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Game & Fish Father's Day Gift Guide

These gift ideas from G&F editors are sure to please any hunting and fishing Dads on your Father's Day shopping list.

Game & Fish Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is June 19, and we’ve got some great gifts ideas for fishing and hunting Dads.

Check out this list from the editors of Game & Fish Magazines.

Under Armour Iso-Chill Shore Break Camo Long-Sleeve Shirt

Under Armour
Photo courtesy of Under Armour

Under Armour Iso-Chill feels cool to the touch—eliminating heat, so Dad can fish longer. The Iso-Chill Shore Break Camo Long-Sleeve Shirt is proven to increase max-out time and output even under those hot, high-pressure situations. Specially designed fibers lay flat against the skin to evenly disperse heat, so it literally feels cool to the touch. Added titanium dioxide absorbs UV energy and quickly moves the heat away from the body. — Jessyca Sortillon

$40 | basspro.com

Plano Atlas Tackle Pack

Plano Atlas Tackle Pack
Plano Atlas Tackle Pack

Fathers who travel know how tough it can be to safely store and transport tackle. Lugging tackle boxes on long treks can suck the fun out of fishing. Plano's Atlas is a portable hybrid tackle management system. The backpack-styled creation has three 3750 StowAway Utility boxes (for baits and terminal tackle), a plethora of internal and external zippered pockets, a waterproof molded base, water-resistant cell phone pocket, magnetic lure holder and comfortable padded shoulder and sternum straps. — Todd Kuhn

$239 | planomolding.com

Butler Creek Featherlight Bino Case

Butler Creek Featherlight Bino Case
Butler Creek Featherlight Bino Case

If Dad spends a lot of time glassing with his binos, this new case could make life much easier. Strong magnets permit easy, one-handed access to your optics—convenient if your other hand is otherwise occupied with a rifle or bow.

Inside the Butler Creek Featherlight Bino Case is a zippered mesh pocket and an elastic interior side pouch with a cleaning cloth; outside there is a zippered pocket with space for a hunting license or maps. The air-mesh foam backing also provides cushioning with heavy loads and offers added breathability. These are available in three sizes to accommodate different sizes of binoculars. — Drew Warden

$64.99-$84.99 | butlercreek.com

Moultrie Delta Base

Moultrie Delta Base
Moultrie Delta Base

If Dad is still traipsing around the deer woods to check his trail cams, it might be time for him to get into the cellular game. And there’s perhaps no more economical way to do that than with the all-new Moultrie Delta Base. The cam itself can be had for a c-note and unlimited wireless plans start at $7.99 per month (your choice of Verizon or AT&T). The cam boasts 24-megapixel resolution (plus video-with-audio capabilities), a .75-second trigger speed and detection and invisible flash ranges of 80 feet. Use the robust, intuitive Moultrie Mobile app to update settings remotely, view and share images and videos and plan a hunt with maps, weather data and activity charting features. — John Taranto

$99.99 | moultriefeeders.com

Shimano Macbeth Crankbaits

Shimano Macbeth Crankbaits
Shimano Macbeth Crankbaits

The six models in this new series from Shimano give Dad lots of options when fishing crankbaits in shallow water. The Macbeth Big 75F has an attention-getting profile and is the largest offering (3/4 ounce, 3 inches long) in the line. It’s designed for fishing heavy cover, with a diving depth of 3 to 5 feet. The Macbeth Original 63F crankbait (5/8 oz., 2 1/2 in.) dives to depths of 3 to 5 feet with a dynamic swimming action with a tight wobble. The combination of a Hybrid Edge round bill, strong buoyancy, and fixed one-piece weight construction make the Macbeth Shallow 50F (1/2 oz., 2 in.) the perfect crankbait for subsurface cranking in depths less than 1 foot. The Macbeth Flat 57F (3/8 oz., 2 1/4 in.) is a shallow-running, flat-sided crankbait that has Shimano's JET BOOST lure technology to improve casting distance, and a Circuit Board round bill that produces a tight rolling action and dives to 3 to 5 feet. The Macbeth 50F (3/8 oz., 2 in.) is the perfect lure choice for heavy-cover cranking when anglers need to downsize their presentation or size-match forage fish. Its Hybrid Edge square bill creates an aggressive side-to-side wobble and a diving depth of 3 to 5 feet. The Macbeth Tiny 39F has a compact profile and is the smallest crankbait (1/8 oz., 1 9/16 in.) in the line. It has a Hybrid Edge Square Bill that adds durability during contact with cover and provides a wobbling action with a diving depth of 2 to 4 feet. ($10 to $12) — Chuck Smock

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$10.99-$11.99 | fish.shimano.com

