Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Recovering After the Storm

Hurricane Sandy has left a path of destruction in its wake, from the Carolina's to Maine, to the Great Lakes and places in between. To date they say 22 states have been affected by this devastating storm.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people affected by the storm.

 To our friends, customers, and vendors we are thinking about you and praying for your recovery. 

American Red Cross

As always, if you would like to help those in need, there are many places to donate money and goods. 

Have a good day. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Events at Wisconsin State Parks

I don't know about you but my grand kids love Halloween, the pumpkin carving, the hay rides, bobbing for apples and of course the candy! Who doesn't like free candy?
Image Here at Country Living Magazine
In Wisconsin we are very lucky because not only do we have beautiful parks and campgrounds to hunt but they also have great activities the whole family can be involved in. Here are a few great activities for you to take your kids to this weekend to enjoy Fall and of course Halloween!
Image Martha Stewart

Why not take your kids or grand kids out this weekend to walk to trails and enjoy all of these activities The information below is from the Wisconsin DNR Web Page please visit there for more details!
Halloween comes to life at Heritage Hill State Park in Green Bay from 5-8 p.m. on the Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. Little ghosts and goblins can experience safe trick or treating at the many historical buildings throughout the park where they will be greeted by people in period dress. There is also a costume contest, Halloween craft, scary storytelling, s 'more making around the campfire, a shadow play and Mad Scientist Laboratory. New this year is one of the area's largest corn mazes, more children's activities and the Headless Horseman. Heritage Hill is managed by the Heritage Hill Foundation and different admission fees apply. For more information, please see the Heritage Hill website.
Other events at state parks are free (with the exception of hay rides), but all vehicles entering parks are required to have a current Wisconsin State Parks admission sticker.

Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Governor Nelson State Park, Waunakee, 608-831-3005 - Halloween Hike and Bonfire. As we approach the end of autumn, come and celebrate Halloween with an evening hike on the Woodland Trail (1.2 miles) lit with glowing luminaries. Enjoy hot cocoa and other treats alongside a bonfire at the beach shelter. Come dressed up in costume or regular attire. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Event is 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, 715-274-5123 - Candlelight Hike. Come see the park at night and walk a one-mile forested trail lit by candles. A bonfire will be going at the beginning of trail for visitors to warm up and roast s’mores. Chili and other refreshments will also be available. Hike is dependent on fire conditions; visitors can call the park office at 715-274-5123 for event status. 6:30-9 p.m.
  • High Cliff State Park, Sherwood, 920-989-1106 - Great Pumpkin Event and Candlelight Hike. The last smells of autumn will be in the air as winter fast approaches. Events are planned throughout the afternoon and evening. Walk a torch-lit trail on your own, or join the park naturalist for a guided hike! Kid's Pumpkin Carving Contest at 3 p.m., Free Wagon Rides 3-5:45 p.m., Kids' Costume Contest at 5:15 p.m., Torch-lit trail 6-8 p.m., and Walk with the Park Naturalist 6:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa and other concessions offered by the Friends of High Cliff. A blazing warm fire in the beautiful pavilion will top off a great night with friends or family. Watch for opportunities to "give back" to the community through a charity drive, and sign up for future volunteer opportunities to support the park. Supported by the Friends and the Sherwood Lions. 3-8 p.m.
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sheboygan, 920-451-4080 - Campground Halloween Event. Come to view the Halloween lights and d├ęcor and bring the children for trick-or-treating. Electrical loop of campground closed to vehicular traffic for the event. Event is in the northern loop of campground. 5-8 p.m.
  • Mirror Lake State Park, Lake Delton, 608-254-2333 - Halloween Mystery Candlelight Hike. Join park staff and the Friends of Mirror Lake for a fun, family evening at Mirror Lake. There will be an easy 1-mile trail lit with clue stations along to way to help discover the Mystery Guest. When you are not out on the trail, enjoy stories and songs around the bonfires. The Friends will have food and beverages for sale as a fundraiser. Meet at the beach picnic area. 6-8 p.m.

I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends this weekend. Let me know if you get out there and take advantage of these great activities!

