The Latest Bow Hunting Gear for Modern Outdoorsmen
All Bowed Up
Early fall signals the beginning of hunting season, and we could not be more excited. They say we should eat organic, non-GMO, free-range, and grass-fed. Well, I am not sure about you, but my freezer is running low. It’s time to bow up and knock one back because deer season is finally here. It doesn’t get more organic than that.
Eva Shockey Signature Series Bow, bowtecharchery.com
This premium bow is for the serious female archer and designed by a woman for women. Built with the expertise of decorated huntress Eva Shockey, her Signature Series bow features the very best technology available, including Bowtech’s revolutionary PowerShift Technology, OverDrive Binary Cams, and lightweight carbon riser.
Bowtech Realm SR6, bowtecharchery.com
This new bow offers tremendous speed, while at the same time retaining features that make the Realm series highly accurate, tunable, and pleasant to shoot. Featuring the new strategically weighted OverDrive Binary Cam System specifically designed in a shape to optimize speed, it boasts an incredible 352fps.
BlackOut 3-Finger Bow Release, $79.99, basspro.com
Built around a strong, machined aluminum handle and head, this efficient 3-finger release combines a solid steel hook jaw that automatically closes when you depress the trigger. Its versatile design lets you adjust the release’s trigger pressure simply by moving its set screw from one hole to another.
Cabela’s The ZonZ Specialist Ground Blind, $159.99, cabelas.com
This blind maximizes your concealment with an extra-spacious 5-hub design. A total of 8 windows provide 360° visibility of your hunting area, and each window is covered with shoot-through mesh. Two sides of the ground blind utilize three triangle-shaped windows to maximize vertical and horizontal shooting zones. Extra-large single windows on the other two sides have two-panel covers, letting you adjust openings from the top, middle, or bottom.
Chama Chair & Travel Bag, $179.95, chamachairs.com
This rugged chair is thoughtfully designed to be extremely durable. It is constructed of premium materials that make it lightweight as well. It quietly swivels 360 degrees, levels to any un-level terrain, and converts to a stool giving it versatility. Each chair includes a premium travel bag with accessory pockets.
Trophy Ridge Hitman Stabilizer, $49.99-$79.99, basspro.com
This vibration-reducing, carbon stabilizer makes it easy to add counterbalance to your bow for better stability at full draw. Outfitted with two removable 1-oz. weights, this stabilizer adjusts to
match your bow’s setup. It also comes with quick-disconnect components and customizable color bands to match your bow.
Muck Boot Company Edgewater, $134.99, basspro.com
This self-insulating foam boot fits snugly, is 100% waterproof, and is comfort rated for 85º F to sub-freezing temperatures. Its topline binding hugs the calf to keep warmth in and cold out. A natural rubber overlay surrounds the foot and features a triple-reinforced toe area and quadruple-reinforced heel.
Tightspot Rise Arrow Quiver, $177.95, tightspotquiver.com
Geared toward the treestand hunter, this quiver is shorter in design to make it compact and maneuverable. A standard secondary gripper attached to the carbon rods allows hunters to secure their arrow in two places while the tip of the arrow is covered inside the hood. This allows broadheads to float in the hood without touching and expandables to always be ready.
Ripcord MAX Fall-Away Rest, $174.95, ripcordarrowrest.com
This premium drop-away rest is powered by the buss cable on your bow. Its use of ball bearings in the rest housing eliminates any wiggle in the operation. This is the arrow rest for the bowhunter who wants supreme accuracy and full arrow containment.
Black Gold Ascent Whitetail Bow Sight, $236.95, blackgoldsights.com
This sight features first and second axis adjustment, angled 45° sight tape, is lens adaptable, and is offered in a single up pin or our 3-pin head. It also features high performance technology that auto darkens in bright light to dull pins. Finally, the dial adjustment system gives target sight accuracy to bow hunters and also 80% more gear surface interface that ensures smooth operation.
Wade a Minute
Fly fishing is one of the fastest growing segments of fishing, and there is no doubt why. If you haven’t tried it, we highly encourage you to step outside your comfort zone. In this new world of “artisanship,” the age-old craft of tying flies from fur and feathers you have collected from your hunts to catch fish has never been more rewarding.
Hobbs Creek Rubber Bag Trout Net, $49.99, basspro.com
This durable and lightweight laminated wooden frame is strung with a soft rubber bag that’s gentle on fish and intended for more successful catch and release. It features traditional styling with an easy-to-handle design perfect for quick scoops in the water.
Osprey II Stocking-Foot Breathable Waders, $139.99, cabelas.com
These waterproof waders combine a lightweight micro denier nylon upper with a 100% waterproof/breathable membrane that locks out water while allowing body moisture to escape. Five-layer, reinforced seat and knees work with the wader’s attached gravel guards to increase the wader’s durability.
