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How To Prep For A Backcountry Hunt

When you are in the backcountry, even with a companion, you are still on your own. Backcountry hunting can be the thrill of a lifetime, but it’s not an adventure to be taken lightly. Webyshops.com will help guide you through the basics on backcountry hunting and camping trips including:

  • How to choose a backpack with hunting expeditions in mind.
  • How to choose appropriate sleeping gear.
  • What and How to eat when space is limited.
  • Water purification options.

Don’t miss out on an exceptional chance to see untamed country and all the majestic animals that reside in the backcountry. Read up on all the important factors for backcountry hunting and camping trips, and then start planning a safe and epic trip that you’ll never forget.

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Affordable Rifle Scopes For $250 Or Less

Are you a hunter or shooter on a budget? Perhaps you’ve had a lot on your plate this year and that expensive rifle scope you’ve had your eye on is now out of reach. Well you don’t have to throw in the towel just yet or skip this hunting season. We’ve put together a great guide that covers the basics on how to select a rifle scope for $250 or less. We’ll cover what features to focus on as well as what specialized features to avoid, and we’ll also touch on some specs or extra features that can be important but are often overlooked.

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Get The Basics On Conceal And Carry Holsters

Are you overwhelmed with the staggering amount of conceal and carry holsters currently available on the market? These days you can find conceal and carry holsters or clothing that allows you to carry a weapon almost anywhere on your body. But if you’re looking for a safe yet simple solution that allows you to carry your weapon on you most of the time, making a prudent choice can be difficult when companies are trying to sell you unnecessary conceal and carry schemes.

We’ll stick to the basics of selecting a holster and guide you through the pros and cons of each unique holster design so you’ll know what to expect before you buy. Since where you live and what you typically wear plays a distinct factor in which holster you should select, there is no universal solution when it comes to selecting the right holster. But if you keep a few important distinctions in mind, you’ll be making the most of your new conceal and carry license in no time.

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How To Select A Universal Knife

Unless you’re a fictional action hero, finding a universal knife suited for a wide variety of applications isn’t as easy as it seems. You have to decide upon the right blade type, the proper type of blade steel, and the right tang, or portion of the blade that is anchored into the handle. But not to worry, we’ll give you the rundown on what type of blade to select for the right job, and we’ll even touch on the pros and cons of fixed vs. folding blade knives to see which suits you better.

If you’re hoping our recommended knife will be a giant action movie knife, you’re going to be sorely disappointed (although we think those are cool, they are just not very functional as a universal knife). However, if you’re in the market for a medium sized blade to carry with you every day, we’ll suggest some great options to help you find that everyday knife you can trust through thick and thin.

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The Ruger 10/22 Turns 50 Years Old

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It’s hard to believe, but the storied Ruger 10/22 is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, and in response Ruger is releasing a commemorative 50th anniversary rifle as part of the celebration. Earlier this year, Ruger held a contest that let shooters submit their own designs for a 10/22 variant, and a winner has now been chosen. The 50th anniversary model is the winning design of a Ruger enthusiast from Michigan named Gary, and he conceptualized a 10/22 rifle designed with rimfire shooting competitions in mind, but one practical enough for casual hunting and plinking as well. The 50th anniversary 10/22 is now available for purchase, and shooters of all ages are sure to find this new Ruger rifle design a blast to shoot.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 10/22 with all the great Ruger products available at Webyshops today.

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Trijicon’s ACOG 4×32 LED Gets New Green And Red Reticule Alternatives

The ingenious Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) line just got even richer with new red and green reticule designs for ACOG 4×32 LED models. The fixed power ACOG line is already widely popular with shooters of every variety, but now the popular 4×32 LED series comes with optional .223 Horseshoe, Chevron, or Crosshair style red and green illuminated reticules.

The ACOG sight is an advanced combination of a fixed power rifle scope and a close quarters reflex sight, and they allow for both-eyes-open aiming vital whenever split second shots are a must. ACOG sights are also designed with harsh abuse in mind, and every model sports waterproof / fog proof resistance and a rugged combat-tested housing. Previously the ACOG 4×32 LED only offered a BDC (bullet drop compensator) reticule, and these new reticule designs promise more flexibility for a greater range of shooters interested in ACOG advantages.

Take a look at a wide variety of versatile Trijicon ACOG models right now at Webyshops.com.

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Bushnell Introduces New RUBICON Lanterns

Bushnell has announced their new and affordable RUBICON Lanterns just in time for the beginning of camping season. The RUBICON series comes in two distinct models designed to illuminate your surroundings with a variety of lighting options and clever features.

Heading the RUBICON class is the A350L designed to be the central point of light for your campsite. The A350L has a run time of 30 hours on its highest setting, but it comes with seven different light settings so you can tailor the lantern to your distinct needs. Each A350L lantern also sports a red LED option for unobtrusive illumination, and the bottom base offers an integrated spotlight with twist on-off function if/when the situation calls for additional lighting.

If you’re looking for a more compact version of the RUBICON, the A200L is the lantern is more your style. The A200L has a run time of five hours on its highest setting, and it sports an integrated carabineer and innovative flip-out legs so you can place the lantern wherever it best suits you. The A200L also features red LED and a smaller down light perfect for reading or tent illumination.

