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The 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 is simply amazing

There are those brands that are synonymous with quality. You probably have a few of them in your gun cabinet, and probably one in the driveway, too. When it comes to power sports vehicles, Honda is the oldest name in the business. After all, they did invent the ATV. With much of the market for all-terrain vehicles dominated by side-by-sides, it was only a matter of time before Honda made the leap with a vehicle they felt would make an impact and get a lot of attention. Continue reading

The 2016 Can Am Defender goes on the offensive

The side-by-side market is getting pretty crowded these days, with manufacturers looking for new ways to scrape out a share. For outdoors men and women, the utility/recreation area is prime real estate. These are the machines that are designed for work first and some play. We want something that can put in food plots, haul stands and do chores around the property, and then have a good time scouting and maybe doing a little exploring during the off season. Can Am worked hard to develop a machine that fits into this area, and with the 2016 Defender, they knocked it out of the park. Continue reading

Can Am adds 2016 Defender MAX to the family

The tough, capable and clever Can-Am Defender family of side-by-side vehicles gives drivers a leg up over the competition in the agricultural, hunting and outdoor market segments. The addition of the new Defender MAX family offers comfortable seating for up to six adults, unmatched versatility with its pick-up truck-inspired features and enhanced stability from its 115.5-in. (293.4 cm) long chassis. Continue reading

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  • Modern Muzzleloaders: Deadly on Deer, Sep 15, 2016


    For many of us who grew up watching shows like Davy Crockett or Jeremiah Johnson, the idea of using a muzzleloader for deer hunting is a nod to the heritage of hunting and the history of how America came to be. Who hasn’t wanted to throw on a set of buckskins and wool and set out on a cross-country adventure in hopes of filling the meat cache with venison for the winter? Modern muzzleloaders share little in common with the Hawken and Kentucky long rifles of the past, beyond the basic physics of how they are loaded – from the muzzle. Sure, you can still buy many of those traditional...

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  • 3 Best New Bow Packages for $300, $400 and $500, Aug 31, 2016

    Best Compound Bows 8-31-16

    Archery is a great sport, whether you’re simply shooting arrows at a target, or taking it all the way to the mystical art of bowhunting. Like with anything these days, technology and engineering have made vast improvements in archery equipment. It is now easier than ever to find a bow that will fit you, or your young shooter, and have a bow that will last season after season. Ahhh . . . picking the right bow. That used to be such a hard question. Part of the problem was that none of us are the same. Even as kids, we were all different, and getting a bow that fit us just right was...

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  • 5 Best New Kayaks and Canoes for 2016, Jul 25, 2016

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    Who hasn’t watched a movie, or read a book, and envisioned floating down some wild waterway in a canoe with a big buck lashed to the bow? Let’s face it, there is definitely a bit of romance to the thought. Canoes and kayaks have always been an economical way to transport one’s self and explore the world. With recent innovations, the sport of kayak fishing has exploded – check out the amazing video below! – along with hunting and much more. Kayaks...

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  • First Ride: 2017 Kawasaki Mule SX XC, Jun 29, 2016

    The 2017 Kawasaki Mule SX XC offers a lot of capability in a smaller UTV package.

    Kawasaki Mules are widely known for being a workhorse UTV that can handle any chore. You’ve probably read about the flagship Pro FX and Pro FXT right here on OutdoorHub, so you know that they’ve been favorites of mine for some time now. They are one of the better choices for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, offering up a great deal of cargo capacity and power. For those that don’t need a machine as large as the Pro series, Kawasaki has another option – the Mule SX...

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  • Hunt Smarter with Help from ATVs and Side-by-Sides, Jun 03, 2016

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    The old adage of “hunt smarter, not harder” rings true today. It’s in the nature of the modern hunter to view things that way. That’s not to say today’s hunters don’t have to put in the time, effort and sweat to get everything out of a wild game pursuit. But certain advancements in gear have made it easier to enjoy the hunt that much more. Case and point: ATVs and UTVs (side-by-sides) make many aspects of hunting better and more enjoyable for a wider range of hunters. When the idea of land management first took hold in the hunting world, the natural gravitation toward the ATV as...

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