This is our first annual holiday hunting gift guide focused exclusively on hunters. Our hope is that our guide inspires you to select the perfect hunting gifts for those hunters in your life. The following list is complied throughout the year and these are all items that we would love to wake up and see under our Christmas tree. If you are looking for gifts for the small game hunter, big game hunter, predator hunter, upland game hunter, turkey or waterfowl hunter we have a selection of gear and presents the hunters in your life will be excited to own.
Presented by Leatherman.
Preparing for the worst case scenario is important for all hunters. The all-new Leatherman Signal pairs traditional multi-tool functionality with some new preparedness features like a shaped diamond coated sharpener for maintaining your blade in a survival situation, a fire-starting ferro rod and an emergency whistle. The Leatherman Signal comes with a whopping 19 tools, a nylon sheath and a clip for your belt or pack. This is a do everything EDC (Every Day Carry) multi-tool and it is a perfect gift for the hunter, camper and outdoorsman on your list. Priced at $99.85 Get your hands on the Leatherman’s Signal.
Woolrich Buffalo Check Wool Shirt
Every man needs a wool shirt to throw on and the Woolrich Buffalo Check Wool Shirt is one of the best. This is the kind of shirt that lasts a lifetime of use. Whether you are hunting, picking up the fall leaves or chopping firewood this shirt can handle just about everything you throw at it and still look just as good out to dinner on the town. The red check is a classic pattern that Woolrich has been making for over 100 years. This shirt is comfortable and well built and comes in several colors perfect for the outdoorsman in your life. Priced at $119.00. www.woolrich.com
Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener
The Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener is one of the easiest sharpeners to keep your knives sharp and ready for any task. This sharpener won the 2016 Blade Show Accessory of the Year award and it is easy to see why. The Work Sharp offers a flexible abrasive belt system as well as a ceramic rod for easy honing of your knives. This unit sharpens kitchen knives, hunting knives, scissors, serrated knives and tools. It is fast and easy to use and requires almost no experience in knife sharpening to use. Priced at $59.95 at www.WorkSharp.com
Men’s Muck Boot Pursuit Shadow Pull On
Women’s Muck Boot Girls With Guns – Arctic Hunter Tall
The Gunner Kennel
Woolrich Upland Field Hunting Pants
Voormi Mens Blowdown Pullover
The VOORMI Men’s Blowdown Pullover is made in the United States exclusively from Rocky Mountain High Country Merino Wool and is hand sewn right here in the United States. The wool is SURFACE HARDENED thermal wool and the Phase-Sc Techology Camo helps to keep this pulldown looking just as good in the office as it does in the field. It is warm, light and one of our favorite pieces introduced this fall. This is the kind of pullover that will last for years and become a favorite gift throughout the years. It is machine washable and merino wool provides a natural scent barrier for hunting. Priced at $199.00, the RMEF version offers a percentage donation directly for elk conservation. VOORMI RMEF Blowdown Pullover.
The Henry Rifle
Imagine the look on someone’s face when they open up their present and find a Henry Repeating Arms rifle built right here in the United States. The Henry Rifle is one of those rifles that every hunter I know strives to own someday. Make this Christmas that someday and pick up a Henry Rifle. The Henry Golden Boy is famous around the world for its ability to shoot small game and provide years of plinking fun. This year Henry introduced the Long Ranger. We had the chance to take a .308 mule deer hunting and we were blown away with this lightweight lever action scoped with a Sig Optics Tango 5 Scope. It was deadly accurate on our biggest mule deer ever and was easy to carry for miles of canyon hunting. Whether you are looking for a small game rifle or something more substantial for whitetail or mule deer hunting, Henry Repeating Arms has you covered. Check out Henry Rifles.
