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Target Angle For Hunters

  By John Buol Shot placement trumps all concerns about equipment. This begins with marksmanship skill and continues with anatomy knowledge. To be effective in the field, hunters must remember the vital zone of their quarry is a three-dimensional mass of internal organs located inside the chest cavity. The hunter …

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Get To Know Concealed Carry: The Regulations

  By David Link So you’ve decided to investigate concealed carry options in your state. Just searching “concealed carry” on the web can lead to a myriad of different sites, some good and some that will throw you off track. What if you just want the story of concealed carry …

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How Do I Choose the Right Shotgun for Me?

  By Luke Brandenburg Although the world of modern firearms offers thousands of different options, very few guns can stand toe-to-toe with the raw power, extreme versatility and true effectiveness of the shotgun. However, due to a wide array of available options, choosing the right shotgun for you can be …

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Understanding The AR Pistol Brace Controversy

  By David Link There has been much chatter about the use of a stabilizing brace with an AR pistol in the past year or so, and the ATF has recently released a clarification of the rules here. But for those of you who aren’t quite sure what this whole …

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Robin Follette

Robin Follette is the co-host of On The Fire, down home recipes and cooking for outdoors men and women. She homesteads in the woods of Maine with her husband Steve. http://alifeinthewild.com

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Women in Hunting Camp

  By Robin Follette Hunting camp. The place men and boys go each fall to hunt, play poker, eat deliciously unhealthy food and play poker, right? Times have changed. Putting wild game on the table has gained a new level of importance in the last ten years, and it has …

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Hunter Ethics – The Basics

  By David Link Hunter ethics is a topic that every hunter should be familiar with before heading out into the field. Hunter ethics should also be discussed with a beginner before initiating them into the fantastic sport of hunting. While ignoring some of these guidelines can lead to grave …

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Twenty-Two Training

  By John Buol Although commonly viewed as just a plinker, shooting .22s can make for serious marksmanship training. “The game of of the small-bore consists in shooting at ranges from 50 feet to 200 yards with .22-caliber rifles… It is the nearest possible approach to bringing rifle shooting to …

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Leupold: Excellence In Optics

  By David Link When any serious hunter or shooter thinks American sport optics, the name Leupold is almost always in the conversation. Like the major firearms manufacturers that changed their industry forever in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Leupold name has become synonymous with high quality optics …