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How To Select Hunting Clothing: Primary Items

  By David Link The choice of hunting clothing is just as important as that of your rifle or scope. While inferior hunting clothing can ruin your hunt or cut it short, superior hunting clothing can give you an edge and keep you comfortable in the field until that trophy …

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How To Select A Rangefinder For Golf

  By David Link Rangefinders aren’t just designed for hunters, there is a growing selection of rangefinders designed with golf applications in mind, and if you spend a good deal of time out on the course, you need to consider a place in your bag for one of these great …

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Creating Habitat for Small Game

  By Robin Follette Creating, maintaining and improving habitat for hunting will help small game move into an area and not only survive but thrive. It’s a good use of time in the off season, and creating habitat doesn’t have to be expensive or too time consuming. As urban sprawl …

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Prepping On A Budget

  By Jason Herbert Being blessed with four very active and hungry children leaves my life full of joy- and my wallet rather empty. I remember watching Doomsday Preppers a few years ago and thinking to myself if something were to happen, we’re screwed. I can’t afford all that stuff. …

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How To Select A Tent

  By David Link It’s almost camping season again, and whether you’re enjoying nature only a few feet from your car or you’re heading into the backcountry for several nights, the selection of the right tent is paramount to a comfortable night in the wilderness. We’ll walk you through all …

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Turkey Calls Overview And Selection

  By David Link Turkey hunting in North America has been a tradition for hundreds of years before European settlers settled upon the continent. According to the NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation), Native Americans first began crafting turkey calls over 4000 years ago, and today the practice is more popular …

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Land Management Madness

  By Jason Herbert My 60 acre family farm has seen it all. I’ve created bedding cover and foodplots, mineral sites and water holes. As a result of my efforts, we’ve killed some great bucks on our small Michigan farm. I’m having so much fun with improving our habitat that …

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How To Choose Hunting Binoculars

  By David Link Whether you’re flying out for a guided adventure hunt or you’re just taking the truck a few miles to your coveted hunting hole, a good set of hunting binoculars is an investment that is well worth your hard earned dollars. However, don’t just pick out any …

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Late Winter/Early Spring Shed Hunting

  By Jason Herbert There is no better way to beat cabin fever than spring shed hunting! Lately with the winters we’ve been having, the spring shed season seems like late winter. Either way, here’s our guide to finding shed antlers and getting a jump on next season’s scouting. Gear …

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How To Choose A Spotting Scope

  By David Link So you’re in the market for a new spotting scope. With all the brands and versions out there, it’s hard to know where to start, but not to worry, we’ve put together this basic guide to get you on the right path. The first place to …