Videos by HSM Outdoors in Alexandria. HookSet Media is your link to the Great Outdoors; with quality tips, current hunting / fishing reports and photos to enhance your outdoor experience.
Ali the Rescue Dog takes on Dog Agility
Kelli K Patrick/The Upland Huntress Ali is my 7-month-old Boxer Mix, I adopted Ali at 8 weeks of age from an Animal Shelter, with not knowing what either parent was, I wanted to make sure I started training right away, to make sure good behavior and manners were well developed. What I didn’t realize until about 14 weeks of age, was how smart this little girl was. By 4 months of age, Ali had over 15 commands down and already passed her AKC STAR Puppy Test. So, what is next for a puppy that is intelligent, full of energy and blazing fast?? I enrolled Ali in agility training, with not knowing anything about the agility dog sport, I began watching YouTube Videos, reading articles and blogs to receive more information on this new sport, I also been asking Ali and I’s training coach Debby Morris, owner of Paws Unlimited Dog Training, in Grand Rapids Minnesota about Competition Dog Agility. When Debby said, she was doing a dog agility class, I got Ali signed up! To get our feet wet before class, I went to Home Depot and purchased wooden stakes to pound into the ground to see how Ali would do with weaving within them. I started with only 3 stakes, so I wouldn’t set her up for failure, after 20 minutes of working with Ali she had those down within 1 night. A few nights later we are now up to 5 stakes, and have our first agility class under our belt, which she did amazing. Ali & I will be posting more of her agility training, as she starts to prepare for going after Agility Titles. We both hope you enjoy her weave pole adventures video!
The beginnings of learning the recall command (the "come" command)
The beginnings of learning the recall command (the "come" command) Kelli K Patrick The Upland Huntress Start with very short distances between you and your pup and widen the gap as they successfully concur the short gaps. Don't set up your dog for failure, keep it positive and fun!! | HSM Outdoors | #rufftoughkennels | #theuplandhuntress | #dogtraining | #huntingdog | #retriever | #puppy | #pointingdog | #basicobedience |
Northland Tackle Giveaway!!! Share this post, like HSM Outdoors if you havent already and post your pics below! Most likes by Sunday at 7pm will win a sweet prize pack! Don't forget the two key themes of this giveaway, Patriotic and Northland Tackle! Have a great 4th of July! Northland Fishing Tackle
FilletMaker undoubtedly creates one of the most versatile and unique fillet boards on the market today! This past weekend we handed one to a northern MN angler to try out with his mess of crappies. After finishing up and rinsing off the board he stated "Forget the newspaper from here on out, FilletMaker is where it's at". Check them out on Facebook or on their website at www.filletmaker.com!
Win a Clam Vista Thermal pop-up shelter!
Fish House Giveaway!!! We can’t think of a better date night than being able to spend time in the outdoors with our loved ones. It doesn’t matter if the fish are biting or the deer are moving, it’s about making memories that last a lifetime. We want to know how YOU enjoy spending time in the outdoors with your significant other. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, or simply watching the sunset over the lake. Here’s how to enter: 1.) Post a photo in the comments section below, along with a brief description, showing how you like to spend time in the outdoors with your significant other. 2.) Then you will have one week (until January 20th) to get the most votes on your image. Votes will be calculated by the number of ‘likes’ you have received on your photo. > The picture with the most ‘likes’ by the deadline will receive a new Vista Thermal ice shelter from Clam Outdoors. Don’t worry, there’s a few smaller consolation prizes if you miss out on the top honors. We do not have control over who wins; it is completely up to you. You will be responsible for recruiting the most "likes" to your photo. While any photo will work, a unique one will certainly help to gain its popularity. Good luck to everyone that participates!
No Ice is Safe Ice Fishing on 4-5 inches of ice today and nature decided to give us a warning shot. A 1 mile long, 8+ inch wide crack opened up right through the hole I was fishing.... Leaving one knee on each side. I had to temporarily leave my Vexilar and gear behind to stay dry. Be safe out there. -Andy Walsh
Loop Knot & Palomar Knot Tying
This past weekend at Lake Osakis we took a small break from fishing so HSM Pro Staff Travis Sorokie could demonstrate a couple of his favorite fishing knots. More detailed information will be posted in the next couple days showing you, our fans, how to tie these knots step by step. Be sure to watch in HD!
A few of the staff at HSM Outdoors have been trying out the Boat2Trailer boat launch system. This product allows a single individual to load and unload their watercraft with ease. Check out this one minute clip, highlighting the installation and use of the #Boat2Trailer boat launch system. Click the HD button to view in High Definition.
HSM Outdoors - Fishing the Upper Mississippi River
Dates: May 23rd - 24th, 2015 Weather: Mostly sunny, slightly overcast and limited showers Target Species: Smallmouth Bass & Walleye Outside Temp: 55 - 70° Water Temp: 60 - 62.5° Method of fishing: Rebel Topwater for smallmouth Method of fishing: Vertical jigging with shiner minnow I was invited to fish and camp on the Upper Mississippi River this weekend with a good friend, Matt Burch, and his family. With the truck loaded, we headed north from the Twin Cities for a weekend in paradise. The weather was perfect, the bite was hot, and there were no complaints the entire weekend. The video you will find in this post is a highlight reel of the weekends fishing, be sure to check it out! We hope you enjoy! -Nick Cox
HSM Outdoors - Leech Lake, Minnesota (May 16,2015)
Take a peek at the highlight video put together by #HSMOutdoors ProStaff Nick Cox. This was the tenth year Nick and his group of family and friends all got together to fish Leech Lake. The bite was hot with Northland Fishing Tackle Fire-Ball Jigs being the go to with a Shiner or Rainbow Chub. Most of the #Walleyes were caught on the edge of a popular flat in 10 FOW (feet of water). Watch this video, and see if you can guess the flat where most of this success took place. As always, thanks for checking in with HSMOutdoors!
For All The Non-Believers: 121 mini-crappies later and this 36" northern was still on the prowl. Special thanks to Brian Blaisdell for providing us with the video evidence ;)
HSM's John Marksman of Marksman Guide Service & Guide Jimmy Bay share some great info on tackle tips to help insure your trip is a success on the Chequamegon Bay. Clam Outdoors Northland Fishing Tackle