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Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 30" Window Smoker | Cabela's Great Outdoor Days

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Indiana bowhunters asked to help count wildlife

The DNR is again asking bowhunters to volunteer to count furbearer species and other wildlife this fall for science. The information helps the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife monitor species and track population trends. The collaborative project is called the Archer’s Index and has existed since 1992. Volunteers receive a standard survey sheet and […]

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Free Public Archery Ranges Available in Allenstown and Holderness

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire archers and bowhunters warming up for the fall archery seasons can practice their shooting skills at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department archery facilities at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, and at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Both ranges are free and open to the public. […]

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Cabela's Outfitter Trail Cameras | The Solution

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Keefer Brothers | Deer Camp Sleeping Essentials

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Keefer Brothers | Cabela's Outdoorsman Remote-Start Generator Review

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Cabela's Northern Flight® 4-in-1 Parka

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Cabela's Northern Flight® Bibs

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Primos Timberline Elk Call

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The Yeti 18 oz Bottle Review

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How Do You Do Deer Camp?

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Cabela's Deer Nation LIVE - Trail Camera 101

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Women that Hunt and Makeup

If you watch any hunting shows featuring women, you probably noticed many of them wearing makeup. I often feel conflicted when I see women on TV with makeup and big lashes. This is hunting after all, and I cannot imagine all of their makeup is scent free. Does we really need to enhance our natural features when heading out into nature? Well, I do wear makeup when hunting not because I’m trying to impress the trees but because it’s a part of me. I wake up every morning get dressed and do my makeup its apart of my daily routine. So, as a woman I understand wanting to wear makeup. If I were Melissa Bachmann or Tiffany Lakosky and made a living hosting my own national hunting show, I would wear some makeup too. Whether or not women should wear makeup when hunting is a debate that has been going on for what seems like a forever. Before writing this blog, I researched the topic and found plenty of websites and social media posts supporting both sides of the argument. I even discovered an article titled “Make-up Tips for Archery Hunting.” As it turns out, a lot of women do wear makeup when hunting. In fact, as the number of female hunters grows, this has become a new market for companies like Deaux Girl. I had traveled to Texas for a hunting event and noticed their booth showcasing a scent free makeup line. It was the first time I had ever heard of makeup specifically designed for women to wear while hunting. I was utterly amazed. So, I decided to try some. I bought the lotion, shampoo & conditioner, and several cosmetics. The products are really well created and leave my hair and skin soft and silky. The cosmetics also impressed me they are long lasting and look natural on my face. Even if I wanted to go bolder with my colors they have a wide selection of them. At this point I was sold so I went online to order some more and seen that not only were they selling makeup and hair care products. They were giving opportunities to women who wanted to get in, in this new industry of scent free makeup. I was completely sold so I decided to become a Deaux Girl. So, what do you think? Would you wear makeup while hunting if it were scent free? Please share your thoughts with me. Anyone interested in shopping and trying this scent free makeup line you can do so at https://www.deauxgirls.com/beautifulhuntress/.

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Beyond The Grid: Prairie Dog Extavaganza

Prairie dogs are a real problem for many cattle ranchers across the west and specifically Eastern Montana. When these desert rodents overpopulate, they will overgraze an area and literally eat cattle out of house and home and potentially spread disease such as the bubonic plague. Shooting them is a good defense and Mike and John are ready for the challenge! These two marksmen are custom gun nuts that love reloading and gunsmithing so you know they take their equipment seriously. Their custom .223s are dialed in, mounted on top of Swagger Bipods and ready to send the prairie dogs to an eternal dirt nap! 55 and 60 grain Hornady V-max seem to give the best results for exploding prairie dogs as they grenade on impact and don’t ricochet.

This isn’t your average, every day varmint shoot as some out-of-the-box tactics are used including the drop of a prairie dog nuke using tannerite. That’s right, tannerite was used to create the ultimate prairie dog explosion! These guys know how to have fun and that translates into a very entertaining episode. Beyond the Grid – Prairie Dog Extravaganza presented by Swagger Bipods. Enjoy!

