Hunting Game Changers: 50 New Innovations The evolution in hunting and fishing gear continues. Check out the newest products that will revolutionize outdoor sports. By Brian McCombie | Published Apr 11, 2011 11:51 PM Hunting SHARE HD Pro Elite, By Walker’s Game Ear Walker’s Game Ear, the shooting and hunting industry pioneer in hearing protection, introduces their new HD Pro Elite, 20 percent smaller in size and built for the hunter. The HD Pro Elite has four digital sound processing channels to provide crisp, clear audio without outside interference. The 20-bit audio processor allows for exceptionally clean and precise sound. Automatic feedback control helps eliminate unwanted feedback. Equipped with one environmental adaptive listing mode to distinguish animal sounds, the HD Pro Elite also features an eight-band graphic equalizer. Fast-acting sound compression quickly represses any noise that could harm your ears. Low battery tone indicator. MSRP, $329.99 www.walkersgameear.com Archer’s Choice Scouting Camera Stealth Cam, a leader in scouting camera innovation, introduces the new Archer’s Choice Scouting Camera. Compact and easy to conceal in the woods, Archer’s Choice Scouting Camera features a 640×480 digital video with audio (10-180 seconds), with an 8.0 mega-pixel still image that offers clean, crisp pictures. The fast, one second trigger speed is sure to capture game on the move. The 38 IR (infrared) emitters, with a range of 50+ feet, provide excellent quality pictures of your game at night or during low light times. For extended time in the field, the Archer’s Choice Scouting Camera is capable of taking up to 10,000 photos on a single set of batteries. Comes with a 12v auxiliary power jack, mounting strap, and a bonus Severe Whitetail Disorder 3 DVD (a $15.99 value). The Archer’s Choice operates on eight “AA” cell batteries (not included). MSRP: $169.00 www.stealthcam.net PlotWatcher Pro The software on the new PlotWatcher Pro is so user friendly, a hunter can review one full day of footage in two to four minutes. Also arranges the images by the day. Extended battery life enables the camera to capture up to 1 million images on a single set of batteries. Has a 2.5-inch LCD for on-board camera setup, video aiming and camera status messages. Like the original PlotWatcher, the PlotWatcher Pro uses time-lapse video technology to record high-definition images, taking a picture every 5 or 10 seconds and saving these individual pictures as an HD video. You can even set the camera to record images every second. MSRP, $249.00 www.day6outdoors.com Cuddeback Attack series scouting cameras, Attack and Attack IR Two new Cuddeback Attack series scouting cameras: Attack and Attack IR. Both feature Ultra Hair Trigger–they will snap an image within ¼ second, fast enough to catch a deer running over 20 feet per second! And, with Cuddeback’s Centered Subject Technology, that animal is more likely to appear in the center of the image. Both Attack models also feature Full Season Battery Life. Operating on 4 “D” cell batteries (not included), Attack will take 10,000 images on a single set of batteries. Attack IR will take 50,000 images on a single set of batteries. Attack model also takes video. Called Video Plus, the feature provides quality, 24-frames-per-second clips that are 30 seconds long, plus a still image. Both Attack and Attack IR have new time lapse mode that lets you view an entire day’s worth of high resolution 1.3 megapixel images in just ten minutes. MSRP, both models, $230.00 www.cuddeback.com Intense Attractor Sprays, by Wildlife Research Center New for 2011, Wildlife Research Center introduces a complete new line of intense attractor sprays that deer and other big game should love: Sweet Buck Mash, Sweet Acorn Mash, Sweet Apple Mash, and Sweet Corn Mash. The products are formulated to create environmental smells that deer are accustomed to, while helping to mask human odor at the same time. Spray them liberally in and around hunting areas. Each attractor spray is available in a large 24-fluid-ounce spray bottle. MSRP, each at $12.99 http://www.wildlife.com/ Active Scrape New Technology Time Release Formula For use at real and mock scrapes, Wildlife Research Center introduces Active Scrape New Technology Time Release Formula. Active Scrape evaporates at a slower, more even rate, and is a blend of natural doe urine with estrus secretions and strong natural buck urine. The smell of a strange buck in his territory enrages the dominant buck, while the scent of the doe urine sexually arouses him. Pair it with the Wildlife Research Center’s Magnum Scrape-Dripper, which keeps your scrapes active by adding fresh scent to your scrapes daily. And, since Scrape-Dripper drips during the daytime only, it also conditions deer to come to the scrape during daytime hunting hours. Active Scrape New Technology Time Release Formula is available in 1 or 4 oz. amber glass bottles. Combo package includes Magnum Scrape Dripper and 4-oz. bottle Active Scrape. MSRP, Active Scrape Time Release Formula, 1 ounce, $5.99. MSRP, Active Scrape Time Release Formula, 4 ounce, $14.99. MSRP, Combo package, $29.99 http://www.wildlife.com/ Super Charged Scent Killer In New Pistol Grip Trigger Style Bottles