Friday, February 22, 2013

DIY iphone 5 Scope

I worked with a friend to make this low cost iphone 5 scope for a wounded warrior who is blind.  His hunting partner can see through his scope and give him directions and when to safely shoot.
It attaches to a scope using a simple hose clamp.  We have about $8.00 invested...
What I discovered while testing it on Sunday was, I like it too!  This could be used for hunters with mobility issues as well as visually impaired hunters.  What are your thoughts?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WDFW Commission Seeks Candidates for Disabilities Advisory Committee

WDFW Commission Seeks Candidates for Disabilities Advisory Committee : The Outdoor Wire

I wish every state would have a Disabilities Advisory Committee but I would call it "The Accessibility Committee"  and focus on what people can do and not put the emphasis on disability....

With the right laws, access and adapted equipment more people could enjoy the great outdoors.  This could drive increased license sales and retail sales too.  God knows I spend a small fortune, lol.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

14 years

Today it’s been 14 years living my life with a spinal cord injury. Family and friends make life worth living not just existing.  Life has been reinvented, changed, relocated and put back together with wire, screws and sometimes duct tape.  14 years is a bonus...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Muzzy Introduces The Trocar : The Outdoor Wire

Muzzy Introduces The Trocar : The Outdoor Wire  I may have to give these Muzzy broadheads a try.  I have been using Rage 100 grain heads for the last several years but I like the Muzzy heads a lot.

What broadhead do you shoot in your crossbow?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Here is Your Sign

The van is finally clean and the sign is on.... come on turkey season 2013 !  I can't wait for thunder chickens.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MN DNR EagleCam

DNR EagleCam  This is really cool !  live video of a MN Twin Cities eagle nest. Three eggs were laid in the nest sometime around Jan. 1, 2013. Eggs are incubated about 35 days, and young eagles leave the nest about eight to 14 weeks after hatching, although young birds often stay around and continue to be cared for by their parents another six weeks. This pair of eagles has nested in the same area since about 2010, fledging at least one chick in that time.

Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle has made a powerful comeback since the pesticide DDT was banned in the early 1970s. Minnesota has more Bald Eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states. This eagle camera is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Mallory suffers from Rasmussen's Encephalitis and has undergone life-saving operations. Rasmussen’s encephalitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory disease that usually affects only one hemisphere of the brain. It occurs in children under the age of 10 (and more rarely in adolescents and adults), and is characterized by frequent and severe seizures, loss of motor skills and speech, paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis), inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), and mental deterioration.

Most individuals with Rasmussen’s encephalitis will experience frequent seizures and brain damage over the course of the first 8 to 12 months, and then enter a phase of permanent, but stable, neurological deficits. Scientists currently think that Rasmussen’s encephalitis is an autoimmune disease in which immune system cells enter the brain and cause inflammation and damage.


Mallory Mashburn contracted Rasmussen's Encephalitis at the age of 5 and began having seizures. In a short amount of time, the number of seizures that Mallory was suffering from ranged from 75 to 200 seizures a day. Mallory’s mom and dad, Gene and Tiffany were forced to make the very painful decision to try a possible life saving surgery, in which the right side of her brain was removed & which would leave their young daughter suffering the same effects as that of a stroke patient.

After Mallory’s surgery and months of extensive inpatient therapy to help her learn to speak and walk again, she is finally seizure free but Mallory will require therapy and assistive devices for the rest of her life. Mallory has not let the physical challenges she deals with on a daily basis stop her from participating in her love of hunting. In 2012 Mallory began a quest to be the first physically challenged youth to score a turkey grand slam.

She traveled with the WWWO crew to Tampa, Fl. March 22, 2012 to begin the first leg of her journey and killed her Oseola. In April WWWO flew her to Nebraska to hunt for the Rio and Merrium species which she completed in one weekend!

Mallory returned home to Mississipi and in May traveled to Tennessee where she finished with a bang on a great Eastern and therefore making her dream to become indeed a reality! Mallory continues to amaze and inspire us on a regular basis and we are proud to have her as part of the Woods, Wheels & Water Outdoors family.

We hope that her story of overcoming physical challenges will inspire others who are facing their own challenges to dare to DREAM BIG and go out and make their dreams come true! Thanks for sharing Greg! God bless you!

Lisa Crawford, WWWO Secretary/BOD

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Pa. students building Game Commission bear trap

Observer-Reporter | Pa. students building Game Commission bear trap

I would like to see more students getting involved in outdoor projects.  High school shop classes could make a great impact on Pa outdoors and parks and recreation in general.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tree Rider

Check out this great local company !  If you have trouble climbing a tree, this is the tree stand for you.  I wish they had a power wheelchair model !  Tree Rider