2018’s best new hunting and bowhunting gear


Make the most of your time afield with the year’s top firearms, bows, optics, apparel and more

This past January marked the 40th anniversary of the massive Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, with more than 65,000 industry insiders descending on Las Vegas to display and review the latest equipment for hunters and sport shooters. Once again, OC hunting editor Ken Bailey surveyed the immense range of offerings to pinpoint the best new items for Canadian hunters. And long-time archery contributor Brad Fenson did the same at this year’s equally impressive Archery Trade Association Show.


Keep in mind that many of these products are only now arriving here, so please contact the respective manufacturers or distributors for information on local availability and pricing. In the meantime, have fun making your shopping list!

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