Camping season is just around the corner, make sure you’re prepared with all the camping gear you need at Webyshops today.

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Sig Sauer Announces Elite Performance Ammunition

SIG-Ammo-Web-New-CutawayLegendary firearm manufacturer Sig Sauer recently unveiled their new Elite Performance Ammunition line in five introductory calibers. Sig Sauer is already regarded as one of the world’s elite firearm designers, and their new line of centerfire ammunition aims to further solidify their already sterling reputation.

Sig Sauer Elite Ammunition is designed as a personal defense round, and each bullet sports a Sig V-Crown jacketed hollow point for uniform expansion no matter what distance you shoot. In addition to their reliable hollow point design, each bullet is housed in their signature coated Techni-Crom brass cases built with smooth chambering and extraction in mind.

It’s no secret Sig Sauer has created reliable ammunition that you can count on round after round. Right now this new ammunition is available in .380 Auto, 9mm Luger, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, and .45 Auto, but we expect other caliber sizes to follow down the line.

Take a look at all the great Sig Sauer products currently available at Webyshops.com, and check back soon to be the first to try out Sig Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition direct from Webyshops.

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Streamlight Announces Innovative Clipmate USB

StreamlightLogoPennsylvania based Streamlight, Inc. recently unveiled a new version of their popular Clipmate series with an innovative new feature not typically found in other pocket sized lights. The Clipmate USB takes a new approach to rechargeable flashlights with an integrated USB cord that serves as the primary method of charging. This integrated USB cord prevents any tedious search for an outlet when you’re away from home, and there is no extra hardware to keep track of like cords or charging bases. The new Clipmate series will make on the go charging a snap via your laptop, USB compatible lantern, or even a USB car charger, and the device fully recharges in 2.5 hours. What if there is no USB around? No sweat, the Clipmate also comes with a traditional AC charger if you need a backup plan.

True to it’s name, the Clipmate USB features a unbreakable pocket clip that attaches to your shirt, pack, or other adjacent surfaces, and since the device only weighs 1.9oz, you’ll hardly notice it is there. Similar to Streamlight’s popular Stylus Pro Reach series, the Clipmate also sports an adjustable polyethylene-coated extension cable so you can direct light to where you need it the most without needing to move the base. The Clipmate USB offers both white and red LED settings, and the device can run on high power white LED for 3.5 hours or high power red LED for 16 hours.

The Clipmate USB is sure to be a favorite with law enforcement and security personnel, but we see the device best used around the campsite or on the job as a excellent alternative to a headlamp. Check out all the great Streamlight products right now at Webyshops.com.

Utah DWR Offers Hunters $10,000 Contracts for Coyotes

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The growing number of coyotes in Utah and the threat they present to mule deer led to the creation of the state’s Predator Control Program in 2012. By the time wildlife officials ended the program’s first year last June, more than $380,000 was paid out to 1,055 participating hunters and trappers. What many may not know, however, is that the state also awarded 13 contracts to high-performing hunters for work between December 2013 and June 2014.

According to the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Division of Wildlife (DWR) began forming the contracts last November. To be eligible, hunters had to have turned in at least 25 coyotes through the Predator Control Program. This narrowed the pool of potential hunters to just 60. According to a report released by the DWR, more than 7,100 coyotes were taken as a result of the program, but most hunters only turned in one animal.

“The program is very successful in terms of participation,” DWR mammals coordinator John Shivik told KSL.com’s Grant Olsen.

Shivik explained that the contracts work by matching up experienced hunters and trappers with areas where fawn-to-doe ratios are low. The contracts require about 200 hours of work and may reach up to $10,000. The 13 contracts in effect now will end in June, and the DWR is considering agreeing to a similar number later this year after evaluating the program.

“This is a new program, however, that hasn’t been tried at this scale before,” Shivik said. “That is why it is so important for us to collect data on deer populations and coyote removal. In a few years, we will have enough data to be able to make a good assessment of the effectiveness of the program for helping deer herds.”

The Predator Control Program is funded by the Mule Deer Protection Act. Although coyotes can be dangerous to other animals, wildlife officials are primarily concerned about the effect the predators have on mule deer fawns. The combination of harsh winters, scarce food, and pressure from coyotes can strain deer herds to their limit, and biologists hope that the program will lead to a resurgence in the mule deer population.

“If the weather is mild and the habitat is good, then removing predators could increase the number of fawns that survive. More fawns could help to stimulate an increase in mule deer numbers,” the DWR states on its website.

Other factors make it hard to gauge whether the Predator Control Program is having an effect on deer numbers, such as available forage and the severity of weather. Animal rights groups were quick to criticize the program, while some biologists say that coyote culls have historically done little to reduce their population.

DWR officials hope otherwise, although it may be a few years until the department has enough data to make a conclusive analysis. Coyotes can produce up to six pups a year and can be difficult to hunt. Currently, the Predator Control Program reimburses hunters and trappers $50 for every confirmed coyote taken.

Source: Outdoor Hub: http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/utah-dwr-offers-hunters-10000-contracts-coyotes/

Photo: Justin Johnsen via Wikimedia Commons

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