Crossbow Hunting with the NEW Garmin Xero X1i

The crossbow hunting world has been ROCKED with the release of Garmin’s Xero X1i Crossbow Scope. Paired with the TenPoint VAPOR RS470 Crossbow, Wade heads out into the Texas Hill Country to field test this incredibly powerful and accurate combination. From a pop up blind to a treestand, Wade puts this new technology to the test during opening weekend.

Hunting with the Garmin Xero X1i Crossbow Sight

Join Wade Middleton as he field tests and takes the BRAND NEW Garmin Xero X1i Crossbow Scope mounted on the TenPoint Vapor RS470 crossbow on its inaugural hunt in Central Texas on Opening Day.

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies and Garmin have teamed up to release the most powerful, most accurate long-range crossbow ever – the Vapor RS470 XERO. Delivering supercharged speeds up to 470 FPS and the revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system, the Vapor RS470 XERO is equipped with the new Garmin Xero X1i Rangefinding Scope to provide exact aiming at any distance for unmatched long range accuracy.

Kentucky Adventures – Pt 2

We join Wade in Kentucky as he continues his pursuit of a Kentucky Velvet Whitetail at Salt River Outfitters. He’ll be hunting with the new Blackout Epic compound bow and Garmin Xero Bow Sight to hopefully close out this Yamaha Whitetail Diaries entry.

Blackout Epic Compound Bow:
Garmin Xero A1i Bow Sight:
Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 XT-R :

Kentucky Adventures – Pt 1

Wade and Steve are back In Kentucky to continue their velvet whitetail hunting adventures. We’ll follow Steve as he begins a new velvet whitetail chapter and debuts a brand new Yamaha Side-By-Side!

Yamaha Outdoors RMAX 1000:

How Yamaha Side by Sides Have Made Hunting Better

In this episode, we discuss the wide array of benefits that Yamaha’s Side By Sides can provide to the everyday hunter. From being able to tackle terrain that other vehicles can’t to sneaking in and out of hunting areas quietly while hauling all your gear, friends, and hopefully a big buck in the back!

Yamaha Wolverine X2:
Yamaha Wolverine X4:
Yamaha Viking VI Ranch Edition:

Hunting Ponds and Rattling Whitetail

In this episode, Wade hunts a pond in the Texas Hill Country with his Thompson/Center Compass. Then we flash forward towards the end of the season where Wade picks up his rattling antlers and goes rattling for whitetail with Tony Miele of the Performance Center during the rut.

Thompson/Center Compass:
Trijicon AccuPoint 3-9×40 Riflescope:
Performance Center Model 629 .44 Magnum Hunter:

Hunting Texas Whitetail with Crossbows

The Whitetail Diaries team continues their annual Yamaha media camp in Texas as we join Writer David Draper and TenPoint Crossbows’ Brian Flaherty — both who have traveled to Texas to hunt whitetail with TenPoint Crossbows during the pre-rut.

TenPoint Crossbows Viper S400:
TenPoint Crossbows RS470:
Yamaha Wolverine X4:

Big Brow Tines and First Whitetail Deer

In this episode, we join Casey Cordeiro on his first whitetail deer hunt with the Thompson/Center Compass in Texas and then we join TJ Dillashaw with TenPoint’s Nitro XRT as they travel to the Whitetail Diaries’ deer camp for our annual event where media members and others gather to share their passion for hunting.

Yamaha 2020 Viking VI Ranch Edition:
Thompson/Center Compass Rifle:
Yamaha Wolverine X2:
TenPoint Crossbows Nitro XRT:

Whitetail Hunting is an Obsession

Many deer hunters are so consumed with deer hunting that they work at it all year long. Our Whitetail Diaries’ team is no different as we chronicle the building of a new hunting stand from the summer into the fall and winter and how rewarding that whole process can be.

What You See Isn’t Always What Happened

Wade is bowhunting in Central Texas and has a weird ending to his hunt. But sometimes, that’s bowhunting! The team also sits down and discusses the topic of mechanical vs fixed broadheads.

Yamaha Wolverine X2:
BlackOut Broadheads:
Garmin Xero A1i Bow Sight: