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Review: Lon Humphrey Bird and Trout knife is great for upland hunting and fishing

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A bird and trout knife is designed to process fish and upland game. This Bird and Trout Knife by Lon Humphrey will do the job and is good looking and hard working.

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Why do you hunt?

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Every hunter will probably come across someone who questions, or possibly attacks, the activity of hunting. Here’s how to answer.

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Antique German shotgun provides touchstone to WWII history

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My dad’s shotgun was a handmade drilling 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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Ten top field tested knives for deer hunters

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The best knife for deer hunting must be able to handle several tasks, including gutting, skinning and quartering the carcass. Here is what to look for.

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Five tips to prepare for western big game hunting

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Got tags for that first western big game hunting trip? Start preparing now! Like right now!

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Add cut resistant gloves to your hunting/fishing gear

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Practicing safe knife handling is the best way to avoid cutting yourself. The second best may be to wear a cut resistant glove. Here is how to choose one.

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Five reasons to own a .22 rifle

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A firearm using the diminutive .22 rimfire cartridge should be in every survival/preparedness gear collection. Here is why you should consider adding one to yours.

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Hunting photos should tell the whole story.

10 tips for taking better hunting photos

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That once in a lifetime photo of your trophy didn’t quite turn out like you planned? Here are some tips to help capture that elusive moment.

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This spoon fishing lure was made from a common kitchen spoon. It works very well! (Pantenburg photo)

Make a fishing lure from a kitchen spoon

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One of the most useful, and effective fishing lures is the common spoon. Here’s how to make a good one, for pennies, from recycled materials.

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Best survival fishing lure: Is it a leadhead jig?

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Is there a do-it-all lure for survival fishing? My money is on the plain lead head jig. Here’s why.

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