Monday, December 7, 2009

World's Lightest Shotgun-and She's Coming January 19

ACCOKEEK, MARYLAND-- Sleek. Beautiful. Italian. She's the lightest auto-loading shotgun in the world. And she's coming January 19, 2010. On that day, the launch of Benelli's newest shotgun will be revealed at the SHOT Show and simultaneously unveiled on the Benelli USA website.
Evoking grace and beauty, the female form has inspired artisans since the dawn of time, and does so no less today. With Benelli's newest offering, Italian designers have blended art and function in a way that every sportsman will appreciate.

"At just under 5 pounds, this is lightest shotgun on the market, chambered in a gauge that many skilled hunters and sportsmen will find not only a delight to handle, but wonderful to shoot." said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA's VP of Marketing & Communications. "Benelli combined striking gun art with reliable function, the hallmark of all our products."

Log onto and learn more about the newest Benelli masterpiece.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Top-Notch Artists Create Ultimate In ’Fowl Foolery

By Taylor Wilson

It’s sort of a twisted story, really.

Decoys arose out of necessity—for waterfowlers to fool ducks into gun range.

And then, over time decoys became art (and quite collectible art as a matter of a fact).

Then today, well, artists are still designing decoys, and some of their more modern designs are again being designed more for use/necessity than for the showcase or shelf.

For example, Avery Outdoors ( was among the first, if not the first, company to begin manufacturing decoys designed by decoy artists. Indeed, the Memphis-based company’s new life-size Pro-Grade™ duck and goose decoys are designed via the original artwork of World Champion carvers Dick Rhode and Rick Johannesen.

Of course, based on that kind of creation, it is understandable that the detail is amazing (as well as, well, artistic). There are many various species in the line, all designed with a variety of unique body styles and head positions. For example the GHG Pro-Grade mallards have 12 body styles ranging from actives, resters, sleepers, surface feeders, skimmers and etc.

The GHC Pro-Grade specklebelly and Canada goose shells have five body styles.

And again, the detail in design and color is amazing.

“Are such measures needed to fool a duck?” That might be the question for some.

And one answer might be: “well, you don’t get much more realistic than this and not risk hunting over live decoys.” (And that might be true.)

Seeing these designer decoys on the water for the first time, hunters certainly have to look twice, and I imagine real ducks do, too.

True, sometimes it may not be needed. If a duck wants to be somewhere, if the weather is just right, well, it may not matter. They may land on a black jug like I hunted over as a kid.

But then on other days (and I think there are a lot more of these), the difference may very well be in the details.

In the Mid-South, we hunt ducks that are shot at for many miles before they even get to us. And if something isn’t “right” flocks are not likely to even give us a second look. The more real, the better the deal.

So designer decoys…there you have it. Something to think about and add to your duck hunting arsenal.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Carbon Express's New Mayhem Arrow

Carbon Express Introduces Mayhem Arrow

Flushing, Michigan - Carbon Express®, a leader in arrow technology and innovation introduces the MayhemTM with K-360o™ Weave Technology. Engineered to deliver the ultimate combination of speed, accuracy and penetration, Mayhem raises the bar and sets a new standard for complete hunting versatility and performance.

"Mayhem is the rare series of arrow that achieves excellence in three areas - without compromise. The key is our innovative new K-360º Weave Technology that provides 360º degree spine consistency for accuracy and superior kinetic energy without adding weight typically needed for outstanding penetration. The K-360º Weave Technology is the secret weapon behind the Mayhem series that enables speed, accuracy and penetration in a single arrow," noted Stephen Graham, the company's Director of Marketing.

The Mayhem comes standard with the Patented BuffTuff® Plus K-360º Weave Technology for excellent strength and spine consistency and BulldogTM Nock Collars which provide unrelenting strength and durability for nock-end impacts. The Mayhem is available fletched with BlazerTM or FusionTM Vanes for added velocity and precise broadhead placement. The arrow features a straightness of +/- .0035", a weight tolerance of +/- 1.0 grain and a spine selection tolerance of +/-.0025". It is available in the Mayhem, or the Built in Weight Forward Mayhem Hunter.

Mayhem MSRP: $119.00

Mayhem Hunter MSRP: $129.00

About Carbon Express®

Carbon Express®, an Eastman Outdoors Inc. brand, is the leading manufacturer of high performance carbon hunting and target arrows and arrow components for hunters and target shooters. For more information or customer service visit, or call 800.241.4833.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Update the Flock With Montana’s Mr. T

Boss gobbler giving the cold shoulder? Show him the new tom in town and watch the feathers fly.  Montana decoys new Mr. T strutting longbeard takes the full strut decoy to a totally new level of realism and ease of use.

