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Adventure On A Budget: Kenai River Area – DIY

By Joe Glotz Alaska is definitely one of those places that dreams are made of. I can’t think of a better place to visit if you are looking for beautiful surroundings and plenty of sites, along with, of course, some of the most outstanding fishing opportunities available anywhere in the world. To be honest, if you are thinking of an Alaska trip and you have never traveled there before, if fishing is what you are looking for, I would highly recommend staying at a lodge that includes a guided fishing package. Expecting to go to Alaska, cold turkey and...

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Camping Gear Roundup

Carhartt Brisco Vest Carrying all of your essential camping gear just got easier, thanks to the Carhartt Brisco Vest. Featuring a Rain Defender treated Nylon outer shell for rapid drying and excellent water resistance, the Brisco will not only keep your core dry, but also protects all of your valuable gear that you have stuffed into the ample 15 pockets distributed all over the vest. The fast dry, 37.5 Technology mesh lining, also works to fight odors from perspiration. A specially designed back-vent allows air circulation, to prevent overheating and promote drying. The lightweight material is perfect for warmer...

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Pro’s Pick: Sig Sauer Electro-Optics BDX System

By Michael Deming Every year, the industry trade shows open their doors to share all the latest and greatest products available for the upcoming season. Usually there are some that have a cool factor and some of them are products a lot of us would like to have. However, there is seldom something that comes along that has the ability to revolutionize the way we have done something for most of our life. An example of this would be the invention of the internet. I can’t imagine life without the internet and when I tell my children that we...

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Vortex Razor AMG UH1 Holographic Red Dot Sight

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor The Advanced Manufacturing Group of Vortex Optics is essentially the Skunk Works of the optics world. Deep in their secret laboratory (pronounced La Bore Atory) they are constantly working to create the newest cutting-edge glass. Their latest offering is the Razor AMG UH-1. With a parallax free 1 MOA red dot encircled by a 65 MOA outer circle with 81.5 MOA subtension marks, the reticle on the Razor AMG UH-1 is, in itself, a breakthrough in rapid target acquisition technology. With no adjustment to the optic, the shooter can rapidly measure and engage in...

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What Controls Turkey Populations?

It’s no secret that turkey populations ebb and flow. Some years, the woods are brimming with gobblers. Others? The birds seem as scarce as a winning lottery ticket. Why is that? A number of factors play a role in turkey populations, but one is more important than all of them. Predators Predators eat lots of turkeys and turkey eggs, but are they a factor in long-term population trends? They can be. One study in Georgia found that more than a third of adult hens died at the fangs of a predator. The majority of those perished in the spring....

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