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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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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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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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What gear should you carry in your deer hunting daypack?

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A deer hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm under a variety of really different environments. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what works for me.

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7mm Remington Magnum | Best all around big game rifle?

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My Remington 700 in 7 mm Remington Magnum has always performed well. Though I bought it in 1991, and used it hard since then, it remains my go-to rifle for nasty weather big game hunts. Here is why it works for me.

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How long can you store ammunition?

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Maybe you’re storing some rifle, pistol and shotgun ammunition along with your prepper foods. How long will that ammo last before you can’t depend on it?

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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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Review | Caribou Hunt: Hunting in British Columbia

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How do you preserve history, learn from experienced outdoors people and interest newcomers in outdoor activities? One proven method has worked for eons: tell stories. Here is a good hunting story.

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