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NEW Mathews VXR HAND ON – GEAR 101

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For the past three years, Mathews archery has been on a roll, and they’re not stopping in 2020. We’d like to introduce you to the new VXR, the most stable and stealthiest bow Mathews has ever built. This particular model features a 31 and a half inch axle-to-axle and Mathews offers a 28-inch version as well. The new V-X-R features the same highly-efficient Crosscentric Cam system found on other Mathews bows, which helps the V-X-R …

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Get to know Kimber’s Mountain Ascent, now in a new pattern

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A TRUE MOUNTAIN RIFLE must be light and accurate—hard-core hunters understand. Mountain Ascent™ models are among the lightest production big-game rifles ever offered, delivering legendary Kimber accuracy yet still weighing as little as 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Reinforced carbon fiber stocks available in Moss Green, and now two Gore Optifade camo patterns add strength, and stainless steel shrugs the elements. All Kimber Mountain rifles offer a threaded barrel for optional use of muzzle brakes and …

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Gear 101 – Bog DeathGrip Tripod

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Pinpoint accuracy starts with a solid foundation. And with BOG’s new DeathGrip Tripod, you won’t find a more stable shooting rest on the market. Beefy, telescoping carbon-fiber legs ensure durability and their no-slip lever locks provide fast locking and release. A 3-position leg angle lock allows legs to be adjusted to 0-85 degrees. Use it for standing shots up to 59 inches. Kneeling and prone positions all the way down to just 7 inches off …

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Gear 101 – Bog Great Divide Western Tripod

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Whether glassing from the side of a mountain or dialing in a precise cross-canyon shot, you’ll appreciate the many features of BOG’s Great Divide Western Tripod. Engineered to give you a stable, lightweight and adaptable shooting platform, the Great Divide can quickly switch from scouting to shooting thanks to the Switcheroo Shooting 2 system. The fluid head is compatible with all Arca-type accessories, and it can pan and tilt up to 60-degrees and pan a …

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Preparation… after the shot.

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With hunting seasons in full swing, the preparation for the hunts we have been thinking about all year are complete. Preparation for me, is almost as exciting as the hunt itself. I love doing the research into new areas, daily practice with my bow and making sure I have all the equipment necessary to survive or be comfortable on each hunt. What many hunters do not prepare for, are the decisions that need to be …

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New RMEF Eberlestock Bandit Pack Now Available

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the new RMEF-branded H31 Eberlestock Bandit Pack. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each licensed pack goes to RMEF’s mission. “This is the latest in a long line of high quality performance packs and other products produced by Glen Eberle and his Eberlestock crew. We greatly value their partnership that dates back a number of years,” said Steve Decker, …

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Gear 101 – Buck Ebony Collection

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If you know anything about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, you know that we’re about hunting and we’re about conservation. And it just so happens that Buck’s new Ebony line of knives also embodies those two passions. Back in the 1960s, Buck used Ebony wood in the handles of some of its knives. Known for its dark color, toughness and resistance to warping, ebony is a hardwood found in tropical climates. But overharvesting of these …

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LOWA Boots – Best of Class Boots for Mid to Late Season Mountain Hunting

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Your hunt starts and ends with your feet, so plan accordingly! LOWA’s premium mountain hunting boots are crafted to keep you moving strong, under the harshest conditions. Tibet GTX Hi “Quality, quality, quality. Rarely when I get the chance to review equipment do I come in contact with a piece of gear that exceeds expectation ….[this is] a mountain boot that is capable of just about anything you could possibly throw its way in a …

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Gear 101 – Danner Thorofare

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If your version of elk country includes scree-slopes, few trails and knife-edge ridges and, then you need a boot that designed for that kind of terrain. You need Danner’s new Thorofare boot. To start, the Thorofare is 10-inches tall providing bomb-proof ankle protection. In addition, this is a rock-solid and stiff boot, which helps prevent foot-fatigue that will occur with a more flexible boot. A Vibram Tsavo outsole provides versatile traction control in rugged, angled …

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Gear 101 – Danner Pronghorn

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Nearly two decades ago, Danner introduced the Pronghorn boot to hunters. For 2019, Danner introduces the fifth-generation Pronghorn. And it’s undoubtedly the most impressive Pronghorn to date. Where the rubber hits the trail, Danner used a Vibram outsole for incredible traction on unstable terrain. They built the Pronghorn on what they call the Terra Force Next platform, which combines an internal and external shank system providing all-day arch support and torsion control in a lightweight …

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Gear 101 – Zeiss v4 Rifle Scope

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If you’re looking for some of the best all-around scopes money can buy, then welcome to Conquest line of Zeiss scopes. The Conquest V4 family is based on a 4-power zoom ratio, incorporates a 30 mm main tube and consists of a wide variety of models for any hunting situation. We tested the V4 4-16×50 at the range and we were not disappointed. The magnification range of the 4-16 provides a high level of versatility …

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Gear 101 – How to setup your new bow

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If you’re not sure exactly what type of bow to buy, especially if you’re new to archery, then please, do yourself a favor and head to your local bow shop for help. Here, the owner or their trained staff should ask you plenty of questions about how you want to use your new bow. Then, they can help you understand the best options available. Once you buy a bow, don’t put away that credit card …

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Steel Wire vs Synthetic Winch Rope

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WARN synthetic rope, such as its Spydura line, is made from an ultra-high molecular polyethylene material. It receives a coat of urethane that helps protect the rope from the effects of ultra-violet rays and chemicals, two enemies of synthetic rope. The rope also includes a sliding sleeve to help protect it from wear and abrasion while winching. All WARN truck and SUV winches equipped with synthetic rope should be used with a hawse fairlead.  Synthetic …

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Gear 101 – Mathews Traverse

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Late last year Mathews unveiled its Vertix bow with a compact 30-inch axle-to-axle length. Now, I’d like to introduce you to its slightly taller sibling, the Traverse. Measuring 33 inches axle-to-axle, the riser creates a stable shooting platform and amazing forgiveness. And it accommodates draw lengths of up to 32 ½ inches. Like the Vertix, the Traverse features 3D Damping Technology, which offers unparalleled noise-reduction and vibration dampening. The design and location of the Enhanced …