Montana Decoy is pleased to introduce a new line of turkey decoys using a new process that gives them a new look. The High Definition (HD) process and two-sided strutting image makes the Mr. T the most realistic decoy on the market as well as provides several set-up options.

No more carrying bulky full body decoys because Mr. T takes up less space than a seat cushion.  Turkeys are very visual and no other decoy can compete with Montana Decoy’s HD photography.  Decoy assembly is easy, the twist and stake set up is a hallmark of all Montana Decoys and the new Mr. T turkey decoy is no exception.

Measuring a super small 9x9x2 inches folded Mr. T takes the field at a full 28-inches tall by17-inches wide and only weights 10.5 oz. Suggested retail for Mr. T is $34.99 and will be on dealer shelves in time for spring turkey season.

Visit or call 888-332-6998 for a full list of decoys, tips and where to find a dealer near you. YouTube:

About Montana Decoy

Created in 1996 by Jerry McPherson, Montana Decoy got its start from an average hunter trying to improve his bowhunting success. Tormented by an uncooperative bull elk, McPherson returned to his truck, thinking about how he could design a packable decoy without adding bulk and weight. McPherson got inspiration from folding band saw blades. He utilized the same twist-and-fold concept to hold open the decoy image.

Montana Decoy offers turkey, elk, whitetail, mule deer, antelope and predator options along with a Moo Cow confidence decoy. All share the same ease of use, light weight and ultra realistic HD photography.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shimano Xtreme Takes Fight To Fish

When you can't get to the water, here's the next best thing.

High-energy Wii™ game featuring rod & reel,

bowfishing, spearfishing in stores now

Mastiff LLC, a leading publisher of video games, announced today that Shimano Xtreme Fishing for Wii™ is now shipping to retailers throughout North America.

Shimano Xtreme Fishing lets you take the fight to the fish either traditionally with rod and reel, or up close and personal with spear gun and SCUBA, or bow and arrow. Fast play makes Shimano Xtreme Fishing a wild ride from the start, and robust multiplayer options make it an ideal party game or way to spend time with your fishing buddies.

Players will be well-equipped with cutting-edge fishing gear like Shimano Voltaeus fishing rods, Hoyt bows, AMS Bowfishing reels and accessories, and Muzzy arrow points. Armed with the very best in extreme fishing gear, players will navigate massive environments filled with more than 50 varieties of fish and dangerous predators like sharks, piranhas, and alligators.

Shimano Xtreme Fishing guides players, by boat or SCUBA, through exotic environments ranging from the cold, dark waters of a North American reservoir to a roaring Amazon waterfall, eerie submerged Mayan ruins, the hidden lagoons of a southern island, and the shark-infested shipwrecks of a tropical sea. Whether it's a vigorous fish fight with traditional rod-and-reel tackle, aiming a bow and arrow at fast moving fish, or venturing into the dangerous depths with SCUBA gear and a spear gun, there's never a dull moment in Shimano Xtreme Fishing.

Shimano Xtreme Fishing includes a series of challenging tournaments, each with beautiful scenery and unique weather conditions. As players progress through the levels, they will unlock new tackle, clothing and sporting accessories. With three careers, 12 tournaments and more than 65 stages, Shimano Xtreme Fishing gives players hours of non-stop fishing action. Players looking for a more open-ended fishing trip can roam the vast environments in search of new hot spots while mastering their gear of choice in Free Fish mode. Multiplayer mode allows up to four players to compete against another kind of predator--humans--on their way to fish-hunting glory.
Shimano Xtreme Fishing is available at retailers throughout North America for $29.99. For more information, please visit the official Shimano Xtreme Fishing Web site at
About Mastiff

Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo and San Francisco. Recent titles from Mastiff include IGN Editor's Choice award winner Moon for Nintendo DS™ and Deer Drive for Wii. Please visit for more information.

About Shimano American Corporation

Shimano American Corporation, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Shimano, Inc., is a multi-national manufacturer of bicycle components and fishing tackle. Known for the technology and innovation it brings to fishing tackle, Shimano is targeting anglers nationwide with its new Volteaus rod series. For more information, visit or your local tackle dealer.

About Hoyt

Hoyt Archery is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a leader in top-of-the-line compound and recurve archery products. To learn more about Hoyt products visit

About AMS Bowfishing

AMS Bowfishing is a US based company, dedicated to the sport of bowfishing, that prides itself in being a leader in the bowfishing industry. AMS Bowfishing is well known for its popular AMS Retriever bowfishing reels and for providing the highest quality bowfishing equipment and customer service. The company also manufactures and distributes an assortment of bowfishing specific products, such as bowfishing specific bows, complete bowfishing arrows, arrow rests, and big game bowfishing equipment. For more information, visit

About Muzzy

Muzzy Products Corporation, a leading maker of arrows and accessories for bowfishing and bowhunting, is headquartered in Cartersville, Georgia. Muzzy products are used all over the world and have taken every imaginable species available. For more information please see

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winchester Model 94 Returns

Morgan, Utah -Winchester Repeating Arms is excited to announce the return of the Model 1894 lever action rifle to its line of firearms for 2010.   This reintroduction of the most popular rifle in history will be offered in two Limited Edition models that will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oliver F. Winchester's birth in New England in 1810.  A Model 1894 Custom Grade and Model 1894 High Grade will be offered in 30-30 Winchester caliber.

