For many people, a love for the outdoors and hunting came from a fatherly figure or grandfather/uncle/step-father in their life. Their knowledge and habits in the field are identical or similar to those of their father and even their father's father. As we approach Father's Day 2022, it's time to slow down and recognize these men and show our appreciation for everything they've taught us through the years.
We've compiled a list of this year's TOP outdoor items to 'return the favor' and show that fatherly figure in your life just a bit of gratitude for everything they've done. From traditional bows and crossbows to REACT® sights and cut-on-contact broadheads, explore the gear below and set your dad, uncle, brother, or grandpa up for success this season with some new hardware.
1. Bear Archery Kodiak Hunter Recurve Bow
In 1967, Fred Bear introduced the legendary Kodiak Hunter. The bow was an instant success with its smooth draw and incredible speeds. For 2022, the Kodiak Hunter returns with updates to further enhance the shootability and blistering performance. The 2022 Kodiak Hunter features a 60" AMO designed for hunters that want a longer AMO than that of the Hunter's sibling, the Kodiak Mag. The new Kodiak Hunter is crafted with a shedua riser, black stripe, and sensational grey glass limbs. The all-new Kodiak Hunter joins the growing family of Kodiak models next to the Super Kodiak, Kodiak Mag, and iconic 59 Kodiak.
2. Bear X Intense CD with De-Tac Cocking Crank Crossbow Kit
Complete with everything you need to get out into the woods today, the Bear X Intense CD crossbow with De-Tac Crank delivers intensely powerful performance in a compact package. This lethal crossbow measures only 10” wide when cocked and 14” wide when uncocked. Once cocked, the 12.7” power stroke fires arrows at a hard hitting 400 feet per second. The all-new detachable silent cocking crank can be used to de-cock the crossbow and features an anti-reverse mechanism to stop the crank when the handle is let go.
3. Bear Archery Species EV Solo Cam Bow
Meet the new and improved 2022 Bear Archery Species EV. The Species EV is an EVOLUTION of the popular single cam bow with an an ultra-smooth draw cycle and impressive 80% let off. Tipping the scale at only 3.8lbs with its 30" axle-to-axle and 6 3/4" brace height, the Species EV is a compact, smooth, and lethal alternative for the hardcore bowhunter. For 2022 the Species EV offers more adjustability with a 23.5" - 30.5" draw length and either 45-60lb or 55-70lb limbs. The Species EV comes as a Ready-to-Hunt (RTH) bundle which includes a Trophy Ridge Joker 4-pin sight, Whisker Biscuit V, Blitz stabilizer and wrist sling, lightweight 5-Spot quiver, D-loop, and peep sight.
4. Trophy Ridge React® Pro 5-Pin Bow Sight
Lighter, stronger, and more reliable, the Trophy Ridge React® Pro 5-Pin™ sight uses exclusive React® Technology combined with the premium features of a top-of-the-line target sight to give you consistently high-performance hunt after hunt. The right hand is available in both .010” and .019” pin sizes and the left hand is available in .019" pin size.
5. Trophy Ridge Trimmer Kit - Loppers, Pruners, Handsaw, and Carrying Pack
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The Trophy Ridge outdoor kit, consisting of loppers, pruners, and a hand saw, gives outdoorsmen everything they need to make their bowhunting space their own. The bundle of tools comes complete with the Sling Pack carrying case, ergonomically designed to keep the tools out of the way until they are needed. The tools and pack are crafted from premium materials that ensure utmost durability under the harshest conditions. The loppers, pruners, and hand saw feature high grade, extremely sharp, working blades for efficient and effortless use.
6. Trophy Ridge Hitman Stabilizer Kit
The all-new Trophy Ridge Hitman Stabilizer eliminates noise and vibration while improving your bow's balance while holding at full draw. Each combo includes two stabilizers with the quick connect system of the Trophy Ridge stabilizers with a target carbon design. The quick connect system also allows for fast removal of the stabilizer for convenient transport and storage. Pre-assembled with two removable 1 oz. weights, the Hitman Combo includes colored rings (red, orange, blue, green, purple, and yellow) for bow personalization.
7. Trophy Ridge VRSA Light Arrow Quiver
The VRSA Light quiver holds five arrows using customizable single or dual arrow grippers - also includes micro diameter arrow grippers to accommodate multiple shaft sizes for a tight, secure fit. The innovative design of this one-piece quiver makes it extremely versatile, allowing you to mount it either on the sight bracket or to the bow riser with one of two included riser mount adaptors. These two mounting features create a low-profile design making it possible to sit tight to the bow. The VRSA Light is assembled with 16” rods and comes with 2 additional 10” rods, allowing you to customize the quiver length. The cam locking lever mechanism is designed to lock the quiver securely in place, along with providing a fast and quiet one-hand removal or attachment. The quiver includes a built-in rechargeable LED flashlight, on the top the quiver.
8. Cajun Bowfishing Sucker Punch RTF Kit
The Sucker Punch bowfishing bow is an escape from the daily grind. It was made for fun. Light and perfectly balanced with 50-pound peak draw interchangeable draw modules, adjustable draw length, and 60% draw-specific let off, it provides smooth, easy shooting for as long as it takes to clear the weight of everyday responsibilities from your shoulders. Deep cam grooves prevent derailment while swatting through sedge or banging around the boat bottom, so it's always ready to go and never lets you down.
9. SIK Broadheads SK2 Mechanical Broadhead
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The field-point accurate SK2 broadhead uses patented FliteLoc® Technology to guarantee the signature Offset Blade Design will deploy on impact – leaving your game with a 2" offset entry wound and a 3.625" cutting surface. And you with a brand-new trophy. Trust us, this is a broadhead you can take to heart. Enter the Core.