November 23, 2021
Hunters are notoriously difficult to shop for when Christmas comes around.
They already have plenty of gear, but continually yearn for more. Hunters can be pretty picky about the gear they desire, too.
So, we're to help. The editors of Game & Fish Magazines got to together to come up with a Christmas wish list filled with great gifts that hunters you know may not even know they need.
Check back throughout the holiday season for additions to this list.
Game & Fish Holiday Gift Guide — Hunting
Here are our picks for 2021.
Men's UA Brow Tine ColdGear® Infrared Jacket
The completely redefined UA Brow Tine ColdGear® Infrared Kit is made for the whitetail woods. With the all-new ColdGear® Infrared 2.0 Technology, the soft thermo-conductive inner absorbs and retains body heat. UA Storm and Scent Control technologies help keep you dry and undetected so your focus stays on the task at hand.
$180 | underarmour.com
Beretta Windstryke Hoody
Ideal for any hunting or outdoor recreational activity, this men’s hoody is made of breathable and warm mid-layer insulating materials for all-day comfort. This new zippered hoody is water-repellant and windproof with a 4-way stretch softshell design and a grid fleece lining. The outer material is treated with a DWR - Durable Water-Repellent - treatment to ensure that you stay dry even in the worst conditions. The Men’s Windstryke Hoody features an oversized comfort hood with drawstring regulation to protect against the elements, a large chest pocket with various compartment organization options and secure zipper closure, and a raglan sleeve to aid in movement.
$149 | beretta.com
Garmin Xero A1i PRO Bow Sight
Leave the guesswork behind using Xero A1i PRO bow sight. Setting up this auto-ranging digital sight is simple and intuitive with micro-adjustments for elevation, windage and more. Enter your arrow speed, and automatically get a pin stack out to your bow’s estimated maximum distance. The dynamic level feature delivers leveling information right next to the pin, so you don’t have to shift focus to see if your shot is level. Quick detach makes it easy to remove the sight for travel, then reattach it in seconds. NOTE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of electronic bow sights for hunting. Always know and obey all state hunting regulations before using this device.
$1,299.99 | garmin.com
Eukanuba ActivTrainers and ActivMobility Training Treats
Sliced hotdogs just don't seem right for the holidays. Give the sporting-dog owners on your list a better way to reward their puppies with these nutritious treats from Eukanuba. ActivTrainers are for pups 2 months old and older, and their benefits go beyond simply being tasty. The treats, available in chicken and salmon flavors, are fortified with the fatty acid DHA to support healthy brain function while promoting learning and memory. Made for puppies and young dogs 12 months old and older, chicken-flavored ActivMobility treats contain additional glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which can protect against cartilage degeneration and support agile joints. At less than 2 calories per bite, ActivTrainers and ActivMobility treats help keep pups fit and are semi-moist for easy digestion. — Adam Heggenstaller
$6.99 per 5-oz ActivTrainers or ActivMobility pouch, $9.99 per 7.9-oz ActivTrainers pouch | eukanuba.com
Stealth Cam GMAX 32
If there is one thing hunters simply cannot get enough of—it's trail cameras. The GMAX32 unit from Stealth Cam offers 32-megapixel performance with 1080 HD video. A 100-foot flash range is provided by a large, 45 LED array. These no-glow LEDs do not spook game and are invisible. A 32GB card slot lets you capture plenty of trail pictures without fear of running out of memory. — Dr. Todd A. Kuhn
$139 | stealthcam.com
Goal Zero Venture 35 Power Bank
We've all been there. You shoot a great buck at last light and can’t wait to send a photo to your buddies. But when you pull out your phone to snap and send a pic, you find that the hours you spent on stand mindlessly scrolling through social media has sapped the battery. And that’s a rather innocuous example of how a dead phone battery can put a damper on things in the outdoors, never mind the emergency situations when you really need to get a call out. Avoid this happening to you or a hunter on your shopping list with the Goal Zero Venture 35, which can provide up to 3 smartphone recharges per charge. It’s about the size of a deck of cards and weighs just over 10 ounces, so it won’t take up much space or add a lot of weight to your pack, plus it features an integrated 50-lumen white LED. Once back at camp, juice it back up in as little as 3 hours. — John Taranto
$69.95 | goalzero.com
Butler Creek Featherlight Sling
Whether you're spot-and-stalking elk out West or trudging through the marsh for puddle ducks, a quality sling can be beneficial. A quality new option is Butler Creek's Featherlight. It’s super lightweight and comfortable due to its industry-first close-cell foam inner construction, and cut-outs along the sling trap less heat along your shoulder. Meanwhile, a nice thumb loop helps secure the sling on your shoulder as you walk. It’s length is adjustable from 22 to 36 inches, and the sling also has a pair of built-in quick-access cartridge holders. — Drew Warden
$40 | butlercreek.com
Game & Fish Subscription
