Find the perfect Father’s Day gift with this list of the must-have gear for Dad
For so many of us, our love for the outdoors started with a trip to the woods or a walk to the farm pond with our fathers. Those early moments afield helped spark a passion for the hunting and fishing traditions that burns eternal, driving us all to pursue our favorite game whenever possible. Here’s hoping you’ll find the time this Father’s Day to spend time outside with your loved ones. And, if you’re hunting the perfect gift for the dad in your life, the crew here at NAW has selected the following options that are sure to please!
onX Hunt Maps Elite
There’s nothing more frustrating than being out hunting in new terrain, looking down at your phone for a map, and getting nothing because you are out of cell range. One solution comes from onX, an app made for exploring. Before you go, you can create maps with the features you want, like wilderness areas, access points and satellite imagery, and then save the map to your phone.
The app uses the GPS in your phone and then pinpoints your position over your saved map. It tracks you, no cell reception required, and lets you check out the area via topo maps, satellite imagery or any of the other 12 types of map layers you have downloaded. The app is free, but you’ll want to add features (prices are free for a trial of seven days to $119.99 per year). The Elite subscription will get you access to maps of all 50 states.
$99.99/year | Onxmaps.com
Hoyt REDWRX Carbon RX-1 Bow
The REDWRX Carbon RX-1 is the new flagship bow from Hoyt for 2018, boasting a 32” axle-to-axle length and a 6” brace height. It offers blistering arrow speeds up to 340 fps and weighs just 3.9 pounds. It features newly designed Quadflex limbs for increased torsional stability, as well as a Shock Pod vibration dampening system and rear stabilizer mount.
Easton HEXX FOC Hunting Arrow
The HEXX FOC hunting arrow is made from ultra-lightweight carbon for flatter shooting at higher speeds. These 6mm diameter arrows offer incredible ±0.001” straightness tolerance and are available in 260, 330 and 400 spines. They come with pre-installed H-nocks and have 75/50 grain brass inserts for added FOC.
Ozonics HR300 Scent Elimination Device
Featuring a low-profile ergonomic design, the new HR300 from Ozonics is 45-percent more effective at producing scent-eliminating ozone in the field. The HR300 operates for up to 10 hours and features integrated Pulse Technology, which balances time, airflow and ozone concentration to effectively deodorize your hunting zone.
Hornady Precision Hunter Ammunition
Precision Hunter ammunition delivers match-grade accuracy to big game hunters. The ELD-X bullet features Heat Shield technology for maximum accuracy at extended ranges, and the high-grade propellant is clean burning and loaded to uniform capacities for consistent shot-to-shot results. Several new calibers have been released this year, including .25-06 Rem., .257 Wby. Mag. and .280 Ackley Improved.
Cuddeback CuddeLink System
The CuddeLink system was designed to solve common problems associated with wireless trail cameras. It allows up to 15 cameras to communicate remotely to a single “home camera” from up to four miles away. The cameras automatically daisy-chain images between themselves via a wireless mesh network. Individual units can transmit photos reliably from 1/4 to 1/2 mile away in dense wooded areas.
Yeti Hopper Flip 12
The Hopper Flip 12 is the perfect compact, soft-side cooler to throw in the pickup or boat. It features closed-cell rubber foam insulation to keep ice longer than ever before. It weighs only 3.2 pounds empty and will hold 16 pounds of ice, or roughly 13 canned drinks. It’s leak-proof, tough as nails and puncture-proof to protect it from harsh environments.
Elite Ritual Bow
The all new Ritual compound bow measures 33.25” axle-to-axle and weighs 4.3 pounds. It offers draw length options from 26.5- to 31” and draw weights from 50- to 70 pounds. It’s IBO speed is 335 FPS and the brace height measures 6.75”. A variety of color options are available, including Mossy Oak and Realtree camouflage.
Savage Arms MSR 10 Hunter
The MSR 10 Hunter features a premium 5-R rifled barrel and tough Melonite QPQ finish. Designed for big game hunting, the rifle is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win. and .338 Federal. Attached to the forged lower receiver you’ll find a BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip. Total weight is around 8 pounds.
Leupold VX-Freedom Riflescopes
The new VX-Freedom line of riflescopes offers unmatched quality and affordability. The 3-9x40mm option is a great scope for any outdoorsman, featuring an extremely versatile 3:1 zoom ratio to accommodate a wide variety of applications. The scope offers precision MOA adjustments and is guaranteed waterproof and fogproof. It also features the new Twilight Light Management system for increased visibility in low-light scenarios.
TenPoint Nitro X Crossbow
The Nitro X crossbow delivers unbelievable 440 FPS arrow speeds and 166 foot-pounds of kinetic energy. The bow weighs 7.8 pounds, measures 30.7” in length and is just 7” axle-to-axle when cocked. The package comes with an EVO-X Marksman Scope, ACUdraw cocking device and premium carbon arrows.
Apex Gear Covert Four-Pin Detachable Bow
The new Covert Four-Pin detachable bow sight comes with a MicroPoint 0.010” long-range bottom pin for increased visibility at farther distances. It offers ultra-smooth one-hand adjustments for windage and elevation, as well as an easy-to-read yardage tape. The sight also features Versa-Pin technology, which allows you to change the color of your fiber-optic in seconds.