Tis the season to get your hunter outfitted. Wait, what? You have no idea what to stuff in your favorite hunter’s stocking? No worries! Deer & Deer Hunting has you covered. Our crack staff has put together the top 10 hunting gifts from ShopDeerHunting.com that are certain to make this a Merry Christmas.
This is literally the gift that gives all year long. The Deer & Deer Hunting Whitetails 2017 Wall Calendar offers 12 months of vital hunting data and striking photography that is certain to jingle the bells of the hunter in your life. Featuring the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, the calendar lays out the 2017 rut prediction, based on their reliable lunar cycle research. This essential information allows hunters to gauge the days bucks are seeking and chasing, so they can more accurately time the rut and the best days to head afield. Not only does this up your gamesman’s odds in the field, but also allows him to better plan his hunts and when to spend his precious vacation days. And with striking photography of white-tailed deer captured in all the seasons of the year, you’ll know your sportsman won’t take his eyes off this gem. This quite possibly could be the ultimate gift for any deer hunter!
You’ll know your hunter’s eyes will light up when he tear the wrapping off the Rack Jack. That’s because he’ll know this gift just made his deer season a heck of a lot easier. The innovative and mobile winch system attaches quickly and easily to a truck’s trailer hitch, making hoisting deer and other large game into the bed a snap. It literally makes the ordeal a one-man job. And it’s versatile enough to lend a hand on any other heavy lifting he might encounter out of deer season. No longer will your hunter have to worry about throwing his back out or damaging his truck with this 300-pound capacity lift system under the tree. And, the Rack Jack is as convenient as it is useful. The 42-pound unit only takes minutes to assemble and disassemble, and stows easily in the back of the cab or in a toolbox. It’s no wonder this dandy piece of equipment earned Deer & Deer Hunting’s “Top Pick” status.
Keep your hunting buddies safe and tidy by wrapping up a pair of Big Game Gut Gloves this Christmas. These handy hunting accessories make field dressing a deer and other game a sanitary snap. The gloves fit right over clothing and extend past the elbow, kept in place with a durable elastic band. This not only keeps your hunter and his expensive hunting clothes clean when he’s dressing his trophy, but also reduces his risk of being exposed to any potential pathogens. The gloves also feature aggressive texturing on the palms and fingers, ensuring there are no accidents when your hunter is wielding his razor-sharp hunting knives. Big Game Gut Gloves are also designed to save him a buck in the long run, since they can be washed and used over and over, one season to the next. No more spending money on those flimsy disposable gloves that are made from the start to go in the trashcan.
Have a hunter who heads out early and comes home late? We’ve got the gift for him — the Petzl TACKTIKKA®+ RGB Headlamp. Designed with hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen in mind, the top-of-the-line headlamp has all the bells and whistles that will light up his season. The TACKTIKKA®+ RGB delivers a blinding 160 lumens of light on its highest setting, more than enough to safely field dress a deer or set up a tree stand. But it is also perfect if a hunter need illumination, but doesn’t want to tip off the critters in the area. It has three other lighting modes, in addition to white — red, green and blue. These colors are difficult for animals to perceive, in turn are ideal for checking gear, rifles or bows. The TACTIKKA®+ RGB also has a number of different focal setting for every situation your hunter might encounter. Light can be dispersed across a wide field, perfect for hiking into a honey hole without twisting an ankle. Or it can be focused like a laser beam, ideal for up-close work, such adjusting a sight. It is also outfitted with Petzl®’s CONSTANT LIGHTNING technology, ensuring the headlamp never loses brightness as the batteries are drained.
Know a hunter with a nostalgic streak or is insane about the history of the sport? Then Dawn of American Deer Hunting needs to go into his stocking. Duncan Dobie takes your hunter on a visual journey through the history of North American whitetail hunting in the striking 224-page volume. The richly illustrated book looks at the roots of whitetail hunting in America from the 1800s to mid-1900s, giving hunters a better appreciation of where the sport arose. He’ll track deer in Fridge-cold Maine, chase heavy-racked trophies in Texas and go on hound hunts in the heart of Dixie. He’ll also marvel at the red-woolen jackets aplenty. More than just a trip down memory lane, the Dawn of American Deer Hunting is a first-rate reference. The book gives a better understanding of the people, firearms and methods Americans used in the pursuit of the nation’s foremost big-game animal. In the end, he’ll come away more connected with and knowledgeable about his passion.
