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Write a Letter, Get Permission to Hunt

Write a Letter, Get Permission to Hunt

If COVID-19 ended your plans to go door to door seeking permission to hunt private property, don’t fret. Try writing instead. Letters let you follow…
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Learn to Scout with Google Earth and Google Maps

Learn to Scout with Google Earth and Google Maps

Scouting is one of hunting’s most important keys to success. You’ll shoot few animals if you can’t identify their likely feeding and bedding areas.…
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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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7 Simple Rules Every Paddler Should Know

7 Simple Rules Every Paddler Should Know

Getting out on the water is one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy summer days outdoors. To keep everyone safe and to enjoy your paddling days even…
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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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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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Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
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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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5 Excellent Firearm Training Schools in the U.S.

5 Excellent Firearm Training Schools in the U.S.

Whether you’re a brand-new gun owner or a shooter with a lifetime of experience who wants to hone his or her skills, a firearm training school…
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8 Emergency Gear Items to Bring on Your Hike

8 Emergency Gear Items to Bring on Your Hike

When you set out on a hike, you probably don’t expect that anything will go wrong—and most of the time, you’re right. But things…
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Project ChildSafe—Own It? Respect It. Secure It.

Project ChildSafe—Own It? Respect It. Secure It.

Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), is the largest, most comprehensive firearms safety education program…
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How to Pack Your Camping First Aid Kit

How to Pack Your Camping First Aid Kit

Expect the unexpected when you're exploring the great outdoors. Whether you're setting up camp at an established site in a national park or you're…
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Kayak Safety: 5 Essential Survival Skills to Know

Kayak Safety: 5 Essential Survival Skills to Know

Sitting atop a kayak on the water is a great way to experience nature from a new vantage point. Whether you're embarking on a leisurely journey on a…
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10 State Park Campsites to Visit This Summer

10 State Park Campsites to Visit This Summer

Visiting America's abundant and diverse state parks for a camping trip is a great way to make the most of summertime. With natural beauty and plenty…
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Blood Trailing Step by Step

Blood Trailing Step by Step

Broadhead-tipped arrows kill through massive blood loss, which can happen just seconds after impact. During those few seconds, however, a deer can…
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Seeking Shade: 5 Late-Summer Hikes That Won't Overheat You

Seeking Shade: 5 Late-Summer Hikes That Won't Overheat You

With scorching summer days reaching 100 degrees or more, you might think that hiking simply isn’t an option in late summer. The good news is…
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8 Helpful Camping Products for Keeping Cool in Late Summer

8 Helpful Camping Products for Keeping Cool in Late Summer

Summer is the most popular time to camp. But as much as we love the warm weather, being too hot for too long can put a damper on the good times.…
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What’s Available for Archery Near Me?

What’s Available for Archery Near Me?

You made the first decision: You want to try archery. Now you need to find an archery shop or range near you. Archery shops have experienced,…
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Summer Fishing: 5 Species to Target and Where to Find Them

Summer Fishing: 5 Species to Target and Where to Find Them

When the weather heats up, many species of fish become sluggish and head for deeper, colder water. For others, summer is prime feeding time, and that…
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6 Key Items for Summer Whitetail Scouting

6 Key Items for Summer Whitetail Scouting

Although you can’t get out and hunt for deer in the summer, you can start preparing for the fall by scouting locations. Knowing the places that…
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Trail Blazer: 7 Supportive Trail Running Shoes

Trail Blazer: 7 Supportive Trail Running Shoes

One of the key qualities to look for in a trail running shoe is support. You want a shoe that will cushion your feet from hard surfaces and prevent…
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6 Items to Add to Your ATV Toolkit

6 Items to Add to Your ATV Toolkit

Riding your ATV virtually ensures you're traveling off the beaten path and when that happens, you don't want to get stuck and caught unprepared. It…
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Summertime Scouting Equals Big Fall Bucks

Summertime Scouting Equals Big Fall Bucks

For a lot of hunters, deer are just about the last thing on their minds when the temperatures push triple digits and the humidity makes just walking…
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Why the .45 ACP is Still on Top

Why the .45 ACP is Still on Top

When choosing a handgun cartridge, you will find all sorts of choices, from the .22 rimfires to the .32s, 9mms, .38 Specials and .357 Magnums up…
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Compounds vs. Recurve Bows

Compounds vs. Recurve Bows

There’s something simple and primitive about recurve bows. And there’s something powerful and modern about compound bows. So which should you…
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Five Archery Tips for Bowhunters

Five Archery Tips for Bowhunters

Every hunter’s “To-Do List” gets jam-packed as bowhunting season nears, but everyone’s priority is archery practice. These five tips will help you…
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How to Determine Your Effective Archery Range

How to Determine Your Effective Archery Range

Some people have incredible archery skills. They can hit targets 80 or even 100 yards away! But would they dream of shooting at a whitetail at those…
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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Gear?

