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Rocky Carson- New All In One Tree Stand Safety System!


Intelligent hunters are outdoorsmen who succeed by being aware of the environment, controlling their scent and hunting safely. ROCKY's new Carson Safety System and Scent IQ™ clothing are two new revolutionary technologies that allow hunters to accomplish all three of these tasks in a head-to-toe concept.

Incorporated into select ROCKY camo outerwear and boots, the Scent IQ system allows hunters to totally eliminate human odor. All Scent IQ products are completely waterproof, noticeably lighter and more flexible than standard carbon-based clothing products.

Intelligent hunters are also aware of the dangers of hunting whitetail from a treestand. A recent magazine survey stated that more than 35% of hunters will experience at least one fall from a treestand during their hunting lifetime. Providing the luxury of easy-on and off, unlike most safety harnesses, the ROCKY Carson Safety System features a harness built into a durable vest that can be easily tightened. The unique system can’t be tangled and is extremely user-friendly.

The ROCKY Carson Safety System patented liner vest incorporates an inclosed safety harness which never gets in the way. It can be worn alone as an upper body harness system or it can be attached to the ROCKY CSS safety pants with leg harnesses as a full-body harness system. It can be zipped into a jacket with the back tether extending from the vest, through an opening slightly below the shoulder line. The liner vest system also has metal loops on each side for climbing and descending.








BuckWing-Introduces The LIFELITE® Goose Decoys - The Most Authentic Waterfowl Decoy Ever

Press Release

BuckWing® has taken the plunge into the Goose Decoy market by developing the most authentic Wild Canadian and Snow Geese in the industry. Built on the same principles as our highly successful turkey decoys, these goose decoys also offer all the same great benefits.

• Collapses flat for easy carrying and transport

• Easy set up in day or night, decoys mount in seconds

• Decoys will not fall off our patented Decoy Expander® Mounting Stake

• Expander® Mechanism allows for wind-generated movement left and right, back and forth

• The Expander® Mechanism allows the decoys to be mounted at different heights

The Outdoor hunting industry has never seen more realistic goose decoys that are so easy to fold, transport and set-up. BuckWing® will feature these lightweight Canadians and Snows in feeding, resting and alert mode. When used in combination with the patented Expander® Mechanism, BuckWing’s® Goose Decoys will prove to be the most convincing spread in the field. Wind generated movement in all four directions (front, back, left, and right) will make these decoys hard to resist, even those high-flying, gun shy birds will be fooled. BuckWing’s® decoy will bring them in; all you have to do is pull the trigger.


Trophy Ridge Introduces Full Metal Jacket Site

Press Release

The NEW Alpha sight by Trophy Ridge will impress any archer in the field. Built with solid construction this sight is offered in 3pin and 5 pins models with DVD technology option. The Alpha sigh is built from 6061 T6 machined aluminum. This ultra light design gives the archer the ultimate 3/5-pin sight with the body doubling as its pin guard eliminating the need for plastic guards that can break.

The sight bracket of the Alpha has our New Torque adjustments on the brackets to ensure proper alignment for our ViPin technology.

Each sight will come with 3 or 5 metal .030 pins with Truglo fiber optic. The Alpha sight pin are in a vertical line like the popular Flatliner with the added feature of our NEW Nitro light source that illuminates the pins from the base, allowing the shooter improved sight visibility in low light conditions. Each Alpha sight will come with a pack of 5 Nitro Lights.

Trophy Ridge VIPIN Vertical in line pins give the shooter a 99% unobstructed field of view of his target this pin design is fast becoming a strong competitor in the traditional sight category

(NITRO Lights) This amazing light source Nitro lights will allow the archer to hunt with confidence in low light conditions:

· Hunting in blinds · Under heavy forest canopy · When there is little or no ambient light · Indoors or in Dart shooting tournaments


Expedition Star - new Luxeon Star LED Flashlight

Press Release

Trenton, N.J., July 29th, 2003 — Tektite continues to demonstrate its role as the leader in LED flashlight technology with the introduction of its latest flashlight… the Expedition™ Star. The Expedition Star is the first flashlight to incorporate the new Luxeon™ Star LED and specialized narrow beam optics.

"The Luxeon Star represents the greatest breakthrough in LED flashlight technology since we introduced the multi-LED flashlight in 1998," said Scott Mele, Tektite president and noted flashlight expert. "With this advancement there's no reason to purchase traditional incandescent flashlights because the key features of incandescent lights—such as high luminous intensity and prefocused lamps—can now be found in a LED flashlight."

"Focusing on value, the Expedition Star offers the lowest cost of ownership when you factor in the 92.6% reduction in operating costs compared to traditional flashlights," said Richard Saint Cyr, Tektite vice president. "You can quickly see the value of the Expedition Star when you consider that average professional users spend upwards of $277 per year to keep their incandescent lights running."

In addition to being at the leading edge of technology and value, the Expedition Star has many standard features that make it one of the most rugged flashlights in the world.

