Here's a look at some of the most innovative early season hunting gear for 2021.
Avian-X PowerFlight Dove
With a full-size body, wings that spin 360 degrees in up to 30 mph winds, durable, true-to-life molding and paint scheme, a 16-hour runtime and a stake that allows you to hang the decoy or mount it stationary, the PowerFlight Dove from Avian-X will help make yours the hot seat in the field. Carry bag included. MSRP: $62.99; avian-x.com.
ALPS OutdoorZ Deluxe Dove Belt
This handy little belt is all you need for the dove field. It sports two hold-open shell pockets, a large game pouch with mesh bottom for drainage and a drink holder to keep refreshment close at hand. Adjust the location or remove any pockets to suit your needs. Made of a tough 600D fabric with 2-inch belt. MSRP: $59.99; alpsoutdoorz.com.
Millennium M60U Ultralight Hang-On Stand
Millennium has everything you need for a lightweight and portable hang-on treestand system. The M60U Ultralight Hang-On Stand weighs only 13 pounds, and as it utilizes Millennium’s CamLOCK attachment system, you can have multiple CamLOCKs set at different locations and relocate your stand in no time. Pair it with a set of lightweight M250 Aluminum Hang-On Climbing Sticks and the new Climbing Stick Quiver and you’ve got a mobile ambush ready to go. MSRP: $256.99 M260U; $179.99 M250; $47.99 Quiver; millennium-outdoors.com.
Muddy Manifest 2.0 Cellular Camera
The updated Manifest 2.0 sports a 16MP photo resolution with an 80-foot detection and flash range, a fast trigger speed and a multi-burst photo mode. It will also send pictures to your smartphone or device via the Stealth Cam COMMAND Pro app. QR-code quick start makes it easy to begin seeing what’s on your property. Multiple data plans are available with no contract required. MSRP: $129.99; gomuddy.com.
Big and J Headrush Mineral Attractant
Late summer is a great time to start or refresh your mineral sites, and the combination of salt and an irresistible aroma make Headrush a major draw for deer. Big and J also adds calcium and easily absorbed bioavailable trace minerals such as zinc, copper, magnesium and cobalt to boost antler growth and the overall health of your herd. MSRP: $24.99; bigandj.com.