New Archery Products Bloodrunner This uniquely designed broadhead promises field-point accuracy while delivering a large 1 1/2-inch cutting diameter. When closed, the Bloodrunner has a 1-inch flight profile. The deployable blades are .036" thick stainless steel and super-sharp. Available in 100-grain 3-packs. ($39.99; newarchery.com).
Montana Decoy Kojo_The coyote Kojo decoy is a two-dimensional photo realistic decoy. The body is a high-quality print of an actual photo of the animal transferred onto a rugged cotton/polyester fabric. The image is printed on both sides for a realistic look no matter the direction the animal approaches. This decoy folds into an amazingly compact unit and is very lightweight―a nice amenity when every inch of backpack space is spoken for. _($69.95; montanadecoy.com)__
Game Plan Gear CameraMan PacA very unique twist on backpacks―the CameraMan Pack utilizes the features and functions of a professional camera case and morphs them with the durable convenience of a backpack. This pack is designed expressly for those hunters who enjoy videoing their hunts. The CameraMan is customizable with its movable interior dividers and is built with silent brushed-tricot weatherproof material with a PVC backing. Plush features include mesh interior organizers designed to capture and cradle all your most-coveted gear. This very thoughtful product will appeal to many hunters, as well as, camera people. ($149.95; gameplangear.com)
**Summit Raptor Series****** Summit’s new Raptor Series hang-on style stands are sure to be a big hit in 2009. These lightweight (10-pounds) stands feature all-welded construction, making them a rock-solid platform from which to hunt. All-welded construction means these stands are quiet. Roomy platforms, comfortable seats and the single cable spreader set this hang-on out from a field of all-so-rands. The trick Talon Bracket System turns hanging these stands from chore to pleasure. Available in any number of configurations to custom fit your particular hunting style. ($129-$179; summitstands.com)
Predator Xtinction Trail Camera It always amazes me at just how many trail cameras there are out there. It’s dizzying. For me, they all get lost in a blur because, other than price, they all seem about the same. However, this new Predator Xtinction is different. A 3.5″ touch screen is at the heart of this camera. Every function is operable from this easy-to-use screen. The Predator is capable of taking stills as well as video footage (5 burst pictures in under 5-seconds). A 4-week battery life on ten AA batteries, glass lenses cover, up to 4GB memory storage on either a thumb drive (jump drive) or compact flash card reader, built-in power jack for external 12-volt power supply, ½-second trigger and indestructible housing set this camera from the pack. ($449.99; predatortrailcams.com)
Here is a quick look at some of the newest bowhunting products poised to make a splash in the coming year.