New Gear 2004

Easton[R] Offers Fat-Free Carbon Shafts

Easton[R]'s new ST Axis carbon arrows are the first to incorporate their patent-pending Slim Technology (ST) and the new Hidden Insert Technology (HIT) component system. Slim Technology produces an ultra-small-diameter carbon arrow designed just for bowhunters. ST Axis arrows fly virtually unaffected by crosswinds, translating into better accuracy and penetration. ST Axis shafts also incorporate Hidden Insert Technology (HIT) to further improve accuracy, particularly with fixed-blade broadheads. The HIT component system puts the critical broadhead interface directly against the ID of the shaft, which allows you to easily achieve perfect broadhead alignment every time. ST Axis shafts are available in sizes 300, 340, 400, and 500. Contact: Easton Technical Products, Inc., 5040 West Harold Gatty Dr., Dept. BHM, Salt Lake City, UT 84116; (801) 539-1400; www.eastonarchery.com.

Schaffer Targets Hoyt Shooters

Engineered to fit your Hoyt bow, the TEC-1 from Schaffer Performance Archery locks solidly to your riser, making it almost impossible for this rest to move. A nice feature of the TEC-1 is the ability to use it as a standard prong-style rest or as a fall-away type rest. Easy to set up, it has dual bearings and full micro-adjustments. Made of machined 6061 aluminum, it weighs 3 ounces and features Realtree[R]'s Hardwoods HD Green camouflage. Contact: Schaffer Performance Archery, 1403 East Cliff Road, Dept. BHM, Burnsville, MN 55337; (952) 894-6169; www.schafferarchery.com.

Alpine Designs Adjustable Bow For Any Level Shooter

Weighing 3½ pounds and measuring 35 inches axle to axle, Alpine Archery's new SVX is perfect for both beginning shooters and experienced archers alike. The SVX features a slim, two-piece grip, which eliminates torque when shot, as well as the Fast Trac Series Cam, which has a rotating draw element giving you 5 inches of draw adjustment (27 to 31 inches) without using a bow press. Other features include a 7.5-inch brace height, Bi-Flex composite limbs that are film-dipped in Realtree[R] Hardwoods [R] Green HD, a carbon cable guard, and the VX Series limb pocket. It's available in draw weights of 50, 60, and 70 pounds and 80-percent letoff (65-percent letoff is optional). Contact: Alpine Archery, PO Box 319, Lewiston, ID 83501; (208) 746-4717; www.alpinearchery.com.

Hunter's Specialties[R] Offers New Scent Wafer

The folks at Hunter's Specialties recently added Doe Estrus scent to their line of PrimeTime[R] Scent Wafers, and it's guaranteed to get the attention of rutting bucks and bowhunters alike. The estrus scent used to make the new Scent Wafers is collected during the 24-36 hour breeding period of an adult doe. Doe Estrus Scent Wafers are long lasting and renew themselves in their plastic storage containers. Each Wafer comes with its own hanger for placement around your stand or blind. The containers hold three Scent Wafers. Contact: Hunter's Specialties, Inc., 6000 Huntington Ct. NE, Dept. BHM, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-1268; (319) 395-0321; www.hunterspec.com.

Video Teaches Proper Game Care

From Red Hawk Outdoors, Inc., comes an instructional video no hunter should be without this season. It's called "Field To Freezer," and it shows hunters how to field-dress, skin, and butcher their own game. Co-hosts Jimmy Young and Bob Hrobak take viewers to the field where they witness on-camera shots. From there, Jimmy and Bob give step-by-step instructions on how to care for your harvests. Everything from removing the hide to what tools are needed is covered in this 118-minute video. As a bonus, viewers will also learn how to properly cape out their trophies before taking them to the taxidermist. Contact: Red Hawk Outdoors, Inc./c/o Coliday, 30262 Crown Valley Parkway #253, Dept. BHM, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677; 1-888-265-4329; www.redhawkoutdoors.com.

DMT[R] Creates Line Of Ceramic Sharpeners

From Diamond Machining Technology, Inc., comes a new line of unbreakable ceramic and diamond ceramic sharpeners. First in the line is the #CFSK Diafold[R] Ceramic Serrated Knife Sharpener. It has a 4.43-inch cone-shaped sharpener, weighs 1 ounce, and folds for easy stowing. The #CCSH Ceramic Honing Cone measures 4 inches and can be used for a variety of sharpening needs. The #CS2 Ceramic Steel features a 12-inch rod, black handle, and large knife guard. Last but not least is the #CDT6 Diamond-Ceramic Triangle Sharpener. It features a 9-micron Diamond Flexi-Sharp[R] surface, 3 different radiused sharpening edges, and a groove for fishhooks. Contact: Diamond Machining Technology, Inc., 85 Hayes Memorial Dr., Dept. BHM, Marlborough, MA 01752; 1-800-666-4368; www.dmtsharp.com.

