New and Notable for Upland 2017

b5428b13-1f29-4929-933e-ceaae7ede75a A look at some of the new shotguns, apparel and gear that debuted at SHOT Show 2017.
TEK1-5-image1-1480955331_tn.jpgSportDOG TEK 1.5 Series GPS Tracking + E-Collar System
Coming out in June of 2017, SportDOG® is releasing the new TEK 1.5 GPS Tracking + E-Collar System. The TEK 1.5 combines the best of both worlds between the TEK 1.0 and the TEK 2.0, pairing the TEK 1.5 handheld with the TEK 2.0 collar. It will have all the current functionalities and features of the TEK 1.0, but will also have the HopTek™ Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology of the TEK 2.0. HopTek provides immunity to signal interference and allows for higher transmitter output power, resulting in superior range performance. Other features include: Up to 7-mile range, 99 continuous, momentary, and rising static stimulation levels, plus the option to train with vibration or tone, and tracking for up to 12 dogs.
Ravine.jpgIrish Setter Ravine Boots
If you are looking for a boot that offers all-day comfort for hunting or hiking, the Ravine boot should rise to the top of your list. This boot is built lightweight with a EnerG technology underfoot that will help with comfort and sustained support. It also offers an Anti-Torsion Chassis that will provide extra underfoot support for uneven ground. The Ravine boot has excellent traction, quick dry lining, waterproofing, and other comfort technologies built into the boot. Depending on style and size, it retails between $179.99 and $209.99.
Browning Cynergy CX Over/Under Shotgun
The one gun that won’t let you down, no matter what it’s calling is. The Cynergy CX 12 gauge over/under shotgun is designed for trap/sporting clays and hunting, built to be an all-around gun. The gun approximately weighs 7.14 pounds with a low-profile silver nitride finish, Mono-Lock Hinge, 60/40 point of impact, reverse striker ignition system, impact ejectors, and Toptang barrel selector. It comes in a walnut wood with a satin varnish finish and features three extended Midas grade Invector-Plus choke tubes. This o/u has a suggested price of $1,739.99.
Benelli Super Black Eagle 3
Benelli has carefully considered insights from their pro-staff and veteran hunters to redesign the Super Black Eagle semi-auto platform. Sure to be a favorite among waterfowlers and uplanders alike, the new Super Black Eagle 3 inertia-driven shotgun boasts an enhanced the breech-closing system to eliminate shooter-induced stoppage. Benelli also oversized the bolt handle, bolt release, the safety and redesigned magazine cap, and enlarged the load port for easy operation in cold temperatures with gloves on – which should come in handy for the diehard, late season pheasant hunter. The shotgun has an Easy Fitting System that allows for eight different cast and drop configurations. It also comes with the third generation ComforTech and Combtech cheek pad to help reduce the felt recoil. The SBE3 debuts with an MSRP of $1899.00 to $1,999.00, depending on specs.
GameKeepers.jpgGunner Kennels Mossy Oak Edition
Gunner Kennels has partnered with Mossy Oak to release the new MOSSY OAK® GAMEKEEPERS™ Edition, a kennel decorated in Mossy Oak's Original Bottomland® pattern. Celebrating Mossy Oak’s 30 years in the industry and Gamekeepers’ 10th anniversary, the kennel is engineered with the same high-quality materials as the G1™ series with a 5-star crash test rating. This heavy-duty kennel retails at $599.99 (intermediate) and in the larger size at $699.99.
First Lite Springer Vest & Shale Hybrid Glove - Hunter Orange Edition
FirstLite-(2).jpgWith an expected release of June 2017, the First Lite Springer Vest and Shale Hybrid Glove will be offered in hunter orange. The Springer Vest is designed to add warmth to your core in fluctuating temperatures, while still providing freedom of movement. The Shale Hybrid Glove is a mid-weight glove designed for early- to mid-season hunting that contains merino wool for comfort and the flexibility and durability of goatskin to make a multipurpose hunting glove.The standout glove feature is First Lite’s Fit to Hunt custom design. The Fit to Hunt articulated construction means these gloves were specifically designed for your hands to be in a slightly cupped position such as when you’re toting a shotgun. The Springer vest will MSRP at $130.00 and the Shale Hybrid Glove will MSRP at $70.
bootie.jpgDuluth Pack Dog Boots
To keep your pup’s feet protected from snow and ice, Duluth Pack designed a dog boot to keep your dog’s feet warm throughout the winter season. These boots will help your dog hunt all day in late season conditions and prevent the dreaded ice build-up in the paws. Made in America, the Duluth Pack Dog Boots come in seven available sizes and retail at $30.
Carhartt Upland Field Shirt
Released this past fall, the Carhartt Upland Field Shirt has been produced to make wingshooting a whole a lot easier. This bird hunting shirt was designed for comfort, while still flexing the ability to stretch. The shirt is made with cotton UplandShirt-(4).pngpoly spandex stretch Quick Duck canvas that can repel water. It contains double-front shoulder pads to help with recoil from the gun. The shirt also includes a mesh-vented back for ventilation and the sleeves contain two-button adjustable cuffs. The shirt is sold at $69.99.
By Matt Siegfried, Pheasants Forever marketing intern