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Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks Releases New Adjustable Comb Options

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Boyds has recently released an adjustable comb feature for many of their popular hardwood replacement gunstock designs. This new feature enables you to adjust the cheek piece of your stock to provide a better fit to your body. It also provides a more proper alignment between your eye and the firearm’s sights, which improves the accuracy of your shot. An adjustable comb is now available for Boyds Classic, Prairie Hunter, Platinum, Heritage, and Pro Varmint designs.

Boyds new adjustable comb allows approximately ½" of vertical adjustment. Shooters can easily adjust the comb height with a 5/32" allen wrench (included) by loosening the locking screws at the top of the comb and moving it to their desired height. To provide rust and corrosion resistance, the assembly uses two stainless steel sleeves, two stainless steel adjustment rods, and an aluminum base.

The new adjustable comb option from Boyds is the product of consumer demand. Boyds utilizes the product request form on their website as a guide for constantly adding new products and options to their product line. By focusing on the input received from customers, Boyds is able to provide the greatest selection of the most relevant gunstocks and options to meet the dynamic demands of the market.

Boyds is the leading manufacturer of high-quality hardwood gunstocks in the world. An American, family-owned business located in Mitchell, S.D., Boyds builds well over 100,000 different makes and models of gunstocks priced under $100.


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Edwin Eldridge Wild West Collection – Estate Auction

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We’re honored to conduct the estate auction for the family of Edwin Eldridge. Edwin was the 1959 World Quick Draw Champion, Buffalo Bill & Wild West Legend, Gunsmith, Collector and Famous Educator and Showman

Firearms, Wild West Collection, Knives, Gun Smithing, Cowbow Western Collection, Primitives, Furniture, Machines, Ammunition, Gun Related Supplies & Equipment, Holsters

Two Day Auction

Saturday & Sunday August 29th and 30th
6205 N 89th Circle
Omaha, NE 68134

This auction will feature over 200 rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers and hand guns, excess of 200,000 rounds of ammo in all imaginable calibers, quick draw holsters, leather goods, gun smithing supplies and equipment, knives, leather sewing machines, cap guns, a huge colt revolver and gun parts collection, cabinets, safes, cases, ropes, lassos, hats, boots and anything else related to the Wild West and the hobby of firearms and collecting.

Date Subject to Change – Website Will Be Updated Daily Until the Auction

We will never have a complete listing of everything offered as there is too much to inventory, make plans to see this once in a lifetime auction in person.

All items will be stored off site until the week of the auction – no early viewing other than by photos.


PHOTOS: http://www.theauctionmill.com/auction/262635/the-edwin-eldridge-wild-west-collection-an-estate-auction/
ONLINE BIDDGIN: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=97900

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Allen's Missouri River Fishing and Hunting Lodge - Hillside Motel

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Allen's Missouri River Guide Service is the Premier Guide Service in the upper Midwest. Our motto is action is the attraction. It is not uncommon to catch 60 to 100 plus fish per day. Our area produces limits from ice out (Usually in March) to ice on (Usually in November to December). Our guides will take the time to make sure you have a trip of a lifetime. We guide over 600 groups in the course of a season. We have 7 full time guides on staff, with 5 more other 3/4 time guides. It is full service, all you need is license, warm clothes, and food and beverage. We will take nice pictures and send one home in a frame for you, you can have a complimentary beverage or 2 while we clean and freeze your fish. Our area is not surrounded by houses and lodges. We are fishing in the outdoors on primitive waters of the Missouri River. We also have premier pheasant hunting. Guiding on over 5000 acres of prime pheasant land. Also a trip to remember.

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Helping Hand Dock Rail

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Use A Dock? Limited Mobility? Knee's don't work like they used to? Have trouble getting in and out of your boat due to swaying and rocking? You do not need to let that stop you from being on the water any longer thanks to the Helping Hand Doc Rail!

The Helping Hand Dock Rail is built just for this purpose, to help people with limited mobility and/or disabilities get to and from their boat safely. Built from Aluminum, this product is very lightweight for easy installation and transport at only 4 lbs. while extremely sturdy and reliable. Set up and removal, whether for the day or for a wee, is a breeze with quick release clamps that allow it to be removed in a matter of seconds! Adjustable rods make the Helping Hand Dock Rail able to be attached to almost any dock, anywhere, anytime!

