Matt Johnson

Master Outdoorsman
Matt Johnson

Matt is an experienced outdoorsman, fisherman, hunter, and writer who enjoys exploring wildlife and nature. He has extensive knowledge of plants and animals, and shares his expertise through blog posts and magazine articles. Matt is passionate about conservation and preservation, using his education in Master of Wildlife Science in Wildlife Science to apply it to his hunting efforts. He has written numerous articles for Fish and Game Report.

Posts and Articles by Matt

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Fishing Gear

Top 8 Walleye Lures to Catch the Biggest Fish

Walleye, an elusive and challenging catch, is the ultimate prize for many anglers. Equipping yourself with the right lure can significantly increase your success rate in this exciting pursuit. Having reeled in hundreds (if not thousands) of walleye over the years, we've narrowed down some of the best lures that
  /   Dec 4 2023 0
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Tips & Questions

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Fishing Safety

As an angler, you probably can't wait to get out on the water and cast your line, no matter what the weather's like outside. But if you're planning on doing some winter fishing, especially ice fishing, it can be dangerous if you're not prepared.  Icy conditions, unpredictable weather, and freezing
  /   Dec 4 2023 0
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Hunting Gear

Ravin R18 Crossbow: Hands-On Review and Guide

If you're serious about your hunting game, then the Ravin R18 Crossbow is definitely worth considering. This high-tech crossbow offers a combination of speed, accuracy, and power that is unmatched in the market today. Specs/FeaturesValueSpeed (400 gr.)330 fpsProduct Weight6 lbsLength33"Power Stroke13"Kinetic Energy85 ft-lbsDraw Force12 lbsPowered ByVertiCoil Cam SystemStock StyleRemovable [cta
  /   Dec 1 2023 1
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Tips & Questions

Comparing Bolt-Action and Semi-Automatic Hunting Rifles

There are so many different types of rifles on the market, and for the uninitiated, it can be a bit overwhelming. On top of that, when it comes to hunting rifles, the choice between a bolt-action and a semi-automatic can be tough to make. Both rifles have unique qualities and
  /   Nov 28 2023 1
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The Top Features and Benefits of Tactical Hunting Rifles

Something we've learned over the years is when it comes to hunting, having the right equipment is essential. While many different types of rifles are on the market, tactical hunting rifles stand out as a top choice for serious hunters. However, not just any rifle can be considered a true
  /   Nov 28 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

Trika Fishing Rods Are Some of the Best Rods We’ve Tried

We've talked about countless rods and reels, but one of them recently stood out to us - Trika Fishing Rods. Some of the best rods we've tested are from Trika, and undoubtedly, they're made with quality, precision, and care in mind. From their selection of materials to their manufacturing process,
  /   Nov 24 2023 1
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Hunting Gear

Understanding the Difference Between Single Cam and Dual Cam Bows for Hunting

We recently had a discussion with one of our readers as to whether a single-cam bow or a dual-cam bow is ideal for hunting. There are a few key differences between these two types of compound bows that are important to understand when deciding which one is right for you.
  /   Nov 23 2023 2
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Tips & Questions

Understanding Fines for Fishing Violations in Florida

Florida has some of the best fishing in the nation for both freshwater and saltwater. However, it's important to understand the laws and regulations surrounding fishing in Florida if you're going to cast a line. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has strict rules in place to protect
  /   Nov 22 2023 1
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Tips & Questions

Bow Hunting Small Game: Tips and Techniques You Need to Try

For hunters worldwide, bow hunting has become a great way of finding a new challenge out in the wild. The thrill of the hunt, mixed with close connections to nature, makes bow hunting an exhilarating experience. While bow hunting is a fun activity for all hunters, it still requires great
  /   Nov 9 2023 0
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Choosing the Right Shotgun for Small Game Hunting

When it comes to small-game hunting, the shotgun is an essential tool for any hunter. You can use other calibers like .22LR or 5.7mm, but it would be very difficult to hit a squirrel or rabbit. Larger calibers like the .308 or .30-30 would simply destroy the animal, leaving nothing
  /   Nov 8 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

The Ultimate Review of Pelican Catch 100

For those that have never been kayak fishing — you're missing out. If you want to get into it, then we recommend you check out the Pelican Catch 100. We gave it a ride and absolutely fell in love with it. It's hands-down one of the best fishing kayaks we've
  /   Nov 6 2023 0
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Hunting Gear

Bowhunting vs Rifle Hunting for Deer: Which is Better?

Deer hunting is an exciting and popular sport among hunters in the United States. While there are many ways to hunt deer, two of the most popular hunting methods are bowhunting and rifle hunting. Both have their own pros and cons, and it can be challenging to choose which one
  /   Nov 6 2023 1
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Hunting Gear

The Best Deer Cartridge: Hunters Share Their Top Picks

We wanted to see what the most common, and ultimately the best, deer cartridge was for whitetail deer. So we turned to the massive hunting community on Reddit to see what they had to say. The options we listed in the poll included the .270, .308, 30-30, .243, 6.5, and
  /   Nov 1 2023 1
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25-06 vs .270: Which One is Better for Hunting?

