HIVIZ Introduces LiteWave H3 Plain Barrel Shotgun Sight

LiteWave H3® Plain Barrel Bead Replacement Sight

LiteWave H3 Plain Barrel Shotgun Sight

HIVIZ® Shooting Systems made a name for itself with shotgun sights starting in 1996. Since then, they have been a leader in innovative sights for hunting and competitive shooting with products such as the TriViz® and the CompSight®, and this year is no different! Adding to its already popular line of Tritium/Fiber-Optic handgun sights, HIVIZ has added a plain barrel shotgun sight to its LiteWave H3® family of products.

LiteWave H3 Plain Barrel Shotgun Sight

LiteWave H3® sight combines Tritium with the HIVIZ Litepipe technology for 24 illumination. Now you can have the advantage of day and night performance all in one sight system.

This new sight combines the benefits of light-gathering Fiber-Optic capabilities with light-emitting Tritium for 24-hour illumination! Housed in a steel constructed frame, this screw attach sight is extremely durable and allows an unprecedented amount of light to enter the LitePipes during the day while emitting the glow of Tritium in low light and no light conditions. The new HIVIZ LiteWave H3 Plain Barrel Shotgun Sight was designed for the roughest use, whether it be tactical application, personal defense, in the field or on the range, it will keep you on target from dawn until dusk. It fits most plain barrel shotguns with removable front bead. MSRP: $55.00.

See how easy it is to install the HIVIZ plain barrel shotgun sight here .

For additional information and to see the new HIVIZ LiteWave H3 Plain Barrel Shotgun Sight, visit our website: www.hivizsights.com/ or call 800.589.4315.

About HIVIZ – HIVIZ® Shooting Systems is the designer, engineer and manufacturer of high quality and innovative products for shotguns, handguns and rifles. Founded in 1996, the company has stayed true to its vision: to advance the art of shooting. From the unique molded LitePipe Technology to our patented LiteWave H3® Tritium/Fiber-Optic sights, HIVIZ continues to be a leader in the shooting world. Whether it is in the field, at the range or for personal defense, HIVIZ Sights help you See What You’ve Been Missing. We are proud to be installed as original equipment on many major brands including Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Benelli, Browning, Henry Rifles and Remington, among others. For more information, visit: www.hivizsights.com.

Stealth Cam Launches Enhanced Command Pro App

COMMAND PRO APP: INDUSTRY LEADING TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Stealth Cam®, the leader in trail camera innovation and cellular imaging technology, has just launched its all-new Command Pro App for 2021! This new App provides a seamless integration for wireless camera operation and image/video management for Stealth Cam.

Retooled and refreshed for 2021, the Command Pro App raises the bar in remote scouting with the integration of industry leading technology, supported by a robust server platform for improved performance and reliability. These features include:

High-resolution HD downloads

Available through all the new 2021 camera models (DS4K™, REACTOR, FUSION X, MORPH, MERGE, MANIFEST 2.0, RELAY, TRAIL-TEK). Images sent to the app are of high quality, however users now have the option to download high-res images from the camera for maximum clarity.  The High Res download option is perfect for both hunting and security purposes.

Video Mode w/ Previews

For the new 2021 video enabled cameras, the Command Pro app shows a 3-frame preview of the recorded video, before you chose to download the full clip.

  • Available on the Stealth Fusion X/Reactor/DS4K Transmit and Muddy Morph wireless cameras.
  • In video mode the cameras will send you a GIF preview of the 1st, middle, and last frame of the video. By sending a GIF preview it will allow users to save on data but still have the option to download the full HD video if desired.
  • Videos are of exceptional quality.
  • Users have the option to download videos of their liking to the new app, such as a big buck, but will still be able to preview the GIF and see ‘multiple frames’ of action on the GIF previews.
  • Video WITH audio available on Stealth Reactor and DS4K Transmit.
  • Video without audio available on the Muddy Morph and Stealth Fusion X.

 

Night Colorization

Available on all 20’ and 21’ model wireless Stealth and Muddy cameras

Turn black and white images into color on demand with Command Pro’s groundbreaking AI powered technology.

Tagging Options and Filters

Tagging options in the Command Pro App

Available on all 20’ and 21’ model wireless Stealth and Muddy cameras

This option makes it possible to organize and recall individual animals and select filter parameters to identify and sort game patterns, time frame, and environmental conditions. In short, the new filtering and tagging functions can help you pattern your biggest target animals.

Global Gallery

Global Gallery in the Command Pro App

Available on all 20’ and 21’ model wireless Stealth and Muddy cameras.