Wildlife Research Center’s new custom molded Pistol Grip Trigger Style Bottles allow for a better, more consistent spraying pattern. The Pistol Grip Trigger Style Bottles will now be available with the 12 oz. individual bottle as well as the 12 oz. field bottles that are included with the Super Charged Scent Killer Quart/combo. Hunters will be able to apply SUPER CHARGED SCENT KILLER faster and more efficiently, effectively transforming hunting clothes into a high powered scent elimination system, that aggressively fights human odor. MSRP, Super Charged Scent Killer Pistol Grip Trigger Style, 12 oz. bottle, $7.99. MSRP, Super Charged Scent Killer Pistol Grip Trigger Style Bottle in 12 oz. and Quart Combo, $19.99 http://www.wildlife.com/ Millennium T100 Tripod Stand Weighing only 36 pounds, the Millennium T100 Tripod stand is the lightest and easiest-to-transport tripod on the market. With all-aluminum construction, the T100 stands 10-feet tall, has a 300-pound capacity, and comes with a powder coat finish. If you’re a runnin’ and gunnin’ type hunter, the Millennium T100 allows you to take down, move, and set up fast. Adjustable legs allow for uneven ground, and the non-sink, no-slip feet keep you safe and secure. Large, easy-to-climb steps. Millennium’s patented Comfortech seat spins 360 degrees. The stand folds easily for transportation. The T100 comes with a lifetime warranty. MRSP, $369.95 www.millenniumstands.com Ultra Lite X-TREME Safety Harness Ultra Lite X-TREME safety harness offers the same popular design as the Ultra Lite, with a few added features. Sporting the popular Realtree APG camouflage, the Ultra Lite X-TREME adds binocular/rangefinder straps. Plus, the loops for attachment of a lineman’s climbing strap have been relocated toward the front of the harness, making them easier to use. Like all the Hunter Safety System harnesses, the new Ultra Lite X-TREME comes standard with a lineman’s climbing strap and a suspension-relief strap, which doubles a deer-drag strap. Weighs just 32 ounces. MSRP, $119.99 www.huntersafetysystem.com Triple Action 3D Laundry Detergent Dead Down Wind introduces Triple Action 3D Laundry Detergent in a 20-ounce concentrated formula and drain back bottle. This unique formula controls odor, removes blood stains or other organic stains and even protects against fading or UV glow. ESP technology is the most effective laundry product for all hunting apparel including synthetics, carbon or technical fibers, and even knocks out chemical odors like earth scents, fresh scents or cover scents and unclogs carbon apparel. Unlike some chemical laundry products, Triple Action Laundry with 3D technology is specifically designed to never cause camouflage patterns to fade, even after repeated washings. High efficiency washer approved, the concentrated formula only needs one ounce per regular load. MSRP, 10.99 http://www.deaddownwind.com/ Millennium L50 Single Ladder Stand Don’t want to pay big bucks to bag a big buck? Consider Millennium’s new L50 single ladder stand, designed for the budget-minded hunter who wants all of the great features and comfort found in Millennium’s other stands, but at a lower price. The L50 Single Ladder Stand has a durable powder coat finish and a strong welded steel construction. Weighing only 55 pounds, the 16-foot single ladder is comfortable, quiet and easy to set up. The ComforTech contoured, tight sling seat and adjustable padded shooting rail and arm rests provide all day comfort. MSRP, $229.00 www.millenniumstands.com FISHING XCalibur’s Real Gill Xr50 Rattle Baits Bass anglers: XCalibur’s new Real Gill line of Xr50 Rattle Baits feature realistic looks and strong, “deep” paint jobs that combine reliable colors with realistic specks. The multi-step painting process is similar to that of a high-dollar sports car, and creates a “depth” to the bait’s appearance. Three-dimensional red eyes. The Tx3 in-line hooks ride up against the body to reduce snags. Real Gill Xr50s come in Chicken Pox, Pumpkinseed, Longear, Rayburn Gold and Blue Racer. MSRP $6.99 http://www.lurenet.com/ YUM’s new F2 Attractant YUM’s new F2 (Ferocity Squared) Attractant contains certain amino acids and enzymes that baitfish produce when stressed or panicked, a trigger that prompts bass to strike. Because it’s water-based and not oil-based, F2 doesn’t float up and away from the bait, resulting in a strong scent trail leading directly to the bait. F2 is infused into most of YUM’s soft plastics and is available in a convenient spray. Tactifiers added to the liquid allow it to actually penetrate soft plastics, essentially super-charging them with strike-provoking attractant. F2 will actually penetrate soft plastics. Put a tablespoon of it in a worm bag and the next day it will be soaked into the worms, super-charging them with scent. MSRP, F2 8-ounce spray bottle $8.99 MSRP, baits shapes infused with F2, $4.69 each http://www.lurenet.com/ Abu Garcia Revo Premier spinning reel Graphite light but with the strength of an all metal body–that’s the new Revo Premier spinning reel from Abu Garcia, made for fresh and saltwater fishing. NanoShield technology has created reel components that are up to 50% lighter than aluminum and up to 300% stronger than graphite. NanoShield