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Michael Faw
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Michael Faw

Fall is upon us, and this means the rivers and streams are full of hungry trout. Hoppers on top and streamers and San Juan worms down deep= a fish fight! Good luck.

6 years ago
Two or three weeks of archery deer season is the only time some bowhunters wrap their fingers around a bow's grip. Many bowhunters invest only a few weeks of random practice before opening day, and then allot a few weekends to hunt after the opener. After those few weeks are over, they hang up their bows and move on to other pursuits until the next archery deer season rolls around. It's a shame, too, because those hunters are missing out on one of archery's greatest challenges and thrills — arrowing small game. There are many reasons to take on rabbits, squirrels,…
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All camping is fun, but having the right gadgets can turn an ordinary camping trip into remarkable days and nights outdoors. Humans have been using, creating, buying or bartering for camp gadgets since that first wooly bear rug was rolled out as a sleeping pad many moons ago.  
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The crowds of deer hunters are gone and the woods are again silent—and that terrain suddenly appears barren to most hunters. You’ve got an unfilled deer tag in your pocket, and you’d like to fill it. The clock is ticking and your hours of opportunity are shrinking. What will you do? Taking a big buck during the home stretch of deer hunting season is sure to make you, and your taxidermist, very happy. Be positive—and think. There are still deer out there—somewhere. You need to determine where they are, what they are doing, and then make a plan that will…
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Silence is sometimes golden, and when the woods are full of loud bugling and constantly mewing elk hunters, pressured elk simply go silent—and hunker deep into thick cover. Maybe you should also go silent and move less. The less you do, the greater your chances of filling an elk tag.   Staying silent and moving less while scouring the area for antler tips, moving ears and shiny eyes can help elk hunters fill their tag.  1) Know the Turf: Study all available topographical maps and carry a handheld GPS unit (with fresh batteries in your pocket), so you know what’s…
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