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Water and Whitetails

Water and Whitetails

It was a very hot mid-September afternoon in northeastern Wyoming, and my friend, outfitter Ralph Dampman of Trophy Ridge Outfitters told me about an…
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10 On-Target Tips for Rifle and Handgun Shooters

10 On-Target Tips for Rifle and Handgun Shooters

There are many reasons why shooting is such an addictive pastime, not the least of which is the level of difficulty involved balanced against the…
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Beginner’s Guide to Bowhunting White-tailed Deer

Beginner’s Guide to Bowhunting White-tailed Deer

Getting Started Do you want deeper connections to your food? Do you want to learn about wildlife? Do you want to have fun outdoors? Bowhunting…
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Archery Tournaments are Back

Archery Tournaments are Back

As COVID-19 restrictions lift all over the world, archery tournaments are resuming in communities near and far. These events probably won’t resemble…
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Pre-Season Scouting for Beginners

Pre-Season Scouting for Beginners

I take a gulp of Montana’s fresh mountain air. The scenery on this June afternoon almost makes me forget I’m out of shape. Archery elk season is…
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How to Adjust Brace Height

How to Adjust Brace Height

You don’t have to be a technical wizard to be a proficient archer, but every archer should know basic maintenance skills. Recurve archers, for…
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Tips for Hunting High-Country Mule Deer

Tips for Hunting High-Country Mule Deer

White-tailed deer are North America’s most commonly bowhunted big-game species.  Bowhunters, however, shouldn’t overlook the whitetail’s big,…
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How to Start Your Child in Archery

How to Start Your Child in Archery

Archery plays prominent roles in movies, TV shows and video games. Kids routinely see superheroes and Disney princesses shooting archery. They…
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Arrow Weight: Why it Matters

Arrow Weight: Why it Matters

Arrows are as crucial as your bow when bowhunting, so it’s vital you find your perfect arrow. An arrow of optimal spine and weight sharpens your…
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Treestand Tips for Beginners

Treestand Tips for Beginners

Treestands get you off the ground to improve your view, shorten shooting distances, and help conceal you while bowhunting. Getting 16 feet above deer…
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2020 Quail Hunting Fundraiser at Greystone Castle in Mingus, Texas

2020 Quail Hunting Fundraiser at Greystone Castle in Mingus, Texas

Looking for a world-class opportunity to hunt pheasant, quail, and chukar, and support a good cause while doing so? From November 13 through 15, the…
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Step by Step Guide to Bowhunting Pronghorns

Step by Step Guide to Bowhunting Pronghorns

Its keen eyesight and reigning title of North America’s fastest land mammal make pronghorns one of the most challenging and exciting critters to…
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Where to Shoot? Find an Archery Range Near You

Where to Shoot? Find an Archery Range Near You

No matter where you live in the United States, you can easily find a place nearby to shoot your bow. But before searching for “archery ranges near…
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Types of Traditional Bows

Types of Traditional Bows

One great joy of traditional archery is its variety of bows. They vary in appearance, construction and performance. If you don’t like one…
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How to Get Started in Barebow Archery

How to Get Started in Barebow Archery

Barebow shooting is quickly growing in popularity in competitive archery. One reason for its growth is that you just need a recurve bow and arrows to…
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A Message on Firearm Safety from NSSF President and CEO, Joe Bartozzi

A Message on Firearm Safety from NSSF President and CEO, Joe Bartozzi

2020 has been unlike any other year in recent memory for firearm sales, with millions of Americans choosing to buy their first gun during the…
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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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