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Primos Turkey Tracker

COLUMBUS, Georgia — This time-lapse scouting camera will show you where the turkeys are entering and exiting the fields and open woods. The Primos Turkey Tracker™ wide-angle, time-lapse scouting camera provides you with all-day constant surveillance from over 200+ yards away.

The Turkey Tracker supports a memory card up to 32GB for up to a couple weeks (up to 105,000 photos) of constant surveillance and operates on four or eight AA batteries. By providing constant surveillance (no motion required), this time-lapse scouting camera will record the entire day’s activity automatically taking photos in either 5- or 10-second intervals to reveal all activity.

The included At-A Glance™ Photo Viewing Software ($29.99 value) lets you review an entire day’s worth of photos (up to 7,500 photos) in a short movie-like video in under three minutes. You can play slower slide-shows or fast forward to view up to 1,500 photos per minute on any PC or MAC. At-A Glance™ software works with ALL game cameras, and it allows you to combine and organize all your hunting photos together in one place. The software allows you to zoom up close all the way to the other side of the field. At-A Glance even allows you to instantly share with friends by e-mail or online with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Included:

At-A Glance™ – (Photo Viewing Software)
Works on PC or MAC
Works with ALL game cameras
PLAY slower slide-show or watch in fast-speed view of up to 1,500 photos per minute
Sharing capability with friends on e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or post Flagged movie clips to YOUTUBE
Combines and organizes your photos together in one place (Photo Management)
Allows you to ZOOM up close to the other side of the field
One Year Limited Warranty
Works with Primos® 20/20 Angle Adjusted Camera Mount (Model 63093)

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Unveils Its Groundbreaking VICTORY HT Line of Binoculars and Riflescopes at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

Zeiss also Hosts Special Guests – Hunting Personality Larry Weishuhn and Country Music Star Sean Patrick McGraw

CHESTER, Va., April 11, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics unveils its groundbreaking VICTORY HT line of binoculars and riflescopes at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis this week. The highly anticipated VICTORY HT is the brightest super-premium binocular in the world, and the super-bright VICTORY HT riflescopes feature the world’s finest illuminated dot. The countdown officially begins in St. Louis as the days are marked until August 15 when the VICTORY HT line will be available at authorized ZEISS dealers throughout the United States.

NRA members will also have an opportunity to see many other new ZEISS optics for the very first time. Recently introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, the CONQUEST HD binoculars, CONQUEST Duralyt riflescopes and CONQUEST Superformance riflescopes with Rapid-Z will all be on display in St. Louis.

There are many additional fun things in store for consumers who stop by the ZEISS booth #1111. Free giveaways such as lens care kits, hats and binoculars. Yes, free binoculars – of the gummy variety – and other surprises as well.

Legendary hunter and TV personality Larry Weishuhn will make special appearances in the ZEISS booth from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day, and country music star Sean Patrick McGraw will be on hand from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to sign autographs and CDs. McGraw, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, has toured with country music greats Toby Keith and Trace Adkins and, as opening act, has shared the stage with stars such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. McGraw will perform in the ZEISS Booth at 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

For NRA members on a mission to buy, Zeiss is offering special discounts on optics sold through an authorized retailer in the ZEISS booth during the show. The legendary ZEISS Conquest 3-9×40 riflescope with reticle # 20 will be available for only $399 and show attendees will also receive 10% off all other ZEISS products, except for the Victory RF and Victory FL 42mm binoculars. Zeiss already has a national consumer rebate promotion for the Victory RF binoculars ($300 rebate) and Victory FL 42mm binoculars ($200 rebate). NRA members who purchase a Victory RF or Victory FL 42mm binocular at the NRA show will instantly receive the rebate. No worries, no wait.

And attendees should check out the new ZEISS Gear Store. Stop by the ZEISS booth, mention the Gear Store offer and receive your NRA member discount voucher for your purchase at www.ZEISSGEAR.com.

For more information on ZEISS optics, visit www.zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

Contact for media and press relations

Shannon Jackson, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics,

Phone: +1 (804) 343-3608, Email: sjackson@zeiss.com

www.zeiss.com/press

Carl Zeiss
The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. During fiscal year 2009/10 the group of companies generated revenues of around EUR 2.98 billion. From fiscal year 2010/11 onward, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision will be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenues of EUR 880 million in fiscal year 2009/10). The Carl Zeiss Group now has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and part of the Consumer Optics / Optronics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States and Canada. The North American headquarter is located in Chester, Virginia.