SIMM’S G4 Pro Stockingfoot, $749.95, simmsfishing.com
These extremely durable waders offer features and functionality that meet the demands of the world’s most discerning anglers. These waders feature an adjustable air-mesh suspender system, zippered micro-fleece lined handwarmer pockets for storage and cold-weather reprieve and patented compression-molded anatomically engineered stocking feet for enhanced comfort.
Lucky Fishing Hat, $29.99, art4allbyabby.com
This high-profile trucker hat features artist Abby Paffrath’s original Batik artwork. The mesh snap back is adjustable for total comfort. Everyone needs a lucky fishing hat—this may just be yours.
WetFly Kodomo Creek 8ft Tenkara Kit, $99.99, wetflyfish.com
Tenkara fly fishing is a simple type of fishing practiced in Japan. Primarily used for mountain stream trout fishing, Tenkara is one of the most popular methods of angling among fresh-water mountain anglers. This fly-fishing package includes everything you need to get started and will increase your success in smaller streams and tight situations.
White River Fly Shop Kingfisher Fly Reel, $119.99-$139.99, basspro.com
This reel features an anodized finish and is an extremely smooth and light reel. A sealed, 9-washer drag system assisted by a one-way bearing allows consistent and precise drag settings and provides protection from the elements. The spool and chassis are machined from cold-forged 6061 T6 aluminum for maximum rigidity.
White River Fly Shop Dogwood Canyon Fly Outfit, $99.99, basspro.com
This high-performance, two-piece graphite fly rod is fitted with an anodized aluminum reel seat for proper balance throughout the learning curve. Four through 6-weight rods feature a western-style grip, while the 7- and 8-weight models come standard with a Full Wells grip. In addition to the rod, this system-matched outfit includes everything you’ll need to start fishing: an all-aluminum disc drag fly reel, weight-forward floating fly line, backing, a tapered leader, and a protective rod sock.
Cabela’s Vector AW Fly Rod, $209.99, cabelas.com
This rod is a versatile all-around fly rod. Featuring a blend of graphites, it gives forgiving moderate and moderate-fast actions, ready to zip line with accuracy to all targets. The rod empowers beginners with casting confidence not to be outgrown as skills advance. Premium components include an aluminum reel seat; stainless steel, hard-chrome-coated snake guides and tip top; stainless steel stripping guides with SiC rings and a cork handle.
Rough Around the Edges
If you have been paying attention to fashion trends in Nashville, you may have noticed an emerging trend. No, it’s not the skinny jean wearing pop-country look, it’s the rock-and-roll inspired outlaw look. This look is a little bit biker, a little western, and a whole lot of attitude. This round-up captures looks for men and women, featuring non-traditional western hats, modern graphic tees, and boots sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
Bench Made Knife, $225, benchmade.com
This knife features a traditional profile, modern technology, and style that pushes the preconceived notions of what a hunting knife should be. Combine that with the craftsmanship of a knife that is made in the USA and you have the perfect blade for your pocket in and out of the woods.
Stetson Boss of the Plains, $145, stetson.com
This legendary hat features a 6X quality fur felt hand-distressed finish. Distinct cattleman crease, interior leather sweatband, leather hat band, and satin lining make this a classic western hat fit for countless wears. 6X Quality Fur Felt. Made in U.S.A.
Stetson One, Two, Three Hat, $220, stetson.com
This hat is constructed of soft rabbit felt, featuring a 3″ brim with a bounded edge and a leather sweatband. Trimmed with a grosgrain ribbon, braided leather with brass finials, and a spotted guinea feather.
Stetson Women’s Rapture Hat $105, stetson.com
This unique hat is made of soft wool and features a 4 1/2″ brim and cotton sweatband. Trimmed with a matching grosgrain ribbon and a spotted guinea feather.
Stetson Butte Brown Hippopotamus Boot, $700, stetson.com
Constructed with a square toe, standard 13″ shaft in brown, intricate hand stitching, and beveled bottom sole with a leather heel. Made of hippopotamus leather, this boot is soft to the touch and extremely comfortable and durable.
Women’s Liberty Alpine Muck Boots, $155, muckbootcompany.com
This women’s boot takes functional fashion to a modernized new look by swathing Muck’s tradition of comfort and endurance in stylish, full-grain leather. The result is an upscale casual look that works well with any outdoor, office, or night-time attire.
John Wayne Apparel, jwstockandsupply.com
The legend of John Wayne lives on with branded apparel and accessories. From simple graphic tees to leather goods, men and women have countless looks to choose from, all taking style notes from the iconic days of western film.
Desert Hoodie, $55
Looking Back Tee, $30
Women’s JW Tee, $30