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Vortex HD Binoculars & Spotting Scope

Vortex ® drops an optics hammer with their all-new Viper HD Binoculars
Viper ® HD Binoculars: If seeing is believing, you’re about to believe. The all new Viper HD binoculars are an optical
masterpiece, giving hunters, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a premium option without the premium price tag.

The HD optical system delivers stunning resolution, color fidelity and edge-to-edge clarity. Lenses fully-multicoated with
XR™ antireflective coatings provide critical low light performance – turning waning light into game-spotting
opportunity. A super-wide field of view promotes fast subject acquisition and more efficient glassing.
Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek® – an ultrahard, scratch-resistant fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the
corrosive salts of fingerprints.
The smooth center-focus wheel dials in your image for sharp viewing. Soft and comfortable twist-up eyecups are perfect for
extended glassing and provide customized eye-relief for the viewer.
A short-hinge design and rubber armoring with perfectly-placed thumb detents makes the new Viper HD’s a dream to hold,
protects against impacts and ensures solid purchase – no matter the weather conditions. 100-percent waterproof, fogproof
(purged with Argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction.
From a physical size and weight perspective, they are one of the lightest, most compact, full-size binos on the market – a
noteworthy attribute when gear consideration can be measured in grams.
Includes GlassPak™ chest harness – keeping your binos at the ready while providing comfortable, protected, strain-free,
all-day carry.
And like all Vortex products, the all-new Viper HD Binoculars are covered by Vortex’s legendary, lifetime, unconditional,
no-fault, transferable, VIP Warranty.
Available:
8X42 (MSRP $639.99)
10X42 (MSRP $649.99)
10X50 (MSRP $729.99)
12X50 (MSRP $739.99)

Viper ® HD Spotting Scopes: A high-end spotter, without the high-end price tag, the new-for-2018 Viper HD

spotting Scope Series stands poised to dominate as a best-in-class-optic. Packed with features and incredible
optical performance, hunters and shooters are sure to appreciate, these spotters bring far off subjects in for a
closer look – and do so with impressive clarity, resolution and color fidelity.
The HD optical system coupled with lenses fully multi-coated with XR coatings, delivers stunning image
quality and low light performance. Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek – an ultra-hard, scratch-resistant
fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the corrosive salts of fingerprints.
The ultrasmooth, fluid, and sleek helical-style focus, dials in your image for ultrasharp viewing, as well as keeps
the spotter’s profile trim for ultimate packability. A utilitarian feature, the large surface area of the helical focus
is easy to find and operate – even when wearing gloves. The twist up eyecup on the included eyepiece ensures
customized eye-relief for the viewer.
Adjustable collar allows the spotter to rotate for comfortable, versatile, multiangle viewing. Rubber armoring
protects the spotter from impacts and delivers unfaltering in-the-filed durability.100-percent waterproof,
fogproof (purged with argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction.
And like all Vortex products, the all-new Viper HD Spotting Scopes are covered by Vortex’s legendary,
lifetime, unconditional, no-fault, transferable, VIP Warranty.
Available:
20-60×85 Angled (MSRP $1099.99)
15-45×65 Angled (MSRP $849.99)
20-60×85 Straight (MSRP $1099.99)
15-45×65 Straight (MSRP $849.99)
About Vortex Optics: American, family, and veteran-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces and
distributes a complete line of premium binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, tripods and related accessories. Dedicated to exceptional quality, value and unrivaled customer service, Vortex backs its products with its unconditional, transferable, lifetime VIP-warranty. Built
on more than 20 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex is rapidly emerging as a leading brand in the optics market.

Vortex – The Force of Optics | www.vortexoptics.com

Day Lake & Tachick Lakes Estates

Day Lake & Tachick Lakes Estates
DAY LAKE – Video Tour Available
465 gorgeous acres, located on the northwest shore of Day Lake, approximately 24 miles northwest of Burns Lake, British Columbia. This spectacular acreage is one of only two privately owned properties on Day Lake. It has roughly 7,720 ft. of lake frontage and two well sheltered bays. A perfect spot for a home or recreational cabin.
You could own your own private fishing retreat in an amazingly beautiful piece of British Columbia!
Price: $599,000 Canadian


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TACHICK LAKE ESTATES – Video Tour Available
Located 11 miles from Vanderhoof, British Columbia, a majority of these 3 prime waterfront acreages on Tachick Lake are cleared and in hay production. Located on a fisherman’s paradise in the middle of some of the best farming and ranch country in BC.

Lot A: 1,701 ft. frontage: $358,200 (Canadian)
An excellent place for your farm or ranch in this fisherman’s paradise! View your 1,701 ft of lake frontage on pristine Tachick Lake from the ideal home site perched on the bluffs above the lake. A small portion of this property is cleared in regenerating hay production or cleared and ready for your planting.
Lot B: 1,924 ft. frontage: $538,200 (Canadian)
Tachick Lake Estates Lot B
Prime lakefront property! Your 1,924 ft of lakefront grants you full access to the rainbow trout heaven known as Tachick Lake. Power is located to the old homestead on this acreage. A mixture of treed and cultivated property gives you a wide range of options here.
Lot C: 1,776 ft. frontage: $682,200 (Canadian)
Tachick Lake Estates Lot C
Perfect spot for your hobby farm! Most of this lakefront acreage, with 1,776 ft. of frontage, is cleared and in crop production. Build your dream home just a few hundred feet from Tachick Lake.
 
