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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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12 Fun Winter Sports For The Whole Family 3

Posted on November 07, 2021 by John Harris

Winter is here! And so is the fun white stuff. Snow. So what better time than the present to get the family together and try some new activities for this holiday season? You can have so much fun with snow, from snowball fights to building a snowman. 

Snow activities are wide and diverse – you can go skiing/snowboarding, play in the snow, ice skate, or even make a snow angel! Winter sports can be a ton of fun – while some might not be for everyone (like skiing), others will leave you wanting more. 

There are many sports that can be enjoyed during this time of year, though you’ll want to make sure your kids are ready for them before attempting any.

Before listing all of the awesome winter activities that you and your family can enjoy this season, what good would it be if those precious memories were not caught on film?

Therefore, 

Here Are The Best Camera Equipment To Use 

Drones:

The DJI Mavic 3 is a game-changing drone in every sense of the word. With its omnidirectional obstacle sensing and 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera, you can capture legendary photos or high-quality videos while flying smoothly without crashing! 

The best part? You get 46 minutes out of one charge thanks to a 5000mAh capacity Intelligent Flight Battery that gives it long flight times between charges.

GoPro:

Thanks to GoPro, action cameras have been a huge success. The GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition lightweight and compact design of the camera allows them to be mounted on different objects from helmets to boards of all kinds that can easily be used for a variety of sports, including surfing, kayaking, skydiving, and BMX biking.

Sony FDR-X3000R:

Great for those looking for a cheaper option than the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition and with more features, including SteadyShot and wireless compatibility through an app. 

Here Are 12 Fun Sports You Can Try Out With Your Loved Ones 

(and yes, some of these sports do require good gear):

  1. Ice Skating

A fun and low-cost activity for everyone, ice skating has been around for centuries and continues to thrill thousands of people each. You can choose to either rent or buy skates for this one – both of which are easily available at most sporting shops.

Everyone’s heard of ice skating at least once in their life. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this popular activity

Ice Skate America suggests looking for skates with a low center of gravity (to ensure safety) and comfortable insoles made from memory foam or spongy material. 

In addition, you might want to invest in a helmet and knee pads for younger children if they’re not used to the activity already.

Ice skating is a fun activity for children and adults alike – it’s great exercise and, depending on where you go, ice skating can be quite an enjoyable occasion.

  1. Snowshoeing

Walking through large piles of powdery snow can be quite an exhilarating experience that most people will enjoy – many families have been going on walks like this for years now. 

It is a healthy way to get some fresh air during winter without having to spend any money on expensive gear or sports equipment. However, parents should make sure their child is capable of walking long distances before attempting this activity, as well as look into what type of terrain they’ll be walking over beforehand. 

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Looking for a New Hobby? How to Get Started With ATV Off-roading 1

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Brooke Chaplan

Off-roading on an ATV is one of the most rewarding and exciting ways to experience nature. Whether you’re new to the hobby or just want to try something new, there are plenty of ways to make off-roading your new passion and hobby, all it takes is a little information and inspiration! Here are four ways to make ATV off-roading your next hobby:

Research Off-Roading Vehicles

Pick up a magazine or search online for information about off-roading vehicles. Read reviews to find out which four-wheel drive and off-road machines consumers favor for their reliability, comfort, capability, and value. Think about these factors as you decide which type of vehicle and ATV accessories are best for your needs. Some accessories can improve performance, while others are great for maximizing safety. Determine your needs as you search for ATV equipment.

For example, if you’re going to use your ATV mostly on weekends in rough terrain, a four-wheel-drive machine with good suspension will hold up better than a two-wheel-drive model designed for smooth backcountry trails. If money is an issue, do some research on used models before you buy new ones so that you can get maximum value out of your purchase. These vehicles will also likely be cheaper to maintain over time.

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The Importance of Gun Safety When Storing Your Weapon 0

Posted on October 03, 2021 by Brooke Chaplan

After purchasing your first firearm, you’ll need to spend some time learning important safety strategies for using and storing your weapon. Even seasoned firearm owners can sometimes forget the best practices for safety, and it is worth reminding yourself of why proper storage methods can potentially save a life. Keeping these benefits of storing your gun safely in mind helps you remember to make the right decisions when you aren’t actively carrying your weapon.

