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Helpful Archery Resources

Helpful Archery Resources

The archery world is a welcoming one, which means that every major archery entity provides helpful online resources for anyone looking to get started…
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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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Winter Hiking - 12 New Gear Items To Keep You Warm And Comfortable On The Snowiest Trails

Winter Hiking - 12 New Gear Items To Keep You Warm And Comfortable On The Snowiest Trails

While winter might not seem like the perfect hiking season, the chilly months from December to March offer bonuses to trail seekers that can’t…
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10 Tips for Safely Riding ATVs

10 Tips for Safely Riding ATVs

ATVs—shorthand for “all terrain vehicles”—are one way to explore areas of land that you might not otherwise be able to…
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14 Amazing New Ski Products for 2024

14 Amazing New Ski Products for 2024

Ski season is finally here and a new trove of quality gear items are arriving at your local ski shop just in time. Here are some of this…
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Layer Up To Stay Comfortable Outdoors in Any Weather

Layer Up To Stay Comfortable Outdoors in Any Weather

No matter what the weather is doing, staying comfortable outdoors starts by building a sensible layering system from the inside out. Creating a smart…
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Great New Gear To Make Winter Camping Ultra-Comfortable

Great New Gear To Make Winter Camping Ultra-Comfortable

Camping out in winter can open a whole new world of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Donning snowshoes or cross-country skis to access your…
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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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Best Hunting Knives for Big and Small Game

Best Hunting Knives for Big and Small Game

There has never been a better time to purchase a quality hunting knife. Advances in metallurgy coupled with remarkable strides in design have created…
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5 Awesome DIY Hunts You Can Take This Year

5 Awesome DIY Hunts You Can Take This Year

Is there a greater gift—or a more appealing challenge—for an American hunter than chasing game across public land, using only your…
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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Wisconsin

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Wisconsin

Wisconsinites love a little off-roading adventure. In the Badger State, you’ll find forested areas and wonderfully-rugged terrain suited…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Wisconsin

5 Energizing Hikes in Wisconsin

There’s nothing more energizing and fulfilling than completing a hike.  Whether it’s a short or lengthy trail loop, we’ve…
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Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
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5 Best Dirt Biking Trails in Wisconsin

5 Best Dirt Biking Trails in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has miles upon miles of excellent dirt biking opportunity. From the twisting state trails to enormous recreation areas, you’d be…
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Super-Clean Your Guns The Easy Way

Super-Clean Your Guns The Easy Way

There is an old saying in the gun world, “Firearms have only two enemies – Rust and Politicians.” Be kind to your guns and they…
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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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Tournament Speak

Tournament Speak

Going to your first few tournaments can be daunting, especially when you don’t know the lingo. Experienced archers who have shot many tournaments…
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Shoot Like A Pro With These 7 Simple Steps

Shoot Like A Pro With These 7 Simple Steps

The key to becoming a good shooter is that you and your rifle must work in unison. Good shooting starts by learning to control your breathing and…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Wisconsin

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Wisconsin

Hiking for exercise is one thing, but hiking for the beautiful views, well, that’s a whole other story! We’ve combined the best hiking…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Wisconsin

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Wisconsin

Summer in Wisconsin is a beautiful sight to see, and with 15,000 lakes, it’s best to soak up those sunny days atop the water. To fly across the…
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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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Youth Trap—How to Join In the Fun Right Now

Youth Trap—How to Join In the Fun Right Now

In the world we live in today with guns socially demonized and most schools being gun-free zones with zero tolerance, who would have imagined that in…
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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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The Essential Gear You Need When Riding ATVs

The Essential Gear You Need When Riding ATVs

ATVs are off-road vehicles, designed to allow access to trails and other hard-to-reach areas. The earliest designs from the 1970s were three-wheeled.…
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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Cheese Country Trail System

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Cheese Country Trail System

If there is an off-roading adventure to be had, Wisconsin is an excellent choice. One of the most beloved trail systems in the state is the Cheese…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Wisconsin

5 Great Hiking Trails in Wisconsin

Going hiking with the family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active while doing so. With diverse terrain, Wisconsin’s greatest…
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Handgun Shooting—4 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Skills

Handgun Shooting—4 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Skills

If you are a new handgun owner, it’s important that you seek some training in the basics of shooting. Learning the rules of gun safety is also…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Wisconsin

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Wisconsin

There are plenty of beautiful places to go for an invigorating trail run in Wisconsin. Whether it’s through the woods or passing through some…
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10 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Wisconsin

10 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Wisconsin

Even in the cold Wisconsin winters, camping options abound. The key to success? A cozy cabin. Camping areas tend to clear out during the colder…
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Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Wisconsin

