It's that magical time of year again, the holidays are quickly approaching and our Christmas list's are growing longer and longer. This is the time when hunters rejoice.
You're a hunter, so hunting for the perfect gift should be second nature, right? Wrong. As hunters, we know shopping for gifts can be just as difficult as bagging a Boone & Crocket buck. If you're struggling last minute to find that special hunter or huntress the ideal gift, panic no more.
The Game & Fish staff have rounded up some of our top choices to make your holiday hunting a bit easier with this awesome holiday gift guide. Be sure to check out the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Anglers for great additonal gift ideas! Plus check out what Benny Spies, host of Gun It with Benny Spies on Sportsman Channel, has on his gift list.
Celestron|Elements Trekcel 2200
Keep your electronic devices charged and ready with the Elements Trekcel 2200
. A 2200 mAh lithium ion battery delivers a full charge to most smartphones, MP3 players, and cameras.
To charge your device, simply plug in your device's USB charging cable or use one of the included adapters.
Hoppes|Wood Case Gun Cleaning Kit
The Wood Case Gun Cleaning Kit
for rifles and shotguns is the perfect gift for the die-hard shooter or hunter in your life. This extremley versitile kit comes in a heavy-duty, dark stained, presentation box that includes everything necessary for cleaning a rifle or shotgun.
The box includes Hoppe's No. 9 Solvent, lubricating oil, patches, three-piece brass rod, four slotted ends, five phosphor bronze brushes to fit 22 and 30 caliber rifles, .38 caliber pistols, and 20- and 12-gauge shotgunsRifle/shotgun and pistol adapter, silicone cleaning cloth and the Hoppe's "Guide to Gun Care".
This kit is really all the shooter in your family will need to keep their guns properly cleaned and lasting a lifetime.
In the all-new Signal
,Leatherman's traditional functional tools pair with new preparedness features.
The Signal is shaped diamond coated sharpener for maintaining your straight and serrated blade, fire-starting ferro rod, and an emergency whistle. Totaling 19 tools for you to use.
Weather have you socked in at basecamp? Lightening your load on that day hike? With the Signal, nothing is a problem.
YETI recently introduced the Lowball Rambler
, a wide-mouth stainless steel insulated cup that's just plain cool. It keeps hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold.
And unlike your favorite bourbon glass, this lowball will never shatter on impact or leave a ring on your coffee table thanks to its 18/8 stainless steel construction and No Sweat Design.
Taking your beverage to go? Pop on the optional Rambler 10/20oz lid to avoid splashing your beverage. This mug is also dishwasher safe. It won't leave a ring on your table and, like their coolers, it's nearly indestructible. Cheers!
Nomad-The Integrator Jacket
is the ultimate hunting shell. This 100% waterproof shell was developed to protect the hunter from the elements.
Detailed features include: side zippers for main entry, secure front pockets for accessory protection/storage, rear zipper port for safety harness integration and a center back zip gusset for shell expansion during late season.
With the 100% waterproof Integrator, you'll know you are 100% prepared whatever Mother Nature throws your way. NOMAD — Gear built by hunters for hunters.
Under Armor|Brow Tine Hunting Boots
Under Armour- Everything a serious hunter needs in one pair of boots. The Under Armour Brow Tine Hunting Boots
will keep your feet dry, and offer ultimate protection when traversing any type of terrain.
The Brow Tines's are constructed of full grain leather, combined with lightweight, abrasion-resistant textile for protection and support where you need it. Plus, they are waterproof and offer 800g Primaloft insulation providing the warmth you need in the bitter cold.
Under Armour made sure these boots were equipped with adjustable speed laces, allowing a quick, secure, custom fit. And the Brow Tine has a durable EVA midsole, which delivers cushioning and shock absorption.
Under Armour Brow Tine — the perfect gift for the discerning sportsman.
Boone & Crocket|Wild Gourmet Cook Book
If it's not cooking backstraps over a campfire, many sportsmen are lost when it comes to fixing a meal in the woods. But with a good cookbook, designed especially for hunters and anglers, anyone can fix a classic meal with wild game.
is published by Boone & Crockett. (They might know a little something about wild and game.)
Darex|Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System
The Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System
is a complete sharpening solution for every knife you own.
It features the innovative Pivot-Response System which allows the abrasive to follow the curve of the knife while sharpening — making manual sharpening faster, easier and more precise than ever. Includes an Angle-Guided Bench Sharpener (17° & 20°), interchangeable Coarse and Fine 6 ' Diamond Plates, and an Angle-Guided Field Hone.
Sharpens pocket knives, hunting knives, serrations, tools and more. 42-Year Warranty.
Cabelas|Carnivore Meat Grinder
The all-new Cabela's Carnivore Commercial-Grade Grinder
is perfect for that, hard to buy for, do-it-yourself hunter in the family.
This is no ordinary grinder. The Carnivore features a high output air-cooled fan, extra-large non-slip feet to keep your grinder in one place and a unique air cowl design, allowing proper airflow to the gear housing during operation.
This grinder is available in .5HP, .75HP, 1HP, 1.5HP, and 1.75HP and comes with a new Cool-Tek Technology-Gel Ice Pak that attaches to the grinder head. The Ice Pak is designed to keep meat cold, which prevents unwanted clogging and binding.
The Cabela's Carnivore series also offers a new Integrated Storage Drawer-Place to store grinder accessories while not in use. The Carnivore's stainless steel grinder-head ring nut makes removing grinder plates, blade and auger a breeze. It also comes with a new auger pull tool for safe and easy auger removal.
Let's just say whoever gets this gift won't be returning it.
KUIU|Peloton 240 Full Zip Hoodie
The Peloton 240 Full Zip Hoodie
is a synthetic grid fleece mid-layer featuring a revolutionary wind resistant bonded construction. It can be used as a mid-layer under raingear, or as an outer layer in dry weather.
Kuiu- The Peleton features a full zipper, cordless hood and is made from 100% polyester today, which makes this layer very wind-resistant. This hoodie style layer also comes with reinforced thumbholes — just one more feature to help you retain warmth on those less than comfortable days afield.
The new Prostaff-7i
by Nikon is a 6x21 Laser Rangefinder that gets you on target with speed, precision and consistency — a necessity to effectively use Nikon's BDC reticles and Spot On Ballistic Match Technology.
This rangefinder features 8-1300 yard ranging capability, multilayer coated optics, waterproof ruggedness, pocket-sized portability, long eye relief, Tru-Target Priority System and Nikon's ID (Incline/Decline) Technology for horizontal and actual distance display.
For fast, easy measurements, the single button operation of the Prostaff 7i Laser Rangefinder is simple to use and automatically powers down after 8 seconds to reduce battery use, which is great for us that forget things easily!
The Prostaff 7i Laser Rangefinder conveniently fits in a pocket or a pack, and can be worn on a belt without interfering with your shot. Comfortable to carry and use all day long in any of the toughest situations your hunt can present.