Peter Fiduccia, aka the Deer Doctor, is truly an expert in the field when it comes to hunting. In his first blog with Filson Life, Peter explains a vital aspect to having a successful hunt and how he stays warm in the field, and his eyes on the prize, even in the most extreme conditions.The most important elements to a successful hunt include accurate shooting skills, cutting edge tactics, and maximizing time afield. Without the complete combination of these basic strategies, hunting success declines considerably. For example, on a recent hunt in Newfoundland my guide and I were forced to sit for hours at the edge of a bog in a small group of Tuckamore trees waiting for a bull moose to get u...Read More
Brian is a native of Michigan and has lived in Kentucky for over 16 years. He is an avid hunter, angler, and shooter. He has recently become quite the outdoor blogger and has inspired us to get out, explore and learn something new every day. Today he helps us capture our proudest moments out on the hunt through the lens.Part of enjoying the outdoors is taking photos to preserve our memories and share them with others. As hunters and anglers, we like to take photos of our game and fish. Here are some simple tips to help you get the most out of your "trophy" pictures. 1. Fill The FrameIt's important to fill the frame with the subject. Get in close and eliminate distracting objects and backgrou...Read More
Filson Fan, Ben Pentecost, shares a neat picture with us of his most recent sheep hunting trip. Check out those Filson gloves he used to stay warm!
For over 2 decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of dog owners how to train bird dogs. He believes that no dog is too old to become a good hunter and that no dog is too young to learn correct habits. George knows everything from A-Z when it comes to bird dogs and with a new season on the horizon, George’s guide to a bird dog’s safety is the latest addition to Filson Life.Heat is a big deal when it comes to a dog’s safety. When it comes to heat preventative medicine is the best approach. Keep the dog’s body temperature low and do not let the dog over heat. Do not feed the working dog in the morning. Feeding in the morning raises the dog’s temperature. Also it requires water to dige...Read More
As outdoorsmen and fisherman, Filson is proud to support the Save Bristol Bay road show. We’re thrilled that they began their tour right here in our home city. If you couldn't make it to the event, the organization has provided us with a informative recap of the event.The Save Bristol Bay Road Show had an auspicious start in Seattle Monday night at the Leif Erikson hall in Ballard. Nearly 300 Washington residents including fishermen, Alaska Natives, and sportsmen turned out to watch the award-winning film Red Gold and get engaged in the campaign to stop Pebble mine.Most of the people in the crowd signed thank you letters to Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray for their support of the fi...Read More
Judith O’Keefe started off her fall with a fishing trip in Southeast Oregon. Her passion for fishing has developed over the years. Here she tells us about when she escaped to find a little fishing hole to call her own.When I hear the phrase, wide-open spaces, I think of southeast Oregon. I’ve had an on going love affair with the region for quite some time. The land is truly Big Sky Country with the majestic Steens Mountain, abundant wildlife, and a healthy watershed, which is one of the reasons why it is a major fly-way for many migratory bird species . . . and there are few people. In fact, Harney county boasts of having just one person for every square mile of ground. Did I mention tha...Read More
Joseph Wallace has been adding Filson gear to his closet for 15 years now. With winter around the corner, he is getting his Filson wool ready for the cold months in Michigan.I bought the Filson Wool Packer hat about 15 years ago. It served me very well in late fall to late spring sleet, snow, and cold rain. I bought the vest shortly after and have had many years of comfortable hunting and ice fishing with that warm Mackinaw vest on. Last December my wife bought me a Double Mackinaw Cruiser coat. THAT put a whole new spin on winter comfort. Snow blowing, ice fishing on Lake Superior, and various other winter activities are far from painfull now. I spent 24 hours out in the sleet and snow last...Read More