The Model 1894 began at the workbench of John M. Browning, being the first sporting rifle to use smokeless powder.  It has been said that the Model 1894 has taken more deer than any other rifle in the world, and with over six million sold, has become by far, the most popular rifle in history.  What better way to welcome back the timeless Winchester® Model 1894 than with a tribute to Oliver F. Winchester.

Model 1894 Custom Grade -  Only 500 Custom Grade rifles in sets with the High Grade model will be offered.   This rifle will have an exquisite 24" half-round, half-round octagon deeply blued barrel.  A buckhorn rear sight is matched with a Marble's® gold bead front sight.  The Custom Grade model has Grade IV/V walnut with a rich, high gloss finish.  Deep scroll engraving covers both sides of the blued receiver.  An early Winchester Repeating Arms crest graces the left side of the receiver, with the right side bearing the words, "Two Hundred Years, Oliver F. Winchester," and the dates "1810 - 2010", in gold.  The barrel is deeply polished, with the signature of Oliver F. Winchester in gold on the top of the bolt.  "One of Five Hundred" is inscribed in gold on the barrel of the Custom Grade rifle.

Model 1894 High Grade -  The Winchester Model 1894 High Grade also honors and commemorates the 200th anniversary of Oliver Fisher Winchester's birth. This model is deeply embellished with delicate scroll work, with Oliver F. Winchester's signature in gold on top of the bolt.  The left side of the receiver bears an early Winchester Repeating Arms crest.  On the right side are the words, "Two Hundred Years, Oliver F. Winchester," and the dates, "1810-2010."  The fancy Grade II/III walnut stock is enhanced with a high gloss finish and is delicately checkered, complementing the fine embellishments on the silver nitride receiver.  The High Grade model is also chambered in the timeless 30-30 Winchester caliber with a deeply blued half-round, half octagon barrel.  A buckhorn rear sight is fitted with a Marble's gold bead front sight.   500 of the High Grade model will be sold as a set with the Custom Grade.  The remaining limited quantities will be sold individually.

Delivery of these two commemorative rifles will begin starting in the 2nd quarter of 2010.  Both models have 8 round magazine capacity, 42" overall length, 10" rate of twist with average weight at 8 lbs.  The Model 1894 Custom Grade rifle has a Suggested Retail of $1,959.00.  The Model 1984 High Grade rifle Suggested Retail is $1,469.00.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New 2010 Amphibious ARGO 8X8 750 HDI For Hunting and Fishing

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada — ARGO is proud to announce the launch of the 2010 ARGO 8x8 750 HDi. This outstanding amphibious, all-season, off-road vehicle is the sportsman’s dream come true. It offers comfort and ruggedness for adventurists who need a reliable vehicle to get them to their favorite hunting grounds or fishing spot.

Times are tough, so it is more important than ever to make the right purchasing decision Performance, durability, ride comfort and reliability must be taken into consideration to ensure you get the best possible value off-road machine available. Instead of buying an UTV or truck, snowmobile and small boat, one ARGO fits the bill. 

New ARGO 8x8 750 HDi – the most versatile UTV in the world

The new top of the line ARGO model features enhanced performance and handling, improved fit and finish as well reduced maintenance time and cost.

Driven by a powerful 31hp 748cc electronic fuel-injected Kohler LH 775 engine, the 2010 ARGO 8x8 750 HDi is just what many ARGO users and prospective ARGO owners have been waiting for.

The 750 HDi comes with a patented Admiral transmission that is and up to 50% more efficient than hydrostatic drive systems and 20% more efficient than the current ARGO transmissions.         The result: a very smooth ride when operating on trails in high range, and easy turning within its own length in low gear. The ride comfort is enhanced with new low pressure 25” four ply ARGO tires for excellent traction in any terrain. When in water, these innovative tires propel the Argo with great floatation and stability.  In addition, the new 750 HDi features larger, triple sealed outer bearings, new heavy duty front and rear axles, newly designed floor pans and fire wall for more leg room, new cooling vents below the hood scoop, a new hydraulic, independently operating and self adjusting handlebar brake as well as a new stylish dash insert for light and accessory switches.

