Now’s the Time to Tune Up for Season

 

Now’s the Time to Tune Up for Season

by Ted Lund

 

When Bryan Zabitski isn’t working on stories and columns related to his position as a field editor for Crossbow Connection Magazine or fielding customer queries as the customer service manager for TenPoint Crossbows, you’ll find him getting ready for the next archery season.

And that happens in a lot of different ways.

Tenpoint“In my spare time, I’m developing my stand locations and distributing minerals and food to attract game to those areas,” says Zabitksi.  “I use game cameras to monitor the activity of the game there throughout the year to give me an idea of what’s going on.”

But you can have the best stand on the best lease, with the best food plot, and if you can’t make the shot, it’s all for naught.

“The beginning of summer is an excellent time to start preparing yourself and your crossbow for the upcoming fall hunting season,” says Zabitski. “Whether new to crossbows or a seasoned pro, proper maintenance and tuning of your crossbow, proper arrow selection, and practicing your shooting routine all spell success when the season finally arrives.”

Check it Out

“You’ll want to perform a visual inspection of the condition of the string and cables,” says Zabitski.

He recommends checking cams to make sure they are working in unison, as well as visually inspecting cables and strings.

“At TenPoint, we recommend changing the string and cables every two to three years due to the stretching that occurs over that period of time,” says Zabitski. “A crossbow is a complex machine with many parts that must work together in order for the whole bow to function properly and consistently.”

If your bow is due for a string or cable change, Zabitski suggests scheduling an appointment with your bow’s manufacturer or local archery store prior to the Fall rush.

 

Pick the Right Arrow

One of the most important components of any archery set up is the right arrow and broadhead combination — something Zabitski says many take for granted.

“If you don’t already have a preference for carbon or aluminum shafts, research the pros and cons of both in order to decide what’s best for you,” says Zabitski.  “Factors to consider include maximum shooting distance. You should take into account the maximum distance that you will be shooting in the field and the game that you will be pursuing, as this will help you determine the best finished arrow weight and broadhead design for your purposes.  Always remember to purchase broadheads specifically designed for crossbows.”

 

Practice, Practice, Practice

Once you’ve inspected your bow and selected your shafts and broadheads, it’s the perfect time to start developing aCapture practice regimen.

“Establishing a consistent shooting practice routine will help you be confident when the moment of truth arrives,” says Zabitski.

After performing maintenance on your crossbow and selecting a good arrow and broadhead combination, now you’ll want to put in some time on the range.

“There are a number of steps involved with cocking, loading and firing of a crossbow,” says Zabitski. “Develop a routine that you practice and maintain every time you cock and shoot it.  Familiarize yourself with the correct method for using your cocking device and follow it.”

He also suggests shooting from a variety of positions.

“It is important to shoot from a bench to establish the accuracy of your arrows,” says Zabitski. “But you also want to shoot from positions or locations that mimic actual hunting situations you’ll encounter during the season.”

Although all the steps combined won’t guarantee a successful season, they will go a long way towards improving your skills and give you a solid foundation to build on. But Zabitski has one more piece of advice.

“Shoot straight, be safe, and good luck!”

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is a world-class manufacturer of archery products recognized as the industry standard for safety, precision engineering, durability, performance and power. TenPoint is committed to the care and conservation of our land, water and air;  the humane and responsible management of our wildlife; and the preservation and expansion of recreational shooting and hunting. For more information, visit www.tenpointcrossbows.com or follow them on Facebook and Youtube.

 

Original Source; Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

Tops in Travel: Some Old Favs & Other “New” Adventures

 

Tops in Travel: Some Old Favs & Other “New” Adventures

~ by James Moore

 

When it comes to top traveling destinations, ‘Traveler’s Choice’ has released their ‘tops.’ And although some are not new to the journeyman’s eye, there are those that perhaps people have yet to really take a good look at.

Traveler's Choice, destinations, Hanoi, Rome, London, Marrakech

The top world destination rated was Marrakech. Taking a moment to call up this area to see what it has to provide is completely and utterly worth it. This is not a camel ride through sand dunes, so get that out of your mind. Marrakech is actually pure and utter magic. Markets with wares galore; peaceful, colorful gardens that you could lose yourself in; and some of the most beautiful palaces in the entire land are here to be admired. The essence of this locale is love, life and history. The small, narrow alleyways of historic Medina will never be forgotten.

 

London remains on the list at #6 on the most extraordinary world destinations. This is not a shock. London has each and every year shown travelers a good time. Although the food may not be the highest rated by travelers, the majesty of Buckingham Palace, the art, the pubs, the brilliance of a long, storied past; all of these make Britain a must-see. Not to mention…the culture. Tate Modern for the artiste in you; the Royal Opera House and Abbey Road for the music lover. And if you are the book aficionado in the family, exploring the famous 221B Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes resided is something you will never forget.

 

Rome, like Paris and London, is one of those perennial favorites when it comes to top destinations – and nothing has changed in 2015. Rome is truly a timeless city with culture and history so rich and magnificent that it reaches into your soul. A quilt, if you will, of markets, piazzas, as well as famous history. Rome’s historic sites are far more than just historic – they are sites that people long to see; people even go out and get their passports just to get there. You are tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain, staring at the Colosseum and the Pantheon, while imagining the fight of the lions, the strength of the Gladiators, and the roar of the crowd. And when it comes to food, there is no substitute: Rome is beyond perfect when it comes to serving up meals of a lifetime.

 

One destination chosen, however, is one that many do not think about visiting…but should. High up on the list (actually outdoing Rome, London and Paris), is Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Yes, there is history that perhaps keeps travelers away from this area, or makes them not understand what color, light, and beauty can be found in Vietnam. Saigon is not the same as Hanoi – in this northern city, it is all about charm. Hanoi has aged gracefully; the Old Quarter with its monuments and colonial architecture has been preserved perfectly. There is no forgetting about the negative side of the past, as told by sites that include Hoa Lo Prison, but this city once known as “Ascending Dragon” (aka: Thang Long), has a slew of positive, and beautiful places that are easily explored and offer an appeal that brings travelers back again and again.

 

The USA? Not a surprise when it comes to the USA destination coming in at Number One. The Big Apple still leads the pack. People want to get to N.Y.C. because it is literally the city that never sleeps. Shopping is superior. When it comes to food, there is a wealth of choices, and when it comes to history, landmarks, theatre, sports, a library that is beyond compare, and places to stay that are so varied, it’s hard to even narrow it down – you name it – New York City has it!

 

Time to take that incredible adventure!

Source:  Baret News Wire

The Sky Was the Limit for the Tour de France

 

The Sky Was the Limit for the Tour de France

~ by Amy Lignor

 

Christopher Froome is not a new name in the cycling world, but he is now (as of this morning) a two-time winner of the Tour de France. This British road racing master took home the extraordinary prize in 2013, riding for UCI ProTeam “Team Sky.” This time around, he was Tour de France, Christopher Froome, "Team Sky", Alpe d’Huezback with The Sky again, as he and other competitors dealt with a rainy event. Froome made sure to give the media circus a perfect shot, as he crossed the line in his bright yellow jersey, linked arm-in-arm with his Team Sky mates.

 

The finale looked more like the Queen of England’s carriage procession when she’s out and about for a big day. Froome took his glass of champagne while sitting atop his bike with 100km still left to go. Froome was actually officially declared the winner of this year’s Tour when the riders came into Paris for the first time, before they began their ten laps of the Champs-Élysées, after the finish was soaked by rain.

 

Froome wasn’t always comfy during the race, however. He did have to work in order to hold off Quintana, who actually saw himself take Froome out of the number one spot on Saturday. Yes, it was only for 1 minute, 12 seconds, but it also was the final leg through Paris. What seems like a small amount of time to some, made Froome work even harder to secure the title, enjoy the champagne, and also look back on a truly hard route on the road to Alpe d’Huez.

