Best Deer Gear: Top Picks For Hunting!

Deer & Deer Hunting editors and contributors scoured the Archery Trade Association and Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade shows last January for the best new hunting gear coming out this year!

Here are five of our Top 50 picks, which will be featured in the June issue of Deer & Deer Hunting. It’s scheduled to begin mailing on Tuesday to subscribers and will be on store shelves April 4. Check it out here.

The Bear Archery Motive 7 is one of several new and upgraded compound bows available this year from companies. (Photo: Bear Archery)

The Bear Archery Motive 7 is one of several new and upgraded compound bows available this year from companies. (Photo: Bear Archery)

— A stronger ZX7 microprocessor and high-definition video are among Stealth Cam’s Skout No-Glo features. The microprocessor offers a Quick Set with three preset modes, and the video includes data time-stamping for improved editing. Other features include increased battery life, easier setup and a card slot that accepts up to a 32GB memory card for more images. $139, Click Here To See It

— Design upgrades for the Tru-Fire Archery Hardcore Buckle Foldback hook release include a self-centering knuckle behind the main body to help center the loop or serving for improved accuracy. The release body pivots up to 20 degrees to compensate for varying anchor points, further improving accuracy, and a 4-ounce trigger means quick releases. $99, Click Here To See It

— Bear Archery gives hunters what they want with the new Motive 7, with lighter weight, less vibration and a forgiving 7-inch brace height. Bear’s Synchronized Hybrid Cam System provides a smooth draw and release on a 32-inch bow designed with Max Pre-Load Quad Limbs. It’s a deadly package. $899, Click Here To See It

— After years of success with its upland and waterfowl shotgun loads, Kent Cartridges enters the slug market with its 10 Point Precision Slug. Designed for 12-gauge shotguns, the 3-inch slug is a 1-ounce slammer, driving home at 1,850 feet per second. It’s designed for smoothbore and rifled barrels. $10, Click Here To See It

— Long a staple in bowhunters’ quivers, the new Muzzy Trocar fixed three-blade broadhead has been re-engineered with a helix blade design offering a 1-3/16-inch cutting diameter. Featuring a slamming steel head and swept razor-sharp replaceable blades, the new Trocar comes in 100- and Deep Six 100-grain compound and 100- and 125-grain crossbow heads. $29.95, Click Here

 

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