This feature integrates images, videos, and video previews from all 2020 and 2021 Stealth Cam, Muddy & Wildview cellular cameras into a single gallery! These are conveniently stored chronologically by date and time. By leveraging the new filter and tagging options, the Global Gallery offers territory-wide activity monitoring at a glance and with never-before-seen precision. Users can sort through the Global Gallery by applying different filters or tags which is a huge asset for hunters to pattern wildlife on their farms and see trends in movement based on time, temp, date, etc., as well as view patterns of SPECIFIC bucks on their properties across multiple cameras and locations.

Already a Stealth Cam Command user?

No problem! Your app and cameras will continue to work. To experience the new features or add new cameras, you will need to update your old Command App simply by visiting the App or Google Play Stores, search for Stealth Cam Command Pro, and press update. The update will keep your current cameras, settings, and photos without the need to re-add or reset them.

The Stealth Cam and Muddy family of cellular trail cameras set themselves apart for their advanced technology and practical performance engineered to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of today’s big game hunters and wildlife observers. Now, with the innovation provided by the new and improved Command Pro App, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy “the next best thing to being there!”

For more information on the Command Pro App or to review all of Stealth Cam’s new wireless cameras for 2021, visit their website at www.stealthcam.com.

Love It or Hate it: Hunting with 6.5 Creedmoor

You can really start a lot of interesting debates on social media, around the campfire, outdoor forums, wherever it may be about the 6.5 Creedmoor. There’s a very love it or hate it type feeling about this cartridge. But to me, when you pair the 6.5 Creedmoor with the right ammo and the right situation, it’s a deadly combination.

Just like most of the calibers out there, if you use the right bullets in the right conditions, you’re going to find success with it. So those people that don’t like 6.5 Creedmoor a lot of times (I think probably more often than not) they’re using the wrong bullet when it comes to bullet selection.

Do Your Research!


I recommend to a lot of people, that if you’ve got a rifle and want to know what ammo performs the best with your rifle, grab four or five different boxes of ammo (with four or five different bullet weights) from different companies, and go shoot it. At the end of the day, I think what you’ll find is which bullet your rifle performs best with. When you do that and spend the time on the range, it’s going to make you a better shooter and hunter, because you understand and now know what your gun is going to do. I think that pays off a lot.

When you look at the 6.5 Creedmoor, there are a tremendous amount of bullets available that are designed for long-range target shooting out there. There are probably fewer bullets designed for that cartridge when it comes to hunting. But there are some really good bullets out there that I advocate using that we’ve found and used in the field with tremendous success.

Just like any cartridge, any round, anything out there, there are limitations. The 6.5 Creedmoor (shooting the right ammo), I think it’s perfect for a lot of your light, thin-skinned big game animals like African antelope, whitetail deer, etc. It’s going to be right at the lower end of cartridges I would probably pick for elk but I mean, we’ve seen it in action on elk hunts before in which it performed flawlessly and knocked them down. But once again, I think it’s just kind of right there at that threshold.

Which Brand of 6.5 Creedmoor We Chose

6.5 creedmoor ammo box

So when it came time for me to kind of settle on a bullet that I liked we shot a lot of different ones, I read a lot, looked at a lot of different things, and that Hornady 143 grain ELD-X round really seemed to be the one that we got the best results out of it. I mean, we began to get immediate knockdowns, animals dropping right there. It performed in the African forest very well and a lot of our hunts that we were doing over there. I mean, it was one shot, one kill type round. However, when you talk to a lot of professional hunters, they’re going to talk about the 6.5 Creedmoor is maybe not good enough for wildebeest and animals like that. But I have seen it knock down a wildebeest (it took a couple shots) and do its job and wildebeest are notorious for taking multiple rounds in those types of hunting situations. So you just got to study, learn, and make those decisions for yourself personally, for where you’re hunting, and the situation that you’re dealing with. Ultimately you got to put that bullet where it matters, to find the ultimate success.

I think in the end, the 6.5 Creedmoor is an excellent whitetail deer hunting round. I think if you’re making good shots and you’re using the right kind of bullets, you’re really going to be pleased with it. I also think it’s a phenomenal long-range target shooting rifle. I think it’s far better than a .308 Winchester based on the data and based on the things that I’ve seen out there. So when I look at the 6.5 Creedmoor, the haters are gonna hate. But I promise you when you’ve seen it in action on quite a few of our hunts out there it is flat out hammering them (the deer) when we put the bullet where we’re supposed to.

