Day 2 of the 2012 ATA Show is well underway here in Columbus, OH and I can say with full confidence two things: there are some seriously cool products hitting the shelves for 2012 and my legs are painfully heavy and sore. But, what the heck, it’s all worth it, because it’s all fun! I’ve been busy running around gathering information for future posts and articles, e-mailing photos back to the Bowhunting.com headquarters, and the minute this blog is posted I’ll be back on the show room floor, so I hope you enjoy the photographs!
New for 2012 is the Lone Wolf Wide "Flip-Top" Climber Combo. I just recently purchased a Lone Wolf Sit and Climb for this past hunting season and was thrilled with it, so I am excited about possibly using this stand this fall. Where I hunt in Western Virginia, it's predominantly big woods mountains with a lot of mature pole timber. Often times, hunting from a climber is my best bet at getting high enough to avoid the wary eyes of the whitetail. The Flip Top Climber Combo functions like a climber in every regard except the seat, which looks like it belongs on a hang on. This feature gives hunters more room to position themselves on the platform for a shot.
Yesterday I was drooling over a world record Mule Deer. Today, a world record moose caught my eye. What a giant, beautiful animal! Who wants to plan a mule deer / moose combo hunt with me?!
Pine Ridge Archery is offering several accessories in custom colors allowing hunters to completely trick out their bow in 2012. There are numerous possibilities and options that allow you to make your bow look truly unique. Pine Ridge Archery really hit a home run with this line of products.
I've always enjoyed the Rocket Broadheads commercial on televisions, you know, the one with the giant chainsaw lined with Rocket Broadheads. It's visually appeaking and I think it does a fantastic job of selling the effectiveness of Rocket Broadheads. Nevertheless, when I saw the real life version of the vicous machine, I had to take a photo.
I find myself faced with quite the dilemma: shoot the new NAP Armor Rest or the New Apache Carbon? I've shot the Apache for two years now and am excited about this new lightweight, carbon design (4 ounces is a featherweight!) but the new Armor Rest looks pretty cool as well! Help! Someone decide for me!
Bowhunting.com is well represented both at the NAP booth...
...as well as the Stealth Cam / Epic Action Cam booth!
I'll leave you with an image I found pretty funny. I happened by The Block Target Booth while filming John Dudley doing a commercial spot. It sounded like a pretty simply commercial, but John kept repeating his name over and over again (multiple takes to get the perfect shot, of course), but I just couldn't help but laugh and feel sorry for him. Here he was, standing in front of a camera, with lights beating on his face, and he was asked to repeate his name over and over while a substantial crowd simply watched. Talk about awkward!
The show is still going strong and out staff guys are hard at work getting photos and information to releases on the site as quickly as possible so you can be the first to hear and read about the new products for 2012. Check back often because you don't want to miss out on the upcoming updates and photos!