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Adventure On A Budget: First Shots!

Dove Season Opens Another Eventful Fall for Many Sportsmen By John N. Felsher While early September temperatures could approach 100 degrees in some states with legal mourning dove hunting, opening day unofficially marks the transition between summer and a new season of fall outdoors adventures. Usually held in September, early dove seasons traditionally open before most other seasons, thus giving many sportsmen their first opportunity to hunt in months. One of the most widespread, popular and numerous game bird in North America, mourning doves can provide intense action in the right place. Extremely swift and agile fliers, doves frequently...

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Pro Membership Update: Big Game Bonanza at the 777 Ranch

Each and every year, the Sportsman’s News Pro Membership Sweepstakes gives away a $12,000 trip to the 777 Ranch outside of Hondo, Texas. These hunts always take place the first few weeks of December, when most of our big game hunting out west is finished up and the schedule is a bit slower. However, the action in Texas at this huge private ranch is just heating up. This year’s lucky winner was Derrick Congdon from Alaska. Leaving Alaska in the dead of winter and heading to Texas was a great break for Derrick and when you have a choice...

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Relentless Reach: Leupold’s RX Series of Laser Rangefinders

The time has come – you’re all settled into your shooting position on one ridge, eyeing a target that’s hundreds of yards away on the next. Maybe it’s the trophy-class Dall sheep you’ve waited years to settle your reticle on; maybe it’s the most challenging target on the course of your favorite competitive shooting circuit. Either way, you’re going to need the right range before making the right scope adjustments. That’s where the Leupold RX series of laser rangefinders comes in handy. The flagship rangefinder line offered by the Oregon-based company, the RX series launched three new models for...

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Lure Lock Tackle Box

By Dan Kidder, Managing Editor Not just your standard tackle organizer, the Lure Lock uses a sticky gel coating on the bottom to hold your tackle in place and keep it from sliding around during transport. The coating is amazingly resilient and withstands wide variations in temperature. I placed them in the direct July sun on my truck dashboard at 100-plus degrees the coating didn’t melt or change consistency at all. Then, I froze the organizer with the tackle still inside, and other than gripping harder, it didn’t become brittle. Additionally, the coating didn’t leave any residue on my...

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The Problem Of Drones

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Drones, sUAS, UAVs, quadcopters, model aircraft; whatever name they go by, these little flyers are becoming more and more common and with their prevalence comes problems. Aside from the general issue of drones crashing into things and potentially damaging property or people, there are a whole set of legal ramifications and requirements that can get you in a whole lot of trouble if you don’t know about them or choose to ignore them. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversees the use of drones and has created a list of regulations regarding their use. First...

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