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Sea Eagle SE-330 Inflatable Kayak

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor For those who like to take to the water but may not have a large vehicle to carry a regular kayak or canoe, the Sea Eagle SE-330 perfectly fits the bill. When deflated, the kayak folds down to fit into a bag about 4 feet long, 2 feet wide and about six inches thick. That includes the oars, seats, and foot pump. The bag fully loaded weighs in at 38.5 pounds. When inflated, this two-person kayak is no pool toy. It features all of the features you would want in a rigid body kayak....

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Alpen Optics Spotting Scope Kit

By Sportsman’s News Pro Staff Alpen’s Spotting Scope Kit has all of the elements you need to view those groups at the range without having to constantly walk down to the target. On a busy range, getting everyone to stop shooting long enough to check your target can make the other shooters really grumpy. The kit comes packed in a locking hard-sided aluminum case with foam cutouts for your scope. For me, a trip to the range is like the D-Day invasion with ammo cans, gear bags, cameras, and target holders banging around in the back of the SUV....

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Vortex Nomad Spotting Scope

Everyone knows that we are big fans of the Vortex line of products that are sold at Sportsman’s Warehouse.  The reason for this is that each and every one of these products tested consistently delivers a quality performance. The Nomad Spotting scope is right on track with all of the other Vortex products that we have looked at.  The Nomad Spotting scope is a great price point type of product and it won’t break the bank.  This scope sells for about three hundred and forty bucks and is a great entry level product. This is an extremely compact and...

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5.11 Tactical Bailout Bag

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor If you are like me, you have more gear than you have pockets. It seems for every outdoor activity I have, I have 30-40 must have items that I take with me. To help organize and haul all of that gear, 5.11 Tactical has created the Bail Out Bag.  This small bag holds a lot of gear and keeps it right at hand and organized for easy access. Two side pockets with external MOLLE attachments make getting to that often used gear like a cell phone, GPS, radio, or MP3 player a piece of...

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Ice Fishing

By Chad LaChance Let’s get one thing straight – I’m no ice fisherman. Didn’t do it growing up; being raised in South Florida did nothing to motivate me to venture out on the frozen lake.  In Florida, ice is for cocktails and keeping your catch fresh until you can enjoy it with said cocktails. Sitting on a frozen lake peering through a six-inch hole, holding a ridiculous little rod and fishing with ridiculous little baits seemed…well, ridiculous. Surely it’s a pastime reserved for Eskimos, or so I thought. Last winter I finally took the plunge – which leads me...

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