Cabela’s Announces Opening Date for Tulalip, WA Store

April 13, 2012

Tulalip, Wash. (March 2, 2012) – Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will open the doors to its new Tulalip store at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Opening day will be part of a weekend-long celebration featuring outdoor celebrities, […]

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Deer: Post-Season Scouting, Part 6 – Set-Up Fundamentals

February 4, 2012

Set-Up Fundamentals Wrapping up this 6-part series, I want to relate the information covered thus far to some fundamental rules-of-thumb for the proper use of treestands, ground blinds, and ways to maximize your shot opportunities.  Treestands I’ve hunted from portable treestands out west for 20 years and I find it odd that they are not used […]

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FreshTRAX Outdoors, Fall 2011 Product Review Primer

September 7, 2011

We want to provide a brief introduction to some of the gear we are testing this fall.  We aren’t in the business of conducting reviews in the comforts of the office, so to speak.  Instead, we utilize every product as we would – as YOU would – in real hunting and back-country conditions. We are professional […]

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Wenaha, Oregon Archery Elk Hunt – Semi Live!

September 2, 2011

As many of our readers know, after 16 years of applying, Stan finally drew the coveted Wenaha Archery Elk tag in Oregon.  There have been nearly a dozen scouting trips over into this country leading up to his hunt, and the gas bill alone is staggering!  It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime hunt. Stan has been over […]

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Deer: Post-Season Scouting, Part 5 – Food Source Considerations

August 31, 2011

Food Source Considerations First, I need to apologize for the huge gap in time.  Summer is always a flurry of activity with family, friends, and preparation for the upcoming hunting seasons.  And we’ve been very busy with building FreshTRAX Outdoors along the way.  For those of you who I met at the Cabela’s Big Game […]

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Deer: Post Season Scouting, Part 4 – The Significance of Shed Antlers

June 17, 2011

The Significance of Shed Antlers I’ll be the first to admit I’m a shed antler fanatic, especially when it comes to blacktail sheds. Each time I find an antler, a surge of energy rips through me as I frantically begin scanning the ground for the match. Unconsciously my mind conjures up images of the buck […]

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Deer: Post-Season Scouting, Part 3 – Mapping Hot Stand Sites

May 16, 2011

Mapping Hot Stand Sites In parts 1 and 2 of this series I focused on gathering intelligence on deer movement and core rut zones.  In part 3, we’re going to put that data to work.  Before we begin, I want to clarify what I mean by “hot stand sites”.  I define a “stand site” as […]

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“How To Close The Gap On A Roosevelt Herd Bull”

May 13, 2011

I have mentored a number of first time bowhunters in the past years and one of the top questions they ask is, “How do you close the gap on Roosevelt herd bulls when they won’t come in and you can’t stalk in close enough for a good shot?” There isn’t a single answer to that […]

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Don’t Get Stuck In A “Shed Hunting Rut”

April 18, 2011

Do you shed hunt in the Pacific Northwest for Roosevelt sheds? If you don’t it’s a great way to learn an area, the animals that made it through the past season and it is a superb way to get out and have some fun with the family. Most shed hunters know, you want to focus […]

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Deer: Post-Season Scouting, Part 2 – Finding Core Rut Zones

April 13, 2011

Finding Core Rut Zones In Part 1 of this series I discussed the importance of mapping deer trail networks when the deciduous trees and vegetation are bare, revealing otherwise difficult to discern trail networks and other key topography features.  In this post, I will explain my approach to locating and how to treat core rutting […]

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