Ogden, Utah - One of the highlights for the Professional Outdoor Media Conference each year is the Product Showcase. That's where vendors and manufacturers bring out their latest goods and wares for those of us in the Outdoor Media to see. One of the first items to catch my eye was the Crosman's Benjamin® Rogue™ .357 Big Bore ePCP™ Air Rifle. This bolt-action beauty is computer controlled so that each shot receives the same amount of pressure (800 fps) no matter how much air is left in the tank. Whether or not you use the auto-indexing clip, shooters can fire as much as 20 small grain shots and 4 large grain shots before refilling the tank
A surprise on the circuit was the appearance of Under Armour. Like most, I associate Under Armour with football, basketball, hockey ... your basic team sports. But the more I thought about it the more it made sense. They've been developing some great products as they venture into all types of clothing including footwear. And a quick look at their website reveals everything from the boots pictured above to pants to gloves and about anything else a hunter could ask for.
Something out of my scope of expertise were the Tri-Tronics electronic dog training products. Compact, waterproof and sporting a range of .5 to 2 miles, they even have a trade-up program that allows the buyer to get the latest and greatest unit at a discount when you trade in your old unit.
These are just a few of the multiple products put out on display. There was Winchester, Browning, Cabela's, Hobie, Alpine Products and more. In due time, we'll share a look at some of those products too. Until then, Kyle and Kerrin will take you back to Camp Perry.