Help a hunter find success in the field with a one-year subscription to Game & Fish. Each issue is packed with region-specific info that outlines strategies and techniques for hunting a wide variety of big-game and small-game species, as well as turkeys, waterfowl, upland birds and more, along with where-to-go articles that highlight top destinations. Readers will also stay up to date on the latest guns and gear through reviews, in-the-field tests and buyers guides that compare features and costs. In addition, each issue delivers information on top hunting opportunities, trends and tactics throughout the U.S. for those who seek adventure outside their local area. Purchase now and get a year’s worth (10 issues) for just $8. That price includes access to the digital edition and represents a savings of nearly $42 when compared to the annual newsstand price. — Adam Heggenstaller
MEAT! Sous Vide
Have you ever cut into a steak at a restaurant and marveled at the way the entire interior is evenly cooked to your requested doneness? The secret to that is a process known as sous vide, which involves slowly cooking a vacuum-sealed piece of meat in a warm-water bath, then quickly searing it in a hot skillet to get a crispy, charred exterior. MEAT!, the direct-to-consumer meat processing equipment manufacturer, has made a name for itself since its launch in 2020 for offering high-quality, industrial-grade products as reasonable prices. The newest additions to its line-up is a pair of sous vide machines. Either would make the perfect gift for the person on your list who takes great care in preparing his or her hard-earned protein and great pride in feeding it to family and friends. MEAT! sous vide machines will be available in mid-November. — John Taranto
$129.99–199.99 | meatyourmaker.com
Real Avid Bore-Max Speed Clean System
Cleaning a gun can be a labor of love, or a chore, depending on your point of view. Real Avid offers an all-in-one bore cleaning system that promises faster and easier bore cleaning. The Speed Clean system includes the Bore-Max Speed Brush with twice the bristle density of traditional brushes. The Speed Jag and Patch combination removes up to four times more carbon and copper than traditional jags and square patches. 75 speed patches are included. — Dr. Todd A. Kuhn
$9.99 | realavid.com
GoPro Chesty Mount
Compact action cameras have revolutionized how we chronicle our time in the outdoors. Hands-free capabilities allow us to capture POV photos and video from big-buck hunts, soggy duck blinds and turkey blinds (fishing trips, too). GoPro, which started it all, offers a padded chest mount — the Chesty — that's lightweight, breathable and comfortable. And, it doesn’t get in the way when you're bundled up. Fits all GoPro cameras, as well as other cams with compatible mounts. Adjustable for a comfortable fit for most body types. — Scott Bernarde
$39.99 | gopro.com
SOG Kiku XR LTE
From its dimpled G10 handles and carbon fiber liners to the wonderfully balanced CRYO CTS XHP blade and easy-to-use yet remarkably strong XR lock, the new Kiku XR LTE from SOG is an ergonomic wonder. Ignore the fact that the previous sentence looks like someone spilled alphabet soup on your screen and instead focus on the fact that this knife is loaded with high-end components that any knife aficionado will appreciate. Its useful features are outnumbered only by the many uses this versatile folder is well suited for. — John Taranto
$224.95 | sogknives.com
Saddleman Surefit Realtree Seat Covers
Help hunters keep the interiors of their vehicles looking sharp with Saddleman Surefit seat covers in Realtree camouflage. The covers—available in Realtree Max-5, AP and Xtra patterns—are constructed from durable NeoSupreme with UV protection to prevent fading. A water-resistant coating guards seats against spilled coffee, muddy pants, wet dogs and other potential messes. Surefit covers are tailor-made in the USA to individual vehicle specifications and install over existing upholstery with no tools required. They include 3 mm foam padding for increased comfort and are backed by a 1-year warranty. Covers for headrests, armrests and center consoles are included for select vehicles at no extra charge. — Adam Heggenstaller
$219.99 to $274.99 for many makes and models | saddleman.com
Chief Upland Over/Under Vest All-In-Bundle
Chief Upland's Over/Under Vest brings tactical design and functionality to traditional upland pursuits. MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) technology offers an array of attachment points for various accessory pouches to fit the user. There are ammo pouches, an electronics pouch for your phone, a water bottle pouch and a gun stock rest—all to be placed according to user preference. On the back, there’s a large pocket for a hydration pack and a hole for threading the tube through toward the hunter. Straps throughout the vest also permit a wide range of adjustment to fit most hunters. — Drew Warden
$295 | chiefupland.com
CHARD Game Processing Knife Set
CHARD makes it easier to take your harvest from the field to the freezer. The Game Processing Knife Set ($29.99) can be taken with you to the field, and features caping knife, fillet knife, gut-hook skinner, bone saw, ribcage spreader, gloves and case. Suitable for use for other outdoors applications like fishing and camping. Check out other CHARD process-at-home products like CHARD Jerky Seasonings (MSRP: $6.99) and Vacuum Sealer Bags 20 Ct (MSRP: $11.99) — Scott Bernarde
$29.99 | chardproducts.com
SCCY DVG-1 Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol
Here's a new challenger in the striker-fired sub-compact pistol market. The DVG-1 is a 9mm, sub-compact pistol with a 10+1 magazine capacity and is available with either fixed iron sights or factory-installed CTS-1500 Red Dot sight.
$299.99 - $399.99 | sccy.com