Posted by Jim Schlender
Here are a few more pix of friends and some interesting products from the February NWTF Convention in Atlanta ...
Ricky Joe Bishop needs no introduction. He's a champion caller and Realtree pro-staffer, as well as a product designer for Flambeau Outdoors. And then there's his own line of Wild Bobbles. Wild what? Bishop's product line includes a Bobble Buck and Bobble Turkey that you can mount on the dashboard of your truck. Will having a Wild Bobble product help you kill a turkey? No. Can you resist buying one? Betcha can't.
You want your wife/honey/significant other to join you for a turkey hunt. She resists. You outfit her with a set of She Safari clothing. She's hooked. Here, She Safari founder Pam Zaitz, a diehard hunter, shows off some lightweight, female-inspired turkey hunting clothing designed just for ladies. T&TH photographer Tes Randle Jolly photographed Pam for the lead photo of the bow-hunting article in our Spring issue.
It's always a pleasure to stop to visit with Harold Knight and David Hale. Lots of new Knight & Hale products for 2008, including the new Hammer Series of slate calls, meant lots of booth traffic.
Hunter's Specialities pro-staffer and champion caller Matt Morrett showed me a prototype of the company's new tent blind, due out this fall. I recently hunted from one of these blinds during a rainy afternoon in Oklahoma. It pops up in seconds and is large enough to accommodate two or even three hunters at a time.