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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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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Tennessee

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Tennessee
Tennessee’s freshwater fishing opportunities in the state’s beautiful lakes and streams are second to none. Despite not being on the…
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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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Journey Underground and Discover Tennessee’s Incredible Lost Sea

Journey Underground and Discover Tennessee’s Incredible Lost Sea
Glassy waters, a stillness in the air. Welcome to Sweetwater Tennessee’s Lost Sea—America’s largest underground lake. A…
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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 Tennessee

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Tennessee
Tennessee offers some of the best camping opportunities in the country, given its abundance of state parks, lakes, and mountain vistas. However, both…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Tennessee

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Tennessee
Tennessee is widely known as a camping destination, and there’s no better spot to pitch your tent than nestled against the shoreline of one of…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Tennessee

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Tennessee
If you’re looking for a rustic camping experience in unspoiled nature, but don’t want to lose the modern amenities because you’re…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Tennessee

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Tennessee
There are few more relaxing pastimes than camping, especially at a fantastic RV campsite. Great sites provide a plethora of amenities that add to…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Tennessee

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Tennessee
There’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than a backpack camping trip. No distractions, no traffic or highway noise—just…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Tennessee

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Tennessee
A good run isn’t always about beating your best time. Sometimes, it’s about the journey as you push yourself in unprecedented ways.…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Tennessee

5 Energizing Hikes in Tennessee
There’s nothing quite like a good hike to get your heart pumping while you take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature. As a bonus, a good…
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Making the Most of Rock Island State Park

Making the Most of Rock Island State Park
With one of the best outdoor scenes in the country, Tennessee knows no limits when it comes to creating epic experiences in nature. The state parks…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Tennessee

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Tennessee
Tennessee hikers know that it takes a special kind of store to meet their needs. Given the hundreds of hiking trails, state parks, waterfalls, and…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fort Pillow State Historic Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fort Pillow State Historic Park
There’s more to vacationing in Tennessee than the Great Smoky Mountains, and the state’s abundance of state parks prove it. You…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Tennessee

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Tennessee
Birdwatching takes serious concentration, planning, and effort if you want to catch a glimpse of your favorite bird species. Seasoned birdwatchers…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Tennessee

5 Great Hiking Trails in Tennessee
From magnificent waterfalls and inviting swimming holes to stunning mountain peaks and views, Tennessee has it all! The Volunteer State is packed…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Tennessee

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Tennessee
Tennessee is home to over 75 natural areas and any number of excellent trails, forests, and waterfalls. Whether you’re an expert hiker looking…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Tennessee

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Tennessee
This summer, enjoy the incredible natural beauty Tennessee has to offer from the water as you zip through lakes, rivers, and mountainsides upon a jet…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Tennessee

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Tennessee
Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the Tennessee area. With a vast number of lakes, rivers, and waterways throughout the…
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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 Tennessee

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Tennessee
From vast river routes to gorge explorations, Tennessee’s waterways await kayakers of varying skill. When you’re just starting out with 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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10 Best Archery Outfitters in Tennessee

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Tennessee
Olympic archer or entry-level bow hunter, anyone can enjoy the thrill of this incredible sport. Tennessee plays home to several archery ranges and…
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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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