Author Archives: Keith Barnett

Post-season scouting is the best time to find trails and bedding and feeding areas, so you can plan accordingly for next season.

Three Payoffs to Scouting for Deer in February

The season is over, or soon to be, for whitetail hunters across the country. Whether you let a crossbow arrow fly to put meat in the freezer or antlers on the ground doesn’t matter much any more. But your work is far from over. In fact, it never really stops if you want to stack...

The Pioneer Airbow is now legal to use in Maryland during its firearms season for deer.

Maryland Approves Airbow for Deer During Firearms Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow has been approved for use in the firearms season for whitetail and sitka deer. The Maryland firearms season typically runs for two weeks beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving and for three days in January and will allow hunters to choose to...

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Federal Judge Overturns ScentLok Decision

ScentBlocker has successfully overturned the original jury award in the case ScentLok brought against it in 2014 claiming false advertising. The case took an abrupt turn on January 30, 2017 when United States District Judge Gordon J. Quist issued the court’s Opinion granting ScentBlocker’s motion for judgement as a matter of law and vacating...

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SHOT Show 2017: Browning Ammunition Adds New BXD Turkey Load

Browning Ammunition hit store shelves in 2016 and hunters were quick to put the company’s waterfowl and upland bird hunting loads to the test in fields and marshes across the country. In 2017, turkey hunters across the country will have much to celebrate as the brand introduces its new BXD Turkey load. The loads...

The Airbow fires an arrow via compressed air and is gaining approval from more states for big game hunting.

Washington Latest to Conditionally Approve Unique Hunting Weapon

Hunters with disabilities receiving special accommodations for hunting in Washington can now apply to use the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow for big game hunting. Washington confirmed some hunters have already begun applying for Airbow use permits and are receiving the accommodation. “We are very pleased to hear that the Washington State Department of Fish and...

YETI Hopper Two has an upgraded zipper and all of the features that make this cooler so popular.

Hot Gear: Yeti Reinvents the Hopper Cooler

YETI®, a leading premium cooler and drinkware brand, is revamping its durable and portable soft-sided cooler line with the introduction of the YETI Hopper TWO – a 100-percent leakproof, tough-as-nails, soft cooler that’s anything but soft. YETI redefined the premium soft cooler category in 2014 with the launch of the original Hopper. In March,...

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Decoy Drama Kings Lead Gobblers to their Demise

The pecking order impacts every facet of wild turkey behavior – especially once the winter flocks start to break up prior to the breeding season. Young male birds that have enjoyed social acceptance throughout their first few months of life find that things change quickly once early spring arrives. Everyone seems to go their...

TenPoint crossbow

5 Ways to Analyze Your Deer Hunting Season

Every year as a hunter, it is vital that you evaluate your past season and modify or change your tactics to increase your chance of success in the future. Even if you caught up with that big ol’ doe to fill your freezer, or executed a perfect shot with your crossbow on a trophy...

GEAR Federal Premium Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle Ammo

Hot Gear: Federal Premium Hunter Match .22 Ammo

Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle ammunition. The load raises the bar for high-performance rimfire hunting ammunition, providing true long-range accuracy and outstanding terminal effectiveness. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. Serious small game and varmint hunters demand more than standard performance from their rimfire...