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Nosler Founder Passes Away

Bend, Ore-October, 2010-At the age of 97, John Amos Nosler, the tall, stately and beloved founder of Nosler, Inc., passed away of natural causes at his home on October 10, 2010. He leaves a legacy that will be remembered, not only by his family, but by hunters and shooters around the world. Born on April 4, 1913 in Brawley California, John was one of America’s true success stories. He founded his bullet company in 1948, and was considered to be one of the great generational icons whose designs literally created the premium bullet category and influenced ammunition and bullet...

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Nootka Wilderness Lodge

By Art Sweet Vancouver Island is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth and is one reason that Dave Fyfe and partner Brian Gage along with their wives Irene and Kelly chose to put their world class floating lodge here, but the primary reason is for the world class Chinook salmon fishing. As the fishing begins to subside for these great trophies in the Washington and Oregon river basins, it is just starting to heat up in the Nootka Sound area in June, July, and August.  This area seems to be a staging ground for fish headed...

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Alps Commander Backpack and Frame

By Sportsman’s News Pro-Staff For serious Fair Chase hunting you need days and weeks of time in the deep wilderness. Alps Outdoorz has just the pack to get you there and back again with your game. The Commander is a backpacking frame system complete with a freighter shelf for hauling out those big elk racks, and distributing the weight of your quarters. It includes special pockets for your gear and even for your shooting sticks. Couple the Commander frame with the Commander Pack Bag and you have enough room for your gear for a lengthy back country stay. The...

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Discover Geocaching

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor As GPS Technology enters the realm of everyday norm, more and more consumers are drawn into the technology while not fully understanding how to get the most from their expensive purchase. I know that was the case for me when I purchased my first Garmin Rhino a few years ago. Familiar with the GPS devices we used in the military, rugged, bulky, and temperamental as they were, I felt that I would have no problem transitioning to a modern consumer model and using it to track my way through the mountains of Virginia’s Shenandoah....

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Nikon RifleHunter Laser 550 Rangefinder

By Sportsman’s News Pro Staff Whether far away or right in your face, knowing your distance to target can mean the difference between a full freezer and an empty belly this hunting season. Always handy, rangefinders have been a longtime staple of truly successful hunters. The new RifleHunter 550 from Nikon raises the bar on typical rangefinder technology. By including their I/D Technology, Nikon tells you the target’s perceived range rather than its actual distance by computing the angle as well as the range. For example; if your target is 50 yards away in a straight line, but above...

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