Monday, November 18, 2013

The Buck Bomb Review

Using scents while hunting can be a great way to bring a nice buck in range when used correctly.  This year I tried The Buck Bomb Doe In Estrous & had some good luck with it. 

While walking to my stand I sprayed the can intermittently onto the ground to use as cover scent and as a scent trail. I wasn't in my stand 10 minutes when a nice young 8 point came out and followed my trail to my stand.  I love that the can sprays upside down too, making it easy to create scent trails or to use for mock scrapes.

The Buck Bomb is very versatile and gives you many options on how to use it. Use it as a scent trail, like I did. Use it as a cover scent by spraying it intermittently from your stand if the wind changes directions. You can also lock the spray valve down to allow the entire can to spray. The scent can travel as far as 1/4 mile or more downwind!

There are several Buck Bomb scents to use: Doe In Estrous, Doe P, Dominant Buck, Young Buck, Vanilla Curiosity, Acorn Rage and Sugar Beet Smash!

I highly recommend trying these out if you haven't yet! They are extremely easy to use, very versatile and most importantly, effective!

-Andrea Haas

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ThermaCELL Heated Insoles Review

When the temperature starts to drop during mid to late hunting season, keeping my feet warm is critical in order for me to sit in my tree stand for long periods of time. I have tried many different boots, wearing multiple socks and Toasty Toes in my boots, but none of them have worked for me when it starts to get in the 20's and 30's. If this is also the case for you, then I highly recommend trying the ThermaCELL Heated Insoles!

The temperature this morning was 27 degrees with a windchill in the teens. Before I went hunting I replaced my normal boot insoles with the ThermaCELL insoles. They are remote controlled and have a high heat (110 degrees) and medium heat (100 degrees) setting. The great thing about these is once they reach the maximum heat temperature they will temporarily turn themselves off, allowing your feet not to overheat and start sweating, which can in turn make your feet colder. Once the temperature drops, they will turn themselves back on.These are rechargeable and have a battery life of up to 5 hours. 

My husband bought these for me for Christmas last year and I'm really not sure why I am just now using them! They are definitely worth every penny he spent on them. He also bought some for himself and loves them. I have a size 6 in the heated insoles. I normally wear a 6 1/2 to 7 in normal shoes and this size fits perfectly. The insoles can also be trimmed in order to fit your boot better. Make sure you give these a try. They really work!!

-Andrea Haas

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Deaux Girl Scent Control Products

Ladies, if you're searching for great scent control products for hunting check out Deaux Girls! They make scent free/scent control body care products and cosmetics that are top of the line. The scent free shampoo and conditioner are salon quality and won't leave your hair dry or greasy. 

The scent control lotion is one of my favorite Deaux Girl products, and if you don't order anything else from them, at least give this one a shot. It is the best scent control lotion that I have tried. It leaves your skin incredibly soft and does a great job of covering your scent. I noticed how well it blocked scent when I put it on after I had sprayed with perfume one day & noticed the perfume scent was completely gone!

Deaux Girl products are versatile and not just for the woods. They have a line of scent free cosmetics as well. Their lipstick, black pencil eyeliner and eye shadows have become my favorite over previous brands that I have used & wear them every day to work. Even Tiffany Lakosky uses their mascara!

Make sure you check out their website to check out all of their products and follow them on Facebook for updates:

Lakewood Products Elite Bowfile Case Review

If you're looking for a great bow case checkout the Bowfile by Lakewood Products! It holds your bow safely with quiver attached and full of arrows. It includes an accessory case to hold broadheads, field tips, and other loose items. An arrow case is also included and holds up to 18 arrows! Perfect for traveling! For the ladies who love pink, you can also get the bow case in the pink camo pattern!

I have been using the Bowfile case all hunting season and I can tell you this product is amazing!  It has pretty much been through hell and back in the bed of my truck going to & from our hunting land. It's been knocked over, even fell out of the truck bed a couple times. I shot my bow & my sights haven't moved a bit. A great product to add to your hunting gear & worth every penny!

Go to their website to check out their other great products: 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Bow Shooting Tips

With more & more people getting involved in archery & bow hunting, I feel I should share a few basic, but important, archery tips that help me when shooting my bow.

-The number one, most important thing to me is that you shoot the exact same way each time. Form & consistency is everything so make sure you are anchoring the same way each time. I have a kisser on my bow that really helps find my anchor point quicker each time.

-Loosen up your grip. Gripping the bow too tightly can cause you to torque the bow left or right & make your shooting off.

-Shooting at smaller dots on your targets help improve your accuracy & will help you shoot tighter groups. If you always shoot at the biggest dot on the target & can cause you to get a little sloppy. I like the Mckenzie Shot Blocker.

-For the women bow hunters: Here's a tip to see if you are pulling back too much weight with your bow: Get your bow & sit down in a chair. Pull your feet up so they aren't touching the ground & pull your bow back. If you can't get it back, or are struggling too much, you are pulling too much weight. I only shoot about 45 pounds, and that's really all you need.