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On The Water
Jigging For Deep Water Musky
Aug 16, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

So many options, sometimes you have to try 'off the wall' techniques to find the bite.  Check this out,Jon Bondy explains all aspects of jigging for deep water musky and…

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On The Water
Minnesota Late Summer Bass Fishing
Aug 09, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

 Late summer can produce some of the hottest action all year for bass and pike.  We found this spot with side imaging electronics and pounded fish for hours with jigs, shakey heads…

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Industry News
What November’s Elections Might Mean For Gun Owners
Aug 03, 2016     By: Web Admin

With the November elections coming up, we have the Democratic nominee, Hilary Clinton, about to face off with the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. No matter which one you like, or…

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On The Water
Fly Fishing for Bluegill Bream on Fly
Aug 02, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Bluegill fishing is both fun and tasty.  This is a cool way to get them if you don't want to mess around with bait.  Fish fry here we come. 

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On The Water
Late Summer Can’t Miss Fishing Tips
Jul 27, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

All of you fresh water fisherman and women out there, the late summer is arguably the best time to go fishing. The biggest reason is that by then, fish have…

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On The Water
Sight fishing pike and trout
Jul 26, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Nothing better than heading north of the border in search of lunkers. This is some awesome actiong casting for Lake Trout and big northerns.  The water is crystal clear and all…

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How-To Guide
The Benefits of Creating Your Own Hunting or Fishing Trip
Jul 20, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

There is a lot to be said for enlisting a travel agency or an outdoor consultant to book a hunting or fishing trip. It's really a no muss and no…

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In The Field
Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth
Jul 19, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Anyone that's flown on a float plan will appreciate this story of the good old days.  This short documentary offers a reflection on the development of the North, where towns…

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How-To Guide
Top 5 Mouth-Watering Ground Venison Recipes To Die For
Jul 14, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

For all you lovers of venison out there, everyone knows how to ground it up and make venison burgers or cut out some chops for venison steaks, and no one…

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On The Water
Live Bait riggin for walleye
Jul 12, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Lure fishing is a blast but sometimes the big ones like the real thing.  These anglers target main lake structure during the fall with live bait rigs and share several useful…

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How-To Guide
How To Start Your Own Hunting Blog
Jul 07, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

If you like to write, have hunting stories to tell and have a few moments to jot them down, then maybe it's time to consider starting a hunting blog. Blogs…

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In The Field
Why Guided Hunts Should Be The Center Of Your Schedule
Jul 04, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Make no mistake about it, there is a lot of public hunting land out there that anyone can use for almost every game species. That is a viable option for…

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How-To Guide | In The Field
5 Affordable Guided Hunting Trips Of A Lifetime
Jun 29, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Hey, you want an incredible choice of guided hunting trips but you don't want to pay a fortune, well that's the dream of every hunter, and most of you may believe…

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How-To Guide
How To Become A Hunting Guide
Jun 16, 2016     By: Web Admin

If you are an outdoors person and love to hunt, one of your  dream jobs might be as a hunting guide. You'll be setting your own hours, being outdoors most…

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On The Water
5 Salt Water Fishing Tips That Only The Experts Know
Jun 10, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Hey, we all want to have the best salt water fishing experience possible, and to that end, there are  artificial baits, reels and rods out there that will make sure…

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On The Water
Fort Peck Lakers
Jun 06, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Most people have heard the legend of Fort Peck Reservoir in NE Montana and it's true.  The lake has everything but it's a tall task to learn it's secrets.  The…

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How-To Guide
How To Make A Hidden Tang Knife With An Antler Handle
Jun 03, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

This simplified video is a great tutorial to start, or continue, your knife making abilities.

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On The Water
Slip Bobber for Walleye
Jun 02, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

There are many great times to utilizize slip bobbers for walleye.  They work with inactive fish or just when you want to chill and enjoy an evening.  Always a great…

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How-To Guide | In The Field | Opinions
The Benefits Of Using Small Scale Hunting Outfitters
Jun 02, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Hunting outfitters come in all shapes and sizes. Large scale or small scale, they might all seem to be the same. After all, every hunting outfitter is in the business…

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Funny | In The Field | On The Water
Watch 23 Wood Duck Babies Jump From A Nesting Box
May 30, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

What better way to spend your time than to watch a bunch of baby wood ducks dive from their nesting box into the stream below.

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In The Field | Lists
9 Unknown Hunting Companies That You Need To Know About
May 26, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Hey hunters! We know you are all looking for a unique hunting experience out there, and to that end, we have searched and found 9 relatively unknown hunting companies that…

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Photo Features
Back From the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
May 26, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

I got to spend a few days in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend checking out all the new products at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. What a great experience…

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In The Field
WORLD’S MOST AMAZING ARCHER in Slow Motion - Smarter Every Day 130
May 26, 2016     By: Web Admin

Testing the limits of a bow in slow motion with arguably one of the best archers in the world.

