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When is the Best time to Hunt Deer in the Fall?

Posted by Scot Mills on Sep 24, 2018 7:52:48 AM

Cool, crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and long shadows can only mean one thing: Time to hunt! 

However, you likely only have a few precious vacation days to bag your buck, which makes maximizing your potential for success a top priority. This is why you need to know what season and time of day is best to hunt. 

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Topics: Hunting

Summer Backcountry Camping Gear Checklist

Posted by Scot Mills on Aug 23, 2018 2:26:44 PM

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned veteran, there are few summertime activities so fulfilling as backcountry camping. After all, what's better than exploring the wilderness with everything you need strapped to your back?

"Backcountry camping" (also known as backpacking) means you'll be hiking deep into the wilderness and spending at least one night with the native flora and fauna. Backpacking requires preparation, since "winging it" in the backcountry can spell disaster. Remember, there aren't any convenience stores or ER's out there!

By outfitting with the right gear, your adventure can be as safe, comfortable, injury-free, and fun as possible. Make sure you check off all of the following items before you head out. Enjoy your trip!

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Topics: Camping

Apparel for Mountain Biking: The Essentials

Posted by Scot Mills on Jul 23, 2018 2:58:51 PM

When it comes to summertime fun, excitement, and adventure, few sports are as enjoyable as mountain biking. Not only can you have a blast getting dirty on your local trails, a mountain bike (MTB) can easily be loaded into a car or truck and ridden anywhere the trails are legal and the times are good. 

Explore the slick-rock of Moab? Done! Scenic views from above beautiful Lake Tahoe? Ooh, yeah! An epic adventure through the Pisgah Forest? An MTB is just the ticket, and summer is just the time. 

But simply having an MTB isn't quite enough to hit the trails. You'll need the proper apparel to really do it right - that means the right kind of helmet, shorts, jersey, jacket, gloves, and (can't forget) affordable sunglasses. Read on to learn about the basic MTB gear you need to get out there and crush it!

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Topics: Cycling, Sports, Gloves, Sunglasses, Mountain Biking

What to Bring on Your Day Hikes This Summer

Posted by Connor Griffith on Jun 14, 2018 1:38:12 PM

No matter where you live in the world, there’s probably at least one hiking trail nearby. In honor of the start to the 2018 summer season, get out there for a day hike. Break a sweat, take in the scenery, hopefully get some wildlife photos - all good things for the soul. The mountains are calling... and you must go. 

If you’re relatively new to the world of hiking, or if you feel like you always pack the wrong stuff, we’ve put together a checklist of items you should always have with you on the trail. Stay prepared, stay nourished, and stay safe with the following hiking gear.

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Topics: Hiking, Sunglasses

How to Fish for Bass in the Summer

Posted by Connor Griffith on May 25, 2018 2:15:33 PM


The spring season, with its cooler water temperatures and annual spawn, is widely known as the year’s best season for bass fishing. Depending on your skill level and where you’re fishing, you’re liable to catch some trophies during the spring months. Summertime, on the other hand...that’s when things get tricky. Just like that - the big bass seem to disappear. What’s the deal?

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Topics: Fishing

When is the Best Time to Go Fishing?

Posted by Connor Griffith on Apr 20, 2018 10:18:40 AM

As the Spring season starts warming up the rivers and lakes, melting the high-elevation ice and revealing the flow of fresh water to the sun’s touch, any angler worth his rod can tell you it’s time to cast a line or two. But it’s not as simple as jumping into any old stream and expecting a fish to bite – you have to understand when they’re likely to catch, and why.

Before you go fishing indiscriminately for any species you can think of, remember to check with the local Fish & Wildlife Department for any fishing closures or restrictions that might be in effect. Also, keep in mind that you need your fishing license before you cast your line.

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Topics: Fishing

5 Best Places to Spring Break in the US

Posted by Deanna Yudelson on Mar 14, 2018 1:17:02 PM

We understand what it’s like when the winter blues catch up with you.We often catch ourselves daydreaming about crystal blue waters and no sound at all except for the ocean waves breaking at the shoreline.

Sunshine and warm weather is mentally and physically reviving. After a long winter our bodies begin to crave it. If you’re booking a trip this spring, we’ve rounded up the best places to vacation in the country that won’t break the bank.

Happy Spring Break 2018, now get to planning.

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5 Adventure Gifts That They Will Actually Use

Posted by Deanna Yudelson on Feb 8, 2018 3:22:43 PM

 

Love is in the air, as is the fresh, crisp, and renewed air for adventure. There is no time like the present to break free from a blue winter spell and getaway to the mountains, lake, or ocean with a significant other.

In fact, if you and your special someone are natural wanderers and consider adventures together to be bonding or even a necessity for building the foundation to a healthy relationship then gifting them these adventure gifts for Valentine’s Day (or any other special occasion) is a thoughtful solution.

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Topics: Hiking, For Your Health, Traveler

America's Prettiest Top 4 Winter Towns

Posted by Deanna Yudelson on Jan 30, 2018 4:20:36 PM

You don’t have to book a plane ticket to the nearest beach to escape your winter blues. Instead, look to embrace the quaint, quiet beauty of winter by relaxing in these beautiful towns right in your own backyard.

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Topics: Traveler

5 Tips On Avoiding a Winter Workout Rut

Posted by Deanna Yudelson on Jan 22, 2018 12:27:15 PM

Even for those who are in great shape, it’s a unanimous feeling to remain motivated when the weather goes from chilly to brutal cold. It’s natural to want to huddle into a thick blanket after a long day at work, especially if the thought of going outside is daunting.

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Topics: Winter Sports, Winter Apparel

 

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