Let’s face it, bowhunting is a sport of precision, relentless practice and endless fine-tuning. That’s the beauty of our pastime. It’s also the reason bowhunters spend months painstakingly preparing for one fateful shot.
Because every fraction of a hair matters, it’s imperative to have the right gear for every single challenge. Whether it’s the ever-trustworthy ThermaCELL—which helps ensure you’re not inadvertently waving off deer along with mosquitoes—or the Bionic Buck II 3D target for real world hunt simulation, we’ve got the new gear you need for a successful 2013 season.
The Archer also carries a lower price but will still work on any compound or crossbow model. Padded shelves support your riser, and each unit is equipped with the Safety Lock System.
Morrell Targets has made this target with Reverse Vital Technology—there are raised vitals on one side of the deer and universal scoring rings on the other. Once your kill zones are shot out, users can simply switch the head and butt place to have a fresh set of vitals on the other end.
Made of 100 percent flexback self-healing foam for easy arrow removal. Will stop field points, fixed-blades or mechanical broadheads.
That makes marking and locating your treestands, trail cameras or downed game quick, easy and painless. The HuntTrack also provides other useful information like time, temperature, altitude, and latitude/longitude coordinates. Also, you will love the breadcrumbs feature that allows users to record the exact route taken so that you can retrace that route at any time.
That’s not all, however, as the newly engineered interior structure and components make the cases tougher and stronger than ever. Still there is the convenience that you will have out in the woods. Simply open the case and drop your bow inside, without the need to detach your quiver, and you’re completely ready to roll when you get to your desired hunting location.
Each and every iSeries injected molded waterproof case is constructed with high-strength material for a durable product that will ease your mind while on the road or in the air. The case features three trigger latches, four reinforced padlock locations, cushioned snap-down handles on three sides and recessed, inline skate style wheels.
Case measures at 35x14.25x4 inches and will hold up to a dozen arrows in the lid of the case.
Blade length is 3.55 inches on the Drop Point—the longest in the set—while the Skinner is 2.65 inches and the Caper 2 comes in at 2.35 inches.
Price: $80 (Skinner & Drop Point), $75 (Caper 2)
Black sides are built to take both broadheads and field points; green sides are restricted for field tips only. A built-in carrying handle makes transport easy.
With the Smart Core Technology, the new line will easily stop anything thrown its way—including crossbow bolts. Even the graphics on the target face are taken to the next level in conjunction with the Raptor-infused outer lining, which allows the target to outlast both shots and Mother Nature’s fury.
Shooters can choose from two sizes, both of which are light enough to be transported anywhere you need the target to go.
The new energy absorbing outer wrap slows arrows down making the target more durable and longer lasting. The high impact full-color graphics are the ultimate in realism and add excitement to shooting practice.
Targets are available in two models—bowhunter blue and crossbow orange. Both dimensions are 18x18x14 inches.
Price: $89 (Bowhunter), $109 (Crossbow)
As always, the ThermaCELL unit creates a 15x15-foot zone of protection that is up to 98 percent effective against biting insects. Unit measures 7.5 inches in length, 1.5 inches thick, and weighs in at 6.4 ounces with a full butane cartridge.