Monday, January 22, 2018



Western Rivers, a leader in the manufacturing of quality game calls designed for day and night sport hunters, announces the new Mantis Pro 400 Bluetooth electronic game call. 
The Mantis Pro 400 is a remote controlled caller that comes with 400  preloaded calls that include but are not limited to elk, wolf, deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, moose, rabbit, duck and fox.  The Mantis Pro 400 features a 4” reflex loudspeaker up to 110db and two external jacks to accommodate secondary amplified speakers for a virtual surround functionality.   Sound overlay allows you to play two calls at once to maximize calling efficiency.  Western Rivers™ also introduces “quicksets” that plays two to five calls in sequence or at random in a customizable, spacing distances.  All functions are carried out via removable remote control that can reach distances of 300 yards. With the ability to sync the new Mantis motorized decoy (sold separately), calls can be brought to life. Add in Bluetooth capability to stream additional sounds from a paired device; the Mantis Pro 400 delivers a high end caller with all the advanced features to be successful in the field without a high end price, MSRP $199.99

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Like the original Henry U.S. Survival Rifle, this innovative, semi-automatic model is lightweight (3.5 lbs.) and highly portable. At just 16.5″ long, when all the components are stowed, it easily fits into the cargo area of a plane, boat or in a backpack. It’s chambered in .22 LR so you can carry a large quantity of ammunition without adding much weight to your gear.
When disassembled the pieces fit inside the impact-resistant, water resistant stock. Assembly is as easy as attaching the receiver to the stock, inserting the barrel, and screwing on the nut. In a few seconds, without any tools, the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is ready for action. It comes standard with a sturdy steel barrel covered in tough ABS plastic with a protective coating for complete corrosion resistance. It’s engineered for perfect balance and the ability to maintain its tack-driving accuracy, even after thousands of rounds.
The Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is available in three finishes; Black, True Timber Kanata Camo Pattern, and True Timber Viper Western Camo Pattern.  All models are equipped with an adjustable rear sight and a blade front sight.

OTIS TECHNOLOGIES is excited to announce the launch of their revolutionary new product, Mission Critical MC-10 High     Performance Cleaner & amp; Lubricant.  When failure is not an option, the Mission Critical MC-10 High Performance Lubricant ensures ultimate performance for firearms.  It withstands extreme conditions and will not freeze, burn or carbonize.  MC-10 is recommended for use on any metal on metal contact points, such as slides, slide rails, bolt/bolt carriers and actions. It also has protectant qualities. Safe on all gun metals and finishes, the Mission Critical MC-10 Cleaner prepares the surface for the MC-10 Lubricant and removes oils and contaminants.  In addition, it is formulated specifically to remove the Lubricant, if desired and is the only surface cleaner that will do so. Use the MC-10 Cleaner first in order to remove oils or solvents.  Then, spray MC-10 Lubricant 4-6 times on the included cloth and apply to the inner workings of the firearm.  To leave behind a heavy lubricant and protectant, spray the MC-10 lubricant liberally on the firearm. The Mission Critical package includes 1 fluid ounce spray bottle of cleaner, 1 fluid ounce spray bottle of lubricant and a microfiber gun cloth
housed in a reusable metal tin. Retail is $29.99.
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is SMART GUN

Hunting comes with a lot of challenges. Being confident you're concealed shouldn’t be one of them. If you want to blend with the woods check out the Realtree EDGE™ It is the first camo pattern that allows you to blend into your hunting environment at close range, with natural elements arranged in a way to disrupt the human form at a distance. It is offered in several patterns with open pockets of light and shadow that mimic open areas in a tree canopy but also preserve muddiness allowing the pattern to stay open at a distance and disrupt the human form. Go to their website a and see how well you will be able to hide. TRY TO FIND THE HUNTER IN THE PHOTO BELOW