 

Although Alpe d’Huez is not the highest climb, it is arguably the toughest. Known as the Dutch mountain because of the large number of Dutch riders who won a Tour stage on the Alp, a Dutch legion is always waiting for the riders in the famous bend 7, (aka: the orange) curve. Froome had to deal with the twenty-one hairpin bends of the Alp that begins at Bourg d’Oisans and is 13.2 km long. The maximum slope is 13% and is referred to as the Tour’s greatest set-piece ascent. Froome did beyond well, earning himself the King of the Mountains jersey and becoming the first Brit to do so since Robert Millar accomplished the feat in 1984. Froome also became the very first rider since Eddy Merckx (1970) to win both yellow and polka dots in the same year.

 

Yes, Lance Armstrong was a downside for the Tour and cycling in general, but Froome and Team Sky are most assuredly not. Froome has now entered the very prestigious ranks of cyclists who can claim more than one Tour win. Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain, claim five. Greg LeMond and Louison Bobet each claim three. And four riders; Fausto Coppi, Alberto Contador, Bernard Thévenet and Laurent Fignon, have two wins to their names. Now Froome has become their “two-time champion” friend.

 

Source:  Baret News Wire

USA: The Runner’s-Up Are Taking Over

 

USA: The Runner’s-Up Are Taking Over

~by Cindy Haynes

 

There are familiar stand-out locations in America that people wish to move to in their retirement years (or a heck of a lot sooner). But now, the runner’s up – the previously second or even third choices out there in America – are finding their way onto peoples’ bucket lists because of the complete overhaul these towns and cities have been accomplishing, even receiving awards for the ‘most upcoming destinations’ across the map.

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1) Whenever people think of N.J., their minds actually switch to N.Y.C. in most cases. In other words, N.J. is the runner-up between them. A distant runner-up for quite a while. Yet now Wildwood, New Jersey, out of the blue, is receiving massively positive reviews as being an extremely cool location to not only visit, but settle. For those who would really like to turn the clock back because of how the world is running at this moment in time, Wildwood is all about the 1950s. Here you have the carnival atmosphere of the Boardwalk, pier fishing, and a calm, overall nostalgic view of the simpler things in life.

 

2) Charlotte, North Carolina is certainly a well-known locale that everyone has heard of and some people even dream about one day living. However, there is another out there – Nags Head, North Carolina – that is drawing more people. Eleven miles of beach are here in this Outer Banks town, south of Kitty Hawk, and everything from diving and seeing shipwrecks up close and personal to hang-gliding is available. Walking near the lighthouse, taking in that historic architecture and ‘feeling’ the great minds of the past who actually taught the world how to fly, Nags Head is bringing more and more to its shore.

 

3) In Arizona, Phoenix is a biggie, as everyone knows, for choosing a place to retire. When it comes to wealth, there are places like Paradise Valley and Carefree – every lovely neighborhood in Arizona most definitely comes along with a lovely name. Now, however, it’s Prescott that is getting the thumbs-up reviews. Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, surrounded by the stunning conifer forests, Prescott provides the Great Outdoors to anyone who’s looking to commune with Mother Nature, while also being able to golf to their hearts’ content on six perfectly pristine courses. Not shying away from the Old West, Prescott also offers museums, historic trains – and if it was good enough for Doc Holiday’s wife – it’s good enough for you.

 

4) Nashville is the first place people think of when it comes to Tennessee. The music is what it’s all about. But now, its’ basically overlooked cousin, Knoxville, has moved up in the ranks as being a fantastic place to settle down. Riverboats, museums, not to mention massive sports fun when it comes to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, there is far more than just Civil War history to learn about.

 

5) Speaking of sports…we all know about Denver. But it is Telluride that is moving up on the list of ‘must-see’ and ‘must-settle’ in Colorado. The San Juan Mountains are stunning, and Telluride lies in their midst. This is the calm respite people are looking for who wish to fish for the perfect trout, hike in the majesty of the forests, or ski when winter comes to call. This is one of those ‘gold rush’ towns that brings about the history bug, as well.

 

So before you look at a map and let your eye generally wander to the most well-known city/town in each state, make sure to take a second look. Because the ones that used to be a passing thought are swiftly taking over for best overall living, traveling and retirement opportunities.

