Let’s face it. Getting Dad the perfect Father’s Day gift can be difficult, especially if he is an outdoorsman because most outdoor enthusiasts go out and buy what they want when they want it. They don’t wait for a holiday gift. Below are a few new gadgets in the outdoor world that your Dad might want for Father’s Day… and hasn’t yet purchased.
SCHAFFER PERFORMANCE BOW SIGHT
Are you looking for a great bow sight for Father’s Day? Consider the unique Schaffer Performance Archery Opposition 4- or 6-pin sight. Most sights have the pins on one side of the sight housing and a limited field of view is the result. The Opposition sight has three pins on each side of the housing, resulting in a better field of view. The sight can be purchased with a light for low light hunting conditions. It is available in Mathews Archery Lost Camo or black and comes with a pivot lock mount which allows the sight to be removed from the bow in seconds when transporting the bow and put in back on quickly without adjusting the pins each time. www.schafferarchery.com
Scent-Lok has a new clothing line called ExoCore that is designed to bridge the gap between your base layers and the outer layer of Scent-Lok. ExoCore to help keep you warm. It contains activated carbon like most Scent-Lok products which is said to virtually eliminate odor. ExoCore works well as a mid layer or an outer layer on warmer days.
HOT SHOT INFINITY
Hot Shot Manufacturing has an innovative new release called the Infinity. On the outside, it may look like another release but the internal workings are completely different. The Infinity features a “Lever-Link” trigger that replaces traditional roller bearings, creating a crisp shot and less trigger creep, resulting in tighter arrow groups. The extra tough actuating mechanism features less friction than roller bearings so the release will work flawlessly for years without getting stiff or difficult to pull from harsh weather or dirt.
My favorite feature is the fact that the release was made with a unique alloy that is essentially self-lubricating. The Infinity is available with a black wrist strap or in Mathews Lost Camo. www.hotshotmanufacturing.com.
MATHEWS FACE TARGET
Master Target is offering a Mathews face target. Master Targets are made of paper thin plastic that are waterproof and ultraviolet (UV) resistant. Each face target comes with a photo of an animal on it and reveals the vitals of that animal.
Each Master Target face can be taped, stapled or pinned to a block style target and can withstand over 400 shots from a field point tipped arrow.www.master-target.com.
MATHEWS LOST CAMO BELT OR WALLET
If you are looking for a unique Father’s day gift for the Mathews fan in your life, you’ll be pleased with the Mathews Archery Lost Camo Leather belt or tri-fold wallet. Does your Dad wear a belt when shooting in archery tournaments? The Mathews leather belt will let everyone know he is a Mathews fan, thanks to the large Mathews belt buckle.
The Mathews leather products can be purchased from a local Mathews retailer or directly from American Leather Classics. www.americanleatherclassics.com
CABELA’S LED HUNTING CAP
Cabela’s has a new hunting cap that comes with six LED lights built into the bill of the hat. The lights can be used in low-green, low-white and high-white modes. With this hat, you don’t have to worry about losing your flashlight. The hat is lined in Scent-Lok fabric which helps keep human odor at bay. It is available in Realtree AP.
GAMEHIDE GEAR LOST CAMO MONSTER JACKET
Gamehide Gear and Mathews Archery have teamed up to produce Lost Camo hunting clothes. Lost Camo is the official camouflage pattern of Mathews. The Monster Jacket is the perfect coat for hardcore hunters who hunt regardless of weather. The Monster Jacket is made of HyperHide H2O, a new age waterproof-bonded fleece that provides the rare combination of silence and waterproof and breathable comfort. This jacket will keep hunters warm and dry on cold, wet days without making much noise like some waterproof garments.
WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER HOT SCRAPE KIT
Wildlife Research has a new Hot Scrape Kit that is a two-part system. The kit contains one bottle of scrape conditioner that eliminates foreign odors from the mock scrape and leaves behind a fresh earth smell. The second bottle is a mock scrape activator that adds a complex combination of odors found in a real scrape including deer smells and other key elements that will attract and hold bucks near the scrape.
Often it is human odor left behind in a scrape that spooks deer when they approach the mock scrape. With this system, you destroy the foreign odors and have an attractant to put in the scrape into one kit.
BUSHNELL BACKTRACK GPS
The original Backtrack GPS by Bushnell was a huge hit because of its ease of use. Bushnell has expanded the line to include the Backtrack Point 5.
This GPS allows hunters to store up to five way points so it is easy to use and easy to find the stored waypoints including the truck, camp or the trail head. It shows details like latitude/longitude coordinates, includes time/temperature/altitude and utilizes the latest digital technology. It even has a Carabineer clip so hunters can clip it to their belt and not lose it.