Tales from a Treestand

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for two weeks. I missed muzzleloader season last weekend because the husband was out of town. The weather isn’t perfect, it’s cool, windy and misting rains. But I can’t kill deer from the house, couch or the comfort of my bed.

Last night’s Halloween party kept me up later than I needed to be. I set my alarm for 4 pm rather than am. Woke up in a mad rush to gather my things, my thoughts and my coffee. I knew I’d get to the farm at daybreak so I planned to stalk in quietly. To my surprise, I was greeted by two random dogs who reeked of skunk. I thought for sure they would escort me to my stand.

Excuse me, there are deer here.

Two does exit stage left…

As I was saying, I had to run dogs off. The hike in was super quiet. Rain saturated ground creates a double edged sword. It makes moving quiet but climbing mountains slick! We all know I fall a lot so that was fun.

Within eyesight of my stand, the dreaded doe blow breaks the silence. I freeze, glass and see white tails everywhere. 🤬 wait them out a few, another step, another blow. Daggon it. So I just sit down. Spray some Nose Jammer on and check the wind…they definitely saw me cause the wind is great! As the blows end, I gather my things and trudge on in the final 100 yards to my stand.

For a moment, I just stare at this Summit climber I’ve become so familiar with, then up to my mark on the tree at 25 ft. Ugh. This is gonna suck. Tie all my gear together with mule tape and begin my ascent. Once settled, I was sure I would see nothing so I started this blog. Then came the does.

Obviously, by their posture and timid approach, these were the two I bumped coming in. They overcame their fears pretty quick when they got nose deep in Rackology. I watched them. I contemplated shots, but I waited, They walked away, and that’s okay. I need those girls when rut kicks in…😂😂😂

Winds picked up. No movement here in the 100 acre woods. My belly says, “lunch”. My feeder says, “corn”. And my morning coffee says, “Please go pee!!” So, down I go for food, corn and a bathroom break.

Returning with 50 lbs of corn, my bow and all my gear, I begin the .80 mile hike straight uphill. At the first plateau, I’m certain I will die before I get to my stand. When I make it to the top of the first ridge, I nearly collapse with fatigue. My hamstrings are on fire and my already injured shoulder is screaming angrily. I take a minute, lay down on the cold, wet, leaf covered ground and listen to my heart pound. Looking up, I see the canopy of foliage that is the epitome of KY beauty, take a big deep breath and tell myself (outloud), “ Get up, you’re almost there.”

Pushing forward, arriving at my set, pour out the corn, tie gear on to rope, stand and stare at the climbing stand, dreading the torture that is about to ensue. My legs still burning, my shoulders and back quivering in distress, my mind tells me, “There’s no way you’ll make it.”, but my heart says, “Girl, you better get up that tree!”

The evening hunt was uneventful. No deer. Swampcat squirrels, constant rain, hurricane equivalent winds, and neighbors sighting in rifles or having WW3? As the light disappeared, again I shimmied down this ole oak and began my trek out. I left the stand with tags left to fill. My body was beyond exhausted. My clothes were wet and my boots were muddy. But my heart, my heart was happy.

You see, I’m no “professional” hunter. I don’t have land managers, or thousands of acres planted with soybeans. Hunting doesn’t pay my bills and probably never will. The reward for me comes from thinking I will surely die packing corn into the mountains, and pouring it out on the ground a few minutes later. It’s standing at the base of a tree thinking my body can’t make it and clipping into my safety line and doing it anyway. It’s pushing my self to the limit…and then pushing a little further once I get there. And someday, if that big ole Booner buck cruises by, I’ll be ready.

Using Common Sense When Off the Ground

Have you ever wondered why some people jump out of perfectly good air planes, or why others drive dragsters over 200 miles an hour and not worry?  The answer is simple: they have on safety equipment that protects them when something goes wrong. 

There are guys who will spend well over two thousand dollars for a bow, a set of arrows, countless accessories, a tree stand and scent proof clothing, but yet are too cheap to buy a quality safety harness.  I just do not understand this thought process.  For many, this line of thinking results in severe injury or death.  

