Buyer's Guide 2004 - Hunting Gear

These products will help you out in the field.

Field & Stream Online Editors

1. Beloptix | Trophy Sunglasses
For days when the sun and the clouds battle for dominance, the Trophy series features photochromic lenses that darken or lighten in response to changing light conditions. The polarized lenses-available in purple, orange, yellow, and amber-provide complete protection from UVA and UVB rays. $169; 860-434-9191; www.beloptix.com

2. Hunter's View | Trophy Den
Waste no more time building makeshift blinds with deadfalls and branches. The spacious (5x5-foot) pop-up Trophy Den features 12 shooting windows plus a roof slot for taking waterfowl and crows. $110; 309-689-1113; www.huntersview.com

3. Primos | "The Freak" Turkey Call
Most friction-based turkey calls require two hands to work-bad news when a wary gobbler is approaching and you need to mount your gun. But The Freak, which produces a clean, high pitch with a Grave Digger striker, can be strapped to a leg or gunstock for easy one-handed operation right up to the last second._ $28; 800-523-2395; www.primos.com_

4. MapCard | Digital Map Database
Subscribe to MapCard's online mapping database and have unlimited access to more than 55,000 USGS topographical maps and aerial photos that cover 85 percent of the United States. Plus, you can download maps to your hard drive and customize them by adding icons, text, GPS waypoints, and secret hunting spots. $15 per year; 651-688-7665; www.mapcard.com