Gear Up for Summer: Hunting, Fishing & Sight Solutions

Posted by Dan Carlson on Jul 23rd 2020

Gear Up for Summer: Hunting, Fishing & Sight Solutions

Leftover Arizona hunting tags go on sale July 20
Tags are available for deer, turkey and youth-only javelina. Get the details HERE.

Nebraska governor urges people to get outdoors
Gov. Pete Ricketts urges people to get outdoors and explore nature as corona virus cases subside in Nebraska. Read his comments HERE.

Trail camera tips
Avid whitetail hunters are already scouting and hanging trail cameras in preparation for fall hunting seasons. Find some suggestions about trail camera placement HERE. And see Nexgen Outfitters’ selection of trail cameras HERE.

Nebraska offers free webinars to learn about animals
Learn about the science behind common sights in nature through a free virtual webinar series hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission this summer. See the topics and dates HERE.

Minnesota seeks art for fish and wildlife stamps
Here’s a chance to show off your artistic talents. See the details HERE and apply to be in the contest HERE.

Using firearms to defend against bear attacks
The bear population is the U.S. is growing and more people are encountering them during outdoor adventures. Most bear encounters end peacefully, but the few that don’t can be nightmarish. A firearm can be a lifesaver during a bear attack, but only if you know how to use it. Learn what does and doesn’t work when defending yourself from a bear attack with a gun HERE.

Solutions when open sights get hard to see
Our eyes change as we age. For many, open sights on firearms become more difficult to see when we get older. For others, challenges arise due to eye dominance. This article explains some of the more common eyesight problems shooters encounter, along with suggestions for dealing with them. Read it HERE.

SHOT Show 2021 update
It’s the biggest event for business related to firearms and the outdoor industry, but Covid-19 has people wondering how it will be done.The Outdoor Wire’s Jim Shepherd went to the people putting it on for answers. Read them HERE.

Try river tubing to beat the heat
Floating along down a river on an inner tube or similar flotation device can be a great way to cool down on hot summer days. See everything you need to know to have a great time on the river with family or friends HERE.