5 Worthwhile Hunting Investments to Improve Your Chances

July 16, 2015 by | Be the first to comment »

The average hunter spends about $3,000 a year on gear and other hunting expenses, reports the National Sports Shooting Foundation. The foundation also claims that since 2006, hunters’ expenditures have increased by more than 50 percent. If you are looking to improve your chances of bringing home that trophy buck, here’s a look at some of the best hunting tech on the market:

Ozonics Ozone Generator

Ozonics

Ozonics is a small, portable device that transforms oxygen molecules into ozone molecules and then blows them downwind over your scent zone. Ozone is unstable and bonds with molecules that comprise your scent, which neutralizes your scent in the nose of a downwind deer. Ozone has a long-documented use in odor neutralization, and animals do not detect the crisp smell of ozone as that of a human or predator. By installing an Ozonics Ozone Generator in your tree or ground blind, you don’t have to mask your natural scent. Gone are the days of washing your clothes with scent-free soap and storing them in airtight containers just to avoid being sniffed out by a deer. With the press of a button, your scent disappears.

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Appliance

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Appliance

Mosquitoes, biting midges and black flies are the bane of hunters everywhere, but smearing yourself with foul-smelling repellent is never an enjoyable experience. The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Appliance keeps flying insects away with a small heated surface that is heated by an odorless gas cartridge and contains an odorless repellent that is emitted when heated. Thermacell also offers scented pads with earth cover smells if you want something more natural to help you remain undetected while scaring off insects.

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S

A phone is often an impractical device to have on the trail, but a smartwatch is an easy way to access your data hands free. The Samsung Gear is GPS enabled, which means you can find your way by simply looking down at your wrist. The Samsung Gear has four days of standby time, so you can turn it off when you want to disconnect from the outside world and not worry about not being able to turn it back on when you need to make a call or send an email from the trail. Finally, the Gear connects with the Samsung Health Partner so you can be sure you are in top shape for the hunt.

Spypoint Tiny-W3 10.0MP Wireless Trail Camera System

Spypoint Tiny-W3 10.0MP Wireless Trail Camera System

The Spypoint Tiny is a digital trail camera with a 500-foot wireless range that allows you to connect and retrieve your game photos when you aren’t in the area. Capable of capturing up to 90-second clips of video with sound, the Spypoint Tiny takes 10-megapixel color images in the day and high-contrast black and white images at night. The Spypoint Tiny can be powered by AA batteries, 12 volts or an optional battery pack so you never have to worry about your camera running out of power while it is strapped to a tree somewhere.

Melanie Swick (a.k.a. Survival Chick) grew up wanting to be a rocket scientist, but when she realized she that required way too much math, she took to her second dream—spending time in the wilderness. Today, when she's not hiking, camping, or hunting, she's blogging about it. You can connect with Melanie on Facebook.

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