The holidays are just around the corner and we know that a lot of you are desperately trying to figure out what to get the hunters (or soon-to-be hunters) in your lives. There are so many choices, it can be hard to narrow it down. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Our hunting expert Rob has created the ultimate gift guide to help you check off every one on your list. Take a look at the following recommendations and see what calls to you. (Pun intended.)
1. Electronic Calls
An electronic call is something that people may not think to buy themselves, which is why they make a great gift. There are a lot of great options out there, but if you’re looking for some recommended types, we have a whole post all about them that you can read here.
2. Handheld Game Calls
Got a classic hunter on your hands? Well, you can’t go wrong with a handheld call. They come in so many different varieties that there is always something new for a hunter to add to their collection. Whether they are looking for deer, ducks, moose, turkey, coyote, or geese, there are several options here in store.
3. Trail Cameras
Help the hunter in your life get a better understanding of their surroundings with a new trail camera. You can never have too many, so even if they already have one, there’s always room for more! We’ve got a few recommended models in another post
if you need some suggestions.
4. Knives and Sharpeners
According to our team here at That Hunting Store, knives are the most useful tool you could have. They come in so many sizes and styles that come in handy whether you’re out in the bush, working on a project at home, or even in your everyday life. Here at the store, we regularly see our Gunsmith Dave use his pocket knife to cut up his lunch! If they already have a favourite knife, you can pick up a sharpener. That way their knife will last for a long time and never get dull.
5. Gun Cleaning Kits
Proper maintenance is crucial when owning a firearm. Cleaning your guns regularly is necessary if you want to prevent any long term damage. While you can always have your gun cleaned and tuned-up in store
, it is still beneficial to do some basic maintenance at home.
6. Thermacell Bug Repellers
Listen, no matter how much you love spending time in the woods, no one likes spending time covered in mosquitoes. Thermacell devices are easy to use, easy to carry, and they work wonders at keeping bugs away from you. Don’t worry, they don’t produce any kind of smell that is noticeable to the animals you’re hunting!
7. Titan Guard Dog Stun Baton/Flashlight
Affectionately known by our staff as the “Zappy Whompy Stick”, these batons are a gadget that is used often for self defence against wild animals. We have had customers who have had horrible encounters with coyotes when walking their dogs, so now they carry this flashlight with them to ease their nerves. The jolt of electricity should scare off any predators, keeping you and your pet safe. Due to the length, these are approved for purchase in Ontario, but do be sure you use them with caution and keep out of reach of children.
8. Personalized Gun Sling
If your loved one is a firearms enthusiast, they may enjoy having their own personalized gun sling. They are available in both black and brown leather, with either silver or black text. If you don’t have time to wait for the personalization, we’ve got a selection in store with your favourite brands all ready to go.
9. Binoculars and Rangefinders
Help your favourite hunter get a better look at their surroundings with a set of binoculars. They’ll be able to get a great view of their targets from a distance and always make the shot. It’s an important addition to any hunter’s gear pack. A rangefinder is exactly what a hunter needs to accurately measure the distance to a target. There’s no guesswork involved when you have one of these handy little gadgets.
Bows are one of the most popular gift options for Christmas, which is why we’ve created an entire guide to help you select the right bow <link>. There are so many types of bows to choose from, but our team can help you narrow down your selections.
11. Hearing and Eye Protection
While it may not seem like a thrilling gift, hearing and eye protection are essential for those looking to hit up the shooting range. Protect your loved ones ears with some comfortable noise-cancelling headphones and their eyes with some safety glasses.
12. Sling Shots
Sling shots are something that’s fun for the whole family. Set up some cans in the backyard and take turns seeing who can hit the most. They are easy to use but tricky to master, so there’s always room for improvement. They are the kind of gift that brings you back to your childhood as soon as you get them in your hands.
13. Adjustable Trigger Sticks
Stabilize your aim and guarantee your next shot with an adjustable trigger stick. They come in all shapes and sizes so it’s easy to find one that will work for your shooting style. They are especially handy when you need to sight in a new scope because it’s a lot easier to ensure you’re aiming in the same place.
14. Blinds and Treestands
Whether you’re looking to get up high in the trees or blend into the background on ground-level, we’ve got the stealthy options to keep you hidden. We’ve got a huge selection in stock in a variety of styles so there’s bound to be something that’ll make your setup perfect.
15. Pellet and BB Guns
For the young hunters on your list just looking to practice their aim but don’t have a gun license, pellet guns are a great option.
Pellet and BB guns that shoot under 495 ft per second do not require a license to purchase or shoot. For people with the firearms license who are looking for a bit more speed, we also carry the high-speed models.
BONUS: Still can’t decide? Come in to pick up a gift certificate in store and let your favourite hunter decide exactly what it is they need. They can use their gift certificate for anything they want in store, including courses!
If you have something specific in mind that you’re looking for, come in and chat with our team of experts. They’ll be happy to give you their recommendations.