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Outdoor Writer’s Contest: An Elk To Remember

By Benjamin Mahoney As most of you know, taking a mature bull elk with a bow and arrow is quite possibly one of the hardest yet most rewarding accomplishments in the sporting world, and to me, growing up a poor farm boy on the east coast, to say it was a dream would be a gross understatement. I was raised by a family of hunters; so naturally, Sunday nights consisted of “Amen” followed by a hearty meal and the Hunting Channel. I couldn’t get enough of it, I wasn’t into Football or Hockey, I had elk on the brain....

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Video Product Review: Franchi Affinity 3 Elite Shotgun

Designed with the waterfowl hunter in mind, the Franchi Affiniti 3 Elite shotgun provides next-level enhancement of Franchi’s already stellar shotgun. With Cerakote finish on the barrel, action, and magazine cap to protect the metal from the elements, to special Optifade camo patterns to provide the best concealment in a variety of environments, to upgraded fiber optic front sights, the Elite sets you apart from your standard shotgun. And the upgrades aren’t just aesthetic. A SureCycle bolt release and an oversized bolt handle make it easier to operate with bulky winter gloves. The Franchi Precision Cone improves your shot...

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Video Product Review: Leupold BX-2 Alpine Binoculars

Good outdoors-people get into the habit of having good optics on hand every day. I keep a pair of binoculars under the front seat of my truck in case I want to get a closer look at something that is out of reach because of terrain or property boundaries. These binos should be lightweight, take up minimal space, rugged enough to take a beating on bumpy roads, bouncing around the jack and other gear crammed under the seat, and able to handle the inevitable spilled cup of coffee. They also need to be affordable enough that I won’t weep...

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Video Product Review: ALPS OutdoorZ Enforcer Predator Vest

ALPS OutdoorZ is known for making reliable and well-made products for the outdoorsman and woman. Their newest offering is a hybrid between a pack with a seat and storage and a vest. The real kicker for this product is the inclusion of a folding kickstand that supports your back during long sessions of sitting and waiting. Designed for the predator and varmint hunter, the Enforcer provides an 800 cubic inch (13L) main compartment with wide zipper access and a hydration pocket for your favorite water bladder. It doesn’t come with a bladder, but we recommend the ALPS Reservoir 3.0....

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