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Best Places to Fish in the East This Fall

Best Places to Fish in the East This Fall
A smorgasbord of baitfish is served up to striped bass in the fall as they make their way south along the Atlantic coast from Maine to their…
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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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10 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Connecticut

10 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Connecticut
Being in the northeast, Connecticut is (without choice) full of fall cheer, simply because of the crisp weather and changing leaves. The colorful…
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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: 6 Essential Outdoor Stores in Connecticut

Camping Done Right: 6 Essential Outdoor Stores in Connecticut
There’s nothing like sleeping in the great outdoors. Zipped up comfortably inside a tent, tucked into a warm sleeping bag, the fresh air…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Connecticut

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Connecticut
With opportunities for swimming, fishing, hiking, and birding—and affordability to boot—these five campgrounds offer ample opportunities…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Connecticut

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Connecticut
Looking for a great getaway for your family this summer? Parents and children will enjoy camping out under the stars at one of Connecticut’s…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Connecticut

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Connecticut
Camping is an affordable way to see our beautiful state, especially if you travel with an RV. The five campsites included here put visitors in a…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Connecticut

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Connecticut
Backpack campers love the fact that the trails maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association feature shelters and campsites for their…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Connecticut

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Connecticut
Trail running isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a skill that many runners acquire when seeking something more exciting than running on…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Connecticut

5 Energizing Hikes in Connecticut
A challenging hike will leave you tired, but in the very best way. Sure, you might feel a few twinges in your muscles from the exertion, but…
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Make the Most Out of Rocky Neck State Park

Make the Most Out of Rocky Neck State Park
Retreat to the gorgeous wilderness of southeastern Connecticut at Rock Neck State Park. Located in East Lyme, it’s an excellent spot for family…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut
Hikers have a true love and appreciation for the great outdoors. After all, it’s a pastime that can be experienced practically any time of…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Connecticut

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Connecticut
Hiking and birding go hand in hand. Enjoying a hike is an excellent way to get in some exercise while enjoying the great outdoors, even with frequent…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Connecticut

5 Great Hiking Trails in Connecticut
When the weather is nice, enjoy a family-friendly and budget-friendly day out hiking along Connecticut’s nature trails. Though hiking trails…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Connecticut

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Connecticut
No matter the time of year, Connecticut’s nature can be best enjoyed on its acres upon acres of preserved land. In the summer, see if you can…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Connecticut

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Connecticut
Stroke, stroke, glide—it is such a unique feeling to surf atop the water on a stand-up paddleboard. Stand-up paddleboarding is an excellent…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Connecticut

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Connecticut
With wind in your hair and the waves splashing, feel the thrill of a speedy ride on the water. Jet skiing in Connecticut’s numerous bodies of…
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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 Connecticut

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Connecticut
Kayaking is not only a great way to stay fit, but an excellent mode of exploring the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Novice kayakers will be…
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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 Fishing Spots in Connecticut

5 Best Fishing Spots in Connecticut
Those interested in fishing for sport, food, or leisure can find an abundance of fishing areas across Connecticut’s many bodies of water.…
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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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