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WATCH: Friendly otter greets kayaker

WATCH: Friendly otter greets kayaker
  While kayaking at Moss Landing in Monterey Bay, a group of paddlers were visited by a brave and curious otter. The little critter…
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Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun
It is fall, which means that the leaves are changing and gun writers are doing articles on the “Great American Deer Rifle.” Picking out a…
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Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors

Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors
It’s hard not to get a scenic vista when you’re paddling. Throw in the changing colors of autumn, however, and you’re in for a real…
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2018 Deer Forecast: Big Opportunities (and Bucks) Await Hunters

2018 Deer Forecast: Big Opportunities (and Bucks) Await Hunters
Despite facing many challenges, deer hunters across the country have good reason to expect big things from the 2018-’19 season. Whitetails,…
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ATV Riding--How To Avoid Confrontations On The Trail

ATV Riding--How To Avoid Confrontations On The Trail
Autumn is one of the best times to take to the trail on your ATV or UTV to catch the fall colors and enjoy game viewing at its best. But you’ll…
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10 Best Archery Outfitters in Michigan

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Michigan
Archery is a serious practice in Michigan. Whether it’s bow hunting or simply target practice, Michigan folk have a passion for the sport. But…
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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Michigan

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Michigan
In a state so full of lakes and rivers as Michigan is, it's no surprise that fishing is a very big deal. From salmon to trout to the good old…
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Scent Control—How To Create A Strategy To Fool More Deer

Scent Control—How To Create A Strategy To Fool More Deer
Whitetail hunters, especially bowhunters, can generally be divided into two factions when it comes to scent control. The first are the devout,…
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Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies

Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies
Crappie fishing is often associated with open water, cane poles, live minnows and brush piles, but by the time autumn arrives the popular panfish…
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WATCH: Rabbit escapes cat, immediately regrets it

WATCH: Rabbit escapes cat, immediately regrets it
  In a backyard in Brush Prairie, Washington, a person discovered a cat proudly bringing home a rabbit in its mouth. When it sees an opening,…
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Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond

Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!

Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!
It’s mid-September, and instead of sitting in bumper to bumper traffic awaiting your turn at the Yosemite National Park  entry gate,…
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WATCH: Girl wrangles giant catfish with her hands

WATCH: Girl wrangles giant catfish with her hands
  Noodling for catfish is no easy task. You have to be willing to get in the mud and wrestle with them. And sometimes, they can even exceed…
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Camping Done Right: 5 Essential Outdoor Stores in Michigan

Camping Done Right: 5 Essential Outdoor Stores in Michigan
When it comes to camping, it can't be done without a certain amount of hardware. Whether you're going full-on glamping or getting back to nature,…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Michigan

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Michigan
Michigan is one of the greatest destinations around for backpackers, and with good reason. After all, with so many lakes, rivers and forests, there's…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Michigan

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Michigan
With longer, warmer days comes thoughts of family camping trips. Packing up the kids for a weekend and heading out into nature makes for a memorable…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Michigan

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Michigan
Everyone knows that camping can be a great way to escape back to our roots—closer to nature. For those who miss their creature comforts and…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Michigan

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Michigan
If there's one thing Michigan is known for, it's lakes. Between the five huge ones that ring the state to the host of smaller ones located…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Michigan

5 Energizing Hikes in Michigan
When the beginner hike is too easy, it’s time to try a new challenge. Don't worry, Michigan's got you covered. There are more…
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Making the Most Out of Rifle River Recreation Area

Making the Most Out of Rifle River Recreation Area
To truly appreciate the nature that surrounds you, immersing yourself in a state park or national forest is the way to go. From its giant shimmering…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Michigan

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Michigan
Hiking is both wonderful exercise and great adventure. And what’s better than that? Michigan offers a host of opportunities for hiking, but as…
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5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Michigan

5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Michigan
Michigan is known for its beautiful natural spaces and abundant wildlife. Make the most out of your next trek through Michigan wilderness by bringing…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Yankee Springs Recreation Area

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Did you know that 20 percent of Michigan's forested land is state forest? Throw in the assortment of non-forest state parks and you've got a recipe…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Michigan

5 Great Hiking Trails in Michigan
Michigan is a state packed full to the brim with natural beauty, from the bottom of the mitten to the northernmost peak of the Upper Peninsula.…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Michigan

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Michigan
Michigan's state motto is, in the original Latin, "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice." Translated to English this means, "If you seek a…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Michigan

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Michigan
Join in on the paddleboarding craze. With so much water around, it's easy to find places to paddleboard in Michigan. You'll need flat, relatively…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Michigan

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Michigan
The jet ski is perhaps the ultimate assertion of speed and water fun in Michigan. With so much water readily available, there's no shortage of places…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Michigan

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Michigan
Kayaking can be a difficult sport for those without experience, but Michigan is a kayaker’s paradise. Surrounded by the Great Lakes, you can…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Michigan

5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Michigan
Michigan’s dirt biking scene is world-class. From the state’s pristine trails to its muddy wide-open spaces, the acreage for dirt biking…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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