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Sitka Gear Equinox Jacket Review

  By Jason Reid Have you ever sweated profusely on your way to a tree stand? If so, you need to listen up. Early season whitetail hunting is synonymous with fickle deer movement based on feeding patterns, heat, and mosquitoes. The Equinox Jacket and Pants from Sitka Gear provide a …

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Nikon Prostaff 5 vs. Monarch ED Fieldscope

  By David Link Nikon’s entry level Fieldscope, the Nikon Prostaff 5, and their mid-level Fieldscope, the Nikon Monarch ED, both provide great spotting scope choices for hunters, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Yet when it comes to deciding between the two, it can be hard to know which is …

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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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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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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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Danner Mountain 600 Boot Review

  By David Link Danner’s classic styled hiking boots look great on the trail or on the street. They’re the perfect remedy for a market full of boots that look more like athletic shoes and less like mountain boots. Danner has been crafting quality work boots since 1932, and their …

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OnXmaps Review

  By Pete Rogers I had finally drawn a tag in a coveted area of Idaho for Mule Deer. It was one of the highlight of my hunting career, or so I thought. As dawn broke, I found myself sitting on a boulder overlooking a long valley where I dreamed …

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NOMAD NWTF Signature Apparel

  NOMAD partners with the National Wild Turkey Federation resulting in some great hunting apparel. By Nancy Jo Adams Nomad Outdoors partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation to bring turkey hunters the NWTF hunting apparel collection. Combining top quality apparel with a top shelf organization benefits all turkey hunters …

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Kestrel DROP Environmental Data Logger Review

  By David Link Kestrel is a leading designer of portable weather meters and data loggers, and their devices can be applied to a staggering number of scenarios and uses. From agriculture and fire prevention to ballistics and hiking / camping, Kestrel meters can do a lot for professionals and …