 

Source:  Baret News Wire

Next Generation of Griswolds Heads for Walley World in Travel Franchise’s 7th Episode

Vacation

Film Review by Kam Williams

Next Generation of Griswolds Heads for Walley World in Travel Franchise’s 7th Episode

 

National Lampoon’s Vacation is an enduring film franchise launched back in 1978 by the late John Hughes, the brains behind such Chicago-centric screen classics as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Trains, Planes & Automobiles; Home Alone; Uncle Buck; and Baby’s Day Out, to name a
few. The original Vacation adventure featured the Griswold family’s very eventful road trip from the Windy City to L.A.

Vacation, Film Review, National Lampoon, Walley World amusement park, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo,Christina Applegate

This nostalgic seventh installment not only resurrects Walley World amusement park as its destination point, but has Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprising their iconic roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, respectively. However, they couple’s been reduced to a cameo appearance in favor of a plot revolving around their son Rusty’s (Ed Helms) nuclear family.

At the point of departure, we find Rusty sorely in need of a break from the rat race as an overworked pilot for a budget airline carrier. He plans to both spice up his stale marriage and spend some quality time with his sons during the drive across the country. Of course, the highway gods have other ideas in mind, as the perils laying in wait range from robbery to raw sewage.

Vacation, Film Review, National Lampoon, Walley World amusement park, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo,Christina ApplegateMy biggest problem with this relatively-salacious episode rests in its obession with sexuality, and often in offensive fashion. For example, when younger son Kevin (Steele Stebbins) asks, “Dad, what’s a pedophile?” he is inappropriately informed that “It’s when a man and a boy love each other very much.” It doesn’t help that the kid subsequently encounters a “glory hole” in a rest stop bathroom ostensibly cruised by gay men.

There is also a homophobic tone cast over the entire picture, coming courtesy of Kevin’s relentless bullying of his effeminate big brother, James (Skyler Gisondo). The mean-spirited mistreatment includes teasing his sibling about having a vagina and choking him with a plastic bag. Even the boy’s father piles on periodically, like when he suggests that Kevin  scratches like a girl when he fights instead of punching. Rusty’s wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) isn’t much of a role model either, between overimbibing in a “Chug Run” during a pit stop and ‘fessing up about having developed a bad reputation in college for showing her breasts to anybody who asked.

From full-frontal male nudity to an F-word laced theme song, Vacation is a cringe-inducing disappointment that bears little resemblance to the original it so desperately endeavors to pay homage to.

Fair (1 star)

Rated R for brief male frontal nudity, sexuality, crude humor, mature themes and pervasive profanity

Running time: 99 minutes

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Source:  Baret News Wire

TRAVEL THE United States of America & cross your fingers

TRAVEL THE United States of America & cross your fingers

 

I’m Will Roberts, and this is the Daily Scream! Ahhh, here we go!

Well, I just spent a week flying around our country for work. Seven states in 4 days, including the state of confusion. Whenever I travel that much I really feel it helps me get back to our countries Routes, that’s R-o-u-t-e-s. It helps me appreciate all that we have to offer. That’s why when I talk to someone who says “I’m leaving for vacation to France, Italy, Germany.” I have to ask them “Have you been around the US before? a lot say NO, this leaves me dumbfounded. I mean, the Untied States of America has so many different types of terrain, people, places, you just can’t beat it. If you are searching for a made in American sticker, I recommend traveling the US. Plus, you get a history lesson. Unless you’re on your phone the whole time, taking selfies.

I know this sounds like a travel ad, but it’s not.

So here’s the deal, one of my shows for the week was in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Just in case you don’t know; that’s on the Bible Belt of America. And just so we’re clear, my 2 hour trip from Charleston to Myrtle Beach proved to me that they shouldn’t call it the Bible Belt. Maybe they should call it the bible girdle of America, it’s huge. In that 2 1/2 hours drive I saw a church ever quarter mile down that road, and ever 2 miles, a hospital. That is in case you didn’t get what you prayed for. Finally, a fast food Joint every 3 miles, that is for the young folks who think they’re immortal.

