A comprehensive gift guide for those trying to find a gift for the hunter in your life.
We know how hard it is to find that perfect gift for a loved one who spends their time in the outdoors hunting, so our staff has come together and listed some of their favorite products in order to help make your holiday shopping easier. The hunter in your life will love these items as they are reviewed and/or tested and proven by our knowledgeable staff. You can count on their recommendations to put a smile on the face of your favorite hunter this holiday season, or any season for that matter.
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Boots / Socks
- Rubber Boots – Dryshod Evalusion (click to shop here from $175)
- Cold Weather Boots for Walking- Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 1000 (click to shop here from $427)
- Cold Weather Boots for Sitting- Kenetrek 10″ Grizzly Insulated Pac Boot (click to shop here from $265)
- Wool Socks – Warrior Alpaca Wool Socks (click to shop here from $27)
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Treestands & Blinds
- Single Person Ladder Stand – Hawk Big Denali 20 ft Ladder stand (click to shop here from $314)
- 2-man Ladder Stand – BIG Game Spector XT 2 Person Stand (click to shop here from $313)
- Climbing Treestand – Summit Goliath SD Climbing Treestand (click to shop here from $399)
- Platform Treestand – Hunting Beast Gear Hang on Treestand (click to shop here from $645.00)
- Climbing Sticks – Hunting Beast Gear 20″ Climbing Sticks (click to shop here from $89)
- Tree Saddle – Latitude Outdoors Method 2 Saddle Kit (click to shop here from $429)
- Safety Harness for Tree Stands – Hawk Elevate Lite Adjustable 360 Degrees Harness (click to shop here from $75)
- Treestand Gear Hoist – Hunter Safety System Retractable Hoist (click to shop here from $24.99)
- Bow Hanger – Hawk Go-Gadget Bow Arm (click to shop here from $34.99)
- Portable Ground Blind (under 15 pounds) – TideWe See Through Hunting Blind (click to shop here from $155)
- Movable Ground Blind (under 65 pounds) – Hawke Down & Out Warrior Panel Blind (click to shop here from $599)
- Stationary Ground Blind (permanent setup) – Redneck Blinds Game Changer 6×8 (click to shop here from $4299.99)
- Scope Upgrade for your Crossbow – Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Crossbow Scope Kit (click to shop here from $199)
- Value Scope Upgrade for your Rifle – Hawk Optics Sidewinder 30 SF 8-32×56 SR Pro II (click to shop here from $629)
- Premium Scope Upgrade for your Rifle – Swarovski Optik 5-25×52 dS Gen II (click to shop here from $4999)
- Binoculars for Hunting – Vortex Crossfire HD 10×50 (click to shop here from $169)
- Premium Binoculars – Swarovski EL 12×50 FieldPro (click to shop here from $3199)
- Binocular Harness – ALPS OutdoorZ Bino Harness X (click to shop here from $56.93)
- Spotting Scope – Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Spotting Scope (click to shop here from $379.49)
- Rangefinder – Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Rangefinder – (click to shop here from $219.99)
- Thermal Imaging Scope under $1000 – AGM Rattler TS19-256 (click to shop here from $999)
- Premium Thermal Imaging Scope – Burris Optics BTS35 V2 (click to shop here from $2299)
- Binocular Harness – ALPS OutdoorZ Bino Harness X (click to shop here from $56.93)
- Premium Bolt Action Rifle – Browning X-Bolt Speed (click to shop here from $1199)
- Value Bolt Action Rifle – Mossberg Patriot Hunter LR (click to shop here from $649)
- Lever Action Rifle – Henry Model X 360 Buckhammer (click to shop here from $909)
- Pistol for Deer Hunting – Taurus Raging Hunter 460 S&W Magnum (click to shop here from $1396)
- Hard Sided Gun Case – Vault by Pelican V770 (click to shop here from $XXX)
- Hard Sided Pistol Case – Eylar Tactical Hard Gun Case (click to shop here from $36.99)
- Shooting Tripod – BOG Deathgrip Realtree Escape (click to shop here from $179.96)
- Deer Feeder – Moultrie 30 Gallon Tripod Feeder (click to shop here from $108.98)
- Hunting Knife – Buck Knife 110 Folding Hunter (click to shop here from 64.99)
- Bear Spray – Sabre Frontiersman Bear Spray (click to shop here from $39.99)
- Multi-Tool – Leatherman Wingman Multitool (click to shop here from $69.95)
- Scent Control Spray- Wildlife Research Center Scent Killer Gold Spray (click to shop here from $14.39)
- Ozone Scent Control System – Ozonics HR 500 Scent Elimination Device (click to shop here from $449)
- Pack for Whitetail Deer hunting – ALPS OutdoorZ Traverse EPS Pack (click to shop here from $189.99)
- GPS Locating Device – Garmin InReach Mini 2 Satellite Communicator (click to shop here from $381.32)
- Buck Grunt – Illusion Systems Extinguisher Deer Call (click to shop here from $29.97)
- Rattling Antlers – Illusion Systems Black Rack (click to shop here from $27.99)
- Hearing Protection – Walkers Razor Slim Earmuffs (click here to shop from $51.99)
- Deer Scent/Attractant – Raw Frozen Scents (click to shop here from $75.75)
- Mineral for Deer – Forget Genetics Acorn Flavored Deer Mineral (click to shop here from $16.99)
- Food Plot Seed for Deer – Whitetail Institute seed blends (click to shop here from $35.99)
