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NEW Ultra Lite Safety Harness by Hunter Safety System for 2010.

by Bow Staff 5. April 2010 10:28
Bow Staff

Tired of those bulky safety belts? Looking for something a little lighter on the body this fall? Look no further than Hunter Safety Systems’ newest harness, the Ultra Lite; a less cumbersome means of treestand safety built with you in mind.

Hunter Safety System’s New Ultra Lite Safety Harness Is So Light…
It’s Almost Like You’re Wearing Nothing At All.

Danville, Alabama -For those treestand hunters that have chosen to sacrifice the safety of a restraint system for the freedom of mobility because, “It’s just too bulky,” or “It just doesn’t feel the same,” Hunter Safety System has a safe, comfortable and lightweight solution for you.
Hunter Safety Systems’ newest harness, the Ultra Lite, offers the same structural design, materials and construction of traditional Hunter Safety System restraint systems, but it forgoes all the specialties of the full-featured vests. This “Ultra Lite” design guarantees all the comfort, adjustability and safety of every Hunter Safety System vest.

HSS’s Ultra Lite Safety Harness


Padded chest, shoulder and back straps provide a sleek new look and a new level of comfort to a harness design that is so light you forget you have it on. The Ultra Lite is fully adjustable to accommodate early-season and bulky, cold-season clothing, and the saddle-style leg strap design offers added safety in the event of a fall and more comfort while in the stand. This new harness is equipped with the new super-quiet, rubber-coated leg strap buckles that are stronger and smaller than those used in previous styles.

The Ultra Lite is compatible with all Hunter Safety System accessories including the Lineman’s Climbing Strap, Lifeline and Suspension Relief/Deer Drag Strap, making it a great choice for those looking for a lightweight, affordable and packable safety harness.

Being safe while hunting from an elevated stand has never been easier, and now you have even more options from which to choose. In addition to the new Ultra Lite, Hunter Safety System offers options with pockets, blaze orange and various camo patterns.

The Ultra Lite comes with the Lineman’s climbing Strap (retail value $39.99) and will be available this summer at retailers nationwide or online. Suggested retail price is $99.95.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Alabama, Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, you can write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619, call toll free 877-296-3528.


2009 ATA Bowhunting Show Highlights

by John Mueller 10. January 2009 10:30
John Mueller

2009 ATA Show Highlights

This being my first trip to the ATA Show, I was really looking forward to seeing all of the new products and getting to hear about them from the factory reps. As we walked into the convention hall it was hard to decide where to go first. So we just started at one end and worked our way thru isle by isle. I’ll give you a brief rundown of some of the highlights in this blog entry, and get more in depth on individual products in the coming weeks.

The entrance to the main display area.

The highlight of the show for me was the BOWTECH Booth. Not only was it the largest booth there, but I have just been accepted on their Hunting Pro Staff. So I was very interested in all of the new bows and accessories. They did not disappoint me. You can view them all at the Bowtech website.

The archery range next to the Bowtech booth.

The new bow lineup includes the Admiral, Captain, and Sentinal in the center pivot Bowtech line-up. The Brigadier, S.W.A.T., Sniper, and the just released Air Raid in the traditional riser, Bowtech line.

New from Diamond is the Iceman, the only center pivot single cam out there. And in the traditional riser line from Diamond there is the Stud, Rock and the Razor Edge.

Bowtech also carries the Ross line of Bows now and The Carnivor is the newcomer to their line up. This bow has the unique feature “The Crank”.

The Octane Accessory line has some newcomers this year also. They include a new lighter quiver a sight and a drop away rest.

An old item making a return is the Swivellimb Treestand. You would be hard pressed to find a tree these stands will fit not on and remain level.

The Swivellimb Treestand remains level on extreme angle trees.

A product I plan on ordering soon is a Cottonwood Outdoors replacement seat for my API climber. This company makes a number of waterproof replacement seats for most brands of tree stands. They also make a weterproof tree stand cover to keep your stand out of the weather.

Cottonwood Outdoors replacement seats are waterproof.

Bohning Products also has number of new items this year. My favorite is a new fletching jig designed specifically for the Blazer Vanes. It has a built in 3* offset.

The new Bohning offset Blazer fletching jig.

A neat item we found from Mountain Mike’s Reproductions is Skull Masters a european mount system for shed antlers or antlers on a skull plate. The neat thing about this system is you can get the reproduction skull dipped in a variety of finishes, everything from wood grain to various camo patterns.

A reproduction skull dipped in Predator camo.

Viper Archery Products has come out with a new backstop design called The Barrel that makes a lot of sense. The layers are in a circular pattern like tree rings and you shoot thru them. If you wear a hole you simply turn the target slightly and start shooting again.

The new Barrel backstop from Viper.  

The Prowler HD is the latest model from Stealth Cam. It records in HD making seamless transitions in editing when including a trail cam video in your recorded hunt videos. It also has an 8.0 mega pixel camera.

The Prowler HD takes High Defination video clips.

The Omega Rest from Athens Archery combines the whisker biscuit style and drop away style rests into one. It uses 3 bristle brushes to hold the arrow in place. But the unique thing about this rest is, at the shot the brushes retract to give you the total clearance just like a drop away.

The Omega Rest combines the whisker biscuit style with the drop away rest.

T.R.U. Ball has introduced a new style of release. The Sniper 2 is a Jaw and a Half model. Similar to a single jaw, but the straight arm that the single jaw closes on also moves slightly to add forgiveness to the release.

A sampling of T.R.U. Ball relaeses.

Extreme Archery has come out with 3 new sights in their Bone Collector line. One is a dovetail 8” bar model and the other 2 are fixed sights. All three have the option of .010, .019, or .029 fibers.

The new Bone Collector line of Extreme sights.

Apple Archery has added some new features to their line of bow presses this year that will make them more adaptable to use on a greater variety of bows. They have to stay on top of the changes in all of the bow lines to be able work on the new model bows.

The Apple Archery Bow Press.

Hunter Safety Systems has made a number of changes to their Safety Vest System for ’09. Many of these changes were ones that I pointed out in my review I did in an earlier blog on the Safety Vest. I guess sometimes they really do listen to what the consumers want. You can read my original review by clicking here.

The new and improved Hunter Safety System Vest.

So there are some of the highlights of my first ATA show, one interesting observation. Micheal Waddel should be a very rich man after this year. His Bone Collectors signature line, it seems is on every other item at this show. You could not walk down an isle without seeing something Bone Collector related. This guy has turned into the biggest marketing tool in the hunting industry.

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