These lots are available separately, or all 3 properties can be purchased together for $1,300,000 (Canadian)

LOWRANCE HOOK2-7 TRIPLESHOT US/CAN NAV+Map Bundle

“Lowrance has paved the way in fish finding technology since the graph used paper. They now have 3 levels of the best finders on the Market. The introduction Hook2 series, the mid ranges Elite2 and the top of the line HDS series.”
Mark Akerill- Englund Marine Fish Report host and staff Fishing Expert.


Lowrance Hook2 7 Fishfinder/Chartplotter combines the benefits of CHIRP Sonar and DownScan Imaging™ technology with the detailed mapping of it’s Navionics+ chip to give you a clear and complete view of your underwater environment and the perfect directions to get there.
The TripleShot model is equipped with DownScan Imaging, wide angle, High CHIRP sonar and SideScan sonar to provide multiple underwater views to find fish and fish-holding structures.
All Hook2-7 models feature high resolution 7" SolarMAX, smartphone-style screen with sunlight-viewable brightness, one-touch access to key functions and a high-sensitivity GPS antenna.
Exclusive Autotuning sonar actively adjusts sonar settings as fishing conditions change. Equipped with a microSD card slot that allows for storage of 100 routes and up to 3,000 waypoints and provides expansion capabilities. The transducer can be
mounted in a variety of ways: transom, in-hull, trolling-motor and scupper mount. Other features include sonar alarm, TrackBack and temperature readings.
The Navionics+ chip (included with Bundler versions only) provides highly detailed marine and lake charts with one-foot high definition bathymetry contour mapping, navigational data and local content. Navionics+features 21,000 lakes, with more added with community edits. Advance features are included for the first year and include SonarChart Live, Advanced Map Option and Plotter Sync.
Overall size: 9.30″W x 6.46″H x 3.3″D
Display: 7" SolarMAX screen, Color TFT
Resolution: 800 x 480
Power supply: 10-17 VDC
High CHIRP, Wide Angle 200kHz, and 455/800kHz sonar modes
Sonar frequency:
Broadband: 200 kHz/High CHIRP
DownScan/SideScan: 455/800 kHz
Sonar max power:
Broadband: 200W RMS
DownScan/SideScan: 500 W RMS
Sonar max depth:
Broadband: 500'
DownScan/SideScan: 300'
Sonar alarms: Shallow, deep, arrival, depth
GPS type: Internal high-sensitivity WAAS + EGNOS + MSAS
Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
For more information: www.englundmarine.com

The Carriage House

Meet the Business Owners – George and Cheryl Smith

George, retired high school math teacher, and Cheryl, artist and businesswoman, are the proud owners of the Carriage House which shares the beautifully landscaped grounds of the historic Keeling property.

The Smiths have lived in Lake County for almost 50 years, enjoying the natural beauty of Clear Lake and the surrounding areas, the friendly people, and relaxed life style — most days are like being on vacation. Living in the 100+ year-old Keeling home on the estate property, next door to the Carriage House, they handle all aspects of our cottage rental and take pride in trying to think of everything that will make their guests’ stay a memorable one.
The Carriage House
Lakeport, California
707 263-0995


Clam Gulch Alaska Fishing Lodge and Bed and Breakfast

Clam Gulch Alaska Fishing Lodge and Bed and Breakfast, your Alaskan home base for outdoor adventures and indoor hospitality. Set on the stunningly rustic terrain of the Kenai Peninsula, Clam Gulch Lodge offers guests world class Alaska fishing, breathtaking views of Mt. Redoubt, Iliamna, and Spurr while feasting upon full-service breakfasts of salmon hash, reindeer sausage, pancakes, coffee, and more. Located only minutes away from the Kenai River famous for salmon fishing, halibut fishing, clamming, and hiking, Clam Gulch Lodge and B&B is also a cozy sanctuary for those guests whom prefer to read on our large deck, play a game or horseshoes, or bask in Alaska’s midnight sun.

Need advice on where to fish for Alaska salmon, halibut, and rainbow trout? Dig for razor clams? Search for beach stones? Just ask one of our friendly staff members. Then drink your third cup of coffee, tea or juice, and let us do the morning dishes!

Hospitality Alaskan Bed and Breakfast style: home cooking, and a friendly atmosphere are not the only attributes of Clam Gulch Lodge that draw guests to come back year after year. This Alaskan bed and breakfast options suit a variety of individuals, groups, and tastes. Whether you are traveling alone or in a troop of twenty of people, you may choose from the following spacious and comfortable rooms:

Pink Room: King sized bed
Sockeye Room: King sized bed
Coho Room: King sized bed, plus a twin bed
Chum Room: Full sized bed, plus two twin beds
King Room: Queen sized bed, full size bed, plus two twin beds

Also, the newly remodeled Eagle’s Nest Cabin offers guests the ability to experience the beautiful Alaskan scenery that the original homesteaders in the area enjoyed. The cabin is nestled into the woods near the bluff and sleeps up to six people. It has the all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable—a fully furnished kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom, and a covered deck with bar-b-que grill.

clammingAfter a day of fishing on the Kenai River, clamming or beach combing, return to the Clam Gulch Lodge BnB to discuss the day’s adventures with other guests from around the world. Warmed by the flames of our stone fire pit, guests share their Alaskan adventure stories of the ocean, river, and mountainside with other travelers whom may have chosen to remain closer to the comfort of our Alaskan Vacation Lodge and snap photographs of eagles, moose, and ravens.

Wild flowers, wild berries, moose sightings, ocean air, and beautiful vistas of the Alaskan wilderness are part of what makes our job so easy: We love the stunning bluff on which we live and we love sharing it with travelers who enjoy fresh Alaskan fare; great Alaska fishing; and sunsets that city dwellers still see in their dreams.