- Food Plot Seed for Turkeys – BioLogic New Zealand Clover Plus Chicory(click to shop here from $21.99)
- Gloves – Sitka Gear Mountain Windstopper Gloves (click to shop here from $84.78)
- Mittens – Scentlok Fleece Winter Camo Pop Top Hunting gloves (click to shop here from $44.99)
- Base Layer – Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Hunting Base Layer (click to shop here from $XXX)
- Scent Control Jacket and Pants (lightweight – Scentlok Savannaa Aero Lightweight Gear (click to shop here from $129.99)
- Scent Control 1-piece Suit – Scentlok Savanna Aero QuickStrike Camo Coverall (click to shop here from $209)
- Mid Weight Jacket and Pants – Sitka Gear Traverse (click to shop jacket here from $269)
- Cold Weather Jacket/Bibs – Sitka Gear Incinerator Aerolite Insulated Jacket (click to shop here from $669)
- Heated Vest – TideWe Heated Vest (click to shop here from $89.99)
- Hand Warmer Muff – Hunter Safety System Muff Pak (click to shop here from $39.99)
- Best Lightweight Hunting Glove – Pnuma Recon Element (click to shop from $50)
- Cooler for Game Storage and Transport – Mammoth Ranger 125 Cooler (click to shop here from $499)
- Meat Dehydrator – Cuisinart DHR-20P1 Food Dehydrator (click to shop here from $75.48)
- Meat Grinder Attachment – KitchenAid Metal Food Grinder Attachment (click to shop here from $74.95)
- Grill/Smoker – Grilla Grills Silverback Alpha Connect WIFI (click to shop here from $899)
- Spice Blend for Wild Game – High Mountain Seasoning Hunters Blend (click to shop here from $13.99)
Best Rubber Boots – Dryshod Evalusion (click to shop here from $175)
Evalusion boots are light and warm, and very comfortable around the ankle. They are made to walk, and hug your leg enough that they don’t slap your calf and shin as you walk. The heel pocket is snug on the inside to keep your foot supported in the boot. The outside heel is wide for stability, and they are easy to kick off at the end of the day. Oder them one size larger so you have room for a good wool sock.
Best Cold Weather Boots- Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 1000 (click to shop here from $427)
Kenetrek Mountain Extreme boots are 10 inches tall with comfortable leather upper’s and a tough rubber sole and toe cap. They have 1000 grams of Thinsulate for added warmth. They have a Windtex® waterproof, yet breathable flexible membrane to keep your feet dry all day as your trek through the water and compensate as your feet perspire. weight – 4.5 pounds
Best Cold Weather Boots for Sitting- Kenetrek 10″ Grizzly Insulated Pac Boot (click to shop here from $265)
Kenetrek Grizzly Insulated Pac Boots are designed with a rubber lower and full leather uppers for extreme comfort, durability, and weather resistance. Superior insulation is delivered with a removable 6 mm thick three part liner quilted from a wicking durable synthetic, 400 grams of Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation, and finally 3 mm of wool felt to insulate even when damp. These boots have Kenetrek’s K-Talon outsole design, and are made for the coldest of days in the woods or at work.
Best Wool Socks – Warrior Alpaca Wool Socks (click to shop here from $27)
Warrior Alpaca Wool socks are made for the hunt, with the natural warmth of wool, and the ability to wick moisture away from your feet as you perspire. They are terry lined to cushion and wick moisture, plus hold snugly to your leg with a mild compression. Available in mid and high calf length.
In the world of hunting, one of the most critical elements to success is concealment and elevation. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a novice, having the right treestand or hunting blind can make all the difference in your hunting experience. In this article, we will explore the top treestands and hunting blinds on the market, offering you insights into their features, advantages, and how they can enhance your hunting endeavors. Whether you prefer the thrill of hunting from an elevated vantage point or the comfort of a well-camouflaged blind on the ground, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to choosing the best equipment and accessories for your next hunting expedition.
Best Single Person Ladder Stand – Hawk Big Denali 20 ft Ladder stand (click to shop here from $314)
Hawk Big Denali is actually a 1.5 person stand. You will appreciate the extra space and comfort during those long sits in the whitetail woods in your heavy cold weather clothing. The extra large seat is padded with a mesh fabric, and it has an integral shooting rail with weapon holder set up for both bow and gun hunting. Rated for 300 pound’s, it is built with oval tubing for added strength and stability. The platform is a large 14×26 inches, and the unit weighs 65 pounds.
Best 2-man Ladder Stand – BIG Game Spector XT 2 Person Stand (click to shop here from $313)
The BIG Game Spector has dual, mesh comfort seats that flip up to keep out of the weather when not in use. It has an extra wide/extra deep platform that is 44×29 inches, and a padded shooting rail. It has a rating of 500 pounds and rises 17 feet tall. It comes with 2 full body.