plating creates a more complete and consistent plating, making the spool and stem on the Revo Premier extremely rigid. The finish is resistant to corrosion, abrasion and cracking. The reel’s 11 High Performance Corrosion Resistant stainless steel bearings create an extremely smooth operation. Stainless steel mainshaft and hardware, too. Two models: the PRM20 weighs 7.9 ounces, has a gear ratio of 5.1:1, spooling 27 inches of line per turn of the handle, with a spool capacity of 130 yards of 8-pound test monofilament or 190 yards of 8-pound test Fireline. Model PRM30 weighs 8.1 ounces, has a gear ratio of 5.8:1, spooling 33 inches of line per handle turn, with a spool capacity of 140 yards of 10-pound test mono and 180 yards of 10-pound Fireline. MSRP, both models, $249.95 http://www.abugarcia.com/ Fenwick River Runner Trout Rods Six new models of light action trout spinning rods from Fenwick, the River Runners start with the diminutive 5’8″ ultra light up to a 7’6″ light rod. These spinning rods have the sensitive feel needed for smaller trout, with the backbone for controlling the hard pulling browns. The graphite blanks are complemented with the Fenwick Development System Technology that includes Sea Guide Titanium Frame single-foot guides with light weight SIC inserts. The split hidden handle design has a cork foregrip and TAC rubber/cork rear grip, with a hook keeper in front of the reel seat. Two ultra light River Runners are available, a one-piece 5’8″ model and a two-piece 6’8″ UL. Both are rated for 2- to 6-pound test monofilament and lure weights of 1/32 to 3/16 ounces. The two-piece 6’2″ Super Light Model is rated for 1- to 4-pound test and lures of 1/32- to 1/8-ounce. The 6’8″ and 7’2″ models are rated for 4 to 8-pound test line and lures of 1/32 to 5/16 ounces. The 7’6″ light action is rated for 2- to 6-pound test line and lures weighing 1/32 to 3/16 ounces. MSRP, all River Runner Trout Rods, $129.95 http://www.fenwickfishing.com/ Shakespeare E-Z Cast Low Profile Baitcast Reel The Shakespeare E-Z Cast Low Profile Baitcasting Reel is a fine choice as an entry level fishing reel: easy to use, lets you put the bait where you want it, and won’t empty your wallet. Worried about backlash? Shakespeare has eliminated much of the anxiety and reluctance to use baitcast reels with a revolutionary Anti-Backlash System (ABS). The reel is designed to automatically throttle down the revolutions of the spool when line speed and spool speed are not lining up. This new ABS is a great teaching tool that allows anglers of all skill levels to learn to cast a baitcast without worrying about a bird’s nest. When the angler gains confidence the ABS feature can be turned off to function like a normal low profile reel. Both men’s and women’s models are filled with 100 yards of quality Stren 10-pound test monofilament line. The reel-and-rod combos feature a two-piece 6’0″ medium action rod with hook keeper, stainless steel guides, and EVA grips. MSRP, E-Z Cast reel, $39.99 MSRP, E-Z Cast and rod combo, $49.99 http://www.shakespeare-fishing.com/ Berkley Classics 7-Inch Aluminum Pliers Saltwater wreaks havoc on metal. Rust and corrosion can turn even the most expensive tool into trash after only a few trips in the briny oceans and bays. So Berkley’s made their new 7-inch Aluminum Pliers with the serious saltwater angler in mind–though freshwater fishermen will find it a great tool, too. Featuring a corrosion-resistant stainless steel jaw insert and an anodized aluminum body specifically designed for saltwater use, the new 7-inch Aluminum Pliers offers the benefits of replaceable carbide cutters to ensure quick, clean cuts on any type of fishing line. The spring-loaded handle makes for easy, one-hand use. Equipped with a tether to keep the pliers where they need to be–onboard! MSRP, $49.99 http://www.berkley-fishing.com/ UltraCast FluoroBraid by SpiderWire SpiderWire has combined high-density fluoropolymer strands with the highest grade of Dyneema, “The World’s Strongest Fiber,” to create the new UltraCast FluoroBraid. What makes this so unique is that it is similar in density to fluorocarbon lines, allowing the braid to sink. Now anglers can get a more direct line to the lure for improved sensitivity, instead of the arch created by braids that float. FluoroBraid also handles heat well, is flex tolerant, has increased tensile strength and provides a quiet delivery through the guides. The line is both color-wear and UV resistant. Moss Green UltraCast FluoroBraid is available in pound tests/monofilament equivalent diameter of 10/2, 15/4, 20/6, 30/8, 40/10, 50/12, 65/14, 80/15 and 100/20. Spool sizes of the 125-yard filler spool, 300- yard filler spool or 1500-yard bulk spool. MSRP, $19.95 to $225.00, depending on test and spool size. [http://www.spiderwire.com/index.php//](http://UltraCast/ FluoroBraid by SpiderWire SpiderWire has combined high-density fluoropolymer strands with the highest grade of Dyneema, “The World’s Strongest Fiber,” to create the new UltraCast FluoroBraid. What makes this so unique is that it is similar in density to fluorocarbon lines, allowing the braid to sink. Now anglers can get a more direct line to the lure for improved sensitivity, instead of the arch created