- 1,000 Feet Depth Rating: double O-ring seals make this light watertight - Durable: constructed from ABS and Lexan®—the same material used to make bulletproof glass

- Reliable: 10,000+ hour lamp life and 65+ hours of battery life

- Vibration & Shock Resistant: LEDs have no filaments to break

- Shockproof: ABS body engineered for demanding environments


Pflueger® Microspin Spinning Reel-packs huge performance into a tiny package

Press Release

Pflueger® is proud to introduce an amazing new microspin for 2003. The Pflueger® Microspin Spinning Reel has all the features, quality, and performance previously unheard of in microspin reels. Sure to be a hit with light tackle anglers everywhere, features and specifications include:

3 ball bearings
Titanium line roller
Lightweight graphite body and rotor
Anodized machined aluminum spool
5.2:1 gear ratio
Fold-down rosewood "T" knob handle
Left/right convertible handle
Machine cut brass pinion gear
Selective silent anti-reverse
Spare aluminum spool

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DT Series

Bass Lures Baits

I picked the four of them up at Wal-Mart just last month. I bought quite a few that day so I'm not sure exactly what they cost, I would guess as I recall about $4 to $5 per piece.

The ad I read said they dive fast and stay in the strike zone the longest of all lures. That's what hooked me on buying them. Excellent casts are easy to achieve with these.

Once I got them out on the water I realized they might be diving a little to fast for my liking. I guess I'm just used to Rapalas that aren't weighted as much. I managed to lose one on the bottom not ten casts into the day last Sunday. Who knows maybe I was just day dreaming and forgot how fast these guys sink.

I'm sold on Rapala and I don't think I'll encounter any problems with these guys.

I like it just need to get use to the dive. I forgot to mention I was really impressed with the side to side action.




DiMage E223

Trail Cameras

Hey I guess I'm like anybody else and like to share my story right away with everyone so I picked up this digital camera at Ritz for around $200

I absolutely love how automatic this camera is. Just set it and forget it is always my motto. Also the 9 power zoom is exactly what I'm looking for. If my scope can catch it my camera will as well.

It's not the cameras fault, but I wish it was a little more rugged and I didn't have to be concerned about it as much. Since last season I've been taking it afield with me whenever I go and the occasional trip to the lake. I guess I'm just not used to having something delicate with me. So far it's survived the occasional fall although it hasn't taken any direct impacts.

I think it's doing fine. With some of the controls you have to take you gloves off, It's not necessarily made for being a heavy outdoor camera, but I guess if it was it would be a lot heftier and bigger which is the last thing I want is more weight.

I'm happy with it and it let's me catch shots of things I don't need to shoot in order to show off. I guess what they say is true a picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks Hunting-Fishing-Gear this is the site I've been looking for. Most review sites are just pushing something. Here you get honest, common sense reviews from people using the products. It's been a long time coming.


Steve R, Oregon


Sheath Knives

Hunting Gear Misc

My wife picked this one up at a Flea Market for $10.00. I don't think the guy new what he had or he would have sold it for twice that much. He wasn't a dealer, maybe just someone who decided they had to many knives.

I like a good sheath knife. Some of my earliest memories were waiting for Dad to get home from deer hunting in Pennsylvania and when he came in he'd have old small game pants on and a sheath knife that I've lost track of through the years. The Winchester is well built and has a surgical steel blade that seems to keep an edge well.

Beggars can't be choosers but Dad's knife had a real nice leather sheath on it and I would like one as well. I'll probably spend another 20 on getting a sheath for it. Sure the nylon is more durable, but when you have something like this it's nice to dress it up a little.

Very well built as you would expect with the Winchester name on it. The 3 and a half inch blade is perfect for cleaning deer and maybe the occasional turkey.

I'm not sure who sells them, but if you get the chance pick one up. There's just something nice about having the knife right there at your side. You'll really appreciate this knife.


Earl Kalamazoo, Michigan


Pirahna 5

Fish Finders

My Boss is going through a divorce so I took it off his hands and all he wanted was $80.00. I've seen these for close to $200.00 at local tackle stops.

It goes all the way down to 600 feet which is good for some of the lakes I fish. The display is nice compared to some others I've seen that have to be shaded just to see the screens output. It also have the water temperature feature which is a lot better than ten years ago when you had to check it by hand. Kids now days don't know how good they have it.

I have some problems hearing and I'm not sure if it's the tone I can't hear or just not loud enough. Sometimes my wife has to let me know when the tones are going off, but I guess you can't blame it on the machine.

Solid buttons and the menu seems to be well thought out. The unit seems like it will stand up to most anything Mothernature brings on.

I feel real bad for taking this off my boss's hands. Maybe when he gets back on his feet and has time for fishing I may give it back to him, yeah but then again maybe not.


Chuck O.


Ridgeback Hunters

Hunting Boots

My Wife gave them to me for my birthday just a little while back. I looked on their website and I'll take a guess and say she paid $150 here or there.

I like these boots! They feel like my old pair of Rockies that are now in semi-retirement summoned only for shoveling stalls. These could easily go from Elk hunting to coon hunting that night. Their also very supportive for walking over rough terrain and the like.

With me getting older by the end of the day my legs are dragging especially if I'm trying to keep up with one of my Step-sons. What I'm trying to say is there not as light as I'd like them to be. Their kind of like an old enduro bike half on road half off.

You can bet their well made. You won't have to take or send these back.

Nice pair of boots, just a little heavy for my taste and age. Great site, I wish I had found it sooner. Will definitely send the link to my boys.


Paul Mestruer Idaho


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