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How To Keep Firearms Safe In Your Home

How To Keep Firearms Safe In Your Home
Perhaps you’ve finally taken the leap and purchased your first firearm. Or maybe you’re thinking about buying your first handgun or…
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National Parks: How To Book The Best Campsites

National Parks: How To Book The Best Campsites
If you’re planning a spring or summer camping trip to one of our national parks, now is the time to book your campsite reservations. Whether…
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How To Hunt Ducks The Easy Way

How To Hunt Ducks The Easy Way
Duck hunting is one of the easiest hunting sports for new shotgunners to expand into. Ample public-land hunting opportunities abound for waterfowlers…
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Snowmobiles And ATVs: How To Find The Best Winter Rides

Snowmobiles And ATVs: How To Find The Best Winter Rides
Weeks before the official start of winter, snowmobile riders are heading for high elevations in the Rockies in search of groomed trails leading to…
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Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm
One of the best things about hiking is that it is an outdoor activity that you can do all year long. So why is that so many avid hikers hang up their…
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How To Catch More Winter Bass And Walleyes Right Now!

How To Catch More Winter Bass And Walleyes Right Now!
Regardless of where they swim, fish don’t stop eating just because it’s winter. Granted, their metabolism slows and they don’t…
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Where To Find The Best Skiing And Snowboarding

Where To Find The Best Skiing And Snowboarding
Cue the family ski vacation. Early snow reports are confirming that there has never been a better year to plan a hot chocolate-drinking, board…
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Youth Archery: How To Get Your Kids Started The Easy Way

Youth Archery: How To Get Your Kids Started The Easy Way
As the father of twin seven-year-olds, I’m always looking for ways to get my girls involved in the things I love to do. One activity I thought…
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10 Best Ski and Snowboard Stores in Illinois

10 Best Ski and Snowboard Stores in Illinois
Although it may not be as mountainous as other areas of the United States, Illinois is home to several top-notch ski and snowboard shops to make your…
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5 Best Ski Destinations for Families in Illinois

5 Best Ski Destinations for Families in Illinois
It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced skier or a complete newbie, skiing with the family is a fun way to enjoy the winter season.…
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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
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Buying Your New Bow Made Easy

Buying Your New Bow Made Easy
It seems that the flagship bows from most companies are released earlier and earlier each year, with some showing up the first week of October.…
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Florida Fun: Fish Your Way From Disney World To Tampa

Florida Fun: Fish Your Way From Disney World To Tampa
It’s December. For those in northern states that means cold and snow—the kind of weather you want to escape from. Maybe you’ve been…
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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
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Bird Hunting's Best--6 Top Spots To Hunt Right Now

Bird Hunting's Best--6 Top Spots To Hunt Right Now
For diehard bird hunters, the season gets going just as the snow begins to fall and birds settle into their seasonal habits. For waterfowlers, the…
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12 Best Gift Ideas for Off-Roaders

12 Best Gift Ideas for Off-Roaders
Tis the season! With the holidays right around the corner, you may be wracking your brain to find something new and different for your favorite…
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Save Big Money With These 9 Amazing Ski Resort Hacks

Save Big Money With These 9 Amazing Ski Resort Hacks
Whether you’re a die-hard powder hound or simply curious about why people subject themselves to a gear-intensive sport that takes place outside…
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Escape The Cold At These Amazing Glamping Destinations

Escape The Cold At These Amazing Glamping Destinations
Glamping is typically defined as a mix of glamor and camping. The result is an outdoor experience unlike any other, where campers spend their days…
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Why The .22 LR Is America’s Favorite Cartridge To Shoot

Why The .22 LR  Is America’s Favorite Cartridge To Shoot
There is a reason the world consumes millions of rounds of .22 LR ammunition each year. The popular .22 offers almost no recoil, so it’s easy…
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VIDEO: Hang gliding adventure turns into a nightmare

VIDEO: Hang gliding adventure turns into a nightmare
  What was supposed to be a fun first-time hang gliding experience in Switzerland transformed into a near-death event for this man. The…
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WATCH: Majestic sea eagle lands on woman’s arm

WATCH: Majestic sea eagle lands on woman’s arm
  On average, the Steller's sea eagle is the heaviest eagle on the planet, weighing anywhere between 11 to 20 pounds. This enormous eagle can…
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VIDEO—Unlikely companions: A dog and a dolphin

VIDEO—Unlikely companions: A dog and a dolphin
  While swimming in the waters off the coast of the Bahamas, Bella the dog started splashing around with a new-found friend: A dolphin.…
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10 Craziest Mountain Biking Wipeouts and Close Calls

10 Craziest Mountain Biking Wipeouts and Close Calls
Mountain biking is not for the faint of heart. This sport is reserved for the boldest and bravest. With the introduction of iPhones, GoPros, and…
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WATCH: Baby bear climbs up snowy cliff to Mama Bear

WATCH: Baby bear climbs up snowy cliff to Mama Bear
  While following its Mama on the edge of an incredibly steep and snowy cliff, a baby bear lost its footing and fell down the side. Watch as…
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18 Amazing New Fishing Products For Holiday Gift Giving

