As the holidays rapidly approach, consider these items on our Holiday Gift Guide for the the hunters on your list. The products in this list come with Hunt Alaska magazine’s seal of approval and we think you’ll find them to be suitable for anyone on your list.
Vortex Razor HD LHT 4.5-22×50 FFP
Chasing big game that calls big, open country home demands a lot from hunters. In turn, they demand an optic that’s not just lightweight and packed full of features, but stands up to everything that makes western hunting such a challenge. This scope answers every demand of the western hunter, and it does it all with an optic that’s still among the lightest in its class. Vortex took their top tier Razor HD LHT and built its big brother, keeping the incredibly light and tough scope while adding first focal plane functionality and a higher magnification range. Where the Razor HD LHT 4.5-22×50 FFP distances itself is in not just adding an FFP reticle, but also getting the most out of it by building in the XLR-2 reticle system, which is intuitive and easy to use. There’s even push-button illumination to keep your point of aim clear in low light. Long-range hunters also need an optic they can dial in the field, and the Razor HD LHT 4.5-22×50 FFP offers a locking elevation turret, and the RevStop Zero System for a reliable return to zero after dialing. Imagine the smile on the face of the hunter that you give this to as a gift.
Nightforce NX8 2.5-20×50 Riflescope
The NX8 2.5-20×50 builds upon the rugged, reliable, and repeatable legacy of Nightforce’s NXS line built over more than 20 years. Despite the compact size, the NX8 F2 riflescopes feature Nightforce’s ZeroStop turret, DigIllum reticle illumination, power throw lever, and several new purpose-built F2 reticles. The optical system uses ED lenses to allow for great optical quality in a system with an 8x zoom ratio and short overall length. The new MOAR-CF2 and MIL-CF2 reticles are calibrated at 20x and provide users with an open center with dot and intuitive numbering of subtensions for a clear view of the target and fast holds anywhere in the reticle. For hunters or shooters who prefer a reticle in the second focal plane that stays consistent in size throughout the magnification range, the Nightforce NX8 F2 scopes will take your capabilities to a whole new level. This is one serious scope that would make for a serious present and a seriously pumped hunter.
Garmin GPSMAP 66i
This is a rugged satellite communicator that can navigate and keep you in touch, both good features for a device in the Alaska backcountry. And with the holidays around the corner, this would make an excellent gift—not only for the recipient but also for the giver. When your loved ones are in the field and can communicate with you that they are safe, then that’s a gift for everyone.
Diamond D Outdoors Denali Chest Holster
The Denali Chest Holster is a ballistic-nylon chest holster that is rugged, comfortable and provides a universal fit for your handgun. It’s been designed and tested in Alaska and built to withstand the most challenging weather conditions while providing unmatched comfort and versatility. The Denali Chest Holster is designed to be worn tight on your chest for one-handed, quick and easy drawing. It’s handmade in the USA and offers a streamlined, minimalist design, providing the most universal fitting and comfortable chest holster on the market. Considering all these features, we strongly suggest you consider this as a gift for hunters and anglers alike.
Hilleberg Nammatj GT
The Nammatj GT is a great tent for all-season use; it can handle anything Mother Nature can throw at it. It comes in two- and three-person models that are remarkably strong, versatile and feature single vestibules with plenty of room for gear. We checked with our friends at Hilleberg and they have the tent in stock. You’ll make any outdoor adventurer happy with a high-quality tent from Hilleberg.
Eagle Enterprises Electro Bear Guard LWC Kit
This kit allows you to put up a portable electric fence that surrounds a 1600 square-foot area. It weighs about five pounds, is powered by AA batteries (about 54 hours per pair of lithium AA), and puts out 40 pulses per minute with a max output of 9500 volts. If you have a hunter on your list who enjoys remote hunts in bear country, seriously consider this item as a gift.
Pristine Ventures PR-49
Float fish and hunt expert Larry Bartlett is long-time friend and innovator in the industry. Among his accomplishments, he’s developed a variety of boats that are well suited for hauling heavy loads in shallow rivers. Among them is the amazing PR-49. The 9-foot raft weighs in under 25 pounds and sports an 850-pound load capacity, allowing you to float heavy loads with a very shallow draft. Our team has had experience with this boat and all are astounded with its performance. You’ll have one happy camper on your hands when they find this boat gift wrapped under the tree.
Otis Elite Range Box
The Elite Range Box is the gun cleaning kit that has it all. This universal gun cleaning kit provides proper cleaning for all rifles, pistols, shotguns and inline muzzleloaders. It includes 16 bore brushes plus everything needed for complete Breech-to-Muzzle cleaning, four Ripcords (.22/.223 cal, .30/.308 cal, .38 cal/9mm and 12 gauge) for quick cleaning in the field, the B.O.N.E. Tool which makes cleaning the bolt carrier assembly of MSR/AR style rifles a breeze, and Shooter’s Choice chemicals (1/2-ounce and 4-ounce bottle of FP-10 Lubricant Elite plus 10cc syringe of Grease). It includes over 60 components all contained in a portable range box that doubles as a gun vice for stability while cleaning. This is one of those gifts that you could give to just about any hunter or gun owner on your list.
Alaska Game Bags
Keep your big game meat clean and safe from dirt, debris, adverse weather, insects, and predators after the hunt with Alaska Game Bags. Super tough, lightweight, durable, and tailored specifically for moose and other big game, these big 60” quarter bags come pre-rolled for packability and easy use in the field. Designed to be stronger and more durable than the average game bag, these bags are breathable, virtually tear-resistant, odor-free, and reusable. Bags form fit around the meat put inside to eliminate bulky excess material. We’ve used these bags for many years and can attest to their quality. Most hunters need game bags and Alaska Game Bags offers plenty of choices so that you can hook up any hunter on your gift list.