Warthog V-Sharp Xtreme Edge

Warthog V-Sharp Xtreme Edge
Warthog V-Sharp Xtreme Edge

Dad knows whether it’s a pocket, skinning or fillet knife—a sharp blade is a must for making quick work of cutting chores. Finding a great sharpening system is a tough assignment as there is an overabundance of mediocre sharpeners out there. The Warthog V-Sharp XE offers a complete system to keep blades sticky sharp. A variety of adjustable, snap-in diamond rods are included (17°, 20°, 25°, 30°). The XE sharpens both sides of the knife simultaneously. — TK $64 | warthogusa.com

Berkley PowerBait Jigs

Berkley PowerBait Jigs
Berkley PowerBait Jigs

Give Dad an extra advantage on the water with these new Berkley jigs, which have the company’s renowned PowerBait scent infused right into the jigs’ silicone skirts. Berkley scientists have seen firsthand that bass hang onto PowerBait scented baits longer, which gives anglers more time to set the hook after detecting a strike. These jigs are available in seven proven styles for specific types of fishing, including football, finesse, swim, finesse swim, heavy cover, flipping and skipping. Jigs also utilize ultra-sharp Fusion19 hooks to ensure solid sets. — DW

$4.99 | berkley-fishing.com

A Reel Job

A Reel Job
A Reel Job by Ryan Johnson

When you spend nearly every day of your life in a boat, most of them with complete strangers, you’re bound to bank some pretty incredible stories over time. Ryan Johnston has been guiding fly anglers on rivers across the American West for the better part of two decades. As you might imagine, he’s got more than a few good yarns to spin, which he does in this compilation. Some are heartwarming, others are heartbreaking, but most are downright hilarious. From the client who, without warning, stripped off his clothes and fished in the nude, to the time a wading angler challenged Johnston to a fight because he felt Johnston’s boat had drifted too close to "his" riffle, A Reel Job is loaded with moments that are sure to entertain any avid angler. — JT $20 | rjsflytrips.com

Maven CRF.1 Rangefinder

Maven CRF.1 Rangefinder
Maven CRF.1 Rangefinder

Maven packs a lot of technology into this compact rangefinder and offers it a price well below its top-of-the-line model featuring much of the same technology. With a 6x zoom on a 22mm objective lens, the CRF.1 will range reflective targets out to 2,400 yards, trees to 1,300 yards, and deer-sized animals to 650 yards. It has a Field/Forest function that allows users to select a mode based on the environment they are hunting. Field mode acquires small, hard-to-hit targets and ignores larger objects in the background. Forest mode ranges objects through trees, bushes, rain, snow or other obstructions. An auto black/red display ensures visible readouts in wide range of conditions. It’s tripod mountable, covered by Maven’s unconditional lifetime warranty, and includes a wrist strap, preinstalled CR2 battery and a double-layered microfiber storage bag. — CS

$225 | mavenbuilt.com

Huk Rogue Wave Boots

HUK Rogue Wave Boot
Huk Rogue Wave Boots

Dads like dry feet when they’re fishing or working in a wet yard. Huk’s Rogue Wave Boot keeps feet dry with its 100-percent neoprene rubber construction. A non-slip outsole—with its unique lug design—keeps users well-planted in the wettest and roughest of conditions. Oversized, commercial-grade webbing straps makes putting the Rogue Wave Boot on a cinch. — TK

$90 | hukgear.com

Abu Garcia Veritas Combo

Abu Garcia Veritas Combo
Abu Garcia Veritas Combo

Does Dad need a new rod and reel? New Veritas combos are 15 percent stronger and 5 percent lighter than the company’s previous Veritas models. Baitcasting and spinning models are available, and all come with the company’s Zata V reel, which has 10+1 stainless steel ball bearings. For baitcasting combos, the low-profile reel has the company’s Carbon Matrix drag system, Infini Brake system and Duragear brass gear. On spinning models, the Zata V reel incorporates Abu Garcia’s Rocket Line Management system and Rocket Spool lip design, both of which help control all types of lines. Rods are built using 30-ton graphite combined with Powerlux 100 resin, so you get a strong and sensitive, yet lightweight rod. The combos also look great with their split-grip and all-white designs. — DW $284.95 | abugarcia.com

LaCrosse Alpha Agility Snake Boots

LaCrosse Alpha Agility Snake Boots
LaCrosse Alpha Agility Snake Boots

Turkey season may be in the rearview, but is there really a bad time of year to get a new pair of knee-high snake boots? If Dad spends much time outdoors in venomous snake country, the answer is "no." LaCrosse’s new Alpha Agility Snake Boots not only will keep the old man’s lower legs fang-free, a portion of the proceeds of the sale of every pair that feature’s Mossy Oak Obsession camo will be donated to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s "Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt" campaign. That’s what we call a win-win. — JT

