The night before opening day is too late to learn that you’re missing tent poles or the moths ate holes in your sleeping bags. And opening day is too late to learn you've picked a game unit with more hunters than game. Best do a test-run.
Toward the beginning of the 2021 turkey season, ALPS OutdoorZ unveiled its Dash Panel Blind. Designed as a hybrid between a traditionally-portable panel blind, and a full-concealment pop-up, the three-sided Dash Panel Blind is based around a hub system, which allows for quick and easy setup on a large scale. Here at American Hunter, we were given the opportunity to test one of these useful pieces of kit all season long.
A lifetime in the backcountry of the Last Frontier has provided the author with some front-row views to what it takes to stand your ground against a bear that may or may not be bent on harm.