2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HUNTER IN YOUR HOME!

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Shopping for a hunter isn't always an easy task. We've put together a solid list of hunting gear and other gifts that the hunter in your home is sure to love!

GIFTS UNDER $25

The Sling Saddle Shoulder Clip

Creed Outdoors Sling Saddle Shoulder ClipDo you stow your rifle away in your pack or sling it over your shoulder and hold it with your hands while hunting? The Sling Saddle Shoulder Clip quickly clips onto your hunting pack and secures your rifle sling from sliding off of your shoulder. I've hunted with mine for years and I wont hunt without it anymore. The Sling Saddle is a gift that every hunter is sure to love!

The MeatEater Fish And Game Cookbook 

THE MEATEATER GUIDE TO COOKING FISH AND GAME

There's nothing better than going hunting and filling your freezer with some delicious venison. However, hunters struggle to get creative with how we cook that venison after the hunt. If you want to spice up your kitchen and impress your friends and family with your cooking skills you're going to want to have this book in your life. Steven Rinella has done a great job with this book in showing you many different ways to prepare anything from Squirrel, Fish, Deer, Elk, etc. 

After Reading The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook any hunter should be capable of preparing some very delicious meals.

Thermacell Mosquito Repeller                  

Thermacell

 There is nothing worse than being on a hunt and finding yourself under assault by mosquitos. The Thermacell Mosquito Repeller does a fantastic job at creating a barrier that mosquitos don't want to penetrate. The refills are cheap and can be found almost anywhere.  Its compact, light and is a great addition to any hunters pack no matter where they hunt. This is a gift that is sure to keep on giving year after year. 

 

LifeStraw Water Filter

LifeStraw

For most hunters heading out to hunt isn't anything that you need to be too worried about. But that doesn't mean it's not important to carry items with you that can keep you alive if you have an emergency. 

The LifeStraw Water filter is something I would consider an essential item for your pack. Especially since water is the source of life. These handy tools make it easy to find water just about anywhere. Its a tool you hope you never need, but you'll be glad you have it if an emergency arises.

The MeatEater Guide To Wilderness Skills and Survival

Meat Eater Survivor Skills Book

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival is the perfect antidote to the sensationalism of the modern survival genre.  Among other skills, readers will learn about old-school navigation and essential satellite tools, how to build a basic first-aid kit and apply tourniquets, and how to effectively purify water using everything from ancient methods to cutting-edge technologies. This book is a great way to make any hunter feel comfortable and competent when out in the wild.

 

Soft Rifle Case

Rifle Soft Case

when purchasing a rifle it is often a big purchase. Its important to protect that investment. a Soft Rifle Case is a great way to protect your gun at home and in the field. They're light, but often provide good padding that will protect your rifle in various situations. They make a great gift for anyone looking to protect their guns.

 

Allen Rifle Sling

Allen Rifle Sling
Anyone who has ever hunted with a rifle know a rifle sling is essential. Allen makes a great sling that is comfortable and has worked well with my rifles. I haven't ever had to worry about whether my Allen Rifle sling would fail in the field. I've had that with other slings, but not with this. This would be a great addition to anyone receiving a gun this holiday season, or for someone who recently purchased a new gun.

GIFTS OVER $25

ONX MAPS

OnX Maps

A GPS is an essential piece of equipment when hunting. Knowing where you are, where you've been, and where you plan to go can literally make or break your hunts. On X Hunt has created a tool that I consider an essential item for all hunters. It enables you to see hunting unit boundaries, view property lines for private land, get contact info for private land owners to request permission to hunt, download maps for offline use, etc. 

I use this every year to e-scout my areas and ensure I have a solid plan, prior to my hunt. This is definitely a gift for every hunter!

Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger

 

Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger

Cell phones and other electronic devices are becoming more and more critical in the field as hunter. Many hunters will leave early in the morning and spend the entire day in the field, often using their phone mapping software as their guide. Due to the high amount of usage you will likely find that you need to recharge mid-day.  The Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger is a great device that supports both wireless and wired charging for your devices. I've loved having this in my pack. This product makes a great gift for any hunter in todays world.

The Sling Saddle Combo

Creed Outdoors Sling Saddle Combo
With the Sling Saddle Combo you can carry your rifle completely HANDS FREE. It offers a solution to a common problem of your rifle sling trying to slide off your shoulder. Nearly all rifle hunters struggle with this issue when carrying a rifle. This is one of my favorite, yet simple, additions to my hunting pack. The Sling Saddle Combo makes a great gift for every hunter. Its the gift that will keep on giving, hunt after hunt!

Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

Black Diamond Head Lamp

A headlamp is a critical tool for every hunter, regardless of time of year. Hunters often leave long before for sunrise and head home after sunset especially if you just shot an animal. $50 for a headlamp may sound pricey, but if you've gone through as many headlamps as I have you know getting a good one can make a huge difference when you need it. The Black diamond headlamp includes some great features including being waterproof. It's a very reliable headlamp designed to be ready when you need it. 

OUTDOOR EDGE KNIVES

Outdoor Edge

A hunting Knife is a necessity for every hunter. While many different brand exist for knives you ofter find your blade going dull after a few uses. The Outdoor Edge knives are great because the blades replaceable, so at the first sign of dullness you can quickly swap them out. Outdoor edge offers a variety of knives and kits for outdoorsmen. I recommend picking one up for the hunter in your home. This is a gift that every hunter is sure to love!

