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Most likely there are lots of critters that also reside and enjoy the benefits of your property—some welcome and some not. Learn about the animals in your region, how to get rid of unwanted animals at the cabins, and how to peacefully live in harmony with your furry neighbors.

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The Right Place to Put a Bird Feeder
The perfect place to put a bird feeder isn't as easy to figure out as you might think.
Our Favorite Fire-Making Tools
Our Favorite Fire-Making Tools
Not everyone can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Here are some of the best tools to help ignite the spark.
How To Start a Fire Without Matches
How To Start a Fire Without Matches
Even the most experienced outdoors enthusiasts may find themselves stranded from time to time with no means to start a fire. Th...
Why Sitka, Alaska is the Perfect Place to Build a Seaside Cabin
Why Sitka, Alaska is the Perfect Place to Build a Seaside Cabin
Read on to find out why Sitka, Alaska is the perfect place to build your rugged, seaside cabin along its stunning shoreline.
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The Top 9 U.S. National Park Hikes
From the rolling hills of Virginia all the way to the tallest mountains in Washington, here are some of the most remarkable U.S...
QUIZ: Test Your Wildlife Knowledge
QUIZ: Test Your Wildlife Knowledge
How well can you identify the animals that live at your cabin? Find out with this wildlife quiz.
How to Identify a Barn Owl at the Cabin
How to Identify a Barn Owl at the Cabin
Learn about the most common owl in the world—the barn owl.
How to Save Roses from Deer
How to Save Roses from Deer
Attach deer fencing to posts to keep deer from eating rosebuds before they bloom.
The Alaskan Yurt Built for Dog Mushing
The Alaskan Yurt Built for Dog Mushing
An Alaskan couple wanted a low-budget retreat, and decided a yurt was the perfect fit.
The Wildlife National Museum and Aquairum: A Gift for All Of Us
The Wildlife National Museum and Aquairum: A Gift for All Of Us
A tribute to outdoor living, this the Wildlife National Museum is a gift to nature and animal lovers everywhere.
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Lake & Land Associations Have Your Back
These local groups are the best, on-the-ground conservation organizations in the country, and they also tend to be the center o...
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Tips & Tricks for Fall Fishing
Expert fall fishing tips for catching your freshwater favorites at the cabin.
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The Foolproof Four: Edible Wild Mushrooms
Edible wild mushrooms in cabin country.
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How to Coexist with Bats
How to coexist with bats - these important & helpful creatures.
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Trapping Wild Animals at the Cabin
How can you know when trapping wild animals is the right decision?
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Mother Nature’s Bait Shop
Gathering live bait with kids can be as much fun as catching fish.
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Keeping Deer at Bay
Although no plant is immune to the mouth of a really hungry deer, look to the mint or onion family if you want to plant perenni...
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Wildlife Watching
Enjoying the world around us while keeping its well-being in mind.