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Profile: After Starting Over, Viking Solutions is a Success

DECATUR, Ala. — The building is nondescript, with a lone oak struggling against the asphalt of the parking lot. The area is nondescript. Similar buildings exist nearby. They would be called wallflowers at the sock hop, or homely. Nothing fancy or spectacular. Less than 10 blocks away is the original part of this town,...

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Hot Gear: Make Trimming Work Easier Before Deer Season

The new MegaBite Handsaws from Hooyman, designed to be compact and extremely durable, are available in two models: MegaBite and MegaBite Compact. The saw blades are made of premium high carbon SK5 steel and feature a tapered blade design. The impulse-hardened, 4-edge, tooth design is made to last and provides unmatched cutting performance. MegaBite Compact has...

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Printing Error Results in Extra Deer Hunting Permits

Several thousand nonresident hunters who successfully drew Kansas deer permits from the April drawing received a surprise mailing in early June. Due to a printing error at a fulfillment service contracted to print and mail permits to the 21,225 successful applicants, nearly 3,260 hunters received duplicate mailings. A successful applicant should have received only...

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Hot Bow Tip: Crossbow Hunting Just Outside the City Limits

Sometimes the biggest bucks live on the fringes of the biggest cities. If you’re hunting an urban area the crossbow is an ideal weapon, and here’s why. Anti-hunters love to vilify sportsmen and one of their go-to invectives is that hunting has eradicated wolves, grizzly bears, elk, bison and a host of other game...

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Recipe of the Week: Venison Parmesan

Summer finally has arrived and that means fresh vegetables, berries and good old grillin’ and chillin’ with family or friends. Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big vegetable garden that includes herbs and...

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Vortex, Sportsman’s Alliance Form Strong Partnership

Vortex Optics, an American-, veteran- and family-owned business based in south-central Wisconsin, recently joined the Sportsmen’s Alliance as a business partner at the $5,000 Chairman’s Club level. “Supporting the Sportsmen’s Alliance isn’t about marketing or promotion,” said Mark Boardman, Vortex Optics marketing manager. “It’s about supporting a likeminded organization that fights hard to protect...

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Hot Gear: Safety Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish,...

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First Bowhunters Rendezvous Packed with Shooting, Fun

The first Pope and Young Bowhunters Rendezvous is shaping up to be an incredible, action-packed, archery event that features more than $15,000 worth of hunts, $25,000 worth of 3-D targets, eight bow packages and a truckload of top archery gear. The rendezvous is scheduled for June 10-12, with all proceeds going to the Pope and Young...

The Horton Storm RDX is a reverse draw bow with a trim profile and lethal power. Reducing vibration is key to diminishing sound. As such, don't forget to add noise dampeners to a wide variety of the crossbow's components, such as the foot stirrup and bolt-retention spring.

Which is Best for You: A Conventional or Reverse Draw Crossbow?

Conventional- and reverse-draw crossbows differ in more than just appearance. Here’s what you need to know to become an informed crossbow consumer. Among the first considerations made when selecting a crossbow involves its draw design. That is, whether to choose one with a conventional or reverse draw. Both types of crossbow have design-specific advantages;...