Mar 14, 2018 by Jason Brooks
Backcountry Gear Starters

Gear to get you started hunting the backcountry by Jason Brooks For the backcountry hunter and hikers there really is no “off season” but instead the “adjustment season”. When the snows are too deep to get safely into the high country then it is time to organize and critique our...

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Dec 22, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Rifle Review: Kimber Mountain Ascent

by Jason Brooks Being a backcountry hunter for the past thirty-plus years I have learned that weight is everything. Over the years I have hunted far from the trailhead and in the early years I started with an all-steel Remington Model 141 Gamemaster chambered in 35 Remington and topped with...

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Dec 06, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Try this Ram Mount for Field Photos

I find myself hunting solo quite a bit and I'm always looking for a new gizmo to help capture the moment. Ram Mount's manufactures a slick X-Grip to hold a cell phone and a one inch ball adapter that will screw directly into a camera tripod, or in my case, the tripod from my Vortex spotting scope....

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Nov 29, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Daddy Daycare with Can Am, Camp Chef, and Grilled Cheese!

Yesterday I picked up our oldest daughter Ava from school with the Can Am Outlander 6 x 6 in tow and fully loaded with all the fixin's for an quick afternoon adventure into the woods of the Kitsap Peninsula. The mission at hand was to teach her five things about...

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Nov 01, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Two Hunting Products That Have Helped Me Tag Out

By Rob Endsley Here's a couple of outstanding products that have helped my hunting tremendously the last few years: KUIU Binocular Harness A few years ago I started shopping around for a new binocular harness that was durable, easy to use, lightweight, and compact. I found that with KUIU's binocular...

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Sep 26, 2016 by Rob Endsley
It’s Here – Daiwa Lexa Line Counter!

By Rob Endsley Daiwa's new Lexa 300 line counter is a compact powerhouse that will put plenty of salmon, steelhead, and tuna in the boat here in the Pacific Northwest. With the Lexa's buttery smooth Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag anglers can finesse a big steelhead or walleye on light line or...

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Feb 29, 2016 by Rob Endsley
River Cooking with a Camp Chef Stryker Series Stove

Today I had the pleasure of taking northwest outdoor writer Jason Brooks and his son Ryan steelhead fishing on a local river. It's February here in Washington and we are in the middle of the wettest winter in history. Today it would clear up just long enough for us to...

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Dec 10, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Christmas Gift Idea – Age Your Own Whiskey

Heritage Distilling in Gig Harbor has put together the perfect Christmas gift for the whiskey lover in your life. I can't think of too many of my fellow sportsman that don't like a fine whiskey on the rocks after a long day in the field. I know I do! With...

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Oct 01, 2013 by Rob Endsley
It’s a “Butt Out” Honey!

When I marched into the house with my new "Butt Out" field dressing tool from Hunter's Specialties a few hunting seasons ago my wife gave me the look like..."now what?" "It's the most innovative field dressing tool since the invention of the knife honey", I announced in the kitchen as...

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Sep 03, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Daiwa Saltist Line Counter Passes Alaskan Field Test

There are few products that I'll give my blessing to before I field test them in the fish-filled waters of Southeast Alaska. I spend my summer months running salmon and halibut charters in Craig, Alaska, a place where very few reels last more than a couple of days. Read on...

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