Give the Best Hunting Gear this Holiday Season

Give the Best Hunting Gear this Holiday Season

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You might think the diehard hunter in your family already has the latest and greatest in gear and gadgets. After all, the garage is overflowing and the basement couldn't possibly fit anything else into it. We're here to point out all the flaws in that way of thinking with seven of best gifts this holiday season.


As you already know all too well, hunters can never get their hands on enough brand new equipment, so take a look below and decide for yourself which of these items may find it's way under your tree this Christmas.



CompactPRO-Pig

Seek Thermal CompactPRO


The CompactPRO is Seek Thermal's most advanced thermal imaging camera designed for your smartphone. Made for iPhone® and Android™ top models, this highly-portable thermal imaging camera features a large, 320x240 thermal sensor with high sensitivity and a wide, 32-degree field of view. Offering adjustable thermal span, level, and emissivity settings, the CompactPRO delivers unprecedented high-resolution thermal imaging and software capabilities available at this price. MSRP $499 | Thermal.com

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Covert Blackhawk 12.0

In addition to receiving photos instantly to your app/portal, this certified cell cam is perfect for scouting, security, and property surveillance. Offering a 52° field of view, .65 second trigger speed and 100 foot flash range the Blackhawk is the optimum scouting tool. Sporting a Mossy Oak Bottomland paint job and all new black LED's the Blackhawk will definitely be one of the most aesthetically pleasing cameras in the game.

All-new for 2016 is the mobile app and portal where you can manage your photos and command real-time response from your Blackhawk trail camera. The Covert Wireless web portal and mobile app, accessible from any smart phone, tablet or computer provides advanced M2M (machine-to-machine) communication. Covert Cameras are motion and heat activated or time lapse triggered and designed to send your images over approved cellular data networks. While images have previously been sent instantly through text message, Covert users are now able to view images at any time via the Covert Wireless mobile app. Covert Scouting Cameras is leading the way in wireless trail cam technology. With these new offered abilities you have the woods and security at your fingertips. Stay best in the game with Covert Scouting Cameras. MSRP $459 | CovertScoutingCameras.com

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Easton 6MM Full Metal Jacket

Why trust your next moment of truth to anything less than the best? Easton's micro-diameter Full Metal Jacket arrows have long been bowhunter hot picks. Why? They unlock your bow's full penetrating power with added kinetic energy, lower friction and augmented downrange velocity. Plus, they boast exceptional tolerances with benchmark straightness memory, the products of carbon-aluminum construction. Now, Easton offers the Full Metal Jacket in three powerful diameters: 4MM, 5MM and the all-new 6MM FMJ. Pull the trigger with the arrow that drives deeper and kills faster. MSRP $79.99 per 6 | eastonhunting.com

Scott

Scott Archery Freedom XT

Scott Archery incorporates 35 years of release expertise into its all-new Freedom XT, perhaps the most extreme release it has ever made. The silky-smooth swept-back trigger is a first for Scott, and it utilizes Scott's proprietary, fully adjustable roller sear, which is ultra-crisp.Scott's exclusive fall-away design keeps the release out of your way until you're ready to shoot. Like all Scott releases, the Freedom XT is length-adjustable, and the barrel rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning and D-loop torque elimination. Patriotic bowhunters can choose from the following finishes: American Flag, black or camo. The Freedom XT features Scott's exclusive ShutDown jaw with integrated return spring for easy D-loop hookup. MSRP $119.99 | scottarchery.com

Bushnell

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Wireless

All your scouting can be done via smartphone thanks to the Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Wireless from Bushnell. Completely upgraded for 2016, hunters will see improved nighttime images, high-resolution 14MP daylight photos with top-notch clarity and daily location updates from a working GPS. You're at the controls with the free iPhone and Android apps, as well as expanded AT&T coverage. Other changes include a new case design with an easy-open latch, and a new price tag that will save you $100 from years past. MSRP $514.95 | bushnell.com

Nikon

Nikon Monarch 3

Nikon's Monarch 3 binocular has proven reliable and effective in all conditions, and it has been further improved for 2016. Nikon is now offering the Monarch 3 in Realtree Xtra Green. Two models — 8x42mm and 10x42mm — suit every hunting scenario. Brilliant high-resolution optics deliver crisp, clear views with a reliable fogproof and waterproof design. Fully multi-coated Nikon Eco-Glass lenses and phase-corrected, high-reflective silver alloy multi-layer prism coatings facilitate superior light transmission for glassing in low-light. Long eye relief, turn-and-slide rubber eyecups and a rubber-armored exterior make the Monarch 3 user friendly. MSRP $249.95 for 8x42mm, $269.95 for 10x42mm | nikon.com

Alps

ALPS OutdoorZ Covert X

The Covert X from ALPS OutdoorZ is its latest belt pack constructed of super-durable 1680D nylon. The molded waist belt and back panel are incredibly comfortable, and a hidden, expandable hand-warmer-compatible pocket removes the chill in subzero temps. The Covert X utilizes Hypalon on its external lashing points for added strength and stability. A clear cell-phone pocket inside the main compartment allows hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to check and operate their phone without removing it. The pack weighs only one pound, 10 ounces (unloaded) and has a 500-cubic-inch capacity. And, internal compartments perfectly organize your gear. MSRP $89.99 | alpsoutdoorz.com

Yeti

YETI Hopper Flip 12

The Hopper line was an instant hit the moment YETI unveiled it. Continuing on that momentum is the new Hopper Flip 12, which features the same leakproof guarentee, puncture-resistant DryHide Shell and ColdCell Insulation that the Hopper is known for. The major change is the location of the HydroLok Zipper, which now allows you to flip open the top cover for easier access. Perfect for day trips or backcountry hikes, the Flip will retain ice for days. MSRP $279.99 | yeticoolers.com

Bronwing

Browning Steel Sharp

Joining the extensive line of Browning knives are the Steel Sharp models — available now in both fixed-blade skinner and fixed-blade drop point models. Knives will feature Edge Retention Technology, meaning each one comes with a carbide sharpener module with magnetic retention that can easily be removed from the handle of the knife. So, no matter the situation, your 7Cr stainless steel blade will always be good to go. Skinner model has a 3'‰3⁄8-inch blade, while the drop point blade is 3'‰¼ inches long. MSRP $39.99 | browning.com

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