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5 Outdoor Packs Under $100

  Another season of outdoor adventures is upon us, and chances are you’re already busy planning trips and budgeting for the hunts, hikes, and fishing and camping trips you want to do most this year. Part of the budgeting process is accumulating the proper gear you need to execute those …

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FIRST LOOK: Benjamin “Pioneer Airbow” from Crosman

  By Tony Martins Crosman announced a new addition to their Benjamin hunting line at the Archery Trade Association show early in January. The “Pioneer Airbow” immediately generated an unprecedented level of interest within the hunting industry, particularly among archery and airgun enthusiasts. A video showing professional hunter Jim Shockey …

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Yeti Coolers and Accessories

  By Pete Rogers There is little doubt that if you have been in the outdoor world over the past decade you have seen the brand Yeti. Developed as a premium cooler, the Yeti brand has done something few companies have ever done. By developing a new cooler, they created …

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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x36mm Binocular Review

  By Joel Zielke Bushnell – the name has been around forever (or 1948…) and might be one of the most easily recognized names in the optics industry. As a child, most of the people in my family had something from Bushnell around the house. As one of the larger, …

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Outdoor Gift Guides – David Link

  By David Link Once again Christmas is around the corner, and we all start scratching our heads in the search for the right gifts for our family and friends. Gifts for those who love the outdoors can be especially tricky, and choosing the wrong gear could mean it ends …

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Leupold BX-2 Cascades 10×42 Binocular Review

  By Joel Zielke Maybe it’s because Leupold is a local (to me) company. Maybe it’s because they have a great reputation. Maybe it’s because I have never heard anyone complain about any of their products. Maybe it’s just because I have liked their products when I have had a …

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Sizing Sitka Gear For Women

  By Robin Follette While the number of women hunting is growing quickly, the number of outfitters for women isn’t keeping pace. We sometimes have to “make do” with what we’re offered.  Sitka makes it not only possible but comfortable. How do you as a huntress get comfortable in men’s …

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Vortex Crossfire 8×42 Binocular Review

  By David Link Recently the Vortex Crossfire 8×42 roof prism binoculars received a makeover from the Vortex Optics team. It was previously known as the Vortex Crossfire II 8×42, and although this distinction can be confusing, the new Vortex Crossfire series (devoid of the II) can easily distinguished by …

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Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60mm Product Review

  By CoolGearSK You are looking at the great compact spotting scope from Vortex: the Diamondback 20-60×60. Vortex decided to show some love to Slovak and Czech outdoor enthusiasts and supplied me with this nice compact spotting scope with variable magnification. I am always amazed by the quality of Vortex …

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Saving the Family Vacation… and Waging War Against Mosquitoes!

  By Jason Herbert Since I can remember, my family and I have taken at least one summer vacation into God’s Country- Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We love the UP for several reasons: the wildlife and scenery, new adventures and old favorites, and most of all- time together. Adventuring in the …