HME Introduces Always Prepared (AP) Super Lite Series

Hunting Made Easy (HME) has announced several lightweight, purpose-built, hunting knives as part of the new Always Prepared Super Lite Series.

HME Replace-A-Blade – Tired of sharpening your knife? Don’t want to carry a sharpening stick or stone in your pack? The HME Replace-A-Blade knife uses replaceable blades that always guarantee you have a sharp edge. Designed to field dress big game animals in the mountains or the hardwood bottoms, the Replace-A-Blade features five replaceable, surgical #60 blades for precision caping and deboning tasks. The neon green skeletonized stainless-steel handle is easy to find in low light and it comes wrapped in 3 feet of black 550 paracord for a no-slip grip in any climate. A Kydex sheath and holster clip keeps the knife secured while on the trail.

MSRP: $49.99 Model: HME-KN-SKRAB

HME Skeletonized Gut Hook Knife – The new Skeletonized stainless-steel fixed blade is a modified drop-point intended for skinning and quartering jobs. The black oxidized blade also includes a gut hook, and the bright green handle finish makes the knife easy to find in your pack or when placed on the ground. The handle is wrapped in 3 feet of black 550 paracord. A Kydex sheath and holster clip are included.

MSRP: $39.99 Model: HME-KN-SKFBGH

HME Skeletonized Fixed Blade Knife – Hunters looking for a lightweight “one-and-done” knife to cover all essential field dressing needs will find it in the HME Skeletonized Fixed-Blade Knife. This knife has a trailing point blade profiled to handle gutting, skinning, caping, and de-boning tasks with ease. The easy-to-sharpen black oxide steel blade holds its edge while the 3 feet of black 550 paracord wrapped around the handle provides optimal blade control. The Skeletonized Fixed Blade Knife comes with a Kydex sheath and holster clip.

MSRP: $39.99 Model: HME-KN-SKFB

HME Super Lite Series Knife – This ultra-lightweight 6.3-inch replaceable blade knife provides surgical precision cutting abilities in the field. The one-ounce lightweight frame is easy to pack and carry during long hunts. A durable Super Lite green handle with a metal blade mount provides increased stability, cutting control, and strength. The Super Lite Series knife includes five replacement scalpel blades, each individually packaged for safe carry, and a polypropylene sheath.

MSRP: $19.99 Model: HME-KN-PRBBM-GR

To take a closer look at the many innovative solutions for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from HME, visit www.hmeproducts.com.

About Hunting Made Easy

Based in Irving, TX – HME is the pioneer in hunting accessories, providing a wide range of hunting gear designed to do just that, make hunting easy! Ranging from treestand and ground blind accessories, game processing, scent attractants and scent control, trail camera mounts, ground blinds, and everything in between, HME is a brand that is certain to make your outdoor experience more efficient, but more importantly, enjoyable.

HME is a subsidiary brand under GSM Outdoors. For information regarding GSM and their products please visit www.gsmoutdoors.comTo become a dealer or have a sales representative contact you, please call (877) 269-8490. For more information on GSM brands visit http://www.gsmoutdoors.com.

For nearly 20 years, the GSM Outdoors family has been strongly dedicated to bringing the greatest innovative consumer products to the market through some of the most well-respected brands in the outdoor industry. They have grown to cover a wide variety of outdoor products to meet all your hunting, shooting and outdoor needs. Their extensive brand portfolio includes Stealth Cam scouting cameras, Walker’s hearing protection & enhancement, Muddy blinds & tree stands, Boss Buck American Hunter feeders, New Archery Products (NAP) broadheads & ground blindsWestern Rivers game calls, Hawk &Big Game tree standsDown & Out hunting blindsHME hunting accessories (Coyote Light & Scent Slammer), SME shooting accessories (Bullseye), Crossfire HolstersCyclops light accessories, Birchwood Casey and Viking Solutions. Get the most out of your outdoor experience with GSM Outdoors!

HOW TO: Prepare to Shoot in Cold Weather

A hunting scenario a lot of people can’t control, that they don’t necessarily think as much about is, their clothing in a hunting situation. They’ve spent all summer practicing at the range, in the early fall, they’re wearing a light jacket, light clothing. Then next thing you know, they’re out in a hunting situation, and it is cold, they’ve got tons of gear on, and they’ve put gloves on for the first time. They’ve never pulled the trigger with the gloves! They’ve never raised their handgun into a  position to take a shot with all that clothes on and it’s binding and it feels different and the entire summer of practice, and the entire early fall, it kind of goes out the window.

