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A Canadian Kayaking Adventure For Women

The following press release is courtesy of Wild Women’s Expeditions:

CORNER BROOK, NL, CANADA, March 12, 2018 – The company that pioneered and now leads the world in women-only adventure travel will introduce its female guests this summer to a spiritually profound region of British Columbia accessed by kayak on a fully supported back country expedition.

Wild Women Expeditions’ Great Bear Rainforest Kayak Adventurescheduled July 10-17, 2018, is a professionally outfitted, eight-day wilderness immersion expressing what it truly means to be wild. Days are structured only by the slant of the sun’s rays and how far guests manage to glide their way down the crystalline waters of the Great Bear Rainforest. Here the only sounds for miles may be the call of a raven and the gentle splash of a paddle blade breaking the surface.

The per person rate of $2,995 CAD includes all activity and camping gear (kayaks, skirts, paddles, PFD’s, paddling jackets, dry bags and all safety gear, tents sleeping bags, liners, camp kitchen and bathroom kit); all meals; return flight from Port Hardy to Bella Bella; water taxi from Dallas Island to Bella Bella; and the services of two certified female kayak guides. See https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/great-bear-british-columbia/

The setting is a temperate rainforest of 1,000-year-old Western red cedar and Sitka spruce that spans the Pacific Coast of British Columbia and part of the world’s largest remaining, pristine coastal temperate rainforest. Here, too, are the traditional (since 7190 BCE) territories of the Heiltsuk First Nation. The forest teems with life, including the “spirit (Kermode) bear,” a white (thanks to a recessive gene) relative of the American black bear that also resides here, along with cougars and wolves. In the surrounding water are flitting dolphins and the blowing mists of humpback whales.

On this nomadic tour, guests cast their tents nightly on a new shore on beaches dotted with pebbles and shells. Weather, tide and sea conditions determine the itinerary on any given day in a maze of islands and channels waiting to be explored after guests fly from Port McNeill (a former logging camp on the North Island region of Vancouver Island) to Bella Bella, the main Heiltsuk community and once home of the Hudson Bay Company that engaged in the fur trade with this First Nations people.

“Our adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest celebrates the spirit of the international campaign to bring attention to this endangered coastline and its iconic wildlife. If we want to see precious places like this protected, we need to go there and enjoy them and show the world their tremendous value,” said Jennifer Haddow, Wild Women Expeditions’ owner and guiding director. “We support the end to the trophy bear hunt and making sure that threatened species such as sea wolves are targeted in a positive way by tourism.”

This kayak odyssey is one of nine women-only itineraries that Wild Women Expeditionshosts in British Columbia. All rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars.

Additional sea kayak programs are offered worldwide. For a full list please see: https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/activity/all/kayaking/.

Wild Women Expeditions is founded on the beliefs that:

  • Women need opportunities to just be themselves, together;
  • The wilderness helps women connect with elements of their psyche that may be lost in the daily hustle and bustle;
  • Pairing women and wilderness often encourages women beyond their comfort zones, leading to increased confidence;
  • These ingredients can be transformational, perhaps leading to answers to the question that Poet Mary Oliver poses: What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Women carry their accommodations (tents) in their kayaks, as well as food and personal belongings, into remote wilderness where come night, a campfire and the stars overhead provide the only light. Even though the company now hosts guests all over the world, it retains a national focus with more trips and more women-only, backcountry camping adventures in Canada and across the globe than any other company in the world.

For details, availability and reservations for this and all Wild Women Expeditions’ programs call 1 (888) 993-1222, email info@wildwomenexpeditions.com or visit online at https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/.

About Wild Women Expeditions
Founded in 1991, Wild Women Expeditions is the world’s largest women-only travel company. Its initial focus was on canoeing on remote Ontario waters. Through an unwavering focus on Canada, one of the wildest, most pristine countries in the world, Wild Women Expeditions became experts in a pioneering niche that introduced small groups of women into wilderness settings. The company now hosts guests all over the world, offering more trips and more women-only, backcountry camping, hiking, paddling and horseback adventures than any other women’s travel company in the world.

