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Picking Out A New Hunting Dog

  By Jason Herbert Finally! After completing construction on my dream home, a modest ranch we built with help on my family’s 60 acre farm, I was able to start looking for the puppy I’ve always wanted. Blessed with four active children, my wife and I agreed early on that …

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Geigerrig RIG 500 Hydration Pack Review

  By David Link Geigerrig’s unique pressurized hydration bladder design is truly worth adding to your gear collection. The hydration pack concept is nothing new, and most popular backpack brands offer some iteration of a hydration pouch or bladder in select models. The idea is fairly simple, and most are …

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Nikon Monarch HG 10x42mm Binocular Review

  By David Link Nikon’s new binocular for 2017 is stylish, easy to use and extremely bright and clear. Couple that with a Field Flattener Lens new to the Monarch series and a record breaking field of view, and you have an exceptional binocular at a great price, especially when …

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Sitka Gear Review – New And Classic Styles

  By Pete Rogers The Sitka Gear brand has been turning clothing into gear since 2005. The company’s idea began from a miserable climb in the mountains. It was during this climb when a vision for better materials and better clothing emerged. After climbing through rough conditions and heavy cold …

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Improve Your Core Stability

  By Mayrena Hernandez When it comes to any physical activity, the importance of a functional central core is crucial to performance and avoidance of injury. You might be reading this article because you are curious on just how to improve your “core.” Maybe someone has told you this is …

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Just Announced: Leupold LTO-Quest

  Just in time for the start of the 2017 NRA Show, Leupold has announced the addition of a new thermal device, the Leupold LTO-Quest. This handheld thermal device offers a new way for hunters to track downed game or scout their surroundings. The LTO-Quest has smartphone-like styling, and it …

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Digiscoping—Not For The Faint of Heart

  By Guy J. Sagi The experts make it look and sound easy when they routinely capture wonderful images through their spotting scopes. My experience—despite using the bright and clear optics of a Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80mm—made it obvious there’s a whole lot more to digiscoping than meets the eye. …

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Hiking As An Alternative To Running

  By David Link It was Freshman year of college that I truly realized the benefits of hiking. The infamous “Freshman 15” had just struck me, probably because I subsisted mostly on unhealthy late-night cafeteria food, but I had to do something about it. At that time, running and I …

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Alps Outdoorz Luggage – Voyager X and RMEF Journey

  By Nancy Jo Adams Alps Outdoorz is quickly rising in the ranks for having a vast line of quality backpacks with all the right features, so it is no surprise that the new luggage line is quickly becoming a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Alps Outdoorz incorporated quality materials and …

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Hunting Clothing – Spring Layering

  By Pete Rogers Spring can be a glorious time to be in the woods. The cold bite of winter is fading and the world seems to awaken from its hibernation. Trees are beginning to bud, flowers emerging from the frozen ground. And turkey and bear seasons arrive in all …