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Hunters in the heartland and on the East Coast feel both inspired and left behind by a burgeoning Western influence in American hunting media

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A GearJunkie writer set out to better understand what this means. Flat-billed hats, pursuing big game with a bow (only) on public land (only): These are just a few social-media stereotypes of Westie hunting bro culture. Casey’s coffee-sipping, Pop-Tart popping, treestand-sitting on private land (only): the perceptions of the truck-hunting Midworseterner, an Instagram rant I’ve read far too many times. But are these stereotypes realities? Certainly, there are still plenty of men and women — young and old — trekking the mountains and plains out West with a rifle over their shoulder, in worn leather boots and blue jeans. They’re...

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