Every year, we read in the papers or in magazines about guys and gals who fall out of tree stands and are severely hurt or die, and for what?  Because they are too cheap or too lazy to wear a full body safety arrest system.  For me, the best $200.00 I could spend on hunting equipment is on a harness and a life line climbing line.  One of the best companies out there is Hunter Safety System.  All they do is make harnesses and harness accessories.  This company is dedicated to bringing you back home at the end of the hunt.  It is so simple: buckle the harness on, (which takes ten seconds) and then clip the harness in the safety carabineer before you step on the ladder to climb up the tree.  It is just that simple.  Now I have no worries.  If I slip off the ladder, not a problem, I will hang comfortably in the air until I can reach the ladder and regain my balance, or wait until one of hunting party comes along to help me down.  

There are just too many things that can go wrong when you are 20 feet in the air.  One of the most common ways in which people fall out of tree stands is that they simply fall asleep.  The early hours of the hunt, the cool breeze, the gentle rocking of the tree, put many hunters right to sleep. Many do not ever wake up again, and those that do often wake up in intensive care and suffer from severe paralysis the rest of their lives. The second most common area where hunters fall is while they are climbing up and down their ladders or climbing sticks.  Others fall out of their tree stand as they are preparing to shoot. They lose their balance or step where there is nothing but air.  

These are senseless injuries that could all have been prevented by simply wearing a full body fall arrest system.  Would you get in your car and not wear a seat belt? If so, you are gambling with your life. 

If you are going to hunt by yourself, let someone know where you are going, and when they should expect you back. Also, before you ever head into the woods, remember you have to purchase more than a bow and a license.  There are pieces of safety equipment out there specifically designed to get you into the woods and back again safely.  Please considerer all the cost associated with hunting, not just the cost of basic equipment.  

With all of today’s modern techno gadgets for hunters, there are simply no excuses for dying in the field.  Years ago we would hear tales of hunters who would die in the mountains because they would get lost and become so disoriented that they could not find their way out of the forest.  

Now, thanks to hand-held global positioning systems (many that cost less than a set of good arrows), there are fewer and fewer of these types of stories being told in deer camp.  Online, you can find free mapping programs that can give you a complete lay of the land before you ever leave your house.  There is even a spot beacon locator that allows you to communicate to friends and family that you are ok.  Heck, if you want to, you can even purchase a personal EPIRB to take with you into the woods.  There is just no excuse for getting lost.  

 

As a point of emphasis, I am including the Tree Stand Safety Guidelines from the Tree Stand Manufactures Association, despite some redundancy: 

 

ALWAYS wear a Fall-Arrest System (FAS)/Full Body Harness meeting TMA Standards even during ascent and descent. Be aware that single strap belts and chest harnesses are no longer allowed Fall-Arrest devices and should not be used. Failure to use a FAS could result in serious injury or death.

 

ALWAYS read and understand the manufacturer’s WARNINGS & INSTRUCTIONS before using the treestand each season. Practice with the tree stand at ground level prior to using at elevated positions. Maintain the WARNINGS & INSTRUCTIONS for later review as needed, for instructions on usage to anyone borrowing your stand, or to pass on when selling the tree stand. Use all safety devices provided with your tree stand.

 

NEVER exceed the weight limit specified by the manufacturer. If you have any questions after reviewing the WARNINGS & INSTRUCTIONS, please contact the manufacturer. 

 

ALWAYS inspect the tree stand and the Fall-Arrest System for signs of wear or damage before each use. Contact the manufacturer for replacement parts. Destroy all products that cannot be repaired by the manufacturer and/or exceed recommended expiration date, or if the manufacturer no longer exists. The FAS should be discarded and replaced after a fall has occurred.

 

ALWAYS practice in your Full Body Harness in the presence of a responsible adult prior to using it in an elevated hunting environment, learning what it feels like to hang suspended in it at ground level and how to properly use your suspension relief device.

 

ALWAYS attach your Full Body Harness in the manner and method described by the manufacturer. Failure to do so may result in suspension without the ability to recover into your tree stand. Be aware of the hazards associated with Full Body Harnesses and the fact that prolonged suspension in a harness may be fatal. Have in place a plan for rescue, including the use of cell phones or signal devices that may be easily reached and used while suspended. If rescue personnel cannot be notified, you must have a plan for recover/escape. If you have to hang suspended for a period of time before help arrives, exercise your legs by pushing against the tree or doing any other form of continuous motion or use your suspension relief device. Failure to recover in a timely manner could result in serious injury or death. If you do not have the ability to recover/escape, hunt from the ground.

