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Category: How to Guides

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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 …

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Cooking Wild Game

  By Robin Follette After hours, maybe days or months or years of hunting, there it is – the wild game animal you’ve been waiting for. You wait as long as it takes to make the best shot. A little while later you start preparing your food for the table. …

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Ice Fishing – Cold Weather Tradition

  By Robin Follette Ice fishing – one of winter’s best activities and a long-standing tradition that keeps outdoors folks busy during long winters. We watch the forecast for “good ice making weather” and hope January thaw doesn’t set the ice making too far back. We wait for the first …

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Using Turkey Decoys For Success

  By Nancy Jo Adams Any turkey hunter would agree that being a successful hunter takes more than average calling and a double dose of patience. Even some of the best turkey callers in the industry have sat countless hours afield with impeccable calling and still were not successful in …

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You Call That A Knife? Evaluating Outdoor Knives

  By David Link Tackling your favorite stretch of hunting territory or heading off on a multi-day hike or camping trip? One tool you should never leave behind is a sharp, reliable knife. From field dressing that trophy buck to acting as a survival tool in sticky situations, if you’re …

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Basic Hiking Checklist

  By David Link Each year countless hikers set out on day hikes that they are in no way prepared to take. For example, it is absolutely fool hardy to set out on a 6 mile hike into the mountains without any water, but hikers still make the mistake every …