Author Archives: Keith Barnett

Deer will use different areas of emerging or thriving vegetation to maximize the best use of each season spring through autumn.

Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

Food sources change in desirability during their various stages of maturation. When hunting over them, you should time your hunts for the phase when they’re most desirable. While it’s impossible to cover the most desirable stage of all preferred deer foods in one article, the following generally applies to greenery: • Seedlings – extremely...

Bushnell's Engage Binocular is new for 2017, part of a new optics lineup that includes riflescopes.

Hot Gear: Bushnell Introduces New Engage Optics Line

Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, announces a new line of high-quality, performance-driven optics for modern hunters and shooters. The new Engage riflescopes and binoculars represent the latest evolution in Bushnell optics. “The Engage line is built to outperform all other comparable scopes and binoculars and completely...

Purple Hull Peas are part of the cowpea family and are a good option for food plots.

One Food Plot Superfood Loved by Deer and Humans

Many, perhaps most, Arkansans enjoy purple hull peas on their dinner table. Deer love the peas as well. Planting in food plots is nothing new and is recommended by wildlife biologists of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – but as one of a variety of plantings suggested to augment native foods for the...

Nikon LaserForce Rangefinding Binocular

Hot Gear: Spotlight Shines on New Nikon LaserForce

Nikon Sport Optics has officially announced the introduction of its highly anticipated binocular with a built-in 1900-yard laser rangefinder. The new LaserForce rangefinder binocular combines superior optical quality, ergonomic single-hand control, technologically enhanced features and a 100 percent backing with Nikon’s No-Fault Policy. This combination equates to a highly efficient, must-have optic for results-driven...

American Eagle Grendel ammo

Hot Gear: New Ammo for Great Predator Hunting

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has expanded its American Eagle Varmint & Predator lineup with new 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads. The loads combine accuracy, consistency, reliable performance on target and an affordable price tag to create the perfect round for the avid varmint hunter. Shipments of these new...

The no-pedal Realtree Strider 12 Custom Balance Bike is designed for active outdoors toddlers.

Outdoor Toddlers Get Cool Realtree Bike

Strider Sports International, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes for kids ages 18 months to 5 years old, is pleased to announce the launch of its Realtree Strider 12 Custom Balance Bike in response to demand from hunting/fishing outdoor enthusiasts. “Our bike designs often come from a group of...

GEAR Tru Fire Shockey Release

Hot Gear: Shockey Influenced New Tru-Fire Release

Tru-Fire, the leading archery release brand, has collaborated with highly acclaimed TV personality and bow hunter, Eva Shockey, to design the new Tru-Fire Eva Shockey Signature strap-style release that’s packed with the latest Tru-Fire technologies, including a Tru-Forward trigger and Tru-Center technology in the head. The Eva Shockey Signature release features a compact head...