Gear for Hunting

In this episode of Cabela’s Deer Gear TV we’re debuting some new gear for the coming hunting season. From what’s in Wade’s backpack that you will want to add to yours, to a brand new way of hunting that’s providing more options for those going afield.

Have you wondered what you should have in your backpack, every time you go out on a hunt? Are you carrying too much, or too little? In this episode we dive into Wade’s backpack and see the gear that he packs into his backpack at the start of the season, so he can take it out into the field every time he goes out in search of a whitetail.

Also in the show, our friends at Garmin recently launched the Garmin Tread, a rugged power sports GPS navigator. Brandon Brinkman from Garmin was in our camp during a turkey hunt, and was able to get out and showcase just some of the features of the all-new Garmin Tread.

As hunters, we get a lot of steps in during hunting season, which means it’s important to take care of your feet and give them the comfort and support they need throughout the hunt. We’ll take a look at some hunting boots that not only are GORE-TEX but are enforced by material from BF Goodrich.

Later on in the episode we turn our attention to crossbows for a quick minute. With crossbows becoming as popular as they are, there are lots of new, powerful, and innovative models out there. One thing you see, are reverse draw crossbows. But what’s the difference between a reverse draw crossbow and a traditional forward draw crossbow? Find out!

So with crossbows being more powerful than ever, you need a crossbow target that can handle those high speeds without the bolts going through or getting stuck. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s carry such a target that can handle the high-speeds from today’s modern crossbow, and we got our hands on one!

The main feature of our episode is a new way of hunting game, and that’s with an airbow! Michael Wersig introduces us to some airbows from Umarex Airguns.

One final piece of gear that’s found its way into our deer camp, are the Exude Direct Light Illuminators. These long distance Illuminators by Optical Dynamics combine specially engineered precision lenses with powerful LEDs to project a harmonized, focused beam of pure light on your target. Optical Dynamics light projection technology creates a tight, focusable column of pure harmonized light, typically only found in the natural environment. Optical Dynamics long distance illuminators are compact, lightweight, and easy to handle or mount onto a scope.

If you have any questions about any of the products featured in this episode, shoot us an email at Thanks for watching!

Choosing Hunting Rifles

Choosing a hunting rifle can be as simple as being passed down to you from your grandfather, your father, family member, or a friend or it can be as extensive as a guy has a collection of 412 guns and he wants to add number 413. Or it could be that you have saved every dime that you possibly have to get your very own first hunting rifle. Because of that, there are a lot of different spins, twists, and important things to look at when it comes to choosing a hunting rifle.

We also open up the conversation about hunting big game with modern sporting rifles. Modern sporting rifles have a unique stigma on them. When you look at a modern sporting rifle in the hands of a hunter, it’s a really finite tool. It is designed to be able to perform in a lot of different situations.

One such rifle is the Smith & Wesson M&P10® Modern Sporting Rifle is packed full of features that one can only find from the Smith & Wesson Performance Center. This modern sporting rifle is a hunter’s long-range dream firearm setup that is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. That type of caliber has caused some debates around the deer camp and shooters alike. We get into the meat of it sharing where we think it excels and where it may not be the best choice.

We’ll even join Wade as he ventures out on a rifle hunt to showcase not only what the 6.5 Creedmoor can do when hunting for whitetail deer but also talk more about how the Trijicon Huron Riflescope is the ideal riflescope for hunters.

Cooking Venison and Other Wild Game

This episode shares all types of insight on taking care of and cooking wild game so that you can dazzle your friends and family with a great meal. But it all begins in the field with the proper steps in place to ensure your wild game brings out all those mouth-watering flavors when it’s time to serve it.

Come along as Wade also shares 3 quick and easy recipes that any chef regardless of skill can easily impress their family and friends all with the help of the Bradley Smoker!

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Bow Hunting

Hunting with a bow and arrow has been a way to feed your family and have great times in the field. In this episode, we go deep into all the gear bowhunters can use to help increase their chances of a successful hunt.

The first piece of gear is we talk about is going to be broadheads. Wade talks about the subtle differences and keys to shooting a broadhead be it fixed or mechanical. When deciding on whether or not to shoot fixed or mechanical broadheads in the end, it all comes down to what you’re comfortable with shooting and making sure you put that arrow right where it needs to go.

Our next piece of gear some hunters swear by and others won’t go near it, and that’s cover scents and attractants. Cover scents and attractants are two totally different categories when it comes to scent products in regards to hunting. A cover scent is something that you put on you, your gear, and the surrounding foliage to make the deer not know you’re there. A scent attractant is something that you use to bring a deer out of the brush to come into your hunting area because they think there is a hot doe or a buck that’s moved into their area. Cover Scents and Attractants can be used in a similar manner, but they have distinctly different times of the year when you should use them. ConQuest Scents is the leader in Cover Scent and Attractant technology. They’ve got their own deer farm and they bring their “Doe in Heat”, and the “Rutting Buck” scents right out of those deer, right when it’s happening. ConQuest Scents is able to put those different smells into a variety of deployment systems, like the Stink Stick, ScentFIRE, and Wax Applicators.

