It’s the time of year to thank all dads for the lasting impact they have on our lives. While he might have more hunting gear than he needs, here are a few outdoorsy suggestions that will show dad just how much you appreciate all he does for you.
NWTF Store – Obsession NWTF Logo Sticker, $12.99
The NWTF decal on Dad’s vehicle is sun-bleached and cracking, so it’s time for an upgrade. This new sticker will let Dad show off his NWTF pride and his fandom for Mossy Oak, the Official Camouflage of the NWTF.
ALPS OutdoorZ – Transporter, $12.99
As mobile phones become a bigger part of the hunting experience through hunting and mapping apps, as well as games and texting, ensure Dad’s phone stays safe in the ALPS Transporter. Thanks to the unique and universal design of the phone case, his phone will be protected from dust and water, but still usable while hunting.
WorkSharp – Pocket Knife Sharpener, $14.95
They say a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one. So, gift Dad this sharpener for his hunting knives and help him stay safe. This compact sharpener is equipped with both a diamond plate and ceramic rod-sharpening surface and will easily fit in Dad’s hunting pack.
NWTF – Annual Membership, $35
For the dad who hunts, reads, talks and downright obsesses about wild turkeys, there is no better gift. A one-year membership will give him the satisfaction of knowing your helping to preserve his passion. As a bonus, he’ll receive six issues of Turkey Country magazine, a $25 Bass Pro Shops promo card and much more.
ALPS Mountaineering – Getaway Chair, $49.99
Between yardwork, taking out the trash and handling a variety of other fatherly chores, Dad can spend a lot of time on his feet. Help him take a load off by gifting him the low-profile ALPS Getaway Chair. Best suited for the porch, concerts, the lake and beach, Dad will appreciate the opportunity to kick back and relax. Looking for something that can double for the hunting blind? Opt for the ALPS King Kong.
Howard Leight – Impact Sport BOLT Earmuffs, about $80
While you may get a kick out of the way Dad feigns hearing impairment whenever Mom is talking, real hearing loss is no laughing matter. Help Dad protect his hearing on the shooting range, in the field, on the job or at the racetrack with the new Impact Sport BOLT digital electronic earmuff from Howard Leight. Featuring all new digital compression circuitry resulting in 5X sound amplification of low-level frequencies, Impact Sport BOLT’s lightning fast attack time of just .5 milliseconds effectively compresses any continuous or impulse noises of 82 decibels or higher. A sleek, extremely low profile earcup design allows full clearance while shouldering a firearm, while an external AUX jack cord allows connection to an MP3 player or scanner.
Bushnell – Prime 10x25 binoculars, $89.95
Dad will appreciate a new set of binos that he can use in the woods or at the ballpark. The new for 2018 Bushnell Prime 10x25 binos bring loads of innovation to a small package. They are waterproof, constructed with environmentally friendly glass and have the patented EXO Barrier to protect against fog, dust and debris. Bushnell’s lifetime warranty included.
Dark Energy – Poseidon, $99.99
Another great mobile phone accessory is the Dark Energy Poseidon. Help Dad have enough battery life on his phone to use hunting and mapping apps and also make a call and snap photos after a successful hunt. At 10,000mAh capacity, Dad can expect to get at least three to six charges of his phone. With a built in LED, he also can be sure to have a working light when entering and exiting the woods when it is still dark. This device also is weather proof and nearly indestructible.
ALPS OutdoorZ – Crusader X Standard, $99.99
Your Dad might already have all the hunting backpacks he needs, but chances are he doesn’t have a waterproof duffle. Help him keep his clothes dry whether on the deck of his boat or even the bed of his truck. The Standard offers 2,800 cubic inches of storage space, but upgrade to the Large for nearly double the room at 5,000 cubic inches.
Avian-X – LCD Jake Quarter Strut, $99.99
One look at the Jake Quarter Strut and your Dad will realize why Avian-X is the Official Decoy of the NWTF. Just hope the decoy maker’s extreme attention to detail and realism won’t result in Dad mistaking his fake for the real deal and peppering it with No. 5s. He can pair this Jake with a hen or use it by itself to elicit desirable reactions from boss gobblers next spring.
Costa – Cape, $199.99
Whether Dad needs to shade his eyes on the water or just wants to look stylish at home and around town, Costa’s Cape sunglasses get the job done. The oversized frames come in four finishes and the 580 polycarbonate lenses are offered in seven colors, leaving Dad multiple choices to pick what suits him best.
ScentLok – OZChamber 8K Storage Bag Combo, $199.99
Whether Dad needs to deodorize his hunting clothing or hunting accessories, the new ScentLok OZChamber 8K Storage Bag Combo is the best and most comprehensive odor-destroying storage solution available. Offering a generous 8,190 cubic inches of storage space, the ScentLok OZChamber is available in black, as well as a choice of three popular camo patterns. The fabric is heavy 600D nylon with a DWR treatment to shed external moisture and is lined with a PVC backing inside for easy care. The bag comes with a carbon-adsorbing pad that fits into an interior mesh pocket to trap odors from gear and the air inside the bag, and is also pre-plumbed with an OZInject internal piping system to distribute odor-destroying ozone throughout the interior. A ScentLok OZ500 ozone generator comes bundled with the OZChamber 8K Combo Pack. This advanced ozone generator is specifically designed to emit a powerful stream of ozone molecules that seek out and destroy virtually all types of odors and bacteria in their path. ScentLok CycleClean technology allows the powerful OZ500 to regulate output by alternating between active and resting phases for maximum efficiency and longer product life.
Bushnell – Prime 20-60x65 Spotter, $359.99
Help Dad enjoy wildlife from a distance all year long with this spotting scope. It also is great for the dads who enjoy spending time at the shooting range. Bushnell’s Prime spotting scopes have waterproof construction, the EXO Barrier to guard from dust, debris and fog, and are protected with Bushnell’s lifetime warranty.
Traeger – Bronze Tailgater Pellet Grill, $449.99
When I first got my Traeger, I was told by a good friend that it would change my life. Though I laughed at the time, my grilling game is strong thanks to Traeger. Change Dad’s life and get him the portable Traeger Tailgater. He and the entire family can enjoy smoked and grilled food year-round.
Old Town – Predator PDL Kayak, $2,799.99
The most advanced pedal-powered fishing machine of its kind, the 13-foot, 2-inch Old Town Predator PDL will get Dad to the spot fast and keep him on the spot without paddling. With forward, reverse and loads of maneuverability and stability, Dad will experience precise boat control while his hands remain free for fishing. The removable pedal drive installs in seconds and tips up instantly for shallow water docking. The revolutionary pedal drive hits an impressive 5.5 mph with a 10.3:1 gear ratio for efficient pedaling in forward or reverse. The entire boat was overbuilt for simple boat control, toughness, ease of transport, ample gear storage, rigging and fishability. Don’t forget to throw in a lifejacket and anchor.