As always, if you need any Stallion Leather products, like a flashlight and holder to scare off the goblins that please call us at 414-764-7126 or visit our web page HERE.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Musings: Iver Johnson Ad

Hello! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend! Did you get a chance to try any of the duck recipes that I suggested last week? Or do you have a favorite that you want to share?

I enjoyed my weekend, I worked a bit. I like to come in to work on prototypes on the weekend when I am not answering the phone and getting distracted. 

Speaking of distractions, this vintage ad came to me in an email. What do you think? I do not know about you but I cannot believe that someone ever thought this was a great advertisement. And I am absolutely sure that if this was published today the social media outrage alone would have sever consequences for this company.

 Iver Johnson has an interesting history, the original company started in 1871-1993 and was a firearm, bicycle and motorcycle manufacturing plant. Eventually they stopped manufacturing everything but firearms and were purchased and moved several times. Today, there is a new Iver Johnson, Inc and they are manufacturing guns again, 1911, pump shotguns and magazines. 

I hope you have a great week!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Duck Recipes

OK, you have been out hunting ducks this past week and have been incredibly successful. Now what?

Crispy Duck from Nigella Lawson

Of course you could always make seared duck breasts and those are good. 
Duck Meatballs from Martha Stewart

But what if you want something different? 

Duck Legs with Peaches from Jamie Oliver

I have found several recipes that run the gamut of duck meatballs to duck prosciutto. 

What do you think?

Warm Duck Salad from Ina Garden The Barefoot Contessa

Do you see anything here that you would make?
I think I could see myself sitting down with the sandwich and perhaps a bowl of that duck noodle soup!

If you have a recipe or two that is something you make often let me know! I would love to post it here!

In the meantime, be safe as you hunt and enjoy the the 2012 Duck Season!

As always if you need Stallion Leather nylon or leather duty gear, police gear, parade grear or gear for you hunt give us a call at 414-764-7126.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Shot Gun Shell Wreath

Hey guys!

I hope you had a great weekend! Did you bag any birds? Was it a successful hunt?

Out West Marketing

I was thinking today that as many of us are successful when we are out hunting, and seem to go on the hunt with a bunch of guys that perhaps we should gather up all of our shells and present them to our wife with the perfect gift.

What do you think about these?

All Images from Out West Marketing

I think these are some interesting Christmas decorations. Perhaps they would be good for a little Christmas cheer at the hunt camp?

I hope you have a great day!

If you need some last minute gear for your hunting trip contact me, Gary at 414-764-7126 or www.stallionleather.com

We have everything you need for a successful hunting trip!

Be safe and enjoy your hunting trips.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Duck Hunting Season in Wisconsin 2012

Duck Hunting in Wisconsin Opened on September 29 and runs through October then is closed for 5 days and will open again Oct 13 through December 2.

According to the Wisconsin DNR if the wet weather continues than this should be a good season for waterfowl.

There are limits for hunting ducks:

"The daily bag limit for the full 60 days is six ducks, not to include more than four mallards of which only one may be a hen, three wood ducks, one black duck, two redheads, four scaup, two pintail, and one canvasback. In addition, the bag limit includes five mergansers to include not more than two hooded mergansers. Coot daily bag is 15." (Info Here)

Will you be out hunting for waterfowl? I have been a few times and I have to be honest it is not my favorite sport. Perhaps because I do not have a retriever dog.If you do take your dog hunting there are so great tips on Waterfowl 360. 

I do love to hear from other hunters about what they bag and how they prepare their birds.

If you are looking for any leather or nylon gear for your hunt please visit our web site at www.stallionleather.com or call me, Gary at 414-764-7126. Stallion Leather is 100% American Made and is happy to help with your leather and nylon gear needs!

Monday, October 1, 2012

American Sacrifice Tops 2000

Saturday marked the 2000 death of an American Soldier since the war in Afghanistan started and this morning another three soldiers lost their lives. 

People, these brave men and women are sacrificing their lives for us to enjoy our freedom. Frankly I do not think that the average American even knows that number. Why? Because for the most part this is "the forgotten war." 

Please get out there and show your support and lets bring these brave men and women home to their family!