June 10, 2021
Dear old Dad taught you to shoot and took you hunting. Those are no small tasks, but seeing you enjoy the outdoors was his reward. But I bet he wouldn’t mind another big thank-you in the form of some great outdoor gear. Here’s a short list of great gifts for Father’s Day from our team of experts at Petersen’s Hunting.
Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler
Dad will be able to transport his favorite beverage in fully functional and iconic style with this 64-ounce growler. The extra-large size keeps liquids extra cold for up to 24 hours. Take control with a rugged handle for easier carrying and one-handed pouring. The wide mouth allows for quick filling, sharing, and cleaning. And that satisfying ‘pop’ you hear when you open the steel-lined lid is a sure sign your carbonated beverage is still fresh and bubbly. Offered in three colors: Matte Black, Nightfall and Hammertone Green.
MSRP $55 | stanley1913.com
Realtree ANYWEAR Rechargeable Neck Light
We’ve all heard of a headlamp, and likely experienced the headache of wearing one for an extended period of time and the oversized shadow caused by the bill of your hat. Enter the Neck Light. The flexible design wraps securely around the neck, aiming dual beams right where you need them light most. The two lights pivot separately, allowing for greater illumination and a total of 300 lumens of bright light. Switch to red beams for less detection from animals when walking to or from the treestand or blind. Rechargeable batteries included.
$51 | realtree.com
Plano Rustrictor AW2 Gun/Equipment Cases
There are a lot of hard gun cases on the market that protect firearms from damage, but what about rust? Corrosion is a much bigger threat, particularly when you’re traveling from the hunting grounds, which are likely wet and dirty, to home. Plano infuses a Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor to the polymer of its entire line of Rustrictor cases. They also fit them with a rust-defying foam insert that emits VCI for long-lasting protection. Of course, the hard polymer case is extremely durable, too, with a 360-degree O-ring seal and dual-stage locking latches. Interior foam can be customized to cradle the contents in secure protection. Available in single- and multi-gun pistol and rifle/shotgun models.
$35-$200 | planomolding.com
Hornady Keypad Vault
Keeping your handgun close is a necessity for self-defense, but when not on your person, it’s your responsibility to keep it out of the hands of unauthorized users. With Hornady’s Keypad Vault you can keep your firearm locked behind 16-gauge steel. Your personalized 4-to-6-digit code will quickly unlock the spring-loaded door for easy access when you need it. Upon opening, interior lights engage making it easy to view your pistol. These vaults come in one- or two-gun models and are designed to fit 1911-sized pistols and up to 4-inch revolvers.
$130-$147 | hornady.com
Kuiu Athletic Gear
Kuiu’s new training gear has you covered head to toe to ensure you’re comfortable during your workouts. This gear is the ultimate for performance. Everything from the socks to the jackets are made from the finest materials to keep you comfortable during your workouts. From Coolmax Core Technology in the shirts to insulating and sweat-wicking fleece in the jacket and pants, this gear performs in any scenario. Kuiu designed this gear to move with you and it does just that. Whether you’re on the trail or in the weight room, this gear will only prove to enhance your performance.
$19-$99 | kuiu.com
Primos Slide Bugle Call
Primos’ Slide Bugle Call makes it easy to get the perfect bugle. Designed for ease of use, the sliding tray holds the diaphragm to ensure perfect mouth position and is retractable to protect the reed when not in use. The expandable hose extends from 13 to 21 inches and has a resonating chamber to get those deep growls and authentic chuckles. The mouthpiece is removable for easy cow calling and it comes with two diaphragms to help make different sounds of the herd.
$39 | primos.com
Outdoor Edge Jaeger Pair Knife Set
Looking for some knives to add to the kill kit? The Jaeger Pair from Outdoor Edge make it easy to break down your animal when in the field. The heat-treated 420J2 stainless steel ensures both the gutting blade and the skinning blade hold an edge but can be easily honed on a stone of your choosing. The full-tang blades add extra rigidity and durability for those difficult tasks. Keep this pair together in the nylon sheath to keep your gear organized and easily accessible.
$36 | outdooredge.com
Hooyman Hook ‘Em Machete
Dad has always been a trailblazer for the family, so why not make that job easier on him? The Hook ‘Em Machete is a solid 17.5” 3CR13 stainless steel blade that is ready to chop down any mess of brush. We’ll always recommend stepping back, but everyone can rest easy knowing Hooyman’s NO-SLIP H-GRIP handle will stay firmly seated in the palm of Dad’s hand. Safely tucked away in its belt-loop sheath, we’re certain Dad will look the part.
$25 | hooyman.com
Hi Mountain Seasonings: Outdoorsman Bundle
You’ve seen our very own David Draper use the Hi Mountain Seasonings time and time again on Fare Game episodes, and there’s a reason why. The folks at Hi Mountain understand game meat. Don’t try your grocery store streak rub on your hard-earned moose, elk or deer meat. Instead, enhance those bold, wild flavors with seasonings from the Outdoorsmen Bundle. The set includes a venison rub, a garlic pepper rub, a hickory burger western style seasoning, a deer steak western style seasoning and a brown sugar brine. Gift this set to Dad and stand clear of him and his grill.
$39 | himtnjerky.com
ALPS OutdoorZ Impulse Hunting Pack
Some do-all daypacks are too big. Some are too small. But the ALPS OutdoorZ Impulse, at 1,850 square inches, is just right. The wide, fold-down top secures in place via silent magnets and offers unhindered access to the main compartment. The pack features a square base so it sits up or can be hung from a tree via the carry handle. Its fleece exterior is quiet and backed by a soft fabric that’s also noise-free when contents are moved around as you dig for that last Snickers bar.
$150 | alpsoutdoorz.com
Skull Hooker Shoulder Mount System
The simplistic design of Skull Hooker’s new Shoulder Mount brackets makes hanging Dad’s trophies easier than ever before. Available in either a brown or black powder coat finish, the swivel arm rotates 180 degrees, allowing you to get that trophy in just the right place. With the Dual Shoulder Mount bracket, hanging just one piece of hardware will allow you to show off 2 mounts. And don’t worry about weight, Skull Hooker has a mount that even hold those big bull elk or moose. With all that saved wall-space Dad will be able to hang even more trophies in his man-cave—a problem we’re sure he won’t mind having.
$40-$100 | skullhooker.com
Subscription to Petersen's Hunting Magazine
A subscription to Petersen’s Hunting is the gift that keeps giving all year long. Subscribers get nine issue of up-to-date, entertaining hunting information and stories, along with in-depth gear reviews and an experienced perspective that comes with being the longest-running, hunting publication written by editors and writers who spend all their free time in the field.
$8 | petersenshunting.com
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.