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  1. Chase Seeley- Gear Guide

    Chase Seeley- Gear Guide
    Check out the Solid.HUNTING.Gear that the staff here at BlackOvis uses and are familiar with. Thinking of buying a product but not sure how it performs? Check out if any of us use it and give us a call! Details Hunting style: Muzzleloader  Favorite species: Mule Deer Dream hunt: African Giraffe  Next gear purchase: Stone Glacier Col 4800 Weapon setup...
  2. Jake Morrill - Gear Guide

    Jake Morrill - Gear Guide
    Check out the Solid.HUNTING.Gear that the staff here at BlackOvis uses and are familiar with. Thinking of buying a product but not sure how it performs? Check out if any of us use it and give us a call! Hunting Style: Archery/Rifle Favorite Species: Mule Deer Dream Hunt: Brown Bear Next Gear Purchase: Leupold Mark 5 Other Pursuits: Fishing WEAPON SETUP Bow: Prime RVX 34 Draw...
  3. Ross Melville - Gear Guide

    Ross Melville - Gear Guide
    Check out the Solid.HUNTING.Gear that the staff here at BlackOvis uses and are familiar with. Thinking of buying a product but not sure how it performs? Check out if any of us use it and give us a call! Hunting Style: Archery Favorite Species: Mule Deer Dream Hunt: New Zealand Tahr, or another Alaskan Caribou Hunt. Next Gear Purchase: Initial...
  4. Evan Huffaker - Gear Guide

    Evan Huffaker - Gear Guide
    Check out the Solid.HUNTING.Gear that the staff here at BlackOvis uses and are familiar with. Thinking of buying a product but not sure how it performs? Check out if any of us use it and give us a call! Details Hunting Style: Spot & Stalk Favorite Species: Elk Dream Hunt: New Zealand Chamois and Tahr Next Gear Purchase: Swarovski 95mm...
  5. Hanwag Makra Pro GTX Hunting Boot Review

    hanwag makra boot review by Skyler Harrison with Hunt the West podcast Choose Hunting Boots Wisely No matter where you hunt, boots are one of the most important gear considerations you’ll make. Boots can be a more loyal friend than a black lab or they can be your worst enemy - ending a hunt faster than a Coues deer can duck an arrow. You need to choose boots wisely.  Continue reading →
  6. Layering with SITKA Gear for Western Hunting with Josh Kirchner - 2024 Kit

    By Josh Kirchner Sitka gear on BlackOvis If you are not utilizing a layering system for western hunting, you are severely missing out on a way more efficient way of doing things. For the 2024 hunting season, I’ve put together a solid layering system from Sitka Gear that is going to get me through I’d say 95% of the year. I say that because there might be some specialty items I bring in here and there as the weather changes. Things like puffy pants, base layer bottoms, or switching out my insulation layer for a thicker insulation layer. Continue reading →
  7. Pre-Season Turkey Hunting Tips from Kevin Weber

    Each and every year it never seems to fail. Between trade shows and some other late season or off-season duties, turkey season always seems to sneak right up on us. Now, I would be lying if I said there was a lot to do before the season starts. I’m not saying there is not for some people, but for me there are a few things to iron out before the season gets here. Turkey hunting can be very easy sometimes, or it can be extremely challenging. This is a good reason why you want to stack as many odds as possible in your favor. Continue reading →
  8. Gear Review: SITKA Delta Zip Waders for Waterfowl

    SITKA Delta Zip Waders review by BlackOvis Gear Guide Evan Huffaker Waterfowl hunters are known to be the hardest on their gear out of all types of hunting. Often you are hunting the harshest types of conditions, breaking ice, walking long miles in mud, hopping in and out of boats and blinds, waterfowl hunters depend very heavily on good quality gear that is going to stand up to these harsh conditions.  Continue reading →
  9. Hunting Boot Review: Crispi Briksdal Pro SF GTX Insulated

