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A hitch lock keeps your valuable trailer secure if you have to leave it unattended.

A hitch lock keeps your valuable trailer secure if you have to leave it unattended. (Andrew Hunt/Unsplash/)

Don’t be that guy walking out of WalMart to an empty space behind your truck where your bass boat used to be. For under $25 you can buy peace of mind and for a few bucks more get a variety of locks the manufacturers say are 100% theft-proof. With the investment you’ve made in your trailer, plus whatever you’re carrying on it, it just makes sense to secure it. Given the low cost, ease of installation and adaptability of the various lock models, it borders on the foolish to leave your trailer unlocked.

1: Towing hitch locks are inexpensive insurance.

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One style of <a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Universal-Couplers-Trailer/dp/B01MYCT0LG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=7KTF1CYDZ0ZAXXN5WXGM&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=fsmag-20&amp;linkId=295cd55fc271756b1c58a0b5666b8c54&amp;language=en_US” rel=”nofollow” title=”towing hitch lock”>towing hitch lock</a> attaches to trailer couplers, preventing their use. This model fits most coupler sizes. (Master Lock/)

For under $25 you can secure your valuable trailer, either when parked and stored on its own or connected to your tow vehicle. Most of these models prevent the coupler from being used.

2: Towing hitch locks are easy to use.

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Towing <a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-2866DAT-Receivers-Trailer/dp/B0009V1WS4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=7KTF1CYDZ0ZAXXN5WXGM&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=fsmag-20&amp;linkId=63f6448c8ccd8d66879af69771c985fc&amp;language=en_US” rel=”nofollow” title=”hitch locks”>hitch locks</a> that secure the tow hitch receiver to the vehicle should be weather and corrosion-resistant. This popular model offers locking pins that fit Class 1 & 2 and 3&4 hitches respectively, and features both convenience as well as a weather-resistant lock cover. (Master Lock/)

Customer reviews mostly confirm that manufacturers’ claims about ease of installation and use are accurate. Depending on the hitch model you’ll want to make sure its sized properly for your needs. If used in salty or rough conditions it helps to use some simple preventive maintenance (regular use of WD-40, for example).

3: Towing hitch locks are available for most applications.

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Though more expensive, <a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077NSF7FH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?psc=1&amp;pd_rd_i=B077NSF7FH&amp;pd_rd_w=jmthH&amp;pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&amp;pd_rd_wg=nw7wc&amp;pf_rd_r=AVRFS4BQMTW0B1S4VEAJ&amp;pd_rd_r=24ded48a-2b77-4954-a083-e4c645894bfb&amp;spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUURPQ1lDUVBLWUszJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTMzODcwRjVRSUZJTlgzUU05JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3NjU1MTgxMFBENjZKUlY2Vzk5JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=fsmag-20&amp;linkId=27fd7dfabdaa123fdeb13729e91d1501&amp;language=en_US” rel=”nofollow” title=”this lock”>this lock</a> fits a 2 inch ball and is virtually bomb-proof. (AMPLOCK/)

Some locks are designed to secure the receiver hitch to the vehicle, and some secure the trailer coupler to the ball, preventing its use in towing the trailer away. In addition, a security-conscious owner might also opt for a wheel boot similar to what police agencies use to prevent a vehicle from moving. There are a variety of designs and configurations to meet standard Class I-V towing hitches and vehicle styles.

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“Adapt”

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Strategies in duck hunting are ever changing. Ducks are switching up their routines, patterns, and feeding tendencies. Blame it on the weather, farming practices, or pressure, there’s not denying a difference in ducks behavior as the years progress. In order to be successful hunting ducks, we have to “adapt” with them.

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Strategies in duck hunting are ever changing. Ducks are switching up their routines, patterns, and feeding tendencies. Blame it on the weather, farming practices, or pressure, there’s not denying a difference in ducks behavior as the years progress. In order to be successful hunting ducks, we have to “adapt” with them.