18 Amazing New Fishing Products For Holiday Gift Giving
ICAST is the trade show produced by the American Sportfishing Association. At this annual gathering, tackle manufacturers showcase their latest…
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VIDEO: Watch as a salty seagull snatches this guy’s phone

VIDEO: Watch as a salty seagull snatches this guy’s phone
After a man dropped his phone while recording a video in Newport, Rhode Island, a sneaky seagull seized the opportunity to get a new iPhone. Watch…
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Bow Accuracy--5 Easy Ways To Shoot Tighter Groups

Bow Accuracy--5 Easy Ways To Shoot Tighter Groups
Watching an accomplished archer shoot a bow well is like watching a pro golfer make a perfect chip shot. Both shots look nearly effortless when done…
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4x4 Master Class--How To Conquer Snow And Ice

4x4 Master Class--How To Conquer Snow And Ice
Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean your four-wheeling fun has to stop. Four-wheel drive doesn’t make you…
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4 Easy Ways To Winterize Your Truck

4 Easy Ways To Winterize Your Truck
When the snow flies, everyone knows it’s best to slow down and follow the recommended safe-driving tips to avoid ending up in a snowbank…
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Want To Shoot Your Shotgun Better? Get Stupid.

Want To Shoot Your Shotgun Better? Get Stupid.
“You have the greatest computer in the history of the world sitting on your shoulders. If you want to shoot a shotgun well, get out of its…
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It’s The Rut! Now What?

It’s The Rut! Now What?
The main thing you need to know about the rut, which has been studied and defined to within inches of its death, is that for a few magical weeks…
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Outdoor Gift Ideas—10 Items Campers Will Love!

Outdoor Gift Ideas—10 Items Campers Will Love!
Every year, the outdoor industry outdoes itself at the bi-annual Outdoor Retailer show in Denver, CO, showcasing the best new camping, hiking,…
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Kayak Adventures--5 Warm-Weather Escapes To Try Right Now

Kayak Adventures--5 Warm-Weather Escapes To Try Right Now
Just because Old Man Winter is rearing his balaclava-covered head, doesn't mean you have to hang up your paddle. From sea kayaking along warm,…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fox Ridge State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fox Ridge State Park
Sprawling across thousands of acres with twinkling lakes and lush vegetation, Fox Ridge State Park is the ideal escape. Whether you’re looking…
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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Illinois

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Illinois
The Illinois off-roading scene is a burgeoning one, with several independent parks scattered throughout the state catering to ATVs, motocross, and…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Illinois

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Illinois
Illinois’ state parks and forest preserves feature miles of hiking trails offering scenic views of lush foliage, native wildlife, and…
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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Little Egypt Off Road

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Little Egypt Off Road
Off-roading is an adventurous activity for people who are ready to leave the pavement behind. There are several off-roading areas throughout…
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WATCH: This may be the chubbiest raccoon ever

WATCH: This may be the chubbiest raccoon ever
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pet Love (@totallypetlove) on Oct 6, 2018 at 9:59am PDT   A…
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WATCH: Forest appears to breathe when hit with strong winds

WATCH: Forest appears to breathe when hit with strong winds
  When a forest in Quebec was hit with heavy winds, the forest floor began to undulate as if it were breathing. This incredible phenomenon…
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WATCH: Big waves send 7 boat passengers flying

WATCH: Big waves send 7 boat passengers flying
  A group of people were power boat racing on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri when things went awry. After hitting a rough patch of waves, the…
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WATCH: Bunny loves playing in the leaves!

WATCH: Bunny loves playing in the leaves!
  Meet Bun Bun. This little rescue bunny was picked up on the side of an abandoned country road. Now, she spends her time with her loving…
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WATCH: Frantic cat just wants to get inside

WATCH: Frantic cat just wants to get inside
View this post on Instagram A post shared by @the_cable_guy_ on Oct 21, 2018 at 12:13pm PDT   Watch as a cat…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Illinois

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Illinois
RV camping provides the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily mundane routines and stresses of our modern lifestyles. Illinois offers many…
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5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Illinois

5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Illinois
Fall in Illinois means pumpkin patches, local festivals, and camping in the beautiful state parks throughout the state. The dense forests, lush…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Illinois

5 Energizing Hikes in Illinois
Working out at the gym can get mundane for outdoor enthusiasts, so many decide to pursue invigorating hikes in nature. From rock formations to scenic…
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10 Best Archery Outfitters in Illinois

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Illinois
Illinois is fortunate to have a great selection of high-quality archery gear stores throughout the state. No matter your archery style or experience…
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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Illinois

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Illinois
Illinois’ locally-owned bait shops offer fresh, high-quality bait and expert fishing advice. What more could you ask for? Whether you’re…
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Start Your Trek: 10 Best Hiking Retailers in Illinois

Start Your Trek: 10 Best Hiking Retailers in Illinois
Before undertaking any hiking trip, one must be equipped with all of the proper equipment. From the right boots, the right layers, to the right…
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WATCH: Magical stingray migration in Florida

WATCH: Magical stingray migration in Florida
  People parasailing in Destin, Florida, captured awe-inspiring footage of migrating stingrays from above. Truly a once in a…
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8 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Illinois

8 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Illinois
In a state with one of the nation’s great cities and a deep-rooted agricultural history, fall is a time of year to celebrate. That’s why…
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