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Learning to choose the right caliber can be daunting. Learn these 4 calibers to start your hunting adventures on the right foot.

4 Rifle Calibers Female Hunters Need to Know

AJ and I have our own favorites and preferences when it comes to firearms. We’ve experimented over the years with different calibers and a variety of manufacturers. Everything has a purpose and an ideal use. Choosing a firearm for your hunting adventures is no different. When we hunt rabbit or squirrel, we have our preferred …

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Learning to hunt will be significantly easier with these 5 steps preprogrammed into your hunting and scouting routine.

Successful Hunts in 5 Steps for New Hunters

Hunting for the first time can be frightening, intimidating, and overwhelming. My first time out, I was certain I would never learn the ins and outs of the hunting process. With persistence, I developed a set of rules for myself that makes my hunts more successful every time I venture out. These rules, these steps …

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Preparing for archery season can be as simple as 3 basic drills. Learn them today and have the best hunting season ever.

3 Simple Drills for a Successful Archery Season

Archery season is approaching quickly. Here in Texas, archery season opens October 3rd for White Tail, Mule Deer, and Pronghorn. These are incredible hunts to venture out on, but what do you need to do in preparation?  Probably the biggest issue is choosing your bow. AJ has her prized compound that she has tweaked and …

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Don't be intimidated by the prospect of hunting. With these 5 tactics, you're going to develop into a successful deer hunter.

5 Traits New Hunters Need Deer Hunting

Learning to hunt comes with a lot of firsts. You’ll learn tricks and oddities you never would have imagined had something to do with hunting. You’re also going to learn things that can be applied to other aspects of your life as well. The whole prospect of all that hunting entails can be intimidating. When …

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Using Dough baits, Fish attractants, and Bait scents can enhance your fishing experience exponentially!

Why Doughs and Fish Attractants Must be in Your Tackle bag

This is the fifth installment to a series of articles AJ and I are developing to give you an in-depth reference point to the lures, baits, and fishing techniques available for you as a beginner angler. From this broad overview, you’re going to be able to explore options for fishing rigs, techniques, and styles. Some …

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With all the brands, styles, colors, and types of soft plastics on today's market, you're sure to find something that works for almost any fishing adventure.

New Anglers can Learn Fishing with Soft Plastics

This is the forth installment to a series of articles AJ and I are developing to give you an in-depth reference point to the lures, baits, and fishing techniques available for you as a beginner angler. From this broad overview, you’re going to be able to explore options for fishing rigs, techniques, and styles. Some …

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Live Bait is a perfect introduction to fishing for any new angler

4 Must Know Setups for the New Angler’s Live Bait Fishing

The following is the second installment of a series of articles AJ and I are developing to give you an in-depth reference point to the lures, baits, and fishing techniques available to you as a beginner angler. From this broad overview, you’re going to be able to explore options for fishing rigs, techniques, and styles. …

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Seasoned chicken organs are a popular bait among catfishing enthusiasts.

Preparing New Anglers For Choosing The Right Bait: Live, Cut, Or Artificial

The following is the introduction to a series of articles AJ and I are developing to give you an in-depth reference point to the lures, baits, and fishing techniques available to you as a beginner angler. From this broad overview, you’re going to be able to explore options for fishing rigs, techniques, and styles. Some …

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Matching your fishing rod to your Target fish will ensure a smoother, more enjoyable fishing adventure.

A Full Breakdown on Matching Your Rod to Your Target Fish

As a reminder: Kat, AJ, and The Outdoors Quest are not sponsored or affiliated with any gear discussed in this article. We are presenting you with information gathered during our own experiences as it pertains to the individual choices we make. We will not receive compensation for anything you choose to purchase or use as …

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When you learn to spool your own fishing line you free yourself to a world of angling that knows no limits.

Spooling Your Own Reels: The Basics Every Woman Should Know

A popular choice, especially for new anglers, is to have a staff member at your local tackle shop spool your reel before you go fishing. Now, this is definitely convenient and (in some cases) can ensure that you are starting with a properly spooled, ready-to-fish reel. There are, however, 3 MAJOR issues with this method. One, …

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The 3 Waters Big Fish 120 Kayak went from Skeleton model to fully modified.

The 3 Waters Big Fish 120 Kayak | Skeleton to Modified

For clarity’s sake, this is not a sponsored article. We do not work with or for 3 Waters Kayaks and are not receiving any commission for this discussion. A few years ago, AJ and I decided to expand our kayaking adventures to include fishing. Rather than converting our sit-in tandem, we opted to get a …

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There are 10 things every new kayak angler should have when hitting the water to fish. Learn about those 10 items today.

