Best Gifts for Hunters in 2020
With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the right time to finalize your gift list and make those purchases. Here are some choices to consider for the outdoorsman in your sights.
|Skinner Optics 1-6×24 Riflescope
Known for the high quality of their sights, Skinner has entered the optics market with a 1-6 magnification scope. The scope features a 30 mm tube and 24 mm objective and is suitable for many different rifle platforms. Other features include easy, crisp-click, covered turret adjustments, and Skinner Specified Reticle with 1 MOA lit dot. The brightness of the dot is easily adjustable through a range of settings by simply turning the left turret. It also has a BDC-marked crosshair for easy range holdover. It has built-in lens covers, too. The view through the scope is bright and clear, and eye relief is 3.7 inches. It comes with a 5-year warranty. This is a great gift option for the hunters in your life.
|Sabre Frontiersman Bear Spray 9.2 oz
This is a perfect safety gift for outdoorsmen, whether their preference is camping, hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, birding, kayaking or just venturing into the outdoors. Every nature-lover knows that venturing into bear country comes with risks, so outdoor safety is paramount. Frontiersman Bear Spray is produced with the maximum strength approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, so it’s safer for you, the bear, and even the environment. This bear spray has a 35-foot range for optimal stopping power and the best protection from a safe distance.
|Alaska Sausage and Seafood Great Alaskan Gift Pack
The Great Alaskan Gift Pack is an extraordinary selection of the tastes of Alaska. Enjoy the abundance of the Great Land. The package includes: smoked sockeye salmon, lemon pepper smoked salmon, Cajun smoked salmon, Alaskan smoked salmon strips, sliced lachs (lox), Alaskan sausage rings with reindeer, Alaskan sausage chub with reindeer, Alaskan salami with reindeer, Alaskan hunter sticks with reindeer, teriyaki sticks, pepper sticks, smoked salmon tenders, cheese, chocolate, Alaskan sourdough sauce, crackers, Alaskan mustard, and herb tea. You can call to order (907-562-3636) or do so online and we are sure that anyone you give this gift to will be happy with the scope of delicious treats.
Kenetrek socks are designed to stay in place for all-day adventures. They utilize special design features like fitted heel pockets, elastic arch braces, and extra padding at the heel, toe, and underfoot. By fusing fine, soft merino wool and strong synthetic fibers, Kenetrek socks provide both incredible comfort and durability. You won’t believe how great these socks are! They offer a variety of heights and sock weights to improve the fit of any boot. This is the type of gift that will be appreciated every time the receiver wears them.
|Man Gear Alaska Gen2-MTU-MOS Holster
Man Gear Alaska’s patented Gen2-MTU-MOS holsters provide the capability to carry a semi-auto handgun with RMR-style optic or reflex sight and are designed to accommodate a handgun with or without the optic. The holster is offered in three colors: black, coyote brown, and universal digital camouflage. The two-mag pouch option was specifically designed for the Glock Model 40 MOS with the 6-inch-long slide, but also works well with a shorter barrel. It can also be purchased with the slightly shorter, one-mag pouch option. A good chest holster makes a great gift; consider this for the handgun enthusiasts you know.
|Vortex Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes
Diamondback HD spotting scopes from Vortex take the next step forward, in 16-48×65 and 20-60×85, providing power and clarity in a redesigned package that’s high on performance at a great price. The power behind the new Diamondback HD spotters is an HD optical system that delivers crisp resolution, brighter images, and edge-to-edge sharpness, reducing eye strain during long glassing sessions. All air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated for increased light transmission and powerful low-light performance. These would make a great holiday gift for the hunters you hold dear.
|Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .7
The Ultralight/Watertight .7 equips you with a wide array of first-aid supplies to treat sprains, blisters, wounds, and illnesses in an ultralight, waterproof medical bag. Repeatedly tested and approved by professionals, this first-aid kit contains enough essentials for 1-2 people on 1-4 day trips. The kit weighs a mere 5.8 oz. while two layers of protection make it 100% waterproof, making it ideal for backcountry activities near water. This kit can be counted on to perform without slowing you down, no matter how intense the adventure. This type of gift is often appreciated since getting nicked up is part of life in Alaska!
|LEM Products MaxVac Pro Chamber Sealer
LEM makes all kinds of products that would make great gifts for hunters and anglers. With such a bounty of fish and game in Alaska, a quality vacuum sealer is a gift that keeps giving. Each time you cook this year’s moose over the coming year (or two), you’ll appreciate the quality and freshness that remains intact when you pack your moose in LEM vacuum sealer bags and seal with one of their MaxVac sealers. We recommend the MaxVac Pro Chamber Sealer for the serious hunter and angler on your list. It’s designed for quick and easy use, is heavy-duty, versatile and dependable.
|ZOLEO Global Messenger
After a full season of using this product, we can say enthusiastically that this is a device you should seriously consider getting as a gift for the outdoorsmen on your list. It has allowed us to communicate by text or email in all the remote places we have ventured. New users download the ZOLEO app onto their smartphone and pair up the ZOLEO unit with the smartphone app. From there, it’s as simple as turning on your ZOLEO unit, opening the app, and you are able to text and email easily. The ZOLEO unit accesses Wi-Fi, cellular, and the Iridium satellite network to allow you to communicate anywhere. Users get a unique email address and SMS number, as well as weather forecasting and SOS alerting with their ZOLEO device. We like using the functionality of our smartphone for communicating, and ZOLEO makes that possible even in the bush.
|Three Bears Alaska Grizzly Tech Dry Bags
These new dry bags come in a range of sizes to fit the needs of many outdoorsmen. Options include duffels, dry bags and dry packs. Features include an airtight waterproof zipper on some models, adjustable shoulder straps, and 100% waterproof high-quality material that is easy to clean. We recently used one of these dry packs on a very wet moose hunt and can attest that the pack performed well; we’d be pumped to get it as a gift and your loved one will be too.
|Spyderco Zoomer G-10 Black
The Zoomer is a remarkably innovative 10-inch, fixed-blade knife created specifically for bushcraft and wilderness survival. Designed by Tom Zoomer, an outdoor enthusiast and survival skills instructor from the Netherlands, it features a broad, 5.2-inch drop-point blade crafted from Crucible CPM 20CV stainless steel. This advanced alloy contains a potent recipe of elements that combine to ensure high wear resistance, superior corrosion resistance, and impressive impact toughness. The knife is both sharp and ultra-tough.
The handle is crafted from two mirror-image pieces of solid G-10 and machined to be truly comfortable in the hand. An extended shelf at the handle’s forward end provides a rest for the user’s thumb, enhancing comfort, control, and leverage during detailed cutting chores. The concealed tang extends through the butt end of the handle, and a recess at the end exposes a lanyard hole, as well as a small section of the tang intended to be a potential hammer surface. The knife is stored in a premium leather sheath, which includes a floating belt loop, covered pouch and accepts the knife with the edge facing in either direction. This is a big, strong knife well suited for Alaska and would make one helluva gift!
|SJK Outpost 4 Tipi Tarp
Whether you are trekking in the wild or settling into base camp, SJK’s new Outpost 4 Tipi Tarp will get you out there in confidence. At 4 pounds, 8 ounces, this durable shelter comes with an aluminum center pole and fully taped seam. The 360° ground adjustments improve livability while comfortably sleeping four adults and gear. It comes in two colors, Khaki and Kryptek Highlander, to keep you hidden while in the backcountry. We used one on a moose hunt in 2020 and give it a thumbs up to make the Hunt Alaska Holiday Gift Guide.