We highly suggest spending some time shooting with gloves if you think you’re going to be wearing gloves in a hunting situation. We know when it’s cold, we’re gonna have our gloves on. Because the entire handgun is going to feel different. From how you load it, to how the trigger feels, to how you reload. Everything about it is gonna be a little more cumbersome and you’re gonna feel like you’re fumbling a little bit, so don’t forget to practice with your gloves on. And if you’ll spend some time preparing for that different feel, it will pay off. You know, because repetitive practice in anything, is gonna help you be more successful.

 

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HME Announces 3-Person Ground Blinds

Spacious Design and Veil Camo Option Lead Content Features

Hunting Made Easy has introduced a large, 3-person blind to their pop-up ground blind line. Engineered to deliver the function and features demanded by serious whitetail and turkey hunters, the HME 3-person ground blind provides ample room for multiple hunters or anyone who prefers a spacious blind for accommodating gear and making for a comfortable day afield.

Available in the new Veil Cervidae camo pattern or a photo-realistic hardwood pattern, the HME 3-Person Ground Blind offers a broad 6′ 3″ overall shooting width. Dual-track independent horizontal windows allow hunters to cover a wide shooting range with a bow, rifle, or shotgun. Both the top and bottom halves of the windows can be raised or lowered for a customized shooting portal. There is also a small “peek-hole” window on the backside so you can stealthily check game coming from behind the blind and prepare for the shot. The blind also offers over 5-1/2 feet of center height, providing ample head and bowroom when shooting from a seated position.

75″ X 75″ X 67″ Pop-Up Ground Blind in Cervidae Camo

Featuring a conventional pop-out framework construction, the HME 3-Person Ground Blind is made of a 300 D brushed fabric shell that is water-resistant and built to withstand repeated seasonal use. Sewn-in brush loops along the exterior lets you use local foliage to further break up the outline and blend “deeper” into the natural environment. A blackout interior minimizes ambient light inside the blind to provide hunters with an added layer of concealment.

The HME 3-Person Ground Blind includes additional features today’s hunters appreciate. Built-in loft pockets inside the blind are ideal for securing ozone-generating devices for those who wish to incorporate scent concealment. For noise reduction, silent window sliders allow the viewing screens to be quietly lowered in preparation for the shot.

HME 3-Person Ground Blind Specifications

MSRP: $169.99

  • 75-in shooting width
  • 67-inch center height
  • 300D brushed fabric shell
  • Water resistant
  • Two full-width windows
  • Blackout interior
  • Brush loops
  • Silent window sliders
  • Ozone-generator loft pockets
  • Veil Cervidae camo or hardwood camo finishes

For a demonstration of the HME 3-Person Ground Blind’s features, watch the video here. To take a closer look at the many innovative solutions for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from HME, click here.

About Hunting Made Easy

Based in Irving, TX – HME is the pioneer in hunting accessories, providing a wide range of hunting gear designed to do just that, make hunting easy! Ranging from treestand and ground blind accessories, game processing, scent attractants and scent control, trail camera mounts, ground blinds, and everything in between, HME is a brand that is certain to make your outdoor experience more efficient, but more importantly, enjoyable.

HME is a subsidiary brand under GSM Outdoors. For information regarding GSM and their products please visit www.gsmoutdoors.com. To become a dealer or have a sales representative contact you, please call (877) 269-8490. For more information on GSM brands click here.


For nearly 20 years, the GSM Outdoors family has been strongly dedicated to bringing the greatest innovative consumer products to market through some of the most well-respected brands in the outdoor industry. They have grown to cover a wide variety of outdoor products to meet all your hunting, shooting and outdoor needs. Their extensive brand portfolio includes
Stealth Cam scouting cameras, Walker’s hearing protection & enhancement, Muddy blinds & tree stands, Boss Buck &
American Hunter feeders, New Archery Products (NAP) broadheads & ground blindsWestern Rivers game calls, Hawk &
Big Game tree standsDown & Out hunting blindsHME hunting accessories (Coyote Light & Scent Slammer), SME shooting accessories (Bullseye), Crossfire HolstersCyclops light accessories, Birchwood Caseyand Viking Solutions. Get the most out of your outdoor experience with GSM Outdoors!

