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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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  • Top 5 Whitetail Bucks of All Time, Nov 17, 2016

    The Mel Johnson buck

    We’ve all had the dream: We’re sitting in our deer stand as the sun slowly illuminates the land. The fog hangs on, teasing us by making every branch look like an antler. Rambunctious squirrels sound like a herd of monster bucks fighting just out of sight. A doe creeps into view, coming ever so close to your tree. She keeps looking back at the brush line. What is it? A buck? Sure enough, in comes the dominant buck of not only your area, but every area. You’re nervous, but you manage the shot and harvest the buck of legends. Read more »

  • 5 Best ARs for Hunting, Oct 19, 2016


    The AR platform rifle has been part of the landscape for decades, ever since Eugene Stoner first started making prototypes back in the mid-1950s. The rifle, manufactured under the ArmaLite company banner, was eventually adopted by the military, and in recent years it has come to be one of the best and most adaptable rifle platforms for hunters. (FYI: Even though mainstream media would like you to believe otherwise, AR doesn’t stand for the so-called “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle”; it stands for ArmaLite, the original makers of this rifle platform.) So what makes the AR such...

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  • 4 Top States for Trophy Whitetail Bucks, Sep 23, 2016

    Image courtesy of Cabela’s

    We all have the same dream. We’re out in our stands, the day is still very early. A twig snaps just off to the side. Was that a squirrel? Our heart rate starts to escalate, and we take a deep breath to steady our nerves, when out of the mist of our subconscious “he” steps out – the monster buck we’ve been after for years. While we all share the same love of hunting, and delicious venison is a big part of why we pursue whitetails, the drive to tie your tag to a true trophy buck can’t be denied. What makes a trophy buck? The argument can be made for a buck’s score based on...

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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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