Must-Have Gear for Predator Hunters

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posted on December 19, 2018
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Plan on turning predators into prey this year? Here are a few must-have products that will help you get the job done.

Cabela’s Intensity 1600 Laser Rangefinder
The Intensity 1600 can detect reflective targets out to 1,600 yards and deer-size game as far as 650. Features 6X zoom, three reticle options and a .25-second response time. Measures line-of-sight and, with a built-in inclinometer, true horizontal distance for angled shooting. Rubber-armored housing is durable, lightweight and waterproof. One-button operation is simple and intuitive. Runs from a single CR2 3-volt battery (included). MSRP: $249.99; cabelas.com.

Crimson Trace CWL-202 Tactical Light
When regulations permit you to light up the darkness, having the 900-lumen CWL-202 Tactical Light from Crimson Trace mounted to your AR can turn the tables on predators during a nighttime hunt. Operate as a push-button handheld unit or a forward-mounted rifle light. Includes pressure pad and rings, and hardware for Picatinny rail, M-Lok and Keymod systems. Requires two CR123 batteries. MSRP: $99.99; crimsontrace.com.

Mojo Critter II
Providing the same spinning motion as the original Critter in a more durable housing and user-friendly package, the Critter II keeps predatory eyes off you and on the decoy. Weighing only 16 ounces with fold-away legs, the Critter II is small enough to fit in any pack. Features a flexible decoy pole with critter top, one-button operation and the ability to bring predators in close. Uses four AA batteries. MSRP: $39.99; mojooutdoors.com.

Western Rivers Mantis Pro 400
Pre-loaded with 400 calls from coyotes to jackrabbits, this electronic game call sports a 4-inch speaker that can produce up to a screaming 110 dB. Includes remote control with an incredible 300-yard range, or connects via Bluetooth to your mobile device to control operation and stream audio or additional calls. Auxiliary jacks accommodate additional speakers and sync with Western Rivers’ motorized decoy (sold seperately). MSRP: $199.99; gsmoutdoors.com.

Leupold LTO Tracker HD
Warm-blooded creatures—and warm blood for that matter—can be detected day or night out to 750 yards with the high resolution of the LTO Tracker HD handheld thermal optic. With 6X digital zoom, eight color pallets and a fast refresh rate, the LTO Tracker HD displays changes in temperature, which allows you to  locate and identify targets that may be impossible to see otherwise. Waterproof with a durable aluminum housing. MSRP: $1,299.99; leupold.com.

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