Day two at the Archery Trade Association (ATA) had us once again busy checking out new product, but we first took some time to shoot a few of the new bows for 2015. ATA has rows and rows of shooting lanes, with all the new bows available to test out. We fell into the little slice of archery heaven, shooting and comparing the various bows. The Hoyt Nitrum was at the top of our list as favorite bow, although I will admit that the shootability of the Elite bows had my attention. Troy enjoyed shooting the Prime Rival, but in the end held true to his Hoyt, which is a good thing because he already has his Nitrum on order! (I think I may be close to follow suit.)
As promised, here are a few more of our top picks for 2015 ...
1. Vapple Products
We walked by the Vapple booth and the apple scent waffling through the air immediately caught our attention. Troy stopped in his tracks and we looked over towards the source of the smell. The owner was in the middle of a conversation, but eyed us, and motioned for us to hang on while he wrapped things up. Somehow picked up on the fact that we were elk hunters, as he stated, "I've been waiting to talk to some elk hunters." I guess the well-used Badlands pack and elk ivory necklaces gave us away.
Vapple product can be used as both an attractant and a cover scent. While attractants / baiting material is not legal in Colorado, cover scents are okay to use. Troy and I will be testing out the cover scent during our next elk hunt. Considering the positive testimonials on their website, I'm also looking forward to trying it out on the whitetails in Kansas next Fall.
2. Spot Hogg
|Fast Eddie Spot Hogg Sight - www.SpotHogg.com|
3. Prois - Galleann Series
|Galleann rain jacket and pants|
Some other great features of this rain gear include: Deep pockets, 20,0000mm/10,000mm WP, Storm hood with 2 directional adjustment, pants full length zipper for easy on and off, and built in "gators" for keeping pants secured to boots.
Color options: Realtree APX, Realtree MAX1 and Olive
|Prois Galleann Pants|
4. Duel Game Calls
Troy has used Duel Game bugles for several years during our elk hunts, and we can testify that it truly works! We've called in numerous bulls for ourselves and others up on the mountain.
Weston Clark explains it best ...
For our product highlights from Day 1, click here.