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Swarovski’s BTX: Two Years Later

Two years ago Swarovski introduced the BTX dual eyepiece for the X series spotting scopes. Prior to the BTX’s arrival all the other “big eyes” on the market were 12-15 lbs and required a beastly tripod to handle their weight. At 4-6 lbs (depending on objective lens)...

Is It Time For A New Bow?

If you’re a normal, red-blooded bowhunter, you’ve probably been looking forward to getting your hands on the new bow lineups. It’s hard not to get excited when the advertising hype comes at us from so many angles these days. We see the full-page ads, commercials on...

The Forgotten Half

To capture unforgettable images, a great lens is at least as important as the camera body. A few years ago, good friend and fellow photographer, Rod Sinclair, and I went to photograph black bears. Rod was driving (photo strategy: make sure to have your friends drive,...

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Proof Research Switch Rifle:  A Banner Season of Testing

Proof Research Switch Rifle: A Banner Season of Testing

Every year, an increasing number of rifle manufacturers enter the marketplace offering their version of the ultimate hunting rifle. The rifle industry has become saturated with the “me too” rifle companies all building rifles with similar features, with just enough of...

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Backcountry Bears and Elk Calving Areas

Backcountry Bears and Elk Calving Areas

Hunting specific areas for bears can kill two birds with one stone Humble Beginnings I began hunting black bear in 1972 in Idaho’s Clearwater Region, primarily in the Lochsa and Kelly Creek drainages. My previous experiences with hunting black bear were more related...

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We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

By Dan Kaestner & Jeremy Tripp Dan Kaestner and his hunting partner, Jeremy, and had been dropped off by plane in a very remote part of Alaska for a DIY moose hunt for which they had drawn special tags. They hunted hard for two days, calling and hiking to vantage...

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28 Days: Jump Start Your Health Fitness Program

28 Days: Jump Start Your Health Fitness Program

Is What You’re Doing Today Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow? We all want to lose weight, increase strength, or get healthier, but with that comes more mindful eating and a greater commitment to an exercise program. With busy lives, sometimes that...

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