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.

Copyright © 2009 by TMA

 

Until September

I am that mom who works full time.  I take call with my job.  Sometimes I miss sporting events, school parties and forget picture day. My youngest goes to daycare, my oldest have to stay at an after school program until I get off work.  When school is out, I have to get a babysitter or wake them up early and take them to someone.   I say I’d rather stay home and just be a mom, but truth is I’d never survive it.  It’s not my nature. Bring on the mom shaming!

I was raised to be independent, to stand on my own two feet at all costs.  My mom told me so many times it was okay to want a man, but never need him.  She worked full time my whole life.  I never knew anything different and I never judged her.  She never missed a sporting event if she didn’t have to.  She never told me I couldn’t participate in an extra curricular activity. She just made everything work, seamlessly in my eyes.  She literally never stopped doing for others and never did for herself.

Like my mom, I have a hard time saying, “no” to my kids.  I want them to experience everything, to find their niches in life.  I coached a t-ball and softball team one year, just so my kids would play.   My kids know that my job is both mentally and physically exhausting.  They see it all over my face when I’ve had a bad day.  I know I give them my all, and then some.  Everything I do, is for them, until September.

Kentucky opens whitetail archery season in early September.  Sorry kids, mom’s going hunting! You can bet that 3 weekends out of the month from September until January, my kids are with my husband and I am in a treestand waiting for whitetail.  This year, I missed basketball games.  I’d wake up at 3 a.m. and sneak out of the house.  By 6 a.m., I was tucked in my treestand, hating myself for missing that basketball game.  I’d beat myself up with thoughts like, ” I’m so selfish.  I have to be away from them all through the week at work, and then miss her game to hunt.”   “What if she does something awesome and I miss it?”  “Will she hold this against me when she’s older?” Then I would remember my sweet Momma.  She was always tired.  She never took time for herself.  She gave every ounce of her energy to someone else, all the time.  She may have physically been at events, but mentally she was already contemplating who was next on her list to please.   See, mom guilt is a real thing.  I have it, I’ll admit it.  But I won’t be consumed by it.

Taking time for myself makes me a better mom.  From that treestand at 6 a.m., my soul is revived.  All the exhaustion of life’s stresses is non-existent when the sun begins to rise over the ridge.  As the ground squirrels rustle the leaves beneath me, my breathing is deep and refreshing to my body.  Every noise is exhilarating, an awesome rush of adrenaline pulsates through my veins.  As hours pass, I am calmed by the gentle swaying of the wind through my tree.  Sometimes I nap (in a harness of course!).  As the sun begins to set behind me, that magic hour passes, I gather my things and tread out of the mountains.  When I get home, I am refreshed, renewed and revived with the days blessings.

It’s unfortunate that we live in a world where a mom has to feel guilty for taking time for herself.  It is sad that people will read this and think I am selfish.  I learned a lot from my mom, that she never knew she was teaching me.  It is important to take time for yourself.  When you are the best version of yourself, others see it, it radiates like the suns first beams over that ridge.  Rather its hunting, fishing or shopping, take time for yourself momma.  Enjoy what you love every now and then, it only makes you better!

A PAIR OF PRIME PACKS FOR MOUNTAIN COUNTRY

Plano, IL (May 12, 2017) – Mountain hunters face a variety of unique challenges; the greatest of which are the increased physical demands created by elevation and steep terrain. Mountain hunters must wholly commit themselves to the physical and mental training required to perform in these beautiful, game-rich, yet challenging environments. Gear must be equally up to task.

Since the brand’s launch in 2012, Tenzing has endeavored to design and manufacture the best high performance hunting packs available – packs that execute flawlessly in every situation, while removing unnecessary limitations to allow hunters to go further, hunt longer, and apply their abilities without fear of gear failure. Their full line of premium hunting packs includes models for any hunt and any hunter. For 2017, two of these prime packs are now available in one the most effective high-country camouflage pattern ever conceived: Mossy Oak Mountain Country.