by braids that float. FluoroBraid also handles heat well, is flex tolerant, has increased tensile strength and provides a quiet delivery through the guides. The line is both color-wear and UV resistant. Moss Green UltraCast FluoroBraid is available in pound tests/monofilament equivalent diameter of 10/2, 15/4, 20/6, 30/8, 40/10, 50/12, 65/14, 80/15 and 100/20. Spool sizes of the 125-yard filler spool, 300- yard filler spool or 1500-yard bulk spool. MSRP, $19.95 to $225.00, depending on test and spool size. http://www.spiderwire.com/index.php//) Berkley HAVOC’s Pit Boss New From Berkley, three soft-bodied flipping baits. First up, Pit Boss, an innovative new twist on the creature bait. Specifically designed by B.A.S.S. Elite Series Pro Skeet Reese and the Berkley bait design team, this tough bait can be fished in the harshest and most demanding fish habitats. Uniquely ribbed body allows for greater hook up rates, and the multiple appendages stir up more water, giving fish a reason to come investigate. Designed to be fished Texas rigged or as a trailer, the 4-inch HAVOC Pit Boss has a lifelike texture, four active tails, in 10 colors to match any water. MSRP, per 8-count package, $3.49 http://www.berkley-fishing.com/ Berkley HAVOC’s Grass Pig The HAVOC Grass Pig provides both versatility and action. Fish with a weighted belly hook to throw around brush or through the cover. In deeper water, slow the bait to attract bigger fish. Even at a slow retrieve, the Gras Pig’s back-and-forth roll gets bass to bite. Available in 10 colors, the HAVOC Grass Pig is equipped with a large paddle tail that causes significant water disturbance. Ribbed sides allow the Grass Pig to move through the water with lifelike action. It also gives fish a larger profile, yet retains all the action needed to draw attention. MSRP, per six-count package, $3.49 http://www.berkley-fishing.com/ Berkley HAVOC’s Devil Spear Designed by B.A.S.S. Elite Series Pro Michael Iaconelli and the Berkley bait development team, the new HAVOC four-inch Devil Spear and its spear-shaped tail will catch fish off guard–then catch them for real. “I can fish it many different ways, and the design is completely original,” says Iaconelli. “I wanted a bait that could be fished easily in heavy cover and have great action on the fall. We came up with a segmented tail to create a flapping or whipping action. The Devil Spear is tough, but retains all the action.” Available in ten colors. MSRP, per 8-count package, $3.49 http://www.berkley-fishing.com/ Shooting ATI Replacement Shotgun Stock: Talon Tactical Six Position Stock with Scorpion Recoil System Aftermarket stock maker ATI introduces the Talon Tactical Six Position Stock with Scorpion Recoil System and Triton Mount System. The new Scorpion Buttpad and Recoil Pistol Grip are designed to absorb recoil energy: “anything from a 3.5″ magnum turkey load to a door breaching load can now be done with no pain being transferred to the shooter,” according to ATI. Made from DuPont Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer. Removable/adjustable Soft Touch Cheekrest Pad. The Military Type III Anodized, 6061 T6 Aluminum Triton Mount System lets you easily mount the stock with no special tools, and eliminates the need for extra adapters. Fits 12 & 20 Gauge Mossberg 500/535/590/835, Remington 870 and Winchester 1200/1300. Note: Forends on the new Mossberg 500A, B & C cannot be replaced because action bars are attached to forend. MSRP, $109.99 http://www.atigunstocks.com/ ATI Replacement Shotgun Stock: Adjustable Hunting Stock with Forend, in ATI’s DyeHard Camouflage Aftermarket stock maker ATI introduces Adjustable Hunting Stock with Forend, in ATI’s own DyeHard Camouflage. Non-slip, removable Scorpion Buttpad adjusts to four positions. Adjustable cheekrest for added comfort. New ergonomic forend design features non-slip texture. Interchangeable grip inlays. Weatherproof. Limited lifetime warranty on camouflage image against all scratches, scuffs and abrasions up to 20 microns deep. Available in Matte Black, Desert Tan and DyeHard Patterns. Fits most 12/20GA (with adapters), Mossberg 500/535/590/835, Remington 870, Winchester 1200/1300 & Maverick 88. Note: Forends on the Maverick 88 and the new Mossberg 500A, B & C cannot be replaced because action bars are attached to the forend. MSRP, $159.99 http://www.atigunstocks.com/ Dual-Gauge Shotshell Case SF100D Designed to please nearly all shotgunners, the new Dual-Gauge Shotshell Case by MTM Case-Gard holds 100 rounds of 12 or 20 gauge shotshells. The case features two, 50 round trays designed to correctly fit either gauge. Rounds are spaced wide for easy retrieval with gloved fingers. Durable, thick-wall construction, and full length, mechanical hinge for years of rugged service. Two, outside accessory compartments. Strong, lockable latch. Comes in camo. MSRP, $19.75 www.mtmcase-gard.com Tactical Range Box, by MTM Case-Gard This new Tactical Range Box is designed to service both bolt action and AR style rifles. The Tactical Range box not only includes two adjustable gun forks for rifles and shotguns, it also has an all-new action block insert arm that is designed to fit into the magazine wells of AR-15/M16 style rifles. Provides