Embarking on outdoor adventures as a sportsman unveils many different opportunities to elevate the hunting experience. Whether pursuing deer, waterfowl, varmints, or feral hogs, a variety of tools and accessories caters to both novice and seasoned sportsmen.
But where to start? How do you find the perfect hunting gifts, especially for hunters who seemingly have everything? The answer lies in understanding that hunting gear goes beyond the obvious firearms and ammo. It's about safety, experience, and those thoughtful accessories that can make a significant difference.
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The following list, based on experience in the industry as well as speaking to many skilled professionals, has been compiled to suit a variety of hunters and their needs.
Must-Have Hunting Gifts
Hunting gear that every hunter should have for purposes of safety and protection.GSX2.0
Axil GS Extreme 2.0: Three Gifts in One
These Bluetooth earbuds not only provide great sound for travel and tunes but also offer some of the best rated hearing protection available. Additionally, they enhance your hearing of quieter sound, improving spatial awareness during training or hunting. A perfect stocking stuffer for hunters or anyone involved in the shooting sports.They also happen to be on sale.
North American Rescue Sportsman T.O.R.K: Simple Safety in the Field
Compact and versatile making it easy to carry, there is no reason to not have emergency medical supplies accessible at all times while in the field. More and more gun owners and hunters are making an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) a regular part of their day to day loadout, and keeping it lightweight and in a durable case makes it that much easier to do so. This IFAK is geared towards hunters, with supplies specific towards point-of-wounding treatment of penetrating or other like injuries. Most professionals recommend having one available even when not in the field or hunting.
VX-3HD Rifle Scope by Leupold: Optimal Clarity
Zeroing rifles can be a joy with a high-quality Leupold optic like the VX-3HD. Lightweight, adjustable, and excelling in low light, it's an investment that pays off. A perfect scope for those who value performance in the field.
Unique Gifts for Hunters
Primos Trigger Stick Gen 3 Series - Tall Bipod: Eliminating Clumsiness
A hunter's best friend for setting up a rifle, this bipod removes clumsiness and allows for smooth panning. The trigger locking system is a standout feature, quickly locking the legs for added convenience. A perfect addition to any hunt.
Danner Recurve Hunting Boot: Versatility and style
There are many different environments for hunters, most are extreme. Whether swampy wetlands, cold mountains, or dry deserts protecting feet is a top priority, the Recurve hunting boot would work in any hunting climate and work very well in most. Great footwear is a must have for anyone in the field, Danner makes it look good.
Gifts For The Tech-Savvy Hunter
Incorporating technology in hunting has progressed rapidly in the last twenty five years especially, with GPS and Night Vision becoming standard modern hunting gear. Here are a couple items for the high-tech hunters.
Vortex Razor HD 4000 Range Finder: A Favorite Gift of the Year
If you've spent a significant amount of time in a tree stand, you know the waiting game well. The Razor 4000 is a game-changer, instantly providing accurate readings despite brush, high grass, or branches. A perfect gift that's sure to light up your favorite hunter on Christmas morning.
AXIL XCOR: High-tech and High Quality
Wireless hearing protection that allows you to enhance your hearing and spatial awareness while also protecting your hearing if you need to shoot. Being able to turn off the enhancement with a simple touch and also answer calls while still aiming downrange is a great intuitive feature. It’s very easy to set up and link XCOR’s to your phone and comes with a variety of plugs to suit different situations. The XCOR is the most advanced and tactical hearing protection on the market. They also happen to be on sale.
The Best Cost-Effective Gifts For Hunters
Best Hunting Gifts Under $100
Barnes Vor-TX Rifle Ammo: Trusted Quality
Clean, well made, all-copper projectiles made by Barnes are known and respected in the field by hunters at every level. Also, a common saying amongst sportsmen is that “you can never have enough ammo.”
Quake The Claw Rifle/Shotgun Slings: Necessary Comfort
While slings are a necessary evil, The Claw transforms them into a comfortable accessory. It's uniquely odor-resistant and easy to clean, making it an affordable burden for carrying your long gun in the field. A perfect addition to any hunter's gear.
AXIL TRACKR Electronic: Effective and affordabletrackr-electronic-earmuffs
Compact, comfortable and affordable. The low profile design makes them great for zeroing optics on the range by minimizing the chance of your shoulder bumping them. The enhanced hearing allows you to have a conversation and give or take pointers while practicing your shooting. These are great for live fire training lessons or sighting in long guns for the season.
Gift Ideas for Hunters Under $50
These are great low profile hearing protection suited perfectly for shouldering a .22 for a day of plinking. Flexible and easy to use especially for younger or less experienced shooters.
This tool makes quick adjustments to your scope quick and easy…while in the field. Something hunters just a few decades ago would not have been able to achieve. Load it like a regular cartridge and zero accordingly. Great inexpensive gift for the clumsier hunter that tends to bump his optic and needs to fine tune on the fly.
Best Hunting Gifts Under $25
A great addition to any long gun is anything that makes it quicker and easier to reload. Buttstock Shell Holders have been a must have on any experienced hunters wish list for decades, however, Primos has perfected this simple device by adding a simple to apply cover to protect your ammo from the elements with a sturdy flap.
Twist them, insert them and let the protection begin. The most common and inexpensive must have product for anyone involved in the shooting sports, Foam Ear Plugs are great for recreational marksmanship as well as an additional layer of protection to your primary ear muffs. Quick and convenient hearing safety equipment for any environment.
Barrels should always be inspected before heading out for a hunt or shoot. Hoppe’s makes it easy to light up and inspect your rifle for any damage or fouling to help ensure a successful and safe trip to the field.
Finding the Perfect Hunting Gift
With an array of thoughtful hunting gifts and different quality hunting gear available, does it actually become tougher to find the perfect hunting gift? Definitely not. Any one of these items on this list would make the most spoiled hunter thrilled on Christmas morning. A great start would be heading over to Axil’s product page and browsing around for hunting gift ideas. Protecting hearing is always a top concern amongst hunters, sportsmen and instructors making an experienced manufacturer of high quality hearing protection like Axil a great place to start your search.