Bobby Boswell’s Gear List 2017

Boswell Gear List 2017 (Excel file) Boudreaux Boswell Gear List 2017 The above documents show the complete list of equipment that Boudreaux Boswell of the DIY Sportsman podcast used in 2017. Keep in mind, Boswell currently lives in Utah and is hunting a combination of elk and mule deer, but still comes back to the mid-West […]

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Episode 9 – Ultimate Gear Review 2017

Ultimate Gear Review 2017 In their final podcast of 2017, Garrett and Bobby dive into a full on review of all the new products they tried over the course of the year. Archery equipment is tackled first, from compound and trad bows to arrows, insert systems, and broadheads. Next, the two cover new camping gear […]

Garrett’s Deer Hunting Gear List (Updated to be Current)

Overview Here is my deer hunting gear list (not including clothing, which is covered in a separate gear list post). Often I try new things, so likely on any given day my gear may vary from what is shown below. However, when I find something that is truly an improvement, I will update this list. […]

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Styrka S9 Binocular Review 8×42

Styrka S9 8×42 Binoculars Like a lot of Midwest hunters, for most of my life I’ve used binoculars in what I consider the “good” category, ranging generally in the couple hundred dollar range. I’ve also handled my share of what I’d consider “cheap” binoculars, the Walmart or eBay variety that will make you think you […]

Shapeoko 3xl

New CNC Router – Shapeoko 3XL

I’ve invested in a new tool for the garage, a CNC Router. The Shapeoko 3XL from Carbide3d allows me to carve intricate and repeatable shapes from wood, plastic, and soft metal like aluminum. In the video, I overview some of the learning obstacles I needed to overcome, and explain my basic workflow and work holding […]

Trigger stick

Primos Trigger Stick Review – Short Tripod

I’ve been using the Primos Trigger sticks (tripod version) for the past year and have developed an opinion on their usefulness as both a shooting rest and a miscellaneous tripod. As a shooting rest, they work every bit as well as you’d expect them too. They are expensive, yet, they are really your only option […]

Fourth Arrow Rex

Fourth Arrow Rex Arm Review

The Fourth Arrow Rex Arm is a $79 extension that mounts onto any standard tripod with a 3/8″ thread. It allows the user to swing a camera in a 360 degree loop in order to see around blind spots when hunting out of a ground blind. Interestingly, it can also be used by left handed […]

Deer Hunting Clothing

Deer Hunting Clothing Review 2017

This is a thorough review of all of the deer hunting clothing I wore (also used scouting and spring turkey hunting this year). Some of the clothing I’ve been using for several years now. Some of the clothing I had bought new for 2016-2017. Overall, my clothing is a mix of Cabelas brand and First […]

Deeper Pro+

Deeper Pro+ Shore Fishing Thoughts

In this video, I’m giving some brief thoughts on how a smart sonar like the Deeper Pro Plus is able to give an edge to shore fishermen, particularly those who fish areas without well mapped lakes or streams. Here’s a link to a video review of the Deeper Pro+ with an ice fishing focus: Deeper […]

Deeper Pro

Deeper Pro+ Review – Ice Fishing

The Deeper Pro Plus is the top of the line smart phone fish finder from Deeper. This unit communicates with your smart phone or tablet using WiFi. This review focuses on ice fishing, specifically looking at features like signal delay, interference, display modes, battery life, target separation, and overall usability. Here’s a link to the […]