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The Advantages of Scouting & Tracking Prior to Hunting

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Successful hunters know that the more preparation and studying that go into hunting, the better and easier hunting will be for that season. Scouting and tracking are some of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming season, which is why hunting outfitters are some of the best and most prepared hunters out there. If hunters scout and track every year and keep records of their findings, they’ll be able to pick up on patterns of activities, routes, eating habits and other trends.

Scouting and tracking prior to hunting provide many great benefits for hunters. Whether it’s getting a feel for the land, the animals, the way animals interact and use the land, or all the above, scouting and tracking gives hunters a sense of preparation and understanding of what they need to do for the upcoming deer season.

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Watch That Edge – Safe toproping skills

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We all know that lead-climbing can be dangerous. But when you’re toproping and walking around on a nice flat cliff top, it’s easy to forget the hazards and scramble around unroped. I have known two guides and one recreationalist who slipped over the edge this way — only one lived.

Toproping should not be risky. With the right gear, you can stay clipped in the entire time you’re near the edge. Here is a quick method of building equalized cliff-top anchors that will keep you from taking the plunge.

WHAT YOU NEED A long (up to 80 feet) single length of 9mm to 10mm static cord or webbing for building an equalized two-point anchor; two locking carabiners for the toprope anchor point; and a separate 30- to 40-foot length of cord to keep yourself safe near the edge. Plus gear for constructing the anchors, if needed.

Sports in the Great Outdoors

The true sports enthusiast loves any sport that involves the great outdoors. There is something about being out in nature that is just good for the soul. Whether you love hiking in the mountains, surrounded by trees, or spending a day on a beautifully manicured golf course, you can find all your outdoor athletic apparel needs at accapi-nexus.com. accapi-nexus.com is a one stop shop for all outdoor sports apparel from golf shorts to winter coats. We carry anything you may need to perform at your best for outdoor sports including:

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Naha River National Recreation Trail

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Fishing and Hiking on Revillagigedo Island

Originating at Orton Lake in the interior of Revillagigedo Island, the Naha River flows through a chain of small lakes — finally reaching its full size at the outlet of Heckman Lake. This popular river system can be reached from downtown Ketchikan by float plane (15 minutes), car and boat (60 minutes), or solely by boat (90 minutes).

Winding along the water’s edge for 5.4 miles, the Naha River National Recreation Trail provides access to some of the best stream fishing in the Ketchikan area. Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout are present year-round, and several species of salmon are in the river from July through September. Spring and fall steelhead provide the fishing for which the Naha is especially famous.

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Hiking – Ketchikan Trails

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701 Shelokum Lake Trail
2.2 miles from Bailey Bay to Lake Shelokum Shelter. Access to Bailey Bay Hot Springs-one of the most scenic areas you will ever experience! The trail is challenging. A landslide has buried the trail in one place. Expect to scramble over rocks on a steep sidehill in this area. Mooring buoy located at trailhead.

719 Long Lake Trail
1.3 miles from Behm Narrows to Long Lake shelter. Access to trout fishing and scenery. Trail is in fair condition.

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Prince of Wales Island Trails

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Thorne Bay Ranger District (north)
Craig Ranger District (south)

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717 Kegan Lake Trail
12 mile from saltwater at head of Kegan Cove in Moira Sound to Kegan Lake. Easy hike along Kegan Creek. Featured in fishing magazines the Kegan Lake area is internationally acclaimed for steelhead, sockeye. and coho runs. The lake has a native rainbow population and excellent fishing.

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Craig Ranger District

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717 Kegan Lake Trail
12 mile from saltwater at head of Kegan Cove in Moira Sound to Kegan Lake. Easy hike along Kegan Creek. Featured in fishing magazines the Kegan Lake area is internationally acclaimed for steelhead, sockeye. and coho runs. The lake has a native rainbow population and excellent fishing.