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This Happened to Me: Iced Twice

Double jeopardy on the ice for a group of duck hunters

This Happened to Me has been a fixture of Outdoor Life since it first appeared in 1940…
Original author: chillman


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5 Tips for Better Long Range Accuracy with Your AR

Getting the most from your black gun requires extra finesse behind the trigger

ARs violate some of the basic precepts of rifle accuracy, and if you're not aware of an AR's pitfalls, you'll end up with more Hail Mary's than Hell Yeahs!
Original author: John B. Snow


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Zinke and Trump’s National Monument Decision Should Be Neither a Mystery Nor a Surprise

Outdoor Life talks with Secretary Ryan Zinke on the monument decision

Monday, when President Donald Trump announces that he is reducing the acreage of four national monuments created under the Obama and Clinton administrations,…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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3 Bass Fishing Secrets from the Guides of Lake El Salto

Catching largemouth on the world's most famous bass lake

We were well on our way to a 100-fish day. Here's what we learned from the fishing guides who run clients on the legendary Lake El Salto in Mexico/.
Original author: Gerry Bethge


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Offhand Shots: A Gun for Christmas

Giving a kid a gun for Christmas is shocking to some, normal for the rest of us

When we planned to give our son Jack, then 10, a shotgun for Christmas, it made headlines in the Wall Street Journal. I don't know about where you're from, but around…
Original author: Joe Arterburn


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Got a Swan Tag? Here's How to Hunt These Giant Birds

Tips and tactics for waterfowling's largest target species

Everything about tundra swans and swan hunting is outsized, from the birds' anatomy and their air speed to a hunter's reaction when they hoist this snow-white trophy…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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How to Catch a Bluefin Tuna for Christmas

In December, bluefins smash topwater baits, and you can even see Manhattan from where you're fishing

Twas the day before Christmas—literally. We had to break through skim ice to get out of our slip in Jamaica Bay, N.Y., but we were determined to get one more crack at…
Original author: John McMurray


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We Cut These Goose Calls in Half to Show How They Work

Dig into the guts of a goose call to decide which one is best for you

Short reed, long reed, or flute? Not sure which goose call to use this season? We've got you covered.
Original author: chillman


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3 Tactics for Hunting Wary Does This Winter

Hunt bitter cold mornings for the best—and least disruptive—shots at food-oriented does

The weather is brutal, food is scarce, and the whitetails are skittish after running a multi-month guantlet of zipping arrows and whistling bullets. Here's a plan that…
Original author: Tony Hansen, Andrew McKean


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Ice Men: The Deer and Duck Hunters Who Live for Deadly Weather

When winter conditions are at their worst, duck and deer hunters know the action can be red-hot.

These hunters don't just endure harsh late-season conditions, but intentionally seek out the cold, the snow, the ice, and the wind. Why? Because they are confident that…
Original author: Gerry Bethge


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Utah Supreme Court Gives Anglers a Win on Access

Stream access is a hot-button issue across the United States, but anglers in Utah are taking good cheer from a state Supreme Court ruling that guarantees public access…
Original author: Ben Long


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Open Country Thanksgiving: Things To Be Grateful For

It’s good to carve out one day of the year to reflect on the good things, to remind ourselves of the value and power of gratitude. To remember that we have it pretty…
Original author: Ben Long


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11 Holiday Gift Ideas for the DIY Butcher

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Original author: Alex Robinson


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11 Holiday Gift Ideas for Deer Hunters

Want to find the right stuff under the tree this year? Ask wisely.

Make a list. Check it twice. And load it up with these deer hunting gift ideas.
Original author: Tony Hansen, Andrew McKean


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11 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Waterfowl Hunter

The hottest gear for the duck and goose hunter on your holiday shopping list

The hottest gear for the duck and goose hunter on your holiday shopping list.
Original author: Alex Robinson


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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Gun Dogs

Here are some ways you can reward your dog this season for all the joy, giggles, and recreation (okay, and a measure of aggravation) they provide the rest of the year.
Original author: Andrew McKean


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15 Holiday Gift Ideas for Women Who Hunt

Not sure what to buy a female hunter for Christmas? Check out these ideas

If you’ve got a big-game hunter on your holiday shopping list, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve rounded up my favorite women’s-specific hunting gear from this…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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16 Gift Ideas for the Backcountry Hunter

Hunters are a notoriously difficult population to buy gifts for. Backcountry hunters are even worse. We have high expectations for our gear, and a cheap piece of kit…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Bowhunters

If you've got an archery hunter on your list, we've got you covered

To ensure you get the best bowhunting gear under the tree this year, you’ll need to make a solid list. Here are 10 of our top picks for bowhunters this holiday season.
Original author: Tony Hansen


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Gifts of Christmas Past: What Hunters and Anglers Used to Want for Christmas

A look back at the gift guides of yesteryear

Here's a look at some of the gifts we've suggested and advertisers have offered over the past century in our December issue. We've even accounted for inflation.
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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