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Pistol VS. Bear Spray???

Hunter and backcountry hiker and all around outdoorsman Dan Pickar discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using bear spray or a pistol for defense when recreating in grizzly bear country. Each tool has benefits depending on the situation and what your preferences may be as a hunter. What is your …

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Eastmans’ Gearlab: Backcountry Lighting

Headlamps, one of the most vital pieces of equipment any hunter can have. Whether you pack into the backcountry six miles or day hunt, the best time to find animals is always during the grey light hours. Which means you have to be hiking to and from the glassing points …

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Hoof Rot: A Crisis In The Pacific Northwest

Elk hoof disease showed up in southwestern Washington elk herds around 2000 and has been slowly progressing ever since. A dramatic rise in reports of limping elk in 2007 prompted a scientific investigation into what was causing the rapid spread. Symptoms include limping while walking and overgrown or broken hooves. …

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The New Mathews Triax

Mathews once again has stuck to the Halon era style bow for 2018, introducing the Triax. Coming off 2017 with the Halon 32, the Triax is essentially a shortened version of the Halon, with a 28” ATA. Now this short ATA scares a lot of shooters off because it is …

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Caping Your Bull

Every one of us has watched the videos on how to break down a bull, some using the gutless method others removing the internals and aging the animal. All of these methods have one thing in common, if the animal you harvested is a trophy, you will want to properly …

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Primos Timberline Elk Call

The Primos Timberline elk call is a well constructed cow call with a classy look. The hardwood barrel gives you pure sounding elk calls, from a lost calf to cow mews. The closed reed style keeps your reed clean and calls quiet for close-in sweet talk. This call is very …

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E-Bikes In The Backcountry

The era of the E-bike is here. Companies are coming out with viable, mountain bikes with electric motors and gearing that is sufficient for mountain trails. Yep, thats right, sufficient for mountains. With the combination of gearing and power, electric bikes are a feasible option for front and backcountry use …

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Cool Hand Luke

For those of us that make bowhunting a lifestyle, preparation for next season begins the day after archery season ends. For others, it might be a casual hobby or maybe you’re a weekend warrior. There’s nothing wrong with any intensity level of bowhunting as long as you’re a bowhunting! As …

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