Whether it’s for the holidays or just because, a gift to show someone that they’re special is always worth the time, effort and expense—even if that someone is yourself. We’ve looked around for quality outdoors and wildlife-inspired gift ideas and came up with this guide to help you find that “just right” item.
Less Than $100
Let’s face it, some of the guns SCI Members use kick HARD! You don’t have to take the punishment or risk developing a flinch if you use a Bob Allen Insert-A-Pad. This high-density neoprene shooting pad provides extra protection when you need it and is easily attached to the backside of most shooting garments with a safety pin. It may also be used in conjunction with clothing that features an Insert-A-Pad pocket.
The MidwayUSA Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Backpack features taped and finished seams and heavy-duty zippers. An innovative back-support system utilizes four strategically placed, high-density foam pads that form two channels along the wearer’s back. One channel runs vertically along the spine while the other crosses laterally across the back to improve air flow, reducing perspiration and increasing overall comfort. To further help keep you cool, the entire backside of the pack and underside of the shoulder straps are covered in a nylon mesh to further augment air flow. This backpack is also large enough to carry all of your equipment. With two main compartments, one having a long, thin nylon pocket that is perfect for storing maps, you’ll be able to organize your gear appropriately for the task at hand. Toward the top and front of the pack, there is a small, handily-shaped pocket ideal for your digital game camera. A large bonus pocket is conveniently located at the bottom of the bag to store your rain-gear, safety harness, change of socks or other crushable items that need to be readily accessible.
Favorite Outdoor Television
When you can’t make it into the field, you can always sit back and enjoy watching outdoor television shows. Outdoor Channel is available to cable and satellite customers across the United States and, Outdoor Channel HD is also available to some cable customers. Just type your zip code in the box on Outdoor Channel’s website and find out which providers broadcast Outdoor Channel and Outdoor Channel HD in your area.
Less Than $500
International hunters travel a lot and need quality luggage that can withstand long trips and rough handling. Boyt Harness offers a waxed heavy-duty canvas large rolling suitcase trimmed in premium leather. It features a retractable handle, durable bearing wheels, and expandable gusset for versatility. The largest model measures 28″x20″x8″ and expands to 12 inches.
Personalized Wildlife Sign
Welcome people to your hunting paradise with a personalized log wildlife welcome sign from Cabelas. The logs come unfinished, ready to stain to match your cabin or lodge. The sign is made of durable, maintenance-free polymer and two support stakes are included. Block lettering is offered in all caps and bear, deer, duck, elk, fish, hunting or moose designs are available.
Peace of Mind
International travelers can find themselves thousands of miles from their doctor and sometimes more than a day away from medical care. Fortunately, the finest medical services from the world’s top experts and emergency evacuations from around the globe are only a phone call away with a Global Rescue Plan. Global Rescue has critical care certified paramedics and physicians dedicated to your medical emergency, able to deploy to the field or your bedside when you need them most. (Prices vary with plans).
Stylish Hunting Clothing
Gaston Glock Style has a line of stylish hunting and shooting clothing–including women’s. This fleece outdoor jacket with Windpro material from Polartec provides excellent protection against wind, snow and rain. It’s lightweight yet warm, and has under-arm zippers for ventilation. Cotton shoulder reinforcements have a dry wax finish for increased protection from penetrative moisture. Two fitted flap pockets with side opening and zippers under the flaps provide ample storage space while two-way zipper on the front side provides increased comfort.
Less Than $1,000
Illuminated Reticle Riflescope
If you’re outfitting a friend or family member for hunting, they’re going to need a scope. Trijicon’s AccuPoint is the right scope choice for all light conditions and even the harshest environments. It includes advanced elements such as multi-layer coated lenses for superior light transmission with no distortion, quick-focus eyepiece, long-eye relief, and precise windage and elevation adjustments. The 3-9x40mm is a do-it-all scope, and other more specialized models are available.
Less Than $2,000
Automatic Reloading Machine
Would you rather spend more time shooting or reloading? Hornady’s Lock-N-Load AP press is a professional grade auto indexing five-station progressive press that features the patented Lock-N-Load bushing system as well as a host of other features that make it more intuitive and better-equipped for all your reloading needs. Setup and caliber changeovers with the Lock-N-Load Bullet Feeder are quick and easy and there are no special tools required for adjustments. The easy-feed bullet hopper holds up to 200 pistol bullets and features an adjustable center plate and bullet feed-wipers to ensure smooth feeding. The Case Feeder has the highest torque motor in the industry and an extra large bowl that will hold more than five hundred .223 Remington cases. The Case Feeder makes it possible for the Lock-N-Load AP to load more than 500 rounds of high quality ammunition per hour.
Lightweight Spotting Scope
Hunting in mountains or wide-open countryside requires lightweight equipment. Both situations challenge you and your scope and are why development of the Zeiss Dialyt 18-45×65 “field spotter” concentrated on compact dimensions and lightweight construction as well as reliability and durability. The field-proven reliability of this spotting scope in tough conditions relies on features such as waterproof and condensation-free design. Ease of operation and robust rubber armour further forms the classic Dialyt design. All in all, this is the perfect companion for secure observation at long range. It’s a scope that will offer you detailed images without weighing you down on uphill climbs or long hikes.
Less Than $5,000
You need binoculars and you need a rangefinder. Why not combine the two into a single, quality unit? Swarovski’s EL Range is just such a single instrument that combines the capability of razor-sharp, top-quality optics with precise measuring. It offers the highest transmission values, low weight and the widest field of view in its class—the EL Range literally set new standards for optics and precise measuring. Offered in either 10×42 or 8×42 magnifications.
Less Than $10,000
There are many hunting situations where you just can’t do without a reliable four-wheeler. If that’s your type of hunting, you want a machine powerful enough to handle you and your trophy in any terrain. Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 has class-leading performance and standard-setting durability. It is the most powerful Grizzly ever, and has the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility ATV. Fuel injection ensures instantaneous cold starts even at elevations to 15,000 feet, and features such as electric power steering, fully automatic transmission and on-command 4WD make the Grizzly easy to drive.