excellent support for cleaning and accessory mounting. The removable top storage box stores all your small cleaning items (oils, solvents, brushes, etc.). Unlatch the top box to reveal a deep-storage maintenance center. Made in USA. MSRP, $54.95 www.mtmcase-gard.com DuraSeal Radiation Green Spinning Targets New DuraSeal Radiation Green spinning targets, from Champion Traps and Targets, provide excellent contrast in all shooting environments. Ultra-bright color reduces eye fatigue. Targets are auto-resetting, and wobble or spin on impact to indicate positive hits. DuraSeal’s non-metal, self-sealing construction lets bullets pass through with minimal damage, dramatically prolonging the life of the target. Part Number, Description, MSRP: 44800, Single 5.5″ Green DuraSeal Diamond Spinner, $18.49 44802 Single 7″ Green DuraSeal Crow Spinner, $18.49 44804 Single 5.5″ Green DuraSeal Varmint Spinner, $18.49 44806 Triple 5.5″ Green DuraSeal Varmint Spinner, $39.49 44808 Double Gong Green DuraSeal Spinner, $25,95 www.champtiontarget.com Hurricane Bag Target The Hurricane Bag Target offers new Tri-Core Technology for excellent durability and performance and a high-visibility design. The Hurricane displays deer vitals on the back, and offset from the sweet spots up front, providing for longer target life. The Hurricane is available in two full-size models: the Hurricane 25 is 23x25x12 inches; the Hurricane 28 is 28x28x12 inches. Each has a heavy-duty handle on top makes for easy portability. The bright background and vivid Hurricane aiming points make it easy to see at various distances. MSRP, Hurricane 25, $49.99 MSPR, Hurricane 28, $69.99 www.hurricanebagtargets.com BLOCK BLACK Archery Target The popular BLOCK Fusion archery target has been redesigned and renamed the BLOCK BLACK. This state-of-the-art target now offers a new High Contrast Design for better visual acquisition and PolyFusion technology that allows for even easier arrow removal, while maintaining its incredibly long target life. High Contrast Design offers precise target acquisition, increased accuracy, easy arrow removal plus the ability to stop thousands of shots using field tips, broadheads and expandables. Offset shooting zones for longer target life. Available in four sizes. MRSP, $89.99, $109.99, $139.99, and $159.99, respectively. [ [www.blocktarget.com ](http:// www.blocktarget.com )](http:// www.blocktarget.com ) iPhone Version of Winchester’s Ballistics Calculator The iPhone version of Winchester’s Ballistics Calculator will allow users to choose their type of ammunition and compare up to three different Winchester products with easy-to-read, high-tech ballistic charts and graphs–and it is a free download! You can customize shooting conditions by entering wind speed and outside temperature, and adjust zero marks for sighting in. Winchester teamed up with Quilogy, a Missouri-based IT and Marketing consulting company, to develop the state-of-the-art ballistics calculator for the iPhone. The Winchester ballistics calculator for the iPhone was designed to leverage the latest iPhone technology, such as the touch and tilt features. The Web based calculator is also live at www.winchester.com/ballistics IQ Bowsight, with Tunnel Vision System The IQ Bowsight, with its Tunnel Vision System, places a magnifying lens in front of a colored optic element inside of the bezel. Four- and seven-pin configurations in both left- and right-hand variants. The sight can extend your effective range by ensuring your hold, form and anchor point are all absolutely consistent from shot to shot, from the range to the field. Only when perfectly aligned, the Retina Lock produces a green glow behind a black centering dot, verifying that your position, hold and anchor point are consistent. It’s fast, intuitive and almost effortless. Performs equally well with or without a peep sight. MSRP, four-pin configuration, $199.99 MSRP, seven-pin configuration, $219.99 http://www.iqbowsights.com/ CLOTHING Browning’s Updated Hydro-Fleece Models For 2011, Browning brings back Hydro-Fleece – the original waterproof fleece pioneered by Browning in 1993 to give hunters ultra-quiet, waterproof clothing. The new softer, quieter Hydro-Fleece fabric has an improved water shedding treatment on the fabric surface. Also features Browning’s OdorSmart anti-microbial lining to help control the bacteria that causes human odor. New insulated models feature ultra-warm, quiet and lightweight PrimaLoft Sport insulation with the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any synthetic insulation. New updated Hydro-Fleece models include a PrimaLoft Parka, Jacket, Bib and Pant, as well as a Hydro-Fleece Soft Shell Jacket and Pant. All are offered in the Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo pattern. MSRP’s: PrimaLoft Parka, $300.00 PrimaLoft Jacket, $268.00 PrimaLoft Bib, $210.00 Hydro-Fleece Soft Shell Jacket, $232.00 Hydro-Fleece Soft Shell Pant, $198.00 http://www.browning.com/ Browning’s New Bird’N Lite Upland Apparel For 2011, Browning expands its offerings for outdoor apparel with the new Bird’N Lite Upland Apparel line. The clothes feature a weight distribution system that incorporates shoulder straps, fully adjustable side straps and a padded