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Training A Hunting Dog – Month Two

  Molly’s First Month at Home. By Jason Herbert Wow I forgot how much work puppies were! Although I am exhausted, Molly’s first month in our home has been a fun one! At times she’s the most attentive, smart, well trained puppy around. But more often, she’s distracted, silly, hyper …

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Planning for DIY Western Hunting

  By Jason Reid West. The word means an earned adventure to every hunter holding onto DIY dreams. Hunting the West, especially for those living East of the Mississippi, is increasing in popularity. This creates new dynamics and regulations every year and to some this is a frustrating endeavor. However, …

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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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How To Fish For Smallmouth Bass

  By Pete Rogers Smallmouth bass was once considered only a northern relative of the black bass family. Kind of the second cousin twice removed from the long heralded largemouth bass. But as time has moved on, more and more anglers have become enamored with this feisty distant cousin. Smallmouth …

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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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Situational Broadheads – What To Use

  By Jason Reid While broadhead choices boil down to one’s personal preference and brand loyalty, we hunt in an age of specialized gear. Broadheads are now specifically designed to handle different species of game. However, do we as hunters always match a broadhead to the game they are chasing? …

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KILLER ARROWS – Kinetic Energy & Momentum

  By Tony Martins If you’re a hunter, chances are good that you know something about kinetic energy. It’s generally understood that the greater the kinetic energy, the greater the killing power of the bullet or arrow. Momentum is another important factor in the lethality equation, particularly if you’re a …

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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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A Fourth of July Wild Game Barbecue

  By Nancy Jo Adams During the Fourth of July, a celebration of our great nation in the midst of the dog days of summer, backyard barbecues, fireworks, family, and friends are on the agenda. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the amount of red meat and pork purchased …