The US is a whole lot more beautiful than folks are giving it credit for these days. Oh and just for fun, every time you cross a bridge, cross your fingers, it can’t hurt.

Will Roberts
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Dandy Brandi!

Brandi Maxiell

The “Basketball Wives LA” Interview

with Kam Williams

Dandy Brandi!

Brandi Maxiell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas by single-mom Terri Duncan who sacrificed to send her daughter to the best schools. Consequently, Brandi learned at an early age that education was the key to success. She would graduate from the University of North Brandi Maxiell,  The “Basketball Wives LA” InterviewTexas in 2007 before moving to Detroit to live with her high school sweetheart/fiancé, NBA star Jason Maxiell who was then playing for the Pistons.

While there, Brandi was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She soon returned home to Dallas for surgery. The cancer came as a complete surprise to the otherwise very healthy 24 year-old. But due to the procedure and chemotherapy, she developed numerous additional health issues. Fortunately, following months of treatments, Brandi was cancer-free by 2008.

A couple years later, Brandi had her dream wedding when she and Jason married. The couple wanted to start a family right away. but Brandi soon discovered that she had fertility issues. So, she went through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments which initially failed.

This was a low blow for Brandi because she wanted to become a mother so badly. Despite being discouraged, she persevered. She did extensive research about IVF, tried again, and it finally worked. She and Jason welcomed their beautiful, miracle baby boy to the world on 11/11/11.

Brandi is currently a cast member on the popular VH1 show, “Basketball Wives LA.” She is also the owner of Midway Salon Suites, located in Carrolton, Texas. She spends her free time playing with her precious son and giving back through various ovarian cancer foundations. She is happy to add that she and Jason are working on baby #2.

Here, she talks about her life, and about the fourth season of Basketball Wives LA, which airs on the VH1 Network. [check local listings]

Kam Williams: Hi Brandi, thanks for the interview.

Brandi Maxiell: You’re welcome, and thanks for having me, Kam.

KW: Congratulations on another season of Basketball Wives LA!

BM: Thank you, it wasn’t easy.

KW: Is there a surprising development connected to you in store for fans?

BM: This season is different and was a little difficult. I let the viewers get a glimpse of my personal life and what I’ve been dealing with this past year.

KW: How accurately do you feel you’re presented on the show?

BM: Last season, they presented me very well. I feel the same about this season. I’m very blunt and outspoken on certain topics. They stay consistent to your character. There are some people who fool the cameras, but eventually their true character is revealed in due time.

KW: Is there an unseen side of you that you’d like to let your fans know about?

BM: As crazy as my life may seem on camera, not many people may know that my faith and family are very important to me and are what keep me going.

KW: What’s been the biggest challenge in being married to an NBA player?

BM: Understanding. I have to understand that the lifestyle isn’t normal. Understanding that there will be plenty mistakes and risks. There are times when you get lonely in the cities you live in and miss your family and friends and won’t get to be there for events or holidays. As a wife, I also had to sacrifice any career plan or goal I had to be a wife first and be there for my husband. Being a wife to a professional basketball player is not the easiest but, if there is true love and unity, then it’s worth it.

KW: Have researchers made any significant advances in the fight against ovarian cancer?

BM: Every day, researchers do their best to find a cure. The biggest problem with ovarian cancer is that the symptoms are pretty similar to what women go through on a regular basis. When you start to notice the bigger symptoms is when it’s often too late because the cancer is so advanced.

KW: Is there any question no one ever asks you, that you wish someone would?

BM: I don’t think so. People are pretty detailed with their questions.

KW: What is your guiltiest pleasure?

BM: I would have to say food. I’m not a snacker. I’m more of a meat and potatoes type of girl. I love me some food. I’m a true Southern girl.

KW: The bookworm Troy Johnson question: What was the last book you read?

BM: Many children’s books. Since I read to my son every night. For myself, “50 Shades of Grey.” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345803485/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20

KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?

BM: Oh my! I have a lot of favorites but I’d have to pick my pork chops. Everyone loves my pork chops. That is the first thing on the menu when people come over. That, or my lasagna, cream of wheat and cabbage.

