hunting gear

Do You Use Protection When You’re in the Woods?

If you’ve ever been hunting and was poked in the eye by a tree limb or had someone shoot a gun too closely to your ears, you likely thought twice about going out again without some kind of protection. I’m 47 years old. Using hearing and eye protection when I was a kid wasn’t...

How Do You Get Rid of the New Boot Aroma?

A few weeks ago I picked up a pair of the Grub’s Treeline 3.5 High field boat, a rubber-coated knee boot that is perfect for the mild to cold temperatures we have during deer season here in the Southeast. The Treeline has 3.5 mm of insulation and 2 mm of natural rubber for protection...

Biodegradable Bolt Makes Unloading a Crossbow Easy

TenPoint Crossbows has a solution to one of the aggravating things about unloading a cocked crossbow: the need to carry a spare bolt to shoot when you’re finished hunting. It’s not a major issue, of course. You can add an extra bolt to your quiver and then fire it into the ground, retrieve it...

Gotta Love Those Warm, Slip-On Boots

I’m not ashamed to say I’m a boot and shoe nut, always on the lookout for something that will feel comfortable, dry and help keep me warm in winter. My first boots years ago were all-leather lace-ups, which worked but had little to no insulating qualities. Leather and a hard rubber sole combined with...

Tame Those Stinky Dogs With a Quick Shot of Powder

We do as much as possible to contain our human odors before, and maybe even when, we get into the woods for a morning or afternoon of deer hunting. But sometimes in the effort to spray our clothes that have been hanging outside or contained in a special container just for them, we forget...

Repellent Hanger Serves Dual Purpose

Discovering the EZY Repellent Hanger a couple of years ago at the Archery Trade Association show was a blessing because I’ve always had an issue with my Thermacell in the stand. Thermacells, if you haven’t used one, are little gems at keeping skeeters and some other bothersome bugs at bay. I know some guys...

Unconventional Gear, Planning Helps Him Kill Big Bucks

If you were to look in Jesse Hurley’s hunting closet you’d find the normal stuff like bows, tree stands, or trail cameras. What you might not expect to find would be a rake and leaf-blower, too. By Dan Durbin Hurley has filled a lot of tags, eight of them burned on bucks that bested...