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In The Field
Idaho Elk Hunt
May 23, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Any elk hunter knows how fast conditions can change.  Even with all the gear and horses, packing a bull out of the back country can be taxing and dangerous.  Nothing…

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Feature Stories | In The Field
Epic Hunting Stories To Start Off The Summer
May 19, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

As we get into the Summer months, and as you dream of big racks, full game bags and hunting adventures like no other, here are a few epic hunting stories…

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On The Water
Pike Attack
May 19, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Ever wonder what's going on behind your boat?  Super cool video of fish attacking hookless lures.  It's amazing how seeing what's going on can help your success in the future,…

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How-To Guide | In The Field
How to Find the Right Hunting Outfitter
May 17, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Any hunter may think that they can just call up a hunting outfitter, say "Let's go," and be on their way. Some people actually do that, and regardless of the…

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In The Field
The Best Hardwoods Turkey Hunt- In Your Face Mountain Gobbler Double
May 16, 2016     By: Web Admin

A fresh, crisp turkey hunt in the mountains of Ellijay, Georgia. Three big gobblers called in for a stunning hunt.

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On The Water
Spin Fishing for Trout
May 13, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Hey now, you don't have to be a fly fisherman to catch a ton of trout.  These lures (especially the Panther Martin's) are all you need.  If you're not keeping…

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In The Field
Turkey Sneak
May 12, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Wow, there's more than one way to skin a gobbler.  Watch this technique from a cagy turkey hunter in Tennessee.  Never give up and don't be afraid to try anything…

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In The Field
Chubby the Monster Bull
May 11, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

This is about as close as you can come to killing a record bull.  Never underestimate the chances that big critters are roaming on the public land you hunt.  This…

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On The Water
Nymphing Techniques
May 10, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Learn nymphing techniques from life long fly fisherman Joe Humphreys.  Joe's experience will help you learn the secrets to become an accomplished nympher on streams and rivers across the country.…

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How-To Guide | In The Field
Tips for Planning Your Next Hunting Trip
May 09, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Are you hoping to go on any hunting trips in the not-so-distant future, but have no clue what you need and where to start? If so, you've come to the right place.…

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Just Get Outdoors | Lists
5 Destinations for the Ultimate Fishing Trips
May 05, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

For some, ultimate fishing trips can be as good as going to your favorite honey spot, taking the kids out to the local lake or catching your limit with a…

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On The Water
Americans fishing in New Zealand
May 05, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

We have outfitters that can help you find your dream trip anywhere in the world.

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Funny
Fishing Fails
May 04, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

I'm a sucker for clickbait, especially if it involves hilarious fishing and hunting clips. Some of these people should probably just stay away from a fishing rod for the rest…

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Tag Along
9 Year Old Girl Hikes Here First 14er
May 01, 2016     By: Web Admin

I know a lot of adults who would rather sit on their ass than hike a 14,000 mountain. So shout out to this 9 year old girl who hikes her…

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How-To Guide
Learn to Tie A Caddis Pupa Emerger
Apr 28, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

For all you anglers out there the Mother's Day Caddis Hatch is quickly approaching and In the Riffle, never dissapoints with great instructional videos on tying just about any fly…

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Industry News
NRA Conference and Meetings
Apr 25, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

As a lifelong outdoorsman and self proclaimed adventurer, I have spent a lot of time in the wilderness, observed countless animals, caught thousands of fish, but I have never really…

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How-To Guide
How To: Skin A Deer For Taxidermy
Apr 25, 2016     By: Jeff Leahy

Our good buddy Keith Warren offers up a great demonstration on how to skin a deer for taxidermy. If you've got a montster buck that you want to mount, this…

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Conservation
North American Model - Boone and Crockett Country
Apr 20, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

Natural resources, including wildlife represent the health and wealth of a country and its people. We are fortunate in North America to have a proven system that not only recognizes…

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Industry News
Economic Impact of Ammunition and Firearms Industry
Apr 20, 2016     By: Gregg Alexander

It always amazes me to see just how big the shooting sports industry impacts our economy. The National Shooting Sports Foundation recently put out a report detailing just how big of…

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Just Get Outdoors
10 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Winter
Dec 02, 2015     By: Gregg Alexander

When I hear people say that they hate the Winter or that there is nothting to do when it snows, I honestly feel sorry for them. I love all the…

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Tag Along
Glacier National Park
Sep 01, 2015     By: Web Admin

Segment from the popular THE WEST IS BIG! Travel Guides Series. This segment describes the describes the amazing sights on one of the most beautiful drives in North America, Glacier's…

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Feature Stories | Just Get Outdoors
Spanish Goats In Hawaii - Part 2
Aug 20, 2015     By: Jeff Leahy

Once we gained position behind the goats, we moved to a vantage point where the herd was in plain sight. I knew it was my time to shine. I placed…

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Feature Stories | Just Get Outdoors
Spanish Goats In Hawaii - Part 1
Aug 20, 2015     By: Jeff Leahy

Four in the morning comes way to soon when you are on vacation in paradise. After an all-day travel from Montana to Hawaii and trying to acclimate to the heat…

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