The Reverse F - D Brand.


The branding iron is arguably one of the most important and iconic ranching tools passed down from the American West and the days of open-range grazing.

An ancient practice that predates the Americas by more than a few hundred years, livestock branding is as important today as it was to the ancie ...

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Top 3 Boots of 2011


For an outdoor television producer this time of year is always difficult.With exhibitions and conventions for the Wild Sheep Foundation, SHOT Show, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Safari Club International it’s more like trade show season than anything else.  With duck season winding down and arc ...

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3 States. 2 Weeks. 1 Boot.


The last few weeks have been crazy. I’ve traveled to Wyoming for elk, Nebraska for ducks and Arkansas for speckled bellies. A lot of early mornings and late nights in the field culminated in some fantastic outdoor television content that should make its way into your home starting sometime in July o ...

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It's Duck Season!


If you’re an avid waterfowler then you know this year’s waterfowl forecast has already been touted as the best in a decade. Everyone from state wildlife agencies to Ducks Unlimited is optimistic about the upcoming hunting season.

I know when the September/October issue of DU Magazine appeared in ...

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September Dove Hunt


It’s a ritual handed down, passed on, and played out across the country every September – it’s the Opening Day of Dove Season! For most it’s a tune-up, traditionally the beginning of the fall hunting season, an annual affair filled with family tradition. And it doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80 most ...

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Chippewa has teamed up with Mike Garner, a lifelong sportsman and television personality with a love for everything outdoors, to bring you Mike's journey across the United States in his Chippewa boots.

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