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Finding a Reason to Wander: Grouse Hunting with Blaine Peetso

Posted November 5, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Way of Life
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Blaine Peetso is a mill worker in Northern Alberta and a self-described daydreamer. With a penchant for the outdoors and for photography, he created The Borealist blog as an excuse to capture images of his part of the world and to rearrange the alphabet as he sees fit. Follow Blaine as he finds a particular kind of beauty in his…

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Afield Without A Dog: Hints for Dog-Free Hunting

Posted November 1, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Tricks of the Trade, Way of Life
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While most serious upland hunters wouldn’t think of leaving their dogs at home, sometimes opportunities to hunt good land (or between big trips) are lost.  Plenty of other hunters may want to tackle upland birds but don’t have dogs, but that’s no reason to stay home. Words by David S. Lewis. Photos by Lee Kjos. While it may seem counter-intuitive,…

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Filson 101: Comparing the Filson Fit Options

Posted October 28, 2013
· Filed In: Filson 101, Fly Fishing, Travel, Way of Life
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In honor of the release this fall of our new Seattle fit, we partnered with a couple friends to highlight the differences between our classic Alaska fit and the slightly slimmer Seattle fit. Both fits can happily coexist in a guy’s wardrobe, but they’re better suited to different activities. Photos of Alaskan Fit by Scott Eiden. Photos of Seattle Fit…

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On the Banks with John Ludlam

Posted October 10, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Way of Life
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John Ludlam is a medium format analog photographer currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago, he started processing and printing his own photos in the darkroom and hasn’t gone back to digital since. He loves photographing anything and everything, but especially those people who enjoy traditional or artisan processes. Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed spending…

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The Time of the Harvest: Mushroom Foraging with Jonathan Levitt

Posted October 8, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Way of Life
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Jonathan Levitt lives on an acreage near the village of Ducktrap, Maine. There, in Ducktrap, and on the islands of Penobscot Bay, early fall is the time of the mushroom harvest. The Trumpet of Death, The Dancing Signorina, The Pollo of the Woods, The Bear’s Head, The Little Red Fox — all of the wonderful mushrooms.

Kids Built Like Filson with S.J. Dahlstrom

Posted October 7, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Way of Life
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S. J. Dahlstrom is a writer based in West Texas and an author of fiction for young readers. A lover of the outdoors and a sportsman, he began to notice a worrisome trend in the “adventure” novels that were being released for children, set indoors, in cities, or in fantasy world’s beyond our own. Determined to share his love for…

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Making the AKC Hunt Test Look Easy with Kevin McDonnell

Posted September 30, 2013
· Filed In: Events, Happenings, Hunting, Sporting
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Kevin McDonnell is the President of Whid Isle Brittany Club, WA and is no stranger to hunting with dogs. Last month his club held it’s 4th annual AKC Hunt Test in Fall City. During the competition two teenage boys with boundless enthusiasm made the test look easy. Our AKC club held its 4th annual Hunt test this year in Fall…

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Developing Gun Sense with George Hickox

Posted September 25, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Tricks of the Trade
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For over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. Today, George describes the importance of establishing gun sense with your young hunting dogs. Photos courtesy of Martha Graffis. We have waited impatiently all year for the opening of the upland bird seasons.  Before taking Pupster out for his inaugural hunt ensuring…

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The Dos and Dont’s of Fishing in Bear Country

Posted September 23, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Tricks of the Trade, Way of Life
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What to remember when fishing around big ursids and what to forget. Words and photos by David S. Lewis. This is too important a topic for me not to include the disclaimer at the top:  I’m not a bear scientist.  I’m not even a circus trainer.  But on a recent trip to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, I was fishing in an…

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6 Reminders for a Happy Hunt with Andy Duffy

Posted September 13, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Tricks of the Trade, Way of Life
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Andy Duffy has been shooting competitively for over 23 years. He’s a 12 time Sporting Clays National Champion and an avid bird hunter. Today, he details 6 ways to ensure a happy hunt early this fall. Proper Footwear: For anything you do in the outdoors, what you wear on your feet makes a huge difference in the amount of enjoyment…

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