UPDATED ON: December 31st, 2015
Updated 1/12/15 11:27am
Skull Hooker Table Hooker & Bone Bracket
Skull Hooker came on the scene several years ago with a new and exciting way to bring your European skull mounts to life on the wall. For 2015 Skull Hooker offers a tabletop design. The new Skull Hooker Table Hooker is specifically designed to showcase small to medium animals such as cougar, bear, pronghorn, impala and deer on a table, desk or shelf. The Skull Hooker’s proprietary design of a multi-position adjustable prong that is incorporated into the display provides a stunning and unique presentation for each species. Available in Skull Hooker’s robust brown or graphite black powder-coated finishes, this new display is the perfect was to elegantly present your trophy in an office or on the shelf in a room. The new Skull Hooker Table Hooker is the easy, affordable and attractive answer to showcasing your treasured European skull-mount trophies.
Skull Hooker has also unveiled their new Bone Bracket at this week’s ATA Show. The Bone Bracket is designed to securely hang those skull capped trophies, both off the wall and at a proper angle. The Bone Bracket gives the skull cap a dressed up look, making it more attractive in appearance.
Last Chance Archery Bow Press w/Draw Board
The bow press that can do it all. New for 2015 from Last Chance Archery is a built-in draw board which makes their line of popular bow presses even that much more attractive to the bow enthusiast. Whether you’re a shop owner or just someone who likes to super tune your own equipment this is one rig worth checking out.
HHA Sports Optimizer Lite King Pin
The OPTIMIZER LITE KING PIN has taken 20 years to make and is the 3rd generation of archery’s top selling single pin sight. This sight is loaded with features that make this sight a must have. Starting with the interchangeable wheels that allow the user to have multiple tapes for each set-up they may have. A sight tape magnifier allows for adjustment to the 1/4 yard, while the optional Blue Burst light illuminates the sight tapes in even the darkest of blinds. Tapes will go out to a hundred yards and the wheel forward design will not interfere with any of the one piece quivers that are on the market today. The “Blind 20” feature allows you to return to your most commonly used yardages quickly without looking. The OPTIMIZER LITE KING PIN comes in a hunting and tournament edition. The Tournament Edition comes with a 4 to 8 inch dovetail. There are more features than can be mentioned in this article. Check this sight out today you will be glad you did.
Black Widow Deer Lures Scrape Beads
Brand new products are what the ATA is all about. Black widow Deer Lures has taken that to the maximum. Their newest product has no packaging, no press releases and only a tentative name but is ready for prime time. Scrape beads are little round gel particles that will absorb whatever moisture is added to them and will grow to 15 times their original size. That moisture will be retained for up to 1 and a half weeks, and then can be re-charged by just adding more moisture. If used in scrapes you will add your original deer lure and place the scrape beads in the scrape as deer visit the scrape and pee in the area the beads will also absorb that moisture and release that scent over time. It is a great way to keep a scrape constantly producing scent. This product will not be released to the public for several months, but you can watch for upcoming information on their website.
Click It Hot
As you walk around the ATA show here in Indianapolis you are constantly surrounded by new products and ideas, some are exciting and some you look at and just scratch your head with a goofy look on your face. CLICK IT HOT is definitely one of those products that falls in the exciting category. As soon as I saw this product my mind drifted to this past deer season during a cold snap in the weather. If you opened the back of my truck at any given time you could find enough used hand warmers and empty wrappers to fill up a small trash bag. The more these items piled up in my gear the more I thought there had to be a better way. I am glad Click it Hot has created that better way. They have created a reusable hand warmer that is ecologically friendly and easy to recharge. The way it works is very simple. Just click the metal disk and as the internal gel begins to crystallize it warms the pad to 130°, keeping you warm and comfortable. Once the gel crystallizes and the heat dissipates all you have to do to recharge the pads is boil them in water. This product is simple easy to use and will definitely keep you comfortable in the stand.