KW: The Sanaa Lathan question: What excites you?

BM: Being around my family. I get so excited when I see them or just hang out with them. Family is all you have at the end of day. They truly have your back and light up your day. I also have a handful of friends I consider my family as well.

KW: The Uduak Oduok question: Who is your favorite clothes designer?

BM: I don’t have one, really. I like what I see and buy it.

KW: The Mike Pittman question: What was your best career decision?

BM: To venture out and just do it with no “What ifs?” It was this attitude that helped me partner with my mom on Midway Salon Suites in Carrollton, Texas.

KW: Was there a meaningful spiritual component to your childhood?

BM: Yes, I went to church almost every day with my granny. So, I was pretty much raised in the church house. I accepted Christ as my savior and my God. I turn to him FIRST before any single thing I do, to make sure I’m doing the right thing. My granny taught me that and always showed me how to do that.

KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

BM: A beautiful black woman, inside and out, who has faced a lot of challenges in life, who still keeps her head held high and smiles through it all. I’ve been blessed… truly blessed.

KW: The Dana Perino question: What keeps you up at night?

BM: I believe I was a rock star in my past life. [LOL] I literally don’t go to bed until 2 or 3 am. I feel like I can think better at night and get things done. It may be a Gemini thing.

KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would it be?

BM: To do and have all I want in life.

KW: The Ling-Ju Yen question: What is your earliest childhood memory?

BM: Going to my granny’s house every single weekend to hang out with her, whether that meant going to church or visiting a half-dozen different grocery stores in a day to find a good deal. She was and still is a coupon clipper.

KW: The Melissa Harris-Perry question: How did your first big heartbreak impact who you are as a person?

BM: My first heartbreak taught me about people and friends. It taught me to choose my friends wisely, and also to watch who I call my friend. And to never let a boy with a cute face sweet talk you. [LOL]

KW: The Teri Emerson question: When was the last time you had a good laugh?

BM: The other day with my mom. Every time I’m with my mom and family, I laugh so much. My mom is a comedienne, like, literally, the funniest person I know.

KW: The “Realtor to the Stars” Jimmy Bayan’s question: What’s your dream locale in Los Angeles to live?

BM: I honestly don’t know. I’m always on the go when I’m in LA.

KW: The Viola Davis question: What’s the biggest difference between who you are at home as opposed to the Brandi we see on the red carpet?

BM: I’m a pretty laid-back, chill type of girl. No makeup, hair pulled up, and in sweatpants.

KW: The Anthony Anderson question: If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?

BM: To hear what people are thinking.

KW: The Judyth Piazza question: What key quality do you believe all successful people share?

BM: They all hustle.

KW: What’s in your wallet?

BM: Besides the obvious things, there are coins for toy vending machines for my baby, pictures of my him and me, pictures of my husband and me, and pictures of my mom.

KW: Thanks again for the time, Brandi, and best of luck with the new season.

BM: Thank you, Kam. It’s been fun.

Source:  Baret News Wire

APEX GEAR Brings All-Inclusive Brand to Bow Hunting

 

APEX GEAR Brings All-Inclusive Brand to Bow Hunting

by Craig Lamb

Bow hunting is undergoing phenomenal growth, with no end in sight. Statistics show that this burgeoning interest is a trend that continues broadening every year. And as interest in the sport grows, so does the number of products available to make archery shooting and bow hunting gear more accessible and adaptable for everyone. APEX GEAR is a leader in the sport, with new cutting-edge products introduced each year that appeal to dedicated, experienced archers.

AG Slide AccessoriesBow hunters recognize APEX GEAR sights as the brightest aiming points in the industry. The sights give the shooter greater contrast under all shooting conditions, resulting in quicker sight alignment, better target acquisition and a clearer sight picture. APEX GEAR sights are ideal for dusk, dawn and other low-light hunting conditions. Each APEX GEAR product is hunter proven, and will increase your odds of success, whether target shooting or bow hunting.

You’ve invested a lot in your equipment, opting for the best bow money can buy; don’t skimp on your sights. Quality archery sights go hand-in-hand with deadly accuracy.

