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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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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 …

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First Lite Sawtooth Jacket Review

  By David Link One of the big announcements from hunting brand First Lite at SHOT 2017 was the Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket. I had a chance to test this unique new hunting jacket in Colorado early this year, and I was extremely pleased with how the Sawtooth performed. The jacket …

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Trail Cams for Spring Turkeys

  By Jason Herbert I run trail cameras almost all year round. I love watching deer grow antlers and waiting for them to shed. I like watching spring turkeys do their thing, and then figuring out how to best hunt them. Most people think that trail cameras are only good …

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New Sitka Gear 2017 – Logo Wear And Line Additions

  We’re back with more Sitka Gear additions new for 2017 including an upgrade to the Kelvin Jacket and Vest series, new Sitka Waterfowl clothing and new Sitka Gear casual and logo wear. Check out the newest pattern and unique Subalpine hunting clothing in New Sitka Gear 2017 – Subalpine. …

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Bow Hunting Turkeys

  By Pete Rogers As the popularity of turkey hunting continues to grow, there is a certain segment of hunters that believe for some strange reason, they should up the ante in the turkey’s favor. These hunters have opted to forgo shotguns in favor of archery tackle. For as long …

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Morel Mushroom Hunting – The Ultimate Spring Game

  By Jason Herbert If morel mushrooms could run away, I swear I’d never find one. Thankfully they don’t, but still, they are at times one of the most advanced game species I’ve ever faced. Morel mushroom hunting is one of my favorite spring past times, and for good reason. …

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The 41st NWTF Expo 2017 – New Products Part 2

Continued from The 41st NWTF Expo 2017 – New Products Part 1. By Nancy Jo Adams JEBS Precision Choke Tubes Headhunter Turkey Choke A lot can be said about the perfect shotgun, choke, and ammo combination but nothing truer than your success weighs on it. The single most important piece …