Most great campfire debates will never be settled, but for now, the case is closed on an old favorite: Which breed makes the best hunting dog ? The (registered) numbers don’t lie, and earlier this year the American Kennel Club named the Labrador retriever the most popular purebred in the country—for the 26th year running. Now, those numbers don’t specify the best sporting dog, but they are a good indicator.
Although not exactly known for his prowess as an outdoorsman, Patrick F. McManus is the genius behind some of the best yarns ever to appear in the pages—specifically the back page—of Outdoor Life. These 17 quotes were pulled from Last Laugh, his regular column in the 1980s, ’90s, and ’00s. As good as a McManus story is from the first word to the last, the questionable advice, nuggets of wisdom, and pithy one-liners pulled from them still shine even when taken out of context.
Some hunting manufacturers are finally catching up with their customer base and starting to deliver quality gear for women. Some are moving past the longstanding pink-it-and-shrink-it strategy, while others are skipping that faux pas altogether to introduce their first-ever offerings for female customers. Here's a roundup of all that's hot from SHOT.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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