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Always get to the top. (Lucija Ros via Unsplash/) Any activity in the mountains will require decent footwear. Everyone knows that (or should). But exactly what kind of boot is best for any given activity varies. Are you mountaineering? Do you backpac
The author's favorite concealed carry caliber is the 9mm. (Federal Premium/) In recent months, many folks across the U.S. have considered or become first-time gun owners. Social unrest has prompted citizens in urban areas to buy a handgun for persona
The author with a nice smallmouth caught in Minneapolis. (Raymundo Ruiz Jr./) Editor’s Note: If there’s one thing that’s certain after these last few weeks, it’s that Americans need to come together. To do that, we first must listen to those of us wh
Arizona poachers Blake Owens and Thomas “TJ” Purinton have been sentenced for their unlawful, dishonest and cowardly acts of poaching and fraud. But is their punishment enough? Unfortunately, these clowns will most likely never see the inside of a ja
There is not one universal backcountry rifle and load for every hunter. (Tyler Freel /) What is the ultimate backcountry rifle and cartridge? Our outlook on the world often tends to be in black and white, and this is especially true when it comes to
Keep the pests away. (Brooks Rice via Unsplash/) Little takes the fun out of time in the woods than being covered in biting insects. Companies offer myriad ways to keep them away from shelters to candles. But not everything works. If you aren’t sure
Snuggle up. (Yann Allegre via Unsplash/) If you’re the kind of person who likes zipping your mummy bag over your face, saying goodnight, and burrowing down deep, these aren’t probably the bags for you. But if you’ve ever tried zipping your sleeping b
Safety in the water. (diGital Sennin via Unsplash /) For many water sports in the country, life vests are required, and for good reason. People die every year from coast to coast in accidents that would have ended differently with proper life preserv
Whitetail bucks are genetically engineered to bed within 200 yards of prime feed in late summer. (Michael Hanback/) Praise the deer gods, it won’t be long now until you put the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic behind and head out for some much-
Elite angler John Crews and his favorite Ned Rig. (BassMaster/) Catching bass is the objective for any bass angler and finding new ways to achieve that is fun. The Ned Rig is one of the latest techniques to put bass in the boat but even many seasoned
If you think about all the components that go into building a trail camera—detection circuits, infrared emitters, the lens, view screen, and waterproof housing it comes in—you’re getting a pretty good deal for not a whole lot of money. A good trail c
COVID-19 turned the International Consortium of Allied Sporting Trades (ICAST) into a virtual event this year, but the fishing industry’s premier trade show brought plenty of interesting new items. Here’s a look at some of the gear and gadgets that c
A male sockeye salmon. (Bjorn Dihle/) Editor’s note: Bjorn Dihle is a lifelong resident of Alaska, and an advocate for Alaska’s wild habitat and natural resources. You can find him on Instagram and Facebook. Today, a host of conservation and news org
A male sockeye salmon. (Bjorn Dihle/) Editor’s note: Bjorn Dihle is a lifelong resident of Alaska, and an advocate for Alaska’s wild habitat and natural resources. You can find him on Instagram and Facebook. Today, a host of conservation and news org
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  Fitting right in line with most other western states, Wyoming was not alone in seeing more applicants than normal this year for big game draw hunts. For the most part, this was a record setting year in Wyoming in many respects.  To start with, the
The author with a limit of Canada geese from his first hunt in Manitoba. (Joe Genzel/) The first guided waterfowl hunt I ever went on was almost my last. At the time, I was a rookie outdoor writer and had never hunted more than 30 minutes from home.
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There’s nothing wrong with focusing on new rifle cartridges, but we shouldn’t forget the old standbys, like the .30/06. (Howard Communications/) Read any given article about a new cartridge or bullet and it’s clear that there’s an unquenchable thirst