 

ALWAYS hunt with a plan, and if possible, with a buddy. Before you leave home, let others know your exact hunting location, when you plan to return and who is with you.

 

ALWAYS carry emergency signal devices such as a cell phone, walkie-talkie, whistle, signal flare, PLD (personal locator device) and flashlight on your person at all times,and within reach, even while you are suspended in your FAS. Watch for changing weather conditions. In the event of an accident, remain calm and seek help immediately.

 

ALWAYS select the proper tree for use with your treestand. Select a live straight tree that fits within the size limits recommended in your tree stand’s instructions. Do not climb or place a tree stand against a leaning tree. Never leave a tree stand installed for more than two weeks since damage could result from changing weather conditions and/or from other factors not obvious with a visual inspection.

 

ALWAYS use a haul line to pull up your gear and unloaded firearm or bow to your tree stand once you have reached your desired hunting height. Never climb with anything in your hands or on your back. Prior to descending, lower your equipment on the opposite side of the tree.

 

ALWAYS know your physical limitations. Don’t take chances. Do not climb when using drugs, alcohol, or if you’re sick or unrested. If you start thinking about how high you are, don’t go any higher.

 

NEVER use homemade, or permanently elevated stands,nor make modifications to a purchased tree stand without the manufacturer’s written permission. Only purchase and use tree stands, and Fall-Arrest Systems meeting or exceeding TMA standards. 

NEVER hurry!! While climbing with a tree stand, make slow, even movements of no more than ten to twelve inches at a time. Make sure you have proper contact with the tree and/or tree stand every time you move. On ladder-type tree stands, maintain three points of contact with each step.

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Lessons from Deer Camp

My dad never went to college: he went to Vietnam.  Yet, when I was 13, he introduced me to the greatest fraternity house on the planet.  The Buckeye Sportsmen Club was located in the small North Central Pennsylvania town of Morris.  This was my first experience at deer camp, and my first experience of what fraternity life would bring later.  From the outside, it just looked like a simple square building with four white cinder block walls and a green roof, but inside there was magic.

According to Wikipedia, fraternity and sorority housing refers largely to the houses where people live and work together. In addition to serving as housing, fraternity and sorority housing may also serve to host social gatherings, meetings, and functions that benefit the community.  This is also the definition of a deer camp.  At night, there were social events consisting of large meals and games of poker and pinochle.  Others would sit idly around and tell stories of the day’s hunt and drink beer, while some were busy planning tomorrow’s hunt.  Many would question the social benefit of deer camp, but look no further than the many wives and mothers who got some quality down time once the boys headed off to deer camp with dad.

Inside the cabin, there were no college diplomas or composite pictures of the classes that had come before.  Instead, the walls held antlers from deer, elk, and moose; turkey beards and spurs, and an old bear skin rug.  On many of the antlers, guys would hang hats and gloves to dry from the day’s hunt.  There were old sofas that guys had brought home before their wives threw them out, lining the long side perimeter walls for sitting and telling stories. There was an old, wide counter top that had been converted into a table with wooden benches for eating, and in my case, doing homework.  Just off the middle of the room was a large, old kitchen table where unshaven men played cards, smoked cigars, drank beer, and ate meals.  On the opposite perimeter wall facing the couches was a fireplace that had a wood insert in it that heated the cabin.  It was so warm inside the cabin that you had to leave the door open just to cool the place down.  On the wall adjacent the kitchen hung a gun rack for storing your weapon after the day afield, although many guys just left their guns in their trucks.

As you entered the main hall, you went about ten feet before you entered the bunk area off to your right.  There were two large bunk areas with military-style steel bunk beds.  Each bunk had a mattress to sleep, though you had to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.  By the time you hit the bed at night, you basically passed out from exhaustion anyway, so comfort was not a prime concern.  There had to have been enough room to sleep 30 guys if necessary.

In the back of the bunk areas was the bathroom.  It was a big bathroom with a mismatched tile floor with two fiberglass campground showers, two sinks with mirrors, and two heads.  The showers were a welcome oasis after a cold day of hunting.  I am not really sure why there were mirrors, as nobody shaved and everyone wore hats.  There was not much to look at; that is for sure!