adjustable waist belt. The system helps distribute a load of birds higher, and balances the weight between hips and shoulders, for more comfort. A Browning Bird’N Lite Lite Jacket and Vest are offered, as well as a Pant and Bird’N Lite Strap Vest. All are constructed of rugged, lightweight cotton/polyester shell fabric in Khaki color with Blaze Shoulder overlays. All Bird’N Lite apparel will be offered with Pheasants Forever embroidery as an option. MSRP: Bird’N Lite Strap Vest, $140.00 Bird’N Lite Jacket, $162.00 Bird’N Lite Vest, $116.50 Bird’N Lite Pant, Suggested Retail, $81.00 http://www.browning.com/ Snake-Proof Boots by LaCrosse Footwear For 2011, LaCrosse Footwear offers three new snake-proof boots: the Venom Scent HD, Adder Scent HD, and Coil Scent HD. All snake boot styles from LaCrosse are 100% waterproof, scent-free and provide 360° snake-proof protection. They feature Hyper-Dri lining, an odor-fighting internal membrane, an EVA midsole and PU footbed for added cushioning, and a reinforced abrasion-resistant toe cap. Venom Scent HD: leather and 1000 Denier nylon uppers, in an 18″ lace-up design that features a side zipper for easy on and off. Comes in RealTree APG HD, and is available in men’s 5- 14M with half sizes through 12, and 8-13W with half sizes through 12. MSRP, $139.95. Youth sizes are also available, MSRP, $99.95. Adder Scent HD: an 18″ boot with a low lug, athletic performance outsole design. Full-grain leather and 1000 Denier nylon. In Mossy Oak Infinity. Available in men’s 7-14M with half sizes through 12, and 8-13W with half sizes through 12. MSRP, $139.95. Coil Scent HD: most breathable, most lightweight boot in the collection. Also an 18″ boot. A side zipper for easy on and off, and a new in-the-boot striker holder and rear gusset for added comfort. Made of 1000 Denier nylon in RealTree APG HD. Available in men’s 7-14M with half sizes through 12, and 8-13W with half sizes through 12. MSRP, $149.95. [ www.lacrossefootwear.com](/Snake-Proof Boots by LaCrosse Footwear For 2011, LaCrosse Footwear offers three new snake-proof boots: the Venom Scent HD, Adder Scent HD, and Coil Scent HD. All snake boot styles from LaCrosse are 100% waterproof, scent-free and provide 360° snake-proof protection. They feature Hyper-Dri lining, an odor-fighting internal membrane, an EVA midsole and PU footbed for added cushioning, and a reinforced abrasion-resistant toe cap. Venom Scent HD: leather and 1000 Denier nylon uppers, in an 18″ lace-up design that features a side zipper for easy on and off. Comes in RealTree APG HD, and is available in men’s 5- 14M with half sizes through 12, and 8-13W with half sizes through 12. MSRP, $139.95. Youth sizes are also available, MSRP, $99.95. Adder Scent HD: an 18″ boot with a low lug, athletic performance outsole design. Full-grain leather and 1000 Denier nylon. In Mossy Oak Infinity. Available in men’s 7-14M with half sizes through 12, and 8-13W with half sizes through 12. MSRP, $139.95. Coil Scent HD: most breathable, most lightweight boot in the collection. Also an 18″ boot. A side zipper for easy on and off, and a new in-the-boot striker holder and rear gusset for added comfort. Made of 1000 Denier nylon in RealTree APG HD. Available in men’s 7-14M with half sizes through 12, and 8-13W with half sizes through 12. MSRP, $149.95. www.lacrossefootwear.com ) The Irish Setter Taskmaster Rubber Boot The Irish Setter Taskmaster is a 15″ rubber boot in Realtree AP, great for hunting as well as farm and ranch work. Outfitted with Irish Setter’s patent-pending ExoFlex Performance Fit System for a secure, comfortable fit. The ExoFlex panel placed in the back of the boot shaft expands to accommodate the back of the foot, offering easy entry into rubber boots. Then, the panel contracts for a lock-tight, high-performance fit–a great fitting, easy on/off boot that both waterproof and scentproof. Self-cleaning Taskmaster sole with low-profile treads provide a solid grip, but won’t collect mud and debris. Available in whole sizes from Men’s 7-15 and ½ sizes from Men’s 8-14. The Irish Setter hunting brand is made by Red Wing Shoes. MSRP, $124.00 http://www.irishsetterboots.com/ TURKEY HUNTING Hide ‘N Hunt Blind The Hide ‘N Hunt blind is compact and easy to set up, allowing hunters to quickly conceal themselves in almost any situation. The hub-style blind is 65 inches tall and 62 inches wide when set up. It quickly folds into a compact package for easy transport in the field. The Hide ‘N Hunt Blind comes in Realtree APG Camo and features “shoot-through” camo netting windows that work great for bow hunters. Each side of the blind has a large window with a split net. A zippered triangle door allows for easy access; two interior mesh storage pockets ensure plenty of space for gear. The blind comes with a carry bag, ropes, stakes and complete instructions. From Hunter’s Specialties. MSRP, $159.99 [ www.hunterspec.com](http:// www.hunterspec.com) TomTaker2 Blind, by Ameristep AMERISTEP’s new TomTaker2 Blind features a low profile design. The hub-style construction is extremely rugged and durable, providing excellent stability. Easy setup. TomTaker2 is made from high-quality Durashell PLUS fabric, which eliminates excess noise. The triangular window system