2019 Father's Day Gift Guide

2019 Father's Day Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift for your bowhunting dad this Father's Day. Here are some of our top picks!

Rage Hypodermic NC

Rage Hypodermic NC

Give your dad the gift of simplicity this year with the new no-collar expandables from Rage. The redesigned Hypodermic does away with O-rings, as its blades simply lock into place during flight. When they hit, these 100-grain mechanicals open up to provide the same two-inch cutting diameter Rage shooters have come to know and love. Featuring stainless-steel ferrules and .035-inch-thick blades, Hypodermic NCs come three to a pack and are also available in a crossbow version. MSRP: $49.99 | feradyne.com/rage-broadheads

Vapor Trail Gen 7

Vapor Trail Gen 7

The new Gen 7 from Vapor Trail is a full-containment, limb-driven arrow rest that’s sure to impress your dad. Featuring fully machined aluminum with a carbon-core containment system, the Gen 7 is lightweight (2.9 ounces) without sacrificing durability. The arrow “cage” sports a side-load gate for easy arrow insertion, and the rest’s limb-driven system is time-tested and user-friendly. Bow-specific models are available for some of the more popular rigs, and all Gen 7s are made in the USA. MSRP: $159.99 | vaportrailarchery.com

Hunters Specialties True Talker OG

Hunters Specialties True Talker OG

A new/old deer call debuted this year, and your dad is probably familiar with it. Hunters Specialties has listened to its customers and resurrected the original True Talker model — with a slight twist. Dubbed the True Talker OG, the call features the same design as the original and is still capable of producing a wide range of deer vocalizations, including mature buck grunts and doe and fawn bleats. There is one tweak to the original call, but it only serves to make it even more versatile: an improved reed helps produce an aggressive growl and prevent the call from freezing up. MSRP: $19.99 | hunterspec.com


Montana Decoy Co. Spike Elk

Montana Decoy Co. Spike Elk

Montana Decoy Co’s first bull elk decoy, the Spike Elk, is designed to bring in the big guys without intimidating them. The decoy measures 40x38 inches unfolded and 19x21 inches folded. Combined with its feathery weight — two pounds, three ounces — the Spike Elk is easy to transport. The decoy comes with leg poles for stationary use, and it’s compatible with the Eichler String Hanging and QuickStand systems. If possible, though, take the old man hunting and offer to hold the decoy for him — he’ll appreciate the time spent with you whether he arrows an elk or not. MSRP: $109.99 | montanadecoy.com


SIG SAUER KILO 2200 BDX

SIG SAUER KILO 2200 BDX

Give Dad a rangefinder this Father’s Day that’s state of the art and guaranteed to last. The KILO 2200 BDX features an advanced OLED Lumatic display and 7X magnification, as well as LightWave DSP Technology, reportedly the fastest and longest-distance rangefinder engine around. HyperScan Technology allows for four range updates per second in scan mode; the readout can then be displayed in Line of Sight or Angle Modified range. The 2200 BDX is powered by a CR2 battery and covered by Sig Sauer’s INFINITE Guarantee and Electronics Limited Warranty. MSRP: $599.99 | sigsauer.com


Big & J Pour-It-On

SIG SAUER KILO 2200 BDX

Similar at first glance to Big & J’s BB2 granular deer attractant, Pour-It-On builds on that game-getting formula by including first and second limiting amino acids. These protein building blocks must be present for proteins to form, hence the “limiting” in their name. Pour-It-On is incredibly simple to use — just mix Pour-It-On with corn and let its strong aroma bring in the deer. This all-season attractant is particularly helpful in the winter and post-rut, as it features organic trace minerals deer need such as zinc, magnesium and copper. Pour-It-On works in standard deer feeders, too, so there’s no extra work required on Dad’s part. MSRP: $24.99 | bigandj.com

Block 6x6

Block 6x6

The Block 6x6 offers your dad plenty of shooting opportunities. Named for its ability to be shot on any of its six sides, thus enabling it to be shot more often and from more angles, the 6x6 is the only target of its kind in the Block lineup. The 6x6 features Block’s innovative poly-fusion layered technology for reliable arrow capture and easy removal, and it’s capable of handling fieldpoints and broadheads. The 6x6 measures 18x18x16 inches and comes with a built-in carrying handle. MSRP: $99.99 | feradyne.com/block

Browning Hell’s Canyon CFS-WD Rain Suit

Browning Hell’s Canyon CFS-WD Rain Suit

Water- and windproof, compact and lightweight, the Hell’s Canyon CFS-WD Rain Suit from Browning is perfect for all of those adventurous bowhunting dads out there. The jacket features handwarmer pockets, an adjustable hood, a water-resistant front zipper with an internal storm flap and harness access. The pants sport anatomical knee darts and an integrated, elastic draw cord. Both pieces can be packed into one of the pockets for easier carry. The rain suit is available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country and features a regular fit. MSRP: $99.99 | browning.com


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