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Getting the Kids Ready for Waterfowl Season

  By Jason Herbert “Dad can we shoot tonight?!” “Heck yeah, we can, in fact, we probably better,” I replied. I live to go hunting with my kids and look forward to the memories that we make together each season. That being said just like training a dog, there are …

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Hawke Optics Endurance ED 10×50 Binocular Review

  The Endurance ED 10×50 measures up to be the perfect hunting optics. By Nancy Jo Adams A successful hunt often comes down to relying on your optics for spotting and stalking game animals. I have field-tested a variety of brands of binoculars over the past nine years and have …

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Banded Lightweight Gear Review

  Banded Lightweight Gear Gives Options for those Warm Early Season Hunts. By Nancy Jo Adams Banded has a solid reputation for quality duck hunting gear, but now spring turkey hunters and early season deer hunters can experience the Banded quality with the new ultra-lightweight hunting gear. The new ultra-lightweight …

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Leupold BX-2 Tioga HD 8×42 Binocular Review

  By David Link The Leupold BX-2 Tioga HD Binocular line is new for 2017 and offers a “premium budget” level of performance. But wait, nothing about Leupold translates to “budget,” so what you’ll find in the BX-2 Tioga is a great mid-level binocular at an attractive price. We’ve seen …

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Alps Outdoorz Extreme Packs – Built With The Hunt In Mind

  By Nancy Jo Adams Any seasoned hunter knows that quality gear is essential to the hunt, and often having the perfect backpack is critical to the hunt. The Alps Outdoorz® Extreme™ line of premium packs has the perfect pack for any hunting adventure for the male and female hunter. …

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My First Hunting Dog Month 3 – Shooting Around Molly

  By Jason Herbert “Dad can we shoot?” “Uh…Sure,” I replied nervously. It wasn’t my boys’ shooting that I was nervous about. I feel absolutely comfortable with their gun safety. The boys would each be taking turns throwing clays for the other one to shoot at with their shotguns in …

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Water Filter vs Water Purifier

  By Pete Rogers I just returned from back country fishing trip with Kashabowie Outposts in Ontario, Canada. Trips to the remote wilderness always involve a lot of planning and packing. Part of the planning process for this trip included the need to provide potable water for four grown men for a …

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Nikon Prostaff 5 vs. Monarch ED Fieldscope

  By David Link Nikon’s entry level Fieldscope, the Nikon Prostaff 5, and their mid-level Fieldscope, the Nikon Monarch ED, both provide great spotting scope choices for hunters, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Yet when it comes to deciding between the two, it can be hard to know which is …

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Sitka Gear Mountain Pants Review

  By Jason Reid The bull stared right at me. From 200 yards away he moved his cows into the safety of the small strip of timber, but stopped to look directly into my binoculars. My bugle had spooked the small herd and moved them into an approachable position. The …

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The Original Muck Boot Company Women’s Pursuit Stealth

  By Nancy Jo Adams Women hunters often struggle in finding a quality waterproof boot that offers a comfortable foot bed with an all-terrain outer sole that is capable of keeping their feet dry and warm regardless if they are stalking or sitting extended hours in an elevated stand during …