Best Climbing Treestand – Summit Goliath SD Climbing Treestand (click to shop here from $399)
The Summit Goliath is a rugged climbing treestand that provides a bit of extra room for when you get settled into the location you want to hunt. You will appreciate the extra room especially in colder weather because it allows your clothing insulation to retain its loft. The seat is a suspended foam for added comfort and insulation.
Best Platform Treestand – Hunting Beast Gear Hang on Treestand (click to shop here from $645.00)
Hunting Beast Gear Hang-on Treestand is an ultra-light weight stand made for the mobile hunter. It weighs a mere 6.8 pounds and is machined out of a single piece of aluminum for maximum strength without adding bulk. The platform measures 29×16 inches and has a padded seat cushion and shoulder straps for easy transport. It is made to stack with the Hunting Beast Gear Climbing Sticks. Made in the USA.
Best Climbing Sticks – Hunting Beast Gear 20″ Climbing Sticks (click to shop here from $89)
Hunting Beast Gear Climbing Sticks have an innovative Antler ™ Foot Design for maximum grip on the tree trunk, plus no moving parts to generate noise. They measure 18 inches between steps, and nest for easy transport. They are made to work in conjunction with the Hunting Beast Gear Hang on Stand. Weight is 1.7 pounds’ per section.
Best Tree Saddle – Latitude Outdoors Method 2 Saddle Kit (click to shop here from $429)
The Latitude Outdoors Method 2 kit contains everything needed to get started saddle hunting. The kit contains a multi-adjustable saddle with upper and lower adjustments, important to get a comfortable fit with a wide range of body sizes and a variety of hunting clothes. Leg straps are included and a choice of 8 or 10Mm ropes (weight consideration) and a carry pouch.
Best Safety Harness for Tree Stands – Hawk Elevate Lite Adjustable 360 Degrees Harness (click to shop here from $75)
The Hawk Elevate Lite safety harness is designed to keep you safe and comfortable while in a treestand. It has adjustable, quick release leg buckles for easy in/out access, padded waist and shoulder straps, and a 360 degree flexible tether for ease of movement. It also comes with a lineman’s belt, tree strap, and a carabiner for quick attach/detach from the tree belt.
Best Treestand Gear Hoist – Hunter Safety System Retractable Hoist (click to shop here from $24.99)
The Hunter Safety System Retractable Gear Hoist is made to replace the pull ropes commonly attached to treestands, that tangle and get knotted as you ascend your treestand. This device allows you to simply attach a carabiner to your gun, pack or bow and place the hoist in your packet as you ascend the treestand. The line automatically unwinds and stays tangle free until you pull the implement up with you.
Best Bow Hanger – Hawk Go-Gadget Bow Arm (click to shop here from $34.99)
The Hawk Go-Gadget Bow Arm allows you to place your bow exactly where you want it to minimize movement when the time comes to reach for your bow to make that shot of a lifetime. it works for left or right-handed installations and is multi-adjustable. The molded bow hook can swivel 360 degrees, and the exclusive Tree Cam is designed to bite into the tree bark and hold the arm steady from spinning. It is rated for 15 pounds of load and comes with a dual swivel hook for additional gear storage.
Best Portable Ground Blind (under 15 pounds) – TideWe See Through Hunting Blind (click to shop here from $155)
See Through Hunting Blind is designed for 2-3 people to remain undetected and unseen. It provides 270 degrees of viewable area with one-way see through mesh. It has noise free sliding windows, a tough metal hub, reinforced corners, and strong, durable straps. Brush loops on the outside allow you to add additional concealment to make the blind truly blend in with surroundings. It measures 58×58 inches and has 65 inches of height. The roof is waterproof and will repel rain and snow. Weight is 13 pounds; it comes with shoulder straps to carry the folded-up package into the field.
Best Movable Ground Blind (under 65 pounds) – Hawk Down & Out Warrior Panel Blind (click to shop here from $599)
Editors Choice! The Hawk Down and Out Warrior Ground Blind is a great choice for a season-long installation of a ground blind. It works equally well as a bow or gun hunting blind with windows designed for each. It sets up in 5-10 minutes without the need for any tools and has a generous 72×78 inch floor plan with 78 inches of height when assembled. It has 6 stakes to securely fasten it to the ground, and several outside loops for positive reinforcing with a rope to a nearby tree. The wall panels are supported by a durable lightweight aluminum, powder coated frame. It has 360 degrees of available bungee-openable windows, with a black background for maximum concealment. Mesh in the windows is magnetically held in place until the moment you need to quietly open them. The rain and snow proof roof has a 200-pound weight rating, supported by sturdy metal carrying struts. The door is held in place magnetically and/or with a strap lock. It comes with a carrying case with shoulder straps for easy transport, and weighs 61 pounds.
