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Wild Turkey Recipes

  By Robin Follette The first hunt of the year is often turkey season. We’ve waited all winter, scouted, watched the wild turkeys in big rafters as they started to strut, and then we watched them break up into small groups and disappear. After all the time put into filling …

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Six Tips To Get Started In The Outdoors

  By David Link Unfortunately not all of us were introduced to the outdoors by our parents, relatives or friends. But the good news is there is always room for more outdoorsmen or women in this great nation of ours. For those who don’t know where to start, we’ve put …

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Water Filtration Options

  By David Link I don’t have to tell you that water is the most important resource we have, and I’m sure that most if not all of you have heard that you can survive at least three or more weeks without food, but you can only go three days …

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Fishing Rods And Reels: Part 2

  By Jason Herbert If you haven’t already, be sure to read part one of Fishing Rods And Reels. Fly Fishing Generally regarded as a life philosophy as well as a fishing technique, fly fishing is so much fun! Just about the opposite of baitcasting – we have fly fishing. …

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Fishing Rods and Reels: Part 1

  By Jason Herbert Ahhh fishing. There are not many better ways to relax. For some, it’s an old cane pole and bobber in a farm pond. For others, “matching the hatch” of giant mayflies in a river, with fly rod in hand. And a few brave souls might find …

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How To Select Hunting Clothing: Accessories

  By David Link When evaluating what to add to your hunting apparel collection, you tend to focus on the big items like parkas and pants. After all, that’s where the majority of your budget is spent, and it feels like that is where the biggest impact in apparel upgrades …

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How To Select Hunting Clothing: Primary Items

  By David Link The choice of hunting clothing is just as important as that of your rifle or scope. While inferior hunting clothing can ruin your hunt or cut it short, superior hunting clothing can give you an edge and keep you comfortable in the field until that trophy …

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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 …