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Wet Socks Are Must-Have Equipment for Backcountry Fishing. By Jeff Burleson For years, wading gear has always been considered primary equipment for fishing for cold water trout in the mountainous parts of the nation. Whether made of neoprene, PVC, or some other type of engineered fabric, anglers would rarely leave home without some sort of […]

  By Pete Rogers Anglers are a finicky lot. Most are very specific about which fishing rods they use and which fishing reels they use on those rods. And the choices of rods and reels are mind boggling. One trip to your local retailer or online store will reveal a list of rods that will […]

  By Tony Martins It has been my good fortune to test Nikon’s Monarch ED Fieldscope during almost two dozen hunting and scouting outings over the past six months. These have included identifying duck species on the water a half mile away and scouting pronghorn from the comfort of my truck cab, picking apart dense […]

  By Nancy Jo Adams On a spring 2016 Kansas turkey hunting trip, my husband Richard and I had planned to be in the field long hours and had to be mobile because of the vast area we were hunting. Following in behind him, he almost looked like a Sherpa. His silhouette was almost unrecognizable […]

  By Pete Rogers I have to admit, a few years ago I laughed at people using trekking poles or hiking sticks. Admittedly, I have used a hiking stick, made of wood and about forty inches long, most of my life. Although I never measured the hiking stick, I carried one for balance and because […]

  By Pete Rogers When the alarm went off, the chill in the air was penetrating to my bones, at least to those parts of my body that crept outside my sleeping bag. The wood stove in our wall tent had gone out during the night, and none of us braved the cold to stoke […]

  Successful Scouting Depends on Quality Optics. By Nancy Jo Adams The day had finally arrived. The trip that we saved for, prepared for, and spent hours studying maps for was upon us. It was the first day of our Midwest whitetail hunt. As we stood on top of a huge rock bluff looking out […]

  By Pete Rogers As the sun cast its last rays across the valley, the sound of bugling bull elk echoed in all directions. Finding the ability to sleep amidst the excitement was difficult. Opening day of the Wyoming archery elk season was a few hours away. My mind raced as I imagined encounters with […]

  Women’s SITKA Gear Raises the Bar for Women’s Hunting Gear: Late Season System. By Nancy Jo Adams I experienced SITKA Gear for the first time this past September on an archery hunt in Missouri, and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the gear’s fit and performance. When November rolled around, I found myself […]

  Women’s SITKA Gear Raises the Bar for Women’s Hunting Gear: Early Season System. By Nancy Jo Adams SITKA Gear raised the bar for women hunters with the introduction of a functional clothing system that does more than just fit properly. The new SITKA Gear Women’s Whitetail System is a “complete system” that offers everything […]