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13 Ways to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm in Cold Weather

I have a rare hereditary condition called Raynaud’s Disease. It’s a disorder that restricts circulation (blood flow) to your hands, feet, fingers and toes. This can lead to severe cold and painful sensations in your outer extremities — even when it isn’t that cold out. But, obviously, the colder it...


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5 Big Game Hunting Packs That Make Great Christmas Gifts

Hunting backpacks are a fixture in modern hunting culture. They aren’t going anywhere. And there are many reasons why. But the underlying purpose — gear. We haul a lot of it into the backcountry each time we go afield. And a pack that can get the job done is crucial...


The Hidden Art of Realtree Camo

Out of place. That's how I felt. Not only was I physically uncomfortable I was extremely self-conscious about my appearance. After all, I was only 16, still a boy in most ways, and had never been in this situation before. How was I supposed to know this was going to...


Bow Review: 2019 Mathews Vertix in Realtree EDGE Camo

We all get excited when the new bows are revealed each year. A buzz is created just prior to the launch. And rest assured that Mathews’ 2019 flagship bow has lived up to the hype. Enter the Vertix. First off, we know that many of you have been asking for...


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15 Steps to Forge Your Own Deer Skinning Knife

Next to your firearm or bow, a good knife might be the most important tool you take afield. A quality knife is more than a tool. It is the bridge between the taking of an animal and food on the table. A great knife feels alive in your hand, balanced,...


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How to Fletch for Better Crossbow Bolt Accuracy

Today’s high-end crossbows boast tack-driving, out-of-the box accuracy, but with that performance comes a hefty price tag. Budget minded models are certainly proficient but their ability to hold tight groups when shooting at distance or with broadhead-tipped bolts can be less than ideal. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to increase...


4 Types of Releases for Bowhunters

Choosing a release aid is like choosing a wife. She's got to be just right in order to take that super dive into the deep end. And like women, no two are created equally. Different materials are used, steel tolerances and quality are never the same, price tags are rarely...


How to Travel with a Bow Case

Do you travel to hunt? Fly from point A to B with hunting gear in tow? Packing can be a challenge, especially with all of the necessary items. Here's how to make it easier. Don't Miss: 5 Great New Bows for 2018 Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how...


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How to Prepare for an African Bowhunt

A bowhunting adventure on the Dark Continent is a bucket-list hunt for many. However, making that dream a reality comes with its own set of challenges and tasks that need to be navigated tactfully. I was fortunate to recently have the opportunity to spend two weeks in Africa where I...


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15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


Backpacking Nutrition for Backcountry Big Game Hunters

The nutritional strategy of a backcountry bowhunter requires a systematic approach as cooking methods and food variety is limited. Here is my best recommendation for sustained energy levels, peak performance, combined with the most efficient system. Meal Components For breakfast and snacking, the staple of my backcountry diet is a...


5 Times When Hunting Adventures Turned Deadly

Spend enough time in the outdoors hunting, especially in the backcountry, and odds are good that you'll eventually find yourself in a less-than-safe situation. Bear attacks, tree stand falls, fast water; the list of dangers are many. The following tales are real. They show us just how quickly things can...


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