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DIY Beard Mounts

Turn your turkey beard into a trophy that will last a lifetime.

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Adirondack Mini-Cabin

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Adirondack Chairs

Comfort and style are the highlights of this easy project.

Adirondack Mini-Cabin

If you're familiar with certain state and federal park systems, you may recognize this...

Nature Calls

Outhouses are maybe the most underrated and under-appreciated aspects of hunting and...

DIY Beard Mounts

Turn your turkey beard into a trophy that will last a lifetime.

Build Your Own Canoe

The Flathead Lake freight canoe is easy to build and will haul piles of gear or a...

Fishing Rod Rack

Make your own fishing rod holder with Peter Fiduccia, co-author 25 DIY Projects for...

  • February 3, 2014

    Best New Knives: Cutting-Edge Blades from SHOT Show 2014 - 7

    The 2014 SHOT Show offered something for every outdoor enthusiast on the planet. Take for example the new knives and cutting instruments unveiled in Vegas. While many were tailored to anglers and hunters, others addressed the needs of survivalists, and still others whetted the appetites of law enforcement and military professionals. Regardless of the need, these cutting edge blades are sure to fit the bill.

    Buck 110 Folding Hunter

    This year Buck Knives celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 110 Folding Hunter, available in a plain or finger-grooved Macassar Ebony Dymondwood handle. First introduced by Al Buck in 1964, today it is one of the most imitated and recognizable knives on the market. [ Read Full Post ]


  • December 8, 2011

    Help Us Pick The Prize for Our Next Caption Contest! - 9

    So Outdoor Life is part of a cool contest operated by Crown Royal, sponsor of Field & Stream’s Hook Shots show and maker of the whiskey that comes in a purple bag. The contest is called “Pass the Crown,” and it’s a variation on the Secret Santa gift exchange anyone who’s ever worked in an office is familiar with. Are you lucky enough to have never worked in an office? Then here’s how this works: [ Read Full Post ]


  • June 21, 2010

    El Cheapo Food Plots - 3

     

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    It's no national conspiratorial secret that the nation's economic recovery is as sluggish as Animal House character John "Bluto" Blutarsky after an all-night toga party. Few of us have ducked the bullet and the pull back has yet to see an end. If you're not flush with extra cash to plant a food plot this year, consider these quick-fix options to put a trophy buck in front of you.  

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  • March 13, 2010

    Tweak Your Turkey Gun - 8

     

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    I caught up with Eddie Stevenson, hardcore turkey hunter, firearms expert, and President of Driftwood Media, to get some advice on making your good turkey gun better. Here’s what he had to say to some pointed interview questions:

    Q: Why should an old-school veteran of the spring woods consider upgrading his sighting system and trigger?

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  • December 21, 2009

    Tan Your Hide? - 17

     

    I butcher my own meat, because I want to know it was cared for as carefully on the way to the freezer as it was in the field.

    But at the end of every butchering session, I’m left with a carcass of bones and an empty hide. Normally I’ll take a drive out into the prairie and dump the carcass in a remote wash, a little gift for the coyotes and other scavengers. [ Read Full Post ]


  • October 1, 2009

    3 Butchering Tips - 14

     

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    Dragging your deer to the local butcher can cost a huge chunk of change these days. In most cases, you are left with a lot less money and a long waiting period. Sometimes the quality of work is not up to your standards and a lot of the meat ends up being wasted or suffers from freezer burn. However, here are three easy home butchering tips you can use this season to get the most out of your kill and save some much needed cash. 

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