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Hardcore Hunter’s Wish List

If you’ve got a hardcore hunter on your shopping list this holiday season, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The guys and gals who live and breathe hunting are generally an easy crowd to shop for, since they won’t be disappointed in finding virtually anything related to the sport of hunting in their stockings or under their Christmas tree. While most anything in the hunting section of the department store will do, read on to find out some specific gift ideas for the extreme hunting obsessive in your life.

Rustoleum Camo Paint Pack ($26.99): Most hardcore hunters, while they could easily purchase a treestand or a duck blind from the store, eventually get the urge to build their own outdoor projects. This six-color camo paint pack can be the perfect gift for that person who always seems to be working on some do-it-yourself hunting project. The paint can be used on hunting equipment, wood, metal, vehicles, and more, so whether the project is camouflaging a rifle or stenciling camouflage designs on a jeep, this pack can get the job done.

hunter - camo paintPhoto via Sportsman’s Guide

Boots: A die-hard hunter will head out to the woods in search of a monster buck at any time of day, no matter the weather conditions. With that in mind, premium clothing is necessary to protect the hardcore hunter in your life from the elements, and one of the most essential items is a warm, durable, and insulated pair of boots.

For men, Danner Sierra Gore Tex Boots ($319.99) can make an especially nice holiday gift. Made of high quality leather, boasting 200 gram insulation, and maximizing comfort, these are hunting boots built for the hunter ready to take on all weather and terrain.

hunter - dannerPhoto via Sportsman’s Guide

For women, Wolverine 600 Gram Thinsulate Insulation Cougar Waterproof Boots ($69.29) offer a perfect balance between durability, comfort, warmth, and aesthetic.

hunter - wolverinePhoto via Sportsman’s Guide

Camping: Hardcore hunters often end up camping in harsher conditions and rougher terrains than most would brave, and whether it’s because they are also hardcore campers or just because their adventurous hunts sometimes require them to pitch a tent and make camp, it inevitably means that a hardcore hunter needs to have the best camping equipment the market has to offer.

A good four-season tent can be a major purchase, especially as a holiday gift, but if you have a wider budget, take a look around. On the lower end of the price range, the Eureka! Alpenlite Xt ($339.99) is a perfectly solid two-person, four-season tent. It’s extremely lightweight, and has ventilation for spring and summer and durable nylon walls for fall or winter.

hunter - eurekaPhoto via Sportsman’s Guide

Alternatively, if you have a lot of money allocated for the hardcore hunter on your list, you could splurge on a Sierra Designs Grand Mothership tent ($4000). These are the kinds of tents mountain climbers pitch at basecamps, so you know they can take anything Mother Nature throws their way. The tent sleeps eight persons, making it more of a group hunting expedition headquarters than a solo venture tent.

hunter - sierraPhoto via Sportsman’s Guide


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Hardcore Hunter’s Wish List