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Early-Season Canada Waterfowl Trip | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Transporting Waterfowl Across State Lines | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Cabela’s Northern Flight Guide Shirt | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Arizona Public Land Elk | Cabela's

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Canada Day 4 | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Canada Day 3 | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Canada Day 2 | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Canada Day 1 | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Gear List: 2017 Deer Hunt

This year on my Wyoming highcountry mule deer hunt I had everything thrown at me. From terrain to weather; I battled through mud, snow, rain, sleet; scrambled across scree slides, slipped through dark timber, and ground up sheer ridge faces to sit like a gargoyle atop a barren, windswept glassing perch. Because I knew the area and the challenges that it holds I was able to prepare with the necessary gear to stay warm, dry and most importantly, find big deer.

This list won’t be comprehensive, like what Guy put together here, or what Brandon Mason put together with his OCD (ounce counting document). This list is a reference to the major pieces that performed for me and you can reference both of the other lists for the nitty gritty more detail oriented information.

Savage Model 11/111 chambered in .300 Win. Mag. shooting Hornady Precision Hunter. The rifle was topped with a Zeiss HD-5 with the Rapid-Z reticle. This combination had me “in the game” quickly and easily at any range inside my MER.

Zeiss Conquest 10×42– Light and efficient for the country I was in while still giving me the power needed to pick up deer while “rough glassing.”
Zeiss Diascope- Will soon be replaced by the Gavia, which I’m excited to try but the Diascope served me well for dissecting cover and making those judgement calls a little easier on a potential trophy buck.

BOG-POD HD 3S– I am hard on gear and therefore the heavy duty option is what I use, even with a slight weight penalty. The extra weight also makes it easier to glass in windy conditions, keeping my optics steadier.

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The MYSTERY RANCH Divide Giveaway!

Want a new Divide day pack from MYSTERY RANCH? Here is your chance! Fill out the form below and watch the video review of how to properly use their load carriage system!


How to Haul Meat With MYSTERY RANCH!

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Opening Day Ducks & Marsh Hunting | Cabela's Northern Flight

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How to Tie in a Peep Sight | Cabela's Deer Nation

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Wear Waist-High Waders When Scouting | Cabela's Deer Nation

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Ammo Pattern Shotgun Test | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Higdon Pulsator Mallard Decoy | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Organized Chaos: Taming Your Truck Bed

One of the bigger challenges coming into hunting season is dialing in your truck to carry all of your bags, packs, guns/bows, tents, kitchen kits, etc which can easily become an overwhelming exercise in organization. This is why the DECKED system might be worth a look.

The DECKED truck bed drawer storage system was developed to solve the problem we all face of constantly dealing with critical gear that needs a place to live or at least be easily accessible and organized, none of which is that easy with a pickup truck. Since our trucks typically have to serve as a daily driver, work vehicle and weekend hunting rig, the juggling of loads can be a real hassle to say the least.


Think of DECKED as a gear locker with full payload capacity in the bed of your truck. In other words, its design allows the hunter to store and organize their essential tools and gear in full bed-length sliding drawers secured under a 2000lb payload deck- the same payload as your ½ ton pickup.  The payload of the DECKED system allows the user to load heavy items like ATV’s, motorcycles, big coolers and the like just as you would normally in the bed of your truck, and still have access to the gear stored in the drawers below.  The drawers are rated to carry 200lbs each and the entire system weight comes in at about 220lbs depending on the length of your bed and therefore, the system.

The design is weatherproof so your essentials are out of the elements allowing you to clear up space in your cab and have everything slide out at waist height when you open the tailgate. The added bonus of organizing your truck with a product like DECKED is that as you use your truck for the variety situations life presents, you can still have that gear you need right there at your fingertips.  DECKED sits below the bedrail of your truck and is not obvious unless you look in the bed which we like because of the added stealth this provides hiding often expensive items. The drawers also come with add-ons like locks if you prefer another layer of security.

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CanCooker: From Cattle Drive to Kitchen

Seth McGinn’s CanCooker is the simplest, healthiest, and most convenient cooking system available. CanCooker takes the cattle drive tradition of cooking in a cream can and updates it for today’s busy lifestyle. 

Pack the CanCooker with ingredients and enjoy a mouthwatering, slow-cooked meal in a fraction of the time. Use it indoors or outdoors to cook a healthy meal on any heat source: stovetop, campfire, burner, grill or the new Multi-Fuel Portable Cooktop. The revolutionary CanCooker uses steam to cook tender, flavorful meals that don’t have to simmer all day in a crock pot. The lightweight, high-strength aluminum construction and latch-closed, silicon-sealed lid ensure years of hassle-free enjoyment.

The CanCooker is perfect for everyday life, weekend life, and adventure life.

Check out the following sample recipes that are sure to make your mouth water!!

Shrimp and Sausage-

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Kill Plots and Food Plots | Cabela's Deer Nation

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Bird Dog Cooling Mat Hack | Cabela's Northern Flight

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Meindl GORE-TEX Surround Boots Review | Cabela's Deer Nation

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