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hunting, Store News, trail camera -

It’s a safe assumption that almost every outdoorsman and woman owns at least 1 trail camera these days.  And boy has the industry come a long way in game trail monitoring.  Consider that 30-years-ago the string Trail Timer was introduced. This little gadget used a string across the trail that, when tripped, would register the date and time that a deer walked past.  Today, there are numerous companies offering train cameras that take pictures, video – in black and white or color, infrared, and even wireless cameras that will send pictures to your email or cell phone! I feel trail...

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Dry Fly Rigs, Fly Fishing, Lures, Store News -

Basic Dry Fly Rigs The rigs fly fishermen use are as unique as the individuals casting the rods, but there are a few common setups which have stood the test of time and are relevant to most trout fishing situations. The old standby and the rig most of us began our fishing journey with is the tried and true Dry Fly rig. Greater joy can rarely be had then that of watching a trout come to the surface and attack or sip a dry fly off the surface of the water. The visual is so intense and the adrenalin so...

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Cooking, Recipes, Store News -

Much like the proverbial skinned feline, there are many ways to roast a duck. A lot of people like it low and slow, as in an hour or more in a 300˚ oven. Yes, this turns out a glorious looking bird, but one that is inevitably overcooked, in which the meat is gray with that livery taste that turns off so many duck hunters. Instead, I take a page from Russell Chatham’s classic essay “The Great Duck Misunderstanding,” wherein he illustrates the need for a very hot oven, fast cooking time and eating ducks as close to rare as you...

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Store News, Turkey Hunting -

A sure sign of spring is the beehive buzzing a little more vigorously in my backyard apiary. The accelerated activity indicates a change in hive temperature. To be more precise, the hive is raising its temperature as the calendar moves to March, from around 85 to 95 degrees. This added heat is necessary for the queen to start laying eggs. 21 days after she lays, the next generation of honey makers & pumpkin pollinators will emerge, possibly on Montana’s opening day of spring turkey season, April 8th. Similar to my bees, turkeys in Montana are also starting to get a little...

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