Copper Basin Takedown Firearm Backpack Gen 3 is Now Shipping


Nampa, Idaho (March 2018) – Copper Basin™, LLC, manufacturers of innovative, lightweight bags and packs for hunting, hiking and low-profile firearm storage, proudly announces the third generation of its Takedown Firearm Backpack is now available and shipping directly from its website. With the ability to transport discreetly a variety of over 30 models of Takedown-style or compact firearms, this pack provides a stylish, non-descript alternative for transporting firearms while remaining purpose-built and ready for rapid deployment.

CB-1024-B-det-open.jpgThe Takedown Firearm Backpack has a quick access top flap for rapid removal and deployment of firearm components. This flap is part of a complete fold open design for easy access to components and gear at the range or in the field. The backpack’s dimensions have been designed to accommodate a variety of firearms with installed optics and bipods, with newly added longer internal pocket lids to accommodate an even wider variety of firearms. This diverse backpack also makes a good carry option for spotting scopes and other related gear. Layers of structural foam obscure the rifle’s signature contours and the interior of the pack’s pockets have been lined with fleece to protect the firearm and reduce noise.

The low-profile backpack has been upgraded with new, more durable materials and unveiled in a customer requested gray and black color scheme. Upgraded features include a new, heavier weight nylon in place of the original polyester, as well as durable faux leather used on the external base and in the internal pocket bottoms. A “lash tag” has been added to the rear of the pack to add to a discreet, pedestrian appearance. In this same vein, the external branding patch has been designed as removeable to allow for a total non-descript appearance. This also allows the customer to personalize the backpack with alternate patches if he or she so desires. Larger Velcro patches have been added on the internal pockets to make for quicker closing of the lids, while the addition of a sliding cinch allows the user to tighten an external bungee around gear. All of these new features and the Takedown Firearm Backpack MSRP still remains $99.99.CB-1024-B-stow-firearm.jpg

The Takedown Firearm Backpack is compatible with a variety of over 30 models of firearms, including the following makes and models:

  • Alaskan Lever Action Takedown Rifles
  • AR & AK Pistols
  • AOW Shotguns / Compact Shotguns
  • Century Arms AK Pistols
  • Century Arms Draco Pistols
  • Henry® Survival AR-7 Rifle
  • Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Rifles
  • Kriss Vector Gen II SDP and SBR
  • Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® Factory Rifle, 22 Charger™ and 22 Charger™ Takedown
  • Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS, MKE Z-5P, MKE Z-5K

Visit the compatibility tab at http://www.copperbasingear.com/takedown-firearm-backpack.php for more model numbers.

For more information on Copper Basin or to purchase the Takedown Firearm Backpack, visitwww.copperbasingear.com.

About Copper Basin™:

Copper Basin™ develops gear for people who enjoy the wild, rugged outdoors as much as we do. Our quality products are made to last, and are designed to perform when they’re needed the most: in the field. Copper Basin gear is designed to go beyond just the basic feature set. Our design team spends countless hours making sure every product is packed with technical features and innovation that enhances your outdoor experience.

For more information on Copper Basin™, visit www.copperbasingear.com.

XTaero Boats Make A Splash At Alaska Sports Shows

The following press release is courtesy of XTaero Boats

Here’s a quick brief on the company…

Just returned and back in the saddle from the Anchorage Boat Show.

Happily this year we had two Xtaeros in the show; one our show boat, the other an XT24 hanging off a truck.

The crowd gave us abundantly good feed back, that our boat was MUCH better than even last years boat, and there was significantly more interest in the 28 and 32 versions of our boats. Joyfully and thanks to great show management there were more people on the boat than at any previous show.

This made for very good sales prospects and we are super happy to have been able to display for the third year in a row. Not bad for an epic start-up boot strapped company. The Great Alaskan Sportsmans Show is coming up next in Anchorage on April 5,6,7,8 and we intend to be there. With everyone’s help and cooperation we will be.

THE SKIFF!! Xtaero CORAX (named after Corvus Corax… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_raven

The design is typical of Xtaero and the skills we’ve developed over time. It’s a modified constant dead rise, there is no proper chine but it would be considered a hard chine. Dead rise is 12.5 degrees and the 90hp Suzuki pushes it to about 50mph.

The cleats are welded 10″ cleats and everything is welded. It’s a solid runner with a very large flat deck capable of full sheets of plywood and 12’+ lumber. The length from front bulkhead to aft bulkhead between the seat boxes is 17′.