The centerpiece of the cabin was the kitchen.  It had two large gas stoves, numerous old refrigerators, and a large table which was used for baking and not eating.  One of those refrigerators was converted into a keg draft system and eventually found its way right next to the front door; the tap seemed to be open all night long.  Yet, somehow, no one ever appeared to have a hangover the next day.

I never remember eating at deer camp, yet I never remember being hungry either. I know we always took lunch into the woods, but I cannot recall what we ate for dinner or breakfast.  I made the mistake once of asking the cook one day if he was deaf and dumb after he failed to answer my question (I had just finished listening to a Rodney Dangerfield tape and thought I was being funny). However, nobody else got the joke, and before I got the last word out, my dad had me by the ear, and I was being slung to the ground.  I learned quickly not to piss off the cook, or you won’t eat.  Not to mention, if the cook is unhappy, everyone is unhappy.  So I apologized quickly and volunteered to help out in the kitchen for the next few meals doing dishes and making pies for dessert.  I quickly fell back into the good graces of everyone at camp.  It was a lesson in respect to my elders that I never forgot.  Not to mention that whomever cooks, whether at home, or at deer camp, has unyielding power over everyone.

Today, my dad belongs to the South Lebanon Hunting Camp, just down the road from Morris in the coal mining ghost town of Antrim.  While it is an older building that was built in the 1880s, it has all the charm.  It is built out of virgin growth forest pine, and covered in green asphalt shingles.  When you are inside you feel at home, regardless of who you are.  I recently spent my first hunting season in the new cabin.  While it did not yield the results I was looking for, it reaffirmed all the values that I learned as a young teen hunter in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

It’s like Christmas…but different

A short video of the night before archery season opener. Ticks (aka turkey mites) are especially bad this year. I pretreated my gear with permethrin spray and allowed it to dry before placing it in my Scent Crusher bag. Opening morning began with Dead End game calls scent free women’s line, which offers body wash, shampoo, CONDITIONER AND LOTION!! Scent Crusher OZone Go ran in the truck while I sipped my coffee and drove to my lease. My new Hunter Safety System Women’s Contour Vest kept my safe as I used a Summit Climbing stand for the first time in years!!! Opening morning takes me back to excitement a child feels at Christmas every year. It’s a time when all our hard work comes full circle. Our primal instincts are fulfilled. And the Hunter climbs back into their happy place….

Hurry up and Wait

Back in the treestand tonight. Day 2 of archery season has been hotter than day 1. I’m here more for the experience than the harvest tonight. Another climbing stand experience in the books. The verdict is, I don’t love it. Given my current situation, it was the only option so I will use it for now and it is better than roasting in a blind.

I put out a camera yesterday. Grabbed the SD card on my way in. Popped it in my card viewer once I got in the stand. 1 doe. At 2:30 am. Why am I sweating all over myself for a doe that I’m definitely not gonna shoot in this heat? I could be at home, curled up on the couch in a blanket watching pointless television. I could be working on domestic duties or that lawn work that is waiting for me. Or I could sit right here, 20 feet off the ground, and wait for some big ole whitetail monster to step out for me. And I am already here, so….

The wind is carrying in the evening. Grey, cloudy skies have been replaced with blues and whites carefully hand painted by someone far more talented than I am. Down the road, a man is using a chainsaw….

Insert treestand nap here.

Stupid lil honey bee interrupted a perfectly good “I got here early enough” nap. As important as bees are, I contemplated murdering him.

The wind is shifting now meaning evening is steadily moving in. The air is cooling , which means just a touch below what hell feels like. I’d hoped some rain would cool the evening and provoke deer movement. So far…just squirrels, honeybees and chainsaw massacre happening down the road.

I seriously love deer hunting. Compared to some, nope. I’m not comparing myself. I don’t have the same means as others. But by golly, I’ve got the passion. The heart. The primal drive that pushes me to do the things some folks think is crazy…and I just can’t get enough.

