Cave Creek, Arizona—Randy Ulmer, recently added another 200-inch brut to his long list of big deer. Added up in total, that means over 5000 inches of mule deer mass that Randy has taken over the years. All told, Randy has harvested over 20 deer that scored over the magic 200-inch mark—all with Easton arrows. Randy has used ACC, Carbon Injexion and, with this latest buck, 5mm FMJ’s. “I spent all summer scouting for one great buck,” said Randy. “When it came time for the shot, I knew my arrows would perform perfectly. I started shooting when I was 10 and have taken every buck and bull with Easton—without a single failure,” Ulmer continued. “That’s really saying something because I’ve been at it for 50 years now.” Easton is proud to have Randy on the team and congratulates him on a great start to another fall season.
COLUMBUS, Georgia — The CUGA WATERFOWLER dog vest in Realtree MAX-5 provides serious protection for the active dog.
The CUGA WATERFOWLER has been designed to be adjustable to fit dogs from 30 pounds to 85 pounds. With 6 inches of hook for securing the two inches of loop material, the vest is adjustable to fit most dogs in the appropriate size range with no buckles or straps, but is plenty secure to pull the dog from the water. The harness fits multiple breeds and body styles of dogs, including anything from Boykins to all the retrieving breeds.
The CUGA WATERFOWLER is designed with a double layer of Black 1000 Denier Cordura® from the top of the breastplate through the belly. The Realtree MAX-5 500 Denier Cordura around the body offers camouflage without overheating the dog like a neoprene vest would on those warm days in warm waters. The ergonomic vest is designed a little shorter in the underbelly, so the dog won’t have a hind leg get tangled while swimming.
Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 1,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Find Realtree on Realtree365, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at Realtree.com.
With the increased popularity of adventure photographers, travel bloggers, brand influencers and ambassadors, it’s no wonder that Overlanding is blowing up in the social media world. Some of the best adventure stories on Pinterest and Instagram take place on a 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler or a custom built off-road military vehicle of any variety. However, there are without a doubt, certain occasions that occur along every Overland trip where your mothership vehicle just can’t quite get through. With a QuietKat E-bike you can get further off that beaten path and to more of those destinations your overland vehicle can’t quite reach.
If you’ve been overlanding, you’ve been there – miles-in on a dirt road, crawling into the sunrise without a single thought of turning around. Then the road turns into a double track – still no second thoughts. But then the double track ends and your stuck on a single-track trail in a dense forest and no way to continue on. With a specific destination in mind, most of us would start up the old chevro-legs and walk the rest of the way, but what if you didn’t have to?
“Quiet”Kat – Nothing to Shut Up About
QuietKat All Terrain, All Electric Bicycles are making a come up in the Overlanding industry as a must-have accessory for every off-road adventure. These rugged machines will take you 40+ miles further up the trail on a single battery and will overcome any obstacle your overland vehicle can take on and then some.
Don’t feel like you need to work harder to get to that majestic mountain view or the torrential waterfall still four miles up the path. Based out of Eagle, Colorado, QuietKat
E-bikes are manufactured to withstand any elements and designed to take on the craggiest trails and even unmarked terrain. The 4.5-inch – 4.8-inch tires glide over almost any surface and the suspension makes for a smooth ride, even over the harshest landscapes.
A Multi-Purpose Tool
While Overlanding is about staying away from the crowds and exploring the unknown, there is no way to avoid going into the city or largely populated area with your excursion vehicle every once in a while, to re-fuel, re-energize, and/or take in the city life and culture. But that large overland vehicle can be a pain in the butt to park and maneuver around the city streets. You’ll go crazy if you have to find parking for that tank more than twice in a metropolis. QuietKat E-bikes will come in handy when you’re simply trying to get from one spot to another in the crowded streets of largely populated township.
Park your overland vehicle and mount onto an E-bike to get to and from your hotel, hostel, restaurants, bars and wherever else the city streets may take you!
An Accessory Inside of Your Accessory
One of the best things about these E-bikes, and similar to your bad-ass overland vehicle, is that QuietKat’s are very customizable with a wide variety of accessory items. They have waterproof saddle bags, rear pannier racks, spotlights, and even cargo trailer options that will instantly turn a mere E-bicycle into its own form of overland vehicle. Soon, QuietKat will be manufacturing an item that will make them 100% carbon-footprint-free: a portable solar charger manufactured specifically for their E-bikes. The harnessing of this kind of groundbreaking technology raises further questions – are QuietKat Electric Bikes really just an overland vehicle? And How far could one go using just one of these insanely rugged electric bikes?
