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Eleventh Hour Gift Guide for Hunters

Looking for last-minute gift ideas for a special hunter? Academy Sports + Outdoors has your gift-giving needs covered in the store and online!

Don’t look now, but the big day is quickly approaching as the Christmas shopping season rolls on. Finding the perfect gift for hunters isn’t always easy, but help is available.

Academy Sports + Outdoors has you covered with a store full of gift-giving options. And if you prefer to do your shopping online, a visit to Academy.com will certainly let you shop in comfort and ease while sipping a hot beverage in front of the holiday fire and watching a favorite Christmas movie.

To find a gift that will look perfect wrapped up under the tree, check out these options in the Academy Gift Guide for Hunters. You can see these items in the local store itself while visiting with an associate, by browsing through Academy’s Holiday Gift Guide Videos, or by checking out the Academy Product Guide for Hunters.

With all of that in mind, here are some of the options that you’ll find for another season of gift-giving magic at the most wonderful time of the year.


Remington Core-Lokt .243 Win. 100-Grain Centerfire Rifle Ammunition ($17.99)

Need a stocking stuffer idea for the deer hunter on your list, particularly one that has an unused deer tag or two remaining in their pocket as the season winds down?


Then consider giving a box of deer hunting bullets, especially a familiar green-and-gold box of Remington Core-Lokt .243 Win. 100-Grain Centerfire Rifle Ammunition.

Remington Core-Lokt .243 Win. 100-Grain Centerfire Rifle Ammunition

These 20-round boxes offer enough ammunition for sighting in at the range as well as the final days of hunting for this season. With Core-Lokt soft points, a heavy jacketed midsection that delivers superb downrange energy and control of expansion, these Remington deer-stoppers offer 1,945-ft.-lbs. of muzzle energy along with 2,960-fps of muzzle velocity.

If you're unsure of what all that means, it's simply the ballistic numbers that promise another great hunting round from Remington, one that delivers plenty of big buck getting punch for medium-size game like the white-tailed deer. If you give a box of these Remington bullets, you might want to also consider a gift certificate to the local taxidermist!


Magellan Outdoors Men's Hill Country Long Sleeve Shirt ($24.99)

Stylish enough for making a trip into town wearing blue jeans, but also plenty useful around camp or on a visit to a late-season deer stand, the Magellan Outdoors Men’s Hill Country Long Sleeve Shirt is a great gift-giving option.

Magellan Outdoors Men's Hill Country Long Sleeve Shirt

Constructed from 98% cotton and 2% spandex for the right amount of comfort and stretch, this shirt has a gusseted back that offers a great range of motion for tagging a late-season deer, hauling firewood from the log pile outside, or putting another round of Christmas shopping into the back of the car, truck, or SUV.

Add in two front pockets featuring button closures—to keep gift receipts from disappearing in the December wind—and two loops with buttons to keep sleeves rolled up as the day’s workload increases, this Magellan shirt offers comfort, stretchy mobility, rugged construction, and stylish good looks featuring Realtree Edge camouflage.

Magellan Outdoors Men's Camo Jersey Knee Boot III Hunting Boots ($29.99)

Late-season hunting—from deer to ducks to quail to squirrels—often means chilly weather and wet conditions in the local woods.

That’s where a pair of Magellan Outdoors Men's Camo Jersey Knee Boot III Hunting Boots can be worth their weight in gold for the late-season hunter on your list.

Magellan Outdoors Men's Camo Jersey Knee Boot III Hunting Boots

With rubber midsoles and outsoles to deliver solid traction in slippery conditions to rubber uppers that keep a hunter's feet and lower legs high and dry to 400-grams of insulation for late-season warmth, these 15-inch tall knee-high rubber boots are the perfect addition to a shopping list containing a hunter.

While these Magellan boots are perfect footwear for use in the deer woods or around duck camp, they'll also perform double-duty quite well, helping a hunter step outside to fix a wayward strand of Christmas lights, to help retrieve food and packages as family and friends arrive for a holiday celebration, or simply retrieving some more firewood on a chilly, rainy winter day!


Game Winner SS Pop-Up Blind ($69.99)

Late-season hunts can be tough and uncomfortable affairs as Old Man Winter’s inclement weather descends upon the barren landscape with chilly temperature readings, the threat of rain and snow, and biting December winds.

That’s why a Game Winner SS Pop-Up Blind can be the perfect option for a late-season deer hunter on your list, one intent on heading outdoors for a last gasp hunt to fill an unused deer tag or two.

Game Winner SS Pop-Up Blind ($69.99)

Able to accommodate up to two hunters, this Game Winner blind's easy pop-up design allows for quick and quiet set-up and take-down in the deer woods. With a camouflage exterior, mesh windows that offer superior vision, a spring steel frame providing strength and durability, and four-stakes for anchoring the blind securely to the forest floor, this is a great deer blind design for the money.

Add in a backpack carrying bag that makes transport from the truck to the field an easy chore along with easy-to-carry folded dimensions of 2-ft. W x 3-in. H and this gift is almost certain to bring some bigtime Christmas morning smiles. Smiles topped only by the moment when a last-second buck is wearing a hunter’s tag, of course!

Nikon ProStaff 1000 6x20 Laser Range Finder ($169.99)

If the hunter on your shopping list has a visit or two planned to a late-season deer stand, then few gift-giving options are more important than a reliable and accurate rangefinder. Whether the shot distances are short, medium or quite long, having such a hunting tool in the backpack can help to ensure that some fresh venison is forthcoming for a bowhunter watching a food plot, a rifle hunter overlooking a winter wheat field, or even a late-season muzzleloader hunter guarding a snow-covered field of soybeans.

Fortunately, Academy offers a variety of different rangefinders—along with plenty of other deer getting optics like high-quality binoculars and rifle scopes—that are sure to fit just about any gift-giving budget this holiday season.

That includes the Nikon ProStaff 1000 6x20 Laser Range Finder, a pocket-sized design that features a 31.4-foot field of view at 1,000-yards, 16.7-mm of eye relief, an objective lens diameter of 20-mm, and 6x optical magnification capabilities.

Nikon ProStaff 1000 6x20 Laser Range Finder

With a Tru-Target system that gives hunters differing target acquisition options, an ergonomic hand-held design that fits easily into a shirt pocket, and the ability to gather target ranges from a mere 6-yards down to 1,000-yard distances, and it’s tough to beat this range finder from Nikon.

Add in the fact that this range finder can be easily slipped into a Christmas stocking hanging by the fireplace, and it’s a virtual can’t miss gift-giving option as Santa prepares for his annual December sleigh ride!

But then again, what else would you expect this December holiday season from the fine folks at Academy Sports + Outdoors, the Christmas gift idea experts for the hunter, angler, and sports enthusiasts on your list?

Stop by a local store today or visit online and the guess here is that you’ll find almost countless options as you seek to help jolly old St. Nick finish up the shopping list for another year! Why not stop in and see if you don’t agree?

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