Introducing the Garmin Xero Laser Bow Sight

The all new Garmin Xero Bow Sight

Garmin is excited to announce the Xero A1 and A1i, two groundbreaking auto-ranging digital laser bow sights that automatically measure the distance to a target and provide a precise, virtual lighted pin for the shot. The first-of-their-kind Xero bow sights are being announced in conjunction with the 2018 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Trade Show in Indianapolis, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#4035).

The Xero features a silent, single-button trigger mounted on the bow’s grip lets the archer range targets at rest or at full draw, virtually eliminating distance estimation and hunter movement – two of the biggest challenges in archery hunting. The laser range finder instantly provides the precise angle-compensated distance – up to 100 yards on game or 300 yards on reflective targets. The Xero then projects a precise, virtual LED pin that is only visible to the archer, and without the clutter of multiple physical pins. An ambient light sensor ensures the pin brightness is optimized for various shooting conditions.

“The Xero bow sight is truly a game-changer in the archery world. It helps take the guesswork out of ranging a target,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “When that buck of a lifetime walks by, knowing your precise yardage and having the exact pin to shoot is often the difference between making that shot or going home empty-handed.”

Archers can customize the Xero for single or multiple pin configurations, or they can manually select a pin of a pre-determined distance. A sunlight-readable display helps the user configure and customize the sight and provides information like target distance and angle. It also provides a shot odometer, so archers can keep tabs on how many times they’ve shot in one practice session or over the lifetime of the bow.

The Xero A1i includes many additional features. Laser Locate™ estimates the arrow’s point of impact and transfers that location to a compatible Garmin device (sold separately) so hunters know where to begin their recovery of game. The A1i also enables the archer to configure multiple arrow profiles, to easily transition between a target or hunting setup without readjusting the sight. Archers can also analyze and improve their performance with shot dynamics – information like arrow speed, roll of the bow, and bow impulse duration. Additionally, the A1i features user selectable red (default) and green LED pins.

The Xero operates up to a year on two AAA lithium batteries and comes in both right and left-handed configurations. Ruggedized and water rated to IPX7, the Xero can withstand the rigors of bowhunting. The Xero A1 has a minimum retail price of $799.99, and the A1i has a minimum retail price of $999.99. Both models are available in the first quarter of 2018.

Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of electronic bow sights for hunting. Always know and obey all hunting regulations before using this device.

Follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to learn more about Xero in the coming months.

Stealth Cam Scouting Camera Tips

Whether you have a few acres or thousands of acres that you hunt having a general knowledge of what game is on your property can be key to successful game management program as well as possible hunting success.  One of the best ways to keep track of what’s going on at your properties is with scouting cameras.   We’ve used StealthCam since they only had models that took photos on 35MM film.  Most of us remember those days of taking the film to be developed and waiting for week or more.  Now we’ve seen Stealthcam lead the evolution of cameras that we can view right then.   The new models do everything from taking still pictures in bursts, operating at night in infrared, taking HD video with sound, and even cameras with the ability to send the pictures to you no matter where you are in the world.

Hunters use scouting cameras for a wide variety of things on their properties from watching their animals to protecting their properties. Most of us cannot be out at our properties 24/7 but our scouting cameras can be our eyes while we are away. With the help of the scouting cameras hunters are able to monitor numerous things amongst their herd such as antler development, fawn recruitment, and keeping track of other game on your property from turkeys to hogs or even elk, bear and moose for our friends up north.

Once you get the right scouting camera for your needs it is time to head out and place your camera on your property, but there are a few things you need to take a look at before setting the camera up.

  • Placement – most hunters are going to look to have their cameras near game trails, food plots, feeders or watering holes.
  • Making sure you have the camera located next to an area with lots of activity will help you better know what is on your property
  • Ensure you place your camera in an easily accessible location

Today’s scouting cameras have numerous ways to mount the camera to fit your needs. Most all the cameras will come with straps to mount the camera to a tree or pole, but we all know sometimes that just won’t work. Other mounting options include:

  • Zip Ties
  • Bailing Wire
  • T-post or Auger type mounts
  • Screwing the housing directly into a tree, post or the ground.

One tip, after you get your scouting camera all set up is to take a few test pictures and pull the card and have a look at them. Make sure you have a clear picture and are seeing everything you want, lots of times in heavily wooded areas you may have to trim some branches or brush to get that perfect shot.

Once you have your scouting camera mounted and in the correct location it is time to make sure all of your settings are set the way you like them.

  • Set the date and time to ensure you can accurate data on your pictures
  • Choose if you are wanting to take pictures or videos and how often the camera shoots them
  • Select how high of quality do you want the pictures or videos. Remember the higher the quality the faster your SD cards will fill up

Once you get all those things done it is now time to sit back and enjoy looking at the pictures your scouting cameras will take and seeing what is on your property.