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Wisconsin

When it comes time to escape into the wilderness, you’re going to want the right gear. From the warmest sleeping bags, to durable cookware, to…
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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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10 Best Apres Ski Activities at Granite Peak Ski Area

10 Best Apres Ski Activities at Granite Peak Ski Area

Heading out on a Wisconsin ski trip? Granite Peak Ski Area is a favorite among many, locals and travelers alike! You don’t have to be an expert…
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Shooting Tips to Help You Win Winter League

Shooting Tips to Help You Win Winter League

Winter is when some archers tend to get a little lazy. While it’s certainly acceptable to have seasons of rest or focus on other activities, it’s…
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10 Great Pet-Friendly Campsites in the U.S.

10 Great Pet-Friendly Campsites in the U.S.

Can’t bear the thought of leaving your furry friend behind while you set off for adventure? Bring them along for the ride and make memories…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Wisconsin

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Wisconsin

Get ready to explore the Wisconsin wilderness through its abundant, family-friendly campgrounds. Allow your kids to explore and become one with…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Wisconsin

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Wisconsin

Birdwatching is among the most exciting and fascinating activities to partake in. And in Wisconsin, there’s no telling what kinds of amazing…
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10 Amazingly Affordable Ski Resorts for Spring Break

10 Amazingly Affordable Ski Resorts for Spring Break

Large ski resorts boasting high-speed quad chairs, multiple dining venues, and scenic ski base villages aren’t the only option for your spring…
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Skier’s Guide To The Best Last-Minute Spring Vacations

Skier’s Guide To The Best Last-Minute Spring Vacations

April typically marks the end of the North American ski season, but this year, a record-level snow pack throughout the West will ensure we are all…
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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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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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10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

When the third edition of the classic book Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills was released back in 1974, it quickly became a must-read for any…
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The Necessities Every Camper Should Own

The Necessities Every Camper Should Own

Every time I go camping with friends, I learn a new trick or discover a piece of gear that makes life outdoors more comfortable. But there are some…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Wisconsin

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Wisconsin

When nice weather hits, the campers hit the road. If you’re not into tenting it, then renting or owning an RV is the perfect option. With an…
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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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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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New Archery Products for 2024

New Archery Products for 2024

The archery and bowhunting industry gathered in St. Louis, Jan. 11-13, for the 2024 ATA Show. Manufacturing exhibitors launched a record 156 new…
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Scope Mounting—How to Get It Perfect Every Time

Scope Mounting—How to Get It Perfect Every Time

Scopes are a fixture on today’s rifles and one primary factor in how they will perform is how well they are installed. It’s not all that…
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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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Which Release Aid Is Right for You?

Which Release Aid Is Right for You?

The number of mechanical release aids available on the market can be overwhelming, with prices ranging from $50 to $350 and materials ranging from…
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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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Events Near Hazel Green WI

Ducks Unlimited - Lock 10 Dinner- Guttenberg

Ducks Unlimited - Lock 10 Dinner- Guttenberg

Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 4:00pm
Lakeside Ballroom
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Northland Turkey Chasers, IL

Northland Turkey Chasers, IL

Friday, Mar 8, 2024 at 5:30 PM
Lena, IL
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Ducks Unlimited - UW-Platteville Inaugural Banquet

Ducks Unlimited - UW-Platteville Inaugural Banquet

Friday, Mar 8, 2024 at 5:30pm
Platteville Golf & Country Club
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Pecatonica Valley Turkey Trackers, WI

Pecatonica Valley Turkey Trackers, WI

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 PM
Monroe, WI
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Gaelic Gallop

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 at 9:30am
St Francis Xavier School
Dyersville, IA
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St. Paddy's 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 at 10:30am
Platteville, WI
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Monroe Ducks Unlimited 52nd Annual Banquet

Monroe Ducks Unlimited 52nd Annual Banquet

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 at 5:00pm
Ludlow Mansion
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Ducks Unlimited - Freeport Gun Bingo

Ducks Unlimited - Freeport Gun Bingo

Friday, Mar 22, 2024 at 5:30pm
Eagles Club Freeport
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Ducks Unlimited - Clinton County Dinner- Welton, IA

Ducks Unlimited - Clinton County Dinner- Welton, IA

Friday, Mar 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
Buzzy's
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Jo Daviess County Longbeards

Jo Daviess County Longbeards

Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Galena, IL
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Ducks Unlimited - Sabula/Bellevue Gun Bash- Preston, IA

Ducks Unlimited - Sabula/Bellevue Gun Bash- Preston, IA

Friday, Apr 12, 2024 at 5:30pm
Downtown Pub
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