The boat can be purchased as just straight aluminum or a ‘finished’ boat. If finished boat, it includes the following:

Anchor Pulpit, paint in and out, non-skid deck which will probably be diamond plate after this first one, battery, 18 gallon gas tank with quick connect to optional deck tanks, battery master (Blue Sea) LED navigation and anchor light, two Tempress folding seats, welded zinc bracket, stainless threaded plug and your choice of motors. The trailer is Karavan and we recommend the 90hp Suzuki or the Yamaha 60/40 jet.

Available now as factory direct with dealer opportunities.

Details maketh a great boat.

Also, we have begun construction on the next XT24DV Long Cabin and it’s available.

Xtaero Boats is Open For Business!!


Introducing Ontario Knife Company’s OKC Carter Trinity




The following press release is courtesy of Ontario Knife Company:

Ontario Knife Company® (OKC®) introduces a new knife for 2018 designed by Robert Carter (son of longtime OKC designer Joe Pardue and grandson of legendary designer Mel Pardue) — the OKC Carter Trinity. The collaboration with Carter has produced some of the best-selling OKC knives in recent years, and with good reason – these knives are a perfect blend of form, function and durability. The Carter Trinity is the fruit of this partnership, and is sure to be as desirable as previous releases.

In contrast to other OKC Carter knives, the Trinity features titanium and G10 handle scales. Both materials are extremely strong relative to their weight, and have high corrosion resistance, even in saltwater environments. The two materials also create an attractive, contrasted handle while retaining the Carter line’s famous utility. The end result is an extremely durable knife that is easy to carry on your belt or in your pocket. The stainless steel blade of the Carter Trinity is a 6.86-inch (17.4cm) drop-point designed with a beveled top edge and a Rockwell hardness of 57-59. The blade snaps firmly open and is held by a Titanium lock spring. A Titanium belt clip holds the folded knife securely while being carried.

“OKC continues its collaboration with Robert Carter because our consumers demand the very best knives,” said Ken Trbovich, President and CEO of OKC. “The Carter Trinity is an extremely durable yet convenient to carry knife that fits firmly in your hand while in use, and lightly in your pocket while being carried. We are very proud to continue to work with Robert and feel the Carter Trinity is everything people would expect in an OKC knife.”

The OKC Carter Trinity is made in Taiwan and designed and distributed in the USA.  The OKC Carter Trinity has an MSRP of $89.95.

Founded in 1889, the Ontario Knife Company® is an award-winning knife, cutlery, and tool manufacturer operating out of Upstate New York for over 125 years. OKC® produces a wide range of tools, including cutlery and kitchenware, hunting and fishing knives, machetes, survival and rescue equipment, science and medical tools, and tactical knives. OKC has a long tradition of building knives and tools for the U.S. military, producing high quality equipment that has seen continuous service since WWII. In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces, OKC leverages a network of distributors, dealers, and major commercial retailers to sell its products nationwide and internationally to over 35 countries. OKC’s custom manufacturing division Jericho Tool®, advances capabilities including a broad-spectrum of injection molding, tool and die, and machining operations to provide white label and OEM manufacturing services for consumer and industrial goods. Collectively OKC’s product lines and manufacturing services reach the house wares, sporting goods, tactical, security, law enforcement & first responders, education, science & medical, and industrial & agricultural industries.

For more information about Ontario Knife Company and its industry-leading line of advanced knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools, contact Ontario Knife Company at P.O. Box 145-26 Empire Street · Franklinville, NY 14737 · Telephone (716) 676-5527 · Or visit www.ontarioknife.com. The Ontario Knife Company is a subsidiary of publicly traded Servotronics, Inc. (NYSE MKT – SVT).

Top Finishing Bass Anglers All Credit Same Z-Man® Vibrating Jig

The following press release is courtesy of Z-Man.



LADSON, SC (March 2, 2018) – Pretty compelling when someone wins a bigtime bass tourney with a super cool bait off the mainstream radar. But when five of the top ten anglers single out this same exceptional lure, including the top 3 finishers, it could be fairly classified as a big deal.

The plot thickens even more when none of the winning anglers are sponsored by the lure manufacturer in question. Call that a big statement.

