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5 Affordable Rifles Ideal for Michigan Deer Hunting

Ruger/Winchester/Mossberg
Deer Rifles for Hunting Michigan

These are the best rifles for Michigan deer. There are few states more seeped in hunting traditions than Michigan. Opening day of the regular firearms season is practically a holiday in some parts of the state. Hundreds of thousands of hunters take to the woods each deer hunting season in hopes of bagging one of […]

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5 Long-Range Shotgun Options Perfect for the Illinois Firearm Deer Season

Savage Arms/Remington/Henry
Shotguns for Deer Hunting

These modern shotguns are all well-suited for Illinois’ firearms season. All deer hunters know Illinois is one of the THE destinations for harvesting a gigantic whitetail deer. It’s just unfortunate the state is still behind the times when it comes to their big game hunting regulations. While many neighboring Midwestern states have adopted straight wall […]

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10 of the Best Lever Action Rifles Manufactured Today

Henry Rifles/Henry Rifles/Marlin Firearms
Lever Action Rifles

These are the best lever action rifles on the market today. When it comes to repeating firearms, the lever action rifle helped build America into the country it is today. It is a true testament to the design that gunmakers are still producing these rifles more than 100 years later. In some cases, they are […]

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Steel Shot vs Lead Shot: The Differences and Importance of Non-Toxic Shot Options

Travis Smola
Steel Shot vs Lead Shot

When it comes to steel shot vs lead shot, there are the things to know. In the world of bird hunting, few things can drive a greater debate among hunters quite like the lead vs steel ammo argument. The use of lead shot was once a tradition here in the U.S. and there was little reason […]

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How to Thank a Hunting or Fishing Mentor

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Here’s how you can thank an outdoor mentor that got you started hunting and fishing. If you’re anything like us, chances are that your mentoring program involved a parent, grandparent, or guardian. They were a lover of all outdoor activities themselves, and passed it along to us. For many young people, their role models came […]

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300 Winchester Magnum: All There is to Know About the Caliber

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Powerful and accurate, the .300 Win Mag is one of the best-selling cartridges around. Introduced in 1963, this powerful rifle cartridge has become extremely popular among long-range shooters, big-game hunters, and law enforcement. With bullet weights from the flat-shooting 165-grain to the common 180-grain bullet to the ultra powerful 220-grain and velocities reaching 3,300 fps […]

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What are an Outsider’s Biggest Gripes About Hunters? How Can They be Amended?

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Non-Hunter Gripes

What are the things that irk outsiders about hunting? Hunters really do not do enough to think about the public perception of our favorite pastime. I have heard plenty of hunters say they do not care about what non-hunters think. I understand why people do not care about what anti-hunters think, let’s face it, those […]

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