Must-Have Whitetail Gear

posted on November 8, 2014

Viper SD Climbing Treestand
At only 20 pounds, the Viper SD Climbing Treestand from Summit Treestands is one of the lightest climbing stands on the market. And while it's been earning a solid reputation for more than 16 years, the stand is packed with some great new features. No more clanking around like the Tin Woodsman during set up—its aluminum construction is foam-filled as part of Summit's Dead Metal sound deadening technology.  Its QuickDraw cable system is fast and secure, and the RapidClimb Stirrups keep the bottom platform attached to your feet. The two-part frame straps together for back carry. Safety Rope climbing system included. Available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity.
MSRP: $289.99.

Panoramic 150i Digital Game Camera
Because you wouldn't ask a Cyclops to keep an eye on things, the awesome 150-degree field of view of the Panoramic 150i Digital Game Camera from Moultrie doesn't just capture single images, it captures three to assemble whole landscapes. A trigger speed less than one second and Silent-Slide lens will give you a great look at that big buck even if he's not directly in front of the camera. Record HD video and up to 9,000 still images utilizing motion detection with a range of 45 feet and/or time-lapse mode. A No-Glow nighttime IR flash is invisible to game.
MSRP: $259.99.

Brotherhood Deluxe Hang-On Treestand
One of the most comfortable stands we've tested, the Brotherhood Deluxe Hang-On Treestand from Ameristep is a no-frills hang-on with high-quality basics. A Dura-sling seat, padded armrests and folding foot rest make it a great option for those all-day rifle hunts. For bowhunters wanting more room on the large 24x34-inch platform, the seat folds up. A ratchet-style strap secures the stand to the tree and is so easy to use, you can hang this 30-pound rig yourself. 
MSRP: $149.99.

Gravity Forward Climbing Sticks
In its quest for ultimate treestand safety, Hurricane Safety Systems has designed the Gravity Forward Climbing Sticks. Like the name implies, these segmented climbing sticks are designed to keep the climber's center of gravity forward of his body, reducing the chances of falling backward. Mounting brackets decrease in length the higher you go, creating an angled ladder that's almost as simple to ascend as a step ladder. Wide steps have aggressive lugs and are built in pairs as opposed to alternating, keeping the choice of which foot to use next completely up to you.
MSRP: $179.99.

Carry-All GC3000 Game Cart
Whether you use it to pack your stand in or to pack your buck out, the Carry-All GC3000 Game Cart from Big Game Treestands is big enough to handle the job. Heck, with a weight rating of 500 pounds, you can haul a few deer, a big old black bear or even an adult Squatch with this war wagon. Use the rubber-gripped handles to push, or strap the cart to your waist for a hands-free haul. Big 20-inch, hard-rubber wheels handle mud and rough terrain, and its solid steel construction should last a lifetime.
MSRP: $139.99.

Moultrie 6.5 Gallon Quiet Feeder
Not only is a Moultrie bucket feeder a great portable option for luring deer to your area, but the new 6.5 Gallon Quiet Feeder is also ideal for low-impact feeding in places where game is easily spooked. The digital timer can be set to feed up to four times a day for 1- to 60-second intervals and runs on just four AA batteries. And wearing Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, this little bread basket will blend in better than its larger cousins. Just make sure it's legal to feed and bait first.
MSRP: $69.99.


Lehigh Defense Controlled Chaos Ammo Lead
Lehigh Defense Controlled Chaos Ammo Lead

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