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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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Hawke Nature Camera 12MP Review

  By Nancy Jo Adams Hawke Optics has built up a reputable standing in the optics industry, offering a wide range of quality binoculars to fit in any consumer’s price range. The models and price range varies, but one thing is constant—a high standard of quality. Ever-changing technology introduces new …

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Sitka Gear Equinox Jacket Review

  By Jason Reid Have you ever sweated profusely on your way to a tree stand? If so, you need to listen up. Early season whitetail hunting is synonymous with fickle deer movement based on feeding patterns, heat, and mosquitoes. The Equinox Jacket and Pants from Sitka Gear provide 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 …

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Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter Review

  By David Link The Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter is a standalone weather station that works independently or with your smartphone. It provides precise data measurements for everything from temperature to altitude. This device is a must have for weather hobbyists, hikers and campers, and other outdoor adventurers. Recently, I …

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Danner Mountain 600 Boot Review

  By David Link Danner’s classic styled hiking boots look great on the trail or on the street. They’re the perfect remedy for a market full of boots that look more like athletic shoes and less like mountain boots. Danner has been crafting quality work boots since 1932, and their …