Winkler Blue Ridge Hunter Knife
Every man should own at least one hand forged knife in their lifetime. The heft and quality of knives made by hand are exceptional. Dan Winkler creates some of the best hand forged knives and this particular knife is one of the best. Knives like this are not cheap but they are heirlooms meant to be passed down from generation to generation. When you take the time to order a gift like this you are ordering something that will be a part of your family for generations to come. The 4″ blade on the Blue Ridge Hunter is made from tough, 80CRV2 carbon steel. It has a black Caswell finish that reduces glare and helps protect the blade from rust. The blade’s drop-point shape means it will work well across a wide range of uses and its flat grind makes it easy to sharpen. Because this knife was engineered with balance in mind, it feels comfortable in your hand even when used for something like field dressing game. This knife also incorporates an integral guard and a filed thumb rest on the spine to improve your grip and add a measure of safety. This is a knife and it is also a work of art. Order one for somebody you truly admire and watch the smile light up across their face. www.knifeart.com
The YETI Flip 12
YETI Coolers are top of the line, bomb proof coolers built to last and as gifts they are best in class. The receiver of a YETI for Christmas knows that you care about them and they understand they have something in their hands worth taking care of. The YETI Hopper Flip 12 is a personal cooler built to hold 12 cans and ice or lunch and enough bottles of water to get you through a single day. They are tough as nails and the cubed body makes this cooler very portable and easy to pack in the morning. With the addition of Yeti Ice and a Yeti Tumbler this combination is our daily go to every single day we are out in the field testing gear. You cannot go wrong with a YETI. Check out the selections at Yeti.com.
Rhinehart Doloma Buck Decoy
Rhinehart’s been working on the new Doloma series of deer decoys. These decoys are proving irresistible to big game and predators. The unique design allows easy carry into the field, lifelike movement and quiet foam allows these to be carried in quietly and set up easily. The wind moves the head and body easily and these decoys draw in bucks. These are great in archery season and hunting the rut. If your hunter is obsessed with archery season this is the right gift. Check out the Rhinehart Doloma Buck.
Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go
The Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go is a hitch-mounted tiltable hauler that transforms into a wheeled-transporter of heavy objects! Some of us are getting older – I am not naming names – but this year dragging a deer hundreds of yards made me take a serious look at some new options. The Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go looks like an exceptional alternative to the long drag out. This cart looks like it would be handy hauling in garden supplies and coolers on the beach as well as deer out the field. If your hunter is getting a little older like me or hunts a little farther off the beaten path, this would be pretty sweet to have under the tree. Priced at $199.00. Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go
The Phone Skope is a digiscoping tool specifically for using today’s smart phones and spotting scopes, rifle scopes and binoculars to take high quality photos out to several hundred yards. It is the perfect tool for those social media junkies to share high quality photos with hunting buddies across the web and capturing those once in a lifetime shots from great distance. The Phone Skope and the Phone Skope shutter release are reasonably priced and work exceptionally well. Check them out at http://www.phoneskope.com/.
Zumbo, The Book
Jim Zumbo is a legend in the outdoor writing world and he is someone that I have looked up to my entire career once I chose to be a writer. When I was just a hunter, his stories filled magazines and I read everything he wrote and attended many of his seminars. His lecture on “Easy Elk” still sticks with me as I venture off into the canyons where I hunt. This book is an exceptional read about the highs and lows of Jim’s career in the outdoor industry. Hunters will want this book in their collection of outdoor literature. Available for purchase at www.zumbothebook.com.
Impact Sport Hearing Protection by Howard Leight by Honeywell
If you are looking to keep someone warm this winter, yourself included, look no further than the camel hair products from Camel Hug. The socks and caps we’ve tried have enveloped us in fuzzy warmth from head to toe. Camel Hug products are breathable, anti-odor, moisture wicking, and heat retaining. The double layered pure camel hair lining provides exceptional warmth. One of the best features is its washability. Camel Hug socks and caps are machine washable in lukewarm water on gentle cycle. For anyone who has ruined a natural wool product due to a simple oversight such as accidentally including a sock in the regular wash, this feature is priceless. Of course, as with many natural products, you will want to line dry these. Camel Hug socks and caps are anti-pilling and continue to hold their shapes after much use and washing. Whether you are enjoying a frigid day outdoors or you simply want to keep your toes warm while lounging around inside your cabin, the products from Camel Hug will hug you with fuzzy, happy warmth. Yes, we know the website has nothing to do with hunting or the outdoors but these socks are just that good so we overlooked the website. Camelhug.com