Indian Fry Bread Tacos

One of many delicious game recipes from Food for Hunter

The first time I had fry bread was at a Pow Wow at the University of Cal State Fullerton. I remember standing in line and watching the women fry pancake shaped dough in large, heavy skillets. I heard the dough sizzle, and I remember the smells of hot corn oil, fresh bread, honey and savory meats wafting through the parking lot. It didn’t take long for the dough to puff up, prompting the women behind the stands to quickly flip them over. It was like watching funnel cake being fried at the county fair, except different. Unlike pimply faced teenagers only looking to make some summer cash, making fry bread was a labor of love for these American Indian women.

UCLA Pow Wow – 2009

They were there to share their culture and to support their husbands, daughters, sisters and sons in the day’s events.

The history of fry bread is an intriguing and tragic one. Although considered “traditional,” fry bread was created just in the mid-1800s by the Navajo people. In 1864, approximately 8,000 Navajos were forced to leave their tribal lands in Arizona to spend four years at a prison camp at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Their livelihoods were destroyed, as U.S troops destroyed Navajo livestock, homes, crops and poisoned their water sources.

UCLA Pow Wow – 2009

The march to Fort Sumner is known as “The Long Walk.” Many perished along the way. The U.S. Government provided them with few supplies, which included lard and flour. With such poor rations, Navajo women had to do with what they could — and thus, the Navajo fry bread was born.
Today, fry bread serves as a symbol of survival, unity and strength for Native American peoples all across the United States. Virtually all pow wows serve this multipurpose bread, as a treat with sweet ingredients like honey, powdered sugar and cinnamon, or it could also be eaten with savory meat toppings.

This week, we present to you a tribute to the foods of indigenous Americans. Here, we offer the traditional Navajo fry bread recipe with a Mexican slant: shredded venison cooked in oregano, basil, garlic, onions and smoky chipotle, topped with fresh Mexican salsa and salty cotija cheese. Rick and I both hope that you enjoy this recipe. As always, we appreciate you coming to visit with us.

Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: about 1 1/2 hours
Ingredients:
Fry Bread: (makes 6-8 breads)
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour, extra for dusting
- 1 tbs. baking powder
- 1 tsp. sea/kosher salt
- 1 1/4 cups of warm water
- corn oil, for frying
Shredded Venison
- 1 lb. venison roast, cut into 4 inch chunks
- 2 tbs. corn oil
- 1/2 small white onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- kosher salt, to taste
- 2 cups of beef stock
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil
- 1-2 chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce, chopped
- 1 cup of salsa (see below)
Mexican Salsa (makes 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- cilantro, chopped
- 1 serrano chile pepper, chopped finely (or to taste)
- 1-2 limes, juiced
- olive oil

- kosher salt, to taste

- Cotija Mexican cheese, or feta cheese (crumbled)

I. Shredded Venison
1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over venison roast. Heat 2 tbs. of corn oil in a dutch oven. Brown venison on all sides. Add chopped onion, bay leaf, garlic and beef broth into the pot. The broth should cover the venison. If not, add water to compensate. Bring to a boil, then lower down to a simmer. Cover and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until venison is tender.

2. Once tender, strain venison pieces, garlic and onion from the cooking liquid. Shred the venison with a fork and spoon, or anything that works for you. Mix the strained garlic and onion into the meat.

3. In a dry, medium saucepan, heat the dried basil, oregano and some freshly ground black pepper for about 5 minutes over medium-low heat, or until lightly toasted.

4. Add the shredded venison, 1 cup of Mexican Salsa (see below), 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (to taste) and salt, if needed. Bring to a rolling boil, then lower heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes. If the mixture is too dry, add cooking liquid from boiling the venison.

Reheat when ready to eat.

II. Mexican Salsa

1. Combine onion, tomato, cilantro and the serrano chile pepper in a bowl.

2. Depending on your taste, mix in lime juice, a dash of olive oil and salt. Salsa- making was never meant to be an exact science. :-)

III. Indian Fry Bread

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, making sure the flour level is even on all sides of the circle.

