While walking around the Iowa Deer Classic this past weekend I spotted a few new products that may soon be stocked here on Bowhunting.com. Some of these could be very useful for us bowhunters. There are always new products at every show, some make the grade and last for years, some are never heard from again. The following are are few I think just might make it in the industry.
The Ready Arrow is a simple device that clamps to the side of your stand and holds one spare arrow at the ready. You can position it anywhere on the outside rail of your stand to make it convenient to reach if a second arrow is needed. After all, how many times do you get the opportunity to empty your quiver at a deer? Be on the lookout for our video gear review of this product which will be posted this week.
Next are a couple of trail camera mounting systems from Prarie Manufacturing LLC. The first one screws into a tree and has a ball swivel, so you can get just the right angle you need for the camera. This could be very useful if you want to mount your camera up high out of reach of potential thieves. It will allow you angle it down at a scrape or mineral lick. Then you simply attach it to your camera and you'e done. This is an example of a product that is simple, well made, and can be very useful to just about anyone who uses a trail camera.
The second version is designed specifically to be used on T-type fence posts. It has a round piece of aluminum with the center machined to slide over the standard T-Post shape and tightens with a screw. This model also has the ball swivel to allow for easy positioning on the target. I'm pretty sure you will soon see these in BH.com's shopping cart, as I know Todd picked up a couple at the show.
Next is the TriVane Contour Static Rest. This is a new twist to an arrow rest on a proven design. The arrow is held in place by 3 brushes, and at the shot the brushes rotate out of the way leaving zero contact with the arrow and total vane clearance. This allows you to have the best of both worlds; full containment as well as dropaway brushes for total clearance. There are 3 models to choose from.
Next we have 2 products from TruCarbon. One is a carbon powder in a shaker bottle that you can rub on your skin or shake in your boots and gloves. Or just sprinkle it on your clothes to absorb odors without having to buy the expensive carbon clothing.
The second is TruCarbon H2O. This product allows you make your own carbon clothing at a fraction of the cost. It is a carbon powder specially formulated to mix with water. You mix the powder in a bucket of water, soak you clothes and hang them to dry. Then place them in a scent proof container until you are ready to hunt.
Silver Scent Products has the new Laundry Ball out on the market. The all new Vanish Laundry Ball contains natural ceramics which emit negative ions weakening the adherence of soil on fabrics so that garments can easily be cleaned. Most importantly to hunters, the Vanish Laundry Ball contains antibacterial properties which eliminate organic and non-organic odors. In addition there are no UV brighteners and the life expectancy is over 1000 washes.
Bad River Outdoors has the Tagged Out ranging system on the market. This is simply an attachment to your bowsight housing which allows you to range your target through your bow sight. It consists of steps that you fit the deer's body into. Yardage is determined by which bracket the deer's body fits into.
Finally, for the turkey hunter we have the Strutt'n 360* Decoy Stand. This device is a remote controlled stand you mount your turkey decoy to. With the push of a button, you can add realistic movement to your strutting decoy. Just be sure to check your local regulations first, as electronic decoys are illegal in some states.
Keep your eyes open for these and many other new products coming to Bowhunting.com's shopping cart in the near future. It will be interesting to see which of these products are around in a few years.