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Vortex Razor HD 10×42

High End Binos at a Compact Price Optics is one of the most valuable tools for the western hunter.  Being able to pick up that slightest hint of movement with little or no light could be the difference between the trophy of a lifetime and tag soup. Optics has improved dramatically over the last ten years and Vortex Optics is leading the charge.  I’m sure most everyone has heard the statement about optics,”buy the most expensive ones you can afford and you won’t regret it”. Sure that statement used to be true many years ago, but Vortex is quickly...

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Pro’s Picks – Native Ultimate 12 Kayak

Kayaks have been around for thousands of years.  The Inuit’s stretched animal hides over wooden frames and used those sleek watercraft to chase fish and animals for food on rivers, lakes and in the ocean.  For most of that time, there weren’t many changes in the design or manufacturing of kayaks.  Over the last twenty-five years however, there have been major changes and the Kayaks of today are much different and more plentiful.  A quick search on the web will reveal just how much is out there on kayaking and especially kayak fishing.The team at Sportsman’s News got their...

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Kiana Creek Grizzly

By Bond Isaacson Having never hunted or even shot a gun until the age of 26, I got a late start to a tradition that most get to enjoy as a boy growing up.  The idea of my sons inheriting the freedom we have to hunt and my guns and land are things that I now cherish.  With my first hunts being primarily for deer, I began to branch out as my kids got older.  In 2000, I took my two boys hunting for black bear in British Columbia and all three of us fell in love with bear...

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SKB Small Pistol Case

If you need to travel and want to take a pistol, you need a TSA approved pistol case and among all of the makers of such cases, SKB leads the pack. The small pistol case by SKB features injection molding from ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin, material specified by the U.S. military for cases and containers. It features a gasketed, water and dust-tight submersible design, meeting military standards. The automatic ambient pressure equalization valve self-regulates for different altitudes meeting military standards. It is resistent to UV, solvents, corrosion, fungus and impact damage, surpassing military standards. The case features a...

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Fly of the Month – Thorax PMD

By Steve Smith Rivers Wild Flies One of the great summer hatches of the west is the Pale Morning Dun. When the weather starts to warm and the rivers return to their normal flows, the PMD hatch is one of the most reliable hatches all summer long. These pale-yellow mayflies will emerge not just in the morning as the name implies but throughout the day. The hatch usually begins in June and can last into September. I’ve enjoyed PMD hatches on my home waters of the Blacksmith Fork and Logan rivers in Northern Utah, along with fantastic fishing on...

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