Month: November 2012

The Magic of Pybus Point Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Wild places have special magic to lay claim to the hearts and lives of the people that they touch. Admiralty Island is such a place. Nearly 100 miles long, with 700 miles of saltwater shoreline that encompass its roughly 1 million acres, this verdant gem of old-growth rainforest graces the northern part of the southeast Alaskan Panhandle’s Inside Passage. Admiralty possesses an extraordinarily rich and beautiful ecosystem where saltwater inlets and beaches rest at the foot of snow capped mountain spires. In the Island’s interior nameless untracked valleys are bracketed by steep forested slopes...

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Pro’s Picks: Hornady Reloading Equipment

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Ammunition is getting hard to find. The price is continually rising.  Premium ammunition vastly improves my hunting success. All of these are great reasons to get into the reloading game, even if you have never pressed a bullet into a case. When it comes to getting started loading your ammo, no one makes it simpler than Hornady. Hornady has been in the ammunition business for 60 years, making cartridges and loading supplies for all ranges of customers. To get started in reloading, Hornady offers everything you need in one box, their Lock-N-Load Classic Kit....

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Great Gift Ideas from the Sportsman’s News Team

Every year, the Sportsman’s News team hits the field for well over 1000 man days of hardcore 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 Sportsman’s Warehouse.  After the completion of the year, we have beaten up some of the best products and weeded out what is good and what is gimmick.  I have asked the team to put together a few items that have made a lasting impression on them.  Any one of these items would be a great gift for...

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Cooking it Wild: Smoked Game Meat

Chris Pedone and Steve Mayer Lifelong outdoorsmen with a passion for hunting, fishing and appreciation of nature and all things right with the world when you get out in it. We are hunter-gatherers, and we like to Eat. (Never trust a skinny cook). Smoked Game Meat There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to add smoked game meats to the holiday table, or to an appetizer tray for a party. The delectable flavor of smoked meats is a sure winner at the table! The smoking process is not complicated and the results are well worth...

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Train to Hunt: What Shape for the Holidays?

Dan Staton MS, PES Fitness & Archery Editor The holidays can be a joyous time of year shared with family and friends, but they can also bring implications of stress and anxiety.  Each year, we struggle to keep up with often-unrealistic demands and expectations that we unknowingly put on ourselves.  That’s why it is so important for all of us to relax and take good care of ourselves.  What shape will you be in heading into the New Year?  My contention is that way too often the shape you end up in after the holidays, ends up being the...

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