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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 …

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Gear 101 – Eberlestock Weapons Carry

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Eberlestock’s Team Elk pack is a bona fide workhorse. It carries everything from spotting scopes and sleeping bags to boned-out hindquarters. And the best part? It can easily carry your rifle and your bow, which frees up your hands for trekking poles, handlebars—whatever. Attaching your weapon to the Team Elk pack is easy. Here’s how you do it. To carry a bow, find and unzip the front compartment, flipping out the zippered end of the …

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Gear 101 – Eberlestock Bandit Pack

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Chances are, you’re familiar with the Eberlestock Team Elk pack. It’s been a RMEF-licensed pack for 6 years. Now, I’d like to introduce you to a lighter option for a day pack in the elk woods—the Bandit. First, you’ll notice its size. Its low-profile, slim design means it doesn’t get snagged when going through brush, which makes it great for day-hikes, early-season bow hunts, skiing, biking—just about any activity wear you don’t want or need …

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Gear 101 – Browning BXS Ammunition

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BXS Solid Expansion Big Game & Deer is strategically designed to leave a lethal mark on large game with tough hide. The polymer tipped copper bullet is constructed for controlled expansion and deep penetration, creating a devastating impact. The nickel-plated shellcases resist corrosion and improve feeding, so you can quickly deliver with knockdown assurance. Learn More Here: http://browningammo.com

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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE SIDE-BY-SIDE.

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Looking for your next adventure? The Yamaha Wolverine X2 was engineered to get out and explore tight, technical terrain with ease and comfort thanks to its ultra-quiet and smooth 847cc twin-cylinder engine and all-new, compact and nimble chassis. With the Wolverine X2, you can also experience a new level of versatility thanks to its 600-pound-rated dump bed, and 2,000 pound towing capacity. Assembled in the USA with Yamaha’s Real World Tech core technologies, the Wolverine …

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Tug of War | BEX Sunglasses

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Ten years ago BEX Sunglasses set out to create the perfect pair of shades. Since then, BEX has become one of the leading product design and eye-wear brands in the world. Chosen by customers for its superior comfort, durability, and affordability BEX sets the professional standard in lightweight eye-wear design. Watch as Jason puts his money where his mouth is and puts out signature Jaxyn Sunglass to the test. Can your sunglasses do this?

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Gear 101 – Sitka Core Layering Systems

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Core Lightweight Hoody: The Core Lightweight Hoody was designed to be more than a baselayer. This meticulous design features the same superior moisture-wicking fabric as our CORE Lightweight Crew. A deep center chest zipper allows for dumping heat, and a form-fitting, ultra-light hood with a built-in face mask provides instant concealment in the moment of truth. Core Midweight Zip-T: The CORE Midweight Zip-T features quick-drying comfort stretch mid-weight fleece and a high-zippered neck to keep …

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Gear 101 – Sitka Flash Shelter 8X10

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The ultralight Flash Shelter 8’x10’ provides instant concealment and shelter from rain, wind, snow and sun. The versatile shape features a catenary curve on all sides to provide numerous pitching options in uneven terrain and eliminates material from flapping in the wind. The 8’x10’ tarp features six reinforced corners and six intermediary guy-out anchor points. The two reinforced pole pockets are sized to accommodate trekking pole handles for efficient pitching. GORE OPTIFADE Concealment allows hunters …

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Washington Seeks Comment on Wolf Post-Recovery Plan

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wants to know what you think about how it plans to manage wolves in Washington post-recovery. Biologists are confident that Washington’s wolf population is on a path to successful recovery. Since 2008, the state’s wolf population has grown an average of 28 percent per year. WDFW documented a minimum of 126 individuals, 27 packs, and 15 successful breeding pairs during the last annual population survey. “Long-term sustainability …

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Gear 101 – Zeiss Victory Harpia 95 Spotting Scope

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On an elk hunt, a good spotting scope can make all the difference. And the Zeiss Victory Harpia 95 spotter is exactly what you need to size up the herd before they head to dark timber. The Harpia features a whopping 72-degrees of subjective angle of view throughout the entire zoom range of 23 to 70 power. A key feature of this scope is the dual-speed focus for precise focusing. There is a convenient automatic …

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Gear 101 – Yeti LoadOut GoBox

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is just what you need to keep all your gear organized on the road, in camp and in the field. Waterproof and dust proof, this cargo box is made to the same high standards as Yeti’s now famous coolers with plenty of features like lock ports, Bearfoot no-slip feet, Lipgrip handles, Anchorpoint tie down slots, and a neverfail hinge system—and that’s just on the outside. Inside, the real magic happens. The pack attic will keep …