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The Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge on Kodiak Island

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Kodiak Island is rich in history and beauty and home to plenty of outdoor activities, wildlife and of course, world class fishing.

Go North Of The Border For Big Whitetails

By Michael Deming It’s not a secret that Saskatchewan, Canada grows some of the biggest bucks in the world. Saskatchewan was the home of the world famous Milo Hanson buck which was harvested in 1993 and holds the #1 spot in the Boone and Crockett record book for the largest net typical whitetail buck ever [...]

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By Mike Deming Oh my gosh”, were the only words I could get out of my mouth as this huge Sonoran mule deer buck lifted his head and looked through me at over a mile. He was truly the biggest typical buck I had ever laid eyes on in real life.

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Video Product Review: LifeStraw

02 February 2016

For those active in the outdoors, staying hydrated can be a challenge. Even when there is plenty of water, traditional water filters can be cumbersome, time consuming, and complicated.

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Fishful Thinker: Season of Fundamentals 2

30 January 2016

The older I get, the more simplistic I get and I’m OK with that. Why? Because it’s made me a more consistent angler.

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Pro’s Tips: Shed Hunting

30 January 2016

By Eric Christensen Picking up shed antlers has become widely popular among many different outdoor fanatics. I ask myself often, “What has made shed hunting such a widespread activity?”

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February’s Words From The Publisher

30 January 2016

By Michael Deming If you take a look at the back cover of this issue, you will see that Sportsman’s Warehouse has a bunch of new stores coming for 2016.

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PacWest Outdoors: The Umpqua – A River For Big Fish

30 January 2016

Time your trips to this river for a shot at your personal best. By Gary Lewis My biggest fish? It was a Columbia River white sturgeon, over 10 feet long.

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Hill Norvell Alaskan Fishing

30 January 2016

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Sandwiched between the Kenai Mountains and the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities.

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Shelter in Place Strategies For an Emergency

30 January 2016

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Emergencies can take many forms and happen at any time. Being prepared to stay comfortable during a prolonged emergency begins with the home you already live in.

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Pro’s Picks: Fatigue Makes Cowards Of Us All

30 January 2016

By Dan Staton All elk hunting is hard. Elk simply do not want to die. In fact, they reside in areas that do not get disturbed and are able to disappear from danger at a moments notice. Wherever you find elk, there will be challenges ahead – that I guarantee you.

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Beretta M9A3 – A New Look For A Proven Design

30 January 2016

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor The venerable M9, carried in combat by the US military for decades, is receiving a facelift.

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Congratulations To Our Latest Pro Membership Winners!

20 January 2016

Congratulations to our latest Pro Membership Winner! Bond Isaacson Jr. of Indian Land, South Carolina – H & K USP 40 Pistol Become a Sportsman’s News PRO Member Today and You’ll Be Eligible to Win Hunting and Fishing Trips Worth up to $300,000. Go to www.promembershipsweepstakes.com to see details on the exciting trips, guns and [...]

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Video Product Review: PEET Dryer and D’Odorize’R Module

06 January 2016

PEET Dryers have been keeping feet dry for nearly 50 years. Their patented PEET Dryers slowly dries footwear, gloves, helmets, waders, and more to help preserve the life of the items being dried.

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Video Product Review: SealSkinz A.D.D. StretchDry Gloves and Socks

06 January 2016

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Because of evaporative cooling, the body loses heat 25 times faster when it is wet than just from ambient air temperature. The key to staying warm is to stay dry.

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Writer’s Contest: Why I Now Hunt Turkeys In Safeway

31 December 2015

Jim Heywood Sitting around a campfire, swapping tall tales, is one of the most enjoyable aspects of hunting. The stories often have more meaning if you know something about the person telling the story.

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BAREBOW! Sagas: A Washington Tom

31 December 2015

Chapter 14 in Colonel Craig Boddington’s outstanding book, Fair Chase in North America, is titled, “The Great North American Cat”. His first sentence reads as follows: “The cougar is America’s most misunderstood game animal.”

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Wild Game Recipe: Rabbit Cabbage Rolls

31 December 2015

This recipe highlights the succulent cotton tailed rabbit. They are found in every state, and are great sport for the whole family to engage in hunting.

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PacWest Outdoors: Chukar Hunting: Room for Improvement

31 December 2015

By Gary Lewis Up on that ridge there are junipers that were old before there were any Himalayan chukar in Eastern Oregon.

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Pro’s Picks: Tikka T3 Superlite

31 December 2015

This is where authenticity and legends run together, with history being the root. When it comes to choosing a rifle the choice can be difficult, but there is one company based out of Finland that is well-known for producing quality craftsmanship and durability.

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Fishful Thinker: Season of Fundamentals

31 December 2015

Fish are fish. Profound, right? Not really; it’s far too simple to be profound. Or maybe not, if you consider my background mindset for the statement.

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Adventure On A Budget: Ice Fishing for the Masses

31 December 2015

By Steve McGrath In the animal kingdom, the winter months are known for migrations, lethargic behavior and most notable of all, hibernation. Come to think of it, the upright mammals, us humans, might follow some of the very same routines during the cold months.

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Pro’s Tips: Song Dog Setup

31 December 2015

By Eric Christensen Like in other types of hunting, coyote hunters have a wide variety of methods, calling sequences and tactics. The same methods and tactics used to hunt big game really do apply when hunting dogs.

