, simply detach the barrel from the gun and push the cleaning rod in the direction the bullet travels. Once the cleaning patches and/or brush pass entirely through the barrel, remove them and reattach to the cleaning rod. DO NOT push the cleaning rod through the barrel and pull back towards you. Repeat this process until you feel the barrel is clean.

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Justin J. Lind

September 2019
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Camouflage to Wear in a Ground Blind

What Camouflage to Wear in a Ground Blind

The best camouflage to wear in a ground blind is no camouflage at all! Feel free to wear your most comfortable pair of jeans and a black coat or sweatshirt. If you really want to blend in, get a black mask to cover your face and head.

Wearing black allows you to blend in with the low light in the blind which lessens your silhouette. Another great tip for ground blind hunters is to close the back window. Closing the window does not allow light to pass through the blind, concealing your silhouette even more.

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August 2019
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White Buffalo Outdoors Quick Tips

How to Keep Your Camo from Fading

Hunting camo is expensive and can fade when not washed correctly.  To keep your camo from fading, simply turn your camo clothing inside out before you throw it into the washing machine.  Set the wash machine to a cold delicate setting and use baking soda as a detergent.  After washing, do not dry your camo in the dryer, instead hang your clothes to dry, out of the sunlight.  The dryer and sun can breakdown the fibers in your clothing, causing unnecessary fade and wear to your camo.

Another tip: when hanging your clothes, use a wooden or felt hanger that will hold the shape of your clothes without stretching the material.  This is especially important when drying clothes because the added weight of water can cause additional stretching.

Justin J. Lind

August 2019
White Buffalo Outdoors

Releasing flathead catfish

How to Light Fishing Pole for Night Fishing

Do you go night fishing and surround yourself with lights just to see the tip of your fishing rod? If you do, you have witnessed first-hand armies of bugs marching out of the woods ready to bombard your face, food, and drinks!

Get rid of the bugs, cords, and your assortment of expensive lights by using $1.00 glow sticks. Simply shake the 8″ glow sticks until they light up and tape them tightly against the tip of your fishing rod with scotch tape. Now, sit back, turn the lights off, and enjoy your bug free night!

Don’t forget to check out our article on How to Flathead Fish: The Basics to get you out there catching those river monsters!

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August 2019
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Using Glow Sticks for Night Fishing
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