Just such a scenario played out at the recent FLW Tour event at Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes, where the all the top finishers seemed to be giving props the same lure, a Z-Man ChatterBait brand bladed jig. Eventual champion Chris Johnston edged his buddy and fellow Ontario resident Jeff Gustafson by a mere two pounds, using the same ½-ounce, white Z-Man / Evergreen ChatterBait JackHammer™ vibrating jig Gustafson gave him on the eve of the final day.


Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson (Photo by Charles Waldorf / FLW Outdoors)

“Super happy for Chris,” said Gustafson. “For two Canadians to come down here, fish the same baits and finish #1 and #2 is just awesome.”

During the three-day event, many of the anglers lamented the fact that the lake hosted historic densities of hydrilla, including clumps of the invasive plant growing all the way down to 12 feet of water.

Gustafson and several other anglers discovered a ChatterBait bladed jig could be fished similar to the locally popular method of ripping lipless crankbaits, but without constantly snagging salad. He also noted the ChatterBait Custom lure scored near tournament winning largemouths at the January FLW event on Lake Okeechobee.

Z-Man’s ChatterBait Jack Hammer has been red hot on this year’s FLW Tour.

“At the Harris Chain tourney, I fished the ChatterBait JackHammer from beginning to end,” he continued. “Unlike a lot of the northern lakes we fish where vegetation forms distinct edges, down here the hydrilla grows in almost random clumps. I focused most of my energy on those deeper clumps in 8 to 12 feet of water. Best spots were holes in the vegetation where it was matted up to the surface.

“In the sparser areas, I’m sure you could have caught ‘em on a ‘trap (lipless crank), but in the thicker grass, the heavy duty ChatterBait was money.”

Most of Gustafson’s bass bit while he presented the vibrating jig aggressively. “I was just ripping and popping the bait in place, letting the blade do its thing. The other key was the Z-Man RaZor ShadZ™, a super durable, segmented shad-profile bait. Put one of these on a ChatterBait and it can last at least 30 to 40 fish.”

Jared McMillan (Photo by Charles Waldorf / FLW Outdoors)

Meanwhile, third place finisher John Hunter focused efforts on slightly shallower hydrilla flats. He chalked up his final weight of 75-pounds 13-ounces to two jerkbaits and a ChatterBait JackHammer bladed swim jig. On the final day, the ChatterBait lure tempted a beautiful 7-pound hawg, captured by FLW’s cameraman.

Two other top-ten anglers also credited Z-Man ChatterBait brand vibrating jigs. Buddy Gross, who finished 5th and Jared McMillan, who notched the 9th spot, both called out the unique bait as one of their difference-making presentations.

Creator of the Original ChatterBait bladed jig, Z-Man Fishing recently announced a new ¾-ounce size of its ultra-refined ChatterBait JackHammer, a lure that will be debuted at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in March. Designed by Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brett Hite in conjunction with Japanese luremaker Evergreen International, the JackHammer features a low center of gravity swim jighead, Gamakatsu® heavy wire flipping hook and Decoy® Egg Snap, among other innovative extras.

Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson (Photo by Kyle Wood / FLW Outdoors)

Make A Memory Of Your Harvest With Skull Hooker Mounts

Klamath Falls, OR – As hunting season has come and gone, you’ll be looking for ways to showcase your hard-earned trophies.  Skull Hooker® has long been the convenient, elegant solution to getting those European mounts on the walls of your trophy room, living room or office, naturally displayed for all to see — with no drilling or damage to the skulls.  Have multiple heads to hang with little available wall space? Skull Hooker is proud to offer a simple, sleek-looking solution with true customization for showing off multiple Euro mounts, the Skull Hooker Trophy Tree floor display.

“European mounts have become a popular option, and many hunters have several skulls in their collection just waiting to be displayed,” said Rob Shaw, President of Skull Hooker.  “The new Trophy Tree allows hunters to easily display five or more Euro mounts on one stand without the need for any drilling into the skulls or walls, complete with customizable features for multiple poses/angles and a natural upright look,” he added.

The Skull Hooker Trophy Tree is constructed of high-quality powder-coated steel and weighs 31 pounds, so it’ll stand strong and hold those heads up high for years to come.  The Trophy Tree stands nearly five feet tall and can squeeze into corners nicely, saving space while adding classic decor to any room. It can hold any small to medium-sized skulls, which means you can display a multitude of animal species from around the globe including everything from antelope and deer to boars and bears.

