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Tips & Recipes for Preparing Freshwater Fish

  By Robin Follette We spend a lot of time fishing our way through the calendar. From ice fishing in winter through fall fishing when the number of lakes, streams, and ponds open to fishing dwindle, we’re catching some great freshwater fish to put on the dinner table. Caught, cleaned, …

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Tent Care: At Camp And In Storage

  Whether you’re kicking back around the campfire with your buddies or at camp with your fellow hunters, a tent is an important investment that makes these trips possible. A quality tent can last countless seasons as long as you take care of it, but there are important care instructions …

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5 Common Camping Mistakes To Avoid

  By David Link If you’re like me, then you like to be prepared when you go camping. I prefer at least two days over the one-nighter because it’s only on that second afternoon that you really settle into your surroundings. It is as if the rhythms and sounds of …

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Tree Stands 101

  By David Link Tree stands are a big part of whitetail deer hunting in America, but since hunting safely from a tree stand can be a big issue for beginner hunters, not everyone immediately uses a tree stand as part of their hunting regiment. Tree stands serve two primary …

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Choosing a Mechanical Release Aid: Styles and Choices

  By Nancy Jo Adams There are several advantages mechanical release aids offer archers who shoot compound bows for hunting or competition. Archers favor release aids because of proven increased accuracy due to the fact of reduced torque on the bowstring resulting in improved tighter groups. The release aid reduces …

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How To Select Youth Hunting Clothes For Fall

  By David Link It is that time of the year, and whitetail hunters everywhere are gearing up for fall. We recently featured a piece about selecting hunting clothes for women, and not to be overlooked, youth hunters face their own challenges when trying to find the right hunting clothing …

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Selecting Hunting Clothes for Women

  By Robin Follette A lot has changed when it comes to selecting hunting clothes for women. We typically had to fit into men’s clothing. Our hourglass figures meant shirts and jackets might be tight in the chest but baggy in the waist when we put on the straight-cut clothes …

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Understanding Different Types Of Fishing Line

  By David Link Selecting the right fishing line can be key to hauling in the big one, but not all fishing line types are suitable for the same fishing situations. We break down the popular types of line as well as touch on how fishing line was first developed. …

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Gear For Scent Control

  By David Link Scent control and management is among the most important concerns that hunters have each season. It is also arguably one of the most controversial hunting topics out there, especially since there are an increasing number of scent control products on the market today. Just ask any …

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How to Select a GPS

  By Luke Brandenburg Before you head into any territory that you aren’t completely familiar with, you should always prepare for the worst case scenario. When the conditions suddenly change, navigation can become very difficult without a handheld GPS device. Washed-out and poorly-marked trails may lead you off the path …