Other Gear

Although the pandemic and consequent supply chain challenges may have slowed down manufacturing research and development, there’s no shortage of new hunting gear hitting the market this year.

Primos recently introduced the Double Bull 3-Panel Stakeout Blind with SurroundView technology. The three-panel design makes it easy to pop up and tear down and its one-way see-through walls allow hunters to see every movement without peeking around or above the blind.
The Double Bull 3-Panel Stakeout Blind also features five shoot-through ports. Weighing in at just over 8 lbs., it’s a great portable option for a single hunter or someone introducing kids to hunting. A two-panel model is also available.

When it comes to optics, Dean said Vortex Optics continue to be strong sellers.

“For a while, Nikon appeared to be the market leader, then Leupold. Now, Vortex seems to be taking over the market, at least in our area,” he said.

Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42 binoculars are one of the best all-around pairs of available. The patented HD optics provide an optimal viewing experience in terms of resolution, sharpness, light capture and color fidelity. The lenses are also protected by ArmorTeck to shield them from dirt, grime, oil and scratches, making them an ideal choice for those taking to the woods or field.