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Adventure On A Budget: The Coues Deer: A DIY Arizona Ghost Hunt

By Terry T. Clapp We often hear of great Coues deer hunting south of the border in northern Mexico. Such hunts have some elements of intrigue indeed, the stuff dreams are made of. But, why not live out your dreams by hunting the mythical ‘gray ghost’, Coues deer of the Desert Southwest in border states like Arizona and New Mexico? A Coues deer hunt in southern Arizona is a friendly place where Coues deer hunting dreams come true. You will be required to leave your long johns at home. Here you will experience the beautiful Sonoran Desert, a few...

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Outdoor Edge WildPak Game Processing Set

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Whether you are breaking down your game in the field or fabricating cuts of meat in your kitchen, the indispensable tool everyone needs is a good sharp knife that not only takes an amazing edge but is quick and easy to sharpen on the go. For that, the standard blade is 420 stainless steel. It is hard enough to hold a decent age, yet soft enough to allow anyone to quickly touch it up with a stone, steel, or carbide wedge. Basic 420 Stainless is the standard butcher knife material because it takes minimal...

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NWTF- Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

By Ross Melinchuk NWTF Vice President of Conservation The National Wild Turkey Federation was formed in 1973 to help restore wild turkeys. Thanks to the efforts of state/federal/provincial agencies, corporations, private landowners and passionate NWTF volunteers and staff, wild turkey populations throughout North America have been restored from a historic low of about 200,000 to nearly 6.5 million birds today. The NWTF’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is now focused on maintaining those healthy, sustainable and huntable wild turkey populations for generations to come. An important part of doing that is active habitat management, which includes the...

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Beware of Fakes

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Recently I was cruising around a website of cheap Chinese junk, looking for cool new gadgets to feature in my speaking circuit as the Gear Guru. While scrolling, I came across an offer that caused me to pause in my tracks. An authentic, branded optic for a mere $29. Knowing that this red dot retails for just under a grand, it made me read deeper. The description said it was made in America, referenced the Leupold name multiple times and the image was clearly an LCO. Now, my momma didn’t raise a dummy, that...

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A Scope for Every Need – Leupold’s Versatile VX-3i Line

Hunters nationwide have similar needs when it comes to riflescopes – outstanding low-light performance and rugged reliability in a lightweight package are typically among the first requests. Featuring dual spring precision adjustments, the Twilight Max Light Management System, and a legendary reputation for durability, Leupold’s VX-3i line firmly fits the bill. A 3:1 zoom ratio means the VX-3i line comes in a wide variety of magnification ranges – available in 1.5-5, 2.5-8, 3.5-10, 4.5-14, and 6.5-20 power models, with varying objective lens diameters. But your options don’t stop there, it’s also available with a Duplex, Illuminated Duplex, Heavy Duplex,...

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