Best Stationary Ground Blind (permanent setup) – Redneck Blinds Game Changer 6×8 (click to shop here from $4299.99)
The Redneck Blinds Game Changer is designed for 3-4 adults to hunt in extreme comfort. The roomy, sturdy blind is designed for a near-permanent installation, and boasts 360 degree views from tinted, tempered glass windows that are arranged in both vertical and horizontal configuration. It is fully insulated for both sound proofing and heat retention, which is useful on ultra-cold days or as a temporary sleeping arrangement if you need to ambush that elusive buck early in the morning. It has built in shelves, gear consoles, LED lighting, gun holders and coat hangers to organize your gear. Made in the USA of rot proof fiberglass resin, this blind is designed to last.
For hunters looking to elevate their game, selecting the right optics upgrade for their hunting weapon is a crucial decision. This section is designed to guide you through the intricate process of choosing the most suitable optics to enhance your hunting experience. Whether you’re after precision, range, or clarity, understanding the nuances of scopes, binoculars, and rangefinders can make a significant difference in your success out in the wild.
Best Scope Upgrade for your Crossbow – Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Crossbow Scope Kit (click to shop here from $199)
The Vortex Crossfire II features fully multi-coated lenses, which provide excellent light transmission, clarity, and image brightness. This is essential for precise aiming and target acquisition in various lighting conditions. This scope is designed to mount on any crossbow with the ability to take a 30MM tube, and has adjustment for the rated FPS of the crossbow. The specially designed XBR-2® reticle is specifically made for crossbows for a 40-yard zero and fast, accurate holdovers from 20-100 yards. The reticle is also equipped with dual illumination, red or green, for accuracy in low light. The kit comes with mounting rings, flip caps and a neoprene scope cover. Vortex is known for producing rugged and durable optics and offers an industry-leading VIP Warranty, which is a lifetime, unlimited, unconditional warranty. This demonstrates their confidence in the durability and performance of their products.
Best Value Scope Upgrade for your Rifle – Hawk Optics Sidewinder 30 SF 8-32×56 with SR Pro II Reticle (click to shop here from $629)
The Hawke Sidewinder series of riflescopes will be an upgrade for most of us on our everyday hunting rifles. Our staff choice is the 8-32×56 SF. Hawke is a quality manufacturer of top level scopes, at very reasonable prices. The Sidewinder is a 30MM tube with Second Focal Plane (SFP) optics. The high quality lenses are multi-coated for maximum light transmission and the glass used provides minimal distortion. There is a generous 4 inch eye relief, and adjustable turrets have a resettable, locking feature with a witness window to give instant visual guide to the turret position. the reticle has multiple LED intensity levels for varying light conditions. The choice of 8-32 power gives most hunters a wide enough variety of choice in most hunting situations.
Best Premium Scope Upgrade for your Rifle – Swarovski Optik 5-25×52 dS Gen II (click to shop here from $4999)
This 40MM tube diameter scope is among the most sophisticated scopes available, using an APP via Bluetooth paired with your phone. The aiming point is calculated based on precise distance measurement, the angle of fire, the magnification selected, air pressure, temperature, and the ballistic data for your personal firearm/ammunition combination. The dS Configurator App is used to enter the data on your firearm/ammunition combination and to configure the display. The ballistic curve and your individual display configurations are then transferred directly to the dS quickly and easily via Bluetooth. 5×25 magnification covers a broad range of options that we as hunters would typically find ourselves faced with in many and varied conditions and locations. The illuminated reticle has 64 brightness levels, certainly what you would expect from a premium riflescope.
Best Binoculars for Hunting – Vortex Crossfire HD 10×50 (click to shop here from $169)
Vortex has a reputation for making great products at reasonable prices, and the 10×50 HD Binoculars are up to the task. They have fully multi-coated lenses for maximum light transmission and edge sharpness with excellent resolution. 10X magnification is perfect for the hunter looking to scan for game without sacrificing field of view. The eyecups adjust for comfortable viewing with or without glasses. A rubber coating provides impact resistance and slip resistance , and the binoculars can be mounted on a tripod for steady viewing. They are nitrogen purged and are water and fog proof. They are rugged enough for any outdoor activity, and are a great choice for bird watching too.
Best Premium Binoculars – Swarovski EL 12×50 FieldPro (click to shop here from $3199)
Swarovski EL FieldPro 12×50 binoculars are the top of the line for hunters. The 12X magnification makes these ideal for glassing large areas looking for game. The 50MM objective lens allows maximum light transmission, with super sharp clarity. They are waterproof to 12 feet deep, and have a lifetime warranty.
Best Spotting Scope – Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Spotting Scope (click to shop here from $379.49)
The Vortex Diamondback Spotting scope has options for 16 to 20 X magnification. Multi-anti-reflective coatings provide exceptional light transmission and clarity. The eyecups adjust for those who wear eyeglasses. It is designed to mount on a tripod or a car window for convenience. The scope is argon purged to be waterproof and fog proof, and the lenses are coated to protect them from oil, dirt, and scratches. A durable rubber housing helps prevent slips and resists damage from impacts.