Also in this episode, Wade shows us how easy it is to set up the ever-popular cellular trail camera. Download the Stealth Cam Command Pro or Remote App (depending on which model you have), scan the QR Code, follow the prompts and you’ll be getting photos sent straight to your phone in no time!

Finally, we’ll talk about elevated deer stands. Elevated hunting stands are an integral part of hunting. They really allow you to do a lot of different things and set yourselves up in scenarios to give you an advantage. When you look at the different lock-on stands, ladder stands, climbing stands, they all allow a hunter to be able to pretty much find a way to get elevated in about every hunting situation that there is. Modern elevated hunting stands that we use today like from HAWK and Muddy Outdoors, they’re designed to allow you to be comfortable, safe, secure. When it comes to elevated stands, find the one that fits your needs. Pick what’s going to work for where you’re hunting, and when you put those stands in the right situations, you’re going to increase your odds of success when you get a deer out in front of you.

Hunting with Handguns

Ready for a new hunting challenge? Then start hunting with these hand cannons! In this episode of Cabela’s Deer Gear TV, you’ll see tips, tactics and insight on how to hunt with handguns, choosing the proper handgun, as well as what options are out there to help you find success!

From having fun on the range, learning how to customize your handgun, and watching one of our all-time favorite handgun hunts, this episode is sure to be a blast!

Smith & Wesson Handguns:

HIVIZ Sights:

Birchwood Casey Targets:

Supplemental Feeding Programs and WHY

This episode is all about taking care and the managing of a Deer Lease. From setting up deer stands and feeders to the how to on building and maintaining a successful supplemental feeding program based on year’s of hands on knowledge and science.

Record Rack & Deer Management

Follow along with us as we answer our most asked questions when it comes to deer management with the help of our friends at Record Rack. Throughout this episode, we’ll show you how to maximize your efforts when it comes to creating a supplemental feeding program for your whitetail population.

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Every episode of Cabela’s Deer Gear TV offers insight into new products for deer hunters, how to choose a hunting rifle, what to do when deer hunting, how to deer hunt, what to wear when deer hunting and insight in tactics for deer hunting.

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Best Hunting Gear To Make You More Successful

Deer season is right around the corner! Are you ready? In this episode, we’ll showcase a variety of some of the best hunting gear for before, during, and after your hunt that will make you more successful and able to enjoy the outdoors even more than you already do.

BlackOut EPIC Compound Bow Package –
Stealth Cam Fusion Wireless Trail Camera –
Engel Coolers –
Trijicon SRO Reflex Sight –
ConQuest Scents Aerosol Scent Bombs –
Hawk Treestands and Hunting Accessories –
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent –
Cyclops Handheld Flashlights –

Thanks for watching DeerGear TV!. Deer Gear is all about exploring the new and useful products in the outdoor world that will help you become a better hunter.

Every episode of Cabela’s DeerGearTV offers insight into new products for deer hunters, how to choose a hunting rifle, what to do when deer hunting, how to deer hunt, what to wear when deer hunting and insight in tactics for deer hunting.

You can find out more at

Deer Hunting with Handguns

Some hunters are always looking for a new challenge, new species, locations or a way to hunt with something different.  Many of those hunters have already taken game with rifles and are not quite ready for the challenge of bow hunting or they simply want to have more options to hunt with.  Therefore, they have decided to take up or at least look into hunting with a handgun.

As with many hunting topics the subject of handgun hunting could fill up an old library with books and information.   However, with we’ve always felt that the gearing up and practice-preparation is as fun as the hunt and should be enjoyed just as much.

This episode has insight into selecting handguns, strategies, how to tips and more so hopefully you will enjoy all the action and come away ready to take up handgun hunting or have insight on the next handgun you’ll be purchasing!

Getting Kids Into Hunting

Getting kids into hunting and passing on the traditions and importance of hunting is a time-honored passion for many outdoorsmen. The excitement of taking your kids hunting for the first time, teaching them gun safety, letting them experience deer camps, and more, are something that all hunters look forward to. In this episode, we join the Nessl family as they take to the field on a two year journey to get the kids their first deer.

Thanks for watching DeerGear TV!. Deer Gear is all about exploring the new and useful products in the outdoor world that will help you become a better hunter.

Every episode of Cabela’s DeerGearTV offers insight into new products for deer hunters, how to choose a hunting rifle, what to do when deer hunting, how to deer hunt, what to wear when deer hunting and insight in tactics for deer hunting.