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Trijicon Announces Upgraded Thermal Riflescope Lines

Trijicon® Inc, manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™, is pleased to introduce the latest advancements of the REAP-IR® and IR-HUNTER® line of thermal imaging systems. These new feature-packed models retain Trijicon’s leading image quality, ease of use, and durability while adding functional improvements for more success in the field.

Trijicon IR-HUNTER 35 mm Thermal Riflescope
1.75x Base Magnification / 14x Combined Magnification

Packed with upgrades, both the REAP-IR and IR-HUNTER thermals feature new and improved system controls for faster system response and reduced lag while a new manual focus adjustment for 60mm versions provides improved image quality at all distances.

Trijicon REAP-IR 24 mm Thermal Riflescope
1.2x Base Magnification / 9.6x Combined Magnification

A new USB-C connector allows the use of external battery packs for extended time in the field. The main housings are now constructed from forged 7075 Aluminum and feature updated top-loading internal battery compartments for faster access, a slimmer profile and increased durability. The new quick release mounting system featuring Trijicon® Q-LOC™ Technology provides multiple mounting locations with the ability to affix the scope rapidly and reliably in the dark. This feature also decreases sight-in time and rounds fired with “return to zero” repeatability.

REAP-IR and IR-HUNTER thermals now feature improved reticle choices for instant adaptation to any scenario with today’s most popular chamberings. User-selectable reticle choices include MRAD, MOA, .223 BDC, .308 BDC, and 300BLK BDC options.

All Trijicon Electro Optics thermal scopes feature industry-leading 640×480 resolution, 12 micron thermal sensors with 60 Hz frame rates and are engineered, machined, and assembled in the United States and tested to MIL-STD 810-G.

For more information on Trijicon Electro Optics and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.

TenPoint HAVOC: The Fastest Compact Crossbow Ever

Size, Speed, and Comfort Redefined with TenPoint’s
26.5” Long, 440 Feet-Per-Second Havoc RS440

Hunter with Crossbow

The TenPoint HAVOC RS440

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies recently launched the industry’s fastest crossbow-per-inch – the NEW Havoc RS440. Delivering 440 FPS with same-hole accuracy from a platform measuring only 26.5” long and 7.5” narrow, the Havoc RS440 redefines compact crossbow performance and comfort, while providing safe de-cocking with the revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system.

“The Havoc is the most comfortable compact crossbow on the market. Period.,” said TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar. “When we launched a compact bow project, we wanted to create a bow that felt good to shooters of all sizes, while implementing our reverse draw technology that allows us to deliver unmatched speed, power, and accuracy. Shoulder it and shoot it – you’ll understand why it redefines the compact crossbow in size, speed, comfort, and noise level.”

Havoc Crossbow

The Havoc’s reduction in length to just 26.5” overall is accomplished with the development of TenPoint’s NEW 16-inch -MICRO-TRAC™ barrel and NEW ultra-light, two-piece TECH-TACTICAL™ stock. The fluted aluminum barrel also reduces the flight deck surface by an incredible 50%, increasing accuracy and ensuring the longest string life in the industry, while the new stock features a tactical styled butt stock, as well as a hollow pocket that houses the ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system. In addition, the stock’s butt plate adjusts 1” to provide all shooters the ideal fit and combines with the NEW EVO-X Marksman Elite Precision Scope to yield perfect eye level alignment.

Scope Options

TenPoint Havoc crossbow

The EVO-X Marksman Elite Scope (top) features a variable speed and arrow drop-compensation setting for crossbows that shoot between 300 and 500 FPS.

The NEW EVO-X Marksman Elite Scope, included in the bow package, features a 2-8X, capable of precision downrange accuracy out to 100 yards.  The variable speed design is compatible with crossbows shooting up to 500 FPS, the Marksman Elite scope features external Target Turrets for easy adjustment to windage and elevation  (one click represents ½” MOA at 100 yards) for unmatched long-range accuracy. The Havoc is also available with the NEW Garmin Xero® X1i Crossbow Scope.

“Our new partnership with Garmin mates the world’s most advanced crossbow with the most advanced crossbow sight on the market,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “You’ve never seen a crossbow package like this before – and like our other ACUslide crossbows it offers silent cocking and safe de-cocking.”

Speed and Power

Havoc Xero Crossbow

The Havoc features a patented reverse draw bow assembly that draws the string through the riser, creating a 14-inch power stroke.  The increased power stroke generates more speed with less draw weight – creating a smoother, quieter shot. The elongated power stroke also keeps the arrow nock engaged with the string before release – this is a critical component in performance, as the longer the nock remains engaged with the string, the more accurate the crossbow will shoot.  In addition, this center-mounted riser provides superior balance, eliminating the “nose heavy” feel of traditional crossbows and making it easier to hold steady, increasing the shooters accuracy.

