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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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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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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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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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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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10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Iowa!

10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Iowa!

Iowa has a ton to offer when it comes to exploring the great outdoors with your furry friend. From scenic bluffs and creek vistas to wildlife-filled…
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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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6 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Iowa

6 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Iowa

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as taking out an ATV for an adventure. Spread across the state of Iowa, the Department of Natural Resources…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Iowa

5 Energizing Hikes in Iowa

Nature’s best endorphins come from great hikes, and if you are looking for a little pick-me-up activity in Iowa, you don’t have to look…
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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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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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5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Iowa

5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Iowa

Whether it’s your first time hitting the trails or you’re a seasoned pro, the state of Iowa caters towards every level of action with its…
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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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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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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Iowa

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Iowa

Some say happiness comes from the simple things in life, and those that have ridden on a jet ski can understand that statement. Rippling along the…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Iowa

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Iowa

Every season in Iowa caters towards a scenic hike or two. During the summer months, the blazing sun overhead provides bountiful landscapes of green.…
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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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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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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 Lakeview OHV Park

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Lakeview OHV Park

It’s time to hop on your ATV and explore some trails. For a full-day of off-roading adventure in Iowa, from sunrise to sunset, one of your best…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Iowa

5 Great Hiking Trails in Iowa

No matter the time of year, Iowa has many great hiking trails waiting to be explored. Traverse through the woods or follow a route along a scenic…
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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 Iowa

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Iowa

While running is a great exercise, as you circle the block for the umpteenth time, the monotony of the sport may get to you. To spice things up a bit…
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6 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Iowa

6 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Iowa

Don’t worry campers, you don’t have to stop your favorite activity just because it’s getting cold. Across Iowa, you’ll find…
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Camping Done Right: 6 Best Outdoor Stores in Iowa

Camping Done Right: 6 Best Outdoor Stores in Iowa

Everyone knows that if you want to do camping right, you need to go with the right gear. From tents to sleeping bags and everything else that makes…
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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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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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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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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Iowa

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Iowa

Nothing adds to the excitement of summer quite like a family camping trip. Exploring unique landscapes by day, roasting marshmallows over the fire by…
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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 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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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 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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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 Iowa

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Iowa

Whether you’re looking for a spot to park a while or you’re searching for a weekend getaway, RV parks in Iowa offer beautiful spaces to…
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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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How To Catch More Winter Bass And Walleyes Right Now!

How To Catch More Winter Bass And Walleyes Right Now!

Regardless of where they swim, fish don’t stop eating just because it’s winter. Granted, their metabolism slows and they don’t…
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Events Near Little Rock IA

Ducks Unlimited - Sioux Falls Spring Fling

Ducks Unlimited - Sioux Falls Spring Fling

Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 at 6:00pm
TBD
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Ducks Unlimited - Adrian Gun Bingo

Ducks Unlimited - Adrian Gun Bingo

Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 at 5:00pm
Harders Saloon on 91
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Lucky 7's

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 at 9:00am
605 Running Company
Sioux Falls, SD
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Ducks Unlimited - Clay County DU Dinner (Spencer, IA)

Ducks Unlimited - Clay County DU Dinner (Spencer, IA)

Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 at 5:00pm
Clay County Regional Events Center
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Ducks Unlimited - Iowa Great Lakes Gun Bash

Ducks Unlimited - Iowa Great Lakes Gun Bash

Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
Oak Hill Outdoor
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Sioux Falls Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Dinner

Sioux Falls Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Dinner

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 at 5:30pm
Washington Pavillion
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Tomorrows Turkeys, MN

Tomorrows Turkeys, MN

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Worthington, MN
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Iowa Great Lakes Longbeards, IA

Iowa Great Lakes Longbeards, IA

Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM
Milford, IA
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Sioux River Gobblin Ghosts,IA

Sioux River Gobblin Ghosts,IA

Saturday, Sep 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Rock Valley, IA
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