MONTPELIER, Vt. –The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is again reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation requires them to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont’s bear population.
Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the ages of bears. Wildlife biologists use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population. Envelopes for submitting teeth are available at all big game check stations.
“Successful bear hunters will be helping in our management of this magnificent big game animal,” said Forrest Hammond, bear project leader for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “The premolar tooth we’re asking hunters to extract is small and easy to loosen with a knife. Directions for removing the tooth are on the back of the envelope provided by the check station, and a short video showing tooth removal is linked on our website.”
Vermont has two bear hunting seasons. The early bear hunting season, which requires a special bear tag, starts September 1 and continues through November 15. The late bear season begins November 16 and continues through November 24. The limit for bears remains one per calendar year.
“Carefully regulated hunting plays a very important role in scientific wildlife management by helping to control the growth of Vermont’s bear population now estimated at being well within the 2010-2020 Big Game Plan population objective of 4,500 to 6,000 bears,” said Hammond. “Minor fluctuations in the bear population will always occur due to changes in food availability, winter severity and hunter success. Despite these fluctuations, we look at the long-term trends to manage for a healthy, robust population.”
ROANOKE, Va. (August 28, 2019) — September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month and is the month that most hunters head back to the woods to hang stands in preparation for the upcoming hunting season. Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation’s (TSSA) mission is to significantly reduce tree stand accidents through promotion, education and best practices and our goal is to reduce the estimated number of incidents 50% by 2023. TSSA strives to ensure that every hunter comes home safe to their family and friends.
TSSA has designed an educational campaign called the “ABC’s of Tree Stand Safety” to serve as the building blocks to the awareness campaign (attached infographic). Our goal this year is to distribute at least 500,000 (print & electronic) to promote the safe use of tree stands. Please let us know if you are able to assist in meeting this goal through electronic distribution.
? Always remove and inspect your equipment
? Buckle on your full-body harness
? Connect to the tree before your feet leave the ground
By performing these 3 simple steps, tree stand users can virtually eliminate their risk of falling to the ground as the majority of falls occur outside the stand. TSSA encourages all hunters to take tree stand safety seriously, every time you hunt from, hang, or remove a tree stand.
TSSA is also excited to share that we are continuing to see positive changes in the estimated numbers of falls that requiring emergency care on a national level. Based on the 2018 data, there were an estimated 3001 tree stand falls requiring an emergency department visit. This reflects adecrease of 46.5% (2010 – 2018) in the number of estimated falls requiring an emergency department treatment (source NEISS, 2018). This significant drop in the estimated number of falls reflects the industry wide efforts of TMA, NBEF, WTU, IHEA, NDA, state DNR’s, our supporting partners, TSSA and others focusing on tree stand safety.
While we are making great progress, it’s important that we continue the industry efforts to support this momentum and meet or exceed our goal of reducing the estimated number of incidents 50% by 2023. To accomplish this, let’s get the season started by putting safety first.
Hunters and members of the industry alike can help spread the message of TSSA Foundation. Visit the TSSA website at https://treestandsafetyawarenessfounda.godaddysites.com/ or on social media at www.facebook.com/TreeStandSafetyAwareness or www.twitter.com@TreeStandSafety .
STREAMLIGHT® LAUNCHES POLYTAC® X FLASHLIGHT
New Tactical Light Features High Lumens, Multiple Battery Options
EAGLEVILLE, PA – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, announced it has added a new model to its PolyTac® line of tactical lights to include an enhanced, dual fuel version. The new light, the PolyTac® X, features 600 lumens, and offers the versatility of a rechargeable battery option.
The light can be powered by either two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries or one Streamlight rechargeable 18650 lithium ion battery. This multi-battery option allows for use of primary disposable batteries if the rechargeable cell is out of power.
“With its battery versatility and powerful lumen rating, the new PolyTac X is among the brightest and most adaptable polymer tactical lights on the market today,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It is ideal for everything from conducting searches in low light to lighting up an outdoor trail to repairing equipment. Even when a charging source is not available, you can use disposable batteries, ensuring that you will never run out of power in any situation.”
