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Gear For Dad And The Kids

  Father’s Day is almost here, and every year there is plenty of opportunity to get outdoors and spend some quality time with dad. Weekends spent casting fishing rods at the banks of a pond, plinking targets at the rifle range, or hiking a scenic stretch of woods can result …

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Brand Loyalty – 5 Brands I Stick By: Jason Herbert

  By Jason Herbert “WACK!” As the fat 8-point stumbled away into the swamp, a silent smile came across my face. My second lethal arrow of the evening had found it’s mark. The day was October 18th, 2015 and I had accomplished something I’ve always dreamed about, two deer in …

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5 Hunting Rangefinders Under $200

  If you’re a hunter or serious shooter, a quality rangefinder is a necessary addition to your gear collection. However, most will agree a rangefinder isn’t the most exciting piece of gear out there, and they are probably not the devices you want to spend an entire season’s budget on …

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FIRST LOOK: Benjamin “Pioneer Airbow” from Crosman

  By Tony Martins Crosman announced a new addition to their Benjamin hunting line at the Archery Trade Association show early in January. The “Pioneer Airbow” immediately generated an unprecedented level of interest within the hunting industry, particularly among archery and airgun enthusiasts. A video showing professional hunter Jim Shockey …

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Yeti Coolers and Accessories

  By Pete Rogers There is little doubt that if you have been in the outdoor world over the past decade you have seen the brand Yeti. Developed as a premium cooler, the Yeti brand has done something few companies have ever done. By developing a new cooler, they created …

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Best 5 Binoculars Under $200

  Are you in the market for a pair of affordable binoculars? Here are five models that are a cut above the lowest price range of binoculars, but even at under $200, these binoculars offer a lot of value and performance that even serious hunters, birders and sports enthusiasts will …

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New Products At ATA – Part 1

  By Nancy Jo Adams It is always exciting to see what is new and/or improved on the Archery Trade Association (ATA) show floor each January, and this year was no different. In addition to a record breaking number of new bow releases at this event, I found a plethora …

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2015 Articles In Review

  In 2016, we’ve got some big things coming like more optics and gear products reviews, 2016 SHOT Show coverage and other great how-to and opinion articles. But before we get moving on more 2016 content, let’s take a look back at the best articles from 2015. Product Reviews The …

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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x36mm Binocular Review

  By Joel Zielke Bushnell – the name has been around forever (or 1948…) and might be one of the most easily recognized names in the optics industry. As a child, most of the people in my family had something from Bushnell around the house. As one of the larger, …

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Leupold BX-2 Cascades 10×42 Binocular Review

  By Joel Zielke Maybe it’s because Leupold is a local (to me) company. Maybe it’s because they have a great reputation. Maybe it’s because I have never heard anyone complain about any of their products. Maybe it’s just because I have liked their products when I have had a …