Month: July 2018

American Bison in the West with Rancho de Chavez

By Mike Deming In the beginning of the 19th century, the American bison roamed the plains by the millions. The massive herds were an extremely impressive sight. What we did to them as a society is utterly appalling and doesn’t show the hunters or should I say killers in a very good light. These majestic animals were taken to near extinction. However, protection and conservation have brought them back to huntable numbers for a select few and only in a small number of states. These are once-in-a-lifetime hunt opportunities, if you are fortunate enough to draw a tag, but...

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Get The Most Of The Texas Coast

The original island life destination, Port Aransas, located on Mustang Island has 18 miles of shoreline and wide, sandy beaches—with everything you need to plan the perfect beach vacation. But this is no ordinary island. Just ask the locals and vacationers who’ve ranked it one of the best beaches in Texas! This gulf coast island offers year-round outdoor activities, from sport fishing and parasailing to birding, dolphin watching, kayaking and the only seaside links-style golf course in Texas. Stroll through town on a rented golf cart, explore the shops, galleries and enjoy an array of restaurants, from “cook your...

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Activities to Hook Kids on the Outdoors

By Mark Kayser You want your kids and your grandkids to embrace the outdoors, right? Unfortunately, countless distractions seize their attention. If you want to get them involved at an early age, consider implementing these 10 activities to hook kids on the outdoors. TAKE A KID HUNTING Whether your targeted child is old enough to hunt or not, you can introduce them to hunting simply by taking them along. Plan accordingly and take them on a hunt when the weather forecast shines. Spring turkey hunting is the perfect match. ENROLL THEM IN A HUNTER SAFETY COURSE If your child...

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Adventure On A Budget: Destination – The Grand Canyon

A visit to the majestic Grand Canyon has long been a popular summer travel destination for families and outdoor adventurers, but a vacation to this popular national park doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re venturing into the more rugged and quiet North or looking to take advantage of the amenities and biking trails in the South Rim, check out these budget-friendly tips for exploring the 17th U.S. National Park and one of the most iconic summer vacation spots in the country. Travel By Car: The most adventurous way to find yourself looking out over the vast Grand...

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Pro’s Pick: Browning X-Bolt Pro Rifle Long Range Hunter

The X-Bolt Pro hit the market in 2017 and took the production rifle to an entirely different level. We had one of the first available units in hand and utilized the Fall hunting season to really put it to the test. After a full season of shooting this rifle, I would say that Browning has eliminated the need to spend $5,000-plus dollars to get a lightweight custom rifle which shoots sub-MOA accuracy and has me putting a “for sale” sign on most of my custom rifles. In 2018, they took this high-quality rifle to the next level and introduced...

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