The New Elite Synergy is defined by “Shootability.” The Synergy is being touted as a true hunter’s bow that leaves nothing to sacrifice. Its mid-sized measurements allow for a steady hold on the target range and extreme maneuverability for those tough shots in the treestand. The Synergy comes in between the Energy 32 and 35 with an axle-to-axle length of 33 ½ inches. The Synergy features a smooth draw cycle with its two track cam system. The bow weighs 4.4 pounds, has a 7 3/8″ brace height, features draw lengths of 27-31 inches, and spits arrows out at speeds up to 325 fps. MSRP: $949.99
X-Stand Treestands are some of the lightest and most advanced treestands on the market. The company turns things up a notch on treestand advancements for 2015 with the introduction of their new line of ladderstands featuring revolutionary Patent Pending Loc Jaw Technology. The concept is designed to make the Loc Jaw stand safer than any other ladderstand in the industry! The steel dual jaws of the Loc Jaw clamp around the tree and are secured in place at ground level! This stand will be a game changer when it comes to treestand safety.
Redneck Blinds Portable Hunting Chair
The Redneck Portable Hunting Chair is one of the few hunting chairs that I’ve ever actually liked. The seat features a comfy seat cushion but most impressive to me was the back rest on the chair. The back of the chair is perfectly placed for killer comfort and support across the back. Finding a chair for big guys can be a challenge with the average chair. Not the case here. The Redneck chair has a weight capacity of 350 lbs. Other features include: adjustable seat height, 180 degree swivel seat, and adjustable legs.
ThermaCELL Heat Packs
With temps in the single digits and below this week at the ATA show, products like the ThermaCELL Heat Packs are a welcomed item. And these little things are actually really pretty slick. Small enough for your pocket and warm enough to help keep you in the hunt longer, Heat Packs should be standard equipment for any cold weather hunter or fishermen.
As our staff explores the show floor at this year’s ATA Show in Indianapolis, Indiana we’ll keep this post updated with the best, craziest and most talked about products of the show. You want want to miss this!
Lone Wolf Climbing Stick Quiver
One of the most talked about products of the show so far is probably one of the simplest. The new climbing stick quiver from Lone Wolf simply snaps onto the seat post of your stand and holds up to 4 climbing sticks. This makes packing your sticks not only quicker, but also quieter as well. The photos here are just a prototype; final versions are expected later this year and will most likely be black or a similar dark color. For Lone Wolf fans this is must have.
Hunter Safety System New LifeLine
Thew new LifeLine from HSS features a reflective thread woven into the rope to help you find your stand in the dark when using a light. However what makes this one of the best products in the show is the innovative, yet incredibly simple, “cowbell” that protects your carabiner from clanking into your sticks or ladder when climbing. Again, a very simple product but one that solves a problem which has plagued many a hunter.
Carbon Express Maxima BLU RZ
Combining the light weight and amazing straightness of the popular Maxima Blue Streak with the innovative Redzone technology found in the Maxima RED the new Maxima BLU RZ is one of the most talked about arrows at this year’s show.
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Muzzy Outdoors M.O.R.E. Broadhead
With spring just around the corner Muzzy has released the M.O.R.E broadhead. Named after the four species of North American turkey: Merriam’s, Osceola, Rio Grande, and Eastern the innovative new M.O.R.E.™ is designed to stop a longbeard in its tracks with a massive 3-inch cutting diameter and 125-grain weight. The Muzzy M.O.R.E. 3-blade is built with .051-inch-thick stainless steel blades that are precisely sharpened to provide instantaneous decapitation. The M.O.R.E broadhead is a true fixed-blade design, but it converts into a locked fold-back configuration with a 3/4-inch diameter for storage and transport with two twists of the stainless steel Trocar tip. When ready to hunt simply loosen the tip, set the blades, and retighten the tip to lock it down. This helps solve the issues many archers have faced with how to safely and secure transport their turkey thwacking arrows into the field.