There are only a few shopping days left before Christmas. Don’t fret, we’ve been keeping tabs on the best hunting gear available, and we’re here to help you select the perfect gift for the Western Hunter in your life. Without further adieux, here they are…
The VX-6HD includes state-of-the-art features like argon/krypton waterproofing, CDS dials, electronic reticle level, motion-sensing technology, rapid magnification lever, is available in several magnification ranges from 1-6x24mm to 4-24x52mm, and is perfect for the hard-core rifle hunter.
Swarovski SLC 15×56
The SLC 15×56 binocular has been the long-distance glassing standard for decades. The latest model includes optimized optics, combined with outstanding edge-to-edge sharpness, perfect for finding that trophy-of-a-lifetime.
Browning X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Long Range
The Hell’s Canyon features a fluted heavy sporter contour barrel, A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) camouflage, Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish, threaded muzzle brake, detachable rotary magazine, short throw bolt, and adjustable trigger. It may just be the perfect bolt-action hunting rifle.
Cost: $1229.99 – $1269.99
Mathews newest bow, the Triax, is a small, maneuverable bow, and is a great choice for the backcountry bowhunter. Additionally, the Triax features unparalleled vibration reduction, a respectable 343 FPS IBO rating, making it a well-rounded speed bow.
Sig Sauer KILO2200MR
The KILO2200MR provides distance readings—on a highly-reflective target—out to two miles. Like most of the current range-finding devices on the market, the KILO features angle-modified ranging, a necessity for western big game hunting.
Exo Mountain Gear K3500
The Exo Mountain Gear K3500 is a highly adaptable pack constructed from 500d Cordura and 420d Diamond Ripstop. Its standard 3500 cubic inches makes it perfect for day hunting, while its extended capacity of 4200 cubic inches makes it a contender for extended-stay hunting trips too. The pack is offered in three belt sizes (Small 29-33″, Medium 34-36″, Large 37″ +) and three colors (Coyote, Multicam, Ranger) to meet the needs of even the most finicky of hunters.
Cost: $549.99 – $574.99
Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip Head
The Outdoorsmans pistol grip tripod head was designed by hunters for hunters. It’s small, lightweight, and perfect for glassing the vast terrain of the West. With an additional adapter plate or two, your hunter will be able to switch from binoculars to spotting scope, to rifle rest, to camera in seconds.
onX Hunt App
The onX Hunt app features include 121 million private properties, 985 million acres of public land, 421 map overlays, 400,000+ miles of trails, and now offers several new transformational layers. It’s available as an app (iOS and Android), GPS chip, and desktop/laptop application.
Cost: FREE 7-day Trial (Starter), $29.99/year (Premium), $99.99/year (Elite), $119.99/State (Premium + Chip)
Wilderness Athlete Paleo(ish) Beef Protein
PALEO(ish) Beef Protein is perfect for the fitness-driven hunter. PALEO(ish) supports the “caveman diet” for building lean muscle tissue with grass-fed beef protein. The protein powder comes in two great flavors, Carnivore Cocoa and Vanilla Almond.
Of course, I might be biased, but how can you beat one year of Western Hunter Magazine (print and digital), and streaming access to The Western Hunter TV shows? Additionally, every subscription comes with access to two years of Western Hunter Magazine back issues and Season V of The Western Hunter FREE when it is released beginning in January. The Super Subscription is the perfect gift for the hunter in your life.