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King Salmon – Alaska Kingfishers

31 December 2015

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Now think about it. What are most fishermen accused of the vast majority of the time? The answer has to be either exaggerating a little on the size of the fish caught or the old line that, “you should have been here yesterday, the fishing was fantastic!”

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Writer’s Contest: Big Country Buck

31 December 2015

By Kashten Frei At the age of 13, hunting has always been a big deal to me. I have been going out hunting with my family my whole life and couldn’t wait for it to be my turn to have a tag.

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Predator Call Roundup

31 December 2015

By Eric Christensen Predator control is a fun and great way to keep cabin fever from setting in during different times of the year. It also serves as a way for sportsman to keep the predator population in check and save some fawns’ lives.

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Congratulations to Outdoor Writer’s Contest Winner

30 December 2015

The winner of the 13th Annual Outdoor Writing Contest Trophy Aoudad Hunt with Steve Jones Backcountry Hunts is Eric Boley of Kemmer, WY for his article, The Eight-Day Eland. Sportsman’s News has started the 14th Annual Outdoor Writer’s Contest and the grand prize winner will be selected for 7 days of guided fishing and lodging [...]

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Merry Christmas from the Team at Sportsman’s News

23 December 2015

Cover Art: The Nativity of Christ by Vladimir Borovikovsky From all of us at Sportsman’s News Magazine, we offer you and your families our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas. May God bless all of you and may you each receive your heart’s desire this Christmas. “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: [...]

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Video Product Review: Remington VERSA MAX Sportsman

22 December 2015

By Eric Christensen The growing popularity of bird hunting has created an ever growing need for shotguns. Western hunters in particular are looking for ways to still go hunting when having no success at drawing big game tags.

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Video Product Review: Sig Sauer Whiskey3 Rifle Scope

18 December 2015

Sig Sauer has put a lot of work into all of their Electro-Optics and they are quickly becoming one of our go to companies when it comes to outdoor optics.

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Video Product Review: EOTech 512 Holographic Sight and G33 Magnifier

18 December 2015

If you have never looked at EOTech products as something to include in your arsenal, you need to. EOTech designs their product to serve in branches of our military, special ops and law enforcement. These same products are available to the commercial hunting and shooting markets so anyone wanting a high quality, durable product can [...]

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Video Product Review: Remington RM380

11 December 2015

By Eric Christensen Next Year, Remington will celebrate 200-years of rich gun manufacturing heritage. Founder Eliphalet Remington II firmly believed he could build a better gun than he could buy.

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Video Product Review: Primos Boss Dogg Electronic Call

11 December 2015

By Eric Christensen Having the opportunity to go and test out a product that will help you hunt coyotes and other predators more effectively is what I call a good day in the office.

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Video Product Review: Phoneskope

04 December 2015

By Eric Christensen I love to see new products hit the market each year that can really be a game changer in the way we look and view wildlife. Capturing a big buck or bull and being able to share the image or video with friends and family can be very rewarding.

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Writer’s Contest: My Grandson’s First Buck

03 December 2015

By Ray Rummell Christopher, my grandson, had taken a wild hog a few days after his thirteenth birthday and now had his heart set on taking a buck. My wife no longer hunts and she gave Christopher her Remington 600 .243 Winchester, scope-sighted rifle for his thirteenth birthday.

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Fishful Thinker: Opportunity for Improvement

03 December 2015

Ahhh – the Holidays. I love holiday time for a myriad of reasons, from the obvious, like time with friends and family to the not so obvious like spending whole days churning out great game and fish recipes to share with said friends and family.

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The BAREBOW! Sagas: A Forkhorn “Makes Book”!

03 December 2015

Regrettably, I had no one in my family to mentor me into the hunting world. Since the college years left me little time to hunt, it wasn’t until after graduation that I really began to pursue opportunity in the field with bow in hand.

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Video Product Review: Nightforce 5-20X56 SHV Rifle Scope

03 December 2015

If money were no object, most people would seriously consider putting a Nightforce scope on every one of their rifles. They are known for their toughness, quality glass, and functionality which is why some of our special elite military units have them mounted on their rifles.

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Writer’s Contest: Water Buck

01 December 2015

By Brian Thompson I guess I am a little naïve. I know animals can swim. When you grow up in the arid southwest like New Mexico your just not around water much.

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Wild Game Recipe: Crock-Pot Venison Roast

01 December 2015

This is simple to prepare, hearty, and perfect for the cold winter season. You can use any type of venison roast in this dish. Deer, Elk, Antelope, Caribou, and Moose all benefit from the slow cooking method.

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December’s Words From The Publisher

30 November 2015

By Michael Deming The holiday season is once again here and I want to personally wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a very busy and productive year for all of us here at Sportsman’s News as well as Sportsman’s Warehouse.

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Great Gift Ideas From The Sportsman’s News Team

30 November 2015

Every year, the Sportsman’s News team hits the field for well over 1,000 man-days of hard core hunting, fishing and camping excursions. During these trips, we get to test out a good portion of the new gear that hits the shelves at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse.

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Leupold VX-2; The Birth Of An Icon

30 November 2015

By Dave Domin A couple weeks ago when I was tasked to write 1500 words about the Leupold VX-2 rifle scope for Sportsman’s News, I thought to myself, “Uhh, the Leupold VX-2 is very, very, very, very, very…” Well you get the picture.

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