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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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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Minnesota

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Minnesota
Minnesota is widely regarded as one of the best trail states in the country. Folks who love to off-road will be ecstatic to learn that more than…
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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Minnesota

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Minnesota
Fishing is serious business in Minnesota. And serious anglers require serious tackle—as well as their favorite bait for the fish they’re…
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5 Best Fishing Spots in Minnesota

5 Best Fishing Spots in Minnesota
In Minnesota, fishing is a very big deal. Every year, the opening of walleye season (which almost always falls on Mothers Day weekend) has folks…
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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: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Minnesota

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Minnesota
Getting outside is a favorite pastime in the North Star State. And one of the best ways to dive deep into all that nature has to offer is camping.…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Minnesota

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Minnesota
In a state that has more than 10,000 lakes and at least as many campsites, it can be tough to choose the best spots to pitch a tent or park your RV.…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Minnesota

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Minnesota
Hiking in to a campsite with everything you need on your back is a great way to take a break from everyday life and make a primal connection with…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Minnesota

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Minnesota
Minnesota is a wilderness lover’s paradise, but not all of the state’s most beautiful areas are ideal for families who want to camp.…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Minnesota

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Minnesota
One of the best ways to enjoy all the natural beauty that Minnesota has to offer is in the comfort of your RV. Not only do you get to commune with…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota

5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota
Hiking is a wonderful way to get your heart pumping. As you hike with more frequency, you can up the ante by attempting to navigate longer, more…
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Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park

Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park
Defined by the Sawtooth Mountains and more than 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is a rustic, charming, outdoor lover’s paradise. When it comes to…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota

Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota
Whether you consider yourself an experienced outdoors person or a beginner, hiking is a fantastic way to relieve stress from your hectic life, get…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota
Minnesota is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The eastern hardwood forest, northern boreal forest, and tallgrass prairie biomes all converge in the…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Minnesota

5 Great Hiking Trails in Minnesota
Minnesota is a hiker’s paradise. With terrain that ranges from elevation changes of almost 2,000 feet in the northeast part of the state to…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Minnesota

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Minnesota
In a state renowned for its trails, its hard to pick just a handful of scenic hikes—there are so many. What makes Minnesota such a great state…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Minnesota

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Minnesota
With so many immaculate, shimmering lakes in Minnesota, the popularity of stand-up paddleboarding in the state has soared. The most challenging part…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Minnesota

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Minnesota
Sometimes the best way to enjoy Minnesota’s thousands of lakes is zipping across them on a personal watercraft, bouncing off the waves, getting…
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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 Minnesota

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Minnesota
Paddling is an awesome way to explore the lakes and rivers that define the Minnesota landscape. Some spots are exposed or susceptible to rough water,…
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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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