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One good deer rifle: 35 years with a Remington 700 BDL in 7mm-08

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Hunt deer for a while, and you develop strong opinions about the best rifle, bow or blackpowder firearm. I’ve been using this Remington 700 for 35 years, and here is why it is the best deer rifle for me.

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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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A shovel and toilet paper (in a waterproof container) are vital aspects of any backcountry privy construction. (Leon Pantenburg photos)

Make a portable privy or ‘How to do number two’ in the woods

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Where’s the bathroom? Where will you do Number Two? If you’re camping, or setting up a campsite, one of the first and most important tasks is to set up the latrine.

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Winter camping requires a whole different set of survival skills. This snow cave makes a good emergency shelter.

Why you need a plastic sled for big game hunting

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The euphoria from the successful shot starts to fade as you stand over the fallen big game animal. Here is a good-sized carcass that needs to be transported. The ground is muddy, and the animal just doesn’t slide. Of course, it will start to rain. You need a game sled.

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Nine tips for getting and keeping hunting access on private land

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Finding a place to hunt can be really tough. Here are a few tips that might help you get onto that prime, private habitat.

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Five reasons why I hunt

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Suppose you, a hunter, are approached by a person neutral on the subject who is genuinely seeking some information. Here some thoughts on being a hunter, and some reasons why hunting is a good idea.

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How much water is enough to survive?

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Without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration sets in. Why do many people keep extra food, but don’t store water?

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Save the Planet: Nalgene water bottles can help reduce plastic trash and pollution

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It seems Nalgene water bottles have been around forever. But actually, it’s only been 70 years. Here is why they have lasted so long, and why I have to many of the Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth bottles.

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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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These three long guns are good, reliable choices for the beginner with no experience.

Video: The top three firearms choices for beginner outdoorspeople

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A consistent ” Where do I start?” firearms question keeps coming in from newcomers. If you don’t have any firearms, what should you buy and what do you need? Here are my top three choices.

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