2. Pour warm water into the middle of the flour. Slowly incorporate the flour into the water by scraping down flour from off the sides.

Work the dough until you can form a ball with it. When the dough becomes manageable, move it to a floured surface.

3. Roll it into a log, about 3 inches in diameter. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.

4. After you let the dough rest, cut it into desired portions and roll them into balls. They will not expand too much when you fry.

5. Remember to dust your work surface well with flour because it will get sticky. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a little less than 1/4 inch thick circles — so pretty thin. You can do them all at once, but be warned … they are super sticky and can stick to each other very easily. Separate each with plastic wrap if you want to stack, or lay them spread out and not touching.

6. Heat corn oil in a large skillet, about 1/2 inch deep. Once the oil is hot, fry the bread for about 2 minutes each side, or until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Note: You will probably end up with extra breads, which is great with honey, cinnamon and powdered sugar. Or, you can also double the shredded venison recipe.

Top fry bread with shredded venison, fresh salsa, cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese.

We hope that you will like this recipe. Thank you for being so awesome! We appreciate your comments.

A Review of Hi-Lux’s Malcolm 8x USMC Sniper Scope

The 8X USMC-Sniper Scope is a piece of history. One of the most recognized names in military sniping during the Vietnam conflict was Marine Corps marksman Carlos Hathcock. During his two tours, he was credited with 93 confirmed kills. The rifle he relied on for very precise long range shot placement was a Model 70 Winchester, of .30-06 caliber, topped with an 8x USMC Sniper scope – very much like the rifle shown at the lower right.The accompanying photo at the lower right shows an 8X USMC Sniper Scope on a 1903a1 rifle. Scopes of this design, with micrometer click external adjustment, were once favored by long-range precision shooters, and quite a few different scope manufacturers offered very similar models. Today, an original USMC marked scope in mint condition can be hardly found or at very high value. Leatherwood/Hi-Lux Optics is now adding an extremely well built 8X USMC-SNIPER model to its Wm. Malcolm line of vintage style riflescopes. Not only will this scope match the originals for extremely precise adjustment of windage and elevation, the new made scope also offers the advantages of modern lens making, with fully multi-coated lens surfaces for maximum light transmission. This scope offers the brightest, clearest, and sharpest optics ever in a riflescope of this design. The scope will be marked with the Wm. Malcolm name over the USMC-SNIPER model designation, and each will be serial numbered – as were the original USMC models.

“I received my USMC Sniper scope yesterday and had to write. You’ve done an excellent job on this scope. I have a Unertl 8X Target & Varmint scope and I’ll confirm that your scope is noticeably brighter. The fit and finish is very close to the Unertl. The fit and finish of this scope was a concern of mine. Those final polishings and fittings can be so very expensive these days. However there was no need for my concern. Of particular note is how well you have replicated the front and rear mounts. My Unertl scopes are all 50s-60s vintage so I’m not familiar with the exact configuration of the mounts on the original USMC Unertl.”

Gary Newyear



Reprinted from hi-luxoptics.com

Introducing the Next Generation of Rangefinders

Among the many variables accounted for when taking a shot, none are so vitally important as distance. Eliminate the guesswork and base your next shot off knowledge by using the next generation Nikon PROSTAFF® 5 Laser Rangefinder. It delivers fast and accurate readings with the consistency only found in a Nikon.

With its aggressive styling and palm sized ergonomics, the PROSTAFF 5 is the ideal balance of size and power. Boasting a 10% reduction in size from its predecessors, the PROSTAFF 5 is the easy to carry compact tool needed for dependable readings.

The 6×21 multicoated optical system boasts a huge ocular lens and optimized viewfinder display to provide the wide field of view needed for immediate subject acquisition and maximum ranging speed. With ranging precision out to 600 yards, the long eye relief of 18.3mm makes it great for use with or without eyeglasses. The incredible .1 yard display makes the PROSTAFF 5 stand out from the crowd.

A defining feature of the PROSTAFF 5 Laser Rangefinder is the ability to enhance the display when needed. An easy-to-read LCD offers maximum contrast against the viewed image, while the switchable LED feature adds additional contrast as neededfor ranging in virtually any light conditions. The waterproof/fogproof construction makes it the perfect companion for virtually any hunt.