Inspired by the mountains you hunt, not the digital world you’re out there to escape, Mossy Oak Mountain Country employs realistic, three-dimensional elements to perfectly match the high-country environment – the same way your determination matches the special challenges mountain hunting presents.

Tenzing TZ 3000 in Mossy Oak Mountain Country

“Mossy Oak Mountain Country is an incredibly effective pattern in most high-country areas,” says Tenzing Director of Product Development, Idaho native and accomplished wilderness hunter, Jay Robert. “We aren’t living up to our mission if we fail to offer our customers the latest camouflage options that, in many ways, are as technically advanced as the remarkable packs we produce. As hard as today’s hunters work, they deserve and expect to be offered a variety of choices that fit their particular terrain and hunting styles.”

TENZING TZ 3000 IN MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY

Big and nimble are two qualities rarely found together. But Tenzing’s TZ 3000, released in 2016, is extraordinarily mobile, given its generous size and hauling capacity. Designed to fill the void between limited-use daypacks and extended-use big game packs, this impressive hybrid provides ample storage for a day trip or an overnight spike-out.

With 3,100 cubic inches of total storage in nine specialized pockets and compartments, the 6.8-pound TZ 3000 is built to capitalize on opportunities, not limit them. Born of Tenzing’s industry-leading design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and loaded with high-end amenities, the versatile TZ 3000 can carry a full elk quarter in its main compartment. Like a snake unhinging its jaws, this pack has the ability to open up away from the frame to take in a much larger load. The zipper remains open as specialty compression straps extend to hold in and balance the haul.

TENZING TZ 3000 MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY KEY FEATURES

  • Mossy Oak Mountain Country Camo
  • Two Internal Fluted Aluminum Frame Stays
  • Padded Lumbar Pad and Waist Belt
  • Channeled Air Cooled Back Pad
  • Foldout Bow and Gun Carry Boot
  • Fold Out Rain Cover
  • H2O Compatible 2 or 3 Liter
  • Backed by Tenzing’s Limited Lifetime Warranty

TENZING TZ 3000 MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY SPECIFICATIONS

  • 3100 Total Cubic Inches in 9 Total Pockets and Compartments
  • 6 lb. 4 oz. Total Weight
  • Main Compartment: 23.5” x 11” x 9”
  • Top Compartment: 10” x 10” x 2”
  • Face Compartment: 14” x 10” x 2”
  • Hip Pockets (x2): 5” x 9” x 2”
  • Mesh Side Pockets (x2): 6” x 7.5” x 2”
  • Internal Side Pockets (x2): 19” x 6” x 5”

SKU #952352 / UPC 024099952378

MSRP $309.99

Tenzing TZ 6000 in Mossy Oak Mountain Country

TENZING TZ 6000 IN MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY

Bigger, stronger and lighter than any comparable pack on the market, the workmanlike TZ 6000 is the ultimate long-range hunting pack. This pack takes away any and all limits, allowing hunters to go further, hunt longer and carry back the rewards of a successful trip.

With 4,400 cubic inches of storage that can expand to 6,013 cubic inches, it’s hard to believe that this monster pack weighs less than 8 pounds. The TZ 6000’s 12 compartments and pockets, including its large expandable meat pocket, allow the long-range hunter to carry all of his or her gear and still bring home an enormous trophy kill.

TENZING TZ 6000 MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY KEY FEATURES

  • Mossy Oak Mountain Country Camo
  • Fully Adjustable Torso Suspension
  • Two Rigid Internal Aluminum Frame Stays
  • Padded Hip Support
  • Channeled Air Cooled Back Pad
  • Separate Sleeping Bag Compartment
  • Detachable Fanny Pack/Lid
  • Foldout Bow and Gun Carry Boot.
  • Foldout Rain Cover
  • H2O Compatible (3 Liter)
  • Triple Entry Into Main Compartment
  • Two Expanding Side Compartments for Scope or Tripod
  • Expandable, Breathable Meat Compartment
  • Five Specialized Zip Pockets
  • Five Lateral Compression Straps to Secure Load
  • Two Lower Compression Straps to Attach Extra Gear
  • Backed by Tenzing’s Limited Lifetime Warranty

