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8 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Kansas

8 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Kansas
Kansans love fall. This fact is self-evident from the sheer number of celebrations, apple picking opportunities, and abundant options for outdoor…
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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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Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond

Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond
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 Best Outdoor Stores in Kansas

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Kansas
The motto for camping is to always be prepared. Camping and sleeping out in the wilderness allows you to be close to nature and experience the…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Kansas

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Kansas
The state of Kansas, set in the very center of the United States, offers some of the best scenic views anywhere. For those of us looking to retreat…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Kansas

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Kansas
It is time to pack up your backpack, throw it over your shoulder and explore the Kansas outdoor landscapes. As diverse and wonderful as the citizens,…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Kansas

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Kansas
Pack up the family and get ready for a camping adventure. In Kansas, you’ll find a plethora of family-oriented campgrounds just waiting to be…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Kansas

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Kansas
In Kansas, you can find an excellent RV park to stop, stay, and enjoy time away with your family. RV parks are the perfect middle ground camping…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Kansas

5 Energizing Hikes in Kansas
Take some time away from your busy life to decompress among nature. Trekking your way through Kansas’ many delightfully picturesque hiking…
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Start Your Trek: 8 Best Hiking Retailers in Kansas

Start Your Trek: 8 Best Hiking Retailers in Kansas
One of the most peaceful and relaxing ways to appreciate nature is by going on a hike through spaces teeming with wildlife and fresh air. Nothing…
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7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Kansas

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Kansas
Kansas’ landscape of wide-open plains and untouched prairies makes for an impeccable birdwatching destination. Whether you’re searching…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Kansas

5 Great Hiking Trails in Kansas
Pack up the family and get ready to immerse yourself in the natural magnificence of Kansas. With a tremendous amount of hiking trails waiting to be…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Kansas

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Kansas
Whether you’re looking for a short hike or a challenging trek, Kansas abounds with scenic byways and breathtaking vistas. The most experienced…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Kansas

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Kansas
It’s time to hit the waters for a day of adrenaline-charged excitement. From the wide bodies of water to the narrow fingers of the lake, jet…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Kansas

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Kansas
There are some truly unique spots across Kansas to enjoy flatwater, stand-up paddleboarding. Whether you’re simply looking for a therapeutic…
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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 Kansas

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Kansas
If you’re looking for a paddle sport adventure, consider taking up kayaking to explore the lakes and rivers of Kansas. With the presence of a…
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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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8 Best Archery Outfitters in Kansas

8 Best Archery Outfitters in Kansas
Archery is one of the oldest and most skillful sports. If you’re in need of replacement arrows, targets for practicing before a big hunt, or a…
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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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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Kansas

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Kansas
If you’re a thrill seeker in Kansas, checking out one of the state’s excellent ATV off-roading trails is a must. With so much expansive…
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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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