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Camping Done Right: 10 Best Outdoor Stores in Virginia

Camping Done Right: 10 Best Outdoor Stores in Virginia
Virginia is for campers as much as it is for lovers—it’s practically our second credo. For your next big camping trip, make sure to stock…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Virginia

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Virginia
Virginia has glorious waterfront campsites all along its eastern seaboard. Waiting for you at these campsites are an abundance of water recreation…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Virginia

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Virginia
With lush forests, wetlands, and mountainous regions, Virginia is a haven for primitive camping. If you’re looking for an adventure deep within…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Virginia

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Virginia
Planning a family camping trip? Virginia has one of the most varied and beautiful landscapes of any state in the U.S. Whether you’ve got your…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Virginia

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Virginia
Steeped in history and culture, Virginia is one of the most exciting states to visit on vacation. Whether you prefer the beaches to the east or the…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Virginia

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Virginia
No matter where you find yourself in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you’re never far from an outstanding hiking trail. Mountains. Valleys.…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Virginia

5 Energizing Hikes in Virginia
Virginian hikers enjoy many of the most rewarding trails on the East Coast. When it comes to upping the ante and pushing yourself on a more…
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7 Best Trail Running Spots in Virginia

7 Best Trail Running Spots in Virginia
Trail runners in Virginia have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Should you head to the beach and the oft-sighted First Landing State Park?…
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7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Virginia

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Virginia
Virginia’s diverse natural habitats, from the beaches on the eastern shore to the mountains and nature preserves, make for a fantastic place…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia

5 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia
Hiking in Virginia is a regular pastime. Hundreds of hiking trails across our many state parks, national parks, and routes leading through the…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Virginia

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Virginia
You better hold on tight, because you’re in for a rush of a ride on Virginia’s waters. Being home to the Chesapeake Bay, the Dismal…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Virginia

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Virginia
Virginia is home to beaches, swamps, rivers and lakes, islands and hidden city waterways. The Commonwealth has a wealth of locations perfect for…
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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 Virginia

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Virginia
Virginia’s natural splendor is well known throughout the country. With natural wonders like the Great Dismal Swamp in our backyard, it’s…
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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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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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5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Virginia

5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Virginia
There’s nothing like the rush of dirt biking. Whether you’re brand new to riding or consider yourself an expert, Virginian trails await.…
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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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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Virginia

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Virginia
Fishing is one of Virginia’s most important industries, with perfect access to the Chesapeake Bay and many other bodies of water. Whether…
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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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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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How to Choose Your First Handgun—Step Outside

How to Choose Your First Handgun—Step Outside
The term “handgun” covers a lot of ground, from easy-to-conceal pocket pistols to specialty single-shots designed for hunting big game.…
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