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Predator Hunting—How To Get Started The Easy Way

Predator Hunting—How To Get Started The Easy Way

It’s February, and the first turkey seasons are still weeks away. If you don’t have frozen water where you live, then you can’t…
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How to Get Started with Winter Camping

How to Get Started with Winter Camping

For many experienced outdoorsmen and women, the very idea of winter camping sounds terrifying. After all, the idea of spending the entire time…
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Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

One of the best things about hiking is that it is an outdoor activity that you can do all year long. So why is that so many avid hikers hang up their…
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Best Places to Fish on the West Coast This Fall

Best Places to Fish on the West Coast This Fall

For offshore saltwater fishermen, tuna grab most of the attention along the Pacific Coast in autumn as the pelagic fish work their way up the coast…
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4 Hot Fishing Tips for Fall

4 Hot Fishing Tips for Fall

An old fishing saw says, “You can't buy happiness, but you can go fishing, and that's pretty much the same thing.”And right now, when the…
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4x4 Master Class--How To Conquer Snow and Ice

4x4 Master Class--How To Conquer Snow and Ice

Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean your four-wheeling fun has to stop. Four-wheel drive doesn’t make you…
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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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Best New Hiking Products for Late Summer and Early Fall

Best New Hiking Products for Late Summer and Early Fall

There is no better time to hit the trail than late summer/early fall. Trails really open up once the kids head back to school, leaving trails…
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Fishing Gear - Best New Products for the Fall Season

Fishing Gear - Best New Products for the Fall Season

Late summer and early fall may be the best time of the year for fishing. Whether you’re working the Eastern Coast beaches for big stripers,…
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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

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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10 Best New Products for Early Fall Camping

10 Best New Products for Early Fall Camping

Late summer and early fall are some of the best days of the year for camping. Days are still warm, nights are cool, the bugs are gone, and…
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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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4 Easy Ways To Winterize Your Truck

4 Easy Ways To Winterize Your Truck

When the snow flies, everyone knows it’s best to slow down and follow the recommended safe-driving tips to avoid ending up in a snowbank…
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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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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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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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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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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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Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures

Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures

Autumn is the season of dynamic changes for fishermen, and sort of a mirror image of spring. Where spawning runs typically define spring fishing,…
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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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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 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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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
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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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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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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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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 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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How to Get Your ATV Ready for Winter

How to Get Your ATV Ready for Winter

All riders have a decision to make as cold weather approaches: Will you store your ATV or ride it this winter? Whichever you choose, 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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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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How to Properly Store Your Archery Gear

How to Properly Store Your Archery Gear

Whether between hunts, seasons, or sessions on the range, it is crucial to keep your archery equipment in good working condition. A key to…
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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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7 Best Motorsport Retailers and Rentals in California

7 Best Motorsport Retailers and Rentals in California

While California has crowded cities, it also has spectacular wide open spaces just begging to be explored on the back of an off-highway vehicle. From…
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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in California

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in California

California isn’t all cities and towns. When you need to get out and off the beaten track, you can head to one of California’s numerous…
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Thawing Out: 5 Tips for Spring Turkey Hunting

Thawing Out: 5 Tips for Spring Turkey Hunting

Many states offer spring archery seasons for turkey—and that’s awesome news, because spring is an excellent time to bag a gobbler. Spring…
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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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5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in California

5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in California

The expansive state of California has tons of terrain, trails, and areas for dirt biking. California offers both public and private motorcycle trails…
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10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in California!

10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in California!

California is a hiker's paradise. There are many spectacular trails to explore, some with panoramic views, others with streams that meander through…
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Winterize Your Equipment the Right Way

Winterize Your Equipment the Right Way

For some archers, when the temperatures drop, so does the amount of time they spend shooting their bow. If winter weather drives you to press pause…
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Seasonal Repairs: Make Your Camping Gear Last Longer

Seasonal Repairs: Make Your Camping Gear Last Longer

Maintaining your camping gear in the offseason, including proper storage, cleaning and repairs, will help make it last longer and save you money on…
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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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Bowhunting: 6 Awesome Late-Season Hunts

Bowhunting: 6 Awesome Late-Season Hunts

Perhaps you didn’t get a chance to get out in the early part of the season, or maybe you’re looking to head out again to get another deer…
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What to Look for When Booking a Fishing Charter or Guide Service

What to Look for When Booking a Fishing Charter or Guide Service

Some types of fishing require (or are at least impractical without) a charter or guide service. Other times, you may just want the added expertise of…
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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Johnson Valley OHV Area

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Johnson Valley OHV Area

Although it feels fairly desolate with its desert terrain, Johnson Valley is close to nearby towns so that you can make a trip of your ATV…
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Archery Gear—10 Best New Products of the Year

Archery Gear—10 Best New Products of the Year

In January, I spent three days cruising the aisles of the annual Archery Trade Association Show, which was held in Louisville, Kentucky. The ATA Show…
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5 Energizing Hikes in California

5 Energizing Hikes in California

If you’ve grown bored with easy hikes, it’s time to up the ante. Throughout California, you can find intermediate hiking trails that help…
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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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ATVs—Here’s How to Find The Best Riding Trails

ATVs—Here’s How to Find The Best Riding Trails

“Where can I ride my new ATV?” That’s the number one question fielded by the nation’s powersports dealers and approximately…
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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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