November 30, 2020
Tis' the season for giving, and that includes hunting, fishing, and shooting gifts. If you have friends or family who love the outdoors, here are some holiday gift ideas for the sportsmen or sportswomen in your life.
When shopping for a gift for your favorite hunter, keep this in mind—they are always thinking about "next season."
Moultrie Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod
The Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod is one of the most economical options for a reliable wildlife feeder. The tough polymer hopper will hold more than 150 pounds of corn and features the Pro II Hunter Feeder Kit with an adjustable funnel, plastic spin plate, ABS plastic housing, feed-level estimator, battery indicator and external power port. The feeder kit will feed up to 6 different times per day from 1 to 20 seconds per feeding. The Deer Feeder Pro II is easy to fill with the fill opening sitting at 5.5 ft. tall. MSRP: $139.99; moultriefeeders.com
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Outdoor Edge RazorBone
This is what every hunter needs: a folding knife that never needs sharpening and will process game start to finish. Three 3.5” drop-point blades, two 5” boning/fillet blades, one gut blade, belt sheath, box to store spare blades, and a pocket clip to keep it handy. Are you kidding me? MSRP: $59.95; outdooredge.com
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Summit Viper SD Climber Stand
The Viper SD is the most popular stand in the Summit lineup. Its lightweight and strong aluminum build make it the climber of choice for hardcore hunters. The padded backpack straps coupled with the upper and lower frames ability to pack tight against each other allow for maximum portability no matter how far the distance. Once you get there, stay for a while in the suspended foam-padded seat with cushioned backrest and padded armrests. The closed front allows for simple sit-and-stand climbing and doubles as a gun and crossbow rest. The large 20”x36” aluminum platform offers plenty of foot space to stand up for a bow shot, too. The Viper SD features Summit’s Dead Metal technology that allows you to move in the stand without creating game-spooking unnatural metal sounds. Padded seat, rail and armrest are decorated in Realtree camo for maximum concealment. MSRP: $329.99; summitstands.com
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ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit Pack
This heavy-duty, ergonomic daypack offers everything a bowhunter needs in a carrying system. It’s 2,700-cubic inches of space provide ample room for toting rain gear, extra clothes, binoculars and other equipment. Included are a spacious main compartment, as well as a roomy front compartment with plenty of pockets for calls, knife, rangefinder, flashlights and any other accessories you may need while on the hunt. The pack’s front-panel lashing system makes it easy to store your bow, freeing up your hands for climbing or dragging your deer out of the woods, while both sides of the pack include pouches and straps to hold your quiver. The Pursuit Pack also comes with a hydration pocket and port, D-ring for hanging the pack while on the stand and a rain cover. It comes in Realtree Edge, Mossy Oak Country and, new for 2020, Coyote Brown. MSRP: $99.99; www.alpsoutdoorz.com
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Trijicon Huron Riflescope
Trijicon’s reputation for rugged, reliable optics continues with the Huron—but at a price that’s lower than the company’s AccuPoint and AccuPower riflescopes. The only thing absent from the Huron is an illuminated reticle, and honestly, most deer hunters won’t miss it. Fully multi-coated with broadband and anti-reflective treatments, the Huron offers a second-focal-plane reticle and 1/4-MOA adjustments. It’s available in 1–4x24 mm, 2.5–10x40 mm and 3–12x40 mm versions—all with a 30 mm main tube—as well as the classic deer rifle configuration, 3–9x40 mm, with a 1-inch tube. The Huron is a no-frills scope made for hunters who simply want an optic they can depend on no matter the conditions. MSRP from: $650; trijicon.com
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SportDOG Brand SportTrainer 575
This model from SportDOG is a superior hunting tool for any upland hunter. The generous 500-yard range allows your dog to work out on the prairie, while the fully waterproof design also ensures safety and durability in the grouse bottoms. The SportTrainer remote is expandable up to two dogs with the SportDOG® Add A Dog® Collar Receiver and its compact design instantly offers ten different static stimulation levels with low/medium/high ranges with the option to train on vibration or tone. MSRP: $179.95; sportdog.com
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Among the tiniest and lightest of multi-tools, the Tactica M100.X doesn’t have everything a Leatherman or Gerber full size will, but this Multitool Bundle Pack is a dream to carry so you’ll have it when you need it. This toolpack comes with 12 unique hex bits that cover all your everyday needs. Made from ultra-lightweight composite, you won’t need to worry about it weighing you down. Designed in Melbourne, Australia. MSRP: $54.95; https://tacticagear.com/products/tactica-m100-x
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Holiday gift shopping for anglers doesn't have to be complicated. With this list of noteworthy fishing gear items, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your favorite angler this season.
Abu Garcia Zata Spinning Combo
It’s not just the striking green color that stands out on the new Abu Garcia Zata reels. The newest line of reels from legendary rod and reel maker Abu Garcia, which will make their public debut at this year’s Bassmaster Classic Expo, bring a best-in-class combination of performance and features, which makes it easier than ever for anglers to be equipped with the gear that allows them to fish to win.
