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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Hunters are always thinking about "next season," so make sure to gift with that in mind this year!

2020 Petersen's Hunting Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is just around the corner, and our staff of hardcore hunters is here to help you with your holiday shopping. Over the last year, we’ve seen some of the best hunting gear available and put much of it to the test. Here’s a short list of Christmas gifts for hunters that we’d be thrilled to find under the tree.

Moultrie Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod

Moultrie Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod

The Deer Feeder Pro II Tripod is one of the most economical options for a reliable wildlife feeder. The tough polymer hopper will hold more than 150 pounds of corn and features the Pro II Hunter Feeder Kit with an adjustable funnel, plastic spin plate, ABS plastic housing, feed-level estimator, battery indicator and external power port. The feeder kit will feed up to 6 different times per day from 1 to 20 seconds per feeding. The Deer Feeder Pro II is easy to fill with the fill opening sitting at 5.5 ft. tall. MSRP: $139.99 | moultriefeeders.com

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Summit Viper SD Climber Stand

Summit Viper SD Climber Stand

The Viper SD is the most popular stand in the Summit lineup. Its lightweight and strong aluminum build make it the climber of choice for hardcore hunters. The padded backpack straps coupled with the upper and lower frames ability to pack tight against each other allow for maximum portability no matter how far the distance. Once you get there, stay for a while in the suspended foam-padded seat with cushioned backrest and padded armrests. The closed front allows for simple sit-and-stand climbing and doubles as a gun and crossbow rest. The large 20”x36” aluminum platform offers plenty of foot space to stand up for a bow shot, too. The Viper SD features Summit’s Dead Metal technology that allows you to move in the stand without creating game-spooking unnatural metal sounds. Padded seat, rail and armrest are decorated in Realtree camo for maximum concealment. MSRP: $329.99 | summitstands.com


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Black Diamond Storm 400 Headlamp

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A good headlamp should be in the pack of every serious hunter. The Black Diamond Storm 400 is compact, lightweight and fully sealed to stand up against the elements. Running off of 4 AAA batteries, this light weighs in at 4.2 ounces and puts out 400 lumens of light on its max setting. With eight different light modes, including a red light, this headlamp will meet your needs in the field. MSRP: $50 | blackdiamondequipment.com

Yeti Tumbler

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Every serious outdoorsman needs a vessel that will keep their drink of choice warm or cold. Yeti offers a variety of Tumblers that will do just that. With size and style options to fit the needs of any consumptive habit, you know this cup will be your first choice for hot morning coffee or a much-needed night cap. Yeti even offers the ability customize the tumblers with names or designs to add a personalized flare. MSRP: $20-$35 | Yeti.com

Gerber Freescape Camp Saw

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Getting good firewood at camp can be difficult when you don’t have a saw. The Gerber Freescape Camp Saw is collapsible, easy to transport and weights only 14.8oz. The saw has a 12” saw blade that, when stored, folds down flat into the rigid frame of the saw for safe keeping. With no removable parts, this saw deploys and stows in mere seconds. MSRP: $55 | gerbergear.com

Case Vintage Bone Pocket Hunter

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Case Knives builds elegant pocket knives to meet the needs of everyday tasks. The Vintage Bone Pocket Hunter has a 2.15” Clip blade that is made from True-Sharp stainless steel to ensure it holds its cutting edge. When folded, the blade is perfectly stowed in the Vintage Bone handle that measures 2.75 inches, a perfect size to place in your pocket. MSRP: $77 | Caseknives.com


Kuiu Glassing Pad

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Wet, rocky or snowy terrain can make sitting to glass incredibly uncomfortable. The Kuiu Glassing Pad is made from 330D HT CORDURA fabric and closed-cell foam to supply ample comfort during extended periods behind the glass. The pad has added webbing loops that serve as attachments points when carrying it on your pack. Weighing in at 1.9oz you will never even know it’s there. MSRP: $26 | kuiu.com

Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System

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A serious backcountry hunter measures the weight of their gear in ounces instead of pounds, but they never want to sacrifice function for less weight. The Optimus Crux Stove is a lightweight powerhouse. The tiny 83g stove puts out over 3000w of energy when on maximum output. With incredible heat distribution this stove can have your water boiling in 3 minutes in the right climate. The Heat Exchange saucepan is non-stick, and the lid can double as a pan as well. The total weight of this cook system is 12.62oz. MSRP: $80 | optimusstoves.com

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab at home training program

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When prepping to go on a mountain hunt fitness is of the utmost priority. MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab is creating exercise programs designed specifically to suit the needs of hunters, that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Their new 12-week training program, NO GEAR 60, was designed by hunters for hunters. Following this program will help build your mental and physical toughness and help prepare you for a hunt of a lifetime. MSRP: $150 | mtntough.com


Sea to Summit Camp Pillow

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You shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort when your headed to deer or elk camp. The Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow is an inflatable pillow that can pack down so small it will fit in your pocket but will provide ample comfort when you lay your head down at night. Made from 20 Denier soft stretch-knit polyester for comfort and weighing in at 2.1oz you don’t have to leave behind on backpacking trips. MSRP: $40-$45 | seatosummitusa.com

VentureGear AmpBT Earmuffs

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Ditch the cheap foam plugs and guard your ear with a professional-grade set of hearing protection. With a Rapid Noise Suppression rating of 26dB, these electronic muffs will compress loud noises to safe levels, yet the four exterior microphones still allow hunters and shooters to hear ambient sounds and range commands. Fully Bluetooth compatible to stay connected to your phone or other Bluetooth device.MSRP: $120 | pyramexsafety.com

A Rough Cut Woodworks Custom Serving Board

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Whether used to entertain friends and family or as a statement piece in your cabin, these custom, made-to-order serving boards are the ideal gift this season. Handcrafted from your choice of solid hardwoods and engraved to display your family name, company logo, or any custom design, they are built to last a lifetime. A great way to class up the lodge or impress your hunting buddies. MSRP: $250 | aroughcutwoodworks.com

CCI VNT .22 Magnum Pour Packs

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When the shooting gets hot and heavy you don’t want to pick ammo out of box one-by-one. These handy bulk packs – inspired by classic milk carton designs – let you pour CCI’s proven VNT varmint ammo by the handful for quicker reloads. The thin jacketed .22 WMR bullets expand violently on impact thanks to a polymer tip, inflicting maximum damage on varmints and smaller predators. With 125 rounds per box, there’s more than enough fun for a day in the field. MSRP: $43 | cci-ammunition.com

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