The Skull Hooker Trophy Tree is extremely versatile and completely customizable to your preference. It’s designed to offer 360-degree viewing at multiple heights.  Whether you align heads vertically, or stagger them from top to bottom, the methods for personalizing the look of your stand are endless.  For even more display room and customization options, additional attachments are also available separately including: pole extensions, European mount attachments as well as skull capped trophies and larger prongs to accommodate larger game species.

Securely hanging your European mounts on the Skull Hooker Trophy Tree is simple. All Skull Hooker brackets are designed to perfectly connect with the native holes and crevices found in the back of all animal skulls, and display in a natural position.  No drilling of the skull is necessary to hang, making set up virtually effortless. The Trophy Tree comes in a sleek black color to match any motif and has an MSRP of $179.99 with five trophy European attachments included.

About Skull Hooker®
Skull Hooker is the world’s first professionally crafted, fully adjustable European skull mounting bracket that naturally and elegantly showcases your trophy game animal. Skull Hooker offers hunters a wide range of stylish decor brackets that are simple to install and deliver a natural, upright look when displayed – will no drilling and no holes required.  The flagship models are available in two sizes (small and large), to accommodate any sized trophy.  Other unique mounting systems in the line include: the Table Hooker, Bone Bracket and the Trophy Tree, offering even more customizable options for displaying prized game animals.  For more information, visit skullhooker.com.

Plano Tackle Bags Are Built To Last


Plano, IL (February 27, 2018) – Salt, sun and spray can send lesser tackle bags to an early grave. How? By attacking their vulnerable zippers and rendering them useless. That’s why Plano engineers eliminated these weak links in their trouble-free weather-defying Z-Series Soft Tackle Bags, Tackle Backpack and Tackle Wrap, which debuted to the universal delight of anglers at ICAST in 2016. These no-fuss zipper-free Z-Series tackle storage designs have quickly become recognized for their exceptional weather-resistance, infallible reliability and overall efficiency.




At the heart of the Z-Series line-up are Plano’s proven Z-Series 3600 and 3700 Tackle Bags. They feature the same great performance, but with brand new aesthetics that reflect their premium functionality. New for 2018, the angler-favorite Z-Series now features sizzling Kryptek Raid camouflage with striking blue accents. You can look for a better-performing – or better-looking – line of zipperless tackle storage options, but you won’t find either.


Plano’s 3600- and 3700-size Z-Series Tackle Bags boast a gusseted top and large flap that opens fast and closes neatly and securely with strong HDPE buckles. These high capacity bags house five included StowAway Utility Boxes inside their generous main compartments. Outside, an extremely durable Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) waterproof fabric defies the elements, while a Kryptek Raid finish with blue trim catches the eye. Reliable Velcro closures secure the generous side pockets, while large front and rear mesh slip storage pockets add to the carrying capacity. Two strips of tactical bag inspired MOLLE webbing run over the top flap for attaching additional accessories such as pens, thermometers, hook sharpeners and keychains.



Z-Series Tackle Bags feature Plano-exclusive Utili-Tackle Rail System molded, waterproof base




Both the 3600- and 3700-size Z-Series Tackle Bags employ Plano’s highly functional, one-of-a-kind Utili-Tackle Rail System Base. This innovative, waterproof design uses raised corners and over-molded rubber feet to prevent sliding on any surface while elevating the bag and its contents above wet boat decks and patches of standing water. The integral Utili-Tackle Rail features multiple tie-down points to secure the bag in transit or during rough conditions, while also allowing for fast attachment of up to 17 different fishing tools or accessories.



Plano Z-Series Tackle Bags Features and Specifications

  • Available in 3600 (Model PLAB36800) and 3700 (Model PLAB37800) sizes
  • Failsafe zipperless design
  • High-performance TPE-coated waterproof fabric
  • Color: Kryptek Raid with blue accents
  • Gusseted top closes neatly and securely with buckles
  • Two side pockets with Velcro closures
  • Front and back mesh slip pockets with Velcro closures
  • Plano-exclusive Utili-Tackle Rail System molded, waterproof base
  • Holds five StowAways (five included)

3600 Size / Model PLAB36800: 14”L x 8”W x 8.50”H / MSRP $99.99

3700 Size / Model PLAB37800: 18”L x 10”W x 11”H / MSRP $119.99





Plano’s refreshed Z-Series is a premium and weather-resistant line of advanced, zipperless tackle storage designs that helps anglers leave their worries behind, but bring everything else. Including 3600- and 3700-size Tackle Bags, a convenient Tackle Backpack and an innovative Tackle Wrap, the new Z-Series in Kryptek Raid represents a comprehensive solution for zipperless, weather-endurable worry-free tackle storage and transportation. Learn more at www.planomolding.com.