provides excellent shooting potential, for turkeys at close range or big game at the end of the bean field. The blind also has a carbon enhanced, laminated interior which eliminates shadows and silhouettes. Comes with camo backpack, stakes and tie-down ropes. Available in Realtree APG HD camouflage pattern. Blind dimensions: 66″ shooting width x 50″ tall. Blind Pack Size: 8″ sq x 41″ long. Weight: 12 lbs. MSRP: $149.99 www.ameristep.com 3-D Poncho, by Ameristep For those turkey hunters who want full concealment with a blind, the new 3-D Poncho, by Ameristep, is a ghillie-style poncho that lets you all but disappear. Available in Realtree APG HD, Realtree Advantage Max-4, and Ameristep Snow Tangle camo. This premier 3-D leafy/mesh material is comprised of high quality, wear-resistant NS3 MICRO-TECH fabric. The multi-dimensional leaf and mesh/fabric construction will allow you to blend into your hunting environment like never before. Great for varmint hunting, too. Lightweight and breathable, one size fits all. Weighs just three pounds. MSRP: $79.99 www.ameristep.com Limb Shaker Owl Hooter, by Hunter’s Specialties Hunter’s Specialties new Limb Shaker Owl Hooter is an easy-to-use call that helps hunters locate gobblers early and late in the day. The reed style call has a realistic raspy sound with three holes in the end of the call to funnel sound. It allows hunters to not only call softly when gobblers may be near, but also to call loudly for birds farther away, while still sounding like a real owl. The call is molded of tough heavy duty plastic and is weather resistant. MSRP, $16.99 www.hunterspec.com Signature Series Cherry Crystal Friction Call From Down-N-Dirty Outdoors, the Cherry Crystal friction call is built around a laser-engraved cherry soundboard, with a crystal striking surface. The Signature Series Cherry Crystal is hand-made and hand-tuned, and it comes complete with a Purple Heart Striker. Toms beware! MSRP, $59.99 [www.downndirtyoutdoors.com](/Signature Series Cherry Crystal Friction Call From Down-N-Dirty Outdoors, the Cherry Crystal friction call is built around a laser-engraved cherry soundboard, with a crystal striking surface. The Signature Series Cherry Crystal is hand-made and hand-tuned, and it comes complete with a Purple Heart Striker. Toms beware! MSRP, $59.99 www.downndirtyoutdoors.com) Killin’ Krew Series of Diaphragm Turkey Calls This year, Down-N-Dirty Outdoors launches its Killin’ Krew Series of diaphragm turkey calls with the introduction of the KY H5N1. Designed by DND Killin’ Krew Pro Staff member and champion caller Jeff Noel, the KY H5N1 is a two-reed diaphragm call with a modified Ghost Cut that produces powerful, raspy yelps, cuts and cackles. Expected to be even more deadly to the turkey population than the avian flu from which it got its name, H5N1! MSRP, $11.99 www.downndirtyoutdoors.com MISCELLANEOUS Furtaker Predator Vest Made with the varmint hunter in mind, FOXPPRO’s new Furtaker Predator Vest is a fine choice for any hunt where you need your gear organized, portable, and at your finger tips. The Furtaker Vest features 20 pockets designed to hold and organize everything a serious predator hunter needs, from calls to AR clips, rifle and shotgun ammo, range finder, binoculars, hand calls, to your water bottle. Non-slip shoulder pads makes carrying a firearm more comfortable. Six “D” rings provide places to attach accessories. A built-in, conforming padded back rest assures in-the-field comfort. The 2 ½” thick foam seat pad deploys for a comfortable seat, while built-in lanyards make for organized, noise-free carrying of hand calls/accessories. The Furtaker Vest is fully adjustable–one size fits all. MSRP, $99.95 [www.gofoxpro.com ](/Miscellaneous Furtaker Predator Vest Made with the varmint hunter in mind, FOXPPRO’s new Furtaker Predator Vest is a fine choice for any hunt where you need your gear organized, portable, and at your finger tips. The Furtaker Vest features 20 pockets designed to hold and organize everything a serious predator hunter needs, from calls to AR clips, rifle and shotgun ammo, range finder, binoculars, hand calls, to your water bottle. Non-slip shoulder pads makes carrying a firearm more comfortable. Six “D” rings provide places to attach accessories. A built-in, conforming padded back rest assures in-the-field comfort. The 2 ½” thick foam seat pad deploys for a comfortable seat, while built-in lanyards make for organized, noise-free carrying of hand calls/accessories. The Furtaker Vest is fully adjustable–one size fits all. MSRP, $99.95 www.gofoxpro.com ) Hunt Master VXT Model Flashlight Browning’s new Hunt Master VXT model flashlight features a powerful new green LED for maximum stealth and enhanced night vision, just the thing for getting to your deer stand before dawn or tracking that buck after dark. The new Cree XP-C green LED is a bright 70 lumens, is about 15 times more powerful than a standard 4-5 lumen green LED. The Two additional Cree XP-E LEDs emit 225 lumens of clean white light. The VXT also features an adjustable spot-to-flood lens design and a memory feature that returns the light to the last setting used. Features all-aluminum construction with an unbreakable lens. The high power LEDs are