MSRP for the PROSTAFF 5 is $229.95 for the black and $249.95 for the REALTREE APG.

Nikon Inc. is the distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of riflescopes, binoculars, Fieldscopes and laser rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.

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Chevalier Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
CJ Davis – cjdavis@chevalier-adv.com
Jonathan Harling – jonathan@chevalier-adv.com

For sale: Display model ZEISS Conquest 3-9×40 Riflescope by Webyshops.com

For sale: $513.12 Display model ZEISS Conquest 3-9×40 Riflescope, Rapid-Z 600 Reticle (52 14 60 9971) ZEI-5214609971.

Call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com

FS: TRUGLO Fiber Optic Handgun Sight by Webyshops. Returned.

For Sale: $59.88 TRUGLO Fiber Optic Handgun Sight, Front Red, Rear Green, Glock 20 – 37 (TG131G2) TRU-TG131G2 previously returned.

To purchase call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com.

Leica’s Rangemaster CRF 1600-B Rangefinder at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Stop by Leica’s booth at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, Mo., April 12-15 to check out the new Rangemaster CRF 1600-B compact laser rangefinder.

Born from Leica’s 20-year commitment to continuous laser rangefinding innovation, the Rangemaster CRF 1600-B compact laser rangefinder boasts a unique integrated ballistics system that features three modes of application, 12 ballistic curves and three different zeroing ranges to deliver more accurate ballistics information than ever before. The new standards-setting Leica CRF 1600-B also features intuitive, easy-to-use controls.

At the heart of the CRF 1600-B is the innovative ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) system, a high-precision integrated ballistics calculator that combines stored data with analysis of current ballistics parameters, and in a split second, delivers precise details of the required compensation for a point of impact (POI). The ABC™ system processes current ballistics parameters, including not only the measured distance, but also the incline, temperature and absolute air pressure to calculate projectile trajectory. The ABC™ ballistic system addresses the shooter’s needs with one program and delivers the relevant details with a simple push of a button.

For hunters who use classic reticles in their riflescopes, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B displays the hold-over value in centimeters or inches, in addition to the measured distance. For hunters using a reticle or turret, in which each graduation represents a specific distance, the read-out provides information on the horizontal distance, again factoring in the angle, temperature and absolute air pressure. Hunters using a MOA or mil graduated turret to dial for correction can also display the number of clicks required to properly adjust the POI. In this way, the CRF 1600-B can be perfectly adapted to deliver optimum results in every shooting situation, no matter the firearm and ammunition used.

Class-leading Leica optics technology enables shooters to clearly and vividly assess potential targets over long distances, and the large field of view facilitates rapid targed acquisition. The 7x magnification guarantees superb performance, even in low-light conditions. The CRF 1600-B measures distances from 10.9 yards to approximately 1,600 yards with complete precision in less than .9 seconds. The LED display features automatic brightness control for optimum visibility in all lighting conditions.

Weighing only 8.1 oz, the ergonomic and compact CRF 1600-B fits comfortably in either hand and its carbon-reinforced housing and magnesium chassis ensure that it will stand up to whatever the hunter or Mother Nature dishes out. The hydrophobic AquaDura® lens coating provides additional protection against dirt and water.

Built-in diopter compensation and a special rubber eyecup make the Rangemaster ideal for those with glasses.

The Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B will be available from authorized Leica dealers beginning June 2012.

LEICA RANGEMASTER CRF 1600-B Technical data

Package includes: Cordura case, lanyard and battery
Magnification: 7×
Lens diameter: 24 mm
Exit pupil: 3.4 mm
Field of view at 1,000 yds: 377 ft
Diopter compensation: +/- 3.5 dpt.
Distance measurement range: 10.9 yards to approx. 1,600 yards
Measuring function: scan mode
Measuring accuracy: +/- 1.1 yards to 400 yards
+/- 2.2 yards to 800 yards
+/- 0.5% over 800 yards
Ballistic system: yes, equivalent horizontal distance, point-of-impact correction, click/MOA Adjustment
Temperature display: yes
Absolute air pressure display: yes
Angle of Incline display: yes
Display : LED display with 4-characters and ambient-light-controlled brightness
Eyecup: rubber foldout eyecup
Lens coating: AquaDura® coating on external lens
Waterproof: waterproof to 3.2 ft
Body: carbon-reinforced plastic
Chassis: magnesium
Dimensions (LxHxD): 1 5/8 x 3 x 1 1/4 inches approximate
Weight: approx. 8.1oz incl. battery
Laser: Eye-safe, invisible-light laser compliant with EN and FDA Class 1
Alternative meter/yard setting: yes
Power supply: 1× 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell
Battery life: approx. 3,000 measurements at 68 degrees F

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com. You can also connect with Leica Sport Optics through its Facebook hunting page at facebook.com/LeicaHunting.

