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Myth Buster: Is Muscle Memory Real?

Myth Buster: Is Muscle Memory Real?

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. Spring brings bears out of dens, chicks out of eggs and bows out of cases. Winter tends…
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How to Build a DIY Target and Backstop for Your Home Range

How to Build a DIY Target and Backstop for Your Home Range

One of the great things about archery is that you can practice it in your own backyard if you have the space. As long as you have a clear shooting…
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Choose the Right Arrow Size for Each Situation

Choose the Right Arrow Size for Each Situation

Choosing the right arrow can make your shooting experience more enjoyable. Certain arrows are better for specific situations, and this article will…
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5 Great Early-Spring Camping Destinations

5 Great Early-Spring Camping Destinations

Spring may be just around the corner, but many parts of the country are only now starting to thaw out from a long, cold winter. If you’re…
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Turkey Hunting—How to Get Started The Easy Way

Turkey Hunting—How to Get Started The Easy Way

Wild turkeys can be alternately the easiest and most available game animals to hunt and also the most elusive and diabolically maddening. They live…
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4 new ways to tag public-land turkeys right now

4 new ways to tag public-land turkeys right now

Hunters who consistently kill turkeys on public land each year have adapted their own set of tactics through trial and error. After five years of…
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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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Make The Most Of The Trout Fishing Opener

Make The Most Of The Trout Fishing Opener

There is a misconception that fly-fishing has taken over trout fishing and that if you’re not toting a whippy seven-foot rod and looking 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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Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right…
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National Parks: How To Book The Best Campsites

National Parks: How To Book The Best Campsites

If you’re planning a spring or summer camping trip to one of our national parks, now is the time to book your campsite reservations. Whether…
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Best Tips for Catching Spring Bass Right Now!

Best Tips for Catching Spring Bass Right Now!

Bass are America’s favorite sportfish and also the most accessible. Whether they’re the largemouth, spotted or smallmouth variety, bass…
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10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path

10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path

The names of some bass fisheries resonate with anglers on a national scale: Okeechobee, Kentucky Lake, Guntersville, Havasu, Clear Lake, Lake Fork,…
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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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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 Tap Into The Pre-Spawn Bass Bonanza

How To Tap Into The Pre-Spawn Bass Bonanza

Catching bass is never an easy proposition. As winter gradually morphs into early spring, however, it becomes less of a challenge. Dynamic changes…
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5 Sneaky Ways To Fool Pressured Gobblers

5 Sneaky Ways To Fool Pressured Gobblers

Most turkey hunters will openly admit that every male turkey they encounter in spring is different. Just as no two hunts are the same, no two…
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10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love

10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love

Fishing with the family is always funs, but  not everybody who lives under your roof may like to fish 24/7. And if you have teens, they might…
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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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Treestand Safety for Young Hunters

Treestand Safety for Young Hunters

Treestands are one of the most popular and effective methods of deer hunting throughout the eastern half of our country. Being perched high in a tree…
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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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5 Great Hiking Trails in Tennessee

5 Great Hiking Trails in Tennessee

From magnificent waterfalls and inviting swimming holes to stunning mountain peaks and views, Tennessee has it all! The Volunteer State is packed…
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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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How To Tap Local Fishing Communities For The Best Angling

How To Tap Local Fishing Communities For The Best Angling

There are a lot of fishing opportunities out there that may seem exotic or hard to come by at first. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll…
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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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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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This Year’s Best Turkey Loads for Spring Gobblers

This Year’s Best Turkey Loads for Spring Gobblers

Time was that hunters went after gobblers with No. 2 lead shot and whatever shotgun they owned. And for those just getting in to turkey hunting,…
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Antler Hikes—A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes—A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Taking your family on an antler hike puts a new twist on spring day hikes and sharpens everyone’s abilities to observe what’s around them…
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How to Pick the Perfect Campsite

How to Pick the Perfect Campsite

Choosing the right campsite for our backcountry excursions can be surprisingly more challenging that you might think. Sure, it’s nice to…
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This Year’s Best Luxury Camping Items for Spring and Summer

This Year’s Best Luxury Camping Items for Spring and Summer

Picture this camping scene: you wake up from a night sleeping peacefully under the stars and reach for a cup of joe, but instead of cowboy coffee,…
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Bird Hunting's Best—6 Top Spots To Hunt Right Now

Bird Hunting's Best—6 Top Spots To Hunt Right Now

For diehard bird hunters, the season gets going just as the snow begins to fall and birds settle into their seasonal habits. For waterfowlers, the…
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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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Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

There’s something downright elegant about stripping life down to its basic elements: shelter and food (and, ideally, good company). We’re…
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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Adventure Off Road Park

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Adventure Off Road Park

There’s no doubt that Tennessee is the place for ATV off-roading adventures. But a good day of off-roading doesn’t mean you have to spend…
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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 Tennessee

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Tennessee

A good run isn’t always about beating your best time. Sometimes, it’s about the journey as you push yourself in unprecedented ways.…
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Top 10 Tips for Camping Beginners

Top 10 Tips for Camping Beginners

Here’s the picture:  you’re sitting around a campfire, roasting weenies and telling ghost stories as the night closes in around you.…
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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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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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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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Making the Most of Rock Island State Park

Making the Most of Rock Island State Park

With one of the best outdoor scenes in the country, Tennessee knows no limits when it comes to creating epic experiences in nature. The state parks…
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10 EASY FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

10 EASY FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

For most of us, fishing conjures up images of a lazy day on the water, occasionally reeling in some finned beauties which are then proudly displayed…
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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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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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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Tennessee

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Tennessee

Birdwatching takes serious concentration, planning, and effort if you want to catch a glimpse of your favorite bird species. Seasoned birdwatchers…
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Choosing the right hunting knife

Choosing the right hunting knife

Hunting knives come in a mind-boggling array of shapes and sizes. New hunters often think a 10-inch Bowie-style survival knife is all they need to…
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Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

Spring is finally here, which means sunshine and warmer temperatures aren’t far behind. But before you hit the trail for your first hike,…
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10 Essential Camping Skills

10 Essential Camping Skills

Do you know these 10 essential camping skills? Learn them and they are bound to improve all your…
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Setting up your campsite: Understanding the basics

Setting up your campsite: Understanding the basics

The end of the trail is near, at least for today. As you walk into your campsite and remove your pack from your back, the breeze feels good after a…
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How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

After a long winter, you’re no doubt itching to get back on your favorite trails, and inspired to explore new ones. But are you spring hiking…
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