Best Rangefinder – Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Rangefinder – (click to shop here from $219.99)
Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W rangefinder has 5X magnification and is accurate to 1/2 yard at 125 yards. TBR/W means it calculates a True Ballistic Range with Wind compensation up to a 10mph wind out to 800 yards. It ranges the farthest target in the lasers path so twigs and grass don’t interfere with the accuracy. It has a choice of 3 different reticles. It is completely waterproof and has a rubber exterior for easy grip. It comes with a 2-year warranty.
Best Thermal Imaging Scope under $1000 – AGM Rattler TS19-256 (click to shop here from $999)
The AGM Rattler is a working man’s thermal scope. It is ideal for nighttime hunting of hogs or predators, and mounts on any rail system on most guns. It has a detection range of 1250 yards, and 2.5X to 20X magnification. The Rattler will record images and can share them with the AGM Connect APP. It is waterproof, shockproof and lasts for 4.5 hours on a charge. Package includes Scope, Mounting system, USB cable and lens cloth with instruction manual.
Best Premium Thermal Imaging Scope – Burris Optics BTS35 V2 (click to shop here from $2299)
The Burris Optics BTS35 V2 is a top performing thermal optic, with a 4X zoom, ranging capability, 10 choices in reticles, with multiple color palettes. The scope will provide real time video streaming and recording, plus photo capability. It connects to the BurrisConnect APP to allow input of rifle profile and environmental factors to calculate the ideal aiming solution. Ballistic calculators will allow hunters to dial in their turrets for accurate shots. Battery provides 5 hours of run time and is hot swappable.
Best Binocular Harness – ALPS OutdoorZ Bino Harness X (click to shop here from $56.93)
The ALPS OutdoorZ Bino Harness is made from durable, heavy-duty fabric, with a fleece lined interior. There is a lens cloth for quick cleaning of the binoculars, and an adjustable closure system over the “U” shaped pocket that accommodates a variety of different binoculars. Dimensions are 6.5×5.5×2.25 inches.
Selecting the best hunting rifle is a critical decision that can greatly impact the success and enjoyment of your hunting expeditions. This section aims to help you find the best rifle to gift someone for whatever their pursuit is.
Best Premium Bolt Action Rifle – Browning X-Bolt Speed (click to shop here from $1199)
The Browning X-Bolt Speed is a composite stock, mountain rifle in Browning OVIX Camo, chambered in 17 calibers, providing for a versatile rifle for many situations. The barrel and action is Cerakoted in a smoked bronze finish for corrosion resistance. The free floated barrel is bedded in the front and back for accuracy and is threaded to accept a suppressor. Browning’s Feather Trigger is adjustable from 3 to 5 pounds and has a smooth break with no creep or take-up. The rifle has a detachable rotary magazine with a short bolt lift for fast cycling, and X-Lock scope mounts with 4 screws per base for extra secure mounting.
Best Value Bolt Action Rifle – Mossberg Patriot Hunter LR (click to shop here from $649)
The Mossberg Patriot Synthetic Cerakote series is a diverse rifle platform for almost any type of big or small game hunting. It is chambered in 12 popular calibers, and has several other versions for tactical shooters, and smaller framed shooters. Triggers come with a 2–7-pound adjustment range and 3+1 magazines. The smooth bolt action is a very solid shooting rifle for most any hunting situation.
Best Lever Action Rifle – Henry Model X 360 Buckhammer (click to shop here from $909)
The Henry Lever Action Model X in 360 Buckhammer is the newest lever gun for the deer woods. Chambered in the new 360 Buckhammer caliber, made specifically for close quarters shots (200 yards and less) it is an exquisite rifle that is equally at home in the woods or on the range. The gun has wonderful attention to detail with walnut stocks or synthetic materials, and the walnut stock and brass receiver is both functional and beautiful. It is a side-load gun with the fast action of a lever. Receiver is drilled and tapped for a weaver 63B rail.
Best Pistol for Deer Hunting – Taurus Raging Hunter 460 S&W Magnum (click to shop here from $1396)
The Taurus Raging Hunter series is one of the most popular hunting pistols, due to the smooth shooting, high knock-down power, lower recoil, and versatility. It features a bottom rail to attach shooting sticks or bipods, and a long platform 10.5 inch barrel with a barrel compensator to reduce felt recoil. The top mount picatinny rail takes most optics, which makes this pistol a solid choice to reach out to ranges not usually considered by handgun hunters. The 460 S&W magnum can also accommodate the less powerful 454 Casull and all 45 Colt cartridges.
Best Hard Sided Gun Case – Vault by Pelican V770 (click to shop here from $169)
Editors Choice! The Vault by Pelican V770 is a hard sided, weather resistant, crushproof gun case, made for the harsh world of hunting. The case is “heavy duty” all around with rugged handles, hinges, push button latches and stainless steel locks. Foam inserts can be cut to fit your chosen weapon to provide a customized fit. Dimensions are 50x10x6 to accommodate most rifles and scope combinations.
