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Pro’s Tips: Traveling Overseas To Experience The Great Outdoors

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Americans are spoiled with wild places. We don’t always recognize how abundant wilderness is for us in the USA. Those who live near big cities may not always appreciate how abundant our woods, forests, deserts, swamps, mountains and streams really are. But no matter where you live in this country, it is a relatively short drive to the great outdoors. I used to live in New York and even for those in Downtown Manhattan, they are just an hour or two away from beautiful and lush arboreal forests and rolling mountains. The Catskills, Adirondacks...

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Trigger Time: Building Skill

Developing a Skill Any responsible gun owner needs to put some thought into achieving some level of proficiency with a firearm. Depending on the level of commitment and personal needs and desires, he or she must set a goal to achieve and maintain. Regardless of the personal mission (self-defense or practical competitive shooting) we need to understand that if we desire to improve and progress in a specific skill, we need to create our training plan. Random practice without structure will not bring the desired results and most of the time, will implement so called “bad habits” and even...

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Garmin GPSMAP 66i with inReach

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Over the past few years, those who spend time in the outdoors have come to see the benefits of a GPS loaded with detailed topographic maps for navigation. Not only can these devices help guide you back to camp or to your vehicle, they can help you find your way to your destination without forcing you to take a straight line over difficult terrain. Additionally, thousands have found themselves lost, injured, or in some other type of trouble and have relied on the inReach communication technology to contact help. The inReach technology uses the...

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Adventure On A Budget: Waterfowl Hotspots in the Lower 48

By Joe Glotz It’s almost Thanksgiving time and Momma needs a big ol’ goose and a few ducks for the big meal, so let’s take a look at a few of the great possibilities for some exceptional waterfowl hunting across the U.S. The following are some of the best areas in the country to set out on a DIY adventure and if you catch the weather conditions just right, you should have no problems in downing plenty of birds for the big feast. North and South Dakota There might be no finer waterfowling journey than a trip to America’s...

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Trigger Time: Effective Practice

The Importance of an Effective Practice By Justine Williams USPSA Grand Master How do I practice?” is one of the questions that I’m asked most often. This is a tricky question because if done incorrectly, bad habits can begin to form, and these will be difficult to break. I will be explaining what practice is, and how I practice so we can run an effective practice and successfully build up our skills. So, what is practice? By the dictionary definition it “is performed (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s...

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