Chances are your favorite hunter wasn’t out shopping for deals on Black Friday, they were probably out sitting in a tree stand or hiking out in the backcountry. So if you are looking for gifts for your favorite hunter, here are some of our favorite hunting gear releases from this year.
I love Muck Boots, they’re about as comfortable as it gets when it comes to hunting boots and they are built to last.
My newest pair of Muck’s are their Pursuit Shadow Pull-On Boots. These things are rock solid, and 100% waterproof. In fact, one of the things I use my Muck Boots for in the winter is wading out into shallow water to throw my casting nets for Shad. So when I say they are waterproof, I know for a fact these things won’t take water in any conditions.
I’ve walked around for over an hour throwing out casting nets with these boots and my feet stayed warm and dry every single time. The Pursuit Shadow Pull-Ons are insulation rated for temperatures from -40F to 40F.
There’s nothing’s better than having a nice hot cup of coffee out on a cold morning hunt; but, nothing sucks worse than taking a swig of that coffee and finding out it’s ice cold because your thermos tanked out on you!
You know you are a gear nerd when water bottles make you this happy, but seriously, I’ve had quite a few insulated bottles crap out on me over the years so when I found these EcoVessel Bottles I knew I had to include them in one of my gear guides.
EcoVessel’s signature TriMax Triple Insulation keeps drinks cold for 36 hours and hot for up to 8 hours. I live in the desert where it’s not uncommon for the temperatures to hit 120 in the summer and somewhere in the low teens in the winter. I’ve had these sitting in my truck where the temperatures soared to over 150 degrees, and they still held up to the challenge!
When you out hunting you need a way to secure your gear.
From securing gear and game in the back of my pickup to securing firearms and backpacks to the back of an ATV or fishing Kayak, Loop Ropes are one of the best bungee systems I’ve found. They’re easy to use, and a hell of a lot safer than some of the cheapo bungee cords you’ll find at the big box stores.
This knife made both out hunting list and our preparedness guide this year. The Mora Bushcraft Survival Knife is a budget friendly blade that you can definitely count on when you need it.
Selling for a fraction of what most so-called “survival knives” sell for, the Mora Bushcraft is an awesome deal that will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you’re prepared should something go wrong out in the backcountry.
Written by outdoorsman and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury, The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild is jam-packed with everything you need to survive and thrive out in the backcountry.
The book is the third in his Bushcraft series and is a great way to introduce someone into the world of outdoor cooking and trapping.
If you’re trying to get your child into bow hunting, it doesn’t get much better than the Bear Cruizer Lite. It has an adjustable draw weight that starts out at only five pounds, a weight that pretty much any child should be able to handle. Once they start getting the hang of things, it ratchets up all the way to 45 pounds which is perfect for any little hunter!
And for the older children, one of the best deals you can get on adult-sized hunting bows this year is the Diamond Edge SB-1 Compound Bow Package. This is an awesome entry level bow that can hold its own even against some of the flagship compound bow companies.
The bow is extremely versatile and adjustable, helping beginner archers hone their technique and make adjustments when they are ready to start pushing things up towards a hunting level. The Edge SB-1 features 63 lbs of limb adjustment going from 7-70 lb.