When it comes to hunting cartridges, there are a lot of options available. The 30-06 has probably shot more deer than anything else, but one of the modern favorites is the 6.5 Creedmoor. However, two of the most popular cartridges among hunters that have spanned decades are the .25-06 and
  /   Oct 30 2023 0
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Hunting Gear

Who Makes the Best .270 Hunting Rifle?

There are very few hunting calibers that get us as excited as the .270 Winchester. Its legendary status among hunters and shooters is well deserved, with a perfect balance of power, accuracy, and versatility. But with so many manufacturers offering .270 rifles on the market, it can be challenging to
  /   Oct 30 2023 1
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Tips & Questions

How to Scout for Deer Signs and Understand Your Hunting Grounds

As a deer hunter, scouting is an essential skill that one needs to have. With the deer hunting season upon us, it's time to get in the field. Sure, you can try your hand at hunting game wherever you want, but if the deer and other game don't come into
  /   Oct 27 2023 0
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The Best Cover Scent for Deer Hunting – Boosting Your Chances of Success

Deer hunting can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience that requires a lot of preparation and attention to detail. From the attire, to the right firearm, and even picking the perfect stand spot. However, one essential aspect of deer hunting is using scent control to avoid detection; cover scents play
  /   Oct 25 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

The Complete Fishing Rod Action and Power Chart

With so many rods on the market, it can sometimes be confusing to know what you're looking for. Do you need a rod that has a lot of action but low power? How about slow action and high power? There are so many variations (2,401 variations, to be exact, but
  /   Oct 24 2023 1
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The Best Coyote Calling Sequence for Hunters

For some hunters, there is nothing more exhilarating than outsmarting a coyote. These cunning animals are known for their speed, intelligence, and ability to adapt to their surroundings. They’re elusive, but that’s all part of the thrill. As any experienced hunter knows, calling a coyote is an art that requires
  /   Oct 24 2023 1
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Snowshoe Hare Hunting Strategies and Insights

The elusive snowshoe hare is one of the most sought-after game species in North America. Hunting this speedy creature requires a combination of skill, knowledge, and patience. This isn't your typical hunting experience, as snowshoe hare hunting offers unique challenges and opportunities. Sure, most hunters are after big game like
  /   Oct 23 2023 1
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Why Are Bass So Popular?

For anglers, fishing is a form of art. It's a contemplative activity that requires skill, precision, and patience. And when it comes to the most popular catches, one stands out: bass.  Whether you're a pro angler or a casual enthusiast, you've probably wondered why bass fishing is so loved. What's
  /   Oct 21 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

Ice Fishing Checklist: Essentials for a Successful Trip

With winter upon us, it's time for ice fishing enthusiasts to gear up for the season, and getting the right gear is crucial for a successful ice fishing trip.  Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice trying ice fishing for the first time, having a checklist prepared is crucial.
  /   Oct 20 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

The Ultimate 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Anglers

The holiday season is right around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for your loved ones. If you have an angler in your life, you're in luck! There are so many great gift ideas out there for the fishing enthusiast. From practical gear to fun
  /   Oct 19 2023 1
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Among the Fall Foliage — Understanding Game Migration

As the fall season comes into full swing, so does the migration of the game that many hunters hope to catch. The change in weather and food sources make this the perfect time to track down some of the most prized game in the area, but it's essential to understand
  /   Oct 19 2023 0
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Here’s How to Ensure Food Safety When Processing Game

When we're hunting, the last thing on our mind is food safety, but it should be the first. Well, after we take the shot and bring down that buck. However, the processing game is crucial in ensuring that our meat is safe.  Throughout the entire process, we're striving to do
  /   Oct 19 2023 0
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Hunting Gear

The Perfect Elk Hunting Arrow: All You Need to Know

Elk hunting with arrows is an exciting and challenging adventure for hunting enthusiasts. But getting the perfect elk hunting arrow can make or break your hunt. Choosing an arrow that can deliver a lethal and quick shot that can bring the elk down quickly and humanely is essential. Aside from
  /   Oct 18 2023 1
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7 Actionable Tips for Fall Bass Fishing

It's cooling down, which is welcomed down here in Texas. But that also means something different to all anglers. Fall is a great time to go fishing, especially for bass. As the water temperatures drop and the days get shorter, bass tend to feed more to store energy for the
  /   Oct 17 2023 1
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Hunting Gear

The Versatility of the 5.7mm Rifle: From Hunting to Home Defense

The 5.7mm rifle is an old dog that has recently gained popularity due to its versatility and usefulness in various scenarios. Although it has been around for some time, it has recently caught the attention of hunters and gun enthusiasts, proving that it is more than just a regular rifle.
  /   Oct 17 2023 0
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Hunting Gear

