Battery Operated Lights: Flashlights, Headlights and Lanterns, Oh My.

September 15, 2020

As time marches forward into the fall, daylight time gets shorter.  This increases the need for a good light source early in the morning and into the evening for our outdoor pursuits.  It is certainly necessary when camping, and very handy when fishing. With so many options available for lights, let’s explore your options. This […]

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Kayaking Paddle: Why You Should Upgrade Your’s

August 25, 2020

Sales of kayaks and stand up paddle boards have been high despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it. This trend prompted Fox 13’s Charley’s World to feature Bill Jackson’s and how the store has been fairing. Customers have been buying kayaks and boards almost as fast as we can get them in. Read on […]

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Legalities Regarding Metal Detecting

August 10, 2020

Recently Hurricane Isaias passed by the east coast of Florida. Some customers came into our store with an interest in doing some metal detecting after the storm passed.  The currents, caused by any storm, churn up the seabed. Lost treasure is sometimes uncovered and washed up onto the shore, ready for discovery. So they stock […]

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5 Archery Tips For the Upcoming Florida Hunting Season

July 28, 2020

As a hunter, you know the pure excitement that the beginning of the hunting season brings. You have your trail cameras out, and you’ve scoped out all the wildlife on your hunting grounds. You might even have your eye on that one special buck. Before heading out for the archery season, there are a few tips […]

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Shooting Range: What do you need to bring to the shooting range?

July 16, 2020

Tips for new gun owners visiting the shooting range for the first time. Did you know gun sales are up by a staggering amount from last year this time? According to recent firearms survey, an estimated 4.2 million guns were sold in March and April combined, compared to only 2.3 million guns sold during the same time period last […]

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10 Fun Outdoor Activities to Do Alone

June 18, 2020

If COVID-19 is currently bringing you down, then a great thing to do would be to get outside and get some fresh air. You might be looking for some outdoor activities to do alone while you’re still social distancing. Luckily for you, there are plenty of activities that can be done outdoors all by yourself. Whether […]

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Coronavirus in Florida: 4 Rules for Visiting Local Parks

June 4, 2020

After a month of strict quarantine orders, some local parks in Florida are reopening. This is good news for everyone stuck at home but it doesn’t mean you should let your guard down when leaving the house. Keep reading below to learn the four essential rules for visiting local parks. 1. Practice Social Distancing at […]

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Recent Gun Owner: Safety Tips & Classes

May 26, 2020

So you’re a recent gun owner… In recent months, many people have become firearms owners for the first time. Many of these customers have never before thought of purchasing a gun. They want it for home defense, and not necessarily for concealed carry. As such, Bill Jackson’s is developing a new firearms safety and maintenance class for […]

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First-Time Paddler? 4 Kayaking Tips for Beginners

May 15, 2020

Thinking of taking up a new healthy hobby? More people are starting to consider taking up kayaking. It’s not only a fun way to pass the time in the outdoors, but it’s also good for your health. Did you know that you can even kayak in the snow? If you’re new to the world of kayaking, it […]

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Top 7 Best Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tips for Beginners

May 5, 2020

At Bill Jackson’s, we love helping beginners as they embark on new adventures. One such adventure for which customers seek our help is standup paddle boarding (SUP). The sport can be traced as far back as the 18th century, but has really taken off in the past two decades. It can seem a daunting task […]

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