Best Hard Sided Pistol Case – Eylar Tactical Hard Gun Case (click to shop from 36.99)
The Eylar Tactical Hard Sided Gun Case is designed to securely hold 1 pistol and a bit of your gear. It is waterproof and crushproof, and has a pressure equalization valve. The foam insets can be customized to your pistol for a secure fit. TSA approved, with 2 padlock fittings provide secure storage or transportation.
For those looking to gift something special to the hunter in their life, choosing the right accessory can significantly enhance their outdoor experience. In this section, we explore some of the best hunting accessory gifts that cater to different needs and preferences, ensuring that your gift is both thoughtful and practical.
Best Shooting Tripod – BOG Deathgrip Realtree Escape (click to shop here from $179.96)
The BOG Deathgrip sets the standard for reliable, easy to use, cost effective shooting rests. It has a versatile 3 position leg lock and can be used in all 4 shooting positions: prone, sitting, kneeling, or standing. The head will pan 360 degrees and the vertical adjustment control is up to 25 degrees. The head will gently but firmly hold pistols, rifles, crossbows or it can be used with spotting scopes.
Best Deer Feeder – Moultrie 30 Gallon Tripod Feeder (click to shop here from $108.98)
The Moultrie 30 Gallon Deer Feeder is quickly set up with no tools, and can be programmed to feed 4 times daily, with a duration of 20 seconds per instance. It has a durable metal distribution spinner plate, a 30-gallon hopper, and a food level estimator to monitor feed usage. It requires 4-AA batteries and has the capability for an optional Moultrie solar Power source.
Best Hunting Knife – Buck Knife 110 Folding Hunter (click to shop here from 64.99)
The Buck Knives 110 Folding Hunter is the iconic hunting knife. the 3.75-inch blade has excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance. The blade locks in place for a secure feel when using this knife, and the brass end bolsters, and ebony wood handles make this a great looking and functional knife. Includes a belt case for convenient carry and comes with Buck Knives forever warranty. Made in the USA.
Best Bear Spray – Sabre Frontiersman Bear Spray (click to shop here from $39.99)
Sabre Frontiersman Bear Spray is the strongest formula allowed by law. You will want this if you ever have the opportunity to use it. It is designed to spray over 30 feet, giving a bit more time to react and find shelter in the event of a bear attack. Spray cans are available in belt or chest holsters for quick access.
Best Multi-Tool – Leatherman Wingman Multitool (click to shop here from $69.95)
Editors Choice! The Leatherman Wingman is just that, your wingman, it is 14 tools in one package, built to exacting standards of quality. Included is knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, wire stripper, scissors, package opener, bottle and can openers, a file and a ruler. The tool can be opened using one hand. Comes with a convenient belt case.
Best Scent Control – Wildlife Research Center Scent Killer Gold Spray (click to shop here from $14.39)
Scent Killer Gold has a scientifically formulated technology allowing you to spray your clothes, let it dry and hunt for up to 10 days of effective scent control. Any hunter will appreciate a bottle of this to help mask their scent when they’re out in the woods.
Best Ozone Scent Control System – Ozonics HR 500 Scent Elimination Device (click to shop here from $449)
Ozonics HR500 Ozone generator is designed to produce ozone at levels capable of destroying all human scent. It mounts near the hunter and is controlled with a Bluetooth connection to your phone with 4 levels of operation. It can also be used after the hunt in DRIWASH mode to deodorize your hunting clothes of human scent. Included is the ozone generator unit, XL Battery, charger, and smart arm mounting technology for easy tree attachment.
Best Pack for Whitetail Deer hunting – ALPS OutdoorZ Traverse EPS Pack (click to shop here from $189.99)
The ALPS OutdoorZ EPS Pack has 1200 cu. inches of space and uses their H-frame design that can expand for comfort and durability. There are several pockets on the inside to organize gear, and many lashing points on the outside to hold larger items in place. The pack has a stowable gun/bow carry point on the outside to make a long hike with your weapon a bit easier. The waist belt has 2 useful storage pickets for smaller items and has the provision to add a water bladder into the frame for easy use. There is a blaze orange rain cover stowed into the bottom of the pack. Side packets can be used for lashing other gear or stowing a spotting scope in the weatherproof pocket.
Best GPS Locating Device – Garmin InReach Mini 2 Satellite Communicator (click to shop here from $381.32)
The Garmin InReach Mini 2Satellite Communicator is designed to keep the active outdoorsman safe and locatable at all times. Satellite communication enables 2-way messaging and interactive SOS all across the globe. (requires satellite subscription) Simple to use navigation system allows you to trek back to where you started using TracBack routing. You have the ability to share your location with loved ones using MapShare or by transmitting your coordinates in a message. A digital compass provides accurate heading information, and you can sync with the Garmin Explore APP on your smartphone and have topographical mapping to create waypoints and course headings.