Deer Hunter’s Scent Decrease With New ScentLok Products

The following press release is courtesy of ScentLok:

Muskegon, MI (February 19, 2018) – Elite whitetail hunters take every possible precaution to protect themselves from their quarry’s incredible sense of smell. ScentLok’s patented Carbon AlloyTMhunting garments have been proven deadly in the field, by combining activated carbon with zeolite and treated carbon to help adsorb a larger spectrum of odors – as well as targeting specific odors – better than ever before. But every piece of gear we take into the field picks up additional ambient odors that can be alarming to deer, which is why a Complete Odor Management strategy should also involve your home and vehicle.


New for 2018, OZ Active Odor-Destroyers by ScentLok are designed to reactivate activated carbon garments and deodorize other gear and accessories, while also keeping the environments around hunters and their gear as odor-free as possible. These premium pre- and post-hunt ozone products utilize the very latest technology and do not interfere with other odor-controlling products on the market.



From the home to the truck to the field and back home again, the new OZ family of Active Odor Destroyers by ScentLok helps keep environments around hunters and their gear odor-free.


OZ Active Odor Destroyers are specifically designed to emit a powerful stream of ozone molecules that seek out and destroy virtually all types of odors and bacteria in their path. When ozone comes in contact with these contaminants, their chemical structure is changed to a compound that is no longer recognizable as an offensive odor. As ozone continues to attack these compounds, the odor is destroyed through oxidation. The ozone then reverts back to oxygen. Revolutionary CycleCleanTMtechnology allows OZ generators to moderate output by alternating between active and resting phases for maximum efficiency and longer product life.


ScentLok’s OZ Active Odor Destroying Products consist of an OZ20 Vehicle DeodorizerOZ20B Portable DeodorizerOZ100 Small Room Deodorizer and OZ500 Large Room Deodorizer.



No odor is too tough for the ScentLok OZ500 Large Room Deodorizer. Complete with 12V DC power supply and vehicle power adaptor, OZ500 is the ideal odor destroyer for large rooms and spaces. It’s also compatible with ScentLok’s slick new OZChamber Hardline Storage Tote or OZChamber 8K Storage Bag.




The Long and Smelly Road


Ambient odors are insidious, and your vehicle collects them from every possible source as you travel down the roadways of everyday life. Your dog’s hair, the rogue french fries under your seat and the variety of odors that come off our own bodies; they all collect and co-mingle inside our vehicles, then conspire to hitch a ride with us whenever we leave and venture into the field. Ultimately, they all can sound like alarm bells to a whitetail’s nose.


Life teaches that cheap insurance comes in many forms. The latest of which for hunters is theScentLok OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer. Simply plug this affordable marvel into your vehicle’s all-in-one 12V receptacle and let the odor destruction begin.


Even those who don’t hunt will appreciate the OZ20’s almost instant ability to deodorize the cabin of their car or truck. It’ll smell so clean, in fact, that you might even consider starting your own ride-sharing business.


ScentLok OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer / Model 82913

Ozone destroys odors, bacteria, fungus, and mold

Attacks virtually all types of odors

CycleCleanTM  technology moderates the output by alternating active and resting phases to achieve

Chemical and fragrance free

8 hour treatment cycle

All-in-one 12V plug

MSRP: $39.99



The ScentLok OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer destroys odors lurking inside your car or truck before they can destroy your hunt… or ruin date night.

The Truth Stinks

Everyone wants to believe their home smells like June apples, fresh linens or a Hawaiian breeze. But the reality is this: The foods we cook, the products we use, the animals we care for and our own diverse housekeeping practices make our homes smell like… well, something totally different. And when we leave our homes, those odors can easily go with us.


ScentLok OZ Room and Home Deodorizers make it easy kill the odors that live with us in our homes – not by masking them, but by breaking them down and literally destroying them. Three powerful and efficient models are available.


