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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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9 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Maryland

9 Best Outdoor Fall Activities in Maryland
Marylanders know how to celebrate fall right. Between ghost walks, gorgeous fall foliage adventures, and guided hunting trips, there’s no…
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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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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 Maryland

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Maryland
Whether you’re a hunter or a range shooter, archers know that the thrill of letting loose an arrow is unlike any other form of shooting. Before…
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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 Maryland

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Maryland
Maryland is lucky to have an extraordinarily diverse landscape with over 40 state parks and even more private campsites. Before heading out for your…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Maryland

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Maryland
Soak in the beachside splendor at any of Maryland’s many waterside campsites. Maryland campers have an embarrassment of riches to choose from,…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Maryland

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Maryland
Maryland has over 2,000 campsites throughout the state. With such an abundance of riches, it can be difficult to choose where to spend your next…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Maryland

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Maryland
Camping is a great American pastime. From invigorating hikes, to swimming in the lake to cool off, to the campfire that finishes off the night,…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Maryland

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Maryland
Touring Maryland by RV? Or perhaps just going for a quick weekend camping trip? You don’t need to leave Maryland to find incredible campgrounds…
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5 Best Trail Running Spots in Maryland

5 Best Trail Running Spots in Maryland
Maryland boasts a staggering number of public parks, running trails, hiking opportunities, and marathons. But what about when you simply want to get…
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7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Maryland

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Maryland
Maryland is home to the Chesapeake Bay, the Appalachian Mountains, lush forests, and pristine beaches. Throughout this diverse landscape are any…
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5 Best Energizing Hikes in Maryland

5 Best Energizing Hikes in Maryland
Maryland has an abundance of natural riches in its many parks, lakes, and hiking trails. And it doesn’t matter what the season is, getting…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Maryland

5 Great Hiking Trails in Maryland
Diverse terrain is what makes Maryland a perfect place for getting your hike on with the family. Not only can you explore densely-wooded greenery for…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Maryland

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Maryland
A hike in Maryland can yield picturesque waterfalls, historic landmarks, stunning panoramas, and so much more. It doesn’t matter if…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Maryland

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Maryland
Jet skiing: The motorcycle ride of the sea. The main attraction when it comes to motorized watersports. Nothing beats the rush of a ride across the…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Maryland

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Maryland
With lakes, bays, and plenty of access to the open ocean, Maryland offers many great spots to paddleboard. Remember to always wear a lifejacket, no…
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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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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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9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Maryland

9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Maryland
Fishing and crabbing is as old as Maryland itself. With such close proximity to the mighty Chesapeake Bay, many Marylanders practically grow up on…
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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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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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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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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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Events Near North Bethesda MD

Butler's Orchard Farm Market

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:30am
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Butler's Orchard
Germantown, MD
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Bird Walk At Riverbend Park

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 8:00am
Riverbend Park
Great Falls, VA
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Wunder Garten Oktoberfest

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 3:00pm
Heart of NOMA
Washington, DC
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Barracks Row Fall Festival

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
Washington, DC
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Potomac River Run Marathon And Half

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 at 8:00am
Fletchers Cove Boathouse
Washington, DC
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Kevin Stoddard Superhero 5K

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 at 8:00am
Wheaton Regional Park
Silver Spring, MD
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