New Stealth Cam® FLX Offers Dual Wireless Cam Management Systems

Stealth Cam® introduces a new trail camera designed to simplify on-the-go programming and wireless downloading. The all-new Stealth Cam FLX uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, offering in-the-field and Local Network communication between the camera and mobile devices or nearby servers.

The FLX Bluetooth option lets the user access the camera from a mobile device for field application use. The available Stealth Cam Remote app can automatically activate the camera’s on-board Wi-Fi and allows photo and video download from 30-50 feet distance, as well as complete programming of the camera’s numerous customizable settings! This is a noteworthy advantage as it allows the user to access imagery or change camera settings without disturbing the camera set or contaminating the immediate area with scent.

Stealth Cam FLX Wifi Trail Camera

Capture the ideal shot with the Stealth Cam FLX WiFi Trail Camera. This 30.0 Megapixel game camera with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features a burst mode of 1 to 9 images per triggering so you’ll be able to capture every detail.

In addition to the Bluetooth compatibility, the Stealth Cam FLX also allows Wi-Fi communication to a home-based server when the camera is within 30-50 feet. This makes the FLX ideal for capturing images and videos around home or camp. New photos can be programmed to download directly to the server at specified intervals, with notification alerts whenever new photos are uploaded.

The FLX itself is a highly sophisticated camera that delivers 30MP still images, 1080P video, and up to 512GB storage with an appropriately sized SD card. Several Stealth Cam technologies are employed to achieve this exceptional performance, starting with the 42 IR emitters with adjustable PIR range control, fast trigger speed (under one second), blur reduction, low-light sensitivity for vibrant images day or night, and multi-programmable burst and recovery times to meet all monitoring conditions.

Whether you’re keeping an observation site “clean” or just keeping an eye on things around home or camp, the new FLX is sure to deliver with its dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth management systems! To learn more about the FLX and other Stealth Cam products, please visit http://www.stealthcam.com.

 

Stealth Cam FLX Features:

  • 30 MP
  • 42 IR Emitters
  • Smart Illumination Technology
  • 1080P Video
  • Range Control – Adjustable PIR
  • Security Mode (re-write SD memory)
  • Reflex™ Trigger < .4seconds
  • Intuitive backlit menu programming
  • Matrix ™ Advanced Blur Reduction & Retina™ Low Light sensitivity
  • 16:9 Wide Image Ratio
  • Quick Set pre-programmed option.
  • Burst Mode 1-9 images per triggering; Adjustable intervals 1 – 5 seconds
  • 3-59 sec / 1- 59 min recovery time out
  • Time / Date / Moon Phase / Temperature / Name Stamp
  • GEO-TAG GPS Tagging
  • Secure Lock password protection
  • SD Card slot up to 512GB
  • Video & USB output
  • Operates on 8 AA batteries
  • External power jack for 12V battery box
  • Multi Lingual (English / French / German / Spanish)
  • Preset Time & Date (CST)
  • MSRP: $249.99

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards Over $86,000 in 2nd Quarter

Yamaha Grant Program Supports Donation Pledge of up to $500,000 in 2019

 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces it is awarding more than $86,000 to five organizations as part of its pledge to fund up to $500,000 in Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) grants in 2019. Supporting the company’s commitment toward deploying essential resources to those meeting the challenges of accessing public lands for outdoor recreation, Yamaha encourages outdoor enthusiast groups and land stewardship organizations to apply for funding at YamahaOAI.com.

For more than 10 years, Yamaha’s industry-leading OAI program has contributed nearly $4 million in funding and equipment to more than 300 deserving grant recipients across the country. Yamaha continues to seek OAI grant recipients for projects from ATV, Side-by-Side, motorcycle, snowmobile, and outdoor enthusiasts and associations – all of whom share the common need for land access to enjoy their lifestyle. Projects receiving a Yamaha OAI grant often have a strong stewardship component, as well as an inclusive community of users working together, ensuring all types of outdoor recreationists can access public land sustainably and safely. For 2019, Yamaha OAI is pledging up to $500,000 in advancing land-access efforts.