ScentLok OZ20B Portable Deodorizer /Model 82914

  • Ozone destroys odors, bacteria, fungus, and mold
  • Attacks virtually all types of odors
  • CycleCleanTM  technology moderates the output by alternating active and resting phases to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Great for gym bags, bathrooms, cars, camping, etc.
  • Rechargeable battery lasts 8 hours
  • USB port for charging mobile devices
  • Chemical and fragrance free
  • 1 & 3 hour cycle options
  • Includes 12V DC power supply and USB charging cable

MSRP $99.99



Powered by either the included 12V DC power supply or its own rechargeable battery, the compact and highly portable OZ20B is the versatile power player in the ScentLok OZ lineup. Did we mention it will also charge your phone?




ScentLok OZ100 Small Room Deodorizer /Model 82915

  • Ozone destroys odors, bacteria, fungus, and mold
  • Attacks virtually all types of odors
  • CycleCleanTM  technology moderates the output by alternating active and resting phases to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Great for kitchens, bathrooms and other small rooms
  • Plugs directly into a wall outlet with no additional wires or adaptors
  • Chemical and fragrance free

MSRP $99.99



Perfect for kitchens, bathrooms or mudrooms, the ScentLok OZ100 Small Room Deodorizer plugs directly into the wall to kill ambient odors before they can contaminate you or your hunting gear… or upset the delicate olfactory sensibilities of guests.




ScentLok OZ500 Large Room Deodorizer /Model 82912

  • Ozone destroys odors, bacteria, fungus, and mold
  • Attacks virtually all types of odors
  • CycleCleanTM  technology moderates the output by alternating active and resting phases to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Plugs into the OZInjectTM tubing system in the ScentLok OZChamber 8K Bag or ScentLok
  • Great as a stand-alone unit to deodorize large spaces like a garage or cabin
  • Includes a 12V DC power supply, vehicle power adaptor and transport tubing
  • Chemical and fragrance free

MSRP $149.99



Successful hunters go to every length to protect themselves from a whitetail’s keen nose. New ScentLok OZ Active Odor-Destroying Products provide a comprehensive suite of ozone-generating and odor-obliterating solutions for hunters and non-hunters alike. From the home or garage, to the truck, to the field and back home again, OZ Active Odor Destroyers by ScentLok make it easier than ever to keep environments around hunters and their gear as odor-free as possible. Part of ScentLok’s commitment to Complete Odor Management for hunters, they’re available now at licensed ScentLok dealers. Learn more at ScentLok.com.














Nexus Outdoors, headquartered in Muskegon, MI, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of performance, hunting and casual odor-controlling apparel, footwear and equipment under the ScentLok®, OZ®, ScentBlocker®, Scent Shield®, Whitewater Outdoors® and Tree Spider® brands. Nexus Outdoors is the only company with access to all scent-controlling technologies, including their patented Carbon Alloy technology and Trinity technology, which provide superior success in the field. ScentLok and Scentblocker are pioneers in the hunting industry, which many credit with creating a market based on the elimination of odors to get closer to big game.


About ScentLok

ScentLok Technologies, headquartered in Muskegon, MI, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of performance, hunting and casual odor-controlling apparel, footwear and equipment. Founded in 1992 on scientific principles, ScentLok is the only company with access to all scent-controlling technologies including their patented activated carbon technology, which is consistently proven to outperform other technologies tested. ScentLok is a pioneer in the hunting industry, which many credit with creating a market based on the elimination of odors to get closer to big game.

Xtaero Introduces New Skiff Boat

The new Xtaero Skiff is an awesome boat!  And we have this one ready to go!!

22’ aluminum boats are the most versatile and best selling boat of any kind in the world. It fulfills the ‘one boat does it all’  needs of many families.  It can go in the shallows even inches with a jet outboard and a factory delta pad which helps usher water into the jet, but this one is stock for a regular outboard.  The bottom has 12.5 degree dead rise (degrees of vee) so it will ride well in tougher water.  The 17′ deck provides ample room for storing coolers, totes, and fishing gear.  This one would be a tiller handle. More details below.

The most important part?? We can customize!!  Adding a center console or steering station is already in our wheelhouse.  We can do windshields, duck boats, bow hunting boats, different style cleats, a 90hp outboard, a 150hp outboard. We get two or three calls every day from folks telling us to do one thing different or another.  I say yes to everyone because we can do many things.  We love it.

