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It’s More than a Trophy

The hunt brings us closer to who and what we are. We who hunt are in touch with our true nature. Those who have yet to experience the hunt, but have the deep desire, and the courage to accept the challenge, now have the path to the very nature of man, open to them. Life is fleeting. Man was meant to hunt. Our existence today is clear evidence of the importance of hunting. Some say it isn’t necessary for survival anymore; it is to others. Some say it is barbaric and inhuman; they know not, how to survive. They know not, their very own nature. To deny one’s nature is to deny one’s existence. Hunting is what humans did, since the dawn of mankind itself, to survive and thrive.

Hunters know, instinctively, how important wildlife management is. They know that managing the herd is important for maintaining the health of any species. No one knows better how to manage other species than hunters. The hunter’s soul is pure; the hunter’s abilities are sound, and the hunter’s skills are honed.

Hunting is called a “sport”, but it is much more than that. The term sport is for those who are unaware of the “spirit” of hunting. No matter what the terminology attached to hunting is, it remains unspoiled. “That which we call a rose, by any other word…” as the saying goes. There are no words to adequately describe what hunting truly is. It’s an ethereal quintessence that can only be experienced.

Embrace your heart of hearts. Let go of the misconceptions about hunting. You are now ready to take that step, and again, if you’ve never taken that step before, or you have many years of experience, the reality of the hunt is always the same. This time, however, the odds have been increased. The mighty Axis deer is a breed apart and will test your resolve as a hunter. Should you choose to focus your sights on the axis, you had better be in tune with all of your skills. Should your skills be less than par, or perhaps you are new at hunting altogether, honing your skills at an axis deer trophy hunting ranch will elevate your hunting prowess. There, you will be guided and instructed by seasoned professionals who can impart their knowledge and wisdom to all who seek it.

Getting back to nature, as they say, is important. This digital day and age is slowly eroding our relationship with the great outdoors. Hunting is not only good for the soul, it is healthy all together for mind, body and spirit. We all work very hard, and the importance of setting aside everyday life and getting outside for a while is crystal clear these days. Perhaps choosing a professionally guided hunt, instead of a tropical getaway, will sooth your soul to a greater degree. There is nothing wrong with a tropical getaway, however, there is nothing like the thrill of the hunt.

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Essential Snowboarding Gear for Beginners

The snow is falling, and the slopes are glistening which means one very important thing- snowboarding season has begun. Professional and experienced boarders are getting their gear out, prepped, and ready for the season. Amateurs and first-timers are just now thinking about the many adventures to come. In order to look the part, feel prepared, and gain excellent experience riding the slopes boarders need to get the right clothing, gear, and accessories.

Snowboarding Clothing

In order to perform the best in the mountains, hills, cross-terrain, and parks it is essential to have warm and waterproof apparel. Average clothing just does not provide the same level of protection needed to face deep snow and cold winds. At the same time, bulky and heavy coats will weigh boarders down rather than aiding them to glide smoothing. Here’s the list of must-have clothes that will provide the best protection along with plenty of style options for self-expression.

  • Insulated jackets
  • Snow pants
  • Parka
  • Long underwear top and bottoms
  • Impact shorts
  • Thick socks


What’s a snowboarder without his board? There are three types of snowboards that correlate with the type of intended riding. Each board is a different shape to aid the boarder on different terrain. Alpine boards are made for mountain use. Freeride boards are the Freestyle boards are flexible and are considered a more versatile option are more for park use to do tricks because they are sturdier. If possible, rent out a board to try to make sure the shape and make are a good fit before committing to a purchase. For those in a hurry to buy and try it is best to get help from an experienced salesman.

After getting the board next comes the boots and bindings. These should be comfortable. People will enjoy snowboarding better when they feel comfortable and are blister-free. Expert sizing can help ensure a proper fit and correct installation onto the snowboard.


The clothes and gear are all set to go and the last few items to check off are accessories. Things like 509 goggles provide excellent protection from bright light reflected off of the white snowy hills. Warm hats, gloves, and neckerchiefs are must-haves. A portable boarding tool will help make adjustments easier on-the-go. Finally, be sure to have some board wax to treat the board before use for smoother sliding action.

There is nothing like the thrill of gliding down a snowy mountain, throwing tricks with ease. A new snowboarder has countless opportunities to learn a new sport and perfect their skill. It is essential to have the correct gear for protection and the best freedom of movement. Warm and water-wicking clothing is the base then comes board selection that should be based on intended usage. Lastly, accessories complete the ensemble and anticipate the needs boarders experience. Turn this winter season into the first of many exciting and memorable years spent snowboarding.…