Best Buck Grunt – Illusion Systems Extinguisher Deer Call (click to shop here from $28.99)
The Extinguisher Deer Call adjusts to the sounds of deer of all ages, including doe and fawn bleats, to low guttural grunts from large, dominant bucks. This call has a patented, slide action that allows you to shift quickly from each level of sound and has a flexible barrel to help direct sounds. The slider has an “anti-freeze’ capability to keep the call working in the coldest weather. Available in Camo or Black
Best Rattling Antlers – Illusion Systems Black Rack (click to shop here from $27.99)
The Black Rack rattling antlers provide a very realistic, loud sound that mimics the clash of deer antlers. Black color helps to conceal the movement from observation and allows you to rattle at closer distances to observant deer. This comes with an instructional video to help the user gain confidence in use of the system.
Best Hearing Protection – Walkers Razor Slim Earmuffs (click here to shop from $51.99)
Editor’s Choice. The Walkers Razor Slim Earmuff is a comfortable, low-profile design that fits easily over your ears providing the ideal solution for hearing protection for the avid shooter, hunter or outdoorsman. This earmuff uses advanced sound activated compression technology to reduce noise from gunshots, loud machinery, or other incidents by 23dB to safe levels, while still allowing you to hear ambient sounds like conversations. The high-definition speakers of the Razor Slim Electronic Muff deliver clear, amplified audio whether you’re at the range, communicating with your hunting buddy, or at the job site. You can enjoy crisp, natural sound quality without compromising your hearing safety.
Best Deer Scent/Attractant – Raw Frozen Scents (click to shop here from $75.75)
Raw Frozen Scent is packaged fresh this season and frozen immediately after collection. It is 100% pure deer urine that provides a strong, bold scent to attract rutting bucks. The Pro Package consists of 4 Doe in Estrus bottles, 1 Multi-Buck Urine, 1 Package of Body Blast, and 2 sprayer bottles.
Best Mineral for Deer – Forget Genetics Acorn Flavored Deer Mineral (click to shop here from $16.99)
Forget Genetics Deer Mineral Blends are made to pull deer in and give them the mineral nutrition they need to grow big antlers. It is flavor infused with acorns that keeps deer coming back to a food they pursue regularly. Simply pour this out on a stump or on the ground and watch as the deer keep coming back to visit the site.
Best Food Plot Seed for Deer – Whitetail Institute seed blends (click to shop here from $35.99)
Whitetail Institute has seed blends for spring, summer and fall planting, plus the necessary soil testing and herbicides to make a powerful food plot that will both feed and nourish deer while does are lactating and fawns are growing, and when bucks need proper nutrition to grow big racks.
Best Food Plot Seed for Turkeys – BioLogic New Zealand Clover Plus Chicory(click to shop here from $21.99)
Biologic clover Plus is a perennial seed blend and a favorite with Wild Turkeys. This seed blend will regrow for 3-5 years and p[provide early season nutrition for your flock. It also works great for deer too.
Venturing into the wilderness for hunting requires not just skill and patience, but also the right kind of clothing to ensure comfort, protection, and stealth. This section provides an in-depth guide on selecting the best hunting clothes, tailored to different environments and seasons. From waterproof jackets to breathable camouflage gear, we explore the essential apparel that can enhance you or the recipient’s hunting experience by keeping concealed, comfortable, and prepared for any weather condition.
Sitka Mountain Windstopper Gloves have a windproof GORE WINDSTOPPER outer membrane with soft fleece inner liners. The gloves are ergonomically shaped to your hand and have a non-slip Oiltac Leather on the palms for a sure grip on your weapon. 3 color options will match your concealment needs, order the same size as the jacket you wear. (ie large jacket= large glove)
Scentlok is a premier manufacturer of scent free garments using their Carbon Alloy technology, which is employed in these mittens/gloves. I know the category is mittens, but they are actually both a mitten for warmth and a glove for effective use of your shooting hand. The heavy fleece mitten portion flips up when needed and allows you to have complete dexterity when you need it most. The palm has a gripping fabric that keeps your weapon steady and sure-handed, the fleece keeps your hands warm, and the flip top opens when you need to take the shot.
Sitka Gear makes 3 levels of base layers designed to be next to your skin in both tops and bottoms, lightweight/midweight/heavyweight. All are poly/wool blends for increasing warmth and moisture wicking to keep you dry. Polygiene Oder control helps to limit odor transmission and keep you concealed.
Best Scent Control Jacket and Pants (lightweight) – Scentlok Savanna Aero Lightweight Gear (click to shop here from $129.99)
Scentlok Aero gear is designed for mild to warm weather hunting where you need scent control. Their proven Carbon Alloy technology captures and traps odors, keeping your scent confined. The Aero system is made to keep you cool and dry, and comfortably ready for the moment of truth when you need to make the shot. Find the matching Aero Pants.
Best Scent Control 1-piece Suit – Scentlok Savanna Aero QuickStrike Camo Coverall (click to shop here from $209)
Scentlok Savanna Aero 1 piece suit is made for mild to mid weather needs, crafted of polyester with Scentloks’ Carbon Alloy technology. It adds a hood to the design and a belt to help secure the fit. The matte finish makes detection from sight less likely. There is an opening in the back to allow your safety harness to connect to the fall arrest belt. Scentlok Carbon Alloy scent control technology is reactivated by a run through your dryer at medium heat.
