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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 …

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Nikon PROSTAFF 5 20-60×82 mm Fieldscope Review

  By Guy Sagi Nikon’s hard-earned reputation for camera gear rugged enough to thrive in hostile environments, yet precise enough to capture some of history’s most iconic images, has an unintended consequence. The company’s sport optics division will probably always operate in the shadow of its counterpart, despite delivering the …

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Guy Sagi

Guy J. Sagi has been reporting on the outdoors for more than 30 years. He was editor in chief of Shooting Illustrated, the NRA’s newsstand monthly, NRA InSights, Shooting Sports USA and Free Hunters during his 10 years with NRA publications. His byline has been seen in most major outdoor …

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Tony Martins

Tony Martins is a small business owner, consultant, and lecturer, Labrador retriever breeder, and freelance outdoors writer. As a consultant and technical writer his work has appeared in pharmaceutical trade publications like Drug Topics, American Druggist, America’s Pharmacist, and Retail Pharmacy Management, where he also served on the editorial board. …

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Product Review: Nikon Monarch Gold LASER1200 Rangefinder

-By Tony Martins– There are dozens of laser rangefinders available, with a vast array of features and a wide range of prices. The Nikon Monarch Gold LASER1200 Rangefinder is a high quality, medium priced model that ranks at the top of the list of dual purpose units for hunting with …

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Which Nikon Binocular Is Best For Me? Monarch 5 Vs. Prostaff 7s

  By Jason Herbert When the guys at the 1800Gear.com headquarters asked me to demo a few different Nikon binoculars and write a review, I was certainly up for the challenge. I had no idea how much of a challenge I had gotten myself into though. To be honest- I …

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Jason Herbert

Jason Herbert is a happily married father of four, middle school teacher, outdoor writer, speaker, and personality. Growing up on a small farm in rural Michigan taught Jason the value of hard work and the appreciation for God’s great outdoors. Jason loves to hunt, fish, garden, cut wood, and exercise. …