Best Christmas Gifts for Hunters

July 12, 2022 22 min read

If you're looking for the right Christmas gifts for hunters who have everything, our gift guide is a must-read. Whether you are a hunter or have a friend who is, you understand how crucial it is to acquire gear that is appropriate for this type of lifestyle.

1. Primos Bloodhunter HD Blood Trailing Light

Blood trailing light is essential for hunters who hunt in the late afternoon and early evening to help them locate downed animals in the dark, especially in rough country with thick cover. The Primos Bloodhunter HD Blood Trailing Light employs 600-lumen CREE XM LEDs with an optical filter that reduces select colors to help increase blood visibility. This specialized flashlight is one of our top Christmas gifts for hunters because most hunters want any advantage they can get when tracking in the dark.

2. Walker’s Game Ear Razor Slim Electronic Muff

For hunters, ear protection is no laughing matter. Walkers' Game Ear Razor Slim Electronic Muffs protect your hearing by reducing gunshot decibel levels to safe levels. Even better, they amplify and allow you to hear harmless sounds. This means you can converse with another hunter before firing. When hunting with new or young hunters, electronic earmuffs can help you communicate — even in hushed tones — to ensure the new hunter gets a good shot. We love these inexpensive and effective muffs.

3. ALPS OutdoorZ Grand Slam Turkey Vest

If your turkey hunter needs a vest upgrade, the new ALPS OutdoorZ Grand Slam Turkey Vest is a great choice. The Grand Slam Turkey Vest, designed in collaboration with the non-profit National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), has a "sit anywhere" kickstand backrest frame and a comfortable foldaway seat. The kickstand backrest allows your hunter to set up almost anywhere and stay still and comfortable for as long as it takes to coax a tom in close. It's fully adjustable and padded, with plenty of pockets for turkey calls, shotshells, water, and snacks. Even better, if your turkey hunter anticipates a fast-paced day in the field, the kickstand is easily detachable, allowing them to lose weight and go light.

4. Petzl Tactikka +RGB Headlamp for Hunting

A red, green, or blue light option that won't spook animals in the dark is a must-have feature for hunting headlamps. The Petzl Tactikka +RGB includes all three colors, which is important because your hunter may see better with green or blue light rather than the standard red light found in most hunting headlamps. The Petzl Tactikka +RGB Headlamp is one of our favorite headlamps for hunting because it’s easy to use and offers a great blend of beam quality with a new and improved 350 lumens.

5. Scent Crusher Ozone Gear Bag

The scent is the bane of most hunters. Deer, elk, and almost every other animal have a far superior nose to humans, and they use it all day, every day. The Scent Crusher Ozone Gear Bag actively removes scent-causing particles while destroying odor-causing bacteria. The following is how it works: You stuff your hunting clothes into the bag, set the timer, and let the ozone-producing module pump ozone into it. When you're finished, you pull the gear out, scent-free. It's truly amazing. But things get even better. Many times, hunting clothing is only a little dusty or dirty... and does not need to be fully washed in the washing machine for the next day's hunt — but there is likely some human sweat and stink on the inside of those clothes, which a scent killer spray will not reach. Instead of washing the hunting clothes, your hunter can throw them in the bag for a few minutes and they'll be clean and ready for the next hunt. Amazing. It's ideal for week-long hunts at a hunting camp. All you need is a car charging port or if you're not connected to the grid, a MyCharge AdventureUltra battery. Another excellent option is The Scent Crusher The Trunk. It's ideal for long-term storage or throwing in the back of a dirty pickup truck.

6. Scent Crusher Ozone Go Max

The Scent Crusher Ozone Go scent eliminator is shown in this hunting gift idea photo.

If the Scent Crusher Ozone Gear Bag is out of your price range, you can help eliminate the odors of that early morning bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit smell that's taking over the inside of the pickup and lingering on hunting clothes with a homemade odor remover. The Scent Crusher Ozone Go Max plugs into your vehicle's 12v outlet and eliminates odor while driving to your hunting location. If it works to eliminate scents that humans can detect, it almost certainly reduces scents that animals can detect. Oh, and there's one more advantage: it can help freshen the interior of stinky vehicles on the way back from hunting camp. Or perhaps a fishing trip. Or the ski slope. We also like the Scent Crusher Room Clean Unit, but to use it inside a pickup, you'll need an inverter.

