Whitetail Deer Gear for 2012
New Products, Lines, Unveiled at 2012 Shot Show
Whitetail Deer Gear for 2012 – This week Western Whitetail staff was among the 61,000 attendees of the annual Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where some 1,600 exhibitors showed off some of their newest and best product lines. Below is a list our top five products for the Western Whitetail hunter. Of course, these products work just as well for other big game species found in the West including elk, bear, antelope, sheep and predators.
1. Hunting GPS Maps, State GPS Hunting Maps
HuntingGPSmaps.com offers a full line of custom GPS maps for Garmin GPS units. HuntingGPSmaps are uniquely different than any other products out there. They have taken the time to find the best data from the most reliable sources to set their product apart from all others. In many cases, they gathered and organized data from over 15 different sources to make a single statewide map. Each map has several detailed layers of information that would be way to cluttered to try to display on a paper map. But, with the layering and zooming capability of the GPS, they are able to fill the map full of useful names and property information, yet keep the display clean and organized. It’s this quality of data, amount of data, and organization of it all that sets us apart. For the western hunter, there is nothing worse than not knowing if you are within the hunting unit boundaries or if you are on private land or public land. The Hunting GPS Map removes that uncertainty, giving you the confidence and ability to just hunt. For more information on their products, visit http://www.huntinggpsmaps.com/.
2. Bad Boy Buggies, Ambush Dual-Powertrain Vehicle
In the past, outdoorsmen have had to make the choice between a silent and odorless electric vehicle and the power and range of a gas powertrain vehicle. Well, Bad Boy Buggies has removed the need to make a choice with their new line of Ambush vehicles. The Ambush features a 48-volt electric drivetrain and a 16 horsepower, 480cc V-Twin gas engine. In fact, either engine can power the vehicle at any time in 2WD or the two can be used simultaneously to power the vehicle in 4WD, quite a powerful feature to combine stealth capabilities with power and extended range. Even better, the Ambush’s rear differential can be locked manually on the fly in 2WD or 4WD for that extra bit of power to navigate the toughest terrain. The Ambush is available in both two-passenger and four-passenger models, both with a 9.6 cubic-foot cargo bed. For the western hunter, this is a great vehicle to get you over the long distance via gas-power, and into your hunting area stealthily via electric-power. For more information, visit http://www.badboybuggies.com/.
3. Swarovski Optik, EL Range Binocular
Designed on the EL binocular body, the EL Range is extremely lightweight and ergonomic, especially when compared to the rest of the competition in its class. The legendary open bridge design ensures that the binoculars can be held steadily, and can focus in on even the smallest targets at a great distance, while the ideally positioned measuring button provides quick results. The newest “SWARO-AIM” technology features an integrated gradometer to show the precise and correct shooting distance and angle, and is the only angled-shot program in the world. Designed with electronic readout of yards and meters, brightness levels and angle compensation, the display offers 5 individually adjustable brightness levels on an easy-to-read LCD screen with a simple and intuitive menu operation. The combination of angle-shot precision and a range to 1500 yards makes this binocular a must for the western hunter; stop carrying separate binos and rangefinder, and take just one, the EL Range. For more information, visit http://el-range.swarovskioptik.com/.
4. Tenzing, Hunting Backpacks
Tenzing™ is a new line of high-tech, high performance packs engineered to enable hunters to go farther, stay longer, and carry incredible loads in and even bigger ones back out. Tenzing packs are constructed from the finest materials available, including the world’s strongest fiber DyneemaÒ, and designed to be the lightest, most rugged, finest organized and most versatile packs on the market. The packs are fully adjustable to result in the perfect fit for any hunter. All Tenzing packs feature advanced strength panels reinforced with DyneemaÒ for unmatched protection against rips, punctures and failures. Also, all packs incorporate an innovative and expandable storage compartment somewhere in their designs. Another Tenzing family trait is that the main compartment always incorporates yellow zipper pulls and teeth for instant identification and access into it. All Tenzing packs are cleverly organized to make optimum use of each pack’s size. Most models incorporate an H2O compartment with hydration port for a 2-liter reservoir, while the smaller packs have expandable pockets for carrying water bottles. Tenzing caters to all hunters, archers, backpackers, females, with separate products for each. For more information, visit http://www.tenzingoutdoors.com.
5. Otis, Hardcore Hunter Cleaning System
Otis introduces the new HardCore Hunter® Cleaning System. Designed for the shooter who has a variety of firearms, this system is equipped to clean all rifles, pistols, shotguns, and in-line muzzleloaders. It has the essential tools to clean rifles .17 to .50 caliber, handguns .17 to .50 caliber, shotguns .410 to 12/10 gauge, and all in-line muzzleloaders. The HardCore Hunter® system has all the advantages of Otis’ Tactical kit, but is now designed for the hunter! Available in a Mossy Oak® or Realtree® camouflage softpack case, this cleaning system has a silent zipper that is water resistant, a micro fiber lens cloth for optics, and an additional 20 gauge shotgun brush. Also included are three Memory-Flex® cleaning rods, three slotted brass tips, two obstruction removers to knock out obstructions such as mud, snow, or a stuck bullet or case, T-handle bar, .5 oz. tube of Otis O85® Ultra Bore® cleaner, lubricant and preservative, all-caliber cotton cleaning patches for .223 caliber and larger, small caliber patches for .17 to .223 caliber, shotgun brush adapter and rubber Patch Savers® to get 360 degree coverage in your shotgun barrels, six high quality bore brushes, and a bore reflector/flag safety. With the HardCore Hunter® Cleaning System, no two kits will ever look the same; every camouflage pattern is unique. This one kit cleans it all, rifle, shotgun, pistol, and muzzleloader; is lightweight; and, is easy to use in the field. For more information, visit http://www.otisgun.com/default.asp.
Other Great Deer Gear
Numa Ballistic Eyewear, www.numaoptics.com
Motorola Radios, www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Two-Way+Radios
Wildlife Research Center, www.wildlife.com
Wild Ear, ww.wildear.com
Traditions Performance Firearms, www.traditionsfirearms.com
Evolved Harvest, www.evolved.com