Outdoor Sports

SOLD: Savage Arms Brand Sells for $170 Million


OutdoorHubSOLD: Savage Arms Brand Sells for $170 Million News broke Monday afternoon that Minnesota-based Vista Outdoor, Inc. sold the Savage Arms and Stevens firearms brands to a “financial buyer” for a total purchase price of $170 million. The announcement was shared by the company in a press release. Selling the Savage brand is part of Vista Outdoor’s previously announced transformation plan, ...

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Why Fishing Rods Break

The author applies maximum pressure at the top of his lifting arc; lifting higher can entail too much risk to the rod for too little gain. (Dave Lewis/) Our panga wallowed in a hefty Pacific swell just a few hundred yards off a rocky peninsula while the skipper used the engine to hold us in a position both safe and ...

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California’s Salmon Season is Going Gangbusters

Not far off the coast of central and northern California, big Chinook salmon are swarming. (Courtesy GGSA/) California’s salmon season is off to a roaring start, from all reports. One veteran charter skipper, John Atkinson with New Ray Ann Sport Fishing out of Sausalito, describes the fishing as “phenomenal,” citing an average thus far (about a third of the way ...

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An Expedition to Find Papua New Guinea’s River Snapper


One of the hardest fish to land? Given its habitat and strength, yes, say enthusiasts of Niugini black bass. Even smaller ones like this that struck a bright Halco Poltergeist deep diver are a challenge to bring to the boat. (Doug Olander / Sport Fishing/) An Ultimate Bucket-List Inshore Fish While many saltwater anglers have never heard of Papua New ...

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Review: Obsession FXL Compound Bow + Video


OutdoorHubReview: Obsession FXL Compound Bow + Video I’ve been shooting the Obsession FXL for the past couple of months as part of the 2019 Hunting Bow Project for our sister site ArcheryTalk.com. This bow has a generous axle-to-axle length of 34.5 inches, brace height of 6.5 inches, and IBO rated speed of 350 feet per second. Drawing the bow back ...

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Invasive Iguanas Are Wreaking Havoc in Florida


OutdoorHubInvasive Iguanas Are Wreaking Havoc in Florida Hurricanes, pythons and rising sea levels all pose a threat to the Sunshine State, but Florida’s latest headache comes in the form of a large green reptile – and no, not an alligator. According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the green iguana population has exploded in the state recently, so ...

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There’s a New Frangible Load in Town, and Wow Does it Work – On Summer Produce!


OutdoorHubThere’s a New Frangible Load in Town, and Wow Does it Work – On Summer Produce! Telos is a new brand of frangible ammunition line from G2 Research, the same company that gave us radical-expansion R.I.P. defensive ammo. I’m a big fan of frangible ammunition for civilian defensive use, so I was happily excited when G2 Research approved a highly ...

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Video: Russian Man Kicks Bear, Gets Served Instant Dose of Karma


OutdoorHubVideo: Russian Man Kicks Bear, Gets Served Instant Dose of Karma In this video, a Russian man gets served an instant dose of karma after pestering a young bear in the woods, and literally pushing his luck too far. The bone chilling moment, which reportedly happened in Kamchatka, (East Russia) was captured in a short video which went viral online ...

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The Truth About Reel Bearings


How many bearings a reel uses may be less important than what they’re made of and how they’re used. (Jon Whittle / Sport Fishing/) When they’re considering purchasing a reel, anglers can’t help but notice how many bearings it offers. But the truth is that reels with lots of bearings aren’t necessarily better. The quality of the bearings, and the ...

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Boat Review: Stamas 33T Aventura

Boasting sleek lines and an integrated hardtop, the 33T Aventura represents new design thinking from Stamas Yacht. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/) The 33T Aventura heralds a new era in design for Stamas Yacht, the oldest family-owned ­boatbuilder in the United States. The Tarpon Springs, Florida-based company was founded in 1938, and in recent years, its Aegean express series and ...

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What to Look for in a Boat Trailer

Boat trailers with aluminum frames are lighter than those with steel frames and offer greater corrosion resistance. (Bill Doster/) Thank goodness for boat trailers. Without them, many anglers might not own boats. Marinas would fill to capacity, and prospective boat owners would be out of luck. That, of course, is not the case. An estimated 11 million boats ride to and ...

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Recipe: Roasted Striped Bass

The three components of this dish come together quickly when prepared in the right sequence. Start by building the vinaigrette, which can then be held warm until plating. Grill the asparagus next—nothing fancy, just grilled with salt and pepper until hot and slightly charred but still firm. Then move on to cooking the fish. Stack the three components— asparagus, mushrooms ...

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