The 2010 8x8 Avenger 750 EFI’s low emission rate meets both EPA and CARB standards. Its technological advances include an effective throttle response for smooth acceleration, improved fuel economy, reliable cold weather starting, and excellent performance in high altitudes.  The fuel delivery system also manages itself without a manual choke control.  On-board diagnostics ensure peace of mind and ease of maintenance.

Additional features include a premium padded bench seat as well as an optional Brush Guard design featuring mounting tabs for the optional fog lights for better visibility.

Six more 2010 models to choose from

Also available for 2010 are the smaller, but still powerful ARGO 6x6 Frontier 480, 580 and 650, the ARGO 8x8 Frontier 650 as well as the  ARGO 8x8 Avenger 700 and 750 EFI. These vehicles are perfect for the off-road enthusiast who would like to experience an alternative to the top-of-the-line model. All ARGO models are available in a range of attractive colors: tundra, blue, yellow, red, and black as well as Mossy Oak Shadow Branch® Camo and RealTree HardWoods® Camo.

The ARGO product line is designed for recreational and commercial use, including hunting and fishing, family fun, utility construction and maintenance, resource exploration, agriculture, forestry, as well as firefighting and search and rescue operations. This versatile all-season workhorse can also be adapted to suit a remarkably wide range of custom applications.

Produced since 1967, every ARGO is backed by decades of experience in the design and production of off-road vehicles. Today, ARGO is the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight amphibious vehicles and innovative off-road platforms.

For more information, visit or contact

To find out more about the entire ARGO lineup, please visit or contact   

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ducks Beware: Remington Great American Bird Hunt Announced for Wii(tm)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Mastiff, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced Remington Great American Bird Hunt for Wii™, the latest in its popular series of outdoor action games.

With arcade-style scoring, an arsenal of authentic Remington shotguns, and more than 50 trophies and power-ups to earn, Remington Great American Bird Hunt is a fast-paced and fun take on the sport of bird hunting. Remington Great American Bird Hunt challenges players to hunt through 60 levels of birds including turkeys, ducks, grouse and pheasants. Each type of bird calls for unique strategies and weapons. Players will find themselves well-equipped with Remington shotguns that look, feel and shoot like the real things. With a little help from Rockford, their trusty retriever, players will be ready to take on whatever flies their way.

Remington Great American Bird Hunt supports up to four players with a robust multiplayer system that includes competitive and cooperative modes for both teams and individuals. Hunting Party Mode, for two to four players, makes Remington Great American Bird Hunt the perfect party game. Remington Great American Bird Hunt is optimized to work with the Wii™ Remote or the Wii™ Zapper accessory.

"With Remington Great American Bird Hunt, our goal was to make a fun hunting game, one you could enjoy equally by yourself or with your friends, something that anyone could pick up and immediately enjoy yet would be true to the sport of bird hunting" said Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff.

Remington Great American Bird Hunt will be available in November 2009.

About Mastiff

Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo and San Francisco. Recent titles from Mastiff include IGN Editor's Choice award winner Moon for Nintendo DS™ and Deer Drive for Wii. Please visit for more information.

About Remington Arms Company, Inc.

Remington Arms Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 65 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mr. Heater Updated Performance & Features

CLEVELAND, OH  – The Mr. Heater® Portable Buddy®, the infrared propane heater that revolutionized remote heating for sportsmen, campers and RV’ers with its indoor-safe technology, has been updated with new performance and convenience features.

The new Portable Buddy MH9BX has been redesigned with a larger heating surface to direct radiant heat over a wider area. A fold-down handle has been added for compact storage on hunting and camping trips and a convenient swivel-out fuel connection allows for easy installation of LP cylinders and hoses.

The MH9BX also features an all-in-one control with an easy-start Piezo igniter and hi-lo settings that deliver 4,000 or 9,000 BTU’s of radiant heat comfort for up to 6 hours on a single 1lb. disposable propane cylinder or up to 110 hours when connected to a 20lb. LP tank using an optional hose connection.

“Providing portable heat that is safe and reliable is what has made the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts” states Jeff Mack, Mr. Heater’s President and COO. “We continually listen to what our customers have to say about our heaters and respond with features they like to have in order to make their outdoor experiences more comfortable and enjoyable.”

The Portable Buddy is CSA approved for temporary indoor and outdoor recreational use with an indoor-safe, low-oxygen shut-off system and a tip-over safety shut-off. Weighing only 8 pounds, it’s easily carried from place to place making it the perfect heat source for tents, cabins, ice shanties, hunting blinds, RV’s, truck caps, enclosed porches and any outdoor space where warmth is needed. It is also a reliable back-up for emergency heating during power outages.

The new Mr. Heater Portable Buddy is now available at outdoor, hardware, home center, and farm-related retailers at a suggested retail price of $99.99.

About Mr. Heater. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Heater Inc., a subsidiary of Enerco Group, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of gas-fired portable heating products, propane hose connections, fittings and accessories.