The RX7-Cam™ system rotates an incredible 360-degrees to produce speeds of 440 feet-per-second with a 400-grain arrow. The crossbow’s revolutionary Vector-Quad™ cable technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two which eliminates cam lean and generates straight-nock travel leading to same-hole downrange accuracy.

The ACUslide, the talk of the 2020 crossbow market, features the company’s groundbreaking Auto-Brake Gear System, which allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking of the crossbow.  The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the cocking or de-cocking process. While cocking and de-cocking with the ACUslide, the user can remove their hand from the handle at any point, with no other action required – and the handle will stop in place. The 6-inch XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle reduces cocking effort to 5-pounds and stores securely into the butt-stock.

S1 crossbow trigger

TenPoint’s S1 2-stage, zero-creep design features a roller sear system that sets a new standard in high-performance crossbow accuracy.

The Havoc RS440 features the company’s S1 trigger.  This 2-stage, zero-creep design features an advanced roller-sear system that delivers a consistent crisp, 3.5-pound pull. The trigger is equipped with a DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration. An integrated string stop system is also included to further reduce noise and vibration.

The crossbow weighs just 7.5-pounds (w/o accessories), measures only 26.5-inches (w/o stirrup) in length and shoots up to a supercharged 440 feet-per-second with a 400-grain arrow.

The Havoc RS440 comes with the new EVO-X CenterPunch 16 carbon arrows.  The ultra-accurate 16’ arrows weigh 400-grains and feature 17.5% FOC.  Each arrow is inspected for straightness to within .001-inch and each package is weight matched to within 1-grain per arrow.

Decorated in Veil® Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Havoc RS440 ships completely assembled and includes a Ready-To-Hunt package.

The package includes:

  • ACUslide™ cocking and de-cocking system
  • Evo-X Marksman™ Elite Precision Scope
  • 6-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch™ 16 Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness, 400-grains)
  • Integrated String Stop System
  • 6-arrow Tech QuiverTenPoint Crossbows Logo

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

 

 

The Evolution of the Crossbow

The Popularity of Crossbow Hunting is Growing

by Wade Middleton

Hunter wading through water with crossbow

In this episode of Cabela’s Deer Gear TV, we are looking at the evolution of the crossbow and how it has become a popular option when hunting for big game, especially whitetail deer. Brian Flaherty from TenPoint Crossbows joins us in this episode, as we discuss the newest crossbows (Vapor RS470, Vengent S440, and Viper S400) to hit the market and the revolutionary technology that they possess. No matter your opinion on crossbows, you can’t deny the amazing advancement in technology that they have had over the years.

I’ve had a chance to hunt with a lot of different models of TenPoint Crossbows. Field test them or provide feedback about each one of the different models that we’ve used and what’s been exciting to me is to see the evolution of them. Whether I’ve been deer hunting with them in many different situations and scenarios, whether I have taken exotics, I shot a giant fallow one time with them. Turkey hunting with them, lots of hogs at various times. All year long, I’ve found reasons and needs to go hunting with a crossbow.

 

Brian Flaherty Posing with Deer

Brian Flaherty poses with his long 8-point and the Viper S400

Whitetail hunting is something that has driven and seen such a huge increase in the crossbow market. Crossbows have always been both not only a recruitment tool but a retention tool. So crossbows on the recruitment side, you can start kids at young ages that maybe can’t pull a vertical bow back yet and you take them out there and they can be shooting bullseyes with their crossbow or they can go out and they can harvest an animal at such a young age, that just gets them into the sport of archery and they get excited about it. Naturally, they may transition to a vertical bow, but on the recruitment side of it, now we’re building the numbers of hunters out there. On the retention side, there are situations that come up whether it’s a shoulder surgery or maybe just whatever physical things may prohibit someone from getting out there and drawing their vertical bow. They can still get out there and enjoy the sport of bowhunting and then for gun hunters that want to get into some archery seasons or some late season archery hunters, it’s just all over the place from recruitment and retention crossbows are doing a great job. – Brian Flaherty, Marketing Manager for TenPoint Crossbows

Hunter smiling with deer and crossbow

Wade is all smiles with his first buck with the TenPoint Vapor RS470

I’m a person that just loves to hunt with a lot of different means and methods and TenPoint Crossbows and I have been working together for quite some time now. What I learned about the TenPoint models looking at their innovations, field testing them, and taking them hunting for a lot of different types of game species is that their innovation and advancement continue to evolve hunting with crossbows into levels of comfort and deadly accuracy that are mind-boggling.

