Hawk Hunting is coming to market with a new line of hunting products for those that “Hunt from Above”. I have been given the opportunity to receive some of their accessory products, and now that I’ve used them a bit I wanted to share them with you.
To be honest, I rarely accept products from new, start-up companies that provide little information about their products. In Hawk’s case, I had no information about the products other than, “we’ll send you a pull-up rope, some tree hooks, and other accessories.”
A pull-up rope? A tree hook? Really? What can be so innovative or revolutionary about these items? Why would a new company branch (horrible pun unintended) into the treestand accessories market?
I had my doubts about these products, but that was before I received them or used them. Those doubts have since been erased, and I can say with certainty that these products do bring a level of innovation and detail that the accessory markets needs.
Jab’ Handle Tree Hook
This hook features a flip-out screw, and an ergonomic handle/hanger. I love that the threads fold into the handle for easy and safe transport, and that the AugerTip threads deploy with a confident “click”, thanks to the auto-locking lever mechanism.
The hook/handle provides a solid hold and plenty of leverage to make allow for quick installation in even the hardest of trees. The tough rubber shell allow for a secure hold and also means that adding or removing gear from the hook is quiet.
The Tactical Tree Hook
I can’t tell you how many times I have packed a regular tree hook in my hunting pack, only to later reach in my bag and jab myself in the hand, or find that the hook’s threads have put a hole in my pack.
Hawk’s Tactical Tree Hook solves both of those problems by allowing me to clip the hook to the outside of my pack – where it’s always easy to find and access – and the sharp AugerTip threads are safely stored away within the thread protector. This heavy-duty hook has a 60lb. capacity, but is also gentle on delicate finishes thanks to it’s rubberized coating, which also means that this hook is quiet.
Twist-up Hoist Line
You want me to trust my bow and treestand in the grip of a glorified twist tie? Yes, that’s what Hawk wants you to try.
I was very skeptical about this product, but now I honestly can’t imagine going back to a regular, clip-style hoist rope. Hawk’s Twist-Up Hoist Line features a 25′ anti-tangle flat cord, which works very well, but the true magic is in the GearTie attachment.
The GearTie is, as I mentioned, like a commercial/industrial/heavy-duty twist tie. It’s powerful enough to hold your bow on a bumpy, 25′ haul up to your tree. Attaching the GearTie is simple, absolutely silent, and is surprisingly strong. Although the wire inside the GearTie is strong, it’s coated with a soft, rubberized outer shell, which won’t harm your bow’s finish.
Gogadget Bow Arm
This item is for the gadget junky and the all-day hunter. The Gogadget Bow Arm will not only hold your bow, it’ll also give a spot to hang your calls, optics, rangefinder, rattling antlers, or just about anything else you need for your hunts.
This arm quietly moves where you need it, thanks to it’s 2-axis adjustment. The bow hook itself features 360-degree rotation, and can be angled up or down – placing your just where you need it, so that you can reach it undetected.
I appreciate how quiet and easy this bow arm is to operate in the tree, but what really won me over is how light and packable it is. I’m not used to giant tree arms, so at first this thing felt huge when fully deployed, but it packs up and fits into the side pocket of my pack without weighing me down.
I’ll be honest, I had little interest in reviewing a tree hook or pull-up rope. Tree hooks, pull-up ropes, and tree arms are products that have been around for a long time, so I’m always a skeptic when a new company says that they’re changing the game in this area. But, I have to give it to Hawk – they’ve won me over.
I can’t wait to learn more about their brand new line, and see what else they release in the future. I know very little about the guys behind Hawk, but I do know this – they have over 50 years of combined experience developing products for some of the biggest names in the hunting industry. They have knowledge and experience, and it shows in the level of thought and detail that they’ve put into their products.
Keep an eye on HawkHunting.com, which will be launching very soon and will include details on these products and more.