Archives for October 2018

Mobile Tree Stand Strategies for the Rut

Stacked OutdoorsGrand River, IA – Whitetail hunters are methodical. Trail cameras, intensive scouting and learning deer behavior and patterns are all part of the game. Hunters setup strategically placed stands and target the deer they have been scouting for months. Then the rut kicks into gear and everything shifts. Deer are suddenly scattered, chasing does and moving off their normal patterns. [Read more…]

Elite Extends Bowhunting Traditions: The Ritual 30

Elite Ritual 30Elite Ritual 30 SpecsWEST HENRIETTA, NY – Elite Archery announces the first of its 2019 hunting bow lineup: the Ritual 30. Reports from dealers and bow hunters dub it as “the most complete hunting bow ever developed.” Expanding the popular Ritual platform, the Ritual 30 boasts impressive specifications. The Ritual 30 features an axle-to-axle of 30.5″ and a brace height of 6.75″. Draw lengths are available in half-inch increments from 25.5″ to 30″. The Ritual 30 weighs just 4.1 pounds. True to the Ritual, the Ritual 30 achieves industry leading efficiency ratings. Combined, these specs deliver an IBO speed of 332 fps. [Read more…]

Firewood fast fact: Burn only certified, heat-treated wood

Don't Move FirewoodTemperatures around the state are dipping into the chillier numbers, with some regions seeing snow fly! If you’re planning to camp or enjoy a bonfire, when it comes to firewood, please wait until you get to your destination to buy firewood locally.

Aged or seasoned wood still can transport invasive species from one location to another. Just because the wood is dry doesn’t mean that bugs can’t crawl onto it. Only certified, heat-treated wood bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture stamp is safe from pests and diseases. If you can’t find certified firewood – buy it where you burn it! This and other tips are available on the Firewood Awareness Month webpage.

Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

Garmin Instinct GPS WatchOLATHE, Kan. / Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced Instinct, a strong and durable GPS watch with built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based heart rate. In addition to key GPS data, ABC and heart rate sensors, Instinct includes built-in sports apps, smart connectivity and wellness data.

“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our adventure watch lineup, an approachable smartwatch that is rugged and reliable,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Instinct is perfect for those who spend their time outdoors and demand a device built tough to stand up in the elements.” [Read more…]

Gold Tip Offers Black Label Premium Arrows

Gold-Tip-LogoAMERICAN FORK, Utah – – Gold Tip, an industry leader in carbon arrows and bolts, announces a new Pro Shop exclusive premium hunting shaft—Black Label.

“The new Black Label line goes beyond straightness standards to exceed the consumer’s expectations,” explained Gold Tip product manager Jacob Thomason. “Every Black Label is laser-sorted at multiple points along the shaft to assure straightness along the full length—not just the middle.” [Read more…]