“There are so many outdoor recreation organizations needing assistance in their work to protect, restore, and improve access to public land,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “With pledging up to $500,000 in 2019, we want all of those fighting for access to know Yamaha is here to help and we’re committed to ensuring public lands are available to everyone.”
Yamaha is awarding more than $86,000 in the current funding cycle to support efforts protecting and improving admittance to public land and educating the public on its safe, sustainable recreational use by all. The second quarter OAI grant recipients received Yamaha’s support for projects with a variety of benefits to outdoor enthusiasts, including restoring entry-to-land ravaged by recent wildfires, ensuring visitors have adequate information to access public land safely and responsibly and making improvements to the popular recreation sites. Grants were awarded to the following organizations in this latest funding cycle:
  • Arizona State Association of 4-Wheel Drive
  • Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance (PWORA)
  • Save the Rider’s Dunes
  • Southern California Mountain Foundation
  • The Great Outdoors Fund
For further information on Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative program, or to submit a grant application, visit YamahaOAI.com. Connect with Yamaha Outdoors on your favorite social channels at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoorsInstagram.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors. Additionally, find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA

About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

For more than a decade, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the powersports industry in guaranteeing responsible access to our nation’s land for outdoor enthusiasts. Through this program, Yamaha has, directly and indirectly, supported thousands of miles of motorized recreation trails, maintained and
rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, supplied agricultural organizations with essential OHV safety education, built bridges over fish bearing streams and partnered with local outdoor enthusiast communities across the country to improve access to public lands. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable public use. A committee then reviews each application and awards grants to deserving projects. Examples of appropriate projects for grants include, but are not limited to:
  • Trail development, restoration, and maintenance
  • Trail signage and map production
  • Staging area construction, renovation, and maintenance
  • Land stewardship, safety, and education
Updated guidelines, an application form, and information on the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative,
call the dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com, or write to:
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
3065 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Bldg. 100
Marietta, GA 30066
About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

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ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.

Conquest Scents Test Urine-Based Products for CWD

Conquest Scents Test Negative for CWD

The most demanded scent in the industry, ConQuest Scents has been tested by CWD Evolution, LLC to further ensure their urine lures are disease-free. RT-QuIC is the method to test for CWD in the urine. ConQuest Scents has taken these added assurances to create a healthy environment for the Whitetail hunters.

Conquest Scents is 100% confident that their products pose no risk of spreading CWD. The RT-QulC test is just a confirmation of that fact.

Top, non-bias scientist have developed cited studies to confirm disease free urine. This scientific breakthrough brings confidence to the hunter to keep ConQuest Scents as their favorite weapon accessory.

Yamaha Unveils New 2020 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side and ATV Models

Proven Off-Road Adventure-Seeking 2020 Models Up the Ante with Increased Terrainability

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces all-new XT-R models for select Proven Off-Road 2020 ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Boasting superior capability, comfort, and confidence in a variety of terrain, the new XT-R editions are equipped with stout new radial tires, a WARN winch, advanced suspension, new painted Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black color scheme, and more.

Yamaha’s 2020 XT-R editions include the recreationally-focused Wolverine X2, Wolverine X4, and Grizzly, along with the pure-sport YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS). The complete lineup of newly announced 2020 models includes:

  • 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4
  • 2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS
  • 2020 Grizzly XT-R
  • 2020 Kodiak 450 Special Edition (SE) in Tactical Green
  • 2020 Viking VI and Viking

 

“Yamaha is stepping up the Proven Off-Road platform this year with the new Wolverine, YXZ, and Grizzly XT-R models, taking trail performance and showroom appeal to the next level with added features to increase real-world terrainability,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “The 2020 XT-R Yamahas are the perfect package for enthusiast customers wanting to go directly from buying to riding on their next extreme off-road adventure.”

2020 Wolverine X2 and X4:  The Ultimate Recreational Trail-Exploring Machines

The 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 deliver superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability. Smooth, ultra-quiet power comes from an 847-cc twin-cylinder engine, while a compact, nimble chassis allows drivers to navigate tight, technical terrain. Along with new upper and lower rear A-arms to increase suspension travel while minimizing camber changes for improved response in rough terrain, the 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 now also accommodates “square” – or same-size – accessory tire and wheel setups, in addition to withstanding the added rigor of winching.