 

 

There’s still a little bit of a mindset with vertical bow hunters that the crossbow doesn’t belong in archery season, I would just tell you to go out there and try them, they’re very cool to shoot, they’re very fun to shoot. They provide tons of opportunities for hunters and it’s growing in numbers every single year and we’re just happy that we’re the forefront of it. For the past 25 years, TenPoint Crossbows have been at the forefront of crossbow technology and continuing to push the envelope and provide more opportunities for hunters everywhere. – Brian Flaherty, Marketing Manager for TenPoint Crossbows

TenPoint Raises the Bar with the Vapor RS470

470 Feet-Per-Second and Safe De-Cocking in the
NEW Ten Point Crossbows Vapor RS470

At the 2020 ATA Show in Indianapolis, IN, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies launched the world’s most technically advanced crossbow ever produced – the NEW Vapor RS470. Delivering supercharged speeds up to 470 FPS and featuring the NEW revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system, the industry’s premiere crossbow measures an ultra-narrow 6.5-inches wide and weighs an incredible half-pound less than previous TenPoint flagship models.

“The Vapor is the most accurate crossbow I have ever shot.” Said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “We have always committed ourselves to building the best crossbows on the market and, while de-cocking is not a new concept to the crossbow market, the silent ACUslide is the first safe option to de-cock a crossbow with a crank”

The NEW ACUslide features the company’s groundbreaking Auto-Brake Gear System, which allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking of the crossbow.  The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the de-cocking process. While de-cocking with the ACUslide, the user can remove their hand from the handle at any point, with no other action required – and the handle will stop in place.

The NEW 7 ½-inch XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle reduces the cocking effort to 5-pounds and stores securely into the butt-stock.

The ACUslide system is integrated into the company’s NEW TEC-X stock.  The high strength-to-weight ratio of the stock helps reduce the weight of the Vapor RS470, including the cocking mechanism, to 8-pounds – a half-pound lighter than previous TenPoint flagship models.

Fueled by RX7-Cams™ and SLING-SHOT technology, the reverse-draw bow assembly is the difference-maker for the world’s finest crossbow. The innovative cam system rotates an industry-leading 404-degrees which powers the DUAL FLEX™ limbs, while the SLING-SHOT technology provides an extra turbo boost to produce speeds up to an unprecedented 470 feet-per-second. The assembly’s revolutionary Vector-Quad™ cable technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two which eliminates cam lean and generates straight-nock travel leading to same-hole downrange accuracy.

A lightweight CNC machined 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum riser featuring the company’s TRI-LOCK™ pocket system ensures perfect alignment between the pocket and limbs for further increased accuracy.

The bow assembly is mounted to a NEW 20-inch -MICRO-TRAC™ fluted aluminum barrel that reduces the flight deck surface by an incredible 50%.  The minimal string-to-barrel contact ensures the longest string life in the industry.

The barrel is fitted with the company’s NEW S1 3.5-pound 2-stage trigger that delivers a crisp, consistent break. The trigger is equipped with a DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration. An integrated string stop system is also included to further reduce noise and vibration.

Fully assembled, the crossbow weighs just 8-pounds, measures only 31-inches (w/o stirrup) in length and shoots up to a supercharged 470 feet-per-second.

Decorated in Veil® Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Vapor RS470 ships completely assembled and includes the most extensive Ready-To-Hunt package in the industry.

The package includes:

  • ACUslide™ cocking and de-cocking system
  • Evo-X Marksman™ Precision Scope
  • TenPoint STAG™ Hard Crossbow Case
  • 6-pack of EVO-X Lighted CenterPunch™ Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness)
  • 6-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch™ Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness)
  • 3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch™ Rear-Deploying Broadheads
  • Sling
  • Integrated String Stop System
  • NEW 6-arrow Tech Quiver

Vapor RS470 MAP:

$2,999.99 – Veil® Alpine Camo

$2,899.99 – Graphite Gray

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100% American owned, operated, and all of its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, OH.

ScentFIRE: The New Way to Disperse Scent

One of Conquest Scents‘ newest products to up your scent control game is the all-new ScentFIRE. The ScentFIRE heats scent liquid turning it into a vapor which then dispenses periodically into the air… that scent vapor, like the aroma of cooking foods, is much stronger and more likely to reach distant deer, especially when continuously dispersed.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. FIRE IT UP

Screw scent cartridge into the ScentFIRE chamber where the scent is heated into a vapor. ScentFIRE quickly heats liquid scent turning it into a long-ranging, strong-smelling vapor. The ScentFIRE vaporizer takes pre-filled cartridges of EverCalm, VS-1, or RuttingBuck that each last approximately 50 hours on 3-minute mode.

