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Best Places to Fish in the Midwest This Fall

Best Places to Fish in the Midwest This Fall
Walleyes and a variety of salmon are on the autumn menu in the Midwest as anglers have a last chance to fish open water before the winter freeze…
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Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures

Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures
Autumn is the season of dynamic changes for fishermen, and sort of a mirror image of spring. Where spawning runs typically define spring fishing,…
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5 Amazing Water Trails You Need To Try Right Now!

5 Amazing Water Trails You Need To Try Right Now!
Mountains have them, municipalities have them, so why shouldn’t waterways have them as well? I’m talking about trails that keep you on a…
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How To Find Your Deer After The Shot

How To Find Your Deer After The Shot
Despite what we may see on television, deer usually do not drop in their tracks at the shot. Sometimes, too, “stuff” happens and the shot…
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Hunting: How to Read the Land for Deer

Hunting: How to Read the Land for Deer
Most how-to deer hunting pieces tell you how to set a treestand or how to trim a shooting lane. Some may even offer some wisdom on setting up between…
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Bowhunting—How To Hunt The Awful October Lull

Bowhunting—How To Hunt The Awful October Lull
Most bowhunters view early- to mid-October (the October Lull) as a waste of their time in the deer woods. The biggest misconception about the Lull is…
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Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
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4WD Survival—5 Things To Have When You're Really Stuck

4WD Survival—5 Things To Have When You're Really Stuck
Getting stuck is an unavoidable part of driving off-road. But there’s a difference between garden-variety stuck and the big stuck: the mud…
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Fall Camping Essentials—10 Items You Need to Have

Fall Camping Essentials—10 Items You Need to Have
Every year, it feels like the summer camping and backpacking season flies by in a flash. If where you live is like my region of the US, your outdoor…
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WATCH: Seal smacks kayaker with octopus

WATCH: Seal smacks kayaker with octopus
  A group was kayaking on New Zealand’s South Island when they had a truly unique experience with a seal. While fur seals are commonly…
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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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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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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
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 Indiana

Camping Done Right: 5 Essential Outdoor Stores in Indiana
If you are planning a camping trip soon, it’s best to stock up on all the imperative tools and supplies you might need while you’re out…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Indiana

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Indiana
Camping in Indiana is an adventure, and a beautiful one at that. There is nothing more beautiful than waking up next to a blue, picturesque lake and…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Indiana

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Indiana
No matter the time of year, Indiana is an excellent place to camp. The state has an abundance of places to backpack through and camp overnight, but…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Indiana

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Indiana
Nothing says summer in Indiana like camping. Whether it is taking out the RV, staying in a cabin, or sleeping in a tent under the stars, Indiana has…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Indiana

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Indiana
Let Mother Nature work her magic as you reconnect with nature and escape the everyday hustle and bustle. Across the state of Indiana, you’ll…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Indiana

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Indiana
Trail running is a popular activity for those seeking to get fit in Indiana. There are many trails to choose from, some within state parks, others…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Indiana

5 Energizing Hikes in Indiana
No matter the time of year, Indiana is a gorgeous place to hike. For the more advanced or intermediate hiker, these energizing hikes will put you to…
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Making the Most Out of Potato Creek State Park

Making the Most Out of Potato Creek State Park
Indiana has dozens of beautiful state parks to visit, but the one that should be on the top of your list is Potato Creek State Park in northern North…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Indiana

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Indiana
The proper footwear, outerwear, and water bottle, will make all the difference on a hike. If you’re looking to head out for a trek, whether…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Brown County State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Brown County State Park
Indiana has a range of beautiful state parks to visit, but perhaps the most popular destination for Hoosiers and visitors alike is Brown County State…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Indiana

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Indiana
There is nothing more peaceful than birdwatching. Being surrounded by nature, listening to the calls of the various species of birds, and feeling the…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Indiana

5 Great Hiking Trails in Indiana
When the weather is nice in Indiana, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the state’s natural beauty than taking on one of its…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Indiana

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Indiana
There is nothing more relaxing than a hike. Walking through the wilderness, breathing in the fresh air and listening to the sound of wildlife…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Indiana

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Indiana
Don’t be fooled by Indiana being a landlocked state—we love our watersports! Indiana is home to over 80 beautiful lakes, so there is…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Indiana

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Indiana
Although Indiana is landlocked, there is still plenty of opportunity for water sports in the state! Paddleboarding has recently become one of the…
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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 Indiana

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Indiana
Even though she may be in the Midwest, Indiana has so many places for kayakers of all ages and levels! Indiana’s waters are beautiful, and 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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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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