7. Wildgame Innovations Trophy Tape

Most hunters don't "score" their bucks because they don't know how, because they rarely shoot a big buck, and/or because hunting isn't about the score. However, scoring is a piece of information and a reference that describes how large a buck's rack truly is. Trophy Tape is a one-time-use scoring system that allows even inexperienced players to accurately score their bucks. It's perfect for hunting camp — or at home after the party.

8. The Rackulator

While the Trophy Tape is only good once, The Rackulator is an electronic wheel that can score more bucks and elk antlers than your hunter can shoot. It's quick, convenient, and surprisingly accurate.

9. Cabela’s Hybrid Binocular Harness

After using binocular chest straps, a hunter will always use a chest-strap system because it works so well. There are numerous binocular strap options, but most hunters will appreciate this simple Cabela's version. It's also a great stocking stuffer for hunters. If the Allen Company version is out of your price range as a stocking stuffer, try the simple-but-effective Allen Company version here. If your hunter goes hunting in wet or snowy conditions, or truly brushy and wild terrain, they'll need to tuck their binoculars into their jackets... or, for an upgrade, scroll down to see the bino packs with shoulder harnesses below.

10. Firefield 5×50 Nightfall Vision at Night Monocular

Night vision may be the most unnecessary hunting gift, but it's also one of the coolest hunting gifts if only to see what critters are making noise on the trail in the dark on their hike before dawn. Or messing around at night in their hunting camp. The Firefield Nightfall was a fan favorite last year, and it's still a bargain this year.

11. Camo Hunting Clothing

Camo is popular among hunters. Simple as that. Depending on the type of hunting you do, it may be an absolute necessity. Shirts are always appreciated, and jackets make excellent hunting gifts. Jacket and pant combinations are also fantastic. As are pants on their own. In the end, some hunters will wear camo everywhere, whereas others will only wear camo in the field. Even if they don't spend money on themselves, all hunters appreciate high-quality hunting clothes, making camo gear one of the best hunting gifts. Under Armor has some of the coolest camo patterns we've seen in years — try the UA Iso-Chill Brush Line Long-Sleeve T-shirt for an affordable camo layer that will also work as a sun shirt for fishing and water play this summer.

12. Primos Double Bull SurroundView Turkey Decoy

Turkeys have excellent vision, but they can be duped if what they see is something they expect — such as another turkey. Small turkey fans have been used to calm wary toms and sneak in close, but a larger pop-up fan takes it to the next level. The Primos Double Bull SurroundView Turkey Decoy has a 1-way see-through mesh that allows the hunter to see through the fan to the turkeys — there are no blind spots. A turkey hunter has two options: crawl in close or hide and wait. A great fan can calm some hens and give a hunter enough time to call in a tom. If the new Primos SurroundView is out of stock, the TurkeyFan Decoy is an excellent alternative.

13. Outdoor Edge ChowPal

Hunters frequently eat off the beaten path, and this does not even include hunters who backpack into remote locations. We can't tell you how many times someone in our hunting party didn't have a spoon or fork — and sometimes, to our great embarrassment, no one planned with plastic silverware at the hunting camp. Here comes the Outdoor Edge ChowPal. Consider the ChowPal to be a food multi-tool, which it is. You get a spoon, fork, and knife, as well as a bottle opener and can opener. So, instead of repeatedly hammering a screwdriver into the top of a can of chili, you can use ChowPal's can opener. Then eat it with a spoon. It's light enough to throw in a hunting pack at 2.4 ounces. Of course, the ChowPal also makes an excellent stocking stuffer for hunters.

14. Camelbak Mil-Spec Antidote Reservoir

It's always difficult to take a break while hunting to get a drink of water. The result? Hunters who are dehydrated. What is the solution? A water bladder hydration system that fits into almost any modern backpack, including most hunting backpacks. The drinking tube attaches to the shoulder strap of a backpack and allows your hunter to take sips on the go. Furthermore, hydration systems are quiet in the woods, which hunters require. Overall, they're one of the most versatile hunting gifts because they can be used for so many different types of hunting and scouting. The Camelbak Mil-Spec Antidote Reservoir is one of our favorites because it's tough and has an interior baffle that helps prevent noisy sloshing as you walk.