    Crispi Briksdal SF Pro hunting boots in the field I’ve been using Crispi Boots for years and I really like them. They’ve yet to let me down. I’ve found them to be comfortable, durable, and always up to the task. My favorite Crispi model for the last several years has been the Briksdal SF. I prefer a very stiff boot, so naturally, the Briksdal SF quickly became my favorite. I’ve used them all over and put many miles on them. When I found out that for 2023 Crispi was revamping many of their boots, including this model, I knew I was going to end up getting a pair. Continue reading →
  10. New Arrival: Aziak Equipment now on BlackOvis

    Have you ever wanted more out of optics accessories rather than carrying more 'stuff' in your hunting pack? We expect a lot of our hunting gear and we know you do to and that's why we're proud to welcome Aziak Equipment to BlackOvis.com. Continue reading →
  11. Essential Gear for Whitetail Hunters During the Off-Season: Top 5 Picks

    As the seasons shift and the off-season beckons, it's the perfect time for avid hunters to reassess their gear arsenal and ensure they're fully prepared for the challenges ahead. In this guide, we'll delve into the realm of essential gear for whitetail hunters, unveiling the top items that can significantly enhance your success in the field. Whether you're a seasoned hunter looking to fine-tune your equipment or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, these carefully selected tools and accessories are poised to elevate your hunting game to new heights. Join us as we explore the indispensable gear that stands between you and a triumphant whitetail hunting adventure. Continue reading →
  12. Stealth and Comfort: Whitetail Hunting in Crispi Hunting Boots

    If you go back several years, some might look at you funny and wonder why in the world you are wearing hiking boots in the whitetail woods. For many of the older generations, the only type of hunting boots that comes to mind are the old classic rubber gumboots. For the winter time you may even throw on an insulated pair and you would be good to go. Boy, but if you had any walking to do, you were destined to have a soaking wet sock by the end of your jaunt. Fortunately, innovation and technology has brought more and more advanced footwear into the hunting community and it’s spread to even us whitetail folk in the midwest. Continue reading →
  13. SITKA Launches Intercept Collection to Handle the Toughest Hunting Terrain for Bowhunters

    We've all been there before when you're closing in on a deer and the slightest hint of sound completely blows the stalk. As hunters we scrutinize our gear watching for any zipper, flap, or fabric that needs to be left out of the field. Continue reading →
  14. Mastering the Art of Whitetail Food Plot Placement for Deer Hunting

    mastering the art of whitetail food plot placement For avid hunters and wildlife enthusiasts, there's an unwavering fascination with whitetail deer. These majestic creatures captivate our imagination and fuel our desire to be immersed in nature. As hunting strategies evolve, one approach that has gained considerable traction over the years is the establishment of food plots specifically designed to attract and sustain whitetail populations. Continue reading →
  15. Elevate Your Hunting Experience with Crispi Hunting Boots

    When it comes to hunting, having the right gear can make all the difference in your success and enjoyment. Among the essential pieces of equipment, a reliable pair of hunting boots is paramount. Crispi hunting boots have earned a reputation for their exceptional quality and performance, making them a top choice for avid hunters worldwide. In this blog post, we'll delve into the reasons why investing in Crispi hunting boots is a wise decision for any hunting enthusiast. Continue reading →
  16. Peax Storm Castle Gaiter: A Comprehensive Hunting Gear Review

    Peax Castle Gaiters gear review A good set of hunting gaiters can be a game-changer if the conditions are right.  Gaiters do a great job at protecting your lower legs and feet, keeping them dry when you’re busting brush and things are wet, and they can also be beneficial for creek crossings if the water isn’t high enough to go over your boots.  When I first got a hold of the Peax Storm Castle Gaiters, it could not have been at a more opportune time since my tried-and-true Outdoor Research Crocodile gaiters were finally starting to give up the ghost after several years and many, many miles. Continue reading →

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