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Video Product Review: Leupold SX-5 Santiam HD Spotting Scope

Adding a spotting scope to your arsenal is usually something that is done after you have numerous hunts under your belt, after you have an understanding about optics as well as know the need for looking at objects at significantly longer distances. So, you aren’t likely going to be okay with just looking at a spotter in the store at 50 yards to evaluate. Our team here at Sportsman’s News have put this spotter to the test in the real-world environment over the past six months and well, here is what we’ve found. This spotter comes in both an...

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Pro’s Tips: Whiskey Glazed Wild Turkey Breast

By Joe Glotz This recipe is honestly one of my all-time favorite wild turkey recipes. The combination of whiskey, orange and honey make for a terrific glaze and compliment the flavor of the turkey to perfection. Because this dish is started by browning the meat on the stovetop and finished in the oven, it ends up with an extremely crispy skin without drying out the meat on the inside. Here is the cast of characters: 2 tablespoons butter 1 turkey breast, skin on and brined Salt and pepper 1 cup turkey stock 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons honey 6 tablespoons...

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Ticked Off

By:  Susan Delk For many of us, spending time outdoors is therapeutic. Whether waiting on a whitetail or calling in a spring gobbler, half of the fun is just being outdoors. But what is lurking in the grass and woods where we hunt can be something straight out of a nightmare, and it is creating what the Entomological Society of America is calling a “perfect storm.” While the benefits of spending time outdoors is not in question, the sharp rise of tick-borne illnesses and diseases is something everyone should be aware of and take precautions for every time they...

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PacWest Outdoors: Bait Theory from a Minnesota Public Land Bear Hunter

Story and photos by Gary Lewis Momma bear came in wary. Two small cubs had just walked into the bait, eleven paces from the base of my tree. I didn’t move a muscle. We were 11 yards apart. For 15 minutes the bears fed, then their ears perked up and they looked back into the timber. They had heard another bear. Momma decided it was time to leave before the big one killed her little ones. Forty-five minutes later, I connected on the big male when he showed himself back in the timber. That September, we hunted with Arrowhead...

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Barronett Ox 4 Backwoods Ground Blind

The Ox 4 hub blind is designed for hunters who want serious performance from a smaller package. It features their durable OxHide fabric, a unique bonded fabric that starts out with a rugged, no scratch black interior layer, then is covered with a soft, no-shine and color rich camouflage exterior layer. The interior fabric layer creates a dull black backdrop to conceal even the slightest movement. Built for the hardcore hunter, the Barronett Ox 4 Backwoods Hunting Blind sets you up for hunting success with excellent concealment and multiple window configurations. The Ninja adaptable window system, which allows hunters...

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