Top 25 Bowhunting Items for Under $50on Nov 27, 2012
Recently I asked our Pro Staff here at Bowhunting.com to give me a list of their “must have”, “can’t leave home without them” bowhunting items for $50 or less. In no particular order, here are the top 25 products that were suggested. And by the way, if one of your favorites didn’t make the list be sure and let us know. Who knows, maybe next year it will.
1. Good Broadheads: All of the suggestions involved NAP brand broadheads…and not because they are a sponsor. They are awesome broadheads…period. If you don’t believe me, try some for yourself and e-mail me with your results. firstname.lastname@example.org. Killzone $39.99 per 3
Having confidence in your broadheads can go a long way to making the shot when the pressure is on. Choose what goes on the business end of your arrow wisely.
2. Knight and Hale Pack Rack: This unique alternative to traditional rattling horns not only saves space, it also allows you to mimic the sound of fighting bucks with a lot less movement than smashing together a set of real or fake antlers. $24.99
3. Camo Face Paint: No bowhunter should be without this. Paint doesn’t interfere with the bowstring and adds the finishing touch to your overall concealment efforts. The paint of choice for the Bowhunting.com team seems to be the easy to apply CamoFX product from Game Face. In Lost Camo of course. $7.99
4. Hunter Safety System (HSS) Life Line: This system guarantees you are attached from the time you leave the ground until you return safetly at the end of your hunt. After using it this year for the first time, I will never hunt from a hang-on stand without one. Neither will my family members or those I care about the most. Best money you can spend. HunterSafetySystem.com $49.99
What is your life worth? The HSS Life Line will keep you safe for less than the cost of a dozen carbon arrows.
5. Tree Umbrella: Hunting during the rain is never fun, but it can be made a lot better with the use of a packable tree umbrella. Admittedly, we were skeptical at first but these things really work! And with more and more bowhunter’s self-filming or bringing along a camera man, this is a must have to protect expensive equipment. $19.99
6. Bow Hook/Holder: Whether you prefer the 3 way extending type or a simple bow hook, having the option to hang your bow next to you while you retrieve something from your fanny pack or simply warm your hands is a must. EZ Hanger $15.99
7. Bow Hoist: A simple piece of rope will do the trick, but for those looking for something a little more sophisticated, try the Pine Ridge Archery Reel-A-Strap. $17.50
8. LED Headlamp: While many models exist, I can personally speak for the Primos Top Gun. Pumping out an amazing 150 lumens, this thing will cut through darkness like nobody’s business. And when covert movement is the name of the game, switch to the red LED and fly under the whitetail radar. $42.99