Rossi 357 Lever Action Review

There are many different hunting rifles on the market, with various models, designs, and brands catering to different needs and preferences. Among these, lever-action rifles hold a special place due to their historical significance and unique blend of form and function. Specifically, the Rossi R92 lever-action rifle has garnered considerable
  /   Sep 17 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

Best Bait for Largemouth Bass 

When it comes to fishing tackle, there are simply too many options for bass fishermen. Even as experts and pros, we sometimes find it difficult to wade through all the options of artificial and natural baits. So it begs the question — what's the best bait for largemouth bass? Like
  /   Sep 11 2023 0
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The Best Elk Hunting Rifle: Performance, Price, and Power

Elk hunting is a tradition steeped in heritage, requiring skill, patience, and the right gear. At the heart of this gear is the hunting rifle. Selecting the best rifle for your elk hunting trip is an essential task that can seem daunting due to the myriad available options.  Fortunately, our
  /   Sep 10 2023 1
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The Various Types of Deer in Texas: The Total Guide

Texas, a state known for its vastness and diverse regions and terrain, is home to several types of deer. From the commonly encountered white-tailed deer to the elusive mule deer of West Texas and even the exotic species thriving on controlled hunting sites, Texas offers a unique hunting experience for
  /   Sep 4 2023 2
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The Best Top Water Bass Lures 

Fishing topwater lures take patience and skill, but it pays off with big catches of freshwater bass. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, having the right tools for the job makes success much sweeter. That's why we've found the best top water bass lures that offer the most
  /   Aug 25 2023 2
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Mule Deer vs Whitetail Deer: A Detailed Comparison

It's not uncommon for both novice and experienced hunters to get caught up in the mule deer vs whitetail deer debate. In fact, both species have a lot in common when it comes to their behavior, habitat preferences, and level of difficulty when hunting. CharacteristicMule DeerWhitetail DeerHabitat and RangePrimarily in
  /   Aug 21 2023 3
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Fishing Gear

Abu Garcia Pro Max: A Game-Changer in Fishing Reels

We recently tried out Abu Garcia Pro Max, and we can confidently say that it is a game-changer in the world of fishing reels. This high-performance reel has been designed to bring anglers the ultimate reliability, accuracy, and strength when on the water. FeatureDescriptionReason We Love ItSmooth operationThe Abu Garcia
  /   Aug 19 2023 2
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Tips & Questions

Kasilof River Silver Salmon Fishing: Tips, Techniques, and Best Spots

Some of the best salmon fishing in the world can be found in Kasilof River fishing. If you've ever dreamed of casting your line in pristine Alaskan waters and experiencing the thrill of battling these powerful and acrobatic fish, you might just want to check it out. The Kasilof River,
  /   Aug 18 2023 2
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Fishing From a Float Tube: The Definitive Guide

Ever thought about fishing from a float tube? It's one of the most enjoyable and thrilling fishing experiences out there. Not only is it great fun, but you can also access parts of the water that would otherwise be difficult or dangerous to reach! However, even if you've never fished
  /   Aug 16 2023 2
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Mastering the Basics – What is Sight Alignment?

One of the most essential components of shooting accurately is ensuring a good sight alignment. It's a fundamental aspect of shooting that involves lining up your firearm's front and rear sight with your eyes. It's the foundation for accurate shooting, and without proper sight alignment, your shots will veer off
  /   Aug 12 2023 2
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Hunting Mexico Mule Deer: The Ultimate Guide

Some of the best hunting on the planet is found in Mexico, specifically when it comes to mule deer. Whether you're a veteran hunter looking for a new experience or someone just getting into hunting, Mexico offers some of the best opportunities for success. As appealing as it sounds, it's
  /   Aug 8 2023 2
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10 of the Best Bass Boat Accessories You Can’t Live Without

We've put together the ultimate list of bass boat accessories for those serious about their sport. As experienced anglers, we understand that the appropriate equipment can significantly enhance the quality of a day spent on the water. Therefore, we have gathered a compilation of the top 10 indispensable bass boat
  /   Aug 7 2023 2
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Mystery Tackle Box vs MONSTERBASS: Which is the Ultimate Fishing Subscription Box?

Fishing is an age-old hobby that has evolved tremendously with time. Today, fishing enthusiasts have many tools and gear to choose from. Among these are subscription boxes like Mystery Tackle Box and MONSTERBASS. These boxes bring the joy of discovery to your doorstep every month. But how do they stack
  /   Aug 4 2023 3
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The Ultimate Showdown: The Best Caliber for Elk Hunting

So you're heading out on your big elk hunt and considering which caliber to use. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hunter, choosing the right one for the job is essential. After all, your success depends on it! To help make this decision easier, we've compiled a comprehensive guide
  /   Aug 3 2023 3
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Fishing Gear

Dark Matter Fishing Rods Review

If you're like us, you're always looking for the perfect fishing rod that combines durability, performance, and versatility. Fortunately, Dark Matter fishing rods are here to revolutionize your angling experience. These inshore spinning rods are the boat fishing weapon you dream of. But what sets Dark Matter fishing rods apart
  /   Aug 1 2023 3
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Reaction Tackle Braid Review: Game-Changing Fishing Line For Anglers

