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Hiking As An Alternative To Running

  By David Link It was Freshman year of college that I truly realized the benefits of hiking. The infamous “Freshman 15” had just struck me, probably because I subsisted mostly on unhealthy late-night cafeteria food, but I had to do something about it. At that time, running and I …

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Hunting Clothing – Spring Layering

  By Pete Rogers Spring can be a glorious time to be in the woods. The cold bite of winter is fading and the world seems to awaken from its hibernation. Trees are beginning to bud, flowers emerging from the frozen ground. And turkey and bear seasons arrive in all …

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Trail Cams for Spring Turkeys

  By Jason Herbert I run trail cameras almost all year round. I love watching deer grow antlers and waiting for them to shed. I like watching spring turkeys do their thing, and then figuring out how to best hunt them. Most people think that trail cameras are only good …

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When To Use Compression Gear

  When is it appropriate to wear compression gear? By Mayrena Hernandez If you find yourself participating in a marathon, you might just see a handful of people wearing compression sleeves, socks, tights, and other various compression gear. These tight-fitting garments are thought to improve blood flow to the muscles …

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Bow Hunting Turkeys

  By Pete Rogers As the popularity of turkey hunting continues to grow, there is a certain segment of hunters that believe for some strange reason, they should up the ante in the turkey’s favor. These hunters have opted to forgo shotguns in favor of archery tackle. For as long …

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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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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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Tips To Find The Right Outfitter For You

  By Robin Follette Listing the possibilities, choices, wants, must haves and preferences is a good place to start when you’re choosing an outfitter for a hunt. There are a lot of questions. Who? Where? What? How? When? Gear? There’s a lot to remember. These tips will help you find …