15. Carhartt Men’s Arctic Wool Heavy Boot Socks

Hey, we know this isn't the most original hunting gift idea, but these are some seriously tough socks — and gift-givers seem to understand how important a good pair of socks is to a hunter. Other brands of wool socks are also excellent — as long as they contain at least 60% merino wool — but almost every hunter we know appreciates the Carhartt fit and durability for their boots. The Darn Tough Merino Wool Hiker Boot Sock will last nearly forever if you're looking for a lighter boot sock for hunting or hiking. Carhartt socks are thick and warm, and Darn Tough socks (read our Darn Tough review here) are the best all-around wool socks.

16. Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener MK.2

The new and improved Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener MK.2 is the most incredible knife sharpener we've ever seen for the price and value. It works well on almost any hunting knife, any kitchen knife, and a variety of other tools. It's simple to use. It's quick. And there's little chance you'll ruin a knife by using it because the Work Sharp system employs premium abrasive belts and guides that ensure you get the right angles every time. It can also sharpen household tools such as lawn mower blades, scissors, and garden shears. Even better, with the Work Sharp, your hunter can sharpen all of the knives in your kitchen — a win-win situation for everyone.

17. Millennium Tree Seat

The Millennium Tree Seat is a very comfortable and simple-to-use seat that can be strapped to a tree trunk. Many hunters will sit or stand on the outskirts of clearings, and the lightweight and packable Millennium Tree Seat allows them to adjust the height for maximum comfort, visibility, and readiness.

18. Telerik Sling Hook

Dealing with gun slings and backpack straps is one of the most inconvenient issues for hunters — the gun sling has to fit for space on your shoulder and sometimes slides off. The Telerik Sling Hook is a ledge that attaches to your backpack and keeps your gun sling in place. Most hunters don't have these types of accessories yet, so as long as your big game hunter wears a backpack, it's a great no-brainer hunting gift.

19. Vortex Diamondback HD 10×42 Binocular

Binoculars can make an excellent hunting gift if your hunter has a poor pair or none at all. You have a lot of options. 1042 binoculars are one of the best all-around options. This "size" of binoculars has a great balance of magnification (10x) and objective lens size (42mm), resulting in an "exit pupil" measurement that provides a lot of light. Higher-quality binoculars produce clearer, brighter images, which usually come at a higher price. We especially like Vortex, Maven, and Bushnell because they provide no-fault warranties on their entry-level binoculars. They will replace your optics if you break them. It's difficult to top that. Here are a few more no-brainers, including the sweet Razor UHD if your budget allows:

20. Orange Aglow Safety Panels

Although a lot of hunting clothing is camo, there are times when you want to make sure other hunters don't make mistakes — especially when hauling out antlers after dark. Introducing the Orange Aglow Safety Panels. These panels can be attached to your backpack or stretched between antlers. The high-visibility orange attracts the attention of other hunters like no other color.

21. L.L.Bean Zip Tote Bag for Hunters

The quality and color of L.L.Bean's Hunter's Tote Bag series are outstanding. What hunter doesn't like camo? In any case, hunters have a lot of gear to carry around and keep track of, and Hunter's Tote is a great gift for hunters because they're unlikely to splurge on such a simple bag — no matter how useful it is. It's strong enough to hold several boxes of 12 gauge ammo or just a pair of cold-weather hunting gloves and hats. We, on the other hand, are always in need of a good bag to help us get sandwiches, snacks, and a thermos of hot coffee out to the pickup in the early hours of the morning. We're sure your hunter does as well.

22. Midland GXT1050VP4 36-Mile Two-Way Radio Pack

Two-way radios, also known as "walkie-talkies," allow hunters to communicate over long distances while out in the woods, away from cell phone towers. They are not only useful for making hunting more efficient, but they are also useful for safety, letting hunters know where each other are — or even calling for help if a hunter becomes lost or injured. This best-selling Midland set is reasonably priced, has excellent coverage, automatically locks onto the local NOAA weather channel, has a vibration alert, allows you to use privacy codes, has a "whisper" mode, comes with headsets, rechargeable battery packs, a car charger, and can operate on AA batteries if you're off the grid. They also come in Mossy Oak Camo!

