TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022   |   SUBSCRIBE    ARCHIVES   

APPAREL
Code of Silence announced the release of its Zone7 Versa line of hunting clothing. The Zone7 Versa collection balances the needs of hunters who want warmth during still hunting and concealment for sitting tree stands during the rut while also offering materials and construction that makes movement and shooting easy and without restriction.
ATA
A new educational video “The Currency of Conservation: Archery’s Impact” is available for industry members to use and share. The video will help people understand how federal excise taxes are collected, distributed and used for conservation projects. The video was completed through a 2021 multistate conservation grant awarded to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. ATA staff helped facilitate the connection between Easton Technical Products, Hoyt, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources through the Partner with a Payer program, which works to increase the understanding between manufacturers who pay excise taxes and state agencies who use them.
EVENTS
Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, November 23) and running through Sunday, November 27, Pope and Young is offering $100 in Pope and Young Big Bucks for those that purchase a full convention package. The Pope and Young Big Bucks that can be used at the 33rd Biennial Convention in any way you’d like.
Bow Spider, the quickest and easiest bow retrieval system on the market, will be exhibiting at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo in Las Vegas from December 1-10, 2022. This event is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV and is open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

GEAR
The FENRIS system doesn’t fit into the classic bow or crossbow categories — this Steambow magazine makes something truly unique in the archery world.
The culmination of years of research and development, Rogue Ridge’s RG750 fat tire e-bike is engineered to take outdoorsmen farther and faster.
INDUSTRY
Realtree formally announced a pro staff deal with Santa Claus, including terms to become the Official Camo of Christmas. Santa will be wearing a variety of suits this holiday season including ones in Realtree Edge, Timber, and the all-new MAX-7 pattern. As the holiday season approaches, Santa and his staff will be fielding requests from boys and girls across the globe, and demand for Realtree camo is expected to be at an all-time high. The exclusive partnership between Realtree and Santa lends itself to making this Christmas season a special one for the outdoor enthusiast.
Wednesday, November 16th was a very exciting day for the National Archery in the Schools Program. Unbeknownst to Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) candidate Mike Jones of Indiana, he was the 100,000th BAI to successfully complete the NASP® BAI certification.

APEX Outdoor Rewards is pleased to announce that Nick Mundt is a new addition to the APEX Outdoor Rewards Elite Partner family.
MEDIA
With the holidays fast approaching, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) is extending an invitation to all outdoor enthusiasts. Throughout the months of November and December, MOTV offers new subscribers great opportunities to acquire the No. 1 global subscription streaming platform created just for them.
Outdoor Sportsman Group has adventure in mind for 2023 programming after acquiring Overlanders, a unique vehicle survival competition. The show will air exclusively on Outdoor Channel beginning in July 2023.
Now airing new episodes on Sportsman Channel on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. ET, Live the Wild Life features one man’s quest for big game and big adventure.

World renown primitive survivalist, Laura Zerra has survived more days in the wild on camera than any other female on Earth, and now you can join her and get Decivilized, exclusively on CarbonTV.
NEW PRODUCTS
One hundred years ago in 1922, Doug Easton began creating the finest hand-crafted custom bows and cedar arrows in his garage in Watsonville, California. Today, there’s no better testament to Doug’s unmatched legacy of quality and innovation than the NEW 5mm Carbon Legacy Fred Eichler Signature Edition.
Mathews introduces its newest bow model - the Phase4™. Engineered with new Resistance Phase Damping™ Technology to drastically reduce vibration and built compatible with a completely redesigned line of Bridge-Lock™ Stabilizers, the Phase4 is the stealthiest hunting system to date.
ONLINE
Literally bringing new and inventive outdoor products to market is Inventive Outdoors, who is now utilizing Everest.com’s D2C platform to reach more customers. Everest.com is the first online, customer-centric, multi-merchant marketplace for the outdoor recreation community. Best of all, Everest.com’s Caliber members receive free shipping on anything inside of Inventive Outdoors’ storefront. Become a Caliber member today here.

ORGANIZATIONS
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) offers a variety of bowhunting gifts with prices that won’t break the bank.
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) announces the latest winner in its Photos from the Field initiative and contest. Father and son Kip and Bo A. from Maryland’s photo shows happy faces after a father shares his time bowhunting with his son. Sparking interest in the next generation keeps bowhunting relevant and helps ensure future conservation efforts. Winners receive a NBEF cap.
As the whitetail season enters arguably the most productive 10-15 days of the year, APEX Outdoor Rewards wants to remind you that there’s still time to register for the chance to reward your passion this fall.
RETAIL
Get ready to save on SEVR broadheads! This weekend, SEVR is offering the best prices of the year on all broadheads.
Highly palatable and nutritious, RackMaker from Antler King is the ultimate feed for keeping deer full, healthy, and coming back for more.
The Booner 5-Panel Blind provides hunters with 360-degree views. Measuring 75" x 72" and 75" tall, the Booner 5-Panel provides plenty of room for hunting gear and a friend.
Cupped Waterfowl’s line of premium gear for hunters is now available in Realtree MAX-7 camo. Created for maximum concealment in grass, cattails, reeds, and more, this pattern is the ultimate choice for open waterfowl habitat.