Contact:
Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website: http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

NEW RAZOR HD GEN II 1-6X24 RIFLESCOPE — Poised to dominate!

The all-new Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 riflescope is set to hit the market later this summer and, as a valued Vortex retailer, we want you to have the first look and inside scoop. A larger 6x zoom range and host of other exciting features, along with a killer price tag, make this the best Vortex optic for the AR platform yet. In addition, we’ve teamed up with world-renowned competitive shooter, instructor and gunsmith, Jerry Miculek, to create the incredibly fast and intuitive JM-1 BDC reticle.
The Vortex Optics new Razor HD II 1-6×24 is set to dominate the tactical market. Every component, feature and performance characteristic of this riflescope is so well thought out and executed, it’s almost scary.
Jerry Miculek with Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 Riflescope

“High quality, high-function optics are a key component to my shooting success. I need a riflescope that delivers the clarity, durability, functionality and speed to get the job done—every time. Collaborating with Vortex Optics on the JM-1 BDC reticle has culminated in the ultimate AR platform riflescope.”

— Jerry Miculek

Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 Riflescope

We will be unveiling samples of the new Razor HD Gen II 1—6×24 to the public this week at the 2012 NRA Show in St. Louis, Missouri. Give us a call for more information or to get yours on order today!

Sincerely,
The Vortex Optics Sales Team

Razor HD Gen II Riflescope Specifications:
Magnification x
Objective Lens
Reticle
(Subtensions)
Field of View
at 100 Yards
Eye Relief
Adjustment
Turret
Style
Tube
Diameter
Overall
Length
Weight
1–6×24 JM-1 BDC (MOA) 115.2–20.5 Feet 4.0 Inches Capped 30 mm 10.0 Inches 18.4 Ounces
SKU: RZR-16003 | UPC: 875874004818 | MSRP $1,899.00 | MAP $1,399.99 | Dealer Cost $1,119.99

ETA: August 15, 2012. Please remember ETAs are just estimates and, oftentimes, do change. We will do our very best to deliver this scope as fast as we possibly can.

Key Features

  • Incredibly versatile and perfect for the AR platform, the new Vortex Razor HD II 1-6×24 is the ideal optical solution for short to medium-range tactical applications requiring the pinnacle of optical performance.
  • Delivers the highest level of clarity, resolution, color accuracy, light transmission and edge to edge sharpness obtainable.
  • Ultra-forgiving eye box with generous eye-relief for fast target acquisition and both-eyes-open shooting.
  • 30mm aircraft-grade aluminum tube.
  • Zero-resettable turrets offer 50 MOA of adjustment in a single turn—ensuring ample travel.
  • Vortex-exclusive JM-1 BDC reticle is simple, clean, intuitive and fast. Designed using input from world-renowned competitive shooter, instructor and gunsmith, Jerry Miculek. >> Click here for a close-up view of the JM-1 BDC reticle.
  • True daylight-bright illuminated center dot gives shooters red dot sight functionality and ultimate close-quarters versatility.
  • Illumination is accessed and activated via the locking illumination dial—positioned cleanly on the left side of the turret housing.
  • Riflescope is o-ring sealed and purged with inert argon gas for absolute waterproof/fogproof performance.

Apex-Gear’s Pro-Tune XS Stabilizer Reviewed

Watch this video review of the Apex-Gear’s Pro-Tune XS Stabilizer (AG823C) by Cory Blyston of The Natural Order TV.

Need to add a stabilizer to help steady your bow and take out some of the vibration? Then watch this review by The Natural Order TV’s Cory Blystone review of the Apex-Gear’s Pro-Tune XS Stabilizer (AG823C).

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