TENZING TZ 6000 MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY SPECIFICATIONS

  • 6013 Total Cubic Inches in 20 Total Pockets and Compartments
  • 7 lb. 10 oz. Total Weight
  • Main Compartment: 28″ x 11.5″ x 8″
  • Meat Compartment: 25.5″ x 11.5″ x 5.5″
  • Expanding Side Compartments (2):  21″ x 6″ x 4″
  • Face Compartment: 10″ x 7″ x 2.5″
  • Hip Compartments (2): 4″ x 9″ x 2″
  • Mesh Compartments (2): 8″ x 5″ x 2.5″
  • Top Compartment/Fanny Pack: 9″ x 11″ x 3″

SKU #962676 / UPC 024099962674

MSRP $429.99

Driven by an infinite commitment to technological innovation for hunters, Tenzing continues to crank out new, high performance products poised to do more, carry more and elevate the hunting experience by doing it better than anything else out there; no matter where or what one hunts. Now, mountain hunters can choose from two of Tenzing’s top-performing packs available in Mossy Oak Mountain Country camo. Legends live over the next ridge. You’d better get going.

The SIG SAUER WHISKEY5 Riflescope: Now Available With Anti-Cant LevelPlex™ Technology

NEWINGTON, N.H. (Nov 2, 2016) – The WHISKEY5 riflescope from SIG SAUER® has been an extremely popular hunting scope since the launch of the SIG Electro-Optics Division. Now the WHISKEY5 has incorporated LevelPlex™, propelling the scope to even higher performance.

The new WHISKEY5 with LevelPlex and TH100 Turret offers hunters the ideal optic for their long-range hunting needs. LevelPlex allows the user to remove unwanted cant from the shooting system up to +/- 0.5° of accuracy. The TH100 elevation turret offers a resettable zero stop and lock at zero, allowing the user to dial in with accuracy for long range targets.

“The all-new WHISKEY5 is the ultimate superzoom riflescope for the tactical hunter,” said Andy York, President SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Division. “With massively upgraded TH-100 turret design, LevelPlex and milling hunter reticles, the new WHISKEY5 packs an unprecedented amount of technology into your next hunting riflescope.”

Built to perform in the toughest conditions, the new WHISKEY5 brings the hardest of targets into sharp focus. Featuring the proprietary HDX™ optical system for extreme clarity and low-light performance, the WHISKEY5 is available in HellFire™ CirclePlex, HellFire™ Quadplex, HellFire™ TriPlex and MOA Milling Hunter reticles. Go beyond the boundaries with the revolutionary WHISKEY5 LevelPlex riflescope.

WHISKEY5 LINE HIGHLGHTED FEATURES:

  • LevelPlex Anti-Cant System utilizes an integrated digital level with user selectable reticle cant detection at +/- 0.5(degree symbol) or +/-1(degree symbol) sensitivity.
  • TH100 Turrets feature LockDown Zero System including 100 clicks per rotation (10 MRAD or 25 MOA) with a resettable zero and zero stop.
  • Proprietary MOA Milling Hunter reticle designed for the needs of long range hunters
  • HDX optics extra-low dispersion glass (ED) combined with high transmittance glass (HT) provide industry leading light transmission and optical clarify for any situation
  • MOTAC (Motion Activated Illumination) powers up when it senses motion and powers down when it does not, providing optimum operational safety and enhanced battery life
  • Dependable waterproofing (IPX-7 rated for complete immersion up to 1 meter) and fog-proof performance
  • Covered by SIG SAUER’s INFINITE Guarantee™ and Electronics Limited Warranty, see website for full details
  • Configurations Available: 1-5x20mm, 2-10x42mm, 2.4-12x56mm, 3-15x44mm, 3-15x52mm and 5-25x52mm
  • Free SIG Ballistic Turret, SBT Dial is included and is custom engraved to match your unique ballistics and environmental conditions

MSRP: $1,079.99 – $2,159.99

SIG SAUER® INFINITE GUARANTEE™

We will repair or replace your SIG SAUER product in the event it becomes damaged or defective, at no charge to you. If we cannot repair your product, we will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition. It doesn’t matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it.