 

Thank you to all those who heeded my call for the gift giving guide. And if you didn’t see my reminders to send in your suggestions, well that’s a sign you need to read Archery Wire more – hey-oh! Onward…

Gifts for Co-Workers and Kind of Close Friends

  • Berres Brothers Coffee. If Black Rifle Coffee is not an option, then go with this small-town (but big flavor) coffee roaster located in Watertown, Wisc. Highlander Grogg is their best seller, but check out the seasonal flavors, such as Mistletoe Mocha.
  • Heat Hog Heater. This is for the co-worker who is always freezing, or for the hunter who can’t sit still in a blind for longer than 60 minutes. With a Heat Hog warming things up, all are happy. Their best feature is the tilt option so more than just your feet get all the warmth. Available in 18,000 BTU; 9,000 BTU and a ‘fun-sized’ version at 4,000 BTU’s called “Piglet.” Get it? Units start at $109.99
  • National Lampoon’s Moose Mug. White elephant gift? Not for me! I’m giving hubby one of these for Christmas, and I may just buy the matching ice cube tray. Mugs priced anywhere from $10 and up, depending on if you want more than one. Make it a whole gift and toss in a jelly-of-the-month club.

 

Gifts for Parents & Loved Ones

  • Faribault Woolen Mills. What is better than an American-made handcrafted wool or cotton blanket? Plus, your purchase could help youth experience homelessness, with Faribault’s “Spread the Warmth” program. For every bed blanket sold, Faribault will donate a woolen blanket to nonprofits dedicated to serving youth experiencing homelessness. Blankets start $195.
  • Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2. With all the shenanigans on the road lately, maybe this is a good thing to have on your dash. The Mini 2 offers 1080 pixels with 140-degree field of view and it’s the size of a car key. Auto recording so you can set it and forget it. MSRP at $129.99.

 

Gift for Young Adults

  • Aspiring (and experienced!) bowhunters who want to increase their success in the field and reduce recovery time will appreciate bowhunter ed courses through National Bowhunter Education Foundation. 
    • Bowhunter Ed online course Through comprehensive instructional content and illustrations, and interactive learning exercises and games, students learn about different types of bows and arrows, shooting fundamentals, and wildlife laws while completing a Bowhunter Ed state-approved safety course. One-time fee $30
    • Crossbow Ed online course  Through comprehensive instructional content and illustrations and interactive learning exercises and games, students will learn about the different types of crossbows, arrows, shooting fundamentals, safety techniques, and wildlife laws while completing a state-approved safety course with Crossbow Ed. One-time fee $30

 

Gifts for Hunters

  • HuntStand: You might know HuntStand, but did you know they added Pro Whitetail app? Pro Whitetail offers a proprietary Whitetail Activity Forecast, map layers providing detailed view of critical rut information, crop history, monthly satellite imagery and much more – all for the hunter who focuses on the white-tailed deer. Pro Whitetail is now available for upgrade online at HuntStand.com and in the App Store or Google Play for $69.99.
  • ZEISS SFL 40: You know after spending all day in the woods how everything weighs a million pounds? Don’t let your binos add to that. The SFL 40 (which stands for SmartFocus and Lightweight) comes in two models, the ZEISS SFL 8x40 and 10x40. Retails for $1799 for both models. Read a field test review on it here. (This might be more of a gift for yourself….)
  • Garmin’s inReach Messenger. Wait – an option to sat phones that starts at $299? When are going beyond the limits of cellular networks, take this small and rugged satellite communicator to stay in reach with global two-way text messaging.  Don’t forget to tack on the subscription plan.
  • Steelhead Outdoors Case Keeper. Many bowhunters also participate in firearms seasons or carry for self-dense while bowhunting. Steelhead Outdoors' new Case Keeper accessory attaches to a gun safe exterior for hanging gun cases, caps, accessories, etc. At $49 it's a great Made in America gift for organizing and storing gear that doesn't need to be secured within a gun safe. (I’m buying this for hubby this year!)
  • Irish Setter® Pinnacle boots feature advanced technology for greater stability and comfort for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Pinnacle’s patented ATC outsole with Ground Sensing technology allows the sole to shape and contour to rocks and uneven surfaces to enhance underfoot stability. TempSens technology helps maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature within the boot. Starting at $219.99.
  • Exert Release by TruFire: No matter if the target stays stationary or wanders the woodlands, make the most of your shot with this dual-sear design wrist release, which leverages technology commonly found in the high-end releases used by competitive target archers. But this release’s new design DNA is as comfortable in the deer woods as it is on the range.  MSRP $179.99

 

 
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