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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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World Class Alaskan Fishing; Bearclaw Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Sportsman’s News Many remote wilderness lodges can be very one dimensional.  The facilities are great, the fishing is great, but a lot of times by the end of the week you start on your trek home wishing that you could have experienced just a little bit more.  Well, I think I have found that place you just may have been looking for! Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge is nestled on picturesque Lake Aleknagik in southwestern Alaska.  The setting is in the heart of the Wood-Tikchik region of Bristol Bay and the waters are home to all...

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Sportsman’s News Team Christmas Gift Picks

By Mike Deming Choosing a Christmas gift for the avid sportsman or woman in your life can sometimes be a daunting task if you don’t know what they want or what products are truly good.  I asked the team of professionals here at Sportsman’s News to put together a list of items that they just won’t leave home without whenever they take to the field.  Our staff spends well over a thousand combined days in the field each and every year.  So, we put our gear to the test more in a year than most people do over a...

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