“A CNC-machined rail is a big surprise on a crossbow at this price. Our panel was impressed by how well this bow performed and we would recommend it for any hunter on a budget or anyone shopping for his or her first crossbow. The Sniper 370 is a great-shooting crossbow for an even greater price.” (Outdoor Life, August 2016)
Big game performance in a package that begs to hit the mountain. A fully adjustable stock and foregrip accommodate your shooting style to ensure exceptional accuracy and quad limbs fitted with a precision CNC-machined cam system delivers mind-blowing speeds up to 370 FPS. The Sniper is easily maneuverable thanks to the lightweight and durable CNC-machined rail with shoot-through riser and the narrow 18” axle-to-axle width (when cocked; 21” when relaxed). Features a 185-pound draw weight.
Included with the Centerpoint Sniper is a 4x32 mm scope, three 20" carbon bolts, quiver, rope cocker, and shoulder sling.
Anti-dry fire and auto-safety trigger mechanisms prevent ill-intentioned shots while integrated string suppressors keep your shots quiet and vibration-free. The price is right on this one!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you found everything you wanted under the Christmas tree and had a great and safe New Year’s Eve. My favorite gift, which shouldn’t be a surprise to those of you who know me, was a brand-new gun. It was the perfect gift from my two grand children (Sydney and Sammy) which they said was for bear hunting. Now I have taken 7 bears all in Canada but that morning I took my first NYS black bear. The gun is made by SHARPER IMAGE is a pump gun which holds 8 round balls. And after hugs and kisses we tested it out and it worked fine.

Friday, December 15, 2017



At first glance, the Bear & Son Cutlery model 2193R has a smooth, rich color handle that compliments the Nickel Silver Bolsters.  The single 3 5/8” high carbon stainless steel blade features a ready-to-slice edge straight from the Alabama factory, is rust resistance, and is easily maintained. This elegant knife slides in and out of your pocket with easy and is comfortable to carry all day, every day.  

 The 2193R is also the perfect gift for close friend and relatives, that will be cherished for many years. Made in America and backed by Bear & Son Cutlery’s Lifetime Warranty, this traditional Rosewood Slip-Joint is made with the best care and is ready to be your new companion for the next decade.

Designed for use in freshwater or saltwater environments, Bass Pro Shops®' XPS® Pistol Grip Aluminum Pliers feature an ergonomic design and CNC-machined aluminum construction with 70+ HRC tungsten carbide cutters. The pliers have an anodized finish to prevent corrosion and spring-loaded handles. Features are: CNC-machined aluminum construction; 70+ HRC tungsten carbide cutters; Ergonomic design; Anodized finish prevents corrosion.

Start icing more bull gills, jumbo perch, and slab crappies with a Bass Pro Shops® Hockey Puck Jig! Part of our exclusive Extreme Ice Arctic Angler series, this unique ice jig's non-traditional head design imparts super subtle action that encourages even lethargic panfish to feed—great for late-season or pressured fish that won't respond to more aggressive techniques. Try tipping your Bass Pro Shops Hockey Puck Jig with live bait or a niblet when extra scent and attraction are needed. www.bass

SARATOGA SPORTSMAN GUIDE SERVICES has fished both Saratoga Lake and the since the Upper Hudson River was re-opened in 1995 for fishing.His moto is if “NO FISH NO FEE” He fishes out of a comfortable 19.5 Lowe deck boat and can supply all gear if needed. Rates are half day (4 hours) $250 and full day (7+ hours) is $350 for 1 or 2 people. A third person is an additional $50. Call 518-527-1369

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017




 MontanaI hunted with S&W Outfitters at their East Fork Camp in Lewistown, Montana.  The camp is located in the Big Snowy Mountains in the central part of the state.  About 2 hours from Billings.  This hunt was a 5 day rifle deer hunt.   With a general deer permit I was able to take a mule deer or a Whitetail.  My heart was set on a mule deer.  Due to deep snow we weren't able to access the higher terrain where the mule deer live.  At that point I decided to focus on whitetails.  After passing up several bucks, I saw one in particular that I wanted.  Me and my guide came up with a game plan the evening after dinner.  The plan was to get set up over the big field before day light broke.   The next morning, we were all set up.  As it broke light I caught movement to my left along the fence line.  It was the buck we were after.  He had 2 does with him.  Another small buck showed up and the 2 bucks locked horns.  This went on for about 10 minutes.  The little buck ran off as he lost the fight.  I walked about 20 feet to a big pine tree and got my shooting sticks set up.  The buck finally exposed himself in the wide open.  I ranged him at 220 yards.  I settled the crosshairs on him and squeezed the trigger.  The buck immediately hunched up and ran over the hill.  We gave him about 30 minutes and then went looking for him.  He only ran 40 yards before pulling up.  He was a beautiful chocolate horned 9 pointers.  It was also a very special moment because I shot this buck with my grandfather’s Winchester model 70 featherlight chambered in 270 that he gave me several years ago.  It was topped with a Leupold 2-7.  I used a Winchester Silver tip 130grain bullet.   I shot this buck on November 15th.

This 9 pointer was shot watching a field in New Scotland NY at 157 yards and he ran and dropped only 70 yards away. Both were shot with a Winchester model 70 300Wsm.