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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 info@deergeartv.com. Thanks for watching!

When You Should Use Cover Scents and Attractants

Cover scents and attractants, are two totally different categories when it comes 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 I’m 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 manners, but they have distinctly different times of year.

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.

Learn more about ConQuest Scents here: https://conquestscents.com/

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.

Season 3 Episode 6

Doug Roberts has a deep love for the Whitetail Deer and in this episode we hear him talk about why he became a deer farmer, some characteristics of the Whitetail and how winter brings new challenges. Then we head over to the United Deer Farmers Convention where Doug has the opportunity to talk with other deer farmers about genetics, legislature and other topics concerning their industry.

Season 3 Episode 5

Being a deer farmer in the winter is unlike any farmer. Watch as the farm prepares for a big winter storm and how to ensure the deer remain healthy.

Season 3 Episode 4

The ConQuest team heads to Louisville, Kentucky for the annual ATA Tradeshow. Back at the farm, a new employee starts and gets acquainted with how the farm operates.

Season 3 Episode 3

Take a look at how ConQuest does their genetic designing and the process of insemination day.

Season 3 Episode 2

It’s September and the start of hunting season is fast approaching. Hunters are preparing and depending on ConQuest to deliver their best. It’s also a busy time on the farm as Doug has to de-antler some young bucks before the Whitetail rut. Lastly Doug and Karen attend the Safari Club International Flint Chapter’s Youth Buck Hunt.

Season 3 Episode 1

Summer time brings a lot of challenges.

Season 2 Episode 13

The ConQuest crew heads to Indiana for the NADeFA Convention.