INFINITE GUARANTEE FEATURES: 

  • Unlimited Lifetime Guarantee
  • Fully Transferable
  • No Warranty Card Required
  • No Receipt Required
  • No Time Limit Applies
  • No Charge

Please note that our Infinite Guarantee excludes coverage for intentional damage, misuse, cosmetic damage that does not affect the performance of the optic, loss, theft, or unauthorized repair or modification.  All electronic and Tritium components are covered for 5 years from manufacturing date, please see website for full details.

For more information and to see the entire lineup of SIG SAUER Electro-Optics visit  http://www.sigoptics.com/. Follow SIG SAUER on social media, including Facebook at  www.facebook.com/sigsauerinc, Instagram at www.instagram.com/sigsauerinc, and on the SIG SAUER YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/sigsauerinc.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a New Hampshire-based weapons systems provider leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to silencers, optics, ammunition, accessories, and airguns. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with approximately 1,000 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

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Moultrie Offers the S-50i Game Camera for Hunters Who Demand Nothing but the Best

With the Signature Series line of cameras from Moultrie, you are getting a camera that
Dan Moultrie inspired, because he knows that accuracy and consistency are essential when it comes to planning the minute details of your hunting strategy.  The extended battery life of this camera allows for 28,000 images to be taken on 12 AA batteries, which can result in more information to inform your season.  When it comes to your approach to the hunting season, you can go in prepared, or you can go in blind.

Delivering the proven performance of Moultrie’s category-leading Signature Series, the Moultrie S-50i Game Camera features outstanding 20-megapixel images and true 1080p HD video with audio. If a buck on your hit list is making a move—or making a sound—near the S-50i, you’ll be the first to know about it. High-quality color images and vivid videos are captured with a lightning-quick trigger speed of 0.3 seconds, and the 100-foot flash range – with nearly-undetectable iNVISIBLE Infrared Flash technology – allows the S-50i to reach farther and capture faster. These features mean you never miss a second of the action; mature bucks will never know you’re watching.

Whether you prefer to view your scouting materials in the field or in the comfort of your home, the S-50i has you covered with a 2-inch full-color display and full compatibility with the Moultrie Mobile wireless scouting system, all backed by Moultrie’s 2-year warranty.

S-50i Highlighted Features:

  • High-Performance Image Quality
    Details matter, and the S-50i features 20-megapixel image quality and excellent 1080p HD video with sound.
  • Covert Nighttime Flash
    The S-50i uses 48-LED iNVISIBLE Infrared Flash technology to illuminate animals up to 100 feet away.
  • Exceptional Trigger Speed
    Even the fastest cruising bucks cannot outrun the reliable and lightning-quick
    0.3-second trigger speed.
  • Versatile Viewing Options
    Use the 2-inch full-color display built into the camera or tap into the Moultrie Mobile System technology to access images on your computer or mobile devices.

Highlighted Specifications:

  • Resolution: 20 MP
  • Illumination: iNVISIBLE Infrared Flash (48 LED)
  • Trigger Speed: 0.3 seconds
  • 1080p HD Video with Sound
  • Detection Range: 80 feet
  • Flash Range: 100 feet
  • Moultrie Mobile compatible
  • Finish: Realtree Original
  • MAP: $199.99

Rinehart Expands Doloma Decoy Line

The Doloma Bedded Doe Decoy Is Poised to Bring Big Bucks in Close

Janesville, WI – For Rinehart Targets the launch of the entire motion-focused Doloma Decoy line was a great success in 2016. For 2017, Rinehart has continued expanding on that product line with the introduction of the Doloma Bedded Doe decoy.