When it comes to fishing, every detail matters - right down to the type of line you use. Because of that, we're putting the spotlight on the Reaction Tackle Braid, a fishing line that's been making waves in the angling community. We're putting the Reaction Tackle Braid line to the
  /   Jul 30 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

Top 5 Fish Finders For Your Pontoon Boat: Choose The Perfect Tool For Your Fishing Success

Now, we've all had those moments where we've cast our lines into the water, only to wait for an eternity with no nibbles. It can be frustrating. But you can take your fishing game to a new level with a fish finder. This nifty device uses sonar technology to locate
  /   Jul 27 2023 0
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6 of the Best Walleye Lures To Boost Your Fishing Success

Walleye can be challenging, but you'll reel in those trophy-sized walleye quickly with the right tools and techniques. Having the best walleye lures in your arsenal is key to your fishing success. Whether you're a seasoned walleye angler or just starting out, staying updated on the best walleye lures and
  /   Jul 24 2023 1
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The Best State for Elk Hunting

Elk hunting has gained immense popularity among outdoor enthusiasts, and rightfully so. It offers a unique blend of challenge, excitement, and the opportunity to bag a trophy-worthy bull. But with so many options, how do you determine which state will provide you with the ultimate elk hunting experience? We'll look
  /   Jul 21 2023 4
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Fish / Fishing Gear

Does Colored Fishing Line Matter?

You're at the bait shop and deciding which fishing line to get. Do you get the colored fishing line or the clear? Does it matter? As it turns out, the color of your fishing line can significantly impact your success out on the water. Now, this might sound a bit
  /   Jul 17 2023 4
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Hunting Gear

Black Fire Hog Attractant: The Ultimate Solution for Luring and Hunting Wild Boars

For those that love hog hunting, we have the ultimate solution to up your game and bring home that prized quarry. We came across Black Fire Hog Attractant - the secret weapon you need to lure and hunt wild boars like never before. We all know that hunting these elusive
  /   Jul 13 2023 3
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Hunting Gear

The Best Youth Deer Rifle: Top Picks and Buying Guide

I don't know about you, but I vividly remember the excitement and anticipation of hunting with my Dad for the first time. Being a young hunter myself, I quickly realized that having the right youth deer rifle made all the difference in my experience. The hunt for the best youth
  /   Jul 11 2023 3
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Unleashing the Power of Hog Hunting with Dogs: Expert Tips and Techniques

If you've ever felt that adrenaline rush while on a hunt or experienced the thrill of the chase, you'll understand the exhilaration of hog hunting with dogs. This age-old practice combines the instincts of our furry friends with the thrill of pursuing wild boars, all while embracing the adventurous spirit
  /   Jul 9 2023 3
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The Best Spinning Reel for Braided Line

Many anglers are now switching to a braided fishing line for their next fishing trip, as it offers remarkable strength, sensitivity, and casting distance. To help search for the best spinning reel that works with this type of line, here is a list of five top-rated reels with unique features
  /   Jul 7 2023 2
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Master Your Trout Fishing Rigs Setup

We get approached by readers all the time about the best trout fishing rigs. Since there is no one-size-fits-all answer for trout rigs, we decided to put together a comprehensive guide to help you understand and master your trout fishing rigs setup. Whether you're a novice just trying out trout
  /   Jul 6 2023 1
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Hunting Gear

First Focal Plane Vs. Second Focal Plane

You're out in the field, lining up your shot, when suddenly you're hit with a flurry of technical terms like "first focal plane" and "second focal plane." It's enough to make your head spin faster than a bullet in flight. But that's where we come in. We will compare focal
  /   Jul 5 2023 0
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What Is the Sight Picture: Mastering the Perfect Aim

Hunters are always looking to develop an edge and stay sharp when it comes to targeting big game. One crucial factor that often gets overlooked is the sight picture. You might wonder, "What is the sight picture exactly?" Don't worry; you're not alone – it's a question many shooters and
  /   Jul 3 2023 0
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Finding the Best Bank Fishing Rod Holders

We're diving into the world of bank fishing rod holders – the unsung heroes of any fishing adventure on the shoreline. I know what you're thinking: "Why would I need a rod holder? Can't I just hold my fishing rod myself?" Well, my friend, let me tell you, having a
  /   Jul 2 2023 1
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Fish

What Fish Are in Lake Erie: A Comprehensive List of Species

With over 9,000 square miles of water; Lake Erie offers endless opportunities for fishing enthusiasts worldwide. Boasting more than 100 different species of fish, Lake Erie is a paradise that caters to seasoned anglers, amateur nature enthusiasts, and anybody looking to cast a line and enjoy the calm waters. Lake
  /   Jun 16 2023 0
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How To Tie On A Spinnerbait Like A Pro Angler