23. Badlands Bino XR Binocular and Rangefinder Case

The new Badlands Bino XR binocular and rangefinder case is one of the more expensive binocular case and shoulder harness systems available today, but it's a drool-worthy bino case if your hunter frequently uses a rangefinder. This is why: First, the rangefinder case at the bottom allows you to easily protect your rangefinder from the elements while also retrieving it for quick use. Second, the magnetic bino case can be opened and closed silently with one hand. Third, two external side pockets are ideal for storing a wind checker or elk-calling reeds. It also has an integrated rain cover, a useful back pocket, and a super comfortable shoulder harness.

24. ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Bino Harness X

If the Badlands Bino XR is out of your price range, the ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Bino Harness X is a good alternative. The harness is fully adjustable and comfortable enough to be worn all day. It also works well at keeping the case close to your chest. There is a small side pocket that fits most wind checkers and four lashing points on the other side of the case for attaching other gear or a small case. In addition, a microfiber lens is included in the front zip pocket. A small bungee cord secures the top flap and allows the case to open quietly. The ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Bino Harness has the best price-to-value ratio of any bino case we've seen — and it's tough.

25. DryGuy Force DX Boot Dryer

The old convection-style boot dryers are still in use, slowly drying a pair of boots over many hours to prevent them from drying too quickly and cracking. They're decent, but what's better? A heated boot dryer that actively blows warm air into your boots, allowing them to dry much faster — but slowly enough to avoid stressing the boot. A faster boot dryer, in our opinion, is essential when you have more than one pair of boots to dry and need to get back outside. The DryGuy Force DX Boot Dryer, of course, is compatible with gloves and hats, and it comes with two extension tubes for use with taller boots.

26. Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler

Any hunter will appreciate a tough cooler. Something tough, something big, and something well-insulated enough to do the job. That's fine if it's just keeping beer cold on a hot August scouting trip. When it comes to hauling big game out of the woods in September, however, a good cooler can mean the difference between a "gamey" steak and a fine meal. Of course, there are many variables to consider, but we can almost guarantee that your hunter will find a use for a high-quality cooler. The Cabela's Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler is the best cooler for the money in terms of cold-to-cost ratio. It's fantastic in all sizes and colors. YETI's coolers are also fantastic; they just cost a little more.

27. Outdoor Edge Butcher-Lite 8-Piece Processing Kit

The great thing about this Outdoor Edge kit is that it includes all of the tools a hunter might need to process big game in the field so that it can be hauled back to civilization in a backpack — or even hauled up out of a steep canyon to get to an ATV. It includes a light and simple sharpener, which is essential when you're out in the field, but this inexpensive kit can also help if your hunter processes and wraps meat at home. Most hunters will appreciate the great value packed into the Outdoor Edge Butcher-Lite 8-Piece Kit, which can be stored in their hunting pack, on their ATV, or at hunting camp until needed.

28. Orvis Pro Series Hunting Vest

When you plan on covering some ground during your upland bird hunts and carrying a lot of shotgun shells — and hopefully birds — it's time to check out the new Orvis Pro Series Hunting Vest. It has two water bottle pockets, so you can bring enough water for both you and your dog. Aside from its eye-catching design, this new Orvis vest features a comfortable strap system and 220 square inches of blaze orange for visibility. Oh, and this type of strap-based vest is our go-to for hot early-season hunts. What happens when the temperature drops in the fall? It's simple to layer underneath.

29. Traeger Pro 575 Pellet Grill

Scouting, hunting, and transporting wild game is only the beginning. It's then time to prepare Mother Nature's healthiest meats... and a pellet grill is one of the simplest ways to make jerky and summer sausage. Even better, you can smoke salmon, roast asparagus, and make some delicious elk burgers on a pellet grill. We've yet to meet someone who didn't enjoy their Traeger pellet grill.

30. Black Rack Rattling Antlers

Hunting for deer is difficult for most hunters in most parts of the world, and getting a mature buck to show himself in daylight requires either being in the right place at the right time... or getting right into the thick of his world and rattling as if two rival bucks are fighting it out in his territory. It's an incredible experience when it works. The traditional method is to use antlers from a previous buck or sheds — but what if you don't have either? Begin with a synthetic rattle call system, such as the Black Rack Rattling Antlers, which comes with a video tutorial.

31. Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Rangefinder

The new Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Rangefinder is a feature-rich midrange rangefinder ideal for bow and rifle hunters. It's lightweight and has a fast range and True Ballistic Ranging to assist hunters in making accurate shots on very steep terrain — or from treestands. This season, our review unit performed flawlessly during our archery elk hunts as well as our early rifle season hunts.

32. L.L.Bean Double L Upland Vest for Hunters

Bird hunters require a good shooting vest with easy access to shotgun shells and a rear pocket for carrying birds. Heck, there’s more to it than that, though — while a shooting vest is utilitarian, it’s also part of the tradition, an element of a uniform, and that tradition alone makes it a great hunter gift. The L.L.Bean Double L Upland Hunter's Vest is a classic with modern pocketing. A good vest will remind a hunter to put on their game face and pay attention because something will take flight soon. We've seen bird dogs get excited when they see a shotgun, and the smartest ones can also recognize vests.

33. Caldwell Lead Sled 3 Rifle Rest

Because different bullet types and sizes from different manufacturers perform differently, rifle hunters must be able to find the best round of ammunition for their specific rifle. Unless your hunter shoots hundreds of rounds per year, it's difficult to know how well a particular round performs. A shooting sled keeps a rifle very steady and will save your hunter a lot of time while also building confidence in specific rounds at specific distances. The Caldwell Lead Sled 3 — or any Caldwell Lead Sled version — is unquestionably one of the best deer and elk rifle hunter gifts.

34. Mechanix Wear MultiCam FastFit Tactical Glove

Finding the best glove for any given moment of the day is extremely difficult. When the weather warms up, the heavy cold-weather gloves become too hot, while thin gloves threaten to delay shots due to numb fingers. And what about grip? Critical. A slippery fleece or wool can make it difficult to hold a rifle. The best hunter gift gloves have free trigger fingers as well as grippy materials. Fortunately, gloves as a hunter gift are difficult to go wrong with — hunters will select different gloves for different tasks. We love the Mechanix Wear MultiCam FastFit Tactical Gloves — also available in Woodland Camo — because they're so cheap and so good. They're not cold-weather gloves, but they'll serve most hunters well. Also, great stocking stuffer pricing.

35. Vortex Diamondback Riflescope

If your hunter already has a high-quality scope... it's best to avoid scopes. However, many deer and elk hunters have cheap or very old scopes and would welcome any replacement that is a step up from what they currently have. Better scopes will not fog at the wrong time and will produce clearer brighter images. If you're unsure whether your hunter needs a new scope, ask a hunting buddy, but the Vortex Diamondback line is hard to beat. If your hunter accidentally drops his rifle and breaks his Vortex scope, Vortex will replace it as part of its VIP unlimited lifetime warranty. A warranty like that is difficult to beat, which is another reason Vortex products make excellent hunting gifts. The 4-12 power model is the most versatile option for most hunters.

36. TurtleSkin SnakeArmor Snake Gaiters

Snake-proof gaiters may be worth their weight in gold if your hunter hunts in rattlesnake country — while most rattlesnake bites do not result in death, some do, and nearly all result in massive health-care bills. Most snake-proof gaiters are bulky and stiff, but the TurtleSkin SnakeArmor Snake Gaiters are more flexible, making them far more likely to be worn by your hunter. They're constructed with a super-tight weave of high-strength ballistic fibers and polyester. While we prefer the TurtleSkin SnakeArmor Gaiters, we also like the less expensive Crackshot Snake Bite Proof Guardz Gaiters.

37. Adventure Medical Kits 'Bighorn' Sportsman Series First-Aid Kit

There are sticks and sharp rocks when you get off the beaten path. A hunter will get cut, if not by the hazards of the woods, then by his own or a friend's knife while handling big game. It occurs. Worse-case scenarios are possible, and a good first-aid kit will include a manual to assist a hunting partner in providing emergency medical care. What's the bottom line? A small first-aid kit should be carried by every hunter, and while we consider first-aid kits to be one of the most important hunter gifts ever, they're also useful for camping and hiking. The Bighorn hunting pack version is our favorite for most hunters because of its overall contents, but any Sportsman Series kit from Adventure Medical Kits makes a great gift for any hunter.