Opening Morning

Sitting here in my tree stand this morning. It’s a hot one already. But my heart has been begging for this day since the last season ended. Gentle rain kisses the trees. In the distance, two whippoorwills are singing. The fog is rising and I can feel it’s coolness both on my skin and in my breaths. The wind is moving the clouds of night swiftly from the sky. In their place, a watercolor pallet of the sweetest colors takes light. My senses are beginning to heighten. Every sound intensifying my heart rate, and increasing my breathing. It’s only 6:30 am! I feel alive in these moments. The harvest is an afterthought at this point. And while the ultimate goal may be to lay down a KY velvet buck…I am just living in this moment until then….

The sun begins to rise over the far ridge, it’s warming rays reaching my face. It’s now 9:18 am. A bit ago, a grey squirrel joined me in my tree along with a woodpecker. My enthusiasm is dwindling as morning fades into day. My company now is a red tail hawk, soaring from tree to tree, causing a racket. Early mornings rain is falling with the wind. Predicted temperatures are swiftly approaching. Part of me knows that the chances of harvesting a buck today are slim, but the other part of me is just here, living my best life, loving every second I get in these deer woods.

Folks, we never know what tomorrow holds. It could be the end of our road or the beginning of a new journey. I encourage you to test your boundaries. Set goals and crush them. Surround yourself with like minded people who support you and love you. And get outside.

New Binos From Hawk Optics

Hawke® Optics, a worldwide leader in quality sporting optics that perform outstanding in the field and provide optimum value to the consumer, is proud to announce its new Frontier ED X Binocular. The Frontier ED X Binoculars offer exceptional clarity at a price far lower than a comparable binocular from the competition. With a lifetime warranty, these will be the last pair of binos you’ll ever need.

When you spend a lot of time looking through binoculars, you will notice two things. First, you will come to identify a premium glass by the detail you can see at distance. The next major factor is eye strain. Quality glass causes much less eye strain because your eyes don’t have to work as hard to see that detail. Traditionally, it’s been known that in order to have quality glass that delivers detail and reduced eye strain, it meant spending great amounts of money, often making top-level binoculars unobtainable for many. The new Frontier ED X Binoculars from Hawke Optics put quality within the reach of anyone.

It all begins with the quality and purity of the glass. Hawke starts with Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass that provides premium optical clarity. From there, Hawke uses Dielectric Coating that increases the reflectivity of the light coming into the lens. They then fully multi-coat the optics to further sharpen the clarity of the image you see when looking through the binoculars, especially at greater distances. Internally, Hawke Optics uses high-resolution BAK-4 roof prisms that are phase corrected. The result is a binocular that has exceptional clarity and reduced eye strain.

Clear glass in a binocular is meaningless, however, without crisp focus. The Frontier ED X Binoculars have Hawke’s 1.5-turn Focus Knob with a 6.6-foot close focus. This, when paired with the 426 feet field of view at 1,000 yards in the 8X42, or 336 feet at 1,000 yards in the 10X42, means you will have exceptional clarity and precise focus adjustment at any range.

You would expect a binocular named the Frontier to be tough, and the Hawke Binoculars are just that. With a lightweight magnesium alloy frame that is rubber coated for grip in wet conditions, these binoculars will handle even the most trying conditions. A water-repellant coating on the objective lens and full nitrogen purging that keeps water and fog out of the internals will keep you in the clear. Twist-up eye cups and stay-on lens covers are convenient and add durability.

The Frontier ED X Binoculars are available in an 8X42 and a 10X 42 model, each available with a green or grey frame. They each include a carry case, neck strap, harness adaptors, lens cloth, lens covers and Hawke Optics’ Lifetime Warranty. The 8X42 has an MSRP of just $389.00 and the 10X42 has an MSRP of $399.00.