 

Both Wolverine models are versatile and work-ready with a 600-pound-rated bed, donning an automotive-style one-hand-operated tailgate, and impressive 2,000-pound towing capacity. The two-seat Wolverine X2 is equipped with a hydraulic dump bed, while the X4 can seat up to four with industry-exclusive, simple-to-stow full-size rear seats, allowing for expanded cargo capacity when needed.

 

Yamaha’s driver-centric Real World Tech features on the Wolverine includes an ultra-reliable and durable Ultramatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), able to accommodate more than 60 pound-feet of torque, dependable driver-controlled On-Command 4WD system, the industry’s foremost speed and torque-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS), and compatibility for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS.

Delivering more real-world confidence than any other powersports manufacturer, Yamaha provides the industry’s only 10-Year Belt Warranty with every Ultramatic-equipped 2019 and newer Yamaha ATV and Side-by-Side.

 

The Wolverine X2 and X4 in the XT-R trim is further equipped with new 27-inch GBC Dirt Commander radial tires featuring 8-ply rated construction, increased ground clearance, traction, and durability, a WARN VRX 4500 winch, high-quality graphics and painted bodywork, and KYB piggyback shocks with fully adjustable spring preload, rebound, and high- and low-speed compression damping. The Wolverine X4 XT-R retains the advanced self-leveling rear shocks to provide a plush ride, as well as help maintain optimized ground clearance based on the terrain and cargo.

 

All 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 models will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall. The 2020 Wolverine X4 will be available in Yamaha Blue (MSRP $16,099), and with aluminum wheels in Alpine White (MSRP $16,449) and Realtree Edge (MSRP $16,899). The Wolverine X2 R-Spec with a suntop and aluminum wheels will be available in Alpine White (MSRP $14,499) and Realtree Edge (MSRP $14,949), along with a standard Yamaha Blue model (MSRP $12,699). Both the Wolverine X2 and X4 XT-R versions will be available in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black (MSRP starting at $15,999).

2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS:  Pure-Sport Fun and Domination from Coast-to-Coast

The 2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS are the ultimate pure-sport high-performance off-road adventure vehicles, capable of handling a wide variety of terrain – from open deserts and dunes to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain. The YXZ models are powered by Yamaha’s industry-first 998cc triple-cylinder engine and industry-exclusive manual transmission, delivering the only direct-connection experience and feel in a Side-by-Side.

 

Designed with either a full-manual five-speed transmission for ultimate vehicle-to-driver connection, or with aluminum paddle shifters in the high-tech SS package, all YXZ models have Yamaha’s Real World Tech features, including On-Command 4WD, speed and torque-sensitive EPS, and prewiring for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS. Capability, comfort, and confidence are optimized for unmatched pure-sport performance with high flow intake and exhaust, an oversized rear-mounted radiator, and 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn 8-ply rated radial tires.

Special Edition YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS models are further equipped with painted bodywork, color-matched interior, true beadlock wheels, and high-spec, fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks. The all-new YXZ1000R SS XT-R package includes all SE upgrades, in addition to Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis Carnage 8-ply rated radial tires for exceptional traction and durability, centerline pod lights for enhanced illumination, a custom front grab bar with a heavy-duty WARN VRX 4500 winch and integrated in-cab switch, a composite suntop, and contrast-stitched seats.

 

Available at authorized Yamaha dealers this fall, the 2020 YXZ1000R will be available in red with aluminum wheels (MSRP $18,999), and the Sport Shift in White with aluminum wheels (MSRP $18,999). The Special Edition YXZs will be available in Team Yamaha Blue with aluminum beadlock wheels (MSRP $20,699), and the YXZ1000R SS XT-R model will be available in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black with suntop, WARN winch, and beadlock wheels (MSRP $21,699).

2020 Grizzly XT-R:  Big Bore ATV for Extreme Trail Riding

Announced earlier this year, the 2020 Grizzly has been designed for the sport recreational trail rider looking for excitement in every ride, delivering the ideal balance of big-bore power and performance in an ATV. The new 2020 Grizzly XT-R brings even more riding exhilaration thanks to its potent and proven 700-class engine, superior e-coated chassis running Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, roomy ergonomics, advanced electronics, and stylish XT-R edition painted bodywork.