38. TACTACAM Reveal X Camera for Trails

Animals move a lot, but they also create patterns. What about large sums of money? When they move at night, it's difficult to tell where they are. Elk? The same thing. A game camera is essential for locating early and post-rut bulls, especially in western states where elk herds have been decimated by wolves. We have some friends who set up four cameras every year because the elk aren't always in the same places. Other than that, game camera owners are pleasantly surprised by photos of bears, raccoons, foxes, cougars, and other hunters. It's all good. One of the best hunter gifts ever invented is the game camera! The TACTICAL Reveal X can be ordered with a pre-activated SIM card, allowing you to use it remotely on Verizon 4G LTE or AT&T 4G LTE cellular networks.

39. Camo Crocs!

Crocs are almost a cult classic among hunters. Hunters like to wear soft and cushy Crocs around camp and at home after long days in boots... sometimes with wet feet... We've known some hunters to bring them with them in case they need to wear them on a difficult stalk where they need quiet footwear — we kid you not.

40. Arctic Zone Realtree Zipperless HardBody Cooler

Some pieces of gear serve as signifiers, reminding hunters of who they are and what they value. They can divert a hunter's attention away from the stresses of everyday life. A camo lunch box cooler evokes the great outdoors and serves as a reminder to hunters that it is a tool that allows for adventure. Fill a camo cooler with sandwiches, and the entire day becomes available. Even camo coolers can convey meaning. We're not kidding. To create a seal, the Arctic Zone Realtree Zipperless HardBody Cooler has a plastic interior with insulated foam and a lid that slips in.

41. RHINO Blinds 3-Person Hunting Ground Blind

While some animals rely on their sense of smell, others have incredible eyesight and can detect even the smallest unnatural movement. To break up their silhouettes and obscure themselves from sharp-eyed critters, good hunters will naturally use a bush, tree, or clump of tall grass. A lightweight ground blind can expand a hunter's hunting area by allowing them to set up near trails and natural funnels that don't have cover for hunters. Your hunter most likely knows of a location where a blind would be useful, making a ground blind one of the more unique hunter gifts available today.

42. Mossy Oak Banded Ear Plugs

Most hunters wear ear plugs when sighting rifles or shooting clay pigeons, but what about hearing damage caused by hunting? Sure, most big game hunters don't fire very often, but it could have an effect over time. Of course, some shots necessitate quick decisions and quick action, so ear protection is unnecessary. But every hunter has been in a situation where they had plenty of time to make a smart, calculated shot... and even bird hunters have stepped into areas where they were certain they'd be right in the thick of it. In these cases, it's difficult to beat ear plugs that you can wear like a necklace... and then pop in when needed. Most banded sets are far superior to nothing for short-term use while hunting. Get a set for your hunter — they also make great stocking stuffers for hunters.

43. Mud River Truck Seat Gun Case Organizer

Keeping organized and ready to go is one of the most difficult challenges for today's busy hunters. The Mud River Truck Seat Gun Case Organizer is here to help. This useful system easily attaches behind the front seats of a pickup or SUV and provides padded compartments for your hunter's rifles or shotguns. The bottom pocket detaches to become a field gun case. So useful.

44. Outdoor Edge Razor-Pro/Saw Combo

The Outdoor Edge Razor-Pro/Saw Combo combines a traditional hunting knife form factor with an interchangeable razor system for instant super sharpness. We like the system because it's simple to use, and it's great for hunters who aren't sure about their sharpening skills, especially out in the field. Oh, and the price-to-value ratio is excellent here. What about the Titan of Havalon? It's also fantastic, as is Gerber's Randy Newberg DTS. All are excellent hunting gifts.

45. Mossy Oak Buttstock Rifle Shell Holder

Most hunters aren't in situations where they run out of ammunition, but having a few extra rounds on hand is always a good idea. One of the most basic methods is to use an ammo holder that fits over the buttstock of your rifle. They're also available for shotguns and make great hunting stocking stuffers.

