May 21, 2013
June is a welcome sight for hardcore deer hunters. The distraction of turkey season is over, mushrooms have come and gone, food plots have been planted and backyard archery targets look like pincushions. June also brings one of the greatest days of the year for proud hunters everywhere — Father's Day. It's the one day of year we dads are allowed to kick back and do whatever we want — at least for the most part.
No matter the Father's Day tradition, one thing is for sure — there's always more the whitetail addicted dad needs. So for the father on your list, check out our roundup of the best whitetail gear for Father's Day.
With brand new, ultra high tech AeroForm technology, the LaCrosse AeroHead boot
will be a hit with any dad. Designed for hunting, this boot feels like a running shoe built for battle. The AeroHead boot is lightweight, warm, rugged and waterproof. LaCrosse's new boot is revolutionary because of a new liquid polyurethane-over-neoprene construction.
The unique construction — along with Ankle Fit technology and added support in the arches — will make this boot one of dad's favorite. Better get him two pairs — one for hunting and one for the rest of the day — because he won't want to take them off. Available in Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity and Realtree Xtra Green, these boots look as good as they feel.
Cabela's Regulator Bow
and BowTech have teamed up to bring dad the Regulator bow
. With a 32-inch axle-to-axle distance and a 6.5-inch brace height, this single cam bow shoots a blazing 325 feet-per-second. This bow is perfect for dads of any size, with draw length adjustments from 26 to 30 inches and weights from 50 to 70 pounds. A unique feature with the Regulator — adjustments can be made without a bow press.
Complete with Octane gear, this 4-pound bow also has a 5-inch stabilizer, alloy peep, D-Loop and wrist strap. The Regulator is a great bow for a dad who wants to get into archery or one who wants to upgrade his bow.
Cabela's Air Revolution Boot
Meindl boots are famous for their durability and comfortable fit. Partnering with Cabela's
has only made this famous boot better by introducing Air Revolution
technology, which allows the boot to breathe with each step.
Along with breathability, the boot features 11-inch leather and Cordura uppers, waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex laminate, and memory foam Air Active footbeds. To ensure a comfortable fit throughout, the Air Revolution boot has multi-grip outsoles and padded collars. Designed for early season scouting, hiking and hunting, we're sure dad will find plenty of excuses to wear these new boots.
Victorinox SwissTool Spirit
Victorinox Swiss Army
— which started making knives for the military back in 1884 — is a company marked by over a century of tradition and an iconic little red knife. I remember fondly the first knife my dad ever bought me — a red Swiss Army knife just like the one he carried every day. It's a timeless classic and I still have it today.
But like everything else, things change with time. In the case of the SwissTool Spirit by Victorinox, that's definitely a good thing. The Spirit is an outdoorsman's dream — it comes with just about every tool imaginable, you can easily access each implement without opening the pliers and it has a highly functional locking system for added safety. The tool is built with a bend to fit the contour of the human hand, and rounded edges on the frame keep it from digging into your flesh when giving it a good workout. This is absolutely one of the best multi-tools on the market.
has completely revolutionized treestand safety by integrating its TreeSpider safety harness
into premium quality hunting apparel, resulting in the truly multi-purpose SpiderWeb bibs
. No longer will dad need to worry about forgetting his safety harness in the truck. With SpiderWeb, the safety is built right into the bibs he's already wearing.
These bibs are perfect for chasing spring turkeys, fall waterfowl, winter small game, upland birds or predators. This dad has even been found wearing these bibs on cold weather fishing trips because of their warmth and water resistance. Available in Recon RipStop fabric or the warm and dry Outfitter series with Trinity technology, there's a SpiderWeb to meet every safety conscious dad's needs.
Price: $150 to 200
If the dad in your life is still wearing grandpa's hunting clothes, it's time for an update. Look no further than the new Trinity line from ScentBlocker
. With the new Trinity technology, ScentBlocker has taken a giant leap forward. Specifically designed to adsorb human odor, Trinity is a polymer engineered to make lighter hunting apparel with a stronger ability to attract and trap odor.
The new 1.5 Performance Shirt with Trinity is paper thin yet highly effective at containing human odor, as opposed to several layers of traditional carbon apparel. Available in Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity and Realtree Xtra, ScentBlocker is perfect for the dad who needs to look and smell great in the treestand.
Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Max
Traditionally known for great hunting optics, Bushnell also makes fantastic trail cameras even the most discriminating dad will love. The Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Max
is the ultimate in trail cam technology. With an amazing assortment of bells and whistles, this trail cam is sure to impress the dad on your list.
Bushnell boasts of 45-foot range, 8 megapixel, high-quality, full-color photos, 1280 by 720 pixel HD video capability and 32 low-glow LEDs that are invisible to game or other hunters. With this new Bushnell trail cam, the possibilities are endless.
has changed the way people think about the outdoors. With the ability to keep flying insects like mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums at bay in an area of about 225 square feet, ThermaCELL has allowed outdoorsmen to quit worrying about bugs and simply enjoy nature.
With the choice of a small, portable appliance or a larger ambient lantern, ThermaCELL is perfect for hunting, fishing, sporting events, working in the yard, sipping coffee on the front porch or any other activity affected by annoying insects. A pretty simple concept, ThermaCELL works by using butane to heat an element that is saturated with repellant. The repellant evaporates and effectively covers an area around the unit, which keeps bugs at bay. ThermaCELL is a great gift for dad and the whole family.
Lone Wolf Assault Treestand
What red-blooded American dad doesn't crave a bit of adventure? With a Lone Wolf treestand
and sticks, all he has to do is strap it on his back and hit the woods in search of action. Lone Wolf treestands are 100 percent American made, lightweight and sturdy.
The Lone Wolf Assault is capable of getting the old man at least 16 feet off the ground. If he decides that isn't high enough, four sets of sticks will get him over 21 feet. With a versatile strap anchoring system, the sticks and stand can literally be applied to any type of tree in a matter of minutes. The setup is safe, quiet, dependable and lightweight, making it a perfect gift for the hardcore hunting dad who likes to stay mobile.
Price: $250 (stand), $60/each (sticks)
CodeBlue EliminX Scent Control System
What dad doesn't need help smelling better? With the CodeBlue EliminX
scent control system, dad can get rid of his human odor and go undetected by the deer (trust us, that's a good thing). CodeBlue has harnessed the power of nano silver molecules and combined it with special scent neutralizing enzymes to make revolutionary SilverZyme technology.
The SilverZyme technology kills odor-causing bacteria while simultaneously eliminating foreign smells. The result is a dad who doesn't smell like an oily rag or a used gym bag. With scent killing spray, shampoo, body wash and laundry detergent, it might not hurt to get dad two sets of each — one for deer season and one for the rest of the year.
Price: $8 to $13
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