Hunter poses with Whitetail Deer and Rifle

Wade posing with a unique Texas Whitetail and his Thompson/Center Compass II chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor

Cabela’s Instinct TrueTimber’s VSX Camo

TRUETIMBER VSX: THE WORLD’S FOREMOST TECHNICAL CAMO SYSTEM

TrueTimber’s VSX was designed using our micro and macro schematics technology, making this pattern just as effective from the top of the highest mountain terrains to the wide-open prairies and southern woodland thickets. The strategic, non-directional shapes and texturization use lights and darks working together to break up the human outline at close and long distances. The colors are made up of natural grays, browns, and greens found across all outdoor environments and seasons, making this pattern extremely diverse and virtually invisible to any game you’re pursuing. Check out the BRAND NEW Cabela’s Instinct Hunting Clothing featuring the TrueTimber VSX pattern below.

The True Timber pattern VSX design has proven very functional to me in several hunts already.  I’ve been in tree stands in Kentucky, ground blinds in central Texas as well as out in west Texas and what I’ve seen is this pattern blends in easily all over.   I’m very impressed with the color schemes of grays, brown, green and how it diverse it is for any terrain and any game.
I judge my hunting clothing on several key points such as how durable it will be, how functional it is, how quiet it is and finally how comofortable it is.  The Cabela’s Instinct lineup is one I’ve worn for many years basically since it’s inception and I’ve always found it to fit my needs regardless of it being 100 degrees or below 30 degrees when I’m in the field.
Ultimately you want your hunting clothing to perform the way it’s supposed to and the way it’s marketed to you so that at the moment of truth the last thing you’ve got to worry about is being cold, being noisy and being uncomfortable.
– Wade Middleton

LIGHTWEIGHT

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Thermal Zones Quarter-Zip Pullover With 4MOST INHIBIT For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Active Pants For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Fanin Soft-Shell Vest For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Glassing Pants For Men

 

MIDWEIGHT

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Hybrid Puffy Jacket For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Barrier Gore-Tex Pants For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Barrier GORE-TEX Jacket For Men

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Stand Hunter Parka For Men With SCENTINEL Scent Control Technology And 4MOST DRYPLUS

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Standhunter Softshell Jacket For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Standhunter Softshell Pants For Men

 

BASE LAYERS

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Thermal Zones Quarter-Zip Pullover With 4MOST INHIBIT For Men

TrueTimber VSX Camo

Cabela’s Instinct Thermal Zones Pants With 4MOST INHIBIT For Men

 

 

Shop TrueTimber VSX camo here

 

 

New HIVIZ LiteWave H3 CompSight

Knowledgeable shotgunners will tell you the key to high scores and cleanly taking flying game is seeing the sights clearly, but not looking directly at them. That’s most easily accomplished when the bead really stands out. Because of this, the HIVIZ® CompSight® has been the standard sight for shotgun shooters and hunters at the highest level for years and it just got better!

HIVIZ has taken the same technology that made the CompSight so popular among top shotgunners and has combined tritium elements with its legendary LitePipe technology to create the HIVIZ LiteWave H3® CompSight with 24-hour illumination. Whether you’re hunting ducks a half-hour before sunrise, pursuing pheasants under the mid-day sun, shooting under the lights in a high-pressure competition shoot-off, or defending your home, the HIVIZ LiteWave H3 CompSight will light your way to success!

These all steel constructed sights are rugged, durable, and designed for the roughest use and may be easily picked up by your peripheral vision in any lighting condition so you can get on target faster ensuring you never miss a shot. Available through distributors, dealers, and online.

The HIVIZ LiteWave H3 CompSight comes with a Green LitePipe and fits most vent-ribbed shotguns with a removable front bead. The sight includes five screws in varying thread sizes to fit nearly any shotgun: 3-56/2.5mm x .45mm; 5-40; 6-48; 3mm x .5; 3mm x .6. MSRP: $55.00.

For additional information, or to order your HIVIZ LiteWave H3 CompSight today, visit our website: http://www.hivizsights.com/product/litewave-compsight/ or call 800.589.4315.

About HIVIZ Shooting Systems – HIVIZ Shooting Systems’ vision is to improve the art of shooting. Whether it is in the field, at the range, or for personal defense, our carefully engineered line of sights and recoil pads are designed to help shooters experience the thrill of outstanding marksmanship.

The BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package

We’ve been shooting package bow setups for some time, dating back to our days with Cabela’s and now with Bass Pro Shops and the BlackOut® Lineup of compound bows. The BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package is the latest addition to the already prestigious lineup of compound bows available at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. The great thing about the BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package is that you can choose to use it exactly as it comes, or you can customize it how you want once you purchase it.

When you look at this bow, it’s affordably priced ($599) so that you’re ready for your whitetail hunts or other big game hunts as soon as you walk out of the store with it.

