For the Hunter: A Holiday Gift Guide

For the Hunter: A Holiday Gift Guide

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No matter the type of hunting, you’re sure to find a suitable gift in this list that will enhance the experience.

For the Hunter: A Holiday Gift Guide

Whether the hunter in your life is prepping to step into the field for the first time or they are a seasoned expert, these hunting gift ideas cover a variety of disciplines to ensure a thoughtful gift choice.

Gift categories include Female, Whitetail, Upland, Backcountry, and Waterfowl.

Woman’s Wishlist

Bear Archery Cruzer G2 Compound Bow: $400

Bear Archery Cruzer G2 Compound Bow

The complementing attributes of a bow in a hunter’s hand bring out precision, stealth, and patience. While a firearm can be overwhelming, a bow allows for a more relaxed and thoughtful approach to a tradition of feeding yourself or the family.

Bear’s Archery Cruzer G2 is engineered to maximize adjustability for the end user. The bow comes in at 3 pounds with draw length adjustability from 12 to 30 inches and a draw weight of 5–70 pounds with 70 percent let off. The bow is perfect for a novice archer to begin and expand as strength and expertise increase.

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First Lite Aurora Puffy Jacket: $225

Stepping into the woods without proper outer insulation can ruin the experience. The Aurora Puffy is a 16-ounce insulated jacket with 100-gram 37.5 synthetic insulation.

The jacket actively manages core temperature while the cut is specific to a woman’s body. Plus, it allows for unrestricted movement when drawing a bow or managing a firearm. A DWR finish gives a degree of weather protection that is appreciated when the rain droplets begin to fall.

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Danner Sierra 8” Boot: $340

Danner Sierra 8” Boot

From chasing ringneck pheasants through bluestem grass to hiking over mountains for mule deer, the Danner Sierra is a fantastic, versatile boot that comes in women’s sizing.

This three-season boot is wrapped with an inner Gore-Tex liner with 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation and is made in the USA. A gift to future generations, this boot can be re-crafted in the Danner factory once the tread runs out.

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The Whitetail Hunter

Sitka Fanatic Jacket: $400

The Fanatic Jacket is by far the top engineered whitetail hunting jacket to wear while in the treestand. This Berber fleece includes a Gore-Tex Windstopper barrier to calm those sharp Midwestern winds that chill down to the bone.

Features of the jacket include specifically mapped out Primaloft Silver insulation for maximum insulation effect, diagonal zip to block chilling winds, zippered front muff for hand protection from the cold, magnetic range finder pocket, grunt tube pocket, and a safety harness pass-through port.

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LaCrosse AlphaBurly Pro: $150–190

alpha burly

Leaving behind no scent trails is a hunter’s ambition while entering hunting areas. The LaCrosse AlphaBurly Pro is a built out, scent-free rubber boot up for the conditions. The boot is available in a variety of colorways and insulation options to match your hunting style.

A thick EVA midsole adds comfort, and an embossed liner increases air circulation. The adjustable rear gusset is a finishing touch that lets your foot into the boot without bunching up your pant. The AlphaBurly Pro is available insulation free and up to 1,600 grams for protection in the coldest hunts.

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Nite Ize INOVA T10R Flashlight: $400

NiteIzeInova T10R Flashlight

Pierce the night more than a quarter-mile away with – count ’em – 3,500 lumens of LED light. The rechargeable Nite Ize INOVA T10R runs up to six hours on full blast and 95 hours on low. Besides high and low, it features SOS, strobe, variable dim, and momentary high and strobe modes. Plus, it’s shock-, crush-, and water-resistant.

Nearly every hunter needs a flashlight. Stow this in the truck for emergencies, or to light a kill site for game processing.

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YETI Rambler 26 oz: $30 (holiday sale price)

The 26-ounce Rambler bottle is a universal gift that most anyone can enjoy. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks or meals at a maintained temperature for as long as you can endure the elements in a treestand.

For the hunters, we recommend a red, olive, or black DuraCoat color to match natural coloring. A holiday sale currently has the Rambler at 25 percent off.

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The Bird Hunter

Filson Shelter Cloth Strap Vest: $225

The Shelter Cloth Strap Vest by Filson is a redesigned classic upland vest. This adjustable vest fits snugly for warm early-season hunts and expands out for precise placement over layers for the upland fields covered in mid-winter snow.

