The 10 Best Holiday Gifts for a Waterfowler
Derrek Sigler 11.24.15
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the duck blind is so delightful. Let’s face it, waterfowlers love gear and buying holiday gifts for one is pretty easy to do. Check out these suggestions for the hunter who likes to get a little fowl in the outdoors.
Big Foot B2 Full-Body Canada goose decoys – $179.99
An easy place to start is with some decoys. A waterfowler can never have enough decoys, but it helps to get some that will last for season after season. Big Foot B2 Full-Body Canada goose decoys, $179.99, have the best reputation in the industry for being the longest lasting decoys you can buy. They look pretty good, too, and have helped hunters kill a lot of birds for the holiday dinner table.
Hard Core Pre-Rigged Economy Mallards – $99.99
A true duck-nut will always be on the lookout for a way to make the spread even bigger. That is what makes Hard Core’s Pre-Rigged Economy Mallards, $99.99, a great gift. You get 12 decoys (six drakes and six hens) that come pre-rigged with cords and weights. Any duck hunter would be thrilled to open up a box of them on Christmas morning, even if he or she already has a garage full of decoys.
Cabela’s Instinct Wingman duck decoy – $349.99
Motion decoys have been part of duck hunting for years. Recently, they have evolved from simple motion to detailed decoys that mimic the motions of a live bird. There aren’t many duck hunters that wouldn’t love the find a Cabela’s Instinct Wingman duck decoy, $349.99, under the tree. There isn’t a more lifelike motion decoy available. In fact, try putting it on the top of the Christmas tree instead of under it. Your duck hunter will squeal louder than the kids—guaranteed.
Rig ‘Em Right Low Rider – $329.99 to $349.99
Another gift for the goose hunter is a layout blind. A good blind makes the hunt so much more enjoyable, and with most blinds being compact and easy to transport, it is something every hunter wants. One of the best is the Rig ‘Em Right Low Rider, $329.99 to $349.99. All hunters like the Low Rider. It has a low-profile design for maximum concealment and is simple and easy to use. It’s comfortable, too, making it a great place to hang out during long hunts.
Browning Maxus shotgun – $1,659.99
Ever see how kids’ eyes light up when they come out Christmas morning and see that one present they know is the one thing they wanted? Remember that feeling when you had it? There is one way to make sure your waterfowler feels that way: the gift of the long box. The long box means one thing—a new gun. And why not get one of the best shotguns you can give a person? There are few names as prestigious as Browning in the firearms world, and the $1,659.99 Browning Maxus is one of the very best shotguns you can own.
Cabela’s Dri-Fowl II Extreme Waterfowl 4-in-1 Parka – $199.99 to $239.99
Duck and goose hunting, especially late in the year, often mean being out in some pretty harsh conditions. Waterfowlers want to stay warm and dry while hunting, but also have a full range of movement to be able to hunt effectively. A great gift idea is the Cabela’s Dri-Fowl II Extreme Waterfowl 4-in-1 Parka, $199.99 to $239.99. Being a 4-in-1 means your hunter can adapt this parka to the conditions while staying warm and dry. The parka is loaded with features that have been tested and proven to be worthy of the Cabela’s brand.
Muck Fieldblazer boots – $129.99
Field hunting for geese and ducks can be rough stuff, especially if the field is wet. A gift every hunter is sure to appreciate is a great pair of boots. The Muck Fieldblazer boots, $129.99, are waterproof, lightweight, and comfortable. Being Muck boots, they are going to last season after season.
Cabela’s Men’s SuperMag 1600 Hunting Chest Waders – $259.99
Duck hunting can require something a little more elaborate to keep your hunter dry. That’s where a good set of hunting waders comes in. You’d be hard pressed to find a better pair of hunting waders than the Cabela’s Men’s SuperMag 1600 Hunting Chest Waders, $259.99. The SuperMag’s design has been around for a while now, and for good reason. They are one of the toughest, most durable waders a hunter can get. Plus, they are backed by Cabela’s legendary warranty. If your hunter needs a new pair of waders, these would make a great gift!
Cabela’s Essential 2500 Auto/Manual Inflatable PFD – $119.99
Who says that every gift has to just be for the person it is given to? A lot of duck hunters go without a life jacket when on the water because they think it’ll get in the way of hunting. Cabela’s Essential 2500 Auto/Manual Inflatable PFD, $119.99, not only provides a compact way to provide your hunter with a personal floatation device that won’t interfere with hunting, but also it will give you a little peace of mind. Sounds like a great gift for both of you.
LED LENSER H7R.2 headlamp – $90
While most waterfowlers are pretty fanatical about their decoys, they are just about as crazy when it comes to headlamps. The LED LENSER H7R.2 headlamp, $90, runs of a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery system, and provides both a narrow focused beam for distance, and a wide beam for close work. The two beam setting let your hunter set the decoy spread and then get the ammo and snacks out of the blind bag with ease.
Need more gift ideas for the waterfowler in your life? Visit Cabela’s Christmas Sale and check out gifts just for hunters here!
This article was produced in cooperation with Cabela’s and LED LENSER.