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Gear?

Your best friend unwrapped a new compound bow for their birthday. Your favorite brand just released its new line. Your Instagram feed is flooded with…
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Outdoor Target Archery: Targets and Scoring

Outdoor Target Archery: Targets and Scoring

Outdoor target archery is the sport shot in the Olympic Games and World Archery’s World Cup series, both of which attract the world’s elite archers.…
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Beginner vs. Advanced Recurve Limbs

Beginner vs. Advanced Recurve Limbs

Choosing equipment can be overwhelming, especially when spending lots of hard-earned money. Unlike some accessories such as sights and the plunger,…
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Optics Buying Guide for Bowhunters

Optics Buying Guide for Bowhunters

Most bowhunters have that one friend who spots 10 times more animals than they do. Maybe those friends have superhuman vision or maybe it’s the…
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Improve Yourself through Archery

Improve Yourself through Archery

Archery isn’t just about shooting arrows and making friends. Life lessons you learn from competing in tournaments near home and around the world can…
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7 Perfect Father's Day Gifts for the Outdoor-Loving Dad

7 Perfect Father's Day Gifts for the Outdoor-Loving Dad

On Sunday, June 21, we celebrate all things fatherhood. If your dad introduced you to your love of the great outdoors, it's the perfect time to show…
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All About ILF Bows

All About ILF Bows

If you’re interested in barebow, traditional or Olympic recurve archery, you have many great equipment options, including the popular ILF bow. To…
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Which Arrow Rest is Best for You?

Which Arrow Rest is Best for You?

Perhaps the most important accessory you put on your bow is an arrow rest. When tuned properly, your rest ensures consistent arrow flight and helps…
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Support Archery Shops During COVID-19

Support Archery Shops During COVID-19

If this were a normal year, bowhunters would be starting to flock to local archery shops to ensure their bow is tuned and that they’re properly…
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Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Backyard archery ranges make practicing convenient, but be sure your setup is safe before shooting your first arrow. Let’s review what to include…
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Trick Out Your Kayak: 6 Must-Have Accessories for Fishing Season

Trick Out Your Kayak: 6 Must-Have Accessories for Fishing Season

Paddling is an awesome way to get some exercise and get out on the water—it’s also a fantastic way to stealthily put yourself where the…
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Minimalist Gear for Mobile Hunting

Minimalist Gear for Mobile Hunting

Bowhunters are becoming more mobile. Their traditional approach the past 50 years was to set up stands at funnels, over food plots, or along other…
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Conquering Adversity: Nick Barbato Shoots Through Tourette Syndrome

Conquering Adversity: Nick Barbato Shoots Through Tourette Syndrome

Teenage archer Nick Barbato’s inspiring story went viral two years ago. Then 14, Barbato was one of the nation’s best archers despite Tourette…
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10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August

10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August

Breaking a flying clay target or knocking over a steel plate and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National…
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How to Prepare for a Canoe Camping Trip

How to Prepare for a Canoe Camping Trip

Canoe camping transforms a regular old camping trip into a more adventurous excursion, but it's pivotal to take the steps to properly prepare. You…
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6 Things to Think About Before Buying Your First Motorcycle

6 Things to Think About Before Buying Your First Motorcycle

Whether for commuting, off-roading, or leisurely rides on perfect weather days, motorcycles open up a whole world of fun. As with most any vehicle…
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Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

For many folks, meal planning is the biggest thing to worry about when getting ready for a camping trip. Whether you’re backpacking, car…
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5 Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Hiking

5 Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Hiking

Introducing your child to the great outdoors from a young age helps to develop a positive, lifelong relationship with nature. But with small kids,…
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Sam Soholt Addresses Public Land Misconceptions

Sam Soholt Addresses Public Land Misconceptions

Many folks claim few deer live on public lands, and that these properties are dangerous and overrun with thieves who steal your gear. Such…
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Add these Books to Your Archery Library

Add these Books to Your Archery Library

As we approach the three-month mark for social distancing, you might need some reading materials to pass the time. Meanwhile, if you’ve been able to…
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Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Backyard archery ranges make practicing convenient, but be sure your setup is safe before shooting your first arrow. Let’s review what to include…
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The Proper Rifle Fit

The Proper Rifle Fit

What do a golf swing, bowling, and shooting a rifle have in common? The old adage, “Keep your head down.” In these and many other…
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Gearing Up for Prairie Dog Shooting

Gearing Up for Prairie Dog Shooting

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once sagely said, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Only perfect practice makes…
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