Author: LisaDeming

North Haven Resort

When you have the opportunity to travel throughout North America to fishing destinations as much as I do, you come across all kinds of operations. From the top of the line to the bottom, I’ve just about seen it all. Most offer great fishing, but many lack in other areas. Some have great accommodations and food, while others just get by in these areas. Many have knowledgeable guides, but their boats and equipment could use an upgrade. The list goes on and on. But, every once in a while, you come across a place that truly has it all...

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PacWest Outdoors: Eastern Oregon – Steens Bighorn

Two months to sheep shape for a 13-year-old hunter By Gary Lewis Nah, can’t be.” Jason Kamperman took a screenshot. According to the ODFW app, Kamperman’s son Reed had drawn a sheep tag in the Steens. He shut his phone down, waited a minute and powered it up. He checked the app again. Same thing. Sheep tag for the boy. August. Jason’s mind raced. It’s hard for a fireman to take 11-days off in the middle of the summer. But not impossible. Thirteen-year-old Reed Kamperman was at a friend’s house, playing a video game when Jason walked into the...

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Pro’s Pick: Camp Chef SmokePro XXL Vertical Pellet Grill

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor I have been loving the Smoke Pro Pellet Grills from Camp Chef. In all, I have reviewed more than 10 of them and I use the Woodwind once or twice a week. Once you discover the ease of use and maintenance of these grills, you won’t really have any use for any other kind of grill. I haven’t lit up my trusty charcoal Weber or my propane gas grill in years. Everything I could want to do, I can accomplish with my pellet grill, except for one thing. If I want to hang long...

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Christmas Gift Guide

We put together some of the best gift ideas to make gift giving for the nature lover in your life easier. Whether it is hunting, fishing, or hiking…we have got you covered. Phone Skope Today’s phones have excellent cameras but lack the ability to really zoom in very far. When you own a set of binoculars or a spotting scope, you can get the most out of these optics and phone combination with a PhoneSkope adapter. This is a two-piece unit. The first part is the case for your specific phone and the second part is the adapter to...

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Writer’s Contest: The Student Hunter

By Logan James It was a chilly Friday morning on November 9th, during the rut in southern Indiana, and I was skipping class to try and get my first buck with my bow. This date, the 9th, was stuck in my head from the previous year because I had sat up in my stand all morning into the early afternoon and had not seen anything. I sat half asleep until a big 10-pointer came running over the crest of the field and caught me off guard as I watched him run past me at 25 yards without blinking an...

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