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2008 ATA: Day Three New Gear

1/14/2008

"The Dummy Line", a novel

Written by Mossy Oak Biologic executive Bobby Cole, "The Dummy Line" is a riveting tale about Jake Crosby, a troubled stockbroker, who has planned a weekend escape at his hunting camp with his 9-year-old daughter, Katy. But in the middle of the night, a gang of drug dealers attempts to break into the remote camp, forcing the father and daughter to flee for their lives as they desperately attempt to outwit their tormentors. Will Primos, founder of Primos Hunting Calls, said of Cole's novel: "Wow! What a book! I couldn't put it down. My heart raced as every emotion ran through me as the main character dealt with one crisis after another — situations we hope and pray we never encounter with our loved ones. This is definitely not a book for the tree stand. You won't notice anything going on around you — including that big deer of a lifetime!" Suggested Retail: $24.95.

For more information, call (601) 321-8183 or www.contextpublishing.com

Nikon EDG binoculars

Nikon Sport Optics' new Nikon EDG binocular, which is offered to hunters in 7X42, 8X42, 10X42, 8X32, and 10X32 models, is a top end, super-fine set of optics that comes with ED Glass (for extra low dispersion). That superb glass gives users some 10 percent better light transmission than the company's LX Premiere line does. This, along with better color transmission, can help a hunter accurately judge a big game animal in those critical low-light moments as the end of legal shooting time approaches. Plus, with an open bridge design, this set of optics provides a better fit in the hand of a hunter. Suggested Retail: $1,700 to $2,000 range, depending upon model.

For more information, www.nikonusa.com

Roto Military Standard ATA Double Bow Case

SKB's double bow case offers roto molding of HDPE polyethylene, a gasketed seal and a pressure equalization valve that makes the case watertight and dust proof to military standards. Add in rollerblade-style wheels, TSA-recognized and accepted locks, a heavy-duty carrying handle, three colors (black, olive drab, and desert tan), a bunk bed-styled foam interior with room for two bows or up to four rifles, and SKB's "Million Mile Lifetime Guarantee," not to mention $1,500 worth of content coverage — and you've got a bombproof bow case that can handle the worst baggage handler out there. Suggested Retail: $349.

For more information, call (800) 654-5992 or www.skbcases.com