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Waiting in line at the grocery store with the slowest cashier in history is a different experience than waiting to see a deer walk into a field. Personally I much prefer the woods to Walmart. I say this because instead of going to Walmart to buy meat, my family goes to the woods to hunt, or to the bay to fish. Many of the dishes that commonly incorporate beef, instead have venison in my house. Also, almost any fish we eat has been caught in Mobile Bay or the Gulf of Mexico, just minutes from our home. Of course we still go to the store to buy other foods and meats, but we attain a considerable amount of our food ourselves. My family, predominately my father, hunts deer, turkey, dove, and occasionally animals such as rabbit or squirrel. There are multiple benefits to hunting or fishing for your food. One is cost. It takes less than $50 to process a deer, which could provide meat for over a year. Deer can be processed into multiple different forms, from ground meat to sausage, and even steaks from the back strap. We also have dehumidified our own deer meat to make jerky....
While nature can be breathtaking and relaxing, it can also infringe upon your recreation. To protect yourself from the elements and enhance your hunting experience, there are a few out-of-the-ordinary tools that belong in your gear pack. These items, while not seemingly obvious things to bring along on your next hunting excursion, will help you out in emergency situations and serve as valuable resources to keep you energized, alert and up for anything.   First Aid Kit Finding yourself injured without the means of treating your injury could be life-threatening. To help you stay safe, you can either build your own kit or buy a pre-made one. Be sure to include bandages, burn cream, aspirin and lotions. You also should include allergy-specific eye drops like these from Vision Direct to make sure blurry vision doesn’t impede your hunt. This is just a small measure to take to ensure your safety.   Synergy Hydration Lightvest Sometimes the days don’t seem long enough while you’re hunting, and you lose sunlight fast. Don’t get caught in the dark without a reliable light source. Headlamps work great for illuminating your path, but you can take it one step further with the 100-lumen CREE LED Lightvest....
When you think of hobbies, knitting, puzzle solving and collecting may come to mind. But try thinking outside the box—or better yet, think outside the house. Opt for an action-packed hobby like hunting, whitewater rafting, or climbing to pass the time. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time adventure seeker, these hobbies will satisfy your yearning for the outdoors.   Hunting Join more than 13 million hunters by picking up the sport of hunting as your next pastime. From outings in the desert to excursions in the deep woods, hunting offers plenty of unique opportunities to explore the outdoor world around you. There are plenty of reasons to hunt. It’s good for the environment by helping to control wildlife population, and American hunters contribute to the economy through the purchase of gear, goods, and travel costs. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that hunters contribute $200 million each year to support wildlife conservation across America. Hunting is also a sustainable way to attain natural foods that are totally unprocessed. Before you take to the mountains, be sure to complete a state-specific online hunter education course. You’ll learn the basics of hunting and firearm safety, all from the...

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