Call For Pricing:

Small Town Products, LLC
Lynn Carl
Montezuma, IA

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Iowa Outdoor Expo For Kids and Familiies

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September 26th & 27th, 2015 - FREE!
Saturday: 9am - 6pm & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Des Moines Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park
4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa's outdoors. With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitors are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.
Hands-on activities include, but are not limited to:

-Fishing- Reel Fishing, Bow Fishing, Casting games, Fish ID tank, Fish Printing, Fish Cleaning & Cooking
-Water Sports- Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, Life Jacket Safety, Knot Tying
-Kid's Corner- Fossil & Treasure Dig, Live Animals, Minnow Races, Build a Bird Feeder, Fish Cleaning
-Camping- Tent Demonstrations, Dutch Oven and Game Cooking
-Buck-skinners Encampment- Traditional encampment, Blacksmith Shop, Tomahawk Range, Atl Atl
-Archery- Beginners Foam Range, Traditional Range (9 and over), 3D Range, Aerial Range, Tree Stand Safety
-Shooting Sports- Trap Shooting (height requirement), Sling Shot, BB Gun Range, Air Gun Range
-Wildlife & Hunting- Fur harvesting and Trapping in Iowa, Waterfowl Hunting, Turn In Poachers (TIP), Wild Game Care/Food Safety, Turkey Hunting
-Conservation- Urban Garden Program, Polk County Soil & Water Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Sierra Club, Urban Pollinator Program, Iowa DNR "My Eco Story" Trailer, Outdoor Health
-Raptor Release- SOAR (release times available at the Registration Tent)
-Live Game Field Dressing and Game care program- Milo Locker

The Iowa Outdoor Expo would not happen without the generous support from our partners and sponsors and the dedication of over two hundred volunteers.

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Solar Power Arrives in Iowa!

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An Iowa born and raised renewable energy firm is challenging the status quo by making it their mission to bring affordable and reliable solar power to every business, farm, and home. Iowa Wind and Solar was founded in 2008 with one goal: Make saving money with solar simple. They have accomplished this goal through a turn-key solution that simplifies the planning, financing, and installation process. To make the installation of solar even simpler, Iowa Wind and Solar offers zero money down financing that saves businesses, farms, and homeowners money from the first day the solar array is installed. Plus, with federal, state, and local incentives that combine for a savings of up to 80%, there has never been a better time for businesses, farms, and homeowners to start saving money on their electric bill. Tyler Anderson, the President and Founder of Iowa Wind and Solar, recently shared his vision with the press, "Imagine a world where, instead of paying the electric utility and taxes, you could instead save that money and invest it in an asset that YOU own. An asset that will produce free power for decades to come, and won't cost you a dime more than you're already spending today. I don't know about you, but I like that world."Businesses, farms, and homeowners are encouraged to find out how much they can save on their electric bill by visiting: www.iowawindandsolar.com/save.

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Southern Crossbows

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Southern Crossbow™, a Texas-based tactical crossbow manufacturer quickly climbing the archery ranks, is pleased to announce its fastest and most powerful addition to the line, the Risen XLT™ 385. Built for unparalleled agility and precision accuracy, this crossbow delivers 385 fps speed for a quick and stealthy kill every time. Its rock-solid split limb design and swift, quiet cams shoots 350gr and above crossbow bolts effortlessly.

The Risen XLT’s tactical design features a picatinny rail on the bottom and weaver rail on top, allowing shooters to apply a variety of accessories and night vision devices, making it the ideal weapon to track down prey day or night. The bow also features an anti-dry fire mechanism to prevent damage to the crossbow limbs. If the shooter forgets to place an arrow on the flight deck, the bow will not fire.

The Risen XLT 385 includes: a 4x32 crossbow scope, a foot stirrup, four field tip arrows, a quick detach quiver, string wax and safety glasses—everything needed for the ultimate crossbow experience.


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MISSOULA, MT - March 23, 2015 - Available today on both the Google Play Store and App Store, HUNT by onXmaps offers a Hunting App that turns your phone or tablet into a GPS device. This functionality allows hunters to always know their location relative to land ownership, geographical features, and much more! The onX HUNT App comes loaded with map features every hunter needs while out in the field such as Hunting Areas, Roads and Trails, Private and Public Land Ownership and Property Boundaries, and Points of Interest is just the start. The maps update yearly and it happens automatically on any mobile phone or tablet. Available for all 50 states, check it out today!
Unlike other Hunting Apps, the onX HUNT App allows the users to completely customize their maps. No matter what hunting or scouting style they have, they can customize the HUNT App to fit their needs. There is also no need to worry about losing valuable map data when out of cellular or data coverage. Simply save (cache) the HUNT Map Layers and Basemaps up to two mobile device(s) before going out in the field. Making any mobile phone or tablet act just like a GPS!
www.HuntingGPSmaps.com |

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Nebraska Youth Hunts

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I wanted to share this with all who would like to take their youngsters on a Big Game hunt for Deer or Turkey. The cost is nominal for the youth at just $5.00 (hunter education required).

An adult must accompany the youth and have a valid hunting permit. (unless the youth meets a certain age). Adult permits can be purchased as a 2 day general hunt permit for $56.00 or a annual hunt permit for $85.00.

Check with the Nebraska Games and Parks on all rules before you head out

Either way, when one considers prices I consider this to be a bargain to allow a youth to hunt in another state.

Check out http://www.fivedollaryouth.org/ or http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/ for more information.

Nebraska has more then 200,000 public acres acres to hunt, so land access for deer or turkey is not an issue.