Offering bowhunters proven BlackOut® performance with advanced versatility, the BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package delivers deadly power and accuracy for any type of hunting. Outfitted with highly adjustable SYNC Cam technology, this bow allows bowhunters to customize its let-off to 4 different positions (75%, 80%, 85%, or 90%) without sacrificing performance.

Combining this advanced adjustability with a compact design (just 32″ axle-to-axle), the BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package still offers hardcore hunters big power for whitetail, big game, and everything in between.

Anchored in high-powered limbs and a rock-solid riser, this specialized cam system accurately fires arrows at game up to 340 fps, giving the speed you need for any big game.

ShockWaves limb dampening device and compact string stop eliminate the vibration and shock to quiet every shot. Slim grip design for a better hand fit and comfort. Draw length range: 26″-30″.

BlackOut Compound bow

The BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package comes ready to hunt!

BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow Package Features

Volt 5-Pin sight, 5-arrow quiver, Whisker Biscuit® arrow rest, 6″ stabilizer and sling, TruPeep, D loop.

  • Great power, shootability, and adaptability from a compact hunting bow
  • Great hunting bow for whitetail and other big game
  • SYNC Cam technology – big power with 4 different let-off settings
  • Fires arrows up to 340 fps
  • Pick your preferred let-off without losing performance
  • Easy handling – 32″ axle-to-axle
  • Sleek string suppressor and Shockwaves limb dampening system
  • Factory-installed accessories: 5-Pin sight, 5-arrow quiver, Whisker Biscuit arrow rest, 6″ stabilizer and sling, TruPeep, D loop

The BlackOut® Epic Compound Bow is a bow that Wade will be using in the field this year from Kentucky to Texas! He’ll have it outfitted to fit him specifically (including the Garmin Xero Bow Sight). When you combine all this adjustability with its compact design (32” axle-to-axle) it’s a bow that offers the hardcore hunter what they need to take down that whitetail or big game trophy when it comes to heading to field this fall.

Is the Garmin XERO Legal in Your State?

Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Garmin Xero

Ever since the Garmin Xero bow sight came into the hunting world a lot of people had the same question, “Is this sight legal for me to hunt with?” To help figure out what states you can and cannot hunt in with the Garmin Xero, here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding the legal use of the Xero A1 and A1i bow sight.

Hunter using the Garmin Xero

Does the Garmin Xero Bow Sight project visible light on the target during use?

No, the Xero Bow Sight projects only infrared (non-visible to the human eye) light onto the target as part of its laser range finding function.

Can the Garmin Xero Bow Sight ever be used to project visible light towards a target?

No.

point of view from garmin xero

You would see a non-magnified view with an LED pin when aiming with the Garmin Xero.

Does the Garmin Xero Bow Sight use illuminated pins?

Yes. The Xero Bow Sight uses light emitting diodes to present the pin for the shot onto a piece of angled glass. Light from this diode is then reflected back towards the eye of the archer.

Does the Garmin Xero Bow Sight provide a magnified view of the target?

No.

Is the Garmin Xero Bow Sight similar to a scope?

No. Scopes provide magnification. The Xero Bow Sight does not. The glass used in the sight is for the reflection of pins to the eye only. There is no magnification provided.

hunter with the garmin xero

No visible light is illuminated from the sight to the target.

Does the Xero Bow Sight enhance vision to the target in dim or night conditions?

No, the Xero Bow Sight cannot illuminate the target. Only the aiming pins are illuminated. The infrared light used by the Xero is only used to range the target. It does not illuminate the target.

Is the Garmin Xero Bow Sight a “Laser Sight” or “Red Dot Sight”?

Those terms are typically used for sights that emit a human eye visible beam of red light to the target. The Xero Bows Sight’s laser range finding functionality only emits invisible, infrared light. The pins, which are visible to the hunter, are only projected towards the hunter’s eye.

Is the Garmin Xero Bow Sight legal for a certain state?

The Xero A1 & A1i bow sights are legal to use in the majority of the United States. It is the responsibility of the hunter to know the specific bowhunting regulations for their state and hunting region. Garmin does not publish the bowhunting regulations for each state as they vary and can change from year to year. We hope this article has answered your questions in regards to the legality of the Garmin Xero Bow Sight. ALWAYS review your desired state’s bowhunting regulations to confirm if the Xero A1 or A1i are legal to use.

 

Happy Hunting!

garmin logo

 

Accessories for Your Tree Stand

When up in the ladder stand, you’re definitely limited on where you can store your gear. With a box blind or pop-up, you have room to spread out, but not in a ladder stand. If you’re lucky, the trees around you have strong enough limbs, that you can hang your bow, binoculars, or whatever else. To combat that, our friends at Hawk Hunting and Hunting Made Easy have a few products that can solve this very problem.

