Elite Energy 35
The versatile Energy 35 ($899) is designed for the all-around archer, offering bowhunters tournament-caliber accuracy without tournament-bow length (343⁄4 inches axle to axle). The new optimized Energy Cam System and more-parallel limbs are designed to offer smoother, more efficient shooting (up to 337 fps), while the new Riser Cage increases riser strength (by 30 percent) and stiffness (by 19 percent) without added weight. Brace height is 7 inches; mass weight is 4.5 pounds. Eight finishes include Realtree Xtra and Max-1.
Contact: Elite, (877) 503-5483, www.elitearchery.com.
Stealth Cam G42NG
One of Stealth Cam’s most advanced game cameras to date, the 10-megapixel G42NG boasts four resolutions — 10, 8, 4 and 2 megapixels — and showcases 42 No Glo IR emitters with a 100-foot detection range. A built-in burst mode allows the user to choose between one and nine images per triggering. Featuring a racy new look and a rugged, compact body housing, the G42NG is ready to be your eyes in the field.
Contact: GSM Outdoors, (877) 269-8490; www.gsmoutdoors.com.
Mr. Beams UltraBright LED Latern
Every deer camp needs a lantern, and Mr. Beams UltraBright LED Lantern with USB Charger MB480 ($40) fills the bill. For those “Griswold” moments when you need to light up the night, the UltraBright’s 260 lumens are more than enough, and when you just need a glimmer, the built-in night light feature lowers light output to 20 lumens. Showcasing an automatic shutoff and USB charger for digital devices, the UltraBright gives you more than 30 hours of use on a set of D-cell alkaline batteries.
Contact: Mr. Beams, (877) 298-9082; www.mrbeams.com.
Trophy Taker SmackDown PRO
The newly redesigned SmackDown PRO ($130-$140) features a new windage and elevation adjustment system that makes tuning and lock-down a snap, and it’s also sleeker and more compact without compromising toughness. A stainless steel launcher and axle pivot inside super-smooth dual bearings while the custom rubber overmolded ring — complete with built-in launcher dampeners — deadens noise. An activation cord attaches to upper or lower limb or “up” cable. A new version for Mathews shooters features a custom mounting bar and a built-in harmonic dampener.
Contact: Trophy Taker, (406) 826-0600; www.trophytaker.com.
New from DryCASE is its Brunswick backpack ($120) in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades. This 100 percent waterproof pack is ideal for float trips and those abnormally wet bowhunting locations. A unique two-way valve on the bottom means the user can suck every last ounce of air from the pack, or when traveling through water, fill the pack with air so it will float. The two-way valve also doubles as a draining tool should you want to fill the pack with ice and use it as a portable cooler. Made of heavy-duty yet lightweight TPU, the Brunswick tips the scales at just 2.2 pounds.
Contact: DryCase, (888) 600-0379, www.drycase.com.