rated for 100,000 hours of use. The effective distance for use is 100 meters. Overall length 6.6″. MSRP, $99.99. http://www.browning.com/ Expedition Natural Citronella Spray, by ReefSafe A couple years back, ReefSafe debuted BackCountry, a natural Citronella spray to ward off pesky insects complete with a SPF30 component to keep you sun safe as well. Now, the company introduces Expedition, the same natural Citronella without the SPF, for outdoor activities when the sun goes down. Expedition is easy to spray on and its waterproof formula helps it stay put on your skin. Biodegradable, too. MSRP, 8.45 ounce bottle, $10.00 www.reefsafesuncare.com Double-Back Utility Light Brunton Hunting introduces their Double-Back utility light, an extremely versatile light for hunters, anglers, and campers. Flexible straps can wrap around tent poles, tree limbs, trekking staff, backpack D-rings, even your dog’s collar–virtually anywhere you need a light. Twin LEDs provide steady or flashing illumination up to 80 hours. Sneak into the woods before daylight and get out after dark without disturbing nature with the green LED model. Uses 2 CR2025 batteries (included). Weighs under an ounce! MSRP, $10.00 www.Brunton.com Sportsman’s Weather Station, by Brunton The Sportsman’s Weather Station provides the most comprehensive data available to backcountry guides and elite hunters. Weather Station data includes: sunrise/sunset times, barometric data, moon phases, best hunting/fishing periods, outdoor/indoor temperature, time and date, and more. Easy to read display, and also has an alarm. Comes with desk top stand or can be wall mounted. Requires 4 AA batteries for main unit, 2AAA batteries for remote unit (not included). MSRP, $100.00 www.Brunton.com The Restore, Compact Solar Charger A compact solar charger for electronics and batteries, The Restore is an efficient, compact hybrid charger. The internal battery keeps extra energy at hand, and twin solar panels keep the battery at peak capacity. The Restore is great for charging electronics while afield, including cell phones, iPods, electronic compasses, GPS units and digital cameras. Advanced polycrystalline solar technology gathers maximum energy per inch for optimum efficiency. The Restore charges from the two solar panels, a computer USB or from the (included) DC adapter. Weighs just 8.6 ounces. The water resistant housing allows the Restore to be easily stowed in backpacks for extreme hunting adventures. The Restore is available in orange, blue or black. MSRP: $120 www.Bruntonhunting.com Coleman, CPX 6 Portable Electronics Charger The Coleman CPX6 Portable Electronics Charger, Model No. 2000002673, operates on 4 D-cell batteries using the CPX 6 Battery cartridge (included). Charges cell phones, MP3 players and other USB rechargeable devices. Storage compartment for charging cord. Charging cycle varies by product being charged. For example, charges a fully-depleted cell phone battery approximately 20 times when CPX 6 is powered by 4D batteries MSRP $24.99 http://www.coleman.com/ Coleman, CPX 4.5 Energy Power Pack The Coleman CPX 4.5 Energy Power Pack, Model No. 2000006658, a portable electronics charger, recharges cell phones, MP3 players, and other small electronic devices. Item itself can be run on 3 AAA batteries or the rechargeable Coleman CPX power cartridge (sold separately). Water and impact resistant. USB charging port protected by water resistant flip cap. Charging time varies with electronic devices MSRP: $19.99 http://www.coleman.com/ Go Anywhere Mini II Dive & Sport digital camera The 9-megapixel Mini II Dive & Sport digital camera, by SeaLife, lets you document your outdoor adventurers, where ever those adventures may take you. The exceptionally rugged Mini II is truly amphibious, bringing an end to the days of protecting your camera from the elements with padded bags and plastic wrappers. The Mini II has been tested and guaranteed to operate underwater at depths down to 130 feet–without an external housing. A sure grip, rubber armoring molded over its unbreakable Lexan body has passed extensive 6-foot drop testing, and the unbreakable Lexan body makes the Mini II virtually crushproof. An Easy Set-Up Mode provides a 1-2-3 graphic guide on its large 2.4-inch color LCD screen, taking the guesswork out of camera setup. The Mini II also features a 30-frames-per-second Video Mode in VGA or QVGA resolution with high-quality sound. A Spy Mode also allows the user to program the camera to automatically shoot continuous strings of images at pre-set intervals, making it perfect for surveying, scientific study and law enforcement applications. One year limited warranty. MSRP, $259.95 www.sealife-cameras.com Hi Mountain Seasonings New Outdoor Foods Best known for its jerky cure and seasonings, Hi Mountain Seasonings has launched a new line of camping, backpacking or outdoor foods. Four freeze-dried meals–Cajun Beans & Rice, Green Chile Casserole, Campfire Chili Macaroni and Hot Caramel Apple Crunch–are the first offerings. Add boiling water to the reseal able foil packet, wait, and eat! MSRP, $7.99 per packet www.himtnjerky.com The evolution in hunting and fishing gear continues. Check out the newest products that will revolutionize outdoor sports.