 

Hawk Extendable Tree Arm

Hawk Hunting Xtendible Tree Arm – #1 SELLING PRO-GRADE TREE ARM

Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, the lightweight Xtendable Tree Arm extends from a trim 8.5 inches to 16.5 inches in length. Hawk’s famous Auger Tip threads make installation quick and painless.  The patent-pending anti-spin tree cantilever bites into bark and illuminates unwanted spinning or movement of the arm. Once installed, the arm pivots 180-degrees for precision weapon and gear placement. The oversized silent grip hook silently and securely hangs gear. The extendible tree arm also includes claw hanging hooks, allowing for versatile attachment and quick gear organization.

Tactical Solo Tree Hook

Hawk Hunting Tactical Solo Tree Hook – THE ORIGINAL PREMIUM TREE HOOK

Hawk also has a wide variety of hooks, like the Tactical Solo Tree Hook, and this is no typical tree hook. The Tactical Tree Hook features ultra-sharp AugerTip threads that start fast and allow for easy screwing into the densest of hardwoods.  No more pain in the hand. The 2.75-inch hook weighs just 2.1 ounces and can hold up to 60 pounds. Each hook is molded with a durable quiet finish and includes a thread-protecting cap, with an attached carabiner that makes transporting the hook a snap.

 

Hunting Made Easy Hunter’s Combo Pack

Hunting Made Easy – HUNTER’S COMBO PACK – 7″ SAW

Another handy tool that you can easily carry in your backpack when going into a ladder stand, is the Hunter’s Combo Pack from Hunting Made Easy. It contains a five or seven-inch folding saw and a pair of heavy-duty bypass shears. These products work in tandem to cut off any pesky tree limbs that might be in your way.

There’s always one branch. And no it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. I’ve always packed something like this. It’s just, it’s mandatory.  And I also use the clippers a lot in turkey season, deer season. The fact that I like is that it gives me a lot better lane, without losing a lot of cover. It just lives in my backpack all the time. – Wade Middleton

Engel Coolers’ NEW High Viz Orange vs Yellow Safety Dryboxes

YOU CAN’T MISS THEM!

 

Introducing Engel Coolers newest Drybox/Coolers in eye-catching High Viz Yellow and High Viz Orange, now in stock and ready to ship. Perfect on any boat or paddle board, their safety yellow color also makes them great for use as a drybox for ammo or as ditch-box for safety gear or electronics. And of course, like all Engel Coolers’ Drybox/Coolers, they also make a really cool looking lunch box.

ENGEL COOLER/DRYBOX – NEW HIGH VISIBILITY YELLOW

The ultimate leak-proof cooler. Ideal for hunters and kayak fishermen. Load it onto the back of your 4-wheeler or truck and head out for a great adventure outdoors. Keeps food and drinks cold. It doubles as a dry box – keeping out moisture and/or dust from your valuable electronics, emergency kits, and cameras.

  • Includes 1 hanging accessory tray
  • Quality Injection Molded (PP Copolymer)
  • Insulated with High-Grade molded Polystyrene Foam
  • Airtight EVA Gasket Seal Recessed Ergonomic
  • Carry Handles (ABS) & Integrated Shoulder Strap (PP)
  • Self-Stopping Hinge (ABS)
  • All Fittings Secured with Stainless Steel Screws
  • Stain and Odor Resistant
  • Non-Absorbent Surface Easy to Clean
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • 5 Year Warranty

ENGEL COOLER/DRYBOX – NEW HIGH VISIBILITY ORANGE

So the only question that remains is…WHO YOU GOT?

Locate and Harvest the Dominant Buck in Your Area!

ConQuest Scents 4 N 1 ScrapeMaker Tool

 

The ScrapeMaker is a tool specifically designed to help you communicate with Whitetail Deer. The ScrapeMaker can make authentic licking limbs, realistic mock rubs, and a scrape that looks like a massive buck made it. By using the ScrapeMaker, you will be able to locate and harvest the dominant buck in your area.

  • THE MOST USEFUL SCOUTING TOOL AVAILABLE
  • GET BIG BUCKS TO STOP WHERE YOU WANT
  • GIVE DOES VISUAL STIMULATION TO URINATE IN SCRAPES
  • CONDITION BUCKS TO YOUR PROPERTY
  • WORKS GREAT WITH TRAIL CAMS
  • CREATE NEW SCRAPES OR FRESHEN EXISTING
  • USE FROM PRESEASON UNTIL SEASON’S END