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Building Basic Duck Blinds

  As fall approaches, it’s time to get to work on this year’s duck blind. Each year, waterfowl hunters scour each cove and bank of their local farm pond or waterway looking for the perfect spot for what they hope will be the best blind yet. Some hunters begin construction …

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Hunting in Hot Weather

  By Pete Rogers Darkness kept a strong grip on the early morning as I made my way to the first stand of the year. It was August 15, opening day of deer season in South Carolina and an early entry to the stand was important to get settled while …

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Bow Accessories…Mere Afterthoughts, or Are They More?

  By Rob Boyle Welcome back to all things bowhunting and archery related! So far in our column, we have discussed what to look for before you purchase your first bow, what type of arrows you’ll need, and what kind of arrow rest will work best for your type of …

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3 And 4 Season Sleeping Bags

  For some campers, using a sleeping bag is a summer affair. Warm nights and casual settings make for an enjoyable, low pressure camping experience. On summer nights like this, campers may even sleep with the rain fly off or out under the stars. It is rare to hear of …

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Fall Camping Tips

  Like it or not, fall is just around the corner. For many, this stops camping trips for the year, but actually fall can be an excellent time to pitch a tent in the wilderness. The hot temperatures of summer are now milder, and you can enjoy the vivid colors …

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“Early Season” Warm Weather Gear For Women

  Early fall is an incredible time to hunt deer; unpressured bucks have broken up from their bachelor groups and are rather predictable on food sources. A major disadvantage and one that keeps many hunters from trekking to their favorite hunting spot is the inopportunely warm conditions during early season …

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Fall / Winter Hydration Tips

  When we think of dehydration, we tend to think of hot, muggy days and the relentless sweating that comes with them. In cases like that, it is easy to tell when you need to pay special attention to hydration. However, staying active in colder temperatures like fall and winter …

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Keep Your Phone Safe Outdoors

  Smartphones are not designed for use in the outdoors, although in the future you may see a phone line designed specifically for outdoor uses. For now, phone designers make their devices with the city in mind. Often they do not account for unexpected moisture, jagged rocks or dust and …

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Dog Days of River Fishing

  By Jason Herbert As I was enjoying the beautiful sunset, I was also getting a free ride down the river. The gigantic smallmouth on the other end of my line was wearing himself out bullying me and my kayak downstream. I guessed his size at about 3 pounds, but …

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Staying Healthy Around The Campsite

  There are a lot of appeals to roughing it on a camping trip, but maintaining proper hygiene and health at the campsite is not usually one of them. The absence of sinks and toilets at primitive sites can make food preparation and hygiene challenging, but certainly not impossible. Still …