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Bird Dog Training Fundamentals

Bird Dog Training Fundamentals

Do you have a pup prime to be a future gun dog? Here are ten tips from Chad Belding (The Fowl Life TV) and Brad Arington (Mossy Pond Retrievers) to get it there.

90 Days to a Better Western Hunt

90 Days to a Better Western Hunt

Congratulations, you’re heading out west and adventure awaits you. If getting into shape has not been high on the priority list for you, GREAT NEWS, it's not too late.

Get Ready for Shooting Competition Season

Get Ready for Shooting Competition Season

Whether winning means climbing the podium or just having a great time, competition season is a sure way to get your blood pumping. If you want to make sure you’re ready when you hear “shooter ready?” we’ve got the tips, tricks, and advice to get in shooting shape this season.

How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

How to prepare for your first competitive shooting match

December 12, 2020 started for me with having to use my brand-new snow blower for the first time since moving up to Wisconsin from North Carolina, a state where the mere threat of snow shut down life as we knew it. That morning, Vortex Edge™ was set to host its first ever USPSA match and after I spent an hour or so blowing snow off my driveway, I made my way in.

Make your rifle fit you – It’s important

Make your rifle fit you – It’s important

Rifle fit is paramount for accuracy and a positive shooting experience. The less you force and think about during the shooting process, the better you focus on the fundamentals of marksmanship, executing the most accurate shot possible. Refining fit variables to make your firearm an extension of your body, not something you have to fight, will make you a better shooter.

Should Your Next Turkey Gun be a .410 Bore?

Should Your Next Turkey Gun be a .410 Bore?

The .410 bore shotgun has come a long way in recent years. Advancements in shotshells transformed it from a squirrel and rabbit killer to a strut-stopping turkey gun out to 40 yards.

Everyday Ready Concealed Carry Considerations

Everyday Ready Concealed Carry Considerations

Don’t think of EDC as weapon’s-only: Carrying the means—and cultivating the skills—to treat wounds in the field can be just as important.

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the all-new Vortex Edge™

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the all-new Vortex Edge™

We’re proud to announce the opening of Vortex Edge, our state-of-the-art firearms training facility!
February 15, 2021
Late Season Squirrel, and How to Cook Them

Late Season Squirrel, and How to Cook Them

January and February are considered late season for squirrel, and it is arguably the best time to chase them. With the trees bare of leaves squirrels are a little easier to spot up in the canopy allowing anyone with a .22 or shotgun an opportunity to pull the trigger. There are two primary ways to target squirrel: With dogs and still hunting.

January 29, 2021
How to glass like the pros

How to glass like the pros

From eastern timber to western mountain peaks, midwestern swamps to southern desert foothills, we’re lucky to live in a country where big game roams wild. But no matter where you hunt, before you can fill your tags, you’ve got to find your quarry first.