The PolyTac X uses a power LED to provide three lighting modes: high, medium, low, and strobe. Regardless of battery source, the light delivers 600 lumens on high, 11,485 candela, and a 205-meter beam distance, which is enough to provide critical lighting for a range of tactical uses. When using CR123A batteries, run times range from 2.75 to 34 hours; when using the 18650 battery, they range from 3.5 to 36 hours. On the strobe setting, run times are 5.5 hours and 8 hours, respectively.
The light’s TEN-TAP® programmable push-button switch allows users to select from three programs: high/strobe/low (factory default); high only or low/medium/high.
The PolyTac X is exceptionally durable, featuring a case made of high impact super tough nylon polymer that also provides a sure grip. It weighs 4.34 ounces and measures 5.46 inches.
The new light features an IPX7-rated design, providing waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes, and is impact-resistant tested to 3 meters. It is available in black, yellow, or coyote.
Streamlight offers an optional 18650 Battery Charger that can recharge either one or two batteries simultaneously, and permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.
The PolyTac X has an MSRP of $75.00. It is packaged with two CR123 batteries and a removable pocket clip and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime warranty.
Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com or connect with us on facebook.com/streamlight; twitter.com/Streamlight; instagram.com/streamlightinc; and youtube.com/streamlighttv.
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HAWK® INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER HYBRID HARD BLIND
Is the BATTLEBOX™ by Hawk® a Portable Blind or a Hard-Sided Shooting House? IT’S BOTH.
The HAWK® BATTLEBOX™ HYBRID BLIND is Easy To Transport at only 55LBS, Easy to Set Up in 5-Minutes or less and transforms into a Durable & Rigid, Insulated Hard-Sided Blind. Constructed using proprietary C3™ Cross-Channel Corrugated Plastic Panels that are waterproof, windproof, impact resistant and won’t rust, rot, mildew or corrode like wood or metal – an ideal choice for a semi-permanent hunting blind. We call it BUILT BATTLE TOUGH™! The ultra-strong and rigid C3™ Polypropylene walls simply unfold into 6-Sided Hexagon with 68” shooting diameter, enough for 2-3 hunters and a full range of shooting motion.
Is the BattelBox™ equipped with a combination of versatile horizontal and vertical window placements for hunting with any weapon. In addition, the Battlebox window edges are designed to accept the revolutionary Hawk SCENTRAP™ Shoot-Thru Window Film that prevents scent from escaping your hunting blind, yet ultrathin specialized Nano-film does not affect projectile flight. The SCENTRAP windows give the hunter the luxury of having windows opened with clear, uninterrupted vision and WITHOUT THE WORRY of scent ruining the hunt. With SCENTRAP Window Film, the hunter has ultimate visibility and can shoot at a moment’s notice without worrying about opening a window.
The Hawk BattleBox™ is the ultimate, affordable Hard Sided Blind that easily stakes to the ground or attaches to an elevated platform. Outfit your property with BattleBox™ at several permanent locations or use as a semi-permanent solution that can be easily moved with game movement or changing seasons. Hunt Stronger & Smarter™ with the Rugged, Lightweight, Abrasion Resistant, C3™ Insulated and Extremely Versatile BATTLEBOX from Hawk.
BATTLEBOX MSRP: $399
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HAWK® – HUNT FROM ABOVE®
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Alpharetta, GA, November 1, 2017 – After impressing the hunting market in March 2017 with the new H20 series riflescopes, Barra has unveiled the next level of its Hunting riflescope line, the H30 series. If you are a hunter, there’s an H30 scope for you.
The H30 series has everything that you’ve come to expect from Barra: brightness, clarity, reliability and durability all in an attractive package backed by Barra’s No Fault Diamond Standard Lifetime Warranty.
The H30 series is characterized by a stellar field of view through a fully multi-coated optical system. All Barra scopes are built with one piece machined aluminum tubes for strength and reliability in the field while maintain a lightweight, compact design that won’t weigh you down. The H30 consists of 4 models: 4×32, 3-9×32, 4-12×40, and 4-16×50 all feature illuminated second focal plane reticles. The low profile, 1/4 MOA turrets feature zero reset, positive, audible clicks and are covered by caps specifically designed to allow you to move snag-free in the woods. You don’t have to run out and purchase expensive flip lens caps because Barra includes them with the scope. The H30 4-16×50 even comes with a sunshade. Most importantly, Barra Optics’ glass is clear…brilliantly clear and will give you a clear bright view from dawn until dusk.
