We all know that finding just the right Christmas gift is hard, and there’s no doubt that the job is even tougher if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your hunter and know little about the sport.
That’s why folks have settled into picking up a Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s gift card or grabbing a gift certificate from one of the local sporting goods stores.
Doesn’t exactly include that “personal touch,” does it?
Let’s take a gander at some of the hottest things out there for this year. Maybe you’ll come across something that’s sure to put a big smile on their face when they rip that wrapping paper off.
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TruGlo Archer’s Choice Range Rover Pro
If, like me, your hunter prefers to chase their deer with stick and string, they’re sure to love this new bow sight from TruGlo.
This company continues to impress with new models and improvements to their lineup and this particular offering falls somewhere in-between.
I’ve been shooting their sights for several years now and can attest that there’s really no better “bang for your buck” when it comes slapping a sight to your bow.
The Range Rover Pro takes last year’s Range Rover model and incorporates what the company calls Zero In Technology that allows the hunter to dial in their accuracy with extreme detail via micro adjustments.
Couple that with the Pro’s new green dot illuminated scope and it’s a piece of equipment that works pretty much like a traditional rifle scope with an illuminated red dot.
With no pins to get in the way of the archer’s vision, incredibly precise adjustment, a built-in quiver mount and the ability to switch for left- or right-hand shooters, this equipment is sure to be a hit with many a bow hunter. (MSRP $233)
PSE Dream Season Decree
If you’re looking to really knock one out of the park, have a look at PSE’s newest offering in their bow lineup: the Dream Season Decree.
Coming in at a scant 3.7 pounds, the Decree is light and easy to shoot despite having a brace height of just 6 inches. As with just about everything that comes out of the company’s Arizona facility, its IBO speed rating is blistering fast, topping out at 355 feet per second.
The Decree also features a maximum let-off of 75 percent, and an axle to axle length of just 31 3/8 inches which is just about perfect for unobstructed movement while hunting from a treestand.
Scentlok Savanna Crosshair clothing
It’s fairly common for us to have cold mornings and warm afternoons during hunting season, which make it hard for one suit of hunting clothes to suit every situation.
It’s for this reason that Scentlok’s newest offering is pretty close to perfect for hunting in these parts.
Originally designed for early season hunts when the mercury is reading higher, the Savanna Crosshair system can serve as your only layer of scent absorbing clothing when paired with layers and a heavier coat that can be taken off as the day warms up.
The company’s proprietary Carbon Alloy Technology of scent absorption combines activated carbon, treated carbon and zeolites to ensure maximum odor control while in the field along with thoughtful designs that any hunter will appreciate.
This includes things like an offset shoulder configuration and underarm gussets in the jacket that allow all of the freedom of movement one could ask for. There’s even a safety harness access in the back for slipping the tether of your harness through.
Pricing varies per piece so you can even opt to pick up just a jacket, a pair of pants or a head cover.
HSS Ultralite Flex
I’m sure that some of you probably get tired of hearing me preach about the importance of staying safe in the woods, but I’m not going to shut up until I quit hearing reports of hunters falling out of trees.
Weighing in at just 2 pounds, the Ultralite Flex from Hunter Safety System is the most comfortable and unobtrusive safety harnesst.
It features a series of individually padded hexagons that allow a snug, yet comfortable, fit, a newly designed webbing and tether system that’s only a touch over an inch wide and an incredibly strong waist buckle to keep you in it.
With an MSRP of $99.95, this is the cheapest insurance you’ll ever buy and it’s worth far more than that for the peace of mind.
Good luck with your shopping.