We’re still a few months off from bow and crossbow seasons in Florida, but now is definitely the time of year to begin thinking about strategy. Many hunters will scout during the summer, to pattern the whitetails and locate good areas to set up trail cams or, later still  in the summer, blinds and stands (where legal to do so).  We’re receiving a pretty steady stream of new product releases from the industry in recent weeks, and thought it appropriate to pass these along. 

–Jeff Weakley, Editor

 From Press Release

With an almost unbelievable battery life, large field of view and a high-quality HD time-lapse video system, the Day 6 PlotWatcher Pro is easy to use and all you need for scouting.The PlotWatcher Pro time-lapse video camera has 40 times more battery life than similar cameras on the market and can retain even more with an external power adapter. In fact, it can take up to 1,000,000 images and operate up to four months on one set of batteries.
The camera features easy-to-use, customizable run times so you can set the time of day to start and stop recording, as well as programmable skip times, when there might be a lull in activity. Need the camera to start recording on a specific day in the future? It will do that, too.Some game cameras are triggered by short-range motion, but not the PlotWatcher Pro, it covers 20 times more area than traditional game cameras. Whether the animal is 30 feet or 330 feet away, this camera will catch them on video. With this greater field of view, you can rest assured that you’re seeing everything you need to and can more easily pattern game.The PlotWatcher Pro records HD video in 1280 x 720 resolution, and with the included GameFinder with MotionSearch Software, you can view a whole day of video in just 3 to 4 minutes. The 2.5-inch LCD screen makes setting up and aiming a breeze.Stop guessing where to hunt. Get a PlotWatcher Pro HD Surveillance System and let it show you where to hunt. With its long battery life, high-quality HD video capability and ample field of view, it’s the perfect hunting accessory you shouldn’t live without.

For more information visit them online at
https://day6outdoors.com/products/plotwatcher-pro

Lightweight and virtually maintenance-free, the Advantage Whitetail blind, which comes in two-or four-person models, is everything you need for gun or bowhunting.The blind can be placed on the ground, or elevated, and is made of lightweight black polyethylene with a through-bolt design with interlocking corners. It has the option of a full entry door (35 inches wide by 55 inches tall), or bottom trap door (25 inches wide by 22 inches long) for when elevated. It is also bug- and weather-resistant, making for a much more comfortable and enjoyable hunt in any weather condition. And for the best shooting and viewing options, the blind has tinted polycarbonate windows that flip up and out of the way, and has tinted corner-viewing windows for a 360-degree view.
The two-person model is 5 feet wide by 5 feet deep and 6 feet, 1 inch tall, making for a roomy 25 square feet, and has a capacity of 500 pounds. The blind weighs a scant 165 pounds. The four-person model is slightly larger at 5 feet wide by 9 feet deep and 6 feet, 1inch tall, with 45 square feet of room. This model has a capacity of 1,000 pounds and weighs only 275 pounds. All models include a carpeted, 3/4-inch plywood floor.With all of the included options and luxuries, it’s definitely a blind worth setting up for your next hunt. Thanks to lightweight, durable materials and the ample amount of large-viewing windows, the Whitetail Blind will not disappoint, and could prove deadly to the whitetails you’re sure to encounter while in it.For more information, visit Advantage Blinds online at
http://www.advantagehunting.com/blinds.html

Personifying a steely resolve and determination, the new Barnett Vengeance crossbow is aptly named.  The Barnett Vengeance represents a quantum leap in crossbow evolution. It is the first crossbow to combine a lightweight CarbonLite Riser with reverse draw technology. As a result, the Vengeance exhibits significantly less vibration and noise than a traditional draw crossbow without sacrificing speed or accuracy.

In this radical new reverse draw configuration, the limb pockets are moved closer to the trigger assembly and the limbs face forward on the bow, thus shifting the center of gravity closer to the shooter’s body. This drastically reduces the weight at the front of the crossbow, which is essential for a well-balanced shot.

In addition, the Vengeance features a CarbonLite Riser front assembly, which further reduces the weight without compromising strength or accuracy. The most technically advanced riser ever created for a crossbow, the CarbonLite Riser removes approximately 43% of weight from the front end, which dramatically shifts the balance point to the shoulder. The combination of the reverse draw design with the CarbonLite Riser allows the Vengeance to provide the steadiest and most accurate shot possible.

Decorated in a stealthy matte black finish or in a highly effective concealing camouflage, the Vengeance is available through retailers as a complete package with crossbow, quick detach quiver, three 20″ arrows and choice of either Premium Red Dot Scope or 4×32 Multi Reticle Scope.

Like all other Barnett Crossbows, the Vengeance is proudly made in the USA.

Specs:

 

Speed: 365 FPS

Draw Weight: 165 lbs.

Power Stroke: 18″

 

From its inception, over a half century ago, Barnett Crossbows has led the industry with pioneering innovations and patents to become the world’s number one manufacturer of crossbows.  Barnett’s engineers have created its latest range of crossbows based on the changing needs and desires of today’s hunters. Lightweight, adjustable and powerful, Barnett has brought crossbow technology to the height it stands at today. Barnett is committed to delivering high quality performance products with unparalleled service and value for all that use the Barnett Range. Built for maximum speed, efficiency and Built for the Hunt!

For more info, check out www.barnettcrossbows.com.

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