Attention to detail can mean the difference between taking home a trophy, or not. Vermont to Montana, Barra Hunting scopes can serve you well on any hunt.
About Barra Optics:
Barra Optics is headquartered in metro Atlanta, GA. Barra sets the standard for offering world-class optical design and construction. We build scopes that are the pinnacle of excellence. Barra H-Series Hunting scopes are lightweight and compact with a second focal plane design with capped/exposed turret and BDC/tactical reticle options.
Barra plans to launch its full Tactical riflescope line of Q-series riflescopes in Winter 2017. The Q-series will have all the features that a tactical scope buyer will ever want, high profile turrets and tactical reticles with first and second focal plane options.
Barra confidently stands behind their products with a No Fault Diamond Warranty – a Barra scope is the only scope you will ever need.
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RMEF worked with the New Mexico State Land Office to improve vehicular access to approximately 6,000 acres and walk-in access to another 6,000 acres of State Trust Lands in the White Peak Area.
“This project eases the tension of a long-running dispute in Mora County over access into prime wildlife habitat,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Not only is this mix of private and State Trust Lands key for elk but it’s also home to deer, turkey, bears, mountain lions and other species.”
RMEF provided nearly $20,000 in funding to blade the 2.5 mile road that ties into existing ranch roads and old logging roads within Game Management Unit 48 that improves access to Halls Peak, Cooks Peak and Gallinas Mesa. It is accessible off Mora County Road 10, commonly known as White Peak Road.
Additionally, RMEF paid for a 35-year right-of-way easement that blocks future land commissioners from closing the road through 2052.
The project also secures access to a primitive seven-acre campground open during hunting season solely to sportsmen and women with a valid license. RMEF volunteers also recently put in 40 hours of work to clear the campground with chainsaws, build an access gate and install a gap gate.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 222,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.1 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at www.rmef.org, www.elknetwork.com or 800-CALL ELK.
Contact Mark Holyoak, RMEF, 406-523-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuddeback’s new CuddeLink system finally allows users to check multiple trail cameras (up to 15) on a property from one home camera. CuddeLink is not cell service or Wi-Fi. It’s a proprietary wireless mesh network that allows the cameras to communicate with each other, pulling the photos from all the cameras in the system to one home camera.
CuddeLink is built around the top-of-the-line CuddeLink cameras, available in IR, Black Flash and Dual-Flash models, each with Cuddeback’s legendary ¼-second trigger speed. Each camera reaches out and communicates with the other cameras in the system, automatically working together to cover an entire property, whether a few hundred acres or a few thousand. When you check the CuddeLink home camera, you check every camera in your CuddeLink system.
While it might sound complicated, CuddeLink cameras are designed for easy setup, automatically communicating with the other cameras in the system. Simply designate one of the cameras as the home camera and give each camera your desired picture-taking settings, just like an ordinary trail camera.
Unlike ordinary cameras, CuddeLink allows users to check photos more conveniently by placing the home camera in the most convenient location, such as a parking spot or even in a building. Because you check only one camera, you can get your photos more often, even numerous times per day, without disturbing your hunting area. And because the CuddeLink system uses a radio mesh network, there are no cell phone data plans to buy, and no data caps to worry about.
Imagine the ability to frequently gather the pictures from your most remote and sensitive camera sites without going anywhere near those cameras and without paying cell data fees. No longer will it be taboo to place, and frequently check, a camera at a giant buck’s bedroom door. No other system offers the ability to wirelessly monitor multiple cameras, and no other system provides CuddeLink’s level of real-time scouting, especially without monthly cell data bills.
For more details on the amazing new CuddeLink cameras and wireless scouting system, visit Cuddeback.com. While you’re there, check out the Cuddeback accessories that can add PC and internet connectivity to your CuddeLink system.
For more information, please visit www.cuddeback.com.
Founded in 1989, Cuddeback is the world’s oldest trail camera company. While other companies dabble in trail cameras, Cuddeback continues to set the standard for performance, durability, innovation and price. All Cuddeback cameras are designed in the United States by hunters who understand hunting and scouting. At Cuddeback, their goal is to make trail cameras that capture every animal, not just those standing still. That’s why they use state-of-the-art electronics to ensure our industry-leading 1/4-second trigger speed.
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