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Field Tested: Browning Trail Cameras

Contributor Frank Melloni tests out two trail cameras from Browning, with both scouting and property security in mind.

Field Tested: Wilderness Athlete Hydrate and Recover

"Field Tested" may be a bit of a misnomer here, as we've tested this product not only in the field, but in the gym, on the trail and a myriad of other places. And yes, we can already hear the objections from those who disparage any crossover between fitness and our favorite fall traditions ...

Field Tested: Falco Light-Bearing A604 L Holster

Associate Editor David Herman tests out a light-bearing holster from the skilled craftsmen at Falco.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 and SX-4

Associate Editor David Herman takes a pair of Leupold BX-5 Santiam binoculars and an SX-4 Pro Guide spotting scope afield to scout the Sonoran mountains.

Field Tested: ALPS OutdoorZ Dash Panel Blind

Toward the beginning of the 2021 turkey season, ALPS OutdoorZ unveiled its Dash Panel Blind. Designed as a hybrid between a traditionally-portable panel blind, and a full-concealment pop-up, the three-sided Dash Panel Blind is based around a hub system, which allows for quick and easy setup on a large scale. Here at American Hunter, we were given the opportunity to test one of these useful pieces of kit all season long.

Field Tested: Wilderness Tactical Products Safepacker

The eerie howl of wolves cut the mist, no more than a few hundred yards away at the bottom of the ridge. Glancing down at my right hip-belt, I saw the reassuring Olive-drab of my Wilderness Safepacker effortlessly concealing my trusty little 1911, and couldn’t suppress a comfortable smile.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD and RX-2800 TBR/W

Faced with back-to-back hunts this past fall—the first in pursuit of pronghorn on the rolling prairie outside Casper, Wyo., the second combing the rugged Idaho mountains for mule deer—I knew I would need a balance between wide field of view, detailed clarity and precise ranging capabilities. Luckily for me, a pair of Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm binoculars and an RX-2800 TBR/W rangefinder were on hand, ready to be put to the test.

Field Tested: Savage Impulse Straight-Pull Bolt-Action

American Hunter Editor David Herman puts the new Savage Impulse to the test on 12,000 acres of South Texas Hill Country. Read on to see how the swift-shooting straight-pull performs.

Field Tested: LaCrosse Lodestar

LaCrosse builds footwear for challenging hunts, and the Lodestar represents its premier offering for uninsulated, backcountry-focused boots.

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