$230 | lacrossefootwear.com

Hornady Rapid Safe Keypad Vault

Hornady Rapid Safe Keypad Vault
Hornady Rapid Safe Keypad Vault

Quick access to a firearm is critical when it’s time to protect your family or home. And, needless to say, leaving a loaded firearm out is definitely not an option. Hornady’s Rapid Safe Keypad Vault offers both quick access and safe firearm storage. The vault has three entry modes: RFID reader, access code and mechanical key. The heavy-duty steel construction offers tamper-proof protection with predrilled holes for drawer mounting (or elsewhere). — TK

$148 | hornady.com

SPRO 6” Side Cutter Stainless Steel Pliers

SPRO 6-inch Side Cutter Stainless Steel Pliers
SPRO 6” Side Cutter Stainless Steel Pliers

A pair of cutters is a handy investment for any fishing-obsessed Dad, but especially if he happens to fish for toothy fish. These stainless-steel wire cutters come with black-and-green non-slip handles to ensure you have a secure grip with wet or slimed up hands. At the end of the handles, lanyard loops offer a place to fasten the cutters, so you never lose them. Additionally, a braid cutter behind the pivot provides even more versatility with the ability to clip braided lines. The cutters are also PTFE coated to protect against corrosion and create a non-stick finish, so fish scales and other gunk won’t be an issue. — DW $19.50 | SPRO.com

Stanley/Mossy Oak Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

Stanley/Mossy Oak Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug
Stanley/Mossy Oak Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

This stainless-steel mug in Mossy Oak’s Bottomland camo pattern has been one of my favorite gear items of the year. It’s a perfect size—not so small as to be pointless, and not so big as to be bulky. A simple press button allows for easy, one-handed drinking; simply release the trigger and it closes again. With the ability to keep beverages hot for 7 hours, cold for 10 hours and iced for 30, this 16-ounce mug is a great travel companion on any hunting or fishing trip. Also available in Blaze Orange or Mossy Oak’s new Country DNA pattern. — DW

$27 | stanley1913.com

Hillsound FreeSteps6

Hillsound FreeSteps6
Hillsound FreeSteps6

Help Pops stay upright in the river or on the ice with this set of slip-on crampons that fit over wading boots and other types of footwear. Hillsound’s FreeSteps6 crampons feature 21 quarter-inch stainless steel spikes per side, for stable footing on muddy trails, moss-covered rocks and other slippery terrain. The harness (available in black or green) is made from heat-molded elastomer for durability and a sure fit, and a pair of mediums weighs just over 12 ounces. — JT

$55 | hillsound.com

SITKA Equinox Guard Hoody

SITKA Equinox Guard Hoody
SITKA Equinox Guard Hoody

This hoody is designed to minimize the health risks and distractions of insect bites by reducing contact with mosquitoes, ticks and other pesky bugs. It limits skin exposure, is constructed of tightly knit stretch fabric that was developed by SITKA to help prevent mosquito bites while still being lightweight and breathable, and is treated with Insect Shield technology to repel bugs. The long-tailed design can be tucked into pants for extra protection from chiggers and tick. Additional features include UPF 50+ protection, Polygiene Odor Control Technology and a built-in mesh facemask. Available in GORE OPTIFADE Subalpine, Timber and Elevated II camo patterns. — CS $149 | sitkagear.com

Browning Talon 1 Backcountry Tent

Butler Creek Featherlight Bino Case
Browning Talon 1 Backcountry Tent

For adventurous Dads, Browning’s new Talon 1 is a large (82x43 inches) one-person tent that’s lightweight, sets up quickly and keeps the bugs away. Large enough for one person and plenty of gear, the Talon 1 has a full-length mesh door, several vents for ventilation and moisture reduction, and is supported by a freestanding external pole system. The poly-oxford floor is covered with 1500mm coating for protection when camping on abrasive surfaces. The tent walls are constructed of weatherproof poly-cotton fabric.— Scott Bernarde

$279.99 | browningcamping.com

5.11 Decoy Convertible Pants

5.11 Decoy Convertible Pants
5.11 Decoy Convertible Pants

Here’s two-for-one deal for Dad: a pair of pants and shorts in the same package. Zippered attachment points on each of the lower thighs make it easy to convert these pants into shorts. They are constructed of a durable polyester/elastane weave fabric that has a UPF rating of 50+ for protection from sun’s UV radiation, and a weather-resistant treatment that sheds light moisture. And there’s plenty of storage room in the eight pockets, including concealed cargo pockets with on-seam zippered closures, back yoke utility pockets, back patch pockets with flap closures, and angled hand pockets. Articulated knees and a comfort waistband. — CS

$85 | 511tactical.com

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