Author: North American Outdoorsman Staff

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NAO is the window into the outside environment for readers pursuing their passions in hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing/kayaking, rock climbing, and all pursuits in the outdoors on the North American continent. We will present stories, tips and techniques to be a better outdoorsman, and be completely at home in the outdoor environment for a day, week, or a lifetime.

What to do as the season warms and your apparel needs to lighten When the spring sun starts to warm the fields and forests, turkey hunters know it’s time to gear up for the season. Here in upstate New York, the turkey season starts May 1 with chilly mornings, often below freezing temperatures, and then warms as the sun rises.  Later in the month, the temperatures moderate significantly and the need to adjust your apparel is evident. For those of us who pursue the challenge of turkey hunting for the entire month of May, usually in warming weather, having the…

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Fishing is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing activities you can do. It’s a great way to spend time with nature while improving your patience and skills. If you’re new to fishing, don’t worry! This guide will walk you through everything you need to know before you throw your first line in the water and start fishing for big ones. Why Start Fishing? There’s so much more to fishing than meets the eye. It’s a great way to relax, spend quality time with family and friends, and even feed yourself. Fishing also teaches you patience, adaptability, and how to…

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Among your friends, neighbors and community members, you may discover a child who has a life-threatening illness or who is dealing with a disability that hinders their daily lifestyle. Those challenges can make it difficult and sometimes impossible for those kids to pursue the same activities their friends enjoy. Their interests may be hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors. These children may have a “wish” to participate in an outdoor adventure but may also have no idea that this dream could become a reality. Wouldn’t it be great if an organization could make wishes come…

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Did you know that the Outdoor Industry generated over $563 Billion in revenue, or over 2.2% of United States GDP in 2022?  The industry is significant as a contributor to jobs and the overall economy, and vitally important to the mental and physical well-being of US Citizens. Spending time outdoors in nature is essential for general health offering a multifaceted remedy to modern stressors. The natural environment has been shown to significantly reduces stress, enhance mood, and foster a unique sense of peace and well-being. By engaging in physical activities outside, individuals not only improve their physical health but also…

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A detailed breakdown of the best tick repellents for you. One significant concern that often arises for every outdoorsman, and woman, is the risk of tick bites. Ticks are not only a nuisance but can also be carriers of serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and others. With the growing awareness of these health risks, finding effective tick repellents that are considered safe for use has become a priority for hikers, campers, gardeners, hunters, fly fishermen, and anyone who loves spending time in nature. This article aims to guide you through the best tick repellents available…

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Introduction Students spend a lot of time in classrooms and library’s reading rooms. When they graduate, they have 9 to 5 jobs in offices and other enclosed spaces. That’s why outdoor activities are needful and healthy. Whether you want to go camping in the forest, hiking in the mountains, or just spend time in nature, you need to develop survival skills. These skills could enhance your experience and even save your life. Why are Surviving Skills So Important? First of all, you need to adjust the right mindset. What does it mean? Well, you need to realize that you are…

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Jace Cowell had been hunting for over fifty years, but every time he got into the woods this year he seemed to encounter something new. Here is his story of a bucket list black bear hunt in his own words.  It’s part of what I love about hunting and the outdoors. Though I have grown to anticipate new and exciting experiences with every hunt, I had no idea what was in store for me this particular day. During a routine hunt near the end of deer season, I had one of the richest learning experiences of my life. This brief…

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The United States is home to diverse and fascinating walking trails, offering a glimpse into the nation’s past. From the peaks with buffalo views that echo Native American heritage to the historic trenches of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, these trails provide a rich journey through history.  Whether you’re drawn to the remnants of the East-to-West migration, the stories of native conflicts, or adventures across historic lands, we’ve selected the top 10 most captivating historical trails across the US for you to explore. Before Embarking on a Historic Trail A simple lighter or a knife can make all the difference…

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In the world of firearms, the precision and reliability of a trigger can significantly impact the performance and satisfaction of the shooter. The Rise Armament Rave 140, part of the company’s renowned trigger lineup, is a product that has garnered attention in the firearms community for its quality, affordability, and performance. This review aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the Rise Armament Rave 140, exploring its design, installation process, performance, and overall value in the market. Design and Build Quality The Rise Armament Rave 140 is a single-stage trigger, a design choice that appeals to a wide range of…

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Our recent Hunt/Process/Cook hunt in southeastern Ohio would turn out to be a memorable deer hunting expedition.  Since we were going to be at camp for 6 days with limited refrigeration and /or freezer capabilities, it was critical to have the right gear.  Each day we broke down our deer with the intention of cooking some and packing away most of it for the trip home.  We learned to value the features of the Mammoth Coolers Ranger 125. With its remarkable construction, immense size, and superior performance, this cooler proved itself to be an indispensable companion. We’ll take a deep…

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