The vest includes a classic design with two shell pockets, one rear game pocket, and two front game pockets. The materials include the renowned Filson 11-ounce Shelter Cloth with cotton webbing and blaze orange accents for field safety.

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Gerber Take-A-Part 8″ Game Shear: $15

When the hunt is over and the processing begins, the Gerber Take-A-Part Game Shear is the tool to have. This Gerber product works wonders for all small-game and fish cleaning.

The 8-inch shears are built with high-carbon stainless steel blades, glass-filled nylon handles, and are encased in a ballistic nylon sheath. This tool also separates into two pieces with ease for cleaning and sharpening. The Gerber Take-A-Part Game Shear comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Farm To Feet Ely Medium Weight Mid-Calf Sock: $25

The age-old joke of receiving socks as a gift becomes null and void after experiencing Farm to Feet’s products. A built out hunting and fishing sock line includes options for any hunting pursuit. For bird hunters looking to cover miles while their beloved pointer is on the chase, the Ely Medium Weight option is a great choice.

Thermoregulation is a primary function for hunters covering ground with natural wool materials. The Ely is an advanced hunting sock. It has merino wool with copper fibers in the heel and toe to combat stink-causing microbes. Full-density padding throughout the entire sock maximizes comfort and allows for that last hedgerow walk.

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The Backcountry Hunter

Duckworth Vapor Hoody: $110

Duckworth Vapor Hoody

Specific layering for thermoregulation is a top priority for backcountry hunters. The Vapor Hoody from Duckworth is a lightweight option that excels in a myriad of conditions.

This 100 percent Montana-grown, made-in-the-USA piece reduces body odor after hiking miles to the hunting destination and dries ultra fast. The hood is an effective barrier when the chilled mountain thermals start moving. A versatile piece that is equally at home in spike camp or shoveling snow in the driveway.

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Platypus 4.0L Gravity Filter: $120

Platypus 4.0L Gravity Filter

The Platypus Gravity Filter is a must-have when setting base or spike camp near a water source. The filter system delivers 4 liters of filtered water in a hands-off 2.5 minutes. Simply scoop water, connect the system, and let gravity do the work.

This lightweight filter option is perfect for solo or group trips. The included filter has a lifetime of 1,500 liters of water, which breaks down to 375 filtrations. When it’s time to pack up, simply empty the reservoirs, roll the thin bladders up, and pack the system into its supplied space-saving pack.

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Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insole: $50

Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Insole

A hunter’s top priority is to take care of their feet when hiking miles into the backcountry. Most backcountry hunters are minimalists and a fully loaded pack can be heavy. This is especially true when packing meat out with loads easily reaching over 80-plus pounds.

Superfeet created an insole to accompany your favorite hunting boots. The Trailblazer Comfort Insole features the widest and deepest heel cup, offering a maximum level of support and positioning soft foot tissue in a way that aids shock absorption.

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Waterfowl

Duck Commander Triple Threat: $39

Duck Commander Triple Threat

The Triple Threat call from Duck Commander is built to produce nasally and raspy calls that a Mallard Hen would sound. The polycarbonate material houses the triple-reed system with a friction fit.

This call will assist the novice’s efforts and has a place on the lanyard for an expert duck caller.

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Sitka Callers Glove: $99

Sitka Callers Glove

The Callers Glove is a Gore-Tex-wrapped innovation inspired by field and blind sits. The glove is sold as a single, allowing one hand to be kept free for calling and trigger control.

While sitting in a lull, the top of the glove has a Berber-lined muff pocket to place your free hand in. This well-thought-out product is a perfect gear addition to enhance your time in the blind.

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Banded Redzone Insulated Wader: $329

Banded Redzone Insulated Wader

When it comes to insulating gear, a quality pair of waders is a top priority for waterfowl hunters. Banded has introduced the Redzone Insulated wader for comfort ratings from -10 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Banded engineered these waterproof waders for unrestricted movement with reinforced knee and seat areas. The waders are finished with a 1,600-gram insulated boot. These are perfect for nearly all waterfowl hunting applications, from blind to hiding in the water-filled timber.

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