2019 Holiday Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift cards have their place, but this year, give your bowhunting loved ones the sort of items you would want to receive. As this list proves, you don’t have to break the bank in order to purchase quality gear — every product included here is sub-$100!

Genesis Original

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If you'd like to get your children involved with the great sport of archery, look no further than Genesis Archery for help in doing just that. With its Original bows designed to fit virtually any child, you couldn't ask for better equipment for beginners. With only one cam on the bottom of the each rig, tuning is breeze, recoil is limited, and accuracy is increased. Bows are available in bow right- and left-handed options with plenty of different color schemes to choose from. You also have an opportunity to add a kit to your purchase, which includes a quiver, armguard and five arrows. A hunting bow that packs a bigger punch — the Gen-X — is also offered when the right times comes! MSRP: $170-249 | genesisbow.com

onX Hunt App

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The best gets even better with the latest updates to the onX Hunt app. Users can now share Waypoints, Lines, Shapes and Tracks with their friends and relatives, as well as the accompanying Markup content — names, notes, colors and more. (If Uncle John rubs you the wrong way after the festivities are over, you can also un-share said content with him.) These new features are available in addition to the GPS, property-boundary and other mapping tools that help make onX Hunt invaluable. $29.99 per year (Premium Membership); $99.99 per year (Elite Membership) | onxmaps.com

L.L. Bean Waterfowl Sweater

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Don’t let the name fool you; this primo garment is great for staying warm whatever the pursuit. The Waterfowl Sweater, inspired by the classic styling of the original 1930s design, is made of 100 percent merino wool with arm and shoulder shooting patches integrated into the knit. A soft microsuede lining makes the tall collar extra comfortable on the back of the wearer’s neck, and an easy-to-grasp zipper pull allows for hassle-free removal if and when the temperatures rise. The Waterfowl Sweater is available in four colors, a regular and tall fit, and sizes S-XXL. MSRP: $99 | llbean.com


Utica USA Deer Ridge I

Utica USA Deer Ridge I

This beautiful folder from Utica will keep you in the spirit long after the season is over. The Deer Ridge I’s aluminum handle is decorated with the sort of giant whitetail bowhunters dream about all year long, so whether you see or shoot anything on a given day, you can always catch a glimpse of a big buck. The drop-point blade measures 3.3 inches long and folds smoothly into the handle via a ball bearing, bringing the Deer Ridge I’s total folded length to 4.5 inches. $34.99 | uticausa.com


Thiessens V1 Whitetail Packable Rainwear Jacket

Thiessens V1 Whitetail Packable Rainwear Jacket

Whether it’s a snowy late-season day or a rainy early-season one, Thiessens’ packable rain jacket is sure to shelter you from the elements. A breathable membrane allows moisture to easily escape, while T-Dry waterproof technology keeps raindrops where they belong — outside the jacket! Wind Defense technology also helps keep those blustery winter breezes at bay. Other features include water-resistant pocket zippers, a protected main zipper with an internal storm flap and a moisture-diversion channel. The jacket comes in sizes M-2XL, and a packable pair of rain pants is also available for the same price. $89.99 | thiessens.com

Rage Hypodermic Practice Heads

Rage Hypodermic Practice Head

By all means, give your loved one a pack of Rage’s new Hypodermic NCs this year, but do not forget to include a pack of these invaluable little tools with it. Shaped to mimic the actual broadheads, these 100-grain offerings ensure you get realistic arrow flight from your practice sessions without tearing up your target or dulling your hunting blades. Hypodermic practice heads come in sets of three and are made in the USA. $34.99 | feradyne.com

Montana Decoy Co. Dreamy Doe

Montana Decoy Co. Dreamy Doe

This foldable deer decoy is worth far more than its weight in gold. Measuring just 13x16 inches when folded, expanding to an impressive 37x40 inches and weighing a mere 30 ounces, Montana Decoy Co.’s Dreamy Doe is the ultimate in mobile bowhunting. Add a Teaser Tail ($18.99; sold separately) to draw in rutting bucks, or pair the Dreamy Doe with other buck and doe decoys from Montana to imitate a herd of peaceful whitetails. However and wherever you use it, the Dreamy Doe is sure to take the attention off of you and your setup. $69.99 | montanadecoy.com

TenPoint Lighted Pro Elite Crossbow Bolts

TenPoint Lighted Pro Elite Crossbow Bolts

For the accuracy nut in your life, it’s hard to beat TenPoint’s lighted Pro Elite crossbow bolts. These 20-inch projectiles not only boast some of the crossbow company’s best specs — 13 percent F.O.C. with a 68-grain brass insert, .003-inch straightness, hand-sorted by weight to within two grains per dozen and precision-engineered to shoot two-inch groups at 50 yards — they also sport TenPoint’s new Alpha-Brite nocks. These new-for-2019 nocks are made to work with the narrow configurations and faster speeds of the latest TenPoint and Wicked Ridge crossbows, and they light up when fired to let crossbow users see where their shots hit. $69.99 | tenpointcrossbows.com


LaCrosse Men’s Merino Midweight Socks

LaCrosse Men’s Merino Midweight Sock

Socks are the proverbial no-no when it comes to thoughtful gifts, but stay with me here. These aren’t ordinary socks; they’re specifically designed to provide optimal moisture-wicking when worn with LaCrosse knee-high boots. These made-in-the-USA socks are crafted from ethically sourced, non-Mulesed merino wool and feature an over-the-calf design for maximum comfort. They also feature arch support to help reduce fatigue when walking or standing — perfect for when you’ve hiked several miles onto public land and then have to stand in place while a big buck mills around just outside of bow range. Alphaburly Pros make for a nice gift, too, of course. $19 | lacrossefootwear.com

ElimiShield X10D

ElimiShield X10D

ElimiShield’s X10D really is the gift that keeps on giving. This scent-control agent converts ordinary bowhunting garments into premium scent-control wear via an easy application process, and it remains effective for up to 50 washings. Useful for everything from underwear to backpacks, X10D is perfect for any fabric that you plan to take into the wild. Perhaps best of all, X10D can be reapplied as the recipient sees fit, ensuring that favorite old camo shirt or that irreplaceable ball cap can be taken afield indefinitely. $39.99 | huntersafetysystem.com

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