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Hurricane Florence: Shelters, Safety Tips and Resources.

Hurricane Florence:  Shelters, Safety Tips and Resources.
Formed by an intense tropical wave off the west coast of Africa, Hurricane Florence is now positioned to devastate the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia,…
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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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5 Best Fishing Spots in North Carolina

5 Best Fishing Spots in North Carolina
Take the day off, set up your line, and go fishing! The state of many beaches and lakes, North Carolina offers its tourists and locals a wealth of…
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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 Archery Outfitters in North Carolina

10 Best Archery Outfitters in North Carolina
No matter if you’re an expert archer or simply a prospective one, the right gear is essential. From target shooting to hunting big game,…
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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 North Carolina

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in North Carolina
Let’s hit the trail and go camping! Having the right gear for your camping trip is important and the gear can make or break your camping trip.…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in North Carolina

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in North Carolina
North Carolina is well known for its beautiful beaches, complete with rolling waves and soft sand. And what’s better than laying out under the…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in North Carolina

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in North Carolina
Grab your backpack because it is time to go for a hike and pitch a tent. Sometimes, we need to get back with nature and backpack camping is a…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in North Carolina

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in North Carolina
North Carolina will give you that family getaway you’re looking for. Without breaking the bank, you can round up the kids and head to one of…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in North Carolina

 5 Awesome RV Campsites in North Carolina
Camping in North Carolina is great for a nature getaway alone, with your significant other, or the whole family. To visit the beautiful sites of…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in North Carolina

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in North Carolina
Hiking is a great way to get out and explore but the best way to get your heart pumping is running. While running the treadmill is an option, running…
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5 Energizing Hikes in North Carolina

5 Energizing Hikes in North Carolina
Hikes are an excellent way to get out and exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and to motivate you. Whether you are up for a hike to get a workout in or you…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in North Carolina

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in North Carolina
Birdwatching is a magical way to connect with nature. Across the state of North Carolina, avid birders will find peaceful places to catch sight of…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Crowders Mountain State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Crowders Mountain State Park
No matter the time of year, Crowders Mountain State Park is a sight to behold. With stunning pastures and towering cliffs, the diversity of this park…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in North Carolina

5 Great Hiking Trails in North Carolina
Venture into North Carolina wilderness through the state’s many easily accessible and family-friendly hiking trails. Explore trails decorated…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in North Carolina

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in North Carolina
One of the best ways to experience the breathtaking nature of North Carolina is through hiking its magnificent trails. Hiking trails all over the…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in North Carolina

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in North Carolina
Paddleboarding is a therapeutic sport. In the beautiful waters of North Carolina, with its scenic views of surrounding nature, you’ll embark on…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in North Carolina

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in North Carolina
Grab the sunscreen, hats, and towels because here in North Carolina, a day on the lake can be the best form of therapy and the best way to make…
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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 North Carolina

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in North Carolina
Experience the great outdoors from the ideal vantage point: On top of a kayak. Kayaking is easily one of the most enjoyable activities to take up…
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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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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in North Carolina

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in North Carolina
Before you hit the water for your catch of the day, every fisherman must have the right equipment to do so! Fully stock your tackle box with line,…
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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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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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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in North Carolina

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in North Carolina
One of the most thrilling ways to experience the nature that surrounds you is on the back of an all-terrain vehicle. Across North Carolina,…
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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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