Gift Guide For New Hunters

I’ve been researching gear and supplies as I started to hunt this year. I thought I would put together a wish list of things for new hunters that I’ve either acquired or want to get. So if you have a kid or an adult (like myself) getting into this hobby/past time/activity you have some great holiday gift ideas for them.

Books for New Hunters

I currently own both of the Steven Rinella books. I bought both the small game and the big game books as I’m starting with turkey hunting (small game) and deer hunting in the fall (big game). I’ve always been a fan of Eva Shockey so getting her book is definitely on the list for a future purchase.


I was so lucky to get a Sitka jacket for Christmas so now I can’t wait to complete the outfit with matching pants and gloves in the future. The quality of the material, the warmth and the waterproofness are amazing.

Sitka Women’s Downpour Jacket
Sitka Women’s Downpour Pants
Downpour Glove


I have really enjoyed hunting from a ground blind. I got a floor model on sale at Cabela’s that didn’t come with a box but did have the carrying bag so it’s been easy to bring it with me into the forest. I am just getting used to using a range finder and this was a great brand to start with. The binoculars are next on my list especially if I start hunting for wide-open areas where I can actually glass for animals.

Cabela’s Ground Blind
Bushnell Range Finder
Leupold Binoculars


I was so excited to become a bowhunter. Using the Excalibur last year was amazing. I still need to get the hang of de-cocking it after an unsuccessful hunt. I may have lost a few arrows by shooting them into the ground in a field instead of learning how to just un-cock the bow. LOL.

Excalibur Micro 340 TD
Muzzy Broadhead
Carbon Express Mayhem Arrows


Gun range or archery range memberships and definitely ammunition would be welcome gifts.

What else would you add to the gift list for new hunters?

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