The crew at AMS Bowfishing have made a good thing even better with upgrades on the features of their popular Retriever Pro bowfishing reel. New for 2011, the Retriver Pro now features the AMS Trigger Guard that ensures excess line will not catch on the trigger. The reel also features Hi Vis line for the ultimate in visibility. The company has also brought a bowfishing sight to their product line for 2011 with the addition of their Apex Fiber Optic Single Pin Sight. http://amsbowfishing.com
I had the opportunity to spend some time with Bill Montgomery at his Quick Draw Bowfishing booth and was immediately impressed with the product he offers to help keep the bowfishing arrow in place and ready for the shot. The Quick Draw bowfishing arrow rest accommodates beginners or seasoned shooters. The rubber gate is designed to allow quick and easy arrow loading; capturing the arrow, making it ready for that simple or fast action shot without the worry of the arrow falling off. http://quickdrawoutdoorgear.com
Block Targets takes a different approach for 2011 with their new Block Black target line. Like the other Block targets, the new Block Black will stop thousands of arrows, but its new high-contrast design is easy on the eye, and is particularly easier to see at long range. It features PolyFusuion design for even longer target life and easy arrow removal for more practice and less fatigue. http://blocktarget.com
The GlenDel target line welcomes its newest member, the GlenDel Pre Rut Buck. The Pre Rut Buck is smaller than the Full Rut and just a little bigger than the original buck, making it the perfect backyard target. Standing 36” at the shoulders, the Pre Rut target simulates a 250 lb. whitetail buck. http://glendel.com
There was also a lot of tools for the high tech hunter released at this year’s show.
Videoing your own hunt has become the rage in recent years and Rhino Outdoors makes the task as easy as anyone with their new LID-CAM. The LID-CAM mounts under the bill of your hat…so what you see is what you capture on camera. Unlike other camera devices, the LID-CAM features a lens with the ability to rotate left or right to get that down-the-arrow camera angle you’re looking for. The LID-CAM features High-Definition 720P Video, 8x digital zoom with 3 presets, USB port for video file transfer, and the ability to record high quality sound, with noise reduction. http://rhinoutdoors.com
For hunters wanting to dive into the sport of filming their own hunts, the Adventure Series tree arm from The 3rd Arm is hard to beat when it comes to a rock-solid camera support at a price you can afford. The Adventure series is constructed of air craft grade aluminum and built to the same specifications as the companies Pro series model. The Adventure Series unit was designed to be more compact in size, perfect for self-videoing or videoing from a standing position. The Adventure comes standard with a professional grade tree base, 1” ratchet strap, curved swing arm, and is also equipped with a custom built tension plate, for a non-slip connection with the camera head. The Adventure Series weighs in at just 4.8 pounds, with a maximum camera weight of 7 pounds. http://the3rdarm.com