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Idaho Hunting Unit Shutdown?

Your Idaho archery elk honey hole may be inaccessible when the season starts due to numerous fires in central and northern Idaho. Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG) announced last week that more than likely current wildfires will still be active in the early elk season and you may find that …

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The Apex System- New From Sitka!

Bowhunter Ike Eastman reviews the latest release from Sitka Gear, the Apex system. The Apex Hoody and Pant are purpose built for big game hunting when mornings are cool, but weather is still warm and mild. Combining Merino wool and poly-blend fabrics, these camo pieces are durable without sacrificing moisture …

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How To: Clean Down Sleeping Bags

Backcountry hiker and hunter Dan Pickar shares his favorite method to wash a dirty down sleeping bag. Sleeping bags filled with down require extra care to make sure they last a lifetime. Using the right laundry detergent and washing machine can make all the difference. Protect your investment and get …

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Eastmans’ Gear Lab: Water Purification

Dehydration is a state of existence that many in the hunting world find themselves in by accident. In the name of being conservative many backpack hunters forego getting enough water and act like nothing’s wrong for a few days while the mild headaches set in. Don’t do it, there is …

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Optics Review: Sig’s Ballistic Data Xchange

Hunter and shooter Todd Helms shares his experience with Sig Sauer’s latest release, the BDX or Ballistic Data Xchange system. This innovative new product combines Sig’s rangefinder and rifle scope optics with the new BDX smart phone app for precise shooting out to 800 yards. Once the system is connected, …

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Beyond The Grid: Mountain Monarch

Take to Wyoming’s public land with bowhunter Dan Pickar on a DIY backcountry mule deer hunt on this episode of Beyond the Grid. Pickar is bowhunting a new area in hopes of turning up a high country velvet buck. After two hard winters, Pickar is pleasantly surprised by the velvet …

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The Off Grid Food Co. Giveaway

Fill out the form below for your chance to win one of three packages of food valued at $100.00 a piece! Off Grid Food Co. has launched new entree meals as well as some new breakfast offerings to make the backcountry more comfortable! Sign up and visit Off Grid Food …

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Man Vs. Horse

Does one have it easier than the other?  Anyone who has spent much time backpack hunting has probably had it happen to them. Hours of hiking with a heavy pack, clothes drenched once you hit the top, only to hear hooves coming down the ridge and look up and see …

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