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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Great archery hunting gifts that won't break the bank!

2021 Petersen's Bowhunting Holiday Gift Guide

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: get an impactful, heartfelt gift for your favorite bowhunter this holiday season. For $150-ish or less! If this seems like a daunting task, don’t fret. While sportsmen can be notoriously tough to shop for since they usually have their favorite brands and products, there are definitely a number of gifts that will be universally appreciated, no matter who you buy them for.

With that in mind, here’s our top ‘must-give’ gifts for 2021.

Men's UA Brow Tine ColdGear® Infrared Jacket

Men's UA Brow Tine ColdGear Infrared Jacket

The completely redefined UA Brow Tine ColdGear® Infrared Kit is made for the whitetail woods. With the all-new ColdGear® Infrared 2.0 Technology, the soft thermo-conductive inner absorbs and retains body heat. UA Storm and Scent Control technologies help keep you dry and undetected so your focus stays on the task at hand. $180 | underarmour.com

Beretta Windstryke Hoody

Beretta Windstryke Hoody

Ideal for any hunting or outdoor recreational activity, this men’s hoody is made of breathable and warm mid-layer insulating materials for all-day comfort. This new zippered hoody is water-repellant and windproof with a 4-way stretch softshell design and a grid fleece lining. The outer material is treated with a DWR - Durable Water-Repellent - treatment to ensure that you stay dry even in the worst conditions. The Men’s Windstryke Hoody features an oversized comfort hood with drawstring regulation to protect against the elements, a large chest pocket with various compartment organization options and secure zipper closure, and a raglan sleeve to aid in movement. $149 | beretta.com


Garmin Xero A1i PRO Bow Sight

Garmin Xero A1i PRO Bow Sight

Leave the guesswork behind using Xero A1i PRO bow sight. Setting up this auto-ranging digital sight is simple and intuitive with micro-adjustments for elevation, windage and more. Enter your arrow speed, and automatically get a pin stack out to your bow’s estimated maximum distance. The dynamic level feature delivers leveling information right next to the pin, so you don’t have to shift focus to see if your shot is level. Quick detach makes it easy to remove the sight for travel, then reattach it in seconds. NOTE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of electronic bow sights for hunting. Always know and obey all state hunting regulations before using this device. $1,299.99 | garmin.com

Easton FMJ4 MM Arrows

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Easton FMJ4 MM Arrows

A bowhunter can never have too many arrows for the quiver, which is why a six-pack of the Easton FMJ4 MMs hits the mark. With its dual material construction, the FMJ4 MM is designed to offer superior penetration and provide exceptional accuracy. These micro-diameter arrows feature a carbon core wrapped in a 7075 aluminum alloy jacket, creating a hard-hitting, dead-on assassin. They come with pre-installed 4MM nocks and 4MM 8-32 aluminum point outserts. They’re available in spine sizes of 250, 300, 340 and 400 and come in Standard (±.003 inch) and Match Grade (±.001 inch) straightness. MSRP: Starting at $159.99 per 6 fletched | eastonarchery.com

G5 Montec M3 Broadheads

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G5 Montec M3 Broadheads

It’s hard to archery hunt without broadheads, which makes these big-game slayers a ‘can’t-miss’ gift for the holidays. Bowhunters who prefer fixed blades will love G5’s Montec M3, which combines a 100 percent stainless steel design with a razor-sharp cutting edge for lethal results. The broadhead, which comes in 100 and 125 grains, features a closed-vent design for super-quiet flight, with a 1.063-inch cutting diameter for ultimate impact and short tracking jobs. It’s also available in a crossbow version, if you happen to have a horizontal bowhunter on your gift list. MSRP: $46.95 per 3 | g5outdoors.com

Mathews Summit Hoodie

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Mathews Summit Hoodie

Bowhunters love to show off their passion for their favorite bows, so if your husband, wife, son or daughter shoots a Mathews, then the Mathews Summit Hoodie makes an excellent gift. This warm, comfortable sweatshirt is made from a 48 percent cotton, 52 percent polyester blend and comes in dark heather gray, highlighted with throwback camo accents. It’s available in sizes S-2XL. MSRP: $64.99 | mathewsinc.com

October Mountain Archery Tool Starter Kit

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October Mountain Archery Tool Starter Kit

The more passionate the bowhunter, the more likely it is that he or she does their own bow work. Hence, a good archery tool kit is essential. October Mountain Products’ Archery Tech Tool Kit is the perfect starter set for your DIY bow tech. It comes with two hex sets (1/20–3/16 inch and 5/64–1/4 inch), multi-purpose pliers, bow square, bow level, arrow level and string serum, all of which fit snuggly into the included tool bag. Whether your favorite bowhunter is a veteran or a newbie when it comes to bow maintenance, this is a gift they’ll love! MSRP: $99.99 | octobermountainproducts.com

