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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. …

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Basic Hiking Checklist

  By David Link Each year countless hikers set out on day hikes that they are in no way prepared to take. For example, it is absolutely fool hardy to set out on a 6 mile hike into the mountains without any water, but hikers still make the mistake every …

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Nancy Jo Adams

Nancy Jo Adams is an avid accomplished huntress, owner/founder of Ladies in Camo, freelance and staff writer for several print publications and online media sources. Nancy Jo enjoys being active in social media and penning her blog, Shenanigans From the Field. Among various skills, she is known in the industry …

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The Battle Of The 10×42 Binoculars: Hawke, Leupold, And Nikon

  By Nancy Jo Adams Any hunter would agree that a quality pair of binoculars is important on the list of necessities when it comes to hunting equipment. A quality pair of binoculars can be pricey; however, with binoculars, you will most likely find that a “bargain” is usually not …