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Tips and Tricks: Blinds and Tree Stands


Hunting Unseen – The Benefits of Hunting Blinds and Tree Stands:

Typically, tree stands and hunting blinds are desirable for archery or crossbow hunting. However, they have also become increasingly popular when hunting with a rifle. Let’s assume you have done your pre-season scouting and already picked out a good location of your game’s traffic. Perhaps near a watering hole, or a well-worn game trail. Perhaps you want a good clearing near a tree line. Think of the maximum distance you are capable of shooting. Since you will require a good vantage point, the following factors should all be considered when picking out a tree stand or hunting blind.

A Deer Blind from Redneck Blinds

A Deer Blind from Redneck Blinds

Tree Stands – There are numerous designs available, so make sure you know what features you are comfortable with...

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How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting


Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in 2013 through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program.

NSSF has created a new infographic, “How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns and Hunting ,” to illustrate how we as an industry and as sportsmen are the greatest contributors to wildlife conservation in America, providing nearly $9 billion over the past 76 years.

How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting

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In the news: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Inaugural Women and Hunting Panel



Just a few weeks ago, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers hosted their annual Rendezvous in Denver, Colorado.  Unlike other years, BHA included a women and hunting panel.  The panel was a big success with good attendance featuring Prois Hunting marketing rep Paige Hill Murphy, Extreme Huntress Amanda Lowrey, Seek Outside owner and founder Angie Timm and Camo is The New Black co-founder Whitney.  Check out this video featuring the panel:

We were proud to be a part of a panel of such high caliber women and encouraged to have a hunting and fishing organization feature women so prominently.  This is only the beginning…

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The Sportswoman’s Reading List


Stuck in a rut or don’t know what to read?  Get ready for the next season with these great reads:

sportswoman book list

Call to the Mild by Lily Raff McCalou
A story of transformation from big city dweller to country gun-slinger.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
One woman’s powerful story about finding herself while solo hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
One family’s history is intertwined with fly fishing in Montana.

Beyond Fair Chase by Jim Pozewitz
A to the point read about the ethics of hunting from preparation to shooting to care after the shot.

The Total Outdoorsman Manual by T. Edward Nickens
A how-to manual for everything in the outdoors from tying a cleat hitch to flagging geese.

Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini
A chef becomes a hunter and catalogs her adventures...

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The Ultimate Deer Harvest Chart



Did you harvest a deer this year?  If you butcher it properly, the meat can last you up to a year.  Check out the chart below for a further guide to butchering and make sure  to store and hang the meat in a cool and dry environment that is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Meat should hang for at least five days to ensure the meat gets tender.







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