Larry "The Duckmaster" Sills

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Antler Shed Hunting With Your Dog

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Antler Shed Hunting With Your Dog
By Chris Wise

We are little over a month away from one of Iowa's greatest hunting seasons. Yes it's antler shed hunting! Outside of trail cameras, which many hunters don't leave up year around, there's no better or earlier way to get an idea of the caliber of bucks that made it through the previous season. In this way I think it's actually important and strategic to go hunt for sheds.

I remember the first sheds I ever found. I was on my ATV checking fences and honestly hoping to see a coyote dumb enough to stand still for a few seconds. I had just come out the woods into a secluded field in the northern most section of my property and I look over to see a very nice matched set of antlers laying not 10 feet from each other. I couldn't believe my luck. After thanking the very generous deer for having lost his rack in such a convenient manner I proceeded to the nearest Casey's store to purchase a lottery ticket.

Despite being a fun treasure hunt of sorts, I should point out that there's some money to be had for the resourceful shed hunter. At the time of this writing the lowest bid I could find on EBay for a matched set of sheds was $150.00! Depending on the size, color, and overall look of your sheds, they could fetch upwards of $1300.00! Easily more for a very unique set. This is no joke. Companies and individuals that design rustic furniture are some of the first to bid on deer antlers. Knife makers too. There is a very real and active market for this.

The thing I'm most interested in when it comes to this hobby is training my dog to find antlers for me. Dogs clearly cover ground faster than humans do. Take advantage of your hound's sensitive nose to discover more sheds than you ever have! Tom Dokkin of Oakridge Kennels in Northfield, MN. is at the forefront of this sport. Tom has given talks and demonstrations at some of the nations largest sportsman conventions and continues to offer shed dog training out of his home facility. Tom says, “Anyone can do this. This isn’t just for guys. Women and children are involved as well and it’s a great family activity."

I was privileged to be able to speak with Mr. Dokkin recently and ask him a few questions about the sport of shed hunting with man’s best friend. Here’s what he had to say.

Me: Tom, what type or personality of dog is best for shed hunting?
Tom: Retrievers do this for a living, but honestly any dog that seems interested can be great. People think training a dog to find antlers is a daunting task, but it’s just not that difficult. If you are starting from scratch and are just purchasing a dog, then I recommend a retrieving breed.

Me: What are some basic shed dog training tips or techniques?
Tom: You need a dog that has some basic obedience training. This is foundational. You must have control over your dog. The dog needs to have a strong desire to search and retrieve. You could start by getting an antler and playing fetch.
A lot of people already own a trained bird dog and it can be used to find sheds too. Just remember to give the antler a name (command) that is very different from your bird dog commands. For example you could say, “Find the bone."

Me: What is the fastest way to ruin a dog’s interest in finding antlers?
Tom: To do it too much. Don’t overwork the dog. Keep it upbeat and fun. It’s very important to quit at the point where the dog seems to be enjoying it the most. This way, every time you train the dog, it will be eager to please and interested.

Me: What are the costs involved in training a dog to find antlers?
Tom: Around $30.00. All you need are an antler, some training scent, and a DVD or book to show you how. The equipment is inexpensive.

Me: Where can folks go to find more information about you and shed hunting with dogs?
Tom: The best place is probably my website www.sheddogtrainer.com. You can find products, services, tips, events, the blog, and a link to our Facebook page there.

Tom is featured in a book by Jerry Thoms.(Training your dog to hunt for shed deer antlers) Here are some tips that I found useful:
• Use a foam rubber antler or a real one with the tips rounded to start with. If your puppy gets hurt by the real thing, it could negatively impact your dog's desire for antler bones.
• Simply play fetch with the antler. Toss the bone a short distance within eyesight so it’s simple for your dog to find.
• Hide the antler under a blanket, pillow, or around a corner. Make the dog have to search a little bit.
• Transitioning to outdoors - again toss the antler a short distance, then a long distance. Then begin hiding it under bushes but still in sight. Randomly vary the hide locations.
• Wash your training antler or use a scent remover, and wear rubber gloves. You don’t want your dog always finding the antler based on the scent of your hands.
• Always take some sheds of your own when you go out to train your dog in the field. This way the dog always succeeds and will remain interested in the activity. Tie some bright colored ribbon around the antler so you can find it again.

Obviously there is a bit more to this than simply playing fetch with an antler, so I would encourage you to visit Tom’s website and consider ordering a dvd or book. The training book is an easy read and very informative. Tom outlines a common sense step-by-step approach to get your dog retrieving antlers in no time. A good number of interesting videos can be found on YouTube as well. Search for Tom Dokken or shed dog training.

I have only just begun training my dog Disco to find and retrieve antlers, but I’m hopeful she stays interested. She loves it so far. I keep her antler on the mantle of my fireplace and most days she can be found sitting below, staring longingly at it - Kind of like I do when I go to the bow or gun shop.

Like many of you I enjoy the outdoors, and I enjoy them more when my dog is with me. What better way to keep your dog sharp and active off-season than to train it to hunt for sheds? You are going to be out in the woods anyway, it’s what you do. More than that it’s who you are. Now get out there and enjoy!

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