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XM Series Binoculars by Carson

Carson’s new XM Series are binoculars will serve both nature photographers and hunters well, since they offer high-build quality, excellent optics and rugged, waterproof construction at an attractive price. The XM Series comes in three sizes; 10X50, 8X42 and a compact 8X32 model. Features include: fully multicoated (phase coating) optics; o-ring sealed, waterproof body; roof prism construction; extra long eye relief; rubberized coating; a limited lifetime warranty; twist-lock eye relief cups; and adjustable right diopter and tripod adapter tapping on all models. The binoculars come with a very useable soft case with carrying strap, lens caps, binocular strap and cleaning cloth.

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Thompson Center's Encore Shotgun

The Thompson Center Encore .20 gauge Shotgun features a 26” ventilated rib barrel, blued steel, and walnut stock and forend. It has a 3” chamber and an improved cylinder plus modified and full choke tubes come with it. One of the reasons I like the Thompson Center .20-gauge Encore is because it's lightweight, extremely accurate and one of the finest turkey guns I've ever hunted with. Although the gun, shooting 3-inch shells is extremely accurate out to 40 yards, I prefer to get my turkeys in close – 30 yards or less and at that range, this gun will really do a number on long-beards. Another advantage to the Encore is that you can buy additional barrels for it and it can become any kind of shotgun or rifle you want it to be. But for me, the .20-gauge barrel makes this gun an excellent choice for the turkey hunter this season.

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Dmt's Mini-Sharp "Traveling" Sharpener

The innovators at Diamond Machining Technology have created a lightweight portable diamond knife and tool sharper that makes a perfect gift as a stocking stuffer or workplace grab. The Mini-Sharp “Traveling” Sharpener features a folding handle to protect the stone when not in use. It also offers a handy keychain swivel ring for keys, zipper pulls or backpacks. Sharpening knives and tools with diamonds is fast and easy. No messy oils are needed, like the traditional sharpening methods require. You can sharpen dry or with water. Durable “Made in the USA” construction will provide superior quality, versatility and years of consistent performance.

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Johnny Stewart Attractor Call from Hunter's Specialties

Hunter’s Specialties new Attractor from Johnny Stewart Wildlife Calls has plenty of features built into a lightweight, compact digital caller. Each hand-held caller comes with five pre-programmed 16-bit sounds. The base unit has an 8-ohm, .5-watt speaker that pivots 180° for directional calling. The 30-second sounds can be played in a loop for continuous action. The hand-held remote has a range of 50 yards, allowing hunters to set the base unit far enough away to draw attention from themselves. The remote operates on a 12-volt, 23-amp battery and the base unit on 4AA batteries, which are all included. The Attractor comes with a holster for the remote and a belt clip for the base unit. The base unit also has a loop to hang it from a tree or a bush. Five different models are available that include two predator versions, turkey, deer and crow models. Each one uses the famous high-quality Johnny Stewart sounds.

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Thermal Feet

ThermalFeet are the revolutionary, patented footwarmers from the ThermalLine group of products designed to wear over boots or shoes and guaranteed to keep your feet warm. ThermalFeet keep your feet warm by using any brand of inexpensive, disposable heat packs as the heat source. They warm feet for up to 24 hours and can warm through any weight boots. They bind securely over footwear and have been field-tested and approved by the North American Hunting Club.

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