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5 Outdoor Accessories to Prepare You for Hunting Season 1

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Brooke Chaplan

Hunting season is just around the corner, so now can be a good time to get your gear in order. Whether you are an avid hunter or are just getting started, it is important to be prepared. Before you go out on the season’s first expedition, be sure to bring some of these essential accessories with you.

Moose antler with hunting knives on wooden background

Binoculars

Binoculars are a must-have for any hunter. They allow you to see your target clearly from a distance, making it easier to take accurate shots. Make sure to choose a pair that is comfortable to wear and has a good magnification power. Depending on how long you plan on being out in the wilderness, it can be a good idea to also grab a lighter pair, especially for longer trips where every ounce of weight counts.

Rangefinder

A rangefinder is another essential piece of hunting gear. It helps you determine the distance between you and your target, which is important for making accurate shots. Choose a model that is easy to use and has a good range. Keep your own skill level and what you plan on hunting in mind when you make your purchase as well.

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Four Good Reasons to Get Into Hunting for Sport 1

Posted on April 18, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

During hunting season, people can test their skills and develop new abilities while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. There is no time like the present to begin this hobby. However, if you need some convincing, please continue reading to learn about the benefits people reap from hunting.

Improves Physical Health

This activity is fun, mentally stimulating, and it comes with some physical advantages. Hitting the hunting grounds is the type of physical activity that can improve your circulation and build muscle strength. Walking through the woods and carrying large rifles can also help you burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. These are things that lead to better balance, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, and reduce the odds of conditions like diabetes and obesity. Hunting can also help with your vision and cognitive health.

When it comes to hunting, you need to have a good eye for the hunt, and so it’s worth making sure you have the best eyewear if needed, from here. You may find that over time your eyesight becomes a lot more refined than before as you’re concentrating a lot more on smaller details. 

Enhances Everyday Skills

You can boost the abilities you already possess, such as patience, logical thinking, and discipline. These are skills you can apply to your job and essential relationships. Hunting could prevent you from procrastinating on a project, and give you the survival skills you need when dealing with stress at home and within the workplace. When it comes to spotting dangerous situations, this is the type of hobby that can provide you with better insight and safety techniques.

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4 Reasons Why Hunting Is Still a Popular Sport 0

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Brooke Chaplan

You may live in a highly advanced time when technology is at the tip of your fingertips, but you should know that the thrill of the big hunt never fades. Today, many people have never experienced the amazement of seeing a beautiful five-point buck in nature or learned the life lessons that can only be taught in the wild. Even though many people turn to traditional sports like tennis or basketball to exercise, hunting has remained a popular sport. As more people are getting back to the basics of life, you should know these four reasons for why hunting is increasing in popularity.

Get Back to Nature

The majority of careers today require many hours spent indoors. Even if you work outside, it is likely in an urban environment. Sadly, this has led to an increased amount of stress that puts people at risk for anxiety and depression. Hunting gives you an excuse to step deep within a beautiful wilderness area that helps bring you back in touch with the relaxing benefits provided by nature.

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Traditional Sports vs. Modern Sports – Which Is Better? 17

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Brian Braindeaux

Many of our favorite sports have changed drastically over the last few decades; with some becoming obsolete altogether. Some of the sports that were popular with the rich and famous are now sports we all play on a regular basis whereas some sports we all used to play are now nowhere to be seen. Were traditional sports better than their modern counterparts, however? Let’s take a look at some of the hobbies and pastimes that have changed over the years, and which was better; traditional or modern.

Motorsports

Motorsports
Back in 1946, Formula One became the premier single seated racing sport in the world, and it hasn’t given up that title to any other motorsport. Pre-war regulations used to determine the engine capacity of the racing cars, with manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo leading the way in the competition. 4.5 liter cars were allowed, non-supercharged, to race against a supercharged 1.5 liter model. With only a handful of manufacturers being able to compete, the competition was unlike anything sports lovers had ever seen before. Now, the regulations and the cars have changed exponentially, making the competition faster, more thrilling and far more expensive. The Formula One today is followed by millions of motorsport’s fans; some of which travel the globe in order to watch their favorite driver or team. Although the adrenaline rush of motorsports is far greater now, there was something so fantastic about motorsports back then. We think the traditional sport beats the modern day version, hands down. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
      July 17, 2022 | 2:15 pm
      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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