Midland Two Way Radios

Midland 2-Way Radios

Communication is key with everything we do in life. Whether you're hunting with someone or have people waiting for you back a hunt camp solid communication can be invaluable. Midland has done a great job with these 2-way radios not only do they have a 38 mile range, but they also have a vibrate mode and allow you to disable all sounds. This will make it a lot less likely that you'll spook an animal when you're communicating with others. These are a solid set of radios that I have used for a few years and have loved them.

  

Campark Trail Camera

Campark Trail Camera

I've found that successful hunts typically come from those who prepare. Taking the time to setup a trail camera can give you good insights into animal movements (and people too if you hunt public land). There are literally hundreds of trail cameras on the market today ranging anywhere from $25 to $500. I personally prefer to stay under $50-75 for any cameras I purchase because it allowed me to purchase a few at the time. The Campark Trail camera has tons of great features, is compact and reliable. This makes a great gift for anyone looking to improve their future hunts and be more prepared on which area could deliver increased odds on your hunt.

GIFTS OVER $100

Vortex Optics Diamondback Roof Prism Binoculars 8x42

Vortex Diamondback Binoculars 10x42
Optics, Optics, Optics, and did I mention Optics? A good set of eyes is essential when hunting. You can often find binoculars for under $100. However, you often you find that the quality of the glass and the overall product isn't great when you go that cheap. I highly recommend Vortex. To date, they have never failed me. In addition they offer an unconditional Lifetime Guarantee on their products. that means if you break it, they'll replace it! I personally received these as a gift a few years ago and have loved having them. 

6-Tray Dehydrator

6-tray dehydrator
Everyone loves jerky. The most common question i get asked after I shoot a big game animal, is if I will give them jerky. Don't spend money year after year going to the meat processor. Pick up this 6-tray dehydrator. It has stackable trays are perfect for all different kinds of jerky, plus the 360-degree circulation ensures even cooking for each piece. My mouth is watering just thinking about the deliciousness that can come from this!

 

Exo Mountain Gear K3 4800

EXO MOUNTAIN GEAR K3 4800
A good hunting pack can make or break your hunts. The Exo Mountain Gear K3 4800 is a perfect do-it-all hunting pack. The K3 4800 offers the space you need to pack for a weeklong backcountry trip, yet can still compress down to a streamlined profile when only carrying the essentials. It does carry a high price tag, but when it comes to packs I can promise you don't want to go skimpy. If this is within your price range, it definitely will not disappoint. 

Rocky Men's Hunting Boots

Rocky Mens Hunting Boots
You need good boots. Selecting a good pair of boots for the right time of year is a key piece to your hunting gear. Make sure you take the time to think about the time of year you'll be hunting, when buying your boots. These Rocky Retraction 800G Hunting Boots are rated well, waterproof, and would be a great pair of boots to use virtually anytime of the year. They make a great gift for the year round hunter.

Columbia Men's Winter Hiking Boots

Cold Weather Columbia Bugaboot II

Protecting your feet in the wilderness is essential. So ensuring you have a solid pair of boots to protect them should be at the top of your list. These Columbia Bugaboo II Boots are fantastic boots that are rated well for cold and wet winter weather.  Not only will they keep your feet warm and dry, but their extremely comfortable. These would make a great gift for any hunter who enjoys hunting during the colder months of the year. 

 

Primos Double Bull Surround View 270 Blind

Primos Double Bull surround view 270 Blind

 Over the years blinds have continually gotten better and better. The Primos Double Bull Surround View 270 Blind is a prime example of just how good a blind can be. From the outside, the blind looks like a normal hunting blind. From the inside you have a 270 degree open view. No longer are you limited to just one or two windows to look through on your blind. This blind would make for an amazing gift that any hunter would be lucky to receive. 

Summit Tree stand Viper SD

Summit Treestands 81120 Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
A tree stand is a great way to step up your game. Many hunters across the country on foot, which can be a great way to find and kill big game. However when you're in a tree stand 20-50 ft above the ground, you have a whole new ball game. Elevating yourself above the animals gives you an opportunity to see big game from a long ways out. In addition they are a lot less likely to see or smell you, as they don't typically anticipate being hunted from above. The Summit Tree Stand is a great and reliable gift for any hunter.

Garmin InReach GPS and Satellite Messenger

Garmin InReach GPS UnitThe Garmin InReach GPS works off of a 100 percent global Iridium satellite system. This gives you the coverage you need to have two way text messaging from anywhere in the world, in addition to your standard GPS needs. The text messaging feature does require a satellite subscription, but if you're like me its worth it. No longer is your spouse sitting up wondering if you got hurt, or where you are. They can ping your location at anytime, send you messages and ensure you're taken care of in the event you do have an incident. The Garmin InReach GPS is an awesome gift that both the hunter and their family can appreciate.

I'm sure we could continue to add to this list as there are so many great gifts out there that a hunter is sure to love.

Leave a comment down below to let us know what you think some great holiday gifts ideas are. We'd love to hear what your ideal gifts would be, if we didn't already cover them above.


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