The Deer & Deer Hunting staff picked their top five best hunting accessories to help anyone on the hunt for gifts for hunters. These hunting accessories aren’t only perfect for deer hunters. Their appeal is obvious to anyone who hunts.
1. Eastman Outdoors Grip & Rip Tool – Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Daniel Schmidt
Dan says: “As far as hunting accessories go, this is a top pick for me. If you process your own deer or other larger game, you’ll want to get yourself a pair of these pliers. Your hands, fingers and knuckles will thank you. The unique vice lets you clamp down on the slippery hide of a freshly-killed whitetail, and the locking mechanism will hold it tight while you work. A quick-release hasp allows for easy repositioning of this essential hunting accessory.”
2. GSM Cyclops Micro LED Hat Clip Light – Deer & Deer Hunting Managing Editor Jacob Edson
Jake says: “This hunting accessory would make a great stocking suffer. The hat clip light is an inexpensive and handy item. It works great even if you’re not hunting. You might even want to pick one up for yourself after you’re done getting those gifts for hunters.”
3. Bushnell Trophy Cam Trail Camera – Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Daniel Schmidt
Dan says: “Scouting is a precise science. It requires a lot of hard work to get stands up and ready to go long before hunting season is even on the horizon. I hate messing up my
areas with unneeded trips to the field to check trail cameras.
“Fortunately, the world of hunting accessories has a solution in this trail camera. Not only is it extremely small, it’s unbelievably easy to use. I merely set up the camera and flip on the ‘on’ switch. I return every 10 days and merely swap out the SD cards.”
4. CRKT Kommer 2-Shot Skinner – Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Daniel Schmidt
Dan says: “I admit it, I am a knife geek. They are the ultimate hunting accessory. Until you’ve used a really good, quality knife for skinning, field-dressing and butchering a deer or other game, you really don’t know the difference. But once you do, you’re spoiled for life.
“This is a screaming deal on this Columbia River knife. It’s a custom-designed Russ Kommer piece, which is hard to find at this price. This knife will not only keep an edge, it is easily resharpened. I love the blaze-orange handle because it’s easy to find.”
5. H.S. Butt Out 2 Big Game Dressing Tool – Deer & Deer Hunting Managing Editor Jacob Edson
Jake says: “This is the hunting accessory hunters never knew they needed. They’ll never know just how much they love this item until they try it. It’s my number one stocking stuffer gift for hunters and their families.”