Spyder Gravity Feeder Review

We have had a traditional spin feeder for years. Keeping the battery charged was a pain and we were wasting feed on squirrels, birds and raccoons. The squirrels got so greedy they chewed through the bottom of the feeder!

 

We had purchased a metal replacement funnel but it wouldn't solve the main problems of battery charging and wasted feed. However, on a trip to North Carolina's Dixie Deer Classic and we found the ultimate solution!

When I first saw the Spyder Gravity Feeder I was immediately intrigued by the concept. Although skeptical at first, I spoke to the owners and they showed me video after video of deer using the system. After I noticed that it was Made in the USA I had to have one!

It was incredibly easy to install the system on our existing feeder and we put some corn and Big Tine in the feeder and waited for the deer to figure it out.

 

It took some time but they figured it out finally and we have never had more than a fork buck anywhere near our feeder when it spun. Unlike other gravity feeders the Spyder Gravity Feeder requires the deer to push on the trough, meaning that squirrels can't activate it and no more waste feeding pests!

 

Big Tine in the Spyder Gravity Feeder

Bonus! In order to have the Spyder Gravity Feeder at optimal deer height we had to remove some sections of the feeder legs. This made the feeder low enough to load from the ground! No more corn bags and ladders!

Does and bucks love it, this buck come back frequently for more Big Tine! Enjoy the following sequence of him trying to get more out. In a couple years he will be a big buck with a habit for Big Tine and he will know where to find it! Keep in mind that this buck is using the feeder even though the neighbors have a giant pile of corn less than 100 yards away just over the property line. Big Tine's mix of minerals, corn, sunflower seeds and milo coated in mouth cherry blast scent will not only keep your deer happier and healthier, it will keep them coming back! Pair Big Tine with Spyder Gravity Feeders and you have a killer combo!

Be sure to visit https://www.spydergravityfeeder.com/ to order a system for your existing feeder or purchase a feeder and Spyder Gravity Feeder combo!

I am so thankful for a maintenance free, hassle free, waste free system!

 

Irish Setter Drifter Women’s Trail Boot Review

 

Function and fashion for the wild and work.

 

When Irish Setter announced their new Women's Drifter oxford boot I was very excited to see how they incorporated Irish Setter's legendary blend of technology and experience into a boot durable and light weight enough to meet the needs of today's hunters. I know my Irish Setter LadyHawk and RutMaster 2.0 haven't let me down and have raised my standards on hunting boots and I couldn't wait to test these out.

The Drifter's motto is “because there is no off-season” making these boots a perfect match for hunters who's hunting season is the result of a year round hustle of scouting, food plots and property management. The off season also includes the daily grind of punching the clock to afford the hunting way of life. Drifter's lightweight good looks combine fashion with function with the textured grey full grain leather and teal mesh upper complimented by the grey and teal camo sole.

Photos courtesy of Irish Setter

 

Drifter's aggressive tread is at home driving a tractor, on the rain slick trails of a 3D Archery tournament after a storm, and on the concrete floor where paychecks are earned. The Venturist outsole bites into the mud and terrain yet the open pattern will spit out even the stickiest Georgia clay.

Drifter's footbed is designed to eliminate foot fatigue with the Agilite 3-piece comfort sole system combining a top layer of dense EVA for heel, arch and forefoot stability and support and a middle layer of softer, high rebound EVA offering underfoot comfort.

Drifter's other technologies include:

  • ScentBan – Irish Setter's exclusive scent control process added to footwear materials to kill odor causing bacteria.
  • Armatec – A tough and abrasion resistant covering used in high wear areas to preserve and lengthen the life of the boot
  • CuShin – Four-way stretch nylon with internal waffle mesh designed to minimize pressure from the boot tongue while maintaining premium comfort.
  • Quick-dry lining to wick away moisture.

Invest in your feet with boots that work and hunt as hard as you do! Irish Setter also offers Drifters in men's styles.

Irish Setter Women's Drifter oxford boot is available in sizes 6 to 11 including half sizes.

Style 2838 MSRP $114.99

Available at irishsetterboots.com and select Irish Setter dealers.

Be sure to check out Irish Setter's extensive collection of hunting and work boots with over 60 years of creating leading outdoor footwear technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Accubow Archery Training Device Review

The dry fire is an essential training tool for firearms proficiency and until recently there was no way to truly replicate dry fire practice in archery.

Accubow has created the perfect dry fire archery training tool that not only strengthens your archery muscles, it improves your accuracy with the interactive laser sight. With no arrow or target to worry about you can focus on your form, grip, aim and your release with or without using the included D – Loop attachment.

