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Top Holiday Gifts for the Diehard Bowhunter

by Drew Pellman   |  November 16th, 2016 0

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What does your favorite bowhunter need the most? A new ground or trail camera, maybe? Or maybe even some new accessories on his or her favorite bow? Our Holiday Gift Guide has you covered, as we guarantee that any one of these gifts will put a smile on the face of any of your closest bowhunters. Besides, at a time when the rut has sadly already ended for the year, what better time to start planning for next season than right now!?

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Cabela’s Thermal Zone Stand Hunter ½-Zip Top
When the temperature reaches a subzero level, you clearly need the best clothing options to not only keep you going, but keep you safe as well. That being said, your first line of defense in the field should be the Thermal Zone Stand Hunter 1/2-Zip Top from Cabela’s. Constructed with Polartec fabric, this top is excellent at retaining your body heat, and is aided in the process by the included body-mapping. The garment won’t bunch up — which is a common problem among heavier base layers, and you can also match it with a set of bottoms for best of both worlds. MSRP $130 | cabelas.com

Primos

Primos Double Bull Double Wide Deluxe
The Double Bull Double Wide Deluxe from Primos is billed as “the Cadillac of ground blinds.” Generously sized, the Double Wide Deluxe measures 60 inches square at the base, 77 inches square at the center hubs and stands 70 inches high. A zipperless door allows you to enter the blind silently, and the silent-slide window adjustment allows you to set up perfectly for gun or bow hunting. The Double Bull hub system makes setting the blind up and taking it down easy, and the durable blind fabric features exclusive Truth camouflage and weather-resistance to keep you dry in foul weather. The Double Bull Deluxe weighs 27 pounds with included carry bag. MSRP $399 | Primos.com

Browning

Browning Strike Force HD Elite
The smallest high-performance trail camera in the hunting industry, the Strike Force HD Elite from Browning Trail Cameras ($149.99) features a trigger speed of just 0.4 second and a recovery time of just 1.5 seconds. Other features include 10MP images, 1280×720 HD video with audio, infrared LED nighttime illumination and a 100-foot flash range. The case size is just 4.5×3.25×2.5 inches, and users will enjoy a new SD card memory management option that allows users to overwrite the oldest images when the card is full. MSRP $149.99 | browningtrailcameras.com

TROPHYRIDGE

Trophy Ridge HXL
Exclusive Vertical Drop Technology headlines the new HXL arrow rest from Trophy Ridge ($129.99). The limb-driven design — that works off either the bottom limb of the bow or the upward bow cable — eliminates common timing issues and allows for a longer dwell time on the rest. This gives the HXL total reliability and top-notch accuracy. Additionally, it features 100-percent arrow containment so your arrow is always ready to go when the opportunity of a lifetime is standing right in front of you. The containment arm is removable if you so choose, for use with larger diameter arrows. Linear bearings provide a smooth, silent shot sequence from start to finish. MSRP $129.99 | trophyridge.com

IQ

IQ Pro Hunter
The new IQ Pro Hunter ($259.99) bridges the gap between a traditional multi-pin sight and a single-pin mover. Featuring two fixed pins for short-yardage shots, the Pro Hunter also has an adjustable bottom pin that allows shooters to take advantage of longer-range opportunities simply by turning the green dial at the bottom of the sight. Markable tapes inside the bezel and on the side of the sight housing allows each user to make custom yardage markings for precise aiming at virtually any range. Like all IQ sights, the Pro Hunter features IQ’s patented Retina Lock alignment technology that provides instant feedback about even the slightest bow torque or shift in anchor position, resulting in more accurate, consistent shooting. Other highlights include a built-in bubble level, toolless micro-adjust windage and elevation and .019-inch fiber optic pins. MSRP $259.99 | iqbowsights.com

SPOTHOGG

Spot-Hogg Wiseguy
Hardcore bowhunting calls for hardcore gear, and Spot-Hogg’s Wiseguy ($109.99; www.spot-hogg.com) fits the bill. A self-reloading hook means the release is always ready for D-loop hookup. Length adjustability ensures the Wiseguy fits most bowhunters, and an Ultra-Hot Trigger Adjust feature produces the lightest sensitivity without risking a bloody nose. A forward-trigger design helps you maximize your draw length for added speed. The Wiseguy is available with Velcro or buckle straps, and nylon or rigid machined-aluminum connectors. MSPR $109.99 | spot-hogg.com

HALO

HALO XRAY 1000
HALO XRAY 1000 rangefinders ($299) provide an uncluttered view that helps you gather range data to make the shot of a lifetime. AI Technology compensates for angled shots, and a scan mode provides continual readouts when your target is moving. Six-power magnification helps you see your target in detail, and a water-resistant body withstands wicked elements. HALO XRAY 1000 rangefinders deliver +/- 1-yard accuracy out to 1,000 yards, and a one-year warranty rests concerns. A CR2 lithium-ion battery and nylon case are included. MSRP $299 | halooptics.com

Kinetic

Ozonics KiNETic
Ozonics now offers a mobile solution for its groundbreaking ozone-based scent-elimination system with the KiNETiC backpack ($229.99). This Ozonics-in-motion product gives scent control legs. If it’s possible to get there, the KiNETiC ensures scent is controlled and destroyed with every single step thanks to the dedicated Ozonics HR unit carry compartment at the top of the pack. By allowing the unit to dispense ozone directly into the hunter’s path, the KiNETiC reduces human odors while stalking, still-hunting, checking scouting cameras or accessing hunting blinds and treestands. The KiNETic is much more than a backpack; it’s a mobile ozone-delivery system that harnesses the scent-eliminating power of oxidation while still featuring 1,300 cubic inches of space in its main compartment and multiple zippered side compartments for all the gear and accessories essential to the hunt. MSRP $229.99 | ozonicshunting.com

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