For more information on Stealth Cam Scouting Cameras visit: http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/stealth-cam/

Cabela’s Instinct Euro HD™ 10×42 Binoculars

Our relentless pursuit of superior optics led us to Europe, where we partnered with Meopta®, whose level of expertise is trusted by NASA, the U.S. Army and hunters all over the world. The result is Cabela’s Instinct Euro HD Binoculars that deliver performance matching or surpassing the best names in optics. MeoBright™ 5501 fully multicoated optical system and phase-corrected prisms deliver amazing 99.9% light transmission per lens surface and nearly nonexistent color distortion, allowing you to glass animals in the dimmest of light conditions.

Housed in a sleek, ergonomically designed aluminum-alloy body that reduces carry weight and has a rugged layer of textured rubber armor, you can have confidence they’ll stand up to the roughest hunt. Nitrogen purged, sealed and guaranteed to provide a lifetime of fogproof, waterproof performance – because you aren’t heading for the truck when the weather turns nasty. Twist-up eyecups allow easy use for spectacled hunters. Oversized center focus wheel with an integrated, adjustable diopter facilitates easy focusing. Includes lens covers, a padded aircell neck strap and a padded case with a shoulder strap.

  • Special lens coatings deliver superior light transmission
  • Built to exacting tolerances demanded by elite military units
  • Proven European optics produce outstanding clarity all day
  • Rugged rubber-armor housing withstands backcountry use
  • Waterproof, fogproof design allows you to glass in any weather
  • Oversized center-focus wheel is easy to use, even with gloves

Click the link to watch a video on the Cabela’s Instinct Euro HD 10X42 Binoculars: http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/video_popup.jsp?new=true&productId=1224087&scene7Id=Instinct_Euro_Bino_Final

 

For more information visit: http://www.cabelas.com/product/cabela-s-instinct-8482-euro-hd-10×42-binoculars/1224087.uts?

Cabela’s Instinct Euro Riflescopes

When you’ve done your preseason scouting, trained relentlessly to beat the mountain and set aside the time to chase elusive animals on their turf, you need a scope that delivers a crisp image during the low-light golden hours when game is most active.

 

Cabela’s Instinct Euro Riflescopes are fully multicoated with MeoBright™-5501 ion-assisted lens coatings, resulting in industry-leading 99.8% light transmission per lens surface that’s incredibly brilliant compared to other scopes, especially in low-light conditions. Premium lenses meticulously manufactured to exacting tolerances deliver best-in-class performance. Glass coating exceeds military specifications for severe abrasion resistance because the backcountry can be rough on optics.

 

The precision-tuned ocular lens system is optimized for a wide field of view with 3.75″ eye relief. An all-new erector system delivers smooth, precise magnification adjustments with no change in point of impact. A fast-focus eyepiece offers quick, easy adjustment. ETX etched-glass reticle is rugged enough to withstand the recoil of heavy magnum firearms. The one-piece 1″ tube is CNC-machined from a single solid billet of aircraft-grade aluminum and ELOX-anodized for extreme durability and scratch resistance. Nitrogen-purged and fully sealed for lasting waterproof, fogproof and shockproof reliability.
  • Lens coating optimizes light transmission during low-light hours
  • Premium lenses meticulously manufactured to exacting tolerances
  • Lens coating optimizes light transmission during low-light hours
  • Glass coating exceeds military specifications for abrasion resistance
  • Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof for reliability in all conditions
  • Backcountry-approved aircraft-grade aluminum construction
  • Wide field of view and 3.75″ eye relief built for open spaces

Click the link to watch a great video on the Cabela’s Instinct Euro Riflescopes: http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/video_popup.jsp?new=true&productId=1216808&scene7Id=Instinct_Riflescope_Final

For more information visit: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Instinct-Euro-Riflescopes/1216808.uts

 

Cabela’s Instinct Men’s Backcountry Active Lightweight 1/4-Zip Top

Your back country hunts push your physical limits, taking you over grueling terrain and through unpredictable weather. Cabela’s Instinct Men’s Backcountry Active Lightweight 1/4-Zip Top allows you to enjoy full freedom of movement and total thermal regulation as you pursue elusive high-elevation big game. When your hunt heats up, shed outer layers and wear as a lightweight jacket. If the snow is flying and wind is howling, wear as a lightweight layer between your base and outer layers. Polyester/spandex Polartec® Power Stretch® facilitates a full range of motion so you can hike, crawl and climb with ease. Zippered chest pocket ensures essential gear remains safe, secure and protected. Underarms and back yoke incorporate a thinner unbrushed Polartec Power Stretch fabric for enhanced breathability when carrying a pack. Angled center-front 1/4-zip closure prevents zippers from stacking on top of one another when layering. Imported.
For more information visit: http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS-INSTINCT-BACKCOUNTRY-ACTIVE-ZIP-TOP/1837487.uts

Spin Tech Spreaders Patented Spinner Mechanism

 

Filling feeders has never been easier.

Spin Tech features a patented Spinner Mechanism that not only rotates BUT elevates up and down! When the motor is shut off, the spinner plate automatically is pushed up tight resulting in it being sealed against the hopper, preventing any leakage of feed.