Cruising bucks certainly take interest when they spot a bedded doe—especially a bedded doe with another competing buck. With its patented design and lifelike movement, Rinehart’s new Doloma Bedded Doe proves irresistible to monster bucks when paired with the Rinehart Doloma Buck. Bowhunting for whitetails is all about fooling weary bucks just enough to get them within range, and the Bedded Doe has been created to help accomplish this, with the added benefit of calming of skittish does.

Its unique design, combined with award-winning sculpting for astonishing realism, arouses even the weariest animal’s curiosity. The Doloma Decoy’s compact easy-carry design, lifelike movements and exclusive Rinehart quiet foam eliminates the competition. Put your next hunt in motion with the Rinehart Doloma Bedded Doe decoy.

FEATURES: 

  • Patented Wind-Motion Design
  • Life-Size Silhouette
  • Rotating Head for Lifelike Realism
  • Lightweight, Compact and Durable
  • Ultra-Quiet Rinehart Foam Construction
  • Quick and Silent Set-up
  • MSRP: $154.99

The New Redneck

The Redneck Soft Side Deluxe 6X6 360 Hunting Blind Allows you to go Unnoticed When it Counts

Lamar, MO – Designed along similar lines as the wildly popular 360 Series Fiberglass Blinds, Redneck is pleased to introduce the new 6X6 Soft Side Deluxe 360 Series, available with camo or ghillie covers.

With their spacious 6-foot by 6-foot interior, there’s plenty of room for up to three adults or two adults and two children to hunt comfortably in the Soft Side 360 Series. These blinds sport a heavy-duty, double-stitched, 600 denier flame-retardant camouflage cover, with a double-zipper design allowing the windows to be opened to any configuration for maximum visibility while maintaining the highest level of concealment. They also feature a heavy-duty, black powder-coated steel frame built with the same high quality as the Redneck fiberglass blind stand.  The new Deluxe series camo model includes strategically placed brush in straps and the Deluxe Ghille model includes 30 percent more ghille yarn.

The Soft Side Series has been strategically designed in an octagonal shape to allow for the placement of four, 10-inch wide X 46-inch high vertical windows and three, 30-inch wide X 14-inch high horizontal windows. The 77-inch high ceiling gives hunters plenty of room to stand and shoot a bow, while the crossbar located directly below each horizontal window makes a perfect gun rest when combined with the Redneck Window Gun Rest Bag. In addition, the highly functional Redneck Blind Gear Console can be mounted inside to store gear, snacks and drinks.

With an open floor, these blinds can be used on the ground or mounted to Redneck’s new 6-foot heavy-duty blind stand. For the ultimate in stealth and concealment, give yourself the Redneck Advantage with the 6X6 Soft Side Blind.

FEATURES:

  • Dimensions: 6-ft long X 6-ft wide X 6-ft, 5-in high
  • Weight: 121-ponds with ghillie and 99 pounds with Camo
  • Windows: (4) 10” X 46” / (3) 14” X 30” / (1) 10” X 18”
  • Door: 32” wide X 64” tall. Will open wide enough after unzipped to allow a 36-inch wide wheelchair through.
  • MSRP:  Deluxe Camo Model $499.99 and Deluxe Ghille Model $599.99

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:

  • Sliding, see-through camo mesh curtain
  • Bow hanger and a gun rest
  • Two 24” heavy rebar anchoring stakes.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES: 

  • Window-Mounted Gun Rest Bag – MSRP:  $24.99
  • Gear Console – MSRP:  $69.99
  • Camera mount – MSRP:  $24.99
  • Puzzle cut foam floor – MSRP:  $49.99

Mossy Oak is King

 


WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak introduced Break-Up Country in 2015. It is a camouflage pattern not only meant to keep you concealed on the hunt, but to keep you connected to the outdoors lifestyle. Since its launch, Break-Up Country has outsold all previous Mossy Oak patterns and has become America’s No. 1 camo pattern.
 
