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The Zeiss Conquest HD 10×42 by Scott Reekers

The Zeiss Conquest HD 10×42

Scott Reekers

The simple reality is that if you can’t see the animal you are hunting, then you aren’t really hunting. You may as well be wandering around the woods yelling at the top of your lungs, "Here Elk! Here Elk!” and hope they come running. If that doesn’t sound like a strategy for success then the other option is finding them from far away with a great set of binoculars.

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Don't Leave Technology Behind by Jon Adams

Don't Leave Technology Behind

Jon Adams

Take a moment and think about it: how often do you rely on a battery-powered piece of technology in your day-to-day life?My smartphone has become so deeply integrated into my everyday life that it’s almost an extension of my body, so much so that it would be hard for me to imagine going back to the "dark ages” of my pre-smartphone days. The tricky thing about all this technology, though, is you don’t realize just how much of a role it plays in your everyday life until you’re left without it.

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What Makes the Ultimate Sheep Rifle? by Guy Eastman

What Makes the Ultimate Sheep Rifle?

Guy Eastman

There are some hunts that might just be important enough to warrant a new and unique rifle for the occasion. For a guy from Pennsylvania it could be a life-long dream hunt for a big bull elk, or for another from California it could be that fourth season Colorado mule deer tag it has taken you twenty-four long years to finally draw. For me, a Dall’s sheep hunt in Alaska would be just the occasion to trigger a new rifle purchase.

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The 6 Critical Layers by Guy Eastman

The 6 Critical Layers

Guy Eastman

When burning three hours and 3,000 calories hiking to the top of a 10,000-foot peak for a big buck, you need to arrive prepared for whatever Mother Nature might throw at you. If you’re not, you might be risking your hunt, or even your life. A good layering system is the key component to staying safe and comfortable in the backcountry during the unpredictable fall months. 

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Minox BL 10x44 by Brandon Mason

Minox BL 10x44

Brandon Mason

One of the challenges that the Western hunter faces when dealing with equipment is to find the right pieces of the puzzle without breaking the bank. Many hunters, like myself, are very price conscious, but won’t sacrifice quality - herein lies the challenge. Speaking from a personal standpoint, the family budget is almost always tight – especially with a lovely wife who is a stay-at-home mom, and four young children that think they need to eat every day (the audacity!). To put it bluntly, a $2,000 pair of optics will probably never be in my budget, only in my dreams.

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Zeiss Dialyt Review by Zach Bowhay

Zeiss Dialyt Review

Zach Bowhay

Like everyone, I have always heard about the quality of Zeiss optics, so when I found out I was going to get to field test the Dialyt spotting scope in 2011, I was excited. When I received it in the mail and pulled it out of the box, the first thing I liked about the scope was the rubber that coats the scope. I have always worried about my spotting scopes in my pack, but with this scope you just put on the supplied rubber scope caps and throw it in the pack and forget about it.

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