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Wild Facts About That Thanksgiving Bird

Maybe you’re already dreaming about Thanksgiving: turkey, stuffing, all the pies. And maybe you thought you knew everything about turkeys. Think again. Wild turkeys are not hard to find – if you look in the right place. National wildlife refuges, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are great places to view wild turkeys or find the perfect hunt. Refuge trails generally are open sunrise to sunset, many even on Thanksgiving Day when refuge visitor centers will be closed. Free trail maps are often available outside a visitor center or at a refuge entrance kiosk. Find your trail...

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Video Product Review: Outdoor Edge Razor Series Knives

Having a razor sharp folding knife in the field to dress your game isn’t just a figurative way of saying you have a sharp knife. Not anymore. Outdoor Edge makes an entire series of surgically sharp knives that allow you to quickly and easily swap out your blade when it gets dull. The Razor Series of knives uses 3.5-inch Japanese 420J2 stainless steel blades sharpened to a surgical edge. These blades come with a scalpel edge and because of their heat treating, hold that edge longer than a standard razor blade. The Outdoor Edge Razor series knives are required...

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Otis Patriot Cleaning Kit

The makers of the original Memory Flex Cable breech to muzzle cleaning kits and components have released their new Patriot Cleaning Kits, which provide a caliber specific, portable cleaning solution in a rugged plastic case. Made in America, these kits offer high quality components, brass loops and threaded end caps and almost everything you need to give your gun a good scrubbing in the field. In addition to their standard flex cable with brass threaded end caps on both ends, the Patriot Kits have one or two sections of threaded rod for scrubbing chambers with the included bronze brush...

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Waterfowl Essentials

By Steve McGrath If you are the type of hunter that likes a lot of opportunities and a plenty of days to hunt, look no further than waterfowl season. Getting into waterfowl hunting may be easier than you think, in fact, you may already have many of the items needed. Like many other forms of hunting, there are piles of specialized gear that can help but are not necessary. Here are some of the most important items you’ll need to successfully hunt ducks and geese this fall and winter. The most essential piece of equipment for waterfowl hunting is...

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Aguila Mini Shells

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Fun to shoot. Plenty of punch. Less recoil. Higher capacity. The Aguila Mini Shells provide many reasons to shoot, but at the end of the day, the biggest consideration for me was the ability to load more into my magazine without sacrificing performance. These tiny, inch-and-three-quarter shells provide all of the versatility we love out of a shotgun, but because of their diminutive size, they take up less space, have lighter recoil, still deliver enough lead on target to be effective for hunting and home defense or just having fun with our smoothbores without...

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