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9 Hot Hunting Products from SHOT Show 2016

Here’s a look at nine of the new outdoor-related product releases from SHOT Show 2016 that caught our eye

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The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trades exposition, better known as the SHOT Show, takes place each January in Las Vegas and acts as the premiere stage for showcasing new guns and gear. Most of the coverage revolves around new firearms, ammunition and optics, but there are always a host of innovative new outdoor accessories that launch at the show as well, and 2016 was no exception. After miles of walking up and down aisles and checking out the latest gear, we bring you a roundup of what, at first glance, appear to be some of the best new products of SHOT 2016 that won’t go bang.

Under Armour Thermal Coyote Boot
$299 /

What Is It?
A synthetic/textile blend hunting boot with a waterproof membrane and an Anafoam stability chassis. The Vibram IceTrek outsole provides a secure grip even in the slickest, iciest terrain, but the key feature is a Gerbing heated liner with Bluetooth control that allows you to adjust the temperature in these boots with your smartphone.

Bottom Line: A high-tech wireless winter boot. Welcome to the future of footwear.

$599 /

What Is It?
FLIR’s lightest and most affordable thermal imaging device. The TK has a battery life of five hours and has the capability of storing 1,000 JPEG images or four hours of video. You can view thermal images out past 100 yards and a newly-expanded color palette increases image clarity.

Bottom Line: FLIR-quality thermal imaging with video and photo capabilities at a much more affordable price.

Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner and Lube
$12.95 (10 ounces) /

What Is It?
A bio-based gun cleaning solution that utilizes the same lubricant used in jet propulsion engines. The cleaner evaporates in 60 seconds and functions in temperatures ranging from -65 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit

Bottom Line: An easy-to-use bio cleaner that removes fouling and lubricates in one step from the brand that brought us the original No. 9.

Mossy Oak/Ducks Unlimited Shadow Grass Blades Camo
Price varies /,

What Is It?
The Mossy oak brand turns 30 years old in 2016, and the big news out of West Point is that the camo brand has partnered with Ducks Unlimited to produce a new Shadow Grass Blades camo with the DU logo embedded in it. The bigger news? Purchasing these products will help support DU projects.

Bottom Line: Two giants in the outdoor industry team up to fund waterfowl conservation.

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Wireless
$515 /

What Is It?
Key features of this trail camera include 14 MP photo capabilities, a reported .3 second trigger speed, and a durable new design with an easy-open latch. Pictures are sent directly to your smartphone without having to sign up for a data plan, it’s compatible with the company’s solar panels (read: no battery change required), and the internal GPS tracks the location of the camera.

Bottom Line:
A feature-loaded camera that thieves are going to hate.

Crimson Trace LiNQ
$549 /

What Is It?
Crimson Trace’s LiNQ connects the pistol grip of your AR with a remote light/laser combo module that can be mounted on the rail of your rifle. The grip and module communicate wirelessly via a Crimson Trace-developed secure interface, and the unit runs on CR2 and CV123 batteries. The module features light only, laser only, light and laser and laser/strobe settings, all of which can be activated by pushing the control buttons on the grip.

Bottom Line: The AR has gone wireless

Leatherman Skeletool RX
$102 /

What Is It?
A lightweight multi-tool for the first responder. There’ a carbide glass breaker, a sheepsfoot blade for cutting clothing and seatbelts, pliers and a variety of removable bits. Plus, it has a bright Cerakote finish that’s durable and easy to find. Plus it clips directly onto a pack or belt loop. It may be designed for first responders, but it’s a lightweight rescue tool every outdoor enthusiast should consider stashing in his or her car.

Bottom Line: Adding life-saving amenities to the world’s most versatile line of multi-tools.

Hunters Specialties Rack-It Rattling Tines
$15 /

What Is It?
A pair of flat rattling tines that snap together for easy transport. The lightweight plastic design makes it easy to carry, and the comfortable grips protect your hands when you’re calling.

Bottom Line: You no longer have to choose between bulky antlers and rattle bags that clank together all the way to the stand. You won’t have to bandage your fingers after each rattling session, either.

Victorinox Swiss Army Field Dressing Kits
$200 (Large Field Kit), $137 (Small Field Kit) /

What Is It?
Swiss Army-grade steel comes to the field in an easy-to use, easy-to carry field dressing kit. The large kit comes with five different knives ranging from 3 ¼ to 10 inches, and the small kit comes with three blades from 5 to 8 inches. Flexible blades should allow you to trim every last piece of meat from the bone.

Bottom Line: Commercial-grade hand-finished Swiss cutlery in a convenient package for the field. Being a locavore has never been so easy.