We all have aspirations of bringing in that "big fish." Fortunately, one of the best and most productive baits experienced anglers use is the spinning bait, especially when targeting the highly-prized bass. However, before you begin casting your line and reeling in that massive fish, it is crucial to understand
  /   Jun 16 2023 1
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Revolutionize Your Fishing Game With a Power-Pole Trolling Motor

We all know how crucial the little details are regarding fishing. Researching the best bait or the ideal spot to cast your line for hours may all be for naught if you don't have the right gear. Enter the game-changing Power-Pole trolling motors. Leading the way and by far our
  /   Jun 14 2023 0
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Hunting Hogs with a .223: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for a Successful Hunt

A hog hunting experience with a .223 rifle involves precision and finesse. This type of hunting will give you an adrenaline rush. Still, it is also practical since hogs can cause significant damage to crops and the surrounding environment, making it necessary to manage their population. But before you get
  /   Jun 13 2023 1
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Trout Fishing: Is 4lb Or 6lb Line Better?

Trout fishing can be a thrilling and enjoyable experience, but it all boils down to picking the right tools and equipment. The fishing line you choose is one of the most critical components as it determines the success of your fishing trip. With countless options available, picking the right line
  /   Jun 10 2023 1
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Are There Fish In The Great Salt Lake?

As you go through Salt Lake City, it's hard to ignore the peculiar body of water to the northwest, the Great Salt Lake. The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere certainly has earned its place as one of Utah's most magnificent natural landmarks. Aside from serving as a famous
  /   Jun 9 2023 1
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Explore Massachusetts’ Freshwater Fish Species: A Comprehensive List

Summer is finally here, bringing the perfect opportunity to indulge in one of Massachusetts' favorite outdoor activities - freshwater fishing. With fishing tackle in hand, anglers of all skill levels can embark on an adventure and enjoy the thrill of catching some of the state's prized freshwater fish species. As
  /   Jun 9 2023 0
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The Top Hog Hunting TV Shows You Can’t Miss

Are you an avid hunter on the hunt for the best hog-hunting TV shows? We have got you covered! As passionate hunting admirers, we fully understand the joy of an afternoon well spent discovering some of the most thrilling hunts captured on camera. After evaluating endless options, we have carefully
  /   Jun 8 2023 1
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Experience Unmatched Accuracy With The Holosun Thermal Red Dot

When it comes to using a gun, accuracy and awareness are essential elements in preventing accidents and shooting with confidence, particularly in low-light conditions. That's where the Holosun Thermal Red Dot comes in - a groundbreaking optic designed to provide you with a better sight picture and improve your aiming
  /   Jun 7 2023 2
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6 of the Most Common Types Of Catfish In Florida

Have you ever felt the rush of catching a dream catfish? Those of us in Florida are blessed with the chance to hook some of the biggest and tastiest catfish swimming in the waters. The only issue? Numerous types of catfish prowl in the Sunshine State, making it tough to
  /   Jun 3 2023 0
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The Complete Deer Shot Placement Chart For Successful Hunts

When I first started deer hunting, my naive perspective led me to underestimate the significance of shot placement. I believed I would successfully shoot a deer if I just aimed and fired. Unfortunately, after failing multiple times and losing deer, I realized that proper shot placement was essential. So, if
  /   Jun 1 2023 1
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Bass Fishing At Night: Proven Strategies For Catching Monster Fish In The Dark

As avid anglers, catching bass is an unparalleled experience, whether during the early morning hours or sunset. Nevertheless, have you tried your hand at bass fishing at night? The lake becomes a new world of angling opportunities as the sun dies down, and the biggest bass of your life might
  /   May 29 2023 0
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What Fish Are in Lake Tahoe? A Comprehensive List of Species

As an avid lover of nature and all things outdoors, Lake Tahoe has always been a must-visit destination on my bucket list. Situated in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, the lake is renowned for being one of North America's largest and deepest freshwater bodies. Beyond its stunning and picturesque
  /   May 28 2023 0
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The Best Fishing Lakes In Ontario

Ontario has something for everyone, whether you're a pro or just starting. With over 250,000 lakes, rivers, and streams to choose from, there's a fishing spot perfect for your level of experience. The diverse catch and trophy-sized fish found in Ontario's waters are unparalleled, and anglers worldwide come to cast
  /   May 27 2023 0
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What Should You Check Before Choosing A Firearm For Hunting?

Are you ready for an adventurous hunting experience? Choosing the perfect firearm can be challenging and daunting whether you are a seasoned hunter or a beginner in deer hunting. A plethora of options are available in the market, making it quite overwhelming to decide. We're here to help you with
  /   May 26 2023 2
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The Ultimate Fishing Lure Types Chart: A Must-Have For Every Angler

Regarding fishing, there's an endless list of tricks, techniques, and secrets to learn. There's the perfect gear, the right bait, the most effective method, and the best fishing spot. It can be pretty overwhelming! With many fishing lure types available, how do you pick the right one? Don't worry; we've
  /   May 25 2023 0
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Top 5: What’s The Best Ocean Fishing Kayak?