2. FIRE IT OFF

Position ScentFIRE in a strategic position. The Scent Fire can be placed on the ground, screwed into a tree, placed on a small tripod, or mounted on a telescopic pole to increase scent dispersal. It will automatically dispense scent every 90 seconds (adjustable), or use it manually via the remote control (included). ScentFIRE uses three AA batteries (not included) and operates approx. 40 hours on 3-minute mode.

3. FIRE ‘EM UP

Long-lasting, strong-smelling scent vapors travel great distances to entice deer. There are 3 dispersal modes: 3 min, 1 min, and standby; it can also be fired off manually.

Learn more about Conquest Scent’s ScentFIRE in a recent Deer Gear Episode “New Items in Deer Hunting 2019” here.

 

Yamaha Announces New Accessories for Proven Off-Road Vehicles

Selection of Exclusive Add-Ons Available on ShopYamaha.com to Customize Your Adventure

 

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces new accessories for its lineup of Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, catering to a wide variety of adventures and allowing customers to further tailor and customize their Yamaha for specific environments or driving styles. New Yamaha Genuine Accessories, wheel and tire options, and WARN winches are highlighted, with the complete list of parts, accessories, riding gear, and more options available at ShopYamaha.com.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories for Wolverine X2 / X4 and YXZ1000R / SS Models

Designed, tested, and developed alongside Yamaha’s vehicle engineers, Yamaha Genuine Accessories ensure proper fitment and the same superior durability and reliability experienced with every Proven Off-Road Yamaha. New Yamaha Genuine Accessories for 2020 YXZ and Wolverine models include a Heavy Duty Front Brush Guard that matches seamlessly to the vehicles’ front end and features two anchor points, an integrated winch mount, mounting locations for additional lighting, and e-coating and powder coating for exceptional rust resistance and weather durability. For a more compact YXZ option with a winch mount, there is the new Front Grab Bar constructed from 1.5-inch tubing and welded plate steel, providing the same great robustness as the full-width option. Available for both the Wolverine X2 and X4 is a new Rear Brush Guard with mounting locations for LED spotlights or floodlights (sold separately) boasting a rugged powder and e-coated steel construction.

A new Yamaha center mirror and mounting bracket are available, providing superior optical clarity without distortion, unsurpassed scratch resistance, and a composite polymer injection-molded body construction for strength and durability while minimizing flexing and vibration.

Wolverine X2 / X4 and YXZ1000R / SS Tire and Wheel Options by EFX and MSA

For YXZ1000R and Wolverine SxS owners seeking to optimize traction and enhance ground clearance in specialized environments, Yamaha developed four new 28 x 10-inch tire options in collaboration with EFX®. With six-ply-rated bias constructions, the new MotoBoss tire features deep, aggressive lugs delivering excellent performance in mud, and the new MotoMTC has a unique 1.25-inch deep lug for soft terrain. The MotoBoss tire’s 2-inch V-pattern lug design extends down the sidewall for maximum traction in deep mud. Rounding out the 28-inch tire lineup with durable eight-ply-rated radial constructions, the MotoClaw features aggressive 1-inch lugs for intermediate terrain, with the MotoHammer providing exceptional performance in hardpack conditions and terrain. All four 28-inch EFX tires fit 14-inch rims for an increased sidewall feel and are offered in a “square” setup for front and rear interchangeability.

 

Paired with the aforementioned EFX tires, Yamaha now offers a variety of 14 x 7-inch wheels, providing both function and fashion while on the trail. Available MSA® wheels include black and machined aluminum M25 Rockers and KMC™ XD Series® Machete wheels. The Machete wheels additionally have a true beadlock option. All tire/wheel kits include center caps and lug nuts, which can also be customized with different colored interchangeable rings, caps, and stars available on ShopYamaha.com.

Expanding tire and terrain specifications even further for the pure sport YXZ1000R / Sport Shift (SS), Yamaha also provides SandSlinger and MotoVator EFX tire options. For superior float, balanced grip, and ultimate dune performance, the SandSlinger comes in 28- and 29-inch sizes, with or without KMC Addict 2 beadlock and non-beadlock wheels, in a ribbed front and molded-paddle rear. Utilizing light truck engineering for a smooth, quiet ride with maximum durability, the MotoVator is a steel-belted, true radial tire with superior puncture resistance, featuring a large contact patch with elongated shoulder tread to enhance high- and low-speed cornering with reduced rolling resistance on hard terrain. Available with or without KMC beadlock and non-beadlock wheels, the MotoVator is available in a 30 x 9.5 14-inch size, with the GYTR Torque Assist Gear kit being required for use in the model year 2016-2018 YXZs.

