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Water Filter vs Water Purifier

  By Pete Rogers I just returned from back country fishing trip with Kashabowie Outposts in Ontario, Canada. Trips to the remote wilderness always involve a lot of planning and packing. Part of the planning process for this trip included the need to provide potable water for four grown men for a …

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Understanding Binocular Basics For Hunting Season

  By Nancy Jo Adams The fall hunting season is nearly here, and hunters around the country will be gearing up for an exciting new season. Hunting binoculars are a popular purchase this time of year, whether its an upgrade to a better model or the first binocular for your …

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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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Catfish Fishing Tips

  By Pete Rogers If you are looking for a voracious fish, you found it in the catfish. Found on every continent except Antarctica, the catfish is one of the most sought after food fish in the world. With nearly 3,000 species to pick from the group Siluriformes is very …

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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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How To Fish For Crappie

  By Pete Rogers Regardless of what name you call it, Crappie is one of the most popular fish in North America. They are known by a wide array of names such as papermouths, speckled bass, specks, speckled perch, and calico bass. Highly regarded for its table fare, the crappie …

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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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Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

  By Pete Rogers The Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, is the number one sought after game fish in the world. This one species alone accounts for $115 billion annually in the United States. Each year in the US, 47.2 million anglers are hitting the waters looking for fish, and the majority …

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My First 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 …