Here’s a look at some of the standouts in the APEX GEAR lineup:

 

 

COVERT PRO Sight with PWR-DOT Technology

What it is: Precise PWR-DOT Illuminated Center-Dot Technology reticle features an ultra-bright, fully adjustable

Covert Pro

Covert Pro

LED embedded in the lens.

What it does: New technology gives you an adjustable green LED center dot with 11 brightness settings, providing you with superior long-distance accuracy.

Why you need it: Besides the unique fully adjustable LED technology, the sight can be dialed-in for deadly accuracy using just one-hand. Aperture housing allows for easy vertical and horizontal tilt adjustments for more fine-tuning options. Over 60 pre-marked yardage tapes are included to make set-up a breeze.

 

COVERT Sight Series

What it is: Choose between either a single-pin model featuring VERSA•PIN TECHNOLOGY or an adjustable four-pin model.

What it does: The single-pin version allows you to change pin size and pin color in seconds while mounted on your bow – nothing else in the industry like it! And the four-pin version, equipped with the standard roving bracket, helps to make it the ultimate adjustable multi-pin hunting sight.

Why you need it:  No other company in the industry has the single-pin VERSA-PIN technology that allows the shooter to change pin size and pin color in seconds. Not to mention that the sight comes with interchangeable 0.010” diameter or 0.019” diameter pins. Both included! And locked, the COVERT four-pin works like a traditional fixed pin sight. Unlocked, it can be dialed in for deadly accuracy.

 

ATTITUDE Sight With OPTI-CHOICE PIN SELECTOR

ATTITUDE WITH OPTI-CHOICE PIN SELECTOR

ATTITUDE WITH OPTI-CHOICE PIN SELECTOR

What it is: Compact, ultra-lightweight sight that includes the OPTIC-CHOICE PIN SELECTOR as well as PRO-BRITE Pin Technology.

What it does: Allows the shooter to select which pin best represents the target’s distance by rotating the OPTIC-CHOICE PIN SELECTOR.  The OPTI-CHOICE PIN SELECTOR has an on/off brightness indicator and with the push of a button, allows for multiple brightness settings (Low, Medium, High, Off). And the PRO-BRITE Pin Technology kicks in to minimize pin-gap and maximizes pin brightness.

Why you need it: The option to choose the pin that best matches the target’s distance and then have the ability to select a low, medium high or off brightness setting for that particular pin is a huge advantage for multi-pin sight users.

 

ATTITUDE Sight Series

What it is: Offering PRO-BRITE Pin Technology in all models, choose between standard or micro-adjustable versions for fine click windage/elevation adjustments contained in the compact, ultra-lightweight series.

What it does: The PRO-BRITE Pin Technology minimizes pin-gap and maximizes pin brightness, while fine-tuning your bow on the fly is made easier while using the micro-adjustable settings.

Why you need it: Super bright rugged sight pins, zero pin gap, and with the turn of a knob, you can dial the sight in for pinpoint accuracy.

 

APEX GEAR is PERFORMANCE DRIVEN. To learn more about their complete line of sights, quivers, stabilizers and other accessories, visit apex-gear.com.

 

Original Source; Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

You Lucky Dog Rescue Saving Dogs from Extremely Harsh Circumstances

 

by Denise Carey-Costa

A recent Facebook posting stated “10,000 animals will lose their lives in a shelter today, what are you doing about it?” Why so many animals end up in shelters is the million dollar question. Perhaps people are living with the myth that turning an animal over to a shelter does not create any hardship whatsoever for the animal or the shelter workers. Perhaps they just don’t care that their irresponsible actions do have a lasting impact on those that are out there day in and day out trying to care for everyone’s unwanted animals.Brady

As long as these self-centered individuals are off the hook, relieved of their responsibilities and able to go on with their carefree, happy lives, that is all that matters to them. These callous members of the public fail to realize how their actions have a direct effect on the rescuers who have to see the horrors and neglect some of these poor animals have suffered.