All-New WARN VRX and AXON Winches

All-new WARN® winches will be offered from Yamaha in the VRX and AXON™ models. Available in 2,500-, 3,500-, and 4,500-pound capacities in steel or synthetic ropes, the VRX delivers uncompromising performance and value with its all-metal construction, extreme IP68-rated waterproof sealing, load-holding brake, upgraded contactor, and robust new clutch based on WARN’s automotive-style 4WD hub-lock design. With thermal protection and load indication, the AXON combines a powerful motor and first-of-its-kind digital contractor Motactor™ unit. The AXON is available in 3,500- and 4,500-pound capacities with a synthetic rope, all-metal construction, IP68-rated waterproof sealing, and increased structural rigidity for extreme environments. All AXON and VRX WARN winches feature vehicle-specific control connections, offer the best warranty in the industry, and are assembled in the USA.

 

 

Every Yamaha SxS is assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

For more information on Yamaha’s parts, accessories, and Yamalube offerings visit ShopYamaha.com. To view the entire Proven Off-Road ATV and SxS lineup and learn more, visit YamahaOutdoors.com. Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors or search the following hashtags on all platforms:  #Yamaha #ProvenOffRoad #REALizeYourAdventure #AssembledInUSA #Yamaha10YearBelt

Yamaha Employees Donate Time for Public Lands Rehabilitation Projects

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Continues Tradition of Protecting Outdoor Recreation

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees continued their annual tradition of volunteering under the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) in support of work projects on public lands – this year in both California and Georgia.

 

“Yamaha employees are investing personal time and actively working to protect access to land for outdoor recreation,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports group marketing manager. “What started with a small group of Yamaha volunteers in Southern California has grown over a decade into coast-to-coast efforts with employees in multiple states on two different National Forests getting hands-on with their friends and families. As shown from our dedication for over a decade, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is an important program to all of us at Yamaha and all who value our public lands.”

 

In October, employees visited the San Bernardino National Forest, working alongside the Southern California Mountains Foundation crew planting seedlings, mulching, watering, slashing, and generally improving trails and areas around the popular Big Pine Flats OHV staging area.

 

Then in November, Yamaha employees supported work projects in Georgia on the Davenport Mountain OHV trails in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest alongside members of the United States Forestry Service (USFS) to clean and restore trails, along with improving entry for public recreation.

 

“Outdoor recreation is a major part of our lives, and with Yamaha’s longstanding history to giving back, and continued expansion in Georgia, we’re proud to grow the volunteer event to our new headquarters on the East Coast, allowing Yamaha employees across the country the opportunity to support and aid the outdoor community,” Nessl said.

 

For more than a decade, Yamaha OAI has led the motorized recreation industry in creating and defending access to land through efforts promoting safe, responsible use of OHVs, educating the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protecting appropriate and sustainable access to public lands for generations.

 

In addition to Yamaha’s employee volunteer events, Yamaha OAI contributed nearly $4 million in funding and equipment to more than 300 deserving grant recipients across the country over the past 11 years and has pledged $500,000 to support projects in 2019. 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. For more information on Yamaha’s OAI program, visit YamahaOAI.com.

See more Articles and Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative below.

 

Trijicon Creates a New Company Website

 

Trijicon®, Inc., a global provider of innovative aiming solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets has dramatically redesigned its website to better serve the needs of the entire shooting community. Improved navigation, more detailed product specification information and interactive tools help users determine specific product options based on their individual requirements for a wide range of applications.

 

“Interaction and functionality were our key focus points when designing the new Trijicon website,” said Chuck Wahr, Global Vice President, Sales, and Marketing. “We wanted to develop a single, service-oriented destination for our dealers while providing a true community atmosphere for everyone.”

Offering a new level of service to dealers, distributors and industry partners, Trijicon.com features customized user portals for easy access to marketing, sales and customer service tools. Additionally, an updated dealer locator allows users to find a Trijicon retailer with ease.

 

Trijicon.com also focuses on education and overall brand experience for the consumer. Optimized search functions along with product selection and comparison tools make it easy to find the perfect aiming solution regardless of firearm platform or end-use. Team Trijicon community pages and integrated social feeds allow consumers and dealers to stay current with tips, tactics and all things Trijicon.

Explore the new site, join the Team Trijicon Community, and learn more about Trijicon’s latest product offerings at www.Trijicon.com

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!