According to True North Outdoor Marketing (2016), Break-Up Country is the leading pattern of choice for footwear, apparel, firearms and archery equipment compared to other universal camo patterns in the hunting industry. Southwick Associates, for two years running, reports that Mossy Oak is the camo brand of choice for hunters.
 
Break-Up Country is the most successful pattern launch in Mossy Oak’s 30-year history, surpassing the previous best-seller by 50 percent. 
 
“The success of Break-Up Country is a result of our company-wide efforts in delivering a strategy that positions Mossy Oak as one of the premier brands in the outdoors industry, combined with the longstanding reputation of the Break-Up brand as an effective, universal camo pattern,” said Chris Paradise, chief sales officer at Mossy Oak. “We have invested in our business processes, services and people and the success of Break-Up Country affirms that it’s paying off.”
 
In 2015, Mossy Oak’s extensive field testing resulted in the development of a revolutionary pattern that can truly be effective no matter where, or when, you hunt. Break-Up Country features a variety of elements found throughout North America and was designed with an equal focus on blending in and breaking up the human outline. In addition, the elements are true to nature’s size and provide the perfect amount of depth and shadowing, which make the pattern adaptable to a number of hunting situations and light periods throughout the day. So, no matter where you hunt, becoming a part of your surroundings won’t be a problem anywhere across the country.
 
For more information, visit www.mossyoak.com
 
Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Celebrating 30 years in 2016, Mossy Oak is a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy OakBioLogicMossy Oak ProductionsMOOSE MediaNativ NurseriesNativ LivingGameKeepersGameKeepers Kennels and Mossy Oak Properties.Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited.

Anti-Microbial Carcass Spray Now Available From Koola Buck

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2017) — Koola Buck, known for its portable refrigeration systems and its popular Anti-Microbial Game Bags, now offers the same patent-pending bacteria reducing technology used in the game bags in a convenient aerosol spray. This new Koola Buck Anti-Microbial Carcass Spray features bag-in-bottle technology that prevents the aerosol propellant from mixing with the all-natural anti-microbial spray inside the can, making certain its unique blend of anti-microbial inhibitors work properly. 
 
Hunters often process their animals in warm temperatures, making the use of the Koola Buck Anti-Microbial Carcass Spray an extremely important means to ensure the safety and quality of the meat that is harvested and processed. By spraying the meat surface, bacteria are significantly slowed, providing additional time to get the harvest to proper refrigeration.
 
Each 10-ounce bottle of Anti-Microbial Carcass Spray will treat two to three deer or an entire elk, moose or large-game animal. To use, simply apply generously to the carcass to prevent flies and insects from laying eggs in the meat. The use of the Koola Buck Anti-microbial Spray significantly lowers the growth of bacteria and mold, in doing so, you can age your carcass longer with less waste and spoilage, while ensuring the safety of the meat you feed your family and friends. Applying Koola Buck Anti-Microbial Carcass Spray generously to trophy capes in the field will also prevent hair slippage during transport to the taxidermist.
 
This new Anti-Microbial Carcass Spray is available at www.koolabuck.com and at select dealers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $12.99. To find a dealer near you, visit www.koolabuck.com/dealers/
 
Headquartered in Brookville, Pa., Koola Buck is a leading designer and manufacturer of portable refrigeration systems, meat hooks, anti-microbial game bags and game-processing videos. For additional information on Koola Buck and its full line of products write to: Koola Buck, 494 Service Center Rd., Brookville, PA 15825; call (814) 849-9695; or visit www.koolabuck.com

SIG SAUER® Electro-Optics Unveils the TANGO6 Riflescope with LevelPlex

The TANGO6 Riflescope with LevelPlex is the Ideal High-Precision Shooting Solution

NEWINGTON, N.H. (Nov 2, 2016) – SIG SAUER®, Inc., the world’s most renowned name in firearms, has set a category standard yet again within the company’s Electro-Optics Division. The TANGO6 Riflescope with LevelPlex boasts features that have created a long-range shooting tool like no other on the market.