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Missouri high school becomes 3D NASP world champions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri students took first place on the world archery stage when Sarcoxie High School finished first place in the 3D Challenge at the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) World Tournament and 3D Challenge July 21-22 in Orlando, FL. More than 3,390 student archers in grades 4-12 from more than 200 […]

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Swagger Bipod Giveaway!

Eastmans’ Publishing, Inc. is a multimedia corporation whose roots are grounded in the ethics of fair chase hunting. We strive to help our audiences become more skilled and ethical hunters, while expanding their knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of the outdoors and wildlife through entertainment media.

Eastmans’ Publishing, Inc. is a holding company engaged in publishing. We publish book and magazines, along with producing videos, DVDs, and TV programs. We also develop and sell products such as apparel, hats and artwork.

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Actual Wild Game Footage | Outfitter 14mp Trail Camera

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Hunt'n Buddy Mobile App.

Hunt'n Buddy was created with the hunter in mind.
Our team have spent countless hours reviewing and critiquing our own personal hunts, along with the experiences of others.
This led us to the creation of the Hunt'n Buddy App,
Where technology and simplicity mend together for a seamless transition. 

Our goal is to increase your success in the field, while making the user experience a simple and easy one.

We have geared this App to be used by hunters of all levels of technological abilities, from the super tech savvy hunter, to the daily smartphone user.
The user friendly capabilities of this app allow you to customize use to your personal skill level. Enable as many or as few of the App functions to your liking.

May all your hunts be safe and guided with Hunt'n Buddy in hand.
God Bless America

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E-Bikes In The Backcountry

The era of the E-bike is here. Companies are coming out with viable, mountain bikes with electric motors and gearing that is sufficient for mountain trails. Yep, thats right, sufficient for mountains. With the combination of gearing and power, electric bikes are a feasible option for front and backcountry use (not wilderness). Not only do e-bikes provide transportation into non-motorized areas, they do it silently.

The FatKat, by Quietkat has a 750-watt electric drive motor which is geared into the pedal drive. E-bikes are generally built from an alloy frame, equipped with front and rear disk brakes in which the front can manually be locked into the fixed position for pavement use. Max speed on flat pavement with the electric motor is about 19 mph. The luggage rack on the back is nice to have for extra gear. Being a backcountry hunter, I’ve personally hunted with a mountain bike quite a bit and was skeptical how this bike would do going up hills. However, the motor and gearing seemed pretty dialed and traversing up a 25-degree slope for a hundred yards proved easily doable without burning out the legs in low gear. Quite frankly, it didn’t even strain my legs. So that was pretty cool.

However, you can’t just go and take the bike up extreme terrain or through deep creek crossings. As Brian Barney said in his EBJ 102 article “Pandora’s Gearbox”, “if you can’t ride your standard bike up it, don’t try and ride an e-bike up it.” Unless of course, you want to burn out your motor. The take away here is, don’t have unrealistic expectations. We’ve experienced 10-mile rides without using the whole battery. I pedal where it’s easy and use the assist when needed. If you do run out of battery be prepared to ride your e-bike out. This can be daunting. The bike alone weighs 79 pounds so you don’t want to have to pedal it up hill for very long. Do not let your electronic control panel mounted on your handlebars get rained on or wet. We’ve experienced the digital interface quit working when the electronics got too wet. Also, do not submerge the motor or more importantly, the battery.

For me in general, the most practical use for e-bikes are for some sort of developed, or once developed, gated road where you can maximize the use of battery without much strain.  A lot times old logging roads were built to follow contours with little grade for semi truck use, which means there aren’t many severe grades; absolutely perfect for an e-bike.

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Driven: Bowhunting 365

 

You get out of hunting what you put into it.  The harder you work, the more you ender, the better you will get. The better you get the more consistent results you will have.  When you get a chance at a big buck or big bull you have prepared for the moment the entire season or maybe multiple seasons. “Success is when preparation meets opportunity”.  You could not describe bowhunting any better.  If you want consistent success on public lands you have to work at it, you have to be driven!

 

Mental toughness

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