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2017 | The year N review

Join us in the 2017 Year N Review as we take a look back at some of our most memorable hunting and fishing moments of 2017.

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(The Year ‘N’ Review – 2017 video transcript)

Join us as we celebrate some of the outdoor moments from 2017. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

A look back at 2017 in the outdoors

2017 has been a great year. Of course, it’s always special to spend time outdoors when you can catch some fish, experience the blessings of a harvest, and enjoy the fun and great memories that the outdoors has to offer.

This year was special in many ways. One of our co-founder sons, Michael Wells, took his first ever whitetail. We’ve got to share the outdoor experience with our friends and family. And you shared some of your special moments with us as well.

We’ve made memories to last a lifetime and we gained some new friends along the way. From all of us here at N1 Outdoors, we want to say thank you to our families, our friends, and of you our customers, for supporting us as we continue to build a brand that celebrates moments spent outdoors with friends and family.

We’ve got some new designs and products to share with you soon, so be sure to stay in touch. As we start a new year we’re thankful for the moments gone by and we’re looking forward to the ones to come.

We hope you’ve had a great year and we hope you have a great week, and remember, “where the moments happen, we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.

deer standing in windy field

Deer hunting tip | How to hunt the wind

So, what’s the big deal with deer hunting and all this “upwind” and “downwind” talk?

Every year hunters make mistakes by not paying attention to wind direction. You can have all the deer in the world on your property, but if you don’t pay attention to wind direction, you will be severely limiting your chances of harvesting a whitetail. Learn how to hunt the wind and give yourself the best chance for hunting success while in the field.

How to hunt the wind (keep it in your face)

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In the graphic above the yellow indicates wind direction. If deer are typically in the location indicated in this graphic, a hunter would want to approach the stand location from the “downwind” side of the deer, so they would not be alerted by the hunter’s scent.

Check out the video below and learn how to play the wind to your advantage for better whitetail deer hunting success!

(Wind Direction video transcript)

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Find out what deer hunting and playing the lottery have in common. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

Suppose I knew the five winging numbers to the lottery and all you had to do was guess the order they go into to win. How many of you would refuse that information and instead, decide to guess the numbers yourself and the order they go in?

Hopefully none of you, but that’s exactly what many deer hunters do every season by not paying attention to the wind.

Wind direction is critical in deer hunting

All the scouting and trail can picture is in the world won’t make up for poor planning when it comes to wind direction. For you bow hunters out there, it’s even more critical. Always be aware of which way the wind is blowing, not only in regards to stand location, but also in relation to the entry and exit routes to and from your stand or hunting location.

Stay downwind of the deer in all situations. For those of you not familiar with the terms “upwind” and “downwind,” an easy way to remember, is to be sure the wind is in your face when approaching and hunting your favorite trail or location.

Paying careful attention to wind direction certainly won’t help you win the lottery, but when combined with effective scouting, planning and accuracy, it will increase your chances of seeing and taking more deer.

We hope you have a great week and remember… “where the moments happen, we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.

Buck Scoring Contest

Think you’ve got the skills to score a big South Georgia buck? Check out this buck scoring contest!

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(Buck Scoring video transcript)

Think you’ve got the skills to score a big buck from a photo? Well today you’ll get your chance… and there’s a prize on the line. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

Buck scoring contest

Today on the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute, we get the chance to take a look at a great whitetail buck taken by West Wells of Hawkinsville, Georgia. This buck was taken by rifle in Pulaski County on November 21st, 2015. You can submit your best guess on the score of this buck in the comments below. The person with the closest gross score before deductions, will win the N1 Outdoors Hide ‘N Seek Buck tshirt.

Good luck to all of you and thank you again to Wes for allowing us to  share his buck with the N1 Outdoors community.

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