With resources dwindling and finances stretched to the limit, many rescues are sinking into debt. There is that constant influx of “just one more” in desperate need that cannot be turned away.

You Lucky Dog Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering and finding homes for dogs in the Greater Atlanta Area. They are a volunteer and foster home-based dog rescue organization. They do not leave family behind at a kill shelter. They do not only rescue healthy dogs but also provide care and sanctuary for those that are ill and injured.

They recently took in two extreme hardship cases. Brady, a medium sized cattle dog was found in the yard of a Good Samaritan who took him in. He was obviously attacked by another animal or animals. The person who found him began emailing rescues to try to get help for him. You Lucky Dog Rescue stepped up for Brady. However, they were not aware of the extent of his injuries.

They knew the injuries that could be seen by the naked eye were bad enough but what they didn’t know was what was going on underneath his fur. Upon close examination, the vet team realized that Brady had sustained more extensive wounds. He was sedated and shaved. Due to the severity of Brady’s wounds, he had to have more drainage tubes and this hospital stay was extended.
$580 in donations was received as a result of the first post about Brady. They are still in need of an additional $850 to cover his vetting bill. Without intervention, Brady would have surely perished. His wounds were infected and filled with maggots.

Brady fortunately is in the recovery stage and is now in need of a foster/recovery home. He will do best in a calm environment with a patient foster(s).

You Lucky Dog Rescue will cover all vetting expenses while Bradley is being fostered but request that the foster home be in the Atlanta area to continue to utilize their partner vets and attend adoption/outreach events.

Another hardship case taken on by You Lucky Dog Rescue was dropped off at the local animal control facility with one of his hind legs cut off. Based on the description of the cut, it is very clean and gives the impression someone used a machete on him.

You Lucky Dog Rescue was not going to let this little guy down either. They took him in and are in the process of having him vetted, neutered, and a full amputation of the severed leg. This will cost the rescue approximately $1,900. All of this requires much dedication, hard work, funding, compassion and a true love for animals. They are achieving so much with so little.

Like the majority of rescue groups across the nation You Lucky Dog Rescue is a small, all volunteer rescue organization that does not have a large amount of reserve funds. They rely on the generosity of compassionate supporters to help them help the dogs in need. If you would like to help You Lucky Dog Rescue with Brady and the dog with the severed leg, please donate to:

http://youluckydogrescue.org/donate/.

To learn more about the heroes of You Lucky Dog Rescue visit their website:
http://youluckydogrescue.org/.

https://www.facebook.com/youluckydogrescue.

You Lucky Dog Rescue is an IRC 501c3 Non-Profit, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

“Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless.”

Mathew 25:35

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Chill-ery Clinton please don’t do social media!

 

Chill-ery Clinton please don’t do social media!

 

I’m Will Roberts, and this is the Daily Scream! Ahhh, Here we go! Stop just stop! I just saw the video of Hillary Clinton and her coffee cup “Chill-arary Clinton she sells. If you haven’t seen it, I’m hear to tell you, AVOID IT!

 

It just confirms that some folks should stick to two cups and a string and not mess with the new technology.  Now Hillary may be a little difference because she is a double fisted texter, tweeter and emailer. And she is by no way the worst politician on social media, maybe just the most awkward.

 

it could be because she has been out of the mother of a teen phase for a while. And she forgot what young people want from us older folks … Nothing!.  Plus, we all know the best way reach kids is to, IGNORE THEM!

 

However, politician Lindsey Gram posted a YouTube video to the Donald. They call it “How to destroy your cell phone” and it is pretty cool, hip & funny. But, I can bet you it was written by 20 old & Mr. Gram was kept to one line in the piece, which was a good one-liner,  It also was not targeting young folks.
Watching out of touch politician on social media, is like watching peoples accident videos on YouTube. It starts off good, but then, bam! We watch these videos because we know the person is either going to get hurt, or it’s going to be damn funny.

 

Politicians, how about you leave the socializing to us Americans, and you all just stick to showing us you can complete a job IF you can.

 

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Will

 

Chill-ery Clinton please don’t do social media!-Will Roberts-The Daily Scream

 

Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle