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Tips for effective cold weather deer hunting – Northern Minnesota style

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Deer hunting is different all over the United States. A southern hunter might be fighting mosquitoes and heat stroke at the same time a northern hunter’s big concerns might be frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some tips for that northern deer hunter.

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It's amazing how many people like this photo of my hunting boots!

Gore-Tex® boot liners and how I use them

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The boot has to match the chore, and that depends on the climate, terrain, and activity.  When you’re in a situation where you rely on your feet for survival – protect them at all costs.  Moisture barrier liners? Maybe.

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My dad rescued this shotgun from a pile of captured Nazi weapons that were supposed to be destroyed

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My dad’s shotgun was a handmade drilling shotgun/rifle he brought home from Germany in World War II. It’s my personal connection with the last days of the war in Europe.

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Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

10 reasons your venison tastes “gamey” (and what you can do about it)

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Don’t like venison because it tastes gamey or musky? Solve these problems and enjoy the feast.

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10 gear items that can make deer hunting easier

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Once a hunter qualifies for AARP membership, hunting smart becomes the rule. Here are some gear suggestions that can make the experience somewhat easier for any hunter, but no less challenging.

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This Civil War replica and WWII canteen cup are very useful survival kit items.

Metal cup: Useful addition to emergency kit or survival gear

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Some of the best items for survival kits are common, easily-found products. One of those is a large metal cup. A tin cup can be used for many things.

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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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The best way to show respect for a harvested animal is to use every part.

Ten indispensable gear items for deer season

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Every year about this time the deer hunters are checking and reviewing their gear to decide about possible equipment upgrades. 
Here are some items I have tested thoroughly and regularly use, and that I would buy again.

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How to: Choose the right sleeping bag

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Too light a sleeping bag can put you in danger of hypothermia. Too heavy a bag may be too hot for comfort. Here’s how to pick a good one for your specific needs.

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Colorado elk hunting de-brief and advice for newcomers

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There is nothing like advice, tips and suggestions from someone who has been there and done that. This guest post (de-brief!) is from Nathan Cossey, who completed his first Over The Counter tag archery elk hunt in Colorado. He has some great insights on gear and hunting philosophy.

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