Mystery Ranch Bio Harness

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Mystery Ranch Bio Harness

Binoculars are an essential piece of bowhunting equipment and they need to be accessible at a moment’s notice. That’s where Mystery Ranch’s bio harnesses — available for 10X and 12X binos — come in handy. Recently updated to improve comfort and function, they’re lightweight, easy to use and come in two different torso sizes, making them easily adaptable for all needs. Key features include one-handed operation, quiet magnetic closure and strategically placed pockets to hold calls and other items. MSRP: $125 for 10X; $135 for 12X | mysteryranch.com

Covert Scouting Cameras MP9

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Covert Scouting Cameras MP9

Much like arrows and broadheads, a person can never have too many trail cameras, especially if hunting multiple properties or locations. The challenge with trail cams, however, is that purchasing them gets costly quickly. That’s why a highly affordable model like Covert Scouting Cameras’ MP9 makes a great gift idea. The MP9 features a 1-second trigger speed, 9MP capacity, .9-inch settings screen and 17 IR Low Glow LEDs, with a flash range that extends to 100 feet. The camera can be set to 1- or 3-shot modes, as well as video mode. It requires an 8-32GB SD card, 4AA batteries and it comes with a two-year warranty. MSRP: $69.99 | feradyne.com/trail-cameras

Hurricane Cat 5 Target

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Hurricane Cat 5 Target

Most archery hunters enjoy shooting their bows year-round, which makes a new bag target an excellent choice for a holiday gift. Affordable and long-lasting, the Hurricane Cat 5 is designed to stand up to even the fastest bows and crossbows on the market. Thanks to its Tri-Core Technology, this target is capable of handling shots flying up to 650 fps, while its 25x25-inch face offers plenty of room for aiming. The Cat 5 features two shooting faces, with highly visible, tri-color graphics that are easy to see. The integrated sight-in grid also makes precision tuning of scope or pins an easy process. MSRP: $69.99 | feradyne.com/Hurricane

ALPS Outdoorz Realtree Edge Covert Pack

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ALPS OutdoorZ Realtree Edge Covert Pack

If you know an outdoorsman who prefers to travel as light as possible when bowhunting, then a lumbar-style pack like the Covert by ALPS Outdoorz is a necessity. Weighing only 1 pound, 12 ounces, this pack offers a generous 750 cubic inches of space, with a main compartment that’s 7-inches high by 12-inches wide by 4-inches deep. The pack, which comes in Realtree Edge camo, includes several interior pockets for accessories like rangefinder, calls and cell phone, while exterior pockets hold your water bottle and other items. The wide, padded waist belt is fully adjustable and designed to ensure comfort, while two external lashing points and a strap system provide attachments for extra gear and clothes. MSRP: $59.99 | alpsoutdoorz.com

Mossy Oak Harvester Beanie

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Mossy Oak Harvester Beanie

There’s no doubt that sportsmen love baseball caps, but knit hats and beanies are really where it’s at, especially on those chilly autumn and winter mornings. Mossy Oak’s Harvester Beanie is a lightweight, soft fleece head covering that easily fits in your pocket, but is worth its weight in gold when you’re perched in a tree on a frosty day. The beanie, which is designed to fit most sizes, is available in Mossy Oak Bottomland or Original Treestand Camo. MSRP: $29.99 | mossyoak.com

Wicked Tree Gear Tough Combo Pack

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Wicked Tree Gear Tough Combo Pack

One of those tools that’s not often needed, or even thought of, is the tree saw. But, sometimes it’s absolutely essential for the job. If you’re looking for a saw that’s durable, lightweight and makes quick work of branches and saplings, check out Wicked’s Tough Combo Pack. The pack comes with the Wicked hand saw featuring a tough carbon steel blade/teeth (6.375 inches long), as well as a pushbutton locking pin that makes it easy to open the blade and lock it in place. A scabbard holds the saw when not in use and features a retainer clip to prevent the tool from falling out, even if the sheath comes open. MSRP: $39.99 | wickedtreegear.com

SCCY DVG-1 Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol

SCCY DVG-1 Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol

Here's a new challenger in the striker-fired sub-compact pistol market. The DVG-1 is a 9mm, sub-compact pistol with a 10+1 magazine capacity and is available with either fixed iron sights or factory-installed CTS-1500 Red Dot sight. MSRP: $299.99 - $399.99 | sccy.com

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