Accubow Archery Training Device adjusts from 10-70 pounds with no set draw length making it perfect for every archer, beginner or professional, left or right handed, child or adult, compound or traditional archers.

The most common archery injuries are caused by drawing a bow incorrectly or with too high of draw weight. Avoid injury by strengthening your muscles and slowly increasing your draw weight with the instantly adjustable Accubow. The Accubow has no let off so you have to build your muscles in order to use it correctly and consistently. Building those muscles directly translate into being able to draw and hold your bow steady in order to aim true.

Draw weight doesn’t mean anything if you aren’t accurate. Accubow’s laser sight and level buble allow you to focus on form and build the stamina for when that big buck walks out or you are in a show down for first place at a 3D tournament.

The grip on the Accubow was designed around today’s popular bow grips. The Accubow’s vibration dampening system provides unlimited dry fire training anywhere.

The most important part of archery is consistency, with the Accubow you will train to use the correct draw, correct form and have a smooth controlled release and follow through.

The Accubow is for everyone, if you sell bows, teach archery, new or experienced in the sport – this training device is for you!

Thinking about getting into archery or buying a bow for someone? First get an Accubow, work on the fundamentals before flinging arrows and you’ll prevent bad habits from developing.

No matter your experience level with archery the Accubow Archery Training Device is a must have!

Accubow Archery Training Device has a carbon fiber finish and a red resistance band and has an MSRP of $149.99.

However for $10 more you can purchase the Rick Carone Signature Series Accubow and Accubow will donate $50 to Team Carone Foundation, a 501c3 Non Profit Organization benefiting cancer research, scholarships and Gifts of Love to Others Battling Cancer.

For more information visit teamcaronefoundation.org. When you purchase the Rick Carone Signature Series Accubow you will receive a purple custom marked R.C. wrist sling, purple Accubow resistance band and a limited edition Rick Carone autographed portrait.

 

Make sure to check out Accubow.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

Featured image courtesy of Accubow

 

BoarMasters Concentrated Conviction Bear Lure

Photo Courtesy of BoarMasters

“Use at your own risk.”

Concentrated bear attractant so powerful it comes with a warning! 100% undiluted scent for the dedicated bear hunters and guides who don't want to waste money buying bottle after bottle of watered down scent. One bottle of concentrated bear lure makes 10 to 20 gallons of bear luring aroma. You read that right, gallons!

Mix your bear lure with any liquid, just 1-2oz mixed with 5 gallons of liquid and you are set to spray, drizzle or pour an irresistible scent so powerful it will draw the bears in from miles around!

So powerful in fact that “BoarMasters accepts no responsibility for accidents and injuries. Use at your own risk.” Take precautions to keep the lure off your clothing and person. This is NOT a cover scent it is a dinner bell!

You can also use the full concentrate with a scent wick, drag or burn.

Concentrated Conviction comes in Carmel, Beaver Castor, Anise, Blueberry, Melon and Bacon.

Sold in 4oz or larger volumes upon request.

Save money and Get Ready For Results with BoarMasters Concentrated Conviction Bear Lure.

Use with BoarMasters Bear-Lydia Legal Bear Attractants and Top Predator Pastes for you best season ever!

 

 

 

 

Featured photo courtesy of BoarMasters.

 

Heated Sock Liners

Update! These socks are no longer available at Cabela’s but you can purchase them here. I don’t know if they done with all accessories from Gyde (Gerbings new name).

I have poor circulation, I’ve been in situations where at the end of an all day sit I’m shivering so bad the treestand rattles and I can’t feel my feet. A very dangerous situation not only risking hypothermia but climbing down the ladder without being able to feel where I am stepping, I could have fallen very easily. On one occasion I was wearing the red battery powered soles by another company. They failed after the first couple hours. They weren’t cheap and are pretty uncomfortable.

I knew there had to be a better solution than hand warmers or clown boots. My feet get cold anywhere, I need a source of heat, insulating cold feet doesn’t create warmth.

Fast forward to finding heated sock liners by Gerbing. I was impressed with them the moment they came out of the box, the silky, soft, and thin material holds the heating pad on your foot. The quality is evident in the fact you can’t feel the seam between the red and black material or the heating pad that rests under the front half of your foot.

They feel like regular socks with the flexible heating pad you can walk and climb up rough terrain and treestands with no issues. I can wear the sock liners with a thick sock inside my everyday boots. The elastic on the top keeps the liners up is flexible enough that it doesn’t cut off circulation or dig into your calf.