46. Allen Blaze Orange Hunting Vest

Sometimes a hunter forgets to wear his hunter orange hat, jacket, or vest. Or a friend forgets his. And then you get out into the thick cover of the woods and realize there are far too many other hunters in this area. So you want to see more hunter oranges? That is why you should wear a lightweight safety vest that folds up into a small package. It's also ideal for concealing a massive rack of antlers strapped to your backpack for hauling out at dusk.

47. Primos CowGirl Elk Call 

There are numerous types of elk calls, including bugles, but every elk hunter should have a cow call. Even if you're looking for bulls, remember that bulls in ruts will follow the cows. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to talk about cows, your hunter will appreciate your ability to do so. Furthermore, even if your elk hunter already has reed calls, most hunters like to have an extra cow call or two so they can throw out different tones to sound like more than one cow elk.

48. Primos Revolver Deer Call

Last year, one of our hunting buddies with teenage boys was able to grunt back and forth with several bucks — an unforgettable experience. While some hunters barely know how or when to grunt for whitetail, others have used smart calling tactics to lure big bucks into range . . . so do your deer hunter a favor and give them a new tool to try out. Plus, grunting is sometimes the only thing that will turn a big buck your way — or stop him in his tracks long enough for you to take a shot. Even better, a grunt call is a good learning tool because it can help you understand buck vocalizations, which some hunters can learn to mimic without a call, which means a hunter may be able to stop a walking buck while holding a rifle to their shoulder or a bow at full draw.

49. Primos ‘The Can’ Doe Deer Call

This simple call produces estrus doe bleats, which attract bucks. It's super simple to use — just flip it over — and super effective. It makes an excellent stocking stuffer for young hunters, but even experienced hunters will appreciate its precise calls and ease of use.

50. HIVIZ BirdBuster Fiber Optic Shotgun Sight

We're not sure why, but with fiber optic sights on our shotguns, we're more accurate bird hunters. In the color green. You can get orange, red, or yellow, but we prefer green for some reason. Whatever color you choose, these sights provide a simple beacon that makes it easier to locate and line up a pheasant in flight. We have yet to meet a fellow hunter who did not enjoy them.

51. L.L.Bean Henley Commando Sweater

If you want to up your hunter's style, a classic Commando Sweater is a must-have. The 'Henley' version from L.L.Bean ups the cool factor with buttons at the top. It looks great everywhere because it is made of 100% merino lambswool. Even better, L.L.Bean offers Regular and Tall sizes to help you find the perfect fit.

52. Cabela’s Space Rain Jacket

We believe that every hunter should have a waterproof or rain-resistant jacket, but not everyone does. So, what happens when Mother Nature makes her decision through a fit? Staying dry could be crucial to survival. However, there is more to the hunting gift point here: One of our friends was attacked by a bull elk because he was wearing an all-black rain jacket that allowed him to lose his position too easily. The Cabela's Space Rain Jacket will work in a variety of terrain, especially in the versatile O2 Octane camo pattern, and it's light and packable enough to throw into any hunting daypack and barely feel it. We love the price-to-value ratio around here. If you can, get the Space Rain Pants as well — Cabela's lists the inseam as 31′′, but in our experience, it's a little longer, which helps cover the tops of your boots.

53. L.L.Bean Northwoods Rain Jacket

There aren't many waterproof 'blaze orange' rain jackets for hunters, but the L.L.Bean Northwoods Rain Jacket will keep your hunter safe even if it rains. Excellent value for money.

54. Wildlife Research Scent Killer Gold Spray

An easy-to-use spray-based scent remover is a useful gift for whitetail deer hunters. There are a few good brands on the market, but Wildlife Research Scent Killer Gold has worked well for us. When your hunters get out of the pickup, they can spray themselves to improve their chances of getting a shot when the wind turns against them. The goal is to reduce the plume of human-related scent that travels downwind. Sometimes all it takes is an extra second to nail a shot.

55. WeBoost Drive Reach

The WeBoost Drive Reach is pricey, but how valuable is your peace of mind? If your hunters frequently hunt in areas where cell phone service is limited, the WeBoost Drive Reach can amplify weak signals and provide service to your hunters. It is compatible with all cellular service phones and carriers... but does it work? It's true. We've installed service bars in deep Idaho canyons and remote Nevada mountains.

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