About Hawke

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Keys to Food Plot Success

WEST POINT, MS – The spring and summer months are critical when it comes to deer herd health. By providing a consistent, high-protein food source, whitetails will have their best chance for reaching their full genetic potential. Below are 4 key steps to help you grow a successful spring food plot this year.
Know Your Dirt
If you haven’t recently taken a soil test to know where your pH level is or if you are in need of soil nutrients, get it done. Knowing the characteristics of the soil not only helps determine the most productive species to plant but gives land managers the information needed to properly amend the soil ensuring a successful, nutritious food plot. Soil tests through the BioLogic lab are fast, simple, and inexpensive. Choose the crop you are planning to plant, and you will receive fertilizer recommendations specific to that crop and your soil.
Determining The Right Seed Blend
Where you live can help you determine what you need to plant. For the North/Midwest perennials and annuals can both be planted in the spring. If you have plots you want to plant with cool season annuals late in the summer, choose an annual to plant this spring. If you would like a perennial crop like clover, alfalfa, or chicory you can get them started this spring. Non-Typical Clover is one of our top producing perennials. For the South, warm season annuals are the ideal spring planting, Lablab or one of the new Protein Pea blends are perfect for providing attraction and nutrition through the growing months. To help you choose the best seed for your area search BioLogic’s Planting Guide.
Controlling Food Plot Weeds
Food plots overtaken with weeds is one of the top reasons for crop failure. Many of these blends can be sprayed with specific herbicides with great results. Weeds and grasses need to be identified early in the growing cycle and sprayed with the appropriate herbicide for best results. Weed Reaper grass herbicide can be used to eliminate grasses from all clover, warm season legumes, and chicory. Imazamox is a great broadleaf weed herbicide for use in legumes and pre-emergent herbicides. Also utilizing metolachlor works great on many common warm season blends like Protein Pea Plusthat contains peas, beans, sunflowers and sorghum.
 
Protecting Your Food Plots
If you have small plots and high deer densities, over browsing can be a problem with tasty warm season plots. Using an electric fence or the P2 Plot Protector kit can help you get your crop established so it can stand up to the browse pressure. Sometimes just 4-5 weeks of protection can be the difference in great plots and over browsing that terminates early growth in warm season plantings.
These tips are courtesy of Mossy Oak GameKeepers. GameKeepers offers consumers the latest information and products for total land and wildlife management. We’ve learned our lessons the hard way and through www.gamekeepersclub.com, GameKeepers magazine and TV series on Pursuit Channel, we share and explore the way of the GameKeeper.
 
To have your planting questions answered, call 662-494-4326.
 
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The Next Generation has Arrived

Danville, Ala. (March 6, 2018) —ElimiShield® now offers the industry’s first FDA-compliant, direct-to-skin scent control with its HUNT Core™ Body Foam, utilizing a proprietary nanotechnology that kills more than 99.99 percent of odor-causing bacteria at the cellular level. ElimiShield HUNT Core Body Foam is designed to be used before going out into the field, providing all-day protection from odor-causing bacteria with a single application. ElimiShield HUNT Core Body Foam is powerful enough to eliminate odor-causing bacteria, yet is gentle on skin with an alcohol-free formula.
 
For the best results in the field, ElimiShield recommends using all four HUNT products in the three-step odor elimination system developed specifically for hunters. Step A is personal hygiene, including Core Body Foam as well as a Hair & Body Wash. Step B is laundering hunting clothes with ElimiShield Laundry Detergent. Step C is the Scent Elimination Spray for use on base & outer layers as well as all hunting gear that cannot go into the washing machine. ElimiShield Scent Elimination Spray utilizes an odor-eliminating technology similar to the Core Body Foam.
 
The new ElimiShield HUNT Core Body Foam is available directly from Hunter Safety Systems, the ElimiShield HUNT exclusive outdoor distributor of all products. ElimiShield HUNT Core Body Foam comes in a 7 oz bottle and a 96 oz. bottle and can be purchased directly online at www.ElimiShieldHunt.com or at hssvest.com for a suggested retail price of $11.99 and $129.99 respectively.  All ElimiShield products carry a money-back guarantee if the user is not satisfied.
 
About ElimiShield Scent Control Technology
The patented, proprietary, nanotechnology formula in ElimiShield HUNT Core Body Foam was originally developed for disease and infection control in the healthcare and institutional environments. The technology also proves to eliminate odors, as the complex ElimiShield molecule bonds naturally to skin as well as most porous and nonporous surfaces. It leaves a microscopically abrasive shield that eliminates odor-causing particles on contact. This mechanism is far superior to other methods that either poison bacteria or attempt to absorb human odors after they form. In addition to the nanotechnology, certain ElimiShield products include bio-based ingredients to neutralize malodors that are encountered in the field, ensuring all surfaces remain scent-free. Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in treestand safety, is the exclusive distributor of ElimiShield HUNT products to the outdoor industry. For information on this line, contact Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit www.ElimiShieldHunt.com.