Here are 10 outdoorsy gifts worth considering this holiday season

2022-12-21 16:02:57 By : Ms. GAGA Tan

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Pop-up ground blinds are becoming increasingly popular with deer and turkey hunters because of their portability and convenience. There are several good ones on the market for under $200.

B&W’s Tow and Stow trailer hitch is available in a variety drop/rise heights, shank sizes and with a rotating tri-ball assembly that allows for changing ball sizes quickly and easily.

Christmas is just around the corner. 

Those who haven’t pulled the trigger on a gift for the outdoors junkie on their hit list had better get to it. 

Here are 10 ideas to ponder for the main menu or as stocking stuffers:

It’s a high quality, heavy duty towing hitch available with a range of height adjustments and a rotating ball assembly that allows for towing trailers with ball receptacles of different sizes. 

It’s like having multiple hitches with varied drops/rise heights and multiple ball sizes all in one, meaning no more swapping hitch balls.

The tri-ball ball model accommodates three trailer coupler sizes: 1 7/8 inches, 2 inches and 2 5/16 inches. They’re available in multiple drop ranges (3 to 9 inches). Multiple receiver hitch shank sizes (2 inches, 2 1/2 inches or 3 inches) are also available. This product also comes with stainless steel adjustment pins for easy adjustments, removal and a neat appearance. 

The hitch easily stows beneath the bumper when not in use to avoid banging your shins or dragging on uneven ground. 

The cost ranges from $239 to $399. For more information, visit

Built around Costa’s best-selling Jose frame, the shades feature six performance additions to help anglers manage sweat, reduce fogging and keep their frames locked in place. 

Features include adjustable nose pads, sweat management channels along the temples, eye wire drains to prevent sweat/water from pooling, sun-blocking side shields, non-slip ear pieces and metal slots for securing neck straps. 

These sunglasses are available in two frame colors (midnight blue and matte black) and varied polarized glass lens colors to suit varied light and fishing situations. 

The cost is $284. For more information, visit

The Boone and Crockett Club maintains a library of books and other goodies that any serious big game hunter would love to own. 

Two books that belong in every deer hunter’s collection are Records of North American Whitetail Deer, Sixth Edition and How to Score North American Big Game, Fifth Edition. Those two books costs $60 and $45, respectively.

The organization also offers a complete field scoring kit with a hard case (worth $119.95), a wild game cooking manual, knives and all sorts of apparel. 

Check it out at

O.H. Ivie Lake is the hottest big bass lake in America right now. That lake’s about 55 miles east of San Angelo.

Winter and through spring rank among the best times to catch one. 

Several guides who specialize in targeting big bass with forward-facing sonar are in operation at ‘Ivie. 

The three best guides are Brandon Burks (817-694-0591), Brady Stanford (806-470-0638) and Brett Cannon (954-650-0915).

The product is a spray-on, wipe-off detailing formula that removes road grime, scum lines and other junk that may collect on a fiberglass boat's finish during a day on the water. 

It leaves behind a slick, fresh-waxed look while providing a thin coating that repels dirt and protects the boat's finish against harmful UV rays. 

BBS gives vinyl seats a deep, rich color and keeps plastic and rubber looking new. It also removes coffee and blood stains from carpet, but is not recommended for use on electronic face plates or screens. 

BBS sells for $43.95 per gallon or a two-pack of 24-ounce spray bottles for $32. For more information about BBS, visit or a local dealer.

The waterproof padlock doubles as a burglar alarm to help deter thieves from messing with your stuff. 

It’s designed for use with the Loc-R-Bar boat security bar, but can also be used to secure valuables in storage sheds and other compartments. 

Triggered by vibration, the battery-operated alarm sounds off at 100 decibels at 10 second intervals. Use the key to reverse the lock the shackle to disarm the alarm for travel.

The alarm costs $48.99. For more information, visit

These half-fingered fishing gloves are made from wool to provide excellent insulation while wicking moisture to help keep hands warm. 

Fish Monkey says the gloves can absorb up to 30% of their weight in water without feeling heavy or damp. They’re fashioned with synthetic leather palms for added protection and a good grip in wet conditions.

These gloves cost $22.95 per pair. For more information, visit

Going plastic is the holiday shopping version of Easy Street. 

Most major sporting goods retailers offer eGift Cards, which can be purchased for various dollar amounts either in-store or online using a credit card. 

It’s a great option for last-minute shopping for someone who’s out of town.

Customers would only need to provide a valid e-mail for the recipient and the retailer takes it from there. In many cases, eGift Cards can be customized with a special jingle.

Ground blinds are becoming increasingly popular with deer and turkey hunters, largely because of their portability and convenience. 

There are number good ones out there at a variety of price points. 

Ameristep’s Care Taker weighs in at only 13 1/2 pounds and offers a roomy foot print, nine window openings, shoot-through mesh windows and a durable fabric shell made from DuraShell Plus. A rugged Spider Hub frame sets up and breaks down easily. It sells for $164.99 online at

It’s a solid baitcasting reel that costs about $100. 

It’s built with quality components including a lightweight aluminum frame, 10 ball bearings, magnetic braking, 15-pound drag and a beefy aluminum handle with big paddle grips. 

The reel’s available in left or right hand models and in four gear ratios. They sell for $99.99 online at

Matt Williams is a freelance writer based in Nacogdoches, Tx. He can be reached by e-mail,