The new TANGO6 riflescope line with LevelPlex and T120 turrets offers shooters the ideal high-precision shooting solution. LevelPlex allows the shooter to remove unwanted cant from the system to +/- 0.5° of accuracy. This is 6 times more accurate than a typical bubble level. The LevelPlex anti-cant system utilizes an integrated digital level with cant indicators located inside of the riflescope. Offered in FFP with four different reticle options, MOA and MRAD glass-etched reticles and the new proprietary DEV-L ballistic holdover reticle.

The T120 high-speed, low-profile turrets help the user to quickly dial in their shooting solution when time is of the essence. The high-speed turrets feature LockDown™ Zero System, including 120 clicks per rotation with a resettable zero, a zero-stop, and the turrets are lockable at any location. A free SIG Ballistic Turret, SBT Dial, is also included and is custom laser engraved to match your unique ballistics and environmental conditions.

“LevelPlex is a real game-changer” said Andy York, President SIG SAUER Electro-Optics, “the digital anti-cant system is built into the reticle of the riflescope and provides for simple, fast and incredibly precise long range accuracy.”

As expected from SIG SAUER® Electro-Optics, the TANGO6 features HDX™ glass, enhanced definition glass combined with high transmittance glass, to create optical clarity in any light situation. The riflescope also features MOTAC™, which powers up the unit when it senses motion and powers down when it does not for extended battery life. The TANGO6 is water- and fog-proof as well. The TANGO6 riflescope with LevelPlex are a dream come true for long-range, high-precision shooters; available in 5-30x56mm, 4-24x50mm and 3-18x44mm, while a capped close quarters 1-6x24mm non-LevelPlex model is also available.

FEATURES:

  • LevelPlex Anti-Cant System utilizes an integrated digital level with user selectable reticle cant detection at +/- 0.5(degree symbol) or +/-1(degree symbol) sensitivity.
  • LevelPlex Anti-Cant System offered in FFP with four different reticle options (MOA Milling, MRAD Milling, MOA DEV-L Holdover and MRAD DEV-L Holdover).
  • T120 high-speed turrets feature LockDown™ Zero System, including 120 clicks per rotation (12 MRAD or 30 MOA) with a resettable zero, a zero-stop, and the turrets are lockable at any location
  • Proprietary DEV-L Holdover reticle developed with long-range precision shooters for extreme speed and accuracy
  • HDX™ optics extra-low dispersion glass (ED) combined with high transmittance glass (HT) provide industry leading light transmission and optical clarity for any situation
  • MOTAC™ (Motion Activated Illumination) powers up when it senses motion and powers down when it does not. Provides for optimum operational safety and enhanced battery life
  • Dependable waterproof (IPX-7 rated for complete immersion up to 1 meter) and fog-proof performance
  • Free SIG Ballistic Turret, SBT Dial is included and is custom engraved to match your unique ballistics and environmental conditions

MSRP: $1679.99 – $3119.99

SIG SAUER® INFINITE GUARANTEE™

“We will repair or replace your SIG SAUER product in the event it becomes damaged or defective, at no charge to you. If we cannot repair your product, we will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition. It doesn’t matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it.”

INFINITE GUARANTEE FEATURES:

  • Unlimited Lifetime Guarantee
  • Fully Transferable
  • No Warranty Card Required
  • No Receipt Required
  • No Time Limit Applies
  • No Charge

Please note that our Infinite Guarantee excludes coverage for intentional damage, misuse, cosmetic damage that does not affect the performance of the optic, loss, theft or unauthorized repair or modification. All electronic and Tritium components are covered for 5 years from manufacturing date. Please see website for full details.

For more information and to see the entire lineup of SIG SAUER Electro-Optics, visit http://www.sigoptics.com/. Follow SIG SAUER on social media, including Facebook at www.facebook.com/sigsauerinc, Instagram at www.instagram.com/sigsauerinc, and on the SIG SAUER YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/sigsauerinc.