The new line, which includes baitcasting and spinning reels, as well as baitcasting and spinning combos, will debut at the Bassmaster Classic Expo, which runs in conjunction with this year’s Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Alabama. The new product line will also be on display inside the Abu Garcia booth where product development leaders and today’s top professional bass anglers will be on hand to help booth visitors become better acquainted with the Zata’s lengthy list of features and benefits. MSRP: $199.99; AbuGarcia.com
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Z-Man Ned Rig Kit
Who doesn’t fish a Ned Rig these days? It’s quickly become the top finesse presentation for bass in waters across the nation. Z-Man packs all an angler needs to get bit into this convenient kit. The package includes three types of 10X Tough ElaZtech soft baits—eight Finesse TRD baits, eight TRD TicklerZ and six TRD CrawZ—along with five 1/10-ounce and five 1/6-ounce Finesse ShroomZ jigheads. Baits and jigheads are offered in the best-selling Green Pumpkin color. This kit makes the Ned Rig as easy to, well, rig as it is to fish. MSRP: $19.99; zmanfishing.com
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Rising Lunker Net
This American-made anodized aluminum net has a 24-inch handle with a knurled texture for better grip. No longer will you have to guess how large your fish is—the hoop has built-in measurement indicators (12, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 21 inches) to help. The long handle gives you plenty of reach for wade fishing and netting fish from a float tube or pontoon boat. The net also offers easy access to your celebratory shot of whiskey after you land that beautiful fish—just unscrew the cap on the handle and take a swig from the 6-ounce holding tube. Made in Francis, Utah, the Rising Lunker Net has a fish-friendly rubber net bag to protect the fish’s fragile slime coating. The Lunker is available in orange, red, blue, purple, black, pink, wasabi, gunmetal, or two-tone. The hoop unscrews from the handle for easy transport. Total length is 45 inches. The hoop is 21 inches by 13.5 inches. The net bag is available in black or clear and is 8.5 inches deep. MSRP: $180, risingfish.net
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Bart's Bay Armor Protective Wading Boots
Made from state of the art, newly developed, cut and puncture-resistant material that is patent pending, these boots from Bart's Bay Armor make a great gift for anglers. They are protective from the very top to the bottom, even under the sole, and the rubberized lower makes the most vulnerable areas even more protective. These boots are so comfortable they will revolutionize wade fishing. Since 99% of all wading injuries occur from the ankle down, Bart's Bay Armor made the boot mid-calf to reduce unnecessary weight with extra protection where it counts. Gift a pair for summer and a pair a couple of sizes larger to wear with waders in the cool months. $189.00 – $199.00, barts-bay-armor.com
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Here are our top gift picks we think would make any shooter very merry this holiday season.
Beretta Puull Eyeglasses
Developed in partnership with the Rudy Project, the Beretta Puull Eyeglasses are explicitly designed with the shooters' needs in mind. These optics were engineered to provide optimal eye protection and provide unparalleled comfort in any light condition while enhancing the shooter's performance. The Puull Eyeglasses offer a wide array of state-of-the-art lenses to meet the demands of the different shooting disciplines, including eight different colors that ensure superior light management, emphasize contrast, and reduce glare for any weather condition. Featuring hi-tech solutions for constant ventilation and prevention of fogging and misting while also providing protection from ultraviolet rays and against external agents, they were conceived to maximize the focus of the athlete on their target with rubber adjustable temple tips, an ergonomic lens shape, and an adjustable nosepiece that is compatible with a clip-on insert.
The eyeglasses are sold with a patrol case that includes a microfiber cloth and three sets of lenses in Scarlet, Light Purple, and Light Magenta. Beretta also offers five additional spare Puull lenses (available for separate purchase) in Neutral, Yellow, Coral, Brown, and Fume. Each color is designed for a different function and performance setting. MSRP: $229, berettausa.com
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Peltor Sport Tactical 300 Electronic Hearing Protector
The Peltor Sport Tactical 300 SMART Electronic Hearing Protector automatically adjusts your audio for customized protection and clearer speech. 3m.com
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Springfield Stainless Steel Mug
Made by Camelback, the 20-ounce mug features Springfield's famous cross-cannon logo. It has a leak-proof rotating valve that's designed to allow you to drink from any side. Good for hot beverages up to 195 degrees. The top disassembles for easy cleaning. MSRP: $30, www.springfield-armory.com
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Daisy 880 Powerline Kit
The Daisy Powerline 880 Kit's features include the company's sleek multi-pump pneumatic .177-caliber Shadow air rifle, shooting glasses, BBs, pellets, and a pack of ShatterBlast clay targets with target stakes. The air rifle has a steel rifled barrel, a synthetic stock with a length of pull of 13.5 inches, an adjustable rear sight, and a ramped blade front sight. It also comes with a 4X scope and features a crossbolt trigger-block safety. It fires BBs and pellets with a maximum velocity of 800 fps and is suitable for shooters 16 years of age and older. MSRP: $79.99; daisy.com
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This affordable inside-the-waistband holster is slim with a low profile. The ultra-plush padded back provides all-day comfort. The Ranger is made of vegetable-tanned buffalo leather, stitched with industrial-grade bonded-nylon thread. Designed to fit a 1.5-inch belt and secures with a single clip that's easy to put on and take off. Available for a variety of popular pistols. MSRP: $45, www.versacarry.com
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