Hunting Gear Inoculation: BlackOut, Flight Control, TC 1500
Your weekly dose of the latest hunting related gadgets
BlackOut 3D Targets Combine Realism and Toughness
The new BlackOut 3D Archery Targets are the perfect tools to help you prepare for the bowhunting season ahead. This lineup of new, long-lasting targets offers precision size and detail to create proper bowhunting practice anywhere it’s safe to shoot.
Lifelike sizing is essential to developing proper mental pictures and accurate range estimation skills. The BlackOut 3D targets are modeled after the size of the game most frequently encountered in the field such as a 200-pound black bear, an 85-pound boar, a 40-pound coyote, and a 15-20 pound tom turkey.
Before heading to the stand, draw down and shoot these lifelike 3D targets a thousand times or more. They can take it. Each is built from long-lasting, self-sealing Woodland Foam and features a replaceable Signature Series vitals zone insert. No matter how much you shoot your compound, recurve, longbow, or even crossbow, these targets can last nearly forever! They’ll handle field points, target points, practice points, and real broadheads. Easy arrow removal is another big plus.
- 200-pound black bear dimensions – 44"x12"x26"
- 125-pound deer dimensions – 33" X 38" X 9"
- 85-pound wild boar dimensions – 41"x9"x24"
- 40-pound coyote dimensions – 36"x9"x36"
- 18-pound tom turkey dimensions – 19"x21"x10"
For more information, please visit http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=BlackOut+3D+Archery+Targets+
Demand the Flocks’ Attention with Knight and Hale’s Flight Control Duck Calls
Knight and Hale Game Calls introduces the all-new Flight Control Duck Call series, designed to meet every waterfowler’s calling needs. This duo is sure to have those big northern mallards slamming on the breaks when they hear the sweet sound of Knight and Hale’s Flight Control Series.
The Flight Control Series consists of a single and double reed call, covering all the bases when in the duck blind. The Flight Control single reed call is ideal for letting out rasping duck sounds across a wide range of volumes. Its partner in crime, the double reed call, fits the bill when blowing a more mellow sound at a lower volume range. This call is perfect for flooded timber situations or putting the final touches on an already interested flock of greenheads.
Be in control this fall by joining the Knight and Hale family with the all-new Flight Control Duck Call Series. A pair of calls capable of fooling the smartest birds in the sky.
For more information, please visit www.knightandhale.com.
Not Your ‘Plano’ Waterproof Case
“Water-resistant” can be a cursed catchphrase, especially to a hardcore hunter. Weather doesn’t stop these gladiators from taking the field. But wet, or worse, rusted gear can slam the brakes on even the best-laid plans. Wicked water droplets in your optics. Fogged screen on your handheld GPS. How about the reed on your duck call so saturated it sounds like a party favor blowing champagne bubbles?
So to keep your precious hunting paraphernalia dry and prepared, the leaders in storage and gear protection have crafted the Guide Series Waterproof Case collection. Available in four classic Plano StowAway footprints, these sturdy Guide Series cases are completely airtight and waterproof, leaving water-resistance to cheap boots and pup tents.
Each Guide Series Waterproof Case features Plano’s proven DriLoc O-ring seals that create a fraternal bond between the lid and case, keeping matters airtight on the inside and waterproof on the outside. The lids on all four sizes are locked down securely with triple cam-action latches cantilevered on beefy hinges.
Guide Series Waterproof Cases are constructed of tough polycarbonate material to withstand and actually balk at run-ins with rocky trails and bounces in the pickup truck. Inside, TLC is administered via a slip-resistant rubber pad. The soft and clingy material helps prevent potential damage to even the most precious cargo, like smartphones and digital cameras.
Plano’s Guide Series Waterproof Cases available in four sizes, they also come in a selection of finishes.
For more information, please visit www.planomolding.com.
TC 1500 Pack Labeled as the “Mule”
Hosts of the Archer’s Choice and The Choice Outdoor Channel television programs, Illinois-based Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo know the value of equipment that works as advertised. That’s why the couple has been using Tenzing packs and lending the company their experience and expertise from the field since the day the brand launched.
“Tenzing is a company of hunters that listens to other hunters,” says Ralph, who along with Vicki, has collaborated with chief Tenzing designer, Jay Robert, to design a specialized line of packs ideally suited for stand hunting.
The Tenzing TC 1500 Day Pack has been designed by Ralph and Vicki to be the ultimate stand pack, while adding cleverly conceived features that also make it a great choice for an all-around hunting pack. Equally at home on a hook in an Indiana treestand or on the back of a hunter chasing blacktails on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, the workhorse TC 1500 carries a pile of gear in its cavernous 1500 cubic inches of interior space, then adds extra pockets and additional compression straps for maximum utility.
“The extra compression straps make it easy to attach a heavy coat or additional gear,” Ralph says, “and gadgeteers like Vicki will love the extra pockets,” he continues. “The front compartment has smaller pockets inside for knives, snacks, hunting tags, rangefinders, phones and other necessities,” adds Vicki, who points out such items can quickly disappear when placed inside of larger, main compartments. The TC 1500 will easily carry a gun or bow in its smart, foldout, carrying boot.
Big, but not oversized, the TC 1500 weighs in at just over three pounds and features a new Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System employing concealed elastic straps that automatically adjust for a perfect fit. Tenzing’s padded hip panels and breathable mesh back pad work with the new waistband to deliver maximum comfort, even while packing the heaviest loads.
Features and Specs:
- Rain Cover
- Breathable Mesh Back Pad
- Padded Hip Panels
- H2O Compatible (2-Liter)
- 12 Total Compartments and Pockets
- One Internal Fluted Aluminum Frame Stay
- Foldout Bow and Gun Carrying Boot
- Foldout Rain Cover
- Six Specialized Zip Pockets
- One Specialized Compression Strap Each Side
- Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System (Min. 24”, Max. 42”)
- Two Horizontal Compression Straps
- Two Lower Vertical Compression Straps
- 1500 Total Cubic Inches
- 3 Pounds, 4 Ounces Total Weight
- Main Compartment: 20” x 12” x 5”
- Face Compartment: 17” x 9” x 2”
- Side Mesh Pockets (x2): 6” x 6” x 1”
For more information, please visit www.tenzingoutdoors.com.