Best Mid Weight Jacket and Pants – Sitka Gear Traverse (click to shop jacket here from $269)
Sitka Gear Traverse system is designed as a mid-weight, windproof, breathable fleece jacket and pant system. It has a polyester face and a water repellant finish the sheds light precipitation well. The jacket has high loft fleece on the interior, and lighter weight fleece on the sides and underarms for ease of motion, just the right amount of insulation for warmth, and easy range of motion. It is ultra quiet so you can move without alerting your target and works well with layers to adjust for varying temperatures. Find the matching Traverse Pants. ￼
Best Cold Weather Jacket/Bibs – Sitka Gear Incinerator Aerolite Insulated Jacket (click to shop here from $669)
This is Sitka Gears’ warmest system, designed to be waterproof and windproof. The jacket has an articulated fit at key points where you move, and a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane with PRIMALOFT GOLD insulation that mimics down but remains warm even when wet. Additional insulation is provided by silica aerogel, which is 95% air for warmth without weight or bulk. The jacket has a safety harness opening that remains waterproof while your harness is worn under the jacket, and the brushed face stays quiet. there are lots of pockets s to keep your hands warm or your hunting accessories available. Find the matching Incinerator Aerolite Bibs.
Best Heated Vest – TideWe Heated Vest (click to shop here from $89.99)
TideWe heated vest has 3 adjustable settings for heat control, putting out warmth in 6 zones across the collar, mid-back, abdomen (both sides) and along the ears in the hood. Battery can be charged in 3-4 hours, and lasts up to 10 hours on the low setting and 3 hours on high. The hood can be stowed into the collar for convenience.
Best Hand Warmer Muff – Hunter Safety System Muff Pak (click to shop here from $39.99)
Hunter Safety System Muffs are designed to ergonomically fit your hands with a functional, convenient shape. They are lined with polar fleece and have inserts for mineral hand warmers. There are extra pockets on the outside for keys, phones, etc. It fastens around your waist with an adjustable band.
Best Lightweight Hunting Glove – Pnuma Recon Element (click to shop from $50)
The Pnuma Recon Element Proof is the ideal lightweight early season glove, designed to fit like a second skin. The shell and liner are windproof and waterproof, and the feel of the gloves is suburb to be able to trigger a release for your bow, or feel the safety and trigger on your rifle. The silicon printed palm provides a sure grip, and the tech touch fingers allow you to work your electronic device without shedding the glove. They also make excellent glove/mitten liners for when the weather turns harsh, but keeps your hands protected if you need to quickly shed the heavier glove to manage your weapon.
Embracing the wilderness for a camping or hiking adventure brings the unique opportunity to enjoy meals surrounded by nature, but this requires the right outdoor cooking gear. In this article, we explore the top gift selections of portable, durable, and efficient cooking equipment designed for the great outdoors.
Best Cooler for Game Storage and Transport – Mammoth Ranger 125 Cooler (click to shop here from $499)
The Mammoth Ranger 125 is huge, with a carrying capacity of 125 quarts. This is designed to keep or transport large quantities of food or beverages and keep them cold for an extended period of time, up to 8-10 days. It has double walled construction with foam insulation, and a heavy gasketed lid.
Best Meat Dehydrator – Cuisinart DHR-20P1 Food Dehydrator (click to shop here from $75.48)
The Cuisinart DHR-20P1 Food Dehydrator has 552 square inches of dehydrating surface over 5 levels of interlocking, stackable racks, allowing for a large amount of food to be treated in one load. It works well to make jerky from meat, plus drying fish, herbs and fruits. The top venting unit has 620 watts of power. and 3 fan settings for ultimate control of the process.
Best Meat Grinder Attachment – KitchenAid Metal Food Grinder Attachment (click to shop here from $74.95)
This is designed to attach to any KitchenAid Stand mixer and use the power form the mixer motor to grind your meat. KitchenAid is the standard in any cook’s kitchen, and their equipment has withstood the test of time and is of high quality. This grinder will create fine, medium or coarse grounds of meat, and also comes with 2 sausage stuffer tubes. If a KitchenAid Stand mixer is in the cards, click here to select one that will work for you: KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Best Grill/Smoker – Grilla Grills Silverback Alpha Connect WIFI (click to shop here from $899)
Grills has always made a terrific grill for the money and have outdone themselves with the Silverback Alpha Connect All Terrain WIFI. I tis made to easily move over any type of ground, whether smooth or rough, wet or dry. The wood pellet fired grill will cook with temperatures from 180-500 degrees, and can be started with an APP from your phone, plus all cooking instructions and progress are delivered and monitored by the APP. This grill allows you to monitor the temperature of the meat that is cooking and be sure it turns out perfectly every time. The grill is constructed of rugged stainless steel and boasts 692 square inches of cooking surface.
Best Spice Blend for Wild Game – High Mountain Seasoning Hunters Blend (click to shop here from $13.99)
Hi Mountain Seasonings makes a series of great spice blends, including this jerky and wild game hunters blend. This will be good with meat, fish, poultry and can make jerky from the detailed instructions that come with the package.