What better gift is there than getting your hunter closer to his quarry? That’s exactly what you’ll do when you give him the Upclose G2 Roof Monocular this Christmas. The 10×25 optic is that little thing that can make a big difference afield, giving your hunter a fast and powerful way to scan a ridgeline or scout the other end of a food plot. The multi-coated lenses are the key to this tiny gem, allowing greater light transmission, in turn brighter sharper images and a ton more contrast. And with 10x magnification, your hunter will to count the tines on his buck before taking the shot. Field-tough, the shock-resistant, rubber-armored aluminum body is engineered to withstand the toughest hunts. And the unit is sealed from the elements, keeping moisture at bay and the dreaded fogging that occurs in lesser optics. Perhaps best of all, it won’t load your hunter down. No bigger than a couple of 12-gauge shells, the Upclose G2 Roof Monocular easily slips into any coat or pants pocket.
You’ll make your hunter the envy of his buddies this Christmas with the Hunter’s Closet. Not to mention, you’ll give him a leg up at bagging his trophy. The cutting edge system eliminates odor and contaminates off all your hunter’s cloths and gear through the power of ozone. This chemical-free solution to scent control gives him the edge afield, making him virtually invisible to a deer’s highly sensitive nose. And the Hunter’s Closet is easy to use; simply load it up, start the ozone generator and 30 minutes later all the gear is scrubbed of odor. Perhaps best of all, with convertible shelves and easy setup the unit is large enough to handle an entire hunting camp’s gear. This is an ideal gift for a family that hunts together, giving each member a leg up when they hit the field.
Expect a hardy thanks when your hunter unwraps the ThermaCell® Scout Camp Lantern this year. That’s because you’ve just eliminated the biggest discomfort of his early season — mosquitoes. Those pesky buggers’ painful bite can make a ground blind or a tree stand a torture chamber. But they won’t come within a country mile of a hunter armed with the Scout Camp Lantern. The powerful mosquito repeller utilizes ThermaCell®’s mat-and-butane combo that pumps out 225 square feet of pest deterrent. And it pulls double duty as a deer-camp necessity — a lantern. Your hunter can prep dinner, eat and process deer from the unit’s 220 lumens of light — all off four AA batteries.
There’s no need to pull your hair out trying to come up with a gift for the hunter that has everything. We’ve got you covered with the Deer & Deer Hunting Clip Point Knife. This modern twist on a classic design is a favorite of deer camps across America, giving hunters a versatile and attractive tool. The Micarta handle ensures a firm grip in the slickest conditions, whether it is a raging thunderstorm or field dressing a deer. While a healthy does of chromium in the A2 steel blade means this dandy will stand up to the worst jobs your hunter can throw at it. No more worrying if splitting a trophy’s ribcage has the chance of breaking your hunter’s knife. And the clip-point blade makes the knife extremely versatile. The tool is as comfortable completing minor tasks around the camp as it is butchering a buck. In addition to being a doer, The Deer & Deer Hunting Clip Point Knife is also a looker. Your hunter will love the striking DDH logo emblazoned right across the blade.
Don’t give your hunter a deer call this Christmas. Give him all the deer calls he’ll ever need with the Illusion Systems Extinguisher. This ingenious call reproduces the full range of whitetail vocalizations all in one unit. In just a flick of the patented Modslide™ your hunter can go from sounding like a buck, to a doe to a fawn. This gives him an incredible advantage in the field, allowing him to match his calling to the situation and season. The Extinguisher is designed to call in a trophy, no matter the conditions in the field with its FreezeFree ™ design making certain it produces crisp clear calls even in the coldest of weather. And it’s a snap to learn how to use with an in-depth instructional DVD, hosted by Olympic gold medalist archer Rod White.