Many outdoors products have been either introduced or technically improved in time for deer season, the most popular pursuit for area hunters.
Wildlife Research has produced its popular and effective Scent Killer 99% for years. This year, Wildlife Research added a Gold Series formula in its scent cleaning products that works well in the field as a water-repellant.
So far this season, we spent many hunting days watching wildlife. So far, more than two dozen deer, including three nice bucks well beyond shooting or calling range, walked directly over my entry path without catching my whiff.
On misty and rainy days, outer and inner garments stayed dry throughout the rains and an occasional snow flaking. Check out these products at wildlife.com.
Rand CLP, mentioned earlier this season, saw field testing with wife Jean’s doe taken late Sunday afternoon of opening weekend. The CLP formula is designed as a gun cleaner, lubricant and protector all in one. It is.
The barrel and workings of Jean’s 20-gauge were smooth and clean after her harvest; my Browning A-Bolt has just seen sight-in shooting so far. To view functions of this new “green” gun lube product, go to randbrands.com.
Women hunters with fussy feet have a solid source for comfort in Cabela’s new Dura-Trax II Rubber Boots. Jean went with the Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity women’s version of booting and found comfort, warmth and no break-in time required to be fleet of foot afield earlier this season.
Last year we discovered Warther Knives in Dover, Ohio, while on a side trip for a baseball game in Cleveland. A 5-inch filleting model now serves as the sharpest knife in the drawer for both cleaning fish and food preparation in general.
Steven Cunningham at Warthers assures me the company is designing two new Warther fish-filleting knife models with sheaths.
Cunningham writes, “I am doing a test run to get opinions,” which means these models probably will not be ready for holiday gift-giving but should be good by the time spring fishing seasons get started.
That small Warther filleting knife worked well on cutting and trimming the roasts, chops and stew meat from Jean’s doe taken this past week. To check out the many Warther knife options, go to warthers.com.