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Even the most experienced anglers have trouble figuring out all of the different hook sizes and styles. (Bob McNally/)Hooks are the oldest tackle item in fishing. Walk into any tackle store, and you'll find a bewildering array of hooks that can confuse even the best guides, veteran anglers, and tournament competitors. They are available in a mind-n...
  1.   Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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New studies indicate that mature bucks often shift their home territories in early- to mid-September—shortly after they’ve lost their velvet. (YAYImages/depositphotos.com/)We contacted some of the top whitetail biologists in America. We dug through reams of white papers and articles by prominent deer researchers from across the country. And we came...
  1.   Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Sonny McFarland has disappeared. I shouldn’t have been surprised. The East Tennessee region where he made his name is notoriously insular, with a history of bootlegging and moonshiners who took great pains to hide themselves from revenuers.Multiple anglers who learned the art of making balsa crankbaits at Sonny’s knee said they didn’t have his numb...
  1.   Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Whether you’re a hunter, angler, shoot, camper, or just someone who enjoys spending time away from the trailhead, your gear can make or break a trip. We know you want to buy the best gear you can afford, which is why we created Bargain Hunter. Our team is working directly with some of the best outdoor brands in the business to bring you good deals ...
  1.   Monday, 15 July 2019
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In 2015, Amazon.com kicked off an annual celebration to commemorate another year in business. In the few years since then, Prime Day has become almost as popular as Black Friday, and is one of the most anticipated events of the year. In 2019, Amazon Prime members will once again have 24- to 48-hour access to several thousand special offers and disc...
  1.   Monday, 15 July 2019
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Whitetail biologists from around the country are predicting a very good deer season this fall. (brm1949/depositphotos.com/)Hunters often fall into the trap of longing for the good old days, when, according to legend or conventional wisdom, things were supposedly better.One look at America’s current deer hunting scene makes you realize we’re experie...
  1.   Friday, 12 July 2019
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When I think of emergency fire starters, I imagine being soaking wet, freezing, and needing to get a fire going immediately. A flint striker and classic options are great for their longevity, but when you're losing dexterity and can't feel your fingers, you need a fire now. That's when these three options can potentially save your life. The only th...
  1.   Friday, 12 July 2019
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Using firebreaks, the wind, and portable sprayers keeps big blazes in check. (Natalie Krebs/)Prescribed fire has newfound popularity among wildlife habitat managers because it produces both a flush of new growth and a mosaic of food and cover that are beneficial to deer, turkeys, and small game. It can be used strategically to kill undesirable vege...
  1.   Thursday, 11 July 2019
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The knife that started it all. Top, a KA-BAR USMC combat knife and bottom the same model as made by Pal Cutlery. Both are WW-II issue weapons. Pal is one of the rarer contractures for a USMC knife. (Steven Dick/)Strange as it may seem, the U.S. Marine Corps entered the jungle campaigns of World War II without a decent combat knife. Their first atte...
  1.   Thursday, 11 July 2019
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It might seem like space-age technology, but spark rods have actually been around since horse and buggy times. (Tim MacWelch/)Spark rods are fun to use and reliable in wet, cold, windy weather conditions. There’s no shortage of makes and models on the market, either. To help you pick the best option, I’ll dive into the origin and composition of the...
  1.   Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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