The SPINTECH technology is windproof and also prevents varmints like raccoons & squirrels from opening the plate and eating feed.

One thing we’ve noticed in the field is how strong the motor is, how far the feed is thrown as well as the fact we’ve got little to no waste thanks to the spinner plate going up and down and when not in use it’s secured against the funnel.

When motor is shut off, the spinner plate automatically is pushed up tight AND sealed against the hopper.

 

The SPINTECH technology is windproof and also prevents varmints like racoons & squirrels from opening the plaste and eating feed.

Some of the great features.

  • 12 Volt heavy duty motor
  • Hinged door with latch
  • Bracket to hold “EZ” timer
  • Spin Tech Patented Positive on Demand open/close spinner plate
  • Adjustable feed flow wing nut easily increases or decreases feed rate
  • Powder coated metal
  • 10 amp fuse protection
  • Digital “EZ” timer
  • Feeds up to 8 times a day
  • 1-30 second feed cycles
  • Adjustable motor speeds
  • Variable day selector
  • Test button (10-second delay)
  • Large display
  • Battery life display
  • TWO YEAR WARRANTY

Thompson Center Compass Rifle with Danielle Sanville

Threaded muzzle for use with compatible compensators, muzzle brakes, and suppressors.

Watch the video below to hear what Danielle Sanville of Thompson Center had to say about the new Compass rifle:

Introducing the T/C® COMPASS® – A great choice of rifles that can match any budget. Building on a heritage of accurate, affordable firearms – from a trusted American brand. Designed to deliver today’s sport shooters and hunters with a feature-rich bolt-action rifle at an affordable price point, the T/C Compass elegantly blends American-made craftsmanship and value into a professional-grade rifle.

The detachable, compact rotary magazine fits flush with the stock for easy carrying and no snags.

Top Features of the T/C Compass

ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER

THREADED MUZZLE

Threaded muzzle for use with compatible compensators, muzzle brakes, and suppressors. 1/2-28 UNEF for 204, 223 & 22-250 | 5/8-24 UNEF for 243 and larger.

3-LUG BOLT DESIGN

Simple, rugged design lends itself to years of reliable service and top-notch accuracy and reliability.

3 POSITION SAFETY

Provides visible and tactile feedback as to position of the safety. Provides locked, load/unload and fire positions.

MAXIMUM SCOPE CLEARANCE

The 60 degree bolt lift provided by the 3-lug bolt design gives the shooter maximum clearance between the bolt handle and a mounted scope – for fast cycling.

FLUSH FIT ROTARY MAGAZINE

The detachable, compact rotary magazine fits flush with the stock for easy carrying and no snags. The low-maintenance polymer magazine provides smooth feeding in a rust-proof, durable package. 5-round capacity in standard calibers and 4-rounds in magnum calibers.

For more information visit: http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/bolt-action-rifles/t-c-compass-rifles/t-c-compass

Engel Back Pack Cooler with Paul Kabalin

The new Engel Backpack Cooler features a rugged, tear-resistant 500-denier polyester diamond ripstop outer shell with a waterproof TPE coating for easy cleaning. On the inside, there’s a radiant barrier liner of reflective foil, in addition to a 1-inch thick layer of closed-cell foam insulation – another exclusive Engel features you won’t find on other bags. While the insulation effectively minimizes heat transfer to maintain cold inner temperatures, the radiant barrier liner reflects the sun’s long-wave heat radiation to further enhance the Backpack Cooler’s cold-keeping capabilities. Under typical conditions, the Backpack Cooler will hold ice for up to three days.

The Engel Backpack Cooler can carry up to 20 pounds of ice.

 

For more information visit: https://www.engelcoolers.com

 

GrovTec – Go Hunt. We’ll Carry the Gun

The tapered design emphasizes width at the load-carrying position to spread weight over a greater area.

Perfection in a finished part is defined by much more than a tight tolerance. It includes design, materials, finish, function, durability, and cost. Delivering on this total package is the foundation of the GrovTec mission.

Superior machining tolerances, all-steel construction, and premium finish define this swivel.

Integrated thumb loop relieves tension on your hand and forearm as well as stabilizing the firearm.

For more information visit: http://www.grovtec.com/

Cabela’s O2 Octane Camo Any Species-Any Terrain-Anytime

No better feeling than tagging a beautiful deer.

Countless hunters have relied on the proven effectiveness and multi-environment versatility of Cabela’s Outfitter Camo™ for over 20 years. Building off that proven DNA, we created Cabela’s O2™ Octane camo.

Distinctive shapes and markings break up the pattern itself, maximizing up-close concealment, while contrasting light and dark colors disrupt your silhouette at longer distances. For an unfair advantage on your next hunt, count on Cabela’s O2™ Octane’s unrestricted pattern to keep you hidden from the keen eyes of wild game.

Cabela’s O2™ Octane Camo is Perfect From Spring Turkey to Fall Whitetail and Everything In-between

Cabela’s O2™ Octane helping take down another awesome South Texas Whitetail

For more information visit: http://www.cabelas.com