 

The 2020 Grizzly XT-R includes a factory-installed WARN Pro Vantage 2500 winch and is prewired for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS, furthering one’s off-road excursions in an ATV. It is also equipped with Yamaha’s standard Real World Tech, including an Ultramatic automatic transmission, On-Command 2WD / 4WD system, and EPS.

 

The 2020 Grizzly XT-R will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black (MSRP $10,999).

2020 Kodiak 450 SE:  Mid-Size ATV with Real World Performance and Value

The 2020 Kodiak 450 SE combines Yamaha’s legendary durability and reliability with class-leading handling. Powered by a 450-class, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with electronic fuel injection, it delivers work-ready performance with more than 1,300 pounds of towing capacity, while its compact and nimble chassis handles tight and technical trails.

 

Delivering Proven Off-Road capability, comfort, and confidence, the 2020 Kodiak 450 SE boasts Yamaha’s standard Real World Tech features including an Ultramatic automatic transmission, EPS, adjustable dual A-arm suspension, and for the first time ever on a Kodiak 450, Yamaha’s three-position On-Command 4WD with 2WD, 4WD limited-slip, and 4WD with full-locking differentials. This rugged new special edition Kodiak also includes a factory-installed Warn Pro Vantage 2500 winch and premium alloy wheels to complete an already well-equipped package.

 

The 2020 Kodiak 450 SE with aluminum wheels is available in a Matte Silver (MSRP $7,599) and the new Tactical Green SE with On-Command and a WARN winch ($7,999 MSRP).

 

Class‑leading comfort is paired with an unmatched work capability and striking good looks in this 6‑passenger Ranch Edition.

2020 Viking and Viking VI:  Hardworking and Dependable Utility, Farm, and Ranch Hand

Yamaha’s Viking and Viking VI SxS vehicles are value-packed, with Proven Off-Road capabilities and Real World Tough durability. Viking SxS models are well-appointed with a reliable and powerful 700-class engine, along with Yamaha’s Real World Tech features including an Ultramatic transmission, On-Command 2WD / 4WD with full differential-lock, and EPS. Combined with a comfortable and confidence-inspiring ride in its class-leading cab with room for three to six people, Vikings are the toughest and hardest working utility-based SxS vehicles that are also fun to drive.

 

The Viking and Viking VI’s reinforced rear steel cargo bed incorporates accessory mounting points on the bed rails and a rugged rubber cargo bed mat for further sound and vibration reduction. Sizeable enough to carry a standard pallet, the piston-assisted dump bed can pack up to 600 pounds of equipment and supplies while retaining its supple ride and off-road capability. The Viking’s standard two-inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds – with or without a full load in the cargo bed.

The Ranch Edition model has superior capability, comfort, and confidence with the addition of bold paint and graphics.

2020 Viking and Viking VI Ranch Edition models are available in an all-new Copperhead Orange Metallic painted bodywork with color-matched interior, under-seat storage, cast aluminum wheels, comfort-grip steering wheel, overfenders, center rearview mirror, rear grab bar, and distinct Ranch Edition badging.

 

All 2020 Viking and Viking VI models will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall. The Viking will be available in Ridge Red with a suntop ($11,999 MSRP), with EPS-equipped models including a suntop and aluminum wheels in Tactical Green ($13,499 MSRP), Realtree Edge ($13,899 MSRP), or the Copperhead Orange Metallic Ranch Edition with a suntop ($14,199 MSRP). Viking VI models are also available in Tactical Green ($14,299 MSRP), Realtree Edge with aluminum wheels ($14,899 MSRP), and the Copperhead Orange Metallic Ranch Edition with a color-matched soft suntop, aluminum wheels, and heavy-duty front brush guard ($15,599 MSRP).

Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV is proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

 

To view the entire Proven Off-Road lineup and learn more, visit YamahaOutdoors.com. Connect with Yamaha on your favorite social channels at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors. Additionally, find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms:  #Yamaha #ProvenOffRoad #REALizeYourAdventure #AssembledInUSA #Yamaha10YearBelt

 

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

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Start Hunting with a Handgun Today!

