Gear for Deer

posted on October 14, 2013

Scientists claim deer can see in the ultraviolet light spectrum, and therefore your orange vest that uses UV brightening dies stands out by appearing blue to deer in daylight. Atsko touts that its U-V-Killer Camo orange vest will make you blend in. At the very least, it will make you legal in the eyes of the warden. ($31)

Bushnell improves its best-selling trail-cams with its Trophy Cam HD that produces 8 MP images and videos. It has a field scan mode, moon and temp stamp, night vision LEDs and a .6-second trigger speed. Most notably, it can last for up to a year on eight AA batteries. ($199)

You’ve gotta play the wind, but reducing human scent will up your success. Wildlife Research Center's Scent Killer and products, from its soap, Gold Body Wash, laundry detergent and dryer sheets to its deodorant and Field Wipes, do the trick. (Under $15 per product)

Scent Blocker’s scent-reducing clothing system is available in various styles and weights. Its System Layer Three Knock Out Bone Collector jacket and pant features Trinity scent absorption technology, flexible S3 anti-microbial polyester fabric, Realtree X-tra camo and all the pockets deer hunters need in a mid-weight garment. Jacket or pant. ($129 each)

The Viscerator is a field-dressing knife designed to gut and sever the pelvic bone by leveraging the unique double blade design on both sides. Minnesota deer hunter Chris Stuckel invented it to be very safe even when hands are slippery with blood. ($69)

The H in Magellan's eXplorist 350H  stands for hunters. It’s a simple, five-button GPS that features waypoint icons to mark treestands  or other points much quicker than typing "Treestand." It has pre-loaded GMU topo maps, and a mode that makes navigating back to where you started simple. It's waterproof and works for hours on two AA batteries. ($249)


Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead
Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead

New for 2022: Benelli SBE3 28-Gauge, 3-Inch

For 2022, Benelli raises the bar in the growing sub-gauge movement with the release of the 28-gauge Super Black Eagle 3, featuring a 3-inch chamber.

Winchester Debuts Bismuth Waterfowl Ammunition

Winchester's Bismuth brings to market a premium, uniform shot, which is tin-plated to produce smooth and round bismuth.

First Look: Rock River Arms Predator HP LAR-BT3

Chambered in the venerable .243 Winchester, the new Predator HP LAR-BT3 is field ready and capable of MOA accuracy.

First Look: TNT T-Rex Pro Treestand in Realtree Edge Camo

Weighing in at just 21 pounds, the True North Treestands (TNT) T-Rex self-climber in Realtree Edge camo is a stand-up/sit-down style all-aluminum stand that features True North's new patent-pending "T-Rex” toothed dual-cable design and the Rapid Claw attachment system.

First Look: Primos Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod

With carbon-fiber-wrapped aluminum legs and a solid Apex-Clamp design, the Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod allows firearms or crossbows to be secured to it.

Browning Introduces New A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotguns

Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen lineup grows with several new models for designed for upland and waterfowl hunting.


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