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Banded Lightweight Gear Review

  Banded Lightweight Gear Gives Options for those Warm Early Season Hunts. By Nancy Jo Adams Banded has a solid reputation for quality duck hunting gear, but now spring turkey hunters and early season deer hunters can experience the Banded quality with the new ultra-lightweight hunting gear. The new ultra-lightweight …

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Leupold BX-2 Tioga HD 8×42 Binocular Review

  By David Link The Leupold BX-2 Tioga HD Binocular line is new for 2017 and offers a “premium budget” level of performance. But wait, nothing about Leupold translates to “budget,” so what you’ll find in the BX-2 Tioga is a great mid-level binocular at an attractive price. We’ve seen …

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Alps Outdoorz Extreme Packs – Built With The Hunt In Mind

  By Nancy Jo Adams Any seasoned hunter knows that quality gear is essential to the hunt, and often having the perfect backpack is critical to the hunt. The Alps Outdoorz® Extreme™ line of premium packs has the perfect pack for any hunting adventure for the male and female hunter. …

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Dog Training Month 3 – Shooting Around Molly

  By Jason Herbert “Dad can we shoot?” “Uh…Sure,” I replied nervously. It wasn’t my boys’ shooting that I was nervous about. I feel absolutely comfortable with their gun safety. The boys would each be taking turns throwing clays for the other one to shoot at with their shotguns in …

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Hawke Nature Camera 12MP Review

  By Nancy Jo Adams Hawke Optics has built up a reputable standing in the optics industry, offering a wide range of quality binoculars to fit in any consumer’s price range. The models and price range varies, but one thing is constant—a high standard of quality. Ever-changing technology introduces new …

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Water Filter vs Water Purifier

  By Pete Rogers I just returned from back country fishing trip with Kashabowie Outposts in Ontario, Canada. Trips to the remote wilderness always involve a lot of planning and packing. Part of the planning process for this trip included the need to provide potable water for four grown men for a …

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Understanding Binocular Basics For Hunting Season

  By Nancy Jo Adams The fall hunting season is nearly here, and hunters around the country will be gearing up for an exciting new season. Hunting binoculars are a popular purchase this time of year, whether its an upgrade to a better model or the first binocular for your …

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Sitka Gear Equinox Jacket Review

  By Jason Reid Have you ever sweated profusely on your way to a tree stand? If so, you need to listen up. Early season whitetail hunting is synonymous with fickle deer movement based on feeding patterns, heat, and mosquitoes. The Equinox Jacket and Pants from Sitka Gear provide a …

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Catfish Fishing Tips

  By Pete Rogers If you are looking for a voracious fish, you found it in the catfish. Found on every continent except Antarctica, the catfish is one of the most sought after food fish in the world. With nearly 3,000 species to pick from the group Siluriformes is very …

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Nikon Prostaff 5 vs. Monarch ED Fieldscope

  By David Link Nikon’s entry level Fieldscope, the Nikon Prostaff 5, and their mid-level Fieldscope, the Nikon Monarch ED, both provide great spotting scope choices for hunters, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Yet when it comes to deciding between the two, it can be hard to know which is …