What's on a Southwest hunter's Christmas list?
It can sometimes be hard to come up with gift ideas for everyone you buy for, but if you've got a hunter in the family who lives in Texas, Arizona, or another Southwestern state, here is a list to help.
Whether you are a hunter searching for gift ideas to add to your own list, or you are buying for a hunter and have no idea what to get, look no further. The following items would make any hunter smile on Christmas morning.
Leupold BX-2 Acadia 10x42 Binoculars
No hunter's arsenal is complete without a quality pair of binoculars. Whether scanning the brush for a glint of antler or glassing a field edge for a glimpse of a coyote, having a set of quality optics to rely on can make the difference between coming home empty handed and filling a tag. The Leupold brand is heralded for producing some of the clearest and brightest optics on the market and their binoculars are superb.
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If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat? : Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia by Bill Heavey
For regular readers of Field and Stream magazine, the name Bill Heavey should conjure memories of the hilarious, yet poignant column on the last page of each issue. Heavey manages to apply life lessons to the misadventures he has in the outdoors. Every hunter can relate to Heavey's experiences and this collection of stories would be a welcome addition to the shelf of any outdoorsman.
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Camp Chef Classic 12" Dutch Oven
No hunting camp is complete without the presence of a Dutch oven for cooking. Dutch ovens are extremely versatile and durable; able to cook many different foods over a fire. There is nothing quite like the taste of food cooked in a Dutch oven after a long day on the stand. With a little care and attention, a Dutch oven will last for generations and provide many hunters with a full belly. With an embossed outline of Texas on the lid, this Dutch oven will also allow you to show your Texas pride.
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Hunter's Specialties Combo Pack Mouth Calling 101
Learning a new skill is always high on the list of any hunter and the long winter months are the perfect time to do just that. Using a mouth call to lure in a turkey is one of the most exhilarating experiences a hunter can have and every hunter worth his gravy should be able to work a mouth call effectively. This combo pack of turkey mouth diaphragm calls come with everything a hunter needs to learn the subtle art of talking turkey.
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The Total Outdoorsman Manual by T. Edward Nickens
Field and Stream magazine is known by many hunters to be filled with a wealth of valuable information on a variety of subjects pertaining to the outdoors. From hunting and fishing to survival and woodcraft, Field and Stream has been a go-to source for outdoorsman for generations. The Total Outdoorsman Manual is a deep and varied collection of the best tips and tricks the Field and Stream editors have to offer. Guaranteed to improve the skills of any outdoorsman, this book would be a welcome sight under any hunter's Christmas tree this holiday season.
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2014 Browning SR26F Gun Safe- Silver Series
A hunter's weapons are some of their most treasured possessions. They are also usually some of their most expensive pieces of equipment. Considering the cost and value of a hunter's weapon collection, giving it the best protection possible is an obvious decision to make. In addition to the protection of value, there is also the consideration of keeping weapons out of untrained hands. A gun safe solves all of these issues with ease. With enough space for up to 29 guns, protection from theft and fire, and a wide array of upgrades to choose from, a Browning gun safe is the ultimate gift for a hunter this year.
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