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PA Rifle Season Hunting

Tradition, there’s plenty of it this time of year. The time of year when you look at the calendar a few more times than you normally would. A time of year when you spend those vacation days as carefully as you do your hard-earned dollars. Making that time off last and giving yourself as much valuable time in the woods as you can.

 

Whether you’re heading up to camp or a stand close to home – this is an exciting time of year. A year’s worth of preparation from spring scouting, through the summer heat, and now opening morning is finally here. Dust off your blaze orange vest and that lucky hat because we’re ready for the deer rifle season in Pennsylvania.

 

Preparation almost seems like most of the fun the more seasons we take part in. Make no mistake it can be tough with work and school schedules. Carving out precious time to head to the range and make sure your trusted rifle is dialed in and ready when you need it. Putting in the work and knowing our gear is ready for the woods is what makes Pennsylvania hunters the envy of so many other states. We have a long history of serious hunters from Daniel Boone all the way down to our own families.

 

Understanding the value of the best gear you can afford for yourself is something we understand, because, like you, we know what helps you succeed from the high country up north, to the farm fields in the south. We’ve spent those mornings in the stand learning expensive lessons from cheap gear sold at the big box stores. If you’ve been thinking about replacing a piece of gear that’s seen better seasons or feel like an upgrade would help make your trip more enjoyable this year, stop out to the store. With a wide array of brands to fit what you’re looking for in quality and price, we can help you find what you need because we use it too.

 

When the temperature drops and you need to be in the stand all day, take a look at the full line of Field Sheer heated jackets and socks. Powered by Mobile Warming technology, it’s the edge you may be looking for at a price that’s far less than what you’ll be willing to pay on a cold cold day in the stand.

 

Also, don’t forget about our extensive line of blaze orange clothing. Blaze orange can fade over time and actually become illegal making you susceptible to a game warden’s ticket book. If you can’t remember that last time you updated your orange, you may want to stop out to look at updating now, so you don’t have any problems later.

 

Rifle scopes, binoculars, and range finders are also all great items to take stock of this time of year. With Antler restrictions for most hunters throughout the state, it’s always good to know if that buck coming towards you from a hundred yards out is legal and worthy of a heavy heartbeat. Knowing your distance and knowing you have a clear shot also gives you the confidence you need when you set out for this season.

 

Finally, don’t forget about our huge footwear section. From hunting to casual, if you need some help keeping dry and warm with new boots and socks, we carry some of the best brands at some of the best prices.

 

So, for what you need for this rifle season, from the backcountry to your backyard, stop in and take a look at the great products we have in stock. From all of us at Kinsey’s Outdoors be excited, be safe, best of luck, and let us know how you do out there.

Brandon’s New Compound Bow Upgrade

Buying a New Compound Bow

Buying a new compound bow is a big purchase no doubt about it. It’s something you’re going to spend a lot of time with sharing both successes and frustrations. A fairly serious investment for most of us, you want to make sure buyer’s remorse and disappointment are the last thoughts you have when you open that bow case on your way to the range or the woods.

As fun as it can be, going to the archery shop looking for a new compound bow can be nerve-racking. It’s understandable with all of the different makes and models, features, and available upgrades. Someone looking to upgrade their bow can be easily overwhelmed by all of the options available to them.

When it comes to the bow buying experience, bigger isn’t always better. Many times, archers will find that sacrificing service for selection is the way to go. You shouldn’t feel like you’re just another transaction. You’re spending a good deal of your money, someone shouldn’t be telling you what to do, they should help guide you through the process by answering any questions you may have.

When looking at some outdated and overused parts of my current bow, I realized it had been over 5 years since I had last upgraded and knew it was time for a trip to the archery counter at Kinsey’s Outdoors. Having been a customer before I was a Field Staff member, I knew that I would have a wide array of options and selection for the brands and models of the newest bows. Not only is it the vast bow selection, but it’s also the archery accessories and arrows I need are all available there in the store. No shipping, no substitutions, no waiting.

The service I’ve always experienced is, to me, how an archery shop should be. Even the staff members I haven’t met are always  happy to help me and answer my questions. It doesn’t matter how busy they are, they want to help you be happy with your purchase and shoot better because they are recreational shooters, archers, and hunters themselves.

Walking back to the bow wall, I found the biggest brands and newest compound bows to pick up and check out. You can look at every catalog and website you want, but there’s just no substitute for holding and drawing back a bow for yourself. You might find the bow you’ve been looking at is a little heavy, not quite the size you thought, or just as perfect as you thought it’d be.

Over the years I’ve shot and hunted with Mathews, Bear, and Hoyt. All three were available with some additional brands like Bowtech to try out as well. I personally feel comfortable shooting a Hoyt and wanted to try out their new Torrex bow. So, in no time at all one of the staff was happy to hand me a few arrows, a release, and walk me over to the test range. There you have nothing to worry about but drawing and shooting at a target roughly 10 yards away.

After a few arrows, Kinsey’s Outdoors Pro Staff member, Doug, was helping me fit my previous sights and rest from my old bow onto my new compound bow. A process that’s not only educational but easy. For the next 20 minutes or so, I just got to hang out and chat about all things hunting with other members of the staff.

Not long after that, it was upstairs to the indoor archery range to sight the bow in at 20 yards. A few adjustments later it was dialed in and ready for the woods. For me, the bow’s weight was perfect, it’s accurate and draws easily from the early season to the late season. That’s all I really ask of my hunting bows and this one delivered on all accounts.

I decided to keep my old bow as a back up in case I need it. You certainly don’t have to and Kinsey’s Outdoors wants to help you sell your old bow if that’s what you need to do in order to buy a new bow. It’s a service I’ve used in the past and they’ll handle all of the details of selling your old bow on consignment. For me, it has helped bridge the gap getting a new bow when I didn’t really want to keep my old bow.

You may know what you want, you may not. Whether you want or need a new compound bow it’s definitely worth the trip to the easy-going archery counter at Kinsey’s Outdoors. They hunt, they shoot, and they have the experience to point you in the right direction to find exactly what you’re looking for.