2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Does your hunter always have deer gear on his or her Christmas list? 'Tis the season to start shopping for the best hunting goods for the holidays. The staff here at NAW has chosen some of our favorite products from 2017, in hopes they'll find homes in your lucky hunter's stockings! These awesome gifts are sure to satisfy all ages and skillsets of outdoorsmen.

Magic Chef 10 Tray Food Dehydrator

Featuring a Realtree Xtra pattern, the 10 Tray Food Dehydrator from Magic Chef features a clear viewing door and 1,703 square inches of drying space. Mounted in the rear, the drying system circulates air from back to front through each tray. Non-stick trays ensure that food can be removed with ease, and an indicator light is present so that you know with certainly when the unit is on. A built-in temperature control allows you to set the dehydrator from 100-160 degrees for all your cooking needs. The unit weighs in at 20.3 pounds. MSRP — $169.99 | mcappliance.com


Carbon Express PileDriver 390

Crossbow technology has continued to up the ante each year, and Carbon Express is following suite with their PileDriver 390. The crossbow weighs in at just 7.2 pounds and shoots a screaming 390 feet per second. The PileDriver 390 has a slim and light stock design with an adjustable foregrip and buttstock, and measure only 14.5 inches axle-to-axle when cocked. Pair that with anti-dry fire technology, aluminum rail, compression molded limbs, alloy cams, and a Quiet Crank Cocking Winch — this is your must-have crossbow to take afield this winter. MSRP — $399 | Carbonexpresscrosswbow.com


onX Hunt Maps

Ever wondered how many acres are in that corn field over the ridge, or who owns it? onX Hunt brings detailed private and public land data to your fingertips while on the go. Plus, this hunting app allows you to drop pins on stand sites, save maps for offline use and even check the weather | onxmaps.com


Ravin R15 Crossbow

Featuring HeliCoil technology, the Ravin R15 boasts deadly accuracy and speeds of 425 fps, in a compact crossbow that measures just 6 inches axle to axle when fully drawn. The Frictionless Flight System provides vane clearance and a quiet shot, while the Trac-Trigger ensures a safe, balanced draw. The Predator-camouflaged R15 comes fully-assembled and pre-tuned with a 100-yard illuminated scope, six Ravin arrows, six 100-grain field points, a quiver with mounting bracket, Versa-Draw cocking handle and built-in sling mounts. MSRP: $2,049 | ravincrossbows.com



The Spirit blind showcases a new patent-pending window design with open shapes that blend into the environment. Multiple brush pockets above and below the windows are perfect for adding natural vegetation, and the daisy-chain window closure system is extremely quiet. The blind measures 59" by 59", with a 67" interior height. Total weight is 18 pounds, and it's available in Realtree Xtra camouflage | ameristep.com



The Arrow ID 7000 VR is the first rangefinder to feature Optical Vibration Reduction Technology, meaning the unit is designed to null image blur caused by hand movement by approximately 80%. This 6X magnification monocular uses ID technology to compensate for up to +/- 89 degrees of incline or decline | nikonsportoptics.com


Hunter Safety System

The Crossbow Harness is the first safety system designed specifically for x-bow hunters. Weighing only 2.7 pounds, this sleek accessory includes a zippered cocking device storage pocket, along with a rangefinder rip-cord and padded hexagon shoulder straps for added comfort | huntersafteysystem.com



The GoCam is a wireless camera that transmits images directly to your phone via AT&T or Verizon networks. This unit takes 8MP photos and can record 30-second 720p HD video clips with audio. The GoCam allows users to instantly view and access images in real-time from anywhere with cellular service. The new Verizon cameras have activation packages that start at just $5.00/month | hcooutdoors.com



The new OneSevenOne crossbow shoots and impressive 390 fps, and produces roughly 135 foot-pounds of kinetic energy. This bow measures 36.75" long, with an axle-to-axle width of 19.875" and draw weight of 170 pounds. The bow weighs 7.2 pounds and is available in Realtree Max5 camouflage | browningcrossbows.com



Simply Lethal Arrow packages include three ready-to-shoot bolts topped with 100-grain Rage CrossbowX broadheads, vanes, field points and inserts. This deadly package is available with either 20" or 22" bolts, along with both Omni-style and half-moon nocks to accommodate most setups | ragebroadheads.com



Capable of reproducing 25 whitetail and 10 predator sounds, the BuckPro remote-controlled call is a powerful hunting tool. A side jack lets you connect an external speaker for even more volume. Thanks to the elastomeric keypad, call menu navigation and operation are quick and easy, even with your gloves on. Plus, it's backed by a 3-year limited warranty | gofoxpro.com


Work Sharp

The Combo Knife Sharpener is a one stop shop for all your cutlery sharpening needs. This electric sharpener combines flexible abrasive power belts with manual angle-guided ceramic honing for an unbeatable edge. The extremely tough 3M abrasive bands will sharpen any knife without overheating and can be conveniently replaced when needed | worksharptools.com



The new TX15 daypack was designed to accommodate all hunting styles without breaking the bank. This lightweight pack features 2,000 cubic inches of storage in a total of eight compartments, with an ergonomic padded shoulder harness and removable waist belt for all-day comfort. This pack is also H20 compatible and is available in either Realtree Xtra or Kryptek Highlander camouflage | tenzingoutdoors.com



The Harvester full-zip hoodie is a great mid-season option that's wind and water resistant and very quiet. The exterior is double knit with DWR and bonded to a soft, high-pile interior for warmth. Additional features include SilverZ Scent Suppression, a full zippered front and lower welt pockets, and elastic banded cuffs and hem to keep warmth in. Whether you're hunting late bow season or early gun, this versatile jacket is a must-have | nomadoutdoor.com



Rambler Jugs are built to keep drinks icy cold or piping hot for longer. The jugs are available in either gallon or half-gallon sizes, with the same crazy-strong 18/8 stainless steel construction as the rest of the Rambler series. The hefty stainless steel handle and quick-securing mag cap make carrying these jugs a breeze, and they're perfect for hauling water or other liquids into the backcountry | yeti.com



The MSR 10 Hunter features a premium 5-R rifled barrel and tough Melonite QPQ finish. Designed for big game hunting, the rifle is available in either .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor. Attached to the forged lower receiver you'll find a BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip. The .308 sports a 16" free-floated barrel, while the 6.5 is a bit longer at 18". Both weigh right at 8 pounds | savagearms.com



Featuring a low-profile ergonomic design, the new HR300 from Ozonics is 45 percent more effective at producing scent-eliminating ozone in the field. The HR300 operates for up to 10 hours and features the integrated Pulse Technology, which balances time, airflow and ozone concentration to effectively deodorize your hunting zone | ozonicshunting.com


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