Author: LisaDeming

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Outdoor Writer’s Contest: Sooner State Speed Goat

By Kyle Wright I pushed back from my desk and smiled in disbelief. My computer screen told me I’d just drawn a golden ticket, one of only twenty either-sex pronghorn rifle tags in Oklahoma’s westernmost county, the Cimarron, but I didn’t believe it. My brother drew the same tag five years ago. I was insanely jealous of him then, and legitimately angry. He didn’t even know I’d put him in for the hunt. For years now, I’ve been responsible for entering my dad and two brothers in Oklahoma’s Controlled Hunt Program. At just $5 per person, it’s an unbelievable...

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Adventure On A Budget: Big Lake, Big Possibilities

Louisiana lake offers abundant opportunities By John N. Felsher About 25 miles east of the Texas-Louisiana line, Calcasieu Lake earned a reputation for producing outstanding speckled trout catches, but its best days could still be ahead. Known locally as Big Lake, the waterbody south of Lake Charles, La. measures 12 miles long by nine miles wide and dominates the southern end of the Calcasieu Estuary. The Calcasieu Ship Channel, a 40-mile-long deeper, wider and straighter version of the old Calcasieu River course, flows through the estuary, connecting Big Lake and the Gulf of Mexico with several smaller lakes. Across...

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Bears Are Out And Active; Make Sure To Bear-proof Your Food And Garbage

Bears are out and active, and the number of bears reported getting into garbage and food this month has doubled from last July. If you are out camping or if you live in any canyons or foothills in Utah, you must “bear-proof” your food and garbage. Black bears are the only native bear species currently in Utah, and they have an amazing sense of smell. They also have no problem eating the same type of food that people eat. As a result, many of the conflicts between people and bears happen because the bears start scavenging for the food...

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Relentless Reach: Meet Leupold’s Class-Leading RX-2800 TBR/W Laser Rangefinder

It’s time; You’ve identified your target and settled on your shooting position. The only thing separating you from success – whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trophy elk or a 4-inch piece of steel that you’re trying to hit – is the hundreds and hundreds of yards that’s quite literally between you and your target. You need to know how far away that target is – fast – and you need to be able to trust that information. Leupold’s latest rangefinder, the RX-2800 TBR/W, delivers the unparalleled combination of accuracy and speed that will help you get the job done. Labeled...

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