Randy Newberg’s Top 10 Christmas gifts for any and every hunter
I’m often asked for gift advice by those buying for hunters. There are many useful items necessary for the type of hunting we do. I thought it would be interesting to provide this list, with items ranging in price and filling a variety of needs, in hopes it would give a good starting point for those shopping for hunters. Merry Christmas!
Top 10 Christmas gift ideas for hunters
A Leupold VX-5 scope is mounted on my “go to” rifle; my .308 Win. With the CDS system, it is exactly what I need for tough mountain hunts. My rifles have had Leupold scopes for the last 35 years.
The Mystery Ranch Metcalf backpack is the one I use, our crew uses, and it has been our pack of choice since Mystery Ranch developed it for the backcountry hunter. It serves as a remarkable daypack when collapsed and when you have success, it employs to a load carrier that can handle way more than I can.
We hunt for food. We take that seriously. Our game deserves the best treatment in the field and Caribou Gear Game Bags ensure just that. Durable synthetic provides great durability and rapid moisture transfer while keeping your meat cool and clean.
If you want to use the Bugle tubes that have won more World Elk Calling Championships than any, the Bully Bugle from Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls is it. Designed by champions and proven in the mountains by some of the West's best elk hunters.
I have a strange liver condition. Hydration is paramount for me. I’ve tried all bladders. The only one that is still working and works in all conditions is this Platypus Big Zip.
Your feet are the most important tools for the backcountry hunter. Socks are the first layer of foot care. I’ve tried all sorts, brands, and types of socks. The best I have found and the sock I use is this Kenetrek Canada mid-weight sock.
I look for a quiver that is quiet and capable of withstanding the abuse our mountain hunting places on gear. The TightSpot quiver is as quiet as it is strong. And, adjustable to any torque-reducing position.
Black Gold sights are all that has ever been on my bows. Made by serious archers who know the abuse elk hunting can impose on a bow sight. If only I was as capable as my Black Gold Ascent.
I bought an InReach this year. Thankfully, I never had to use it for emergencies. But, having it available provides great comfort to me, my crew, and my family. I should have bought one sooner.
So many ask how we draw the number of tags we do. This is how. The goHUNT INSIDER has changed the game of tag and unit research, with the most accurate Draw Odds and Filtering 2.0 as just a small part of what gives me a research advantage. If you sign up for INSIDER with the promo code RANDY, you'll get a $50 gift card to the goHUNT Gear Shop.