Sandhill Crane Hunting

Snow Goose Hunting

Fowled Reality, “Adapt”

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Why Passing This 180-Inch Deer Was the Right Thing to Do

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Don Higgins passes a giant buck he named Smokey in 2016. You might think he’s insane, but not so fast.

It’s common knowledge in the deer hunting world: if you want to kill absolutely giant bucks, you’ll have to pass great bucks. And, as you’ve seen in another article of ours, Don Higgins recently tagged a buck he called Smokey during the 2017 Illinois archery season. Not just any buck, but the buck of a lifetime.

Many people don’t know the history Don has with this 200-plus Illinois giant. He passed this buck many times in 2016, and Smokey was no slouch. This deer was probably a 180-inch deer then, but Don knew the potential it had with another year of development.

Along with knowing its potential, Don had this buck dialed in. He knew its personality, its favorite bedding area and its favorite place to feed. Therefore, he was extremely confident he would be able to get another crack at him the next year.

Here’s a video of one of the hunts when Higgins passed Smokey. Would I be able to do it? Absolutely not at this point in my hunting career! But do I think he’s an idiot like most hunters screamed? Absolutely not! I admire the man for his discipline, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the woods. And if a hunter has the abilities to let a deer walk like that, more power to him.

Here is the video, check this out!

Passing Smokey

Posted by Don Higgins / Higgins Outdoors on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As you can see, this is an incredible buck for any bowhunter. When Don posted this video on his social media pages, it was followed with mixed opinions. Some praised him and many said he was a fool because the deer was at full potential.

Don Higgins

But Don was able to silence the haters this year when he harvested Smokey just like he thought he would. A whopping 207 inches of Illinois bone later, Don had harvested his second 200-inch Illinois whitetail.

Well done, Don. I just can’t get over this video and also what Smokey turned into this hunting season.

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Don Higgins passes a giant buck he named Smokey in 2016. You might think he’s insane, but not so fast.

It’s common knowledge in the deer hunting world: if you want to kill absolutely giant bucks, you’ll have to pass great bucks. And, as you’ve seen in another article of ours, Don Higgins recently tagged a buck he called Smokey during the 2017 Illinois archery season. Not just any buck, but the buck of a lifetime.

Many people don’t know the history Don has with this 200-plus Illinois giant. He passed this buck many times in 2016, and Smokey was no slouch. This deer was probably a 180-inch deer then, but Don knew the potential it had with another year of development.

Along with knowing its potential, Don had this buck dialed in. He knew its personality, its favorite bedding area and its favorite place to feed. Therefore, he was extremely confident he would be able to get another crack at him the next year.

Here’s a video of one of the hunts when Higgins passed Smokey. Would I be able to do it? Absolutely not at this point in my hunting career! But do I think he’s an idiot like most hunters screamed? Absolutely not! I admire the man for his discipline, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the woods. And if a hunter has the abilities to let a deer walk like that, more power to him.

Here is the video, check this out!

Passing Smokey

Posted by Don Higgins / Higgins Outdoors on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As you can see, this is an incredible buck for any bowhunter. When Don posted this video on his social media pages, it was followed with mixed opinions. Some praised him and many said he was a fool because the deer was at full potential.

Don Higgins

But Don was able to silence the haters this year when he harvested Smokey just like he thought he would. A whopping 207 inches of Illinois bone later, Don had harvested his second 200-inch Illinois whitetail.

Well done, Don. I just can’t get over this video and also what Smokey turned into this hunting season.

NEXT: IS IT OK TO SHOOT A DOE WITH FAWNS?

WATCH

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Ruger Announces New Custom Shop 10/22 Rifle with Skeletonized Green Mountain Laminate Stock

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a new 10/22® Competition Rifle to the Ruger® Custom Shop line of firearms. This new variation boasts a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel. The 16-1/8″ stainless steel bull barrel features black Cerakote® accents and is fluted to reduce […]

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a new 10/22® Competition Rifle to the Ruger® Custom Shop line of firearms. This new variation boasts a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel. The 16-1/8″ stainless steel bull barrel features black Cerakote® accents and is fluted to reduce […]

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