We proudly offer this beautiful vessel at a price we feel represents our very high quality with a much lower price than other 22′ aluminum boats.

XTAERO CORAX (again with the Raven soul)
Length 22′ with 12.5 degree dead rise and 24″ freeboard above the waterline
Length with outboard 25′
Beam 80″
Beam at waterline 65.5″
Construction: The full frame and girder design with Center Vertical Keel and breast hook. Will prove to be one of the best little boats you’ve ever been on.  Designed by Jarek Kanios who designs the larger very successful Xtaero boats is well known for great ride and overbuilding.
Weight 600lbs boat only
Squared gunwales
Long gunwale shelves for rods and gear
Forward storage for gear
Heavy grade 3/4″ deck sitting on full frame and girder construction

Price boat only, as shown: $18,503 (choice of paint color)
Price boat/outboard Suzuki DF90ATX2/Trailer Package: $28,156 (choice of paint color)

We need owners in Alaska so we can display some at the 2018 Great Alaskan Sportsman Show in April 2018. And in OR and WA also, as well as around the country.

Mercury Marine Showcasing Custom Joystick Piloting for Outboards

The following press release is courtesy of Mercury Marine: 

Mercury Marine’s next generation joystick piloting system takes the innovation and art of a joystick-enabled vessel to the next level.  In 2013, Mercury introduced Joystick Piloting for Outboards, the first of its kind in the marine marketplace.  It remains the most precise system on the market and the only system from helm to stern designed to work with a Mercury engine.

Mercury’s new and improved Joystick Piloting for Outboards will be on display and available for demo on multiple boats during the 2018 Miami International Boat Show.  Advanced features that typically require complex user interfaces with third-party systems are fully integrated into one location on the Mercury system.  As the leader in innovation and systems development, Mercury has ensured an outstanding boating experience that benefits the OEMs, dealers and the end consumer.  Boaters now have more confidence when docking a boat or maneuvering at low speeds in the marina.

“Mercury continues to advance its leadership position with our fully integrated joystick control system and no one else in the market can integrate its system technology with the engine like we can,” said Rob Hackbarth, Mercury Marine director of controls and rigging. “Boaters who use Mercury’s Joystick Piloting for Outboards enjoy more control of their boat, quieter operation, steering that is far more responsive than any other system on the market and an aesthetically pleasing design that has an integrated autopilot and autoheading for ease of boating.”

“Not all joystick systems are created equally, and boaters are looking for a manufacturer that can provide them integrated technology that pairs with their engine,” said Dan Balogh, Mercury Marine director of electrical, electronics and software engineering.  “No other outboard joystick control system offers the same set of advanced features as Mercury’s Joystick Piloting for Outboards, which includes Skyhook virtual anchor, VesselView engine information display, and an integrated autopilot system.”

Mercury’s engineering team recently made several evolutionary improvements to the Joystick Piloting System, which is part of the SmartCraft digital technology suite. Together, these enhancements will take boaters to an entirely new level of driving ease and enjoyment.  Some of the new and improved features exclusive to Mercury:

  • New advanced Skyhook modes
    • Drifthook: Maintain heading while allowing boat to drift; perfect for kite fishing
    • Bowhook: Maintain position while allowing heading to change
    • Skyhook Adjust: Adjust skyhook heading in 1 and 10-degree increments
  • Significant improvements in steering capacity, reverse thrust, side-to-side translation speed, rotational spinning
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Improved diagnostics
  • Improved system intelligence

“We have been able to provide the boater an improved joystick experience with 40 percent more available reverse thrust,” said Balogh. “Boaters want an integrated system and what sets our joystick apart from any other in the marketplace is that our remote controls, steering, joystick and engine are all designed to work together.”

These improvements are in addition to the improvements made in 2016 including new contemporary styling, integrated Precision Pilot Pad functionality, LED light ring that changes color to indicate status of Joystick operating mode and the award winning Electronic Steering Helm that replaces the electric steering motor, and provides the operator more intuitive feedback on boat speed, steering angle, wheel turning rate and acceleration. This technology has been widely adopted by Mercury’s boat builder partners who value high precision, responsive steering for their Verado powered joystick boats vs an aftermarket joystick steering system.