Prevent Accidental Firings

The majority of firearm-related injuries occur due to accidents. You’ll want to make sure to store your weapon unloaded. It is also important to store your gun in a safe location where it won’t be dropped or accidentally triggered. For example, it is better to store your firearm in a small, portable safe by your bed rather than in a box on a high shelf.

Protect Children From Accessing Your Firearm

If you have children in your home, then keeping them away from your firearm is one of your biggest priorities. Even if you are child-free, it is best to be prepared just in case a little one visits your home. Make sure to determine the size of the safe you plan on getting if you decide to purchase a safe from online companies like Security Centers, Inc. Quality safes should be big enough to hold all of your firearms, and they’ll lock up tight so that you know your weapons are always secure from little hands.

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3 Olympic Sports You Can Easily Play In Your Free Time 4

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Istvan Liptak

The Summer Olympics ended a while ago, showing the world that, despite the global pandemic, sports still have the power to unite. Aside from the positive message about the power of sports in our lives, the Summer Olympics probably reminded some of us of the other positive effect of sports in our everyday lives: keeping us fitter and healthier in the long run.

Most people only get involved in sports as fans, idly watching them on TV as a distraction while eating snacks and drinking ungodly amounts of sugary drinks or alcohol. But there are sports, even Olympic sports, that don’t require extensive training and peak physical fitness to be performed – they can be played for fun in one’s free time at home.

Badminton

Badminton has been around for ages – for more than a century in its current form. It has become an official sport in the 1930s, and an Olympic discipline at the 1992 edition of the games, and has been contested at the Summer Olympics ever since. China is the most successful badminton nation, with 20 Olympic gold medals and 12 silvers under its belt.

Badminton is not only a sport but also a fun thing to do. Anyone who can lift the otherwise lightweight racket can play it – there’s no need for a court or a net. It’s a surprisingly beneficial sport, helping to reduce health risks of all types, improving mobility, promoting heart health, and representing a total body workout with all the running and jumping it involves. Not to mention the fact that it’s a ton of fun to play – and can be a truly engaging social experience when played in a park or on the beach. Just make sure the weather is not overly windy.

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Sports Franchises are using Digital Tech to Foster Greater Fan Engagement 0

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Srikant Sowmyanarayanan

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the world last year, the sports industry was severely impacted. As all sporting action came to a crashing halt, fans were left without their weekly fix of sports while franchises were faced with declining revenues and lost opportunities. In the US alone, the NBA is estimated to have lost close to $300 million in terms of ticketing revenue and when considering revenue from all sources, the league missed its targets by as much as $1.5 billion as per AP News. It was a similar story with most other leagues too with the NFL estimated to bear a $1.3 billion loss due to 4 of its teams playing without fans while the MLB’s losses were estimated at almost $5 billion.

However, the show must go on and as things gradually started getting better, sports leagues in the US slowly began considering a return amidst the new normal. Relatively newer entities like the UFC bounced back much sooner by shifting their events to a private island in Abu Dhabi and marching on without in-person attendance. Others like the WWE, who operate within the unique realm of “sports entertainment”, realized that fans were an integral part of their offering and leveraged VR and AR to virtually bring in thousands of fans to participate in live broadcasts.

Eventually, as the Big 4 US sports leagues returned to action, the focus was on leveraging digital technologies to usher in unlimited attendees while creating a raucous stadium like experience. This was done with the help of digital first platforms that were further bolstered by live video editing, engaging graphics and multiple audio feeds mixed in. Elsewhere, global franchises like Formula 1 & MotoGP looked to have their racing drivers engaged in virtual SIM based races to meld motorsports with e-sports to great effect.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Archie Griffin: 2-Time Heisman Winner
      December 11, 2022 | 1:42 pm
      Archie Griffin

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is the only football player ever to capture college football’s top individual award twice.

      As a star running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Archie Griffin claimed the Heisman Trophy during his junior season in 1974 and then was able to repeat the honor the following season.

      Griffin joined the Buckeyes for the 1972 season, which happened to be the first in which freshmen were eligible to play varsity football, and made an immediate impact. After fumbling in his only carry of his first game, Griffin more than made up for it in his second game by rushing for 237 yards against North Carolina. By the end of the season, Griffin had rushed for 867 yards.

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