Category: Gear

What’s the ideal deer stand snack?

What's the ideal deer stand snack?

Deer hunting, regardless of where it’s done or how, has some universal components. And perhaps the foremost is the inevitable hunger brought on by sitting in a tree stand, hiding in a ground blind, or still-hunting for hours in frigid temps. Staving off this hunger with a strategically selected snack is largely a matter of

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Practice bird hunting with the Champion WheelyBird 2.0 electric clay thrower

Practice bird hunting with the Champion WheelyBird 2.0 electric clay thrower

Duck opener is just a few weeks away, upland season follows close behind, and in some places early goose season has already begun. It’s time to break out the shotgun and get some practice in so you can be effective when the birds start flying. But thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, trap clubs around the

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Get the most from your backcountry sleep system: Find the right sleeping pad

Get the most from your backcountry sleep system: Find the right sleeping pad

When it comes to getting your gear together for a backcountry hunt, tents, sleeping bags, and packs get all the glory. The humble sleeping pad is usually an afterthought, or is even excluded altogether in a show of faux toughness. The reality is, a high-quality sleeping pad is essential for getting the performance you expect

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The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

When it comes to selecting broadheads for your arrows, you’ll find yourself wading through numerous options, including weight, cutting diameter, number of blades, and finally, mechanical or fixed. Despite all the catchy marketing and product placement on hunting shows, the best place to start your search is at your local archery shop. Still, you should

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CZ 527 Varmint MTR: A deadly accurate long-range rifle

CZ 527 Varmint MTR: A deadly accurate long-range rifle

Hunting varmints like coyotes, jackrabbits, or prairie dogs doesn’t require anything special to succeed. Just about any rifle, in almost any caliber, can get the job done. But like any pastime, there’s playing and there’s excelling. CZ’s new 527 Varmint MTR—available in .223 Rem or 6.5 Grendel—elevates a shooter’s potential for dead-on accurate shots at

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Backcountry medicine: How to set a splint

Backcountry medicine: How to set a splint

A broken ankle, arm, or leg can be painful, but when it occurs in the backcountry, far away from medical assistance or a quick ride to the hospital, it can be downright deadly. Such injuries lead to a lack of mobility, and being stranded in inhospitable wilderness can lead to a number of unfavorable outcomes.

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