The Ten Things Every New Kayak Angler Needs Every Outing

The beginner kayak angler has 10 things that she “must” have with her every time she ventures out on the water. As her experience level grows and her goals for the adventure become more focused, this list will change to one degree or another. Ultimately, though, these basics will always be with you. 1) PFD …

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AJ fishing from the Bass Raider 10e

A Female Perspective on the Pelican Bass Raider 10e

So, let’s start this off by stating the basics. One, I’ve owned better than 10 kayaks over the years, most of which were intended for fishing. Two, I’ve owned multiple watercraft ranging from eight feet (a beginner’s kayak) in length to over twenty feet (a classic bass boat). Three, there is nothing I enjoy more …

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Women of the Outdoors need a voice, need to be heard; and that place is here at the Outdoors Quest

The Benefits of Being an Outdoors Woman

The benefits of outdoors adventures are exponential, to say the least. As you explore and grow into your endeavors the more advantages you will discover. Many of you already know about some of these health benefits… Fresh air and natural plant life provide a calming and relaxing effect on the human psyche. The environment has …

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kayak fishing opens a world of opportunities to the avid angler.

Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Adventure

Fishing from a kayak is a very unique and exhilarating sport. Fishing opportunities are opened exponentially to these anglers who can access waterways obstructed from standard boat anglers and can bank fish areas not typically accessible to anglers on foot. This ability to go virtually anywhere, fish just about anything, and have all your necessary …

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Left-Handed fishing has always been treated as rare and has been discouraged

When Left is Right: Fishing Options When You’re Left-Handed

Left-handed fishing has been a point of contention, debate, and discord for centuries. Left-handedness, for that matter, has been grounds for ostracization from just about all aspects of civilized life. To date, people of the left-handed persona are still significantly limited in their options for tools, equipment, and everyday supplies. Left-handed anglers often find it …

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Learning where to expect and anticipate ticks will make for a safer adventure

Ticks, The Forgotten Enemy

Pretty much everyone who’s had some exposure to outdoors adventures knows the risk of running into those merciless creatures: Ticks. It’s most common to hear outdoors enthusiasts talking about these monsters when discussing hunting and hiking-type activities. What may surprise some is that these are prominent enemies of fishing adventures as well. What do you …

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Especially when hunting alone, safety precautions need to be taken

Safety First When on Your Outdoors Adventures

When is it safe to hunt? When is it safe to fish? When isn’t it safe to be out there fulfilling your quest? Even the most seasoned anglers and hunters forget some of the most basic rules of outdoors safety. Starting off on the right foot, however, can prevent you from becoming complacent and forgetful …

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Choosing the right Female Urination Device (FUD) is challenging and often intimidating, but it doesn't need to be

When a Woman’s Got’ta Go

*Before we get started, we would like to point out that The Outdoors Quest is not affiliated with any of the companies and/or Female Urination devices discussed in this article. We do not receive any commission or gratuity for purchases you might make from the links in this article.* AJ and I spend as much …

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The spinning reel is a very forgiving system for the new angler of any age

Know Your Fishing Gear, Know Your Fishing Reel

There are, literally, thousands of articles on the internet that brake down the schematics and technical details of fishing reels. This is not what I will be doing. Yes, I will give you technical information and discuss some of the intricacies of these very important tools. More specifically though, I will be discussing the real …

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A campfire dinner by the lake at the end of a valentines day can make the date all that much more memorable.

7 Valentines Dates for Fishing Couples

Valentines Day is a perfect time… …to enjoy being together by spending a perfect day on the water. Bank fishing, Lake fishing, Pond hopping, Ocean exploration…The sky’s the limit when you’ve got a companion that loves to fish as much as you. Now, I’m not talking about just your husband, boyfriend, significant other, etc. I’m …

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There are 6 fishing rod components we will discuss today

A Woman’s Guide to Picking the Right Fishing Rod

When you’re getting ready to buy your first fishing rod setup, the choices can seem overwhelming. By knowing your options and your needs, the process can become easier. In the fishing world, there are a lot of anglers that have a dedication to particular brands. That doesn’t mean they only use a specific brand of …

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Catfishing a little creek in the middle of the city

The Three Rules for Becoming a Successful Angler

Have you listened to the experienced anglers? They’ll often bemoan the difficulties of confrontations with game wardens. New fishermen, who chose to start fishing without actually learning to be a sportsman first, full on cry about how they had to deal with wardens “harassing” them while they were innocently fishing.
Wonder why the animosity? It can be summed up in one, simple, explanation.

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Just Do It

There’s a famous shoe company with the slogan, “just do it.” I have been frequently reading commentaries about how people feel they can’t do x, y, or z because so-and-so…This has been causing that slogan to keep reverberating in my mind. I can confidently say that this sentiment rings true for every aspect of each …

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