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How To Fish For Crappie

  By Pete Rogers Regardless of what name you call it, Crappie is one of the most popular fish in North America. They are known by a wide array of names such as papermouths, speckled bass, specks, speckled perch, and calico bass. Highly regarded for its table fare, the crappie …

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Sitka Gear Mountain Pants Review

  By Jason Reid The bull stared right at me. From 200 yards away he moved his cows into the safety of the small strip of timber, but stopped to look directly into my binoculars. My bugle had spooked the small herd and moved them into an approachable position. The …

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The Original Muck Boot Company Women’s Pursuit Stealth

  By Nancy Jo Adams Women hunters often struggle in finding a quality waterproof boot that offers a comfortable foot bed with an all-terrain outer sole that is capable of keeping their feet dry and warm regardless if they are stalking or sitting extended hours in an elevated stand during …

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Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

  By Pete Rogers The Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, is the number one sought after game fish in the world. This one species alone accounts for $115 billion annually in the United States. Each year in the US, 47.2 million anglers are hitting the waters looking for fish, and the majority …

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Training A Hunting Dog – Month Two

  Molly’s First Month at Home. By Jason Herbert Wow I forgot how much work puppies were! Although I am exhausted, Molly’s first month in our home has been a fun one! At times she’s the most attentive, smart, well trained puppy around. But more often, she’s distracted, silly, hyper …

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Planning for DIY Western Hunting

  By Jason Reid West. The word means an earned adventure to every hunter holding onto DIY dreams. Hunting the West, especially for those living East of the Mississippi, is increasing in popularity. This creates new dynamics and regulations every year and to some this is a frustrating endeavor. However, …

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Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter Review

  By David Link The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter is a standalone weather station that works independently or with your smartphone. It provides precise data measurements for everything from temperature to altitude. This device is a must have for weather hobbyists, hikers and campers, and other outdoor adventurers. Recently, I …

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How To Fish For Smallmouth Bass

  By Pete Rogers Smallmouth bass was once considered only a northern relative of the black bass family. Kind of the second cousin twice removed from the long heralded largemouth bass. But as time has moved on, more and more anglers have become enamored with this feisty distant cousin. Smallmouth …

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Muck Boots Pursuit Shadow for Men

  By Nancy Jo Adams Turkey hunting combines several circumstances that can make choosing the “perfect boot” hard to do, especially if you plan to hunt various terrain. The features that are important in turkey hunting boot are that the boots need to be comfortable in both warm and frigid …

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Situational Broadheads – What To Use

  By Jason Reid While broadhead choices boil down to one’s personal preference and brand loyalty, we hunt in an age of specialized gear. Broadheads are now specifically designed to handle different species of game. However, do we as hunters always match a broadhead to the game they are chasing? …