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Practice makes perfect. The more you repeat the actions, the more naturally they will come to you when the pressure is on.

3 Simple Drills for a Successful Archery Season

Archery season is approaching soon… 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 …

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Anchor Light (360 degree light) for Kayaks

Personalize Your Pelican Catch 100 With Full Electronics

AJ and I each have a Pelican Catch 100 kayak. They’re great, lightweight, basic kayaks to toss in the bed of the truck when you’re running out for a few hours of fishing. We’ve had all kinds of success taking them out on creeks, lakes, and other small waterways. But, …

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Female hunters can be as silent as nature.

6 Simple Tricks for a Successfully Silent Hunt

My first hunt was with AJ back when we were first getting interested in the sport. She had done a little hunting as a kid, but nothing particularly frequent or often. I had scouted the woods as a kid, learned a bit about locating animals, but never hunted for anything. …

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There are 5 Core Traits New Hunters can Develop to ensure successful Deer Hunts.

5 Core Traits for New Hunters Succeeding at Deer Hunts

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 …

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Hunting isn't always by land. With a bit of ingenuity and preparation, a boat can make more hunting opportunities open to you.

You Can Make Any Boat Be A Hunting Boat

There have been several people, lately that I have heard commenting about how they have to hike miles into the territory to find suitable game. They’ve been discouraged by the physical demands, especially in areas that don’t allow horse or ATV access. This tends to be a common theme on …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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