Let me paint a picture for you: You're out in the open ocean's vastness, feeling the sun's warmth on your skin and the salty breeze in your hair. The possibilities seem endless, and it's just you and your desire to catch the biggest fish you can find, but you need
  /   May 22 2023 0
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Battle Of The Bullets: Comparing 556 Vs. 308

As an avid huntsman, I have had my fair share of experience with the 5.56 vs .308 cartridges. Deciding between the two can be daunting, as each has pros and cons. This decision requires a thorough examination of various factors. We'll dive into a comparison of the 5.56 vs. .308
  /   May 19 2023 0
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The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Line Types: Monofilament, Fluorocarbon, & Braided

The abundance of fishing line options can be overwhelming, especially when deciding between braided, monofilament, and fluorocarbon fishing lines. But don't throw in the towel just yet - we're here to assist you with various fishing line types. With the plethora of fishing line types available, it can be challenging
  /   May 18 2023 0
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Cast A Line To The Top 6 Best Saltwater Fishing Destinations For Your Next Adventure

As saltwater anglers, there's no greater thrill than the sensation of casting out a line onto the open sea for the chance at the next big catch. Whether new or experienced to the sport, an angler's choice of the perfect fishing destination will determine the level of success and excitement
  /   May 16 2023 0
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Aoudad Hunts in Texas: A Guide to Bagging the Ultimate Trophy

Are you a passionate hunter on the hunt for your next big trophy? We've got just the thing for you. We will let you in on the exciting world of Aoudad sheep hunting in Texas. Easily one of the best hunts you'll take part in. Now, if you still need
  /   May 10 2023 2
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The Ultimate Guide to Catching Texas Red Fish: Tips, Tactics, and Gear You Need

Looking for a pulse-pounding, exhilarating fishing adventure? As an enthusiastic angler, you need not look further than the challenge of catching the highly-sought after Texas red fish. These ferocious inshore species, commonly known as red drum, thrive in the shallow waters along the salty Texas Gulf Coast. For any angler
  /   May 7 2023 0
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Choosing The Best Bait For Trapping Minnows

Do you ever feel excited when you catch fish without spending too much on bait? Imagine trapping minnows, those small, lively fishes ideal for capturing almost any fish, and make excellent live bait. But choosing the perfect bait for trapping minnows is no easy task. Some swear by commercial traps
  /   May 7 2023 1
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Biodegradable Fish Hooks: Going Green With Your Catch

Have you ever gone fishing and accidentally caught more than just fish? Amongst the thrill of reeling in your catch, you may have also caught fishing lines, hooks, fishing nets, or other fishing tackle that other anglers have left behind. Unfortunately, this lost fishing gear, made of non-biodegradable materials like
  /   May 4 2023 0
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How to String a Fishing Pole: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

You want to try your hand at fishing, but where do you start? Don't worry! This step-by-step guide will show you everything you need to know about how to string a fishing pole like a professional, from choosing the right line to attaching all the necessary tackle. From choosing the
  /   May 4 2023 1
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Fishing Gear

The 6 Best Crappie Jig Colors To Catch More Crappie

Are you passionate about crappie fishing and eager to enhance your skills? If so, you must know that selecting the right bait is one of the most significant factors in catching crappie. More specifically, choosing the perfect color when crappie jig fishing could be the difference between a successful and
  /   May 3 2023 3
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Blacktail Deer Vs. Mule Deer: Which Is The Ultimate North American Deer Species?

North America boasts an array of beautiful wildlife that is truly mesmerizing. Among these species, the deer family stands out, but two reign supreme: the blacktail deer and the mule deer. These two species are remarkable and roam across several regions, from the Pacific coast as far as British Columbia
  /   May 3 2023 0
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What Is A Deer Scrape? Everything You Need To Know!

As a hunter, you've probably heard about deer scrapes and how they can help you target mature bucks during the breeding season. But these scrapes aren't just random holes in the ground. In fact, they're a crucial communication tool that whitetail deer use to interact with one another. So, what
  /   May 3 2023 0
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The Ultimate Guide To the Best Fishing Lakes in Michigan: Top Destinations To Reel In A Catch

Prepare for a thrilling adventure as we pack our rods, reels, and bait and head to the Great Lakes State – Michigan. This fantastic location offers a magical experience with over 11,000 inland lakes, 3,000 miles of freshwater shoreline, and access to four of the five Great Lakes. Without a
  /   May 2 2023 0
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The Ultimate Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Florida

Are you ready to experience the heart-pumping excitement of catching a colossal largemouth bass? If you haven't yet, you're missing out on one of the most thrilling pastimes in Florida! The Sunshine State boasts plentiful populations of largemouth bass and a wealth of top-notch bass fishing waters, making it one
  /   May 2 2023 1
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7 of the Best Fishing Lakes in Texas You Must Visit Now!

