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Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Wisconsin

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Wisconsin
When it comes time to escape into the wilderness, you’re going to want the right gear. From the warmest sleeping bags, to durable cookware, to…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Wisconsin

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Wisconsin
Summer in Wisconsin is to be cherished to the highest extent. To enjoy it to its fullest, a lakefront camping experience is in order. We’ve…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Wisconsin

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Wisconsin
Get away from the city lights and noise. Pack a hiking bag and some overnight clothes to hunker down in a spot for the night. Take that long hike…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Wisconsin

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Wisconsin
Get ready to explore the Wisconsin wilderness through its abundant, family-friendly campgrounds. Allow your kids to explore and become one with…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Wisconsin

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Wisconsin
When nice weather hits, the campers hit the road. If you’re not into tenting it, then renting or owning an RV is the perfect option. With an…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Wisconsin

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Wisconsin
Hiking for exercise is one thing, but hiking for the beautiful views, well, that’s a whole other story! We’ve combined the best hiking…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Wisconsin

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Wisconsin
There are plenty of beautiful places to go for an invigorating trail run in Wisconsin. Whether it’s through the woods or passing through some…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Wisconsin

5 Energizing Hikes in Wisconsin
There’s nothing more energizing and fulfilling than completing a hike.  Whether it’s a short or lengthy trail loop, we’ve…
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8 Best Hiking Retailers in Wisconsin

8 Best Hiking Retailers in Wisconsin
Whether you’re planning a serious backpacking trek or you’re just seeking a more leisurely day hike, outfitting yourself with the proper…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around High Cliff State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around High Cliff State Park
Situated on Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park is among the most picturesque places to visit in Wisconsin. To truly experience all that the nearly…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Wisconsin

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Wisconsin
Birdwatching is among the most exciting and fascinating activities to partake in. And in Wisconsin, there’s no telling what kinds of amazing…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Wisconsin

5 Great Hiking Trails in Wisconsin
Going hiking with the family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active while doing so. With diverse terrain, Wisconsin’s greatest…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Wisconsin

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Wisconsin
Summer in Wisconsin is a beautiful sight to see, and with 15,000 lakes, it’s best to soak up those sunny days atop the water. To fly across the…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Wisconsin

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Wisconsin
The popular sport of paddleboarding has seamlessly made its way to Wisconsin waters. Come summertime, rent a paddleboard if you don’t own one…
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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 Wisconsin

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Wisconsin
Kayaking is an awesome and rewarding water sport to invest in. There is no better way to explore the waters and natural beauty of Wisconsin. If…
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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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5 Best Dirt Biking Trails in Wisconsin

5 Best Dirt Biking Trails in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has miles upon miles of excellent dirt biking opportunity. From the twisting state trails to enormous recreation areas, you’d be…
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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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9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Wisconsin

9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is home to many great fishing holes. With great fishing holes comes the need for a trusty bait shop. Any experienced fisherman knows that a…
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5 Best Fishing Holes in Wisconsin

5 Best Fishing Holes in Wisconsin
Ask any real fisherman and they’ll never give up their secret spot for massive fish. But there are 15 different lakes in Wisconsin just waiting…
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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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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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