Flexibly is key to climbing stands and rough terrain.

They don’t add any bulk and can be worn with any footwear. I tested out the sock liners in uninsulated waders in 28 degree weather. With just the sock liners inside thick socks with the heat setting on low my feet were toasty warm. Combined with my heated vest powered by Gerbing I was fighting a nap before the sun came up on the duck pond.

The heat is instant when the power button is pushed. Low was plenty for my morning duck hunt, I used the sock liners for two mornings and had plenty of battery left for another day. I did make the mistake of wearing them on a mild afternoon and my feet did get a little too warm but the material kept my feet dry.

Included everything seen here.

Three different ways to wear the battery.

The sock liners I bought from Cabela’s came with the sock liners, two 7v batteries an extension system to use with waders or bibs so that you can access your battery without having to pull your waders or bibs down exposing yourself to cold or creating extra movement in the stand.

Also included are battery holders that wrap around your calf and two clips that can attach the battery to your boot tops. A double charger is included and a storage bag that fits everything inside.

The socks are hand washable. I wear size 9.5 shoes and the medium is a perfect fit. Batteries are chargeable over 500 cycles.

Everything fits in the storage bag.

Approximate Battery Run Time/Heat Output

7.4-Volt Lithium Battery 2600MAH

Setting Heat Output Duration

High 100% 135°F 2 hours

Medium 66% 115°F 4 hours

Low 33% 90°F 6 hours

Hours are calculated at 1.0-amp draw rate

The sock liners MSRP for $199.99 and are available on Cabela’s.com, Gerbing.com and other online retailers. Other accessories are avalible through Gerbing.com as well.

Cabela’s and Gerbing Logos are the sole property of it’s rightful owner(s) and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

Cabela’s Women’s Heated Vest powered by Gerbing

Cabela’s Women’s Heated Performance Camo Fleece Vest is powered by Gerbing Technology. Read more about Gerbing here.

Photo courtesy of Cabela’s.

 

Keeping warm when you are hunting is very important. If you’ve ever spent a day shivering and wishing you had a heater or heated blanket, this is the vest for you. I tested this vest on duck hunting and walking the dog, I was kept toasty warm with and without layers. On a 28 degree morning duck hunting the lowest level heat was enough heat to keep me warm paired with my Gerbing Sock Liners. I had a warm jacket and only glove liners to conceal my hands. Keeping my core warm kept my hands warm enough not to need bulky gloves. I have poor circulation so this is a fantastic way to keep warm without bulking up.

I was very impressed by the quality of this vest, it’s soft and form fitting without being too tight. Cut with a woman in mind the vest keeps the heat pads close to you where they work the best.

Protective tab keeps the zipper from rubbing your chin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a lot of thought put into this vest from the protective tab on the top of the zipper to the easy accessed heat level selection button on the outside of the vest.

There are 3 heat pads, one on the back between the shoulder blades and two over the chest.

3 heating pads on the vest.

 

The battery has it’s own pocket inside of the zippered pocket to keep it securely plugged in even if your pocket is open. The button next to the zipper lets you select your heat level even if you are layered up.

Pocket inside the zipper pocket keeps the battery contained.

 

 

The vest comes in Cabela’s ZONZ Woodlands and is split between polyester/fleece on the bottom and slick polyester/spandex on the top and side accents. Cabela’s has added the signature women’s teal logo on the front and back.

Just a hint of color for a feminine touch.

 


These feminine accents make the vest functional and fashionable enough to wear even when you aren’t using the heat.

Includes everything you need to stay warm.

 

Although there are wires connecting each heating pad to the battery, I didn’t feel any of them while wearing the vest both alone and as a mid layer.

The vest performs best as a layer so the heat is retained, although you can still feel the heat without outer layers. The heat level selection button is bright so keep that in mind when you are hunting and make sure it’s covered.

Green = low, yellow = mid, red = high

The vest is hand washable and I ordered a size smaller than normal and the fit is perfect.
Approximate Battery Run Time/Heat Output

7.4-Volt Lithium Battery 2600MAH

Setting Heat Output Duration

High 100% 135°F 2 hours

Medium 66% 115°F 4 hours

Low 33% 90°F 6 hours

Hours are calculated at 1.0-amp draw rate

MSRP on Cabelas.com is $199.99 other styles and accessories available on Gerbing.com

Photos by Michelle Harmes

Cabela’s and Gerbing Logos are the sole property of it’s rightful owner(s) and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.