Texas is a state that boasts of some of the best fishing lakes in the entire United States. No matter what type of fish you are after, be it largemouth, smallmouth, striped, white, channel, or flathead catfish, Texas has it all. However, with so many options to choose from, it
  /   May 2 2023 0
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Fishing Gear

The 5 Best Spinnerbaits for Bass Fishing

Spinnerbaits are what you want to use when you're serious about bass fishing. These lures are great for the fish that live in heavily-weeded areas, and they can be used to attract both smallmouth and largemouth bass. With so many brands and types of spinnerbaits, it can be hard to
  /   Apr 23 2023 0
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Fishing Gear

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Different Types of Fishing Poles

So you're trying to get into the sport of fishing. We can't blame you; it's a lot of fun! However, as a beginner (or even a seasoned expert), you should know about the different types of fishing poles. They're a bit more than a rod and fishing line; there are
  /   Apr 21 2023 0
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Fish

Understanding and Preserving the Largemouth Bass Lifespan

The lifespan of largemouth bass is roughly 25 years. Of course, this is if the bass is in optimal conditions and not faced with any environmental stresses or disease. To ensure this species can flourish, awareness of potential threats to its longevity is essential. So how do we preserve this
  /   Apr 19 2023 0
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Fishing Gear / Tips & Questions

Unlocking the Secrets of the Fish Finder Rig for Surf Fishing

Have you ever felt frustrated while surfing fishing, not being able to target the fish you're after? Are you looking for a way to improve your chances of success and maximize your time spent on the beach? The fish finder rig could be the answer. Our experts all agree that
  /   Apr 12 2023 0
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Fishing Gear

Chatterbait Fishing: Techniques and Tips for Bigger Bass

Fishing with chatterbait, while effective, requires quite a bit of know-how to maximize success. While you'll need knowledge of how to choose the right chatterbait size and color, set proper drag tension, and identify good fishing spots, this we're going to cover all this and more to give you a
  /   Apr 12 2023 0
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Discovering the Art of Hunting with Seasoned Hunter, Mark Richards

As the sun rises over the hills and the sound of breaking twigs echo in the distance, Mark Richards takes a deep breath and readies his rifle. A seasoned hunter who has spent his entire life in the outdoors, Mark is one of the most experienced hunters in the game.
  /   Apr 11 2023 0
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Fishing Gear

7 Saltwater Fishing Rigs Beginners Must Try

Saltwater fishing can be a challenging and rewarding experience for anglers of all levels. Whether you're an experienced saltwater fisherman or just getting started, there are specific rigs that should be in your tackle box. From the basic Carolina Rig to the versatile Jighead Rig, these seven must-know saltwater fishing
  /   Apr 10 2023 1
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Fish / Tips & Questions

When is the Best Time of Day to Catch Bluegill?

Fish enthusiasts have long debated the optimal time of day to catch bluegill. Depending on the season, the weather, and the location, this species might be more active in the morning, afternoon, or even night. For successful anglers, knowing when bluegills are most likely to bite is key to catching
  /   Apr 9 2023 1
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From the Experts: The Best Bait for Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass are one of the greatest freshwater game fish. With their active habits, lure and bait selection is key when it comes to having great success on the water. Our experts put together the best bait for smallmouth bass. From live baitfish to soft plastics, crankbaits and more, we'll
  /   Apr 5 2023 2
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Top 7 Best Bass Lures for Early Morning Fishing

Early morning fishing is one of the most effective times to catch bass. The water is still cool, and the fish are active, making it prime time for anglers looking to score a big catch. However, even if you're doing some early morning fishing, you'll still want the best bass
  /   Apr 2 2023 3
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Trout Fishing Lures: Tips and Techniques for Catching More Fish

Are you tired of coming home empty-handed after a day of fishing? Maybe it's time to switch up your trout fishing lures. Trout are notoriously picky eaters, so finding the right lure can make all the difference. Fortunately, we have experts on our staff that will explore the best trout
  /   Mar 29 2023 3
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Fish / Tips & Questions

Summer Catch: Do Fish Bite When Its Hot?

Hot weather can make fishing a challenge, but that doesn't mean you have to stay at home. Afterall, fish do bite when it's hot, with some caveats. With the right strategies and tactics, you can still make the most of your time on the water and catch some fish, even
  /   Mar 24 2023 3
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Rabbit Poop vs. Deer Poop: Spot the Difference

Have you ever been out in the woods and wondered what kind of animal left behind a certain type of droppings? Well, it turns out that there are some simple ways to tell the difference between rabbit poop vs. deer poop. With a few key characteristics like size, color, shape,
  /   Mar 21 2023 4
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The Rainy Day Catch: Is it Good to Fish After Rain?

One question we get all of the time is, “Is it good to fish after rain?” The answer is yes, but there are some factors that should be taken into consideration first. My dad used to tell me that bass fishing was best after a rainstorm. He was right. We
  /   Mar 21 2023 4
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Hunting Gear

Unleashing the Power: Who Makes the Best 25-06 Rifle?

