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It's Never Too Early

It's Never Too Early

I know, I know, it’s still July, super hot everywhere, and deer season is, seemingly, a long way off, but time does fly and the fall hunting season will be here before you know it. With the roster of states allowing big bore PCP and air archery hunting growing every year, there is likewise increasing demand for heavy duty air gun products. If you’ve been on the fence about getting into big bore air, now is the time to get equipped and familiar with the gear so you can get in the field and represent the airgun hunting community.

Where You Can Hunt With Air

While the list of states where hunters can use air is growing, the list does not yet include all states. Additionally, a hunter must consider that there are states that do not recognize air archery equipment but do allow big bore PCP hunting. At the time of this writing the following states allow for white tail deer hunting with air archer equipment.: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi (private land only), Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Lousianna has legislation pending that would further expand air archery and PCP airgun hunting at this time.

The list of states where PCP airgun hunting is permissible is quite a bit larger and might just hold a few surprises for some readers. There is some variance in what exactly will constitute an acceptable PCP rifle as different states figured their regulations apart from other states. This is understandable as states are fully capable of determining what their laws and regulations are for their people. For more information on these states we highly recommend you do two things. First, go to the Airgun Sporting Association to see for yourself the basic information for your state. Secondly, pull up your respective state’s game and fish website to learn seasons, zones, and any other pertinent information for air gun hunting.

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Vermont. As stated above, Louisiana has legislation awaiting a signature as well as West Virginia. Once Louisiana and West Virginia are on board, there will be 26 states on the airgun hunting train!

I wager that a few of you were surprised that some states are not included in this list and that some states in the northeast are. Yes, Maine and Vermont are airgun friendly states!

Now do remember that we are just writing about states that allow for large game here in this article. All states with the exception of Hawaii and Mississippi allow for small game hunting with airguns. I have no idea what is going on with Mississippi.

Air Archery or Big Bore PCP's for Hunting!

If you want to take a stab at air archery, look no further than our AirSaber line. The newer addition to the AirSaber family is the AIrSaber Elite– a two barreled arrow flinging monster of a PCP. Like the original AirSaber, the Elite is bringing big power, over 135 ft.lbs of energy at the muzzle, and major speed, over 450 fps with a 376 grain arrow. But it does this twice within seconds, if needed. The AirSaber Elite functions kind of like a side-by-side shotgun. Just load up both “barrels” when you get settled in and you are ready to go… with insurance.

This isn’t to say the original AirSaber is some sort of disappointment. While it does only have one barrel, it is a bit lighter than the newer twin barrel Elite model. As far as power goes, you don’t lose anything with the original AirSaber. It’s still cranking out 450 plus FPS and over 135 ft lbs of energy as well. Both of these PCP arrow guns use the same specialized arrow which is sold in a six-pack and will accept just about any fixed or mechanical broadhead.

On the lighter side of the air archery business is the newly released AirJavelin Pro. Like the original AirJavelin, this new “Pro” designation uses a shorter, lighter 170 grain arrow and is extremely compact and easy to handle. The difference is that the Pro is powered by air rather than CO2. This PCP version will fling an arrow over 350 fps with this added power capacity. This translates into a power increase of 50% over the CO2 powered AirJavelin. With 52 ft lbs of energy at your command, there are some places where whitetail deer can be hunted with this compact PCP arrow gun.

Our heavy hitting Hammer is still the only 2-shot big bore PCP in town. The .50 caliber Hammer is authoritative in the power department, bringing well over 600 ft lbs of energy with most all .510 diameter projectiles. Like all PCPs, high pressure air is the star of the show and the Hammer features an on-board 24 cubic inch carbon fiber tank that will allow for 3 full power shots on a complete fill to 4,500 psi.

Any of the above PCP products can take advantage of the ReadyAir PCP high pressure air pump system Umarex makes. This electric pump can operate off of either AC or DC current and is a maintenance free design. What this means is that there is no need to check the oil level, run a cooling line through a bucket of ice water. The ReadyAir features powerful cooling fans, heat protection circuitry, and is programmable to shut off when it reaches the required pressure you have set it for.

It's Hot Now - Get Prepared!

It may be the wrong time of year for hunting, but it’s the right time of year to get your gear in order so you will be ready when the right time gets here. With shipping and inventory issues still at the forefront of issues in this brave new world, it just pays off to be ready well in advance of your needs. Check out the these products on our website by clicking on the highlighted text above!

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