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Skull Hooker

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After a successful crossbow hunt you’re often faced with a tough decision, especially if you have harvested an animal that you may want to mount. Do you go through the long and costly process of having the animal mounted by a taxidermist or do it yourself.

A once in a lifetime trophy might be worth the investment but what about those other trophies. European mounts are a great do it yourself alternative that can result in a high quality trophy. But you still have to mount it on something. That is where Skull Hooker comes into play.

Skull Hooker is the first professionally designed and fully adjustable European skull mounting bracket. It has the built in flexibility to showcase your trophy in multiple positions and will fit anywhere in your trophy room. Skull Hooker is has been engineered to be both sturdy and extremely stable when mounted in any of the multiple positions.

Whether you choose the table top setup or decided to mount it on a wall the Skull Hooker will keep your trophy safe. As an added benefit the unit’s wall-mounting bracket eliminates the need to drill holes into your trophy’s skull. This is because the mounting hook has been specially crafted to fit the crevices in the back of all animal skulls. This is an awesome feature if you choose to move your trophies around, or if you get others in the future. Instead of moving the entire mount you can simply swap them between various Skull hooker mounts in your room.

To further accommodate the wild game you’re hunting Skull Hooker brackets come in two different sizes, The Big Hooker or The Little Hooker.

  • The Little Hooker – smaller bracket designed specifically for small to mid-sized skulls including, all deer species, hogs, coyotes, alligator, black bear, cats and more.
  • The Big Hooker – larger bracket designed specifically for large to extra-large sized skulls including, elk, bison, moose, caribou, grizzly/brown/polar bear, domestic steer and other exotic larger game such as kudu, giraffe, cape buffalo and many more.

Both of these Skull Hooker mounting systems are quick to setup and come complete with all necessary hardware to secure your trophy. This company stands behind the product and offers a 100% return policy. Traditional mounts and taxidermy can look great but cannot match the flexibility, cost and functionality of the Skull Hooker.

 

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Fastest Reloading Crossbow

While no longer available Swiss Crossbows TWINBOW 2 was one of fastest reloading consumer crossbow on the market. If you're lucky might still find one on the used market.

CROSSBOW BREAKDOWN:    Swiss Crossbow: Twinbow 2
SPEED   –    370 FPS
WEIGHT   –    7.5 LBS
LENGTH   –    33.5″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    16.5″
POWER STROKE   –    8″

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Walking Dead Made Crossbows Cool

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Daryl Dixon, the crossbow wielding character from the zombie filled TV series the Walking Dead has made crossbows cool.

Not that they weren’t before, but outside the fraternity of hunters they had a very different place in mainstream culture.  Crossbows were still seen as a bizarre medieval weapon found in movies, museums and the odd renaissance fair. While crossbow popularity had been on the rise the latest rendition of a zombie apocalypse has taken their mainstream appeal to a new level.

Why is this important?

  • First, crossbow hunting is no different than any other sport in that its sustained growth is rooted in the youth of today. These kids who are now interested in the sport will then eventually grow up and introduce others, such as their friends or kids to it.
  • Second, crossbow hunting in many states/provinces/countries has been hampered by rules and regulations. The increase in the user base and exposure to the populous will help hunters influence politicians, which should contribute to the elimination of these restrictions.
  • Third, increased popularity has already translated into increased sales. These sales are allowing companies to invest more into the research and development of better crossbows. This also has a spillover effect to other hunting products as crossbow hunters purchase a lot of the same equipment as vertical bow users.
  • Finally, it’s important because crossbow hunting is extremely accessible for new bow hunters or people who don’t have the time to properly practice with a vertical bow. This is vital to the overall growth of hunting as a sport, because people don’t have as much time as they used to and crossbows don’t require much time to setup/practice.So next time you’re at your local store take a look around and see who’s cruising around the crossbow section. Last time I did the most interested customers had a parent with them and had their sights set on a Daryl Dixon style, blacked out compound crossbow.

    Who would have guessed that key bringing crossbow popularity to the mainstream was a squirrel eating, redneck biker, with a bad attitude? I guess throwing in a zombie apocalypse never hurts.

FUN FACT: Darly Dixons crossbow is a Horton Scout HD 125

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CAMO Cans

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Nothing says hunting more than beloved CAMO beer can. Scroll through the pics for a brief history.

Part of what makes hunting such an enjoyable recreational activity is the social aspect. After a hunt there’s nothing better than sit around the hunt camp and sharing stories (hopefully not of the one that got away) with your friends over a couple adult beverages. For as long as there’s been hunting parties there’s been the after party. Now more than ever companies are embracing this tradition by marketing beer directly for the season. Enjoy our history of the hunters brew..