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Pro’s Picks: Garmin inReach Explorer+

By Michael Deming Imagine that you have just been successful on an early season archery elk hunt and you are 4 miles from the trailhead and in grizzly country. You have buddies that owe you bigtime and you just need to get out to the trailhead where you get some service and let them know where you are so that they can come help. You hang the elk quarters high in a tree and load up your pack and head for the truck. A mile into your hike back, a sow grizzly and two cubs smell you and your...

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Writer’s Contest: Hunting Elk The Hard Way

By Marv Smith I have hunted for sixty years and have seen many changes over the years. In bygone days, most people hunted to put food on the table for their families. If someone shot a big buck or bull, it was coincidental to getting meat for the family. Guns were also very different. I shot my first deer with a Marlin 30-30 with open sights. Most hunters did not have guns with scopes because they were either unavailable or too expensive.  The hunters I knew had limited funds, so in order to be able to hunt, they had...

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Writer’s Contest: The Bucket List Buck

By Michael Rupley I hunt deer. Mostly just deer, especially mule deer, so I understood when CL said, “I want a big mule deer”. How did I get into this anyway? I saw my friend Louie at the square dance after season. “Hey Louie, did you get your deer this year?” “No… and neither did my brother, CL” responded Louie. “We hunted Wyoming and even Mexico and did not get a deer”. “Well, there is always next year,” I said, trying to put an upbeat spin on it. His rejoinder was nothing close to positive. “Not for CL,” Louie...

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Electronic Dog Collars

By Joe Glotz To use or not to use – That is the question! A much-needed word to this line would be – Correctly. Yes, “Correctly” is the key word here, as a collar used incorrectly can produce disastrous results as can any training method not properly employed. There was a time many opposed the use of electronics in training. I had the same misconceptions that some other people have that the collar was cruel and that I’d be ruining dogs or creating robots that simply reacted to the touch of a button. Over time I’ve learned about the...

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Archery In The Classroom?

OUTDOORS TOMORROW FOUNDATION TO DOUBLE IMPACT, BRING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EDUCATION TO 80,000 STUDENTS PER YEAR Non-Profit Provider of Outdoor Skill, Safety and Conservation Curriculum to Schools Grows From 418 Campuses to Over 800 The leading provider of outdoor skill, safety and conservation curriculum to schools nationwide—the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation—will more than double the number of campuses and students it impacts in 2020. Currently, teachers at 418 schools in 29 states use OTF’s Outdoor Adventures curriculum to educate 40,000 middle- and high-schoolers on a wide range of important outdoor skills, safety and conservation topics. By the end of 2020, OTF...

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