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Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Louisiana

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Louisiana
Whether you’re a veteran outdoorsman or just starting out, having the right gear can make all the difference in the success of failure of your…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Louisiana

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Louisiana
White sandy beaches and clear blue water with some of the best fishing spots anywhere await you as you plan your next weekend getaway or family…
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4 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Louisiana

4 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Louisiana
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, hiking is a wonderful way to experience the sights and sounds along some of the most picturesque routes in…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Louisiana

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Louisiana
Louisiana’s natural beauty is nearly unmatched by any other state in the union. With a diverse geological landscape and unique wildlife…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Louisiana

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Louisiana
Louisiana’s magnificent natural landscapes are among the most distinct in America. What better way to experience it than by parking your RV in…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Louisiana

5 Energizing Hikes in Louisiana
Have you heard the Chinese proverb that says, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step?” Nothing is truer than when…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Palmetto Island State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Palmetto Island State Park
One of the newer parks in Louisiana, Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville is appropriately named for its abundance of beautiful palmettos.…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Louisiana

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Louisiana
There are few better places for birding than Louisiana. Because of the warm climate and accommodating ecosystems, especially in the southern area,…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Louisiana

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Louisiana
If your idea of a perfect day is trekking through the lush forests of Louisiana, at some point you’re going to need to get some gear. From…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Louisiana

5 Great Hiking Trails in Louisiana
Hiking in Louisiana is unlike hiking anywhere else in the country. Witness the majestic wildlife that live in the deltas, marshes, and swamps…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Louisiana

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Louisiana
Louisiana boasts some of the most gorgeous hiking trails in the country, with diverse animal and plant life in any number of locales. It’s…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Louisiana

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Louisiana
Louisiana is one of the most prized backdrops in the U.S., with its lagoons, lakes, swamps, and rivers offering picturesque views for your next jet…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Louisiana

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Louisiana
Stand-up paddlers in Louisiana have the unique opportunity to take advantage of the many bayous throughout the state. Bayous are fantastic locations…
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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 Louisiana

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Louisiana
As a state with an abundance of rivers, waterways, and marshland, it’s no wonder that kayaking is one of the most popular outdoor pastimes in…
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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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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Claiborne Multi-Use Trails

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Claiborne Multi-Use Trails
If you’re in search of the ultimate off-roading adventure, we’re here to help. Across Louisiana, you’ll find top-notch ATV trails…
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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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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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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range
When it comes to long-range shooting at big game animals like deer and elk, the best advice is don’t do it. Do your hunting before you pull the…
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Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now

Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now
What if I told you about a hunting opportunity that’s happening right now, which offers abundant access to productive land, requires a minimum…
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Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For
People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right…
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10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Louisiana

10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Louisiana
Folks in Louisiana will find a reason to celebrate just about anything, especially when it comes to the great outdoors. There’s a festival for…
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WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash

WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash
While competing in the Red Bull Rampage, a freeride mountain bike competition held in Utah, rider Nicholi Rogatkin withstood one of the most…
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Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting

Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting
A couple of years ago I walked up to a trail camera in north-central Wisconsin to check the images. When I opened it up to retrieve the SD card, I…
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Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure
There’s something downright elegant about stripping life down to its basic elements: shelter and food (and, ideally, good company). We’re…
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Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro
The handgun is the toughest of the three primary firearms to master. Rifles and shotguns are fired from the shoulder, which provides a more stable…
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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America

5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America
Summer is here and now is the best time to enjoy a whitewater adventure with friends and family. Outfitted trips can be found all across the U.S. and…
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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish
The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer

5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer
Fuel prices are a lot like the weather: Lots of folks talk about them, but there’s not much you can do about them. The price at the pump…
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WATCH: What happens when you put a GoPro on a cannonball?

WATCH: What happens when you put a GoPro on a cannonball?
When a seventh grader was tasked with putting together a project for her science fair, she got creative. The student and her family fashioned a…
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