Building a Custom Takedown Longbow

Years ago while looking around for a new bow, I realized that I was never going to spend the money they were going for.  Those prices were cheap compared to today.  So thats when I decided that it was time to go traditional and even start making my own bows.  After spending a ton of… Read more »

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    The Power Of Success. Hunting and Fishing With Kids

    If you have taken a child hunting or fishing, you know how quickly they will get bored.  Heck, that’s the case with any activity and kids.  But when we are trying to instill the passion for the outdoors with our children, the easiest way to have successful outing. For this Father’s Day, I had something happen… Read more »

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  • Outdoors Products Canyon Weather Defense Backpack Review

    Outdoor Products Canyon Weather Defense Backpack Review

    Going out for a long hunt or a 10 mile hike, the one thing we always need to a reliable and comfortable pack to carry our supplies in.  Outdoor Products offers a wide variety of packs for everyone’s needs.  I wanted something that could hold a lot of gear, be comfortable all day and also… Read more »

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    Off Season Training. Where To Start?

    As hunters, we all realize that it takes training and preparation to make a successful hunt.  The same goes for pretty much all of the outdoors.  So where do we start and how far do we take it? I will never tell anyone what they should and shouldn’t do.  As every “average hunter” out there lives… Read more »

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    Poison Ivy Treatment in the Field

    Tis the season we love being out in the woods with the weather still not too hot, some hunting going on or just going out for a hike or run.  But this is also the season for all kinds of itchy weeds that are laying low just waiting for us to walk by. Poison Ivy… Read more »

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  • Helicoptering Parents in the Outdoors

    If you’re a parent then you have probably heard the term “Helicoptering Parent” or “Hovering Parent” before.  For the ones that haven’t heard of that before, it basically describes parents that are extremely over protective of their children.  It could be that they don’t let their kids ride their bike around the block or as… Read more »

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    Average Hunter Is Back!!

    So, if you have followed me over the years, you’re probably asking yourself, “What’s going on here with bringing back the old site?”.  Well, not much really.  I just decided that I missed writing and I wasn’t getting much or any of that done at Average Outdoorsman.  All the free time I had been spent… Read more »

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    Flambeau Outdoors Heated Gloves and Hot Feet Insoles Review

    Cold hands and cold feet has to be the biggest issue all outdoorsmen have when venturing into the outdoors during the winter months.  Flambeau Outdoors has come out with some battery operated gear that will solve the problems we have with the cold.  Flambeau Outdoors introduces the Heated Gloves Kit and the Hot Feet Heated Insoles…. Read more »

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    Whats the real complaints with crossbows?

    What’s the big deal with Crossbows? Do they allow a hunter to take a 200 yard shot? Can you shoot a bolt (crossbow arrow) into a mountain side like in the movies? Can they really do any of that stuff we have all come know from watching all the 007 movies? I am no expert,… Read more »

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    Teach Shooting To Kids With A Little Constructive Deceivery

    With the upcoming hunting seasons here or soon to be here, many are finding themselves not as prepared as they thought.  That is includes me.  I look at the calendar and quickly realize that bow season starts in less than a week but more importantly, our youth gun season for deer starts in just over… Read more »

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    The Upland Sling by Upland Sportsman Product Review

    On any long pheasant hunt, quail hunt or any hunt where you’re walking around all day with gun in hand, that gun starts to get heavy after a while.  You then start to switch hands or carrying the gun in different ways to make it more comfortable.  Sometimes making it so you’re not ready for… Read more »

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