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How To Choose Hunting Binoculars

  By David Link Whether you’re flying out for a guided adventure hunt or you’re just taking the truck a few miles to your coveted hunting hole, a good set of hunting binoculars is an investment that is well worth your hard earned dollars. However, don’t just pick out any …

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Late Winter/Early Spring Shed Hunting

  By Jason Herbert There is no better way to beat cabin fever than spring shed hunting! Lately with the winters we’ve been having, the spring shed season seems like late winter. Either way, here’s our guide to finding shed antlers and getting a jump on next season’s scouting. Gear …

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How To Choose A Spotting Scope

  By David Link So you’re in the market for a new spotting scope. With all the brands and versions out there, it’s hard to know where to start, but not to worry, we’ve put together this basic guide to get you on the right path. The first place to …

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Cooking Wild Game

  By Robin Follette After hours, maybe days or months or years of hunting, there it is – the wild game animal you’ve been waiting for. You wait as long as it takes to make the best shot. A little while later you start preparing your food for the table. …

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Bering Optics Urban Patrol 1.0x-2.0x Digital NV Pocket Scope Review

  By Mike Burchett I recently had the ability to see in complete darkness.  No, I didn’t have a bionic procedure done on my eyes, although that would be something to talk about.  My son and I went out one crisp winter night in search of some Coyotes.  No, we …

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Mike Burchett

Growing up in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, I have devoted my time to educating my family in all things outdoors. From conservation and safety to survival and awareness, family is first. With decades of experience outdoors, I have never been afraid of trying something new. Surfing you …

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Ice Fishing – Cold Weather Tradition

  By Robin Follette Ice fishing – one of winter’s best activities and a long-standing tradition that keeps outdoors folks busy during long winters. We watch the forecast for “good ice making weather” and hope January thaw doesn’t set the ice making too far back. We wait for the first …

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Robin Follette

Robin Follette is the co-host of On The Fire, down home recipes and cooking for outdoors men and women. She homesteads in the woods of Maine with her husband Steve. http://alifeinthewild.com  

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Using Turkey Decoys For Success

  By Nancy Jo Adams Any turkey hunter would agree that being a successful hunter takes more than average calling and a double dose of patience. Even some of the best turkey callers in the industry have sat countless hours afield with impeccable calling and still were not successful in …

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You Call That A Knife? Evaluating Outdoor Knives

  By David Link Tackling your favorite stretch of hunting territory or heading off on a multi-day hike or camping trip? One tool you should never leave behind is a sharp, reliable knife. From field dressing that trophy buck to acting as a survival tool in sticky situations, if you’re …