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Morel Mushroom Hunting – The Ultimate Spring Game

  By Jason Herbert If morel mushrooms could run away, I swear I’d never find one. Thankfully they don’t, but still, they are at times one of the most advanced game species I’ve ever faced. Morel mushroom hunting is one of my favorite spring past times, and for good reason. …

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The 41st NWTF Expo 2017 – New Products Part 2

Continued from The 41st NWTF Expo 2017 – New Products Part 1. By Nancy Jo Adams JEBS Precision Choke Tubes Headhunter Turkey Choke A lot can be said about the perfect shotgun, choke, and ammo combination but nothing truer than your success weighs on it. The single most important piece …

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The 41st NWTF Expo 2017 – New Products Part 1

  The 41st NWTF Expo Offers Exciting Turkey Hunting Products. By Nancy Jo Adams The 41st National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Expo was a fast and furious five days of events with three days on the expo floor. My favorite part of the convention is visiting the booths and …

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New Sitka Gear Products 2017 – Subalpine

  The 2017 line of Sitka Gear products are available and for sale right now, and you’ll find the widest selection at 1800Gear.com. Click To Shop Sitka Gear Products   Sitka Gear takes a comprehensive approach to designing hunting clothing. They select high-performance materials, utilize the best clothing technologies like …

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The High-Performance Vortex Viper HD 20-60×80 mm (straight)

  By Guy J. Sagi Optics reviews usually come in two versions—so thickly coated in science and math that you get head cramps, or watered down until the only flavor detectable is writer opinion. The Vortex Viper HD 20-60×80 mm deserves something between, though, because it has the kind of …

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Gear For The Ballgame

  Baseball is back for 2017, and it’s time to get ready for another exciting year of action around the diamond. Spring Training is ramping up in Florida and Arizona this week, and whether you’re a dedicated season ticket holder or just a casual visitor to the home park, it’s …

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Half-Marathon Training Plan

  By Mayrena Hernandez Since 2000, the number of half-marathon finishers in the United States has nearly quadrupled. The half marathon is the race runners are most interested in by a 77% overall poll margin according to Running USA. If you are not familiar with the half marathon distance, this …

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The Bug Out Bucket

  By Jason Herbert I’m fortunate enough to live near one of the best ice cream places in all the land. Equally fortunate, they give me their old food-grade 5 gallon buckets. Each bucket comes with a lid, and I can’t get enough of these things for several reasons. I …

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What ELSE To Do While You Hunt Morels

  It’s almost mushroom hunting season, and for many areas of the country, it has been a wet winter. This means mushroom hunters can look forward to a strong crop of morels and other wild edibles to start the year. One quick search on the web will reveal hundreds of …

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The Technology Of Sitka Gear

  Gone are the days of bulky cotton hunting clothing or heavy wool jackets. Technology is key in hunting apparel today, and it helps keep hunters warm and dry in the field without excess weight. In addition, hunting apparel must use silent materials so the hunter doesn’t give his position …