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Birding vs. Hunting Binoculars – Is There A Difference?

  When you read most “how-to select a pair of binoculars” articles, birder and hunter binoculars are lumped into one category. But you may ask yourself is there really a difference between the two? What if I select a binocular based on birding criteria only to find it isn’t suitable …

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What’s In Your Tacklebox For Spring Bass?

  By Robin Follette Spring bass fishing, the first chance we get after ice fishing closes to cast a line to a large or smallmouth bass. Mature bass are coming in from deeper water where they spent the winter to shallower, warming water in preparation for spawning. The water is …

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How To Select A Rangefinder For Golf

  By David Link Rangefinders aren’t just designed for hunters, there is a growing selection of rangefinders designed with golf applications in mind, and if you spend a good deal of time out on the course, you need to consider a place in your bag for one of these great …

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Creating Habitat for Small Game

  By Robin Follette Creating, maintaining and improving habitat for hunting will help small game move into an area and not only survive but thrive. It’s a good use of time in the off season, and creating habitat doesn’t have to be expensive or too time consuming. As urban sprawl …

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BioLite CampStove Review

  By Jason Herbert Being a self described “Modern Backwoodsman”- I thrive on opportunities to get out and “unplug,” but I still also depend on a limited amount of technology. I also pride myself on being prepared for emergencies, and I like the peace I have in my heart knowing …

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Is A Monocular Worthwhile?

  By David Link You may have seen monoculars listed alongside other sport optics like binoculars and spotting scopes and wondered if they were really worthwhile optics. They tend to be relatively inexpensive and they look very small when compared to their binocular and spotting scope cousins, so they must …

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Prepping On A Budget

  By Jason Herbert Being blessed with four very active and hungry children leaves my life full of joy- and my wallet rather empty. I remember watching Doomsday Preppers a few years ago and thinking to myself if something were to happen, we’re screwed. I can’t afford all that stuff. …

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Hunt Protected with ScentBlocker’s Bug Blocker

  By Jason Herbert I’ll never forget the moment I realized I needed to bring bug spray with me while turkey hunting. I was perched along an old fence, overlooking a spring wheat field. The wise old tom had earned his stripes, and wasn’t coming in without a fight. As …

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How To Select A Tent

  By David Link It’s almost camping season again, and whether you’re enjoying nature only a few feet from your car or you’re heading into the backcountry for several nights, the selection of the right tent is paramount to a comfortable night in the wilderness. We’ll walk you through all …

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When Turkey Hunting: Stick To The Plan

  By Jason Herbert When I turkey hunt, I like to go out until I have a bird or it’s dark, whichever happens first. I remember a hunt a while back where I’m glad I had a plan in place. Driving to the new farm reset my patience. I had …