One of our favorite rounds is the .25-06 Remington. It's a great all around catridge and even beats out some of the other rifles. However, there are tons of .25-06 Remington models on the market today, how do you decide who makes the best .25-06 rifle? Don't worry; we dive
  /   Mar 17 2023 6
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How Long Does Deer Meat Last In The Freezer?

If you're a keen hunter or a lover of game meat in general, then you understand the value of freezing venison for future use. Maybe you brought down a 250 lb buck and must make that venison last throughout the year. But how long does deer meat last in the
  /   Mar 11 2023 5
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Fishing Gear

Chill Out and Fish On: The Best Coolers for Kayaking

Whether fishing, picnicking, or just out for a day of fun in the sun, having a reliable cooler is essential. The good news is that many coolers are designed explicitly with kayaks and other water activities in mind. To help make your decision easier, we've tested some of the top
  /   Feb 26 2023 5
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Hunting Gear

The Ultimate Comparison: .50 Beowulf vs .458 SOCOM Bullets

The .50 Beowulf vs. the .458 SOCOM are two powerful cartridges that offer unique advantages for hunting big game animals. The .50 Beowulf is a heavy bullet round with high velocities. This makes it suitable for harvesting large North American game like deer, elk, bear and other animals. On the
  /   Feb 23 2023 3
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The Definitive Guide to Smallmouth vs. Largemouth Bass

Fishing for bass is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun. Whether you're an experienced angler or just getting started, knowing the differences between smallmouth vs. largemouth bass can help you be more successful on your next fishing trip. Smallmouth and largemouth bass both offer unique
  /   Feb 10 2023 6
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The Top TSA-Approved Gun Cases

Traveling with firearms can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you need to abide by TSA regulations and airline rules. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be difficult if you use the right equipment. When it comes to transporting guns on planes, one of the best options is TSA-approved gun cases.
  /   Feb 7 2023 2
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Fishing Gear

The Best Hand Tied Crappie Jig

Fishing is a great way to relax and unwind, but it can also be very rewarding. To get the most out of your fishing experience you need the right bait. One option is hand-tied crappie jigs, which offer many advantages over store bought lures. Not only are they customizable in
  /   Feb 5 2023 1
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Hunting Gear

The Burris Eliminator 5: A Revolutionary Riflescope for Hunters

Long-range shooting requires accuracy, precision and reliable tools. The Burris Eliminator V is a top of the line precision optics that offers all these features and more. It comes with an array of advanced features such as built-in rangefinder, inclinometer, smart dope card and waterproof properties - making it perfect
  /   Feb 4 2023 1
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How Fast Can a Whitetail Deer Run?

Deer are one of the most iconic animals in the wild, and hunters have long sought to understand their behavior. Knowing what deer can do and how they behave is essential in order to be successful when hunting them. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of
  /   Jan 30 2023 1
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How to Attract Deer in the Daytime

Deer hunting season is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it requires some preparation. Knowing when to hunt and how to attract deer can greatly increase your chances of success. Given the fact that we are diurnal creatures, it only makes sense that you would want to attract deer in
  /   Jan 29 2023 2
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Regs and Licenses

Tennessee Lifetime Hunting License

Hunting and fishing are popular outdoor activities in Tennessee, with plenty of options for both residents and nonresidents. While we recommend the Tennessee lifetime hunting license and fishing license over other typical resident licenses, keep in mind that you have plenty of options before you head outdoors. Annual sportsman license
  /   Jan 25 2023 1
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Hunting Gear

What’s the Best Scope for .243 Deer Rifle?

Are you looking for the best scope to outfit your .243 deer rifle? We've tested and reviewed five of the best hunting scopes out there for the .243 rifle, so you can make an informed decision. From ATN's Thor LT thermal scope to Vortex Optics Diamondback - we've got it
  /   Jan 21 2023 5
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Spotted vs. Largemouth Bass: Differences Explained

Bass fishing is a popular sport that requires knowledge of the bass species, their habitats, and diets, as well as the best lures and baits to use. There are several species of bass found in North America, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, and striped bass. Each species has
  /   Jan 20 2023 2
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Fishing Gear

We Tried It! The Hellcat Fishing Rod!

The Hellcat rod series from Catch the Fever is an innovative and high-performance fishing rod that stands out from the rest. It's made with both carbon and S-glass for maximum strength and durability, plus a progressive taper to cast further and more accurately. With three color options plus one special
  /   Jan 19 2023 5
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Shooting a Deer with a .22 Rifle?!

The .22LR round is one of the most popular calibers among hunters, target shooters and recreational shooters alike. It's a small-caliber cartridge that packs a punch without much recoil or noise. But is shooting a deer with a 22 rifle feasible? We get the question all the time — can
  /   Jan 18 2023 4
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Lifetime Hunting License in Mississippi

For those that love hunting and fishing, Mississippi offers a lifetime sportsman license. This license allows residents and non-residents to hunt and fish in all public areas in the state of Mississippi. The best part of the lifetime license is just that — it's good for life! There are three
  /   Jan 18 2023 3