Steiner[R] Lets You See Like A Hawk

Like its namesake, Steiner[R] Optics new Peregrine[R] roof-prism binoculars are compact, lightweight, and sharp. Engineered for birdwatchers and hunters alike, the Peregrines[R] are equipped with a dielectric prism coating that reflects light better over a broader range of colors, and they're also phase-corrected to eliminate image distortion. It has a large center-focus wheel that focuses from 6 feet to infinity with the touch of a finger, eyecups that prevent sidelight from disturbing the image, and a dark green rubber coating to protect and camouflage the binos. These binos are available in 8x42 and 10x42 models that are shockproof, fog proof, waterproof, and protected by a 30-year warranty. Contact: Pioneer Research, 97 Foster Rd., Suite

5, Dept. BHM, Moorestown, NJ 08057; 1-800-257-7742; www.steiner-binoculars.com.

SouthFresh Feeds Cooks Up New BioLogic[R] Food

After 4 years of hard work, the folks at Mossy Oak[R] BioLogic[R] are proud to announce their latest product designed to improve overall deer herd health. It's called Deer Feed and it was developed and produced by SouthFresh Feeds. Easily digested, Deer Feed is water resistant, contains vitamins and minerals, and it has an alluring smell deer love. Formulated to increase antler size and body weight, BioLogic[R] Deer Feed is most effective when balanced with natural forage and BioLogic[R] food plots. It's available in 40-pound bags. Contact: SouthFresh Feeds/BioLogic, P.O. Box 1277, 303 Maria St., Dept. BHM, Demopolis, AL 36732; 1-800-737-6845; www.southfreshfeeds.com.

Charlie's Offers Latex Camouflage Gloves

Scent control, concealment, and protection from disease are three reasons to try Charlie's Own, Inc.'s new Scent Free Camouflage Latex Gloves this season. Use them when field-dressing game, dispensing your favorite scents and lures, setting up decoys, making mock scrapes, etc. The disposable gloves also resist mosquito and black fly bites, a nice feature if you plan to hunt spring bears or turkeys. Available in two camo patterns (Woodlands and Desert) and three sizes (Medium, Large, X-Large), the gloves can be purchased in boxes of 50 or packs of 6 gloves in a re-sealable plastic bag. Contact: Charlie's Own, Inc., 405 Wise Ave., Dept. BHM, Baltimore, MD 21222; 1-866-220-4198; www.charliesown.com.

No Trace[TM] Archery Coat Controls Scent While Keeping You Cool

Part of Red-On's new Indian Summer Line of lightweight clothing, the No Trace[TM] Archery Coat has an odor-trapping chemical permanently imbedded in its 60/40 brushed cotton/polyester fabric, letting you get close to game without being detected. The coat zips closed and it has a standing collar that snaps shut. Thanks to a pullstring that tightens the coat in your lower back and cinch strap forearms, bowhunters won't have to worry about the Archery Coat's material getting in the way during the bowshot. The coat is available in four camo patterns (Mossy Oak[R]'s New Break-Up[R], Obsession[R], Forest Floor[TM], and Trebark[R]'s Bigwoods[R]) and six sizes (Small Â'“ 3XL). Contact: Red-On/A Div. of Hunting Apparel by R.E.S., 1500 Central Ave., Dept. BHM, Albany, NY 12205; 1-866-452-4562; www.notrace.us.

Therapeutic Work Belt Eases Back Pain

Bowhunters plagued by backaches will soon find relief in the form of a new product from Biowerk USA, Inc., called the Flexsupreme[TM] Therapeutic Work Belt. Concentrated pressure created by multiple stacked bands of elastic and specially shaped twin pads helps relax muscle tissue in your lower back, resulting in less tension and back pain. And, unlike wider, stiffer belts, the Flexsupreme[TM] doesn't restrict movement. Available in Sizes X-Small to XX-Large. Contact: Biowerk USA, Inc., 1115 Lisburn Rd. RD #3, Dept. BHM, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; (717) 697-3310.

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