2018 Bowhunting Show: New Treestands, Camouflage, Cameras and More

Hot new compound bows, crossbows, arrows and broadheads aren’t the only bowhunting gear we can get excited about in 2018. Thankfully, after roaming the monstrous halls of the 2018 Archery Trade Association Show, we discovered tons of other gear to be pumped about. After checking out the latest treestands, camo, cameras and bowhunting stuff, we’re downright stoked to give them a try this coming hunting season.

So, can it be September already?

Here’s the short list of some assorted cool new bowhunting gear coming to a store shelf near you in 2018:


Hawk Hercules Cross Grip Safety System

• Now available on four of Hawk’s ladder stands, this system uses two braided-steel cables and ratchets to securely lock the treestand to the tree with 200 lbs. of pressure before the main strap is attached at the top of the tree. This allows for much safer treestand installation, and ultimately, stability.












Millenium Treestands M250 Aluminum Climbing Sticks

• Lightweight at only 2.6 lbs. each, these stackable aluminum climbing sticks are designed to be quiet, portable and safe for mobile treestand hunting. 

• 300-lb. capacity

• 32-inch length

• 6-inch width

• 10-inch step distance







Realtree EDGE Camouflage

• The newest pattern from the camo company is designed specifically to disrupt the human form at many distances with the key placement of limbs and shadows, while still blending in to a multitude of hunting environments with highly detailed limb, leaf and color patterns. 

•  Soon to be available on many items of bowhunting clothing and gear.








Badlands Packs Approach FX Camo

• Designed with the Midwest and Eastern deer hunter in mind, in addition to dry-season Western hunters.

•  The Approach camo scheme relies on adaptive coloration and multilayered visual confusion to to disrupt the human form and blend in to a variety of habitats.

• Soon to be available on many Badlands packs, clothing and gear items.


Trail Cameras


Cuddeback CuddeLink Cell

• By adding a CuddeCell Cap to a CuddeLink Dual Flash or Home Plus camera, images from up to 16 remote CuddeLink cameras can be sent via one cell phone service.

• All of the advantages and features of the CuddeLink System and Cuddeback’s quality and performance.

• Images can be sent to either an email address or cell phone number.









Hawk Ghost HD20 Game Camera

• Sync with your smartphone via Bluetooth up to 30-feet away to set up and program the entire lineup of Hawk Ghost Game Cameras.

• Preview test photos on your smartphone.

• Micro overall size and cable lock port provide hidden, secure surveillance. 

• 20 MP Resolution. 0.2-second trigger speed.



Bushnell Impulse Cellular Trail Camera

• Designed for faster delivery of photos to any smartphone on any provider with one picture per second. 

• Live camera views from your smartphone.

• Retrieve video without visiting the camera.

• Active GPS.

• 0.2-second trigger speed.

• 20 MP HD images. 1080p HD video.


And More


Bee Stinger Micro Hex Hunting Stabilizer

• Wind-slicing, micro-diameter bow stabilizer design.

• Countervail technology built into the carbon bar for quicker damping and reduced recoil without adding too much weight.

• Available in several color and camo patterns, lengths and weight options.




Mystery Ranch Treehouse Pack

• Created specifically for white-tailed deer hunters and treestand users.

• Quiet interior fabric and front face panel that opens to 45-degree angle for easy access to gear and extra clothing.

• Myriad of pockets for all whitetail gear, as well as front compression straps that provide strong method of carrying a bow or treestand and climbing sticks.

• Durable 500D CORDURA fabric and YKK zippers.

• Available in Birch Bark (shown) or Coyote Brown colors.