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Gear 101: Pack Dump

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RMEF’s own hunting editor dumps his day pack and shows-off its contents. Everything you need for a day in the field. What did we leave out? Comment below. Learn more about the Alps Outdoors Switchback X pack: http://www.alpsoutdoorz.com/products/rmef/extreme-packs/switchback-x

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Gear 101: Cabela’s All-Day Transporter Fanny Pack

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If you’ve ever hiked a mile or two in to your favorite elk spot before dawn, then you’re likely familiar with an all too common problem—sweat. And nowhere is it worse than on your back. For most hunters, the reality is that they aren’t going on multi-day excursions and don’t need a giant pack. Now you can reduce or eliminate the sweat factor, and still carry everything you need with Cabela’s Transporter Fanny Pack. To …

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Gear 101: API Outdoors Voyager Treestand

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Treestands are typically used to hunt cagey whitetails, but there’s no reason they can’t work on elk. The key is portability. And at just 17 pounds, this Voyager Treestand from API Outdoors just might be your ticket to a full freezer. You need to be able to put your stand where the elk are. Like whitetails, elk typically don’t look for danger from above. But they do depend heavily on their keen sense of smell …

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CHOOSING THE PERFECT HUNTING BOOT

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Anyone who has hunted in the mountains recognizes how important supportive and proper fitting boots can be. Most mountain hunting guides can tell you horror stories of their hunter’s badly damaged feet ending or severely impairing their “once in a lifetime hunt.” Until you have suffered this pain and agony personally, it is hard to completely understand how important your feet are to a mountain hunt. If your feet fail you, all of the expensive …

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Gear 101: Cabela’s Blackout X300 Ground Blind

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Running and gunning for elk typically means that once you find elk, you use the wind and terrain to conceal your movement. But what if you knew where the elk were going to be at dawn and dusk? What if the elk in your sights always traveled from food to bedding cover using the same drainage? If you’re privy to this kind of elk hunting gold, then maybe you should consider using a ground blind. …

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Gear 101: Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Series Vanguard Fixed-Blade Knife

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Hunters have a lot of tools at their disposal, and second only to their weapon, is a good knife. Have you ever tried field-dressing an elk without one? The Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Series Fixed Blade is a no-nonsense, trust-worthy tool to help make short work of an elk or any other project around camp. Made in Idaho by Buck knives, this knife features an out-of-box, razor sharp blade made of S30V steel. This field-tested stainless …

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5 Tips for Accuracy – It’s All In Your Head

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The Take-away Yesterday as I write this a six-point bull walked out of my scope field at 280 yards. He vanished in an organic mesh of alder 9 feet thick. I sighed as others party to the event whispered, “Can’t believe he didn’t shoot. I’d ‘a’ hammered that bull. Won’t get a chance like that again soon.” Counting me, we were four people: four times as many as needed to shoot an elk or pass …

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Gear 101: Zeiss 10×42 Victory RF Binoculars

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In 2018, Zeiss combined their world-class glass with some very modern electronics—rolling Bluetooth technology, a rangefinder and a ballistics calculator all into one compact binocular. It’s the new Victory RF line, and we’re going to walk you through some of the key features. To start, Zeiss uses the highest quality glass to give you the best image imaginable. With the newly developed Ultra-FL lens, light transmission is a staggering 92% providing outstanding image quality. Multiple …

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All New Mathews Vertix – Gear 101

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Learn more at https://www.mathewsinc.com/vertix/ Last year, Mathews took the archery world by storm when they introduced their award-winning Triax. And now, they’ve outdone themselves with the all-new Vertix. The new Vertix features the same highly-efficient Crosscentric Cam system found on the Triax, but one key difference can be found in the cam modules or mods, for short. They call it SwitchWeight Technology. This patent-pending design enables shooters to increase or decrease draw weight in 5-pound …