January 12, 2023
By Blake Garlock
Fresh from the ATA show floor, below are five new products designed for the whitetail hunter. From boots to bows, we’ve got something for every whitetail hunter in 2023.
Browning Defender Pro Scout Max Extreme
As you would expect from this industry leader, Browning Trail Cameras released a whitetail hunter-approved cell camera with their Browning Defender Pro Scout Max Extreme. This compact camera has a .25-second trigger speed, and it has an impressive feature called “Auto-Detect.” This allows the camera to determine whether AT&T or Verizon provides the best signal in your area, and since each camera comes equipped with two SIM cards, this feature comes ready to go. With 22 MP image capability and 1080P video, this is one camera whitetail hunters won’t regret buying.
MSRP: $139.99 (browningtrailcameras.com)
Black Gold Mountain Lite Dual Trac
For the whitetail hunter wanting multiple aiming points and an uncluttered view, Black Gold’s Mountain Lite Dual Trac is the perfect sight. By combining the Dual Trac Platform with their Pro Pin and PhotoChromatic technologies, Black Gold took a great sight and made it better. With three-axis adjustability, the Mountain Lite Dual Trac is extremely accurate and user friendly.
MSRP: $339.99 (blackgoldsights.com)
Mystery Ranch POP UP 30
Although originally designed for western hunting, Mystery Ranch’s new POP UP 30 is a great pack for the DIY whitetail hunter. Featuring the telescoping POP-UP frame, this pack can handle a load up to 100 pounds, making it perfect for the hunter who carries their bucks out on their back. Since this pack was designed for hunting the West and carrying loads, it is easily adapted to haul climbing sticks and tree stand and saddle gear. If you’re looking for a pack to make your DIY excursions more comfortable, the POP UP is definitely one to consider.
MSRP: $399 (mysteryranch.com)
Bowtech Carbon One
Bowtech’s Carbon One is a phenomenal addition to the carbon bow market. This carbon shooter is equipped with a DeadLock Cam system, and it weighs just 4.5 pounds. The Carbon One measures 30 inches axle to axle, making it ideal for the whitetail hunter needing to maneuver for a shot in a tree stand or blind. Coming in 50-, 60- and 70-pound draw weights, there is a Carbon One for all deer hunters.
MSRP: $1799.00 (bowtecharchery.com)
With an increased focus on comfort, warmth and hiking deeper into deer habitat, many whitetail hunters are utilizing leather boots in the field. LaCrosse heard that calling and responded with their new Ursa MS (mid-season). LaCrosse dedicated five years’ worth of hard work and research to develop this boot, and it shows. The Ursa features a GORE TEX 100 percent waterproof and breathable lining, and the Vibram MONT outsole provides great support and durability in harsh environments. The Ursa packs durability into a lightweight design at just 3.1 pounds, and the Bi-Fit stability board evenly distributes weight for lasting comfort.
MSRP: $300.00 (lacrossefootwear.com)