We’ve received many questions over the past year about handgun hunting. How do I get started? Which handgun is right for me? What hunting situations am I going to find myself in? So we thought we would dedicate this blog entry to sharing our knowledge of handgun hunting and helping you get started in this exciting style of hunting. We routinely get a lot of questions when we’re and about, about taking up new means and methods to go hunt with hunting in different locations, different species, and one of the most popular questions we tend to get recently is handgun hunting.  People come out and say,  “Man I saw you hunting with that .460,” or, “You were rattling this big deer and the guy shot it with a handgun.” And they’re like, “I wanna learn how to do that, I’m interested in that.”

The first thing I always tell them is, “Don’t be afraid to take up handgun hunting. Yes, it’s totally different than hunting with a rifle or muzzleloader or any other  means and method that you’ve never hunted with before, but it’s so much fun, it opens up an entirely new way for you to go hunting.” – Wade Middleton

A key piece of advice is to make sure and spend some time studying the locations that you’re going to be hunting and understanding what calibers are probably going to be the best for that situation. You might not necessarily need to go grab the .460 or the .500’s to be able to go out for some big game, you might only be hunting whitetail in tight quarters and there may be another caliber, another frame that’ll be perfect for you.

Taking up handgun hunting and shooting big handguns like this for the very first time could be a little intimidating. When you see this and grab it, you’re like,” Oh my god! That thing is huge,  its gonna kick!” In our opinion, these big hunting handguns from the Performance Center, they’re designed to be able to work for you, designed to be able to perform in such a great manner.  From your cylinders to the barrels, to the weight of it, to the grips. Everything is designed to be able to have lower and less recoil in comparison to what you think you would be dealing with when you shoot these big handguns. That’s not saying by any means there is not some kick to it and you don’t have to control of this handgun, but the reality is these are about as fun a firearm as we’ve ever taken up shooting.  We really from the first that we saw them,  yes we were intimidated, but then from the moment we began shooting them, it became an addiction the learn all the different calibers that are really designed for hunting.

 

You know, handgun hunting is becoming more and more popular, and we’ve got a lot of different products from the Performance Center that could help you out on what you’re looking for and what you’re gonna hunt with. – Tony Miele: Performance Center General Manager

 

How-To Perfect Your Trigger Pull


Trigger pull and the follow-through in a hunting situation with a handgun to us are two really important things. They vastly differ probably from your competitive shooters and how they would focus on it and what they would be thinking about, but in a hunting situation, it is one shot, one kill in a perfect world. That trigger pull is something on a handgun that’s really different than a rifle or your shotgun. It’s a lot longer, it’s a lot more drawn out, and staying through it, for lack of a better word, is something really key in a hunting situation.

We look at a lot of our misses on the range and even bad shots when we’ve been hunting. It’s been a forced fast pull of the trigger, a jerk, in our mind with that small barrel, you’re pulling everything left or down in a lot of those situations. We think that’s what you want to avoid and obviously the way to avoid that is practice and kind of concentrating going through it. That motion and that practice will pay off and help you begin to focus on that after the boom and staying down and through on that target and not try to peek link in golf. When you peek, you top the golf ball.  If you peek right at that moment of truth, when you’re expecting that gun to go off, your aiming point is gonna differ.

So trigger pull, good slow follow through in your mind, make it all good one motion staying down on the target.  We think it’d be a big key thing for guys that are picking up handgun hunting to help raise their success.

 

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Thompson/Center Arms™ Adds T/CR22® with TRUETIMBER® Camouflage Pattern

T/CR22 rimfire rifle now available in TRUETIMBER® STRATA camouflage pattern

Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it has expanded its line of T/CR22 rimfire rifles to include the popular TRUETIMBER STRATA camouflage pattern. Now available in six different finishes, the T/CR22 rifle is expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike and integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package.

The new T/CR22 rifle features a lightweight Magpul® composite stock and includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition. The rifle ships with a built-in picatinny-style rail that allows for the quick mounting of an optic, features a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device.

Chambered in .22LR, the T/CR22 with TRUETIMBER STRATA camouflage ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine, includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty, and is priced at an MSRP of $419.

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