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Gun Owners Need to Be Aware of the Way They Portray Themselves

I am sure you have seen it at some point in your life. A fellow gun owner who makes outrageous comments, handles a gun carelessly, or acts in such a manner that you cringe inside and wished they somehow represented another group of people, maybe the gun ban crowd, instead of the group to which you belong. We call them “Strange Rangers” and they can be found in all areas of the country, from all socioeconomic classes, and in every shooting sport or discipline. These knuckle heads are the ones who make the front page of the newspaper or...

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How Do You Say Goodbye? We Go Fishing!

By Robert Bryant Growing up in an area blessed with great fishing, it was only natural that both my boys became as avid fishermen as I. If you ask my wife she would say that we fish more than what most people consider socially acceptable. I’m still not sure what that means…I ponder it occasionally, usually while fishing. Both of my sons have become excellent fly fisherman, a skill that I only wished for at their age. As a wise man once said, “Sometimes fishing is not about the fish at all” and that is how it was for...

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From the Ladies Room: Gear Junkies

My daughters are gear junkies.  It’s true. We have lived most of our lives getting our daughters into the outdoors.  Hunting, fishing and camping are their favorite past times.   We have taken great pride in the fact that we have taught them how to love the outdoors as well as the hunting and shooting sports.  It is no doubt a great source of pride that our daughters know how to shoot a variety of firearms, know how to appreciate high quality optics and understand what it means to use technical packs and footwear.  We have raised them right.Well, my...

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Fishing Alaska And Washington – The Best Of Both Worlds

By Bob Kratzer Well I have to admit…I live a magical life.  Being able to head to fishing waters on a daily basis to share my passion for fishing with my clients as they partake of some of the most scenic and beautiful landscape that the world has to offer, is truly amazing.  And the fishing usually isn’t too bad either.  Very few get to experience what I like to call the “Best of Both Worlds”. In my case, the best of both worlds isn’t just the correlation of fishing and guiding.  Both worlds for me include the Olympic...

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Adventures In Paradise

By Jon Leonard Most serious turkey hunters eventually strive to obtain the wild turkey Royal Slam which consists of harvesting each of the five subspecies of wild turkey found in North America.  I have taken several Merriam’s and Rio Grande turkeys hunting in Utah and surrounding states.  I took a nice Gould’s turkey in Mexico and I was fortunate enough to take a big Osceola turkey in Florida.  However, I still needed an Eastern turkey in order to complete my Royal Slam.  I should also mention there is a World Slam which consists of the addition to the Royal...

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