Why buying American made matters

Did you know that only 2% of clothing that is sold in the United States is actually made here? Buying American might be something that is overlooked.  As a society we always want to save a penny and buy the cheapest product.  I totally get it.  As a small business owner, I also look for the cheapest options for many things to run my business.  But I have decided that one thing that I will not go cheaper on is American made clothing.  I have worked my tail off designing clothing for my business, Busted Arrow.  The frugal side of...

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Elk Reintroduction in Wisconsin; Wild Turkey over 40 years ago

I have been hearing this argument about the elk reintroduction.  Not really so much an argument as straight out "It will never work."  I may be optimistic and hopeful, but I would love for this to work.  To all of the negative-nancies saying it won't work, I want to bring something to your attention:   There was once a time in Wisconsin that we did not have wild turkey.  They say the last one was killed in 1881.  So, they may have been as rare as seeing bigfoot.  (I am a little sarcastic)  So finally in 1974, Wisconsin set up...

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Elk Reintroduction in Wisconsin

  Wisconsin girl here, and I have been keeping track of the elk herd in Wisconsin.  Elk are native to Wisconsin, it is just that during the 1800's they were almost wiped out.  In 1948, the last elk was killed.  Fast forward to 1995, 25 elk from Michigan were introduced to Northern Wisconsin (Clam Lake herd) to study how well they were able to survive.  They have been doing great, with the herd growing very steadily for the last 20 years.  There are about 160 in the herd today. Fast forward again to 2015 when Wisconsin has decided to put forth...

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6 Archery Tips

archery tips

No matter if you are hunting or shooting your bow for fun, here are a few tips to help make your life easier when shooting a bow and arrow.  Ever walk into an archery range and feel just a little intimidated?  Remember these few simple tips to help to improve your confidence and make you feel like a pro.  Or at least you look like one. :)  Anchor Points.  Consciously think about your anchor points. You must consistantly rest your bow in the same position, each and every time you draw back.  One easy way to do this is to...

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Basics to finding a bow that fits YOU!

It happens to us women time and time again.  Someone close to us hands us their old bow.  At first we think "Yes, free bow!"  It is great and it is so thoughtful.  But is it a good fit?  A lot of times they don't fit us like they should.  Men in general have longer draw lengths and many can pull more than us women.  We take their hand-me-down bow, try to pull it back and can't, or we do shoot it and it just isn't comfortable.  Or the bow is improvised to "make" it work.  The end result is...

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