If you’ve been coming up empty trying to think of some duck hunter gift ideas for 2020 and you just can’t decide on any one thing, try some of the suggestions below.
Buying gifts for people is often a painful and frustrating exercise. The good news for you however, is your friend, dad, brother, boyfriend or whoever you’re looking to buy a present for is into waterfowl hunting, particularly duck and goose hunting, so you’ve managed to narrow things down considerably already. While they probably have almost every piece of duck hunting gear known to man already, they don’t have everything. There are always new hunting gadgets coming out that will more than make them realize what an awesome person you are for getting them such a cool present.
So whether it’s a Christmas present for one of your kids (Santa is real, right? RIGHT?!), a birthday present for your husband or boyfriend (you know he doesn’t really want another tie), or just to say ‘thanks’, have a look at these duck hunting gift ideas, there’s bound to be something in here that they’ll like.
Also, my philosophy on gifts is not only to think about what they might like, but what you can use as well! Good gifts are for them, clever gifts are for both of you!!!!
Here is my duck hunting gift idea list.
12-Month Subscription to Wildfowl Magazine
Duck hunters are thinking about waterfowl hunting all year long. That’s what makes a magazine subscription one of the best gift choices for duck hunters. They get a magazine every month and you get to read it too (hence my clever gift idea for the both of you!). You can subscribe for really cheap on Amazon.
Action Camera with Gun Mount
Filming duck hunts has become very popular with hunters (just look at Youtube). These handy little tactical cameras mount directly to a shotgun and record the hunt. Not only will the video provide long lasting memories, but they can also share them with others as well.
There are two action cameras you should consider:Tactacam 4.0 Gun Package (click to check the current price on Amazon) – Tactacam is well known in the action cameras industry. Just makes sure you also purchase the gun mount. ShotKam Gun Camera (click to check the current price on Amazon) – Shotkam is expensive, but it produces some of the best quality video available. If you want the best barrel cam, this is it.
Let’s face it, if they don’t already have a barrel camera. They want one! Duck hunters love to film their hunts and these two cameras do a quality job.
Personal Hunting Photo – Framed
Find a hunting photo they are particularly fond of and have it nicely framed for them. This could be a father/son outing or one of their best hunts ever. Do they talk about a certain hunt a lot? If they post their hunts to Facebook, check there as well. This unique gift will be totally unexpected.
Shooting Lessons at the Local Gun Range
Why? Because learning to shoot better will make them a better hunter. A gift certificate for shooting lessons or shooting clays at the local range will give them something to work on in between hunting seasons. This can also be used as one of those clever gift ideas for multiple people to go practice shooting clays.
Drake Waterfowl Floating Blind Bag 2.0
Duck hunters are always maxing out their blind bags with shotgun shells, duck calls, and other duck hunting gear. A new blind bag that floats helps store all that gear and keep it from getting wet. This one from Drake is very reasonably priced, or you could get this one that is designed specifically for walk in hunting.
Joby Magnetic Tripod Mount for Smartphone
Taking pictures after the hunt can be difficult if you are by yourself. And even if you are in a group, someone is always left out. The Joby is a tripod mount that attaches to a smartphone so you can mount it anywhere to take a photo. Just set the camera timer and you’ll always have a photo of the hunt with everyone in it. I like this Joby camera tripod mount available on Amazon.
There’s nothing duck hunters like more in the morning than a hot thermos full of coffee. On cold mornings, it may be the only thing keeping some of us going. If you’re worried about getting a gift that they will use, then this is a no doubter. I like this thermos available on Cabelas.
Duck hunters always think about hearing protection, but never act on actually purchasing any. Be the person that saves their hearing later on in life by giving them a pair as a gift. A set of electronic headphones not only amplifies sounds, but restricts all noise once a certain decibel threshold is reached (i.e. a shotgun blast). My favorite hearing protection is the Walker Game Ear headset.
Guided Duck Hunt
Duck hunters like to take it easy sometimes and going on a guided duck hunt is about as easy as it gets. Find a local guide service and buy a gift voucher to be used anytime during the hunting season. They simply show up with the duck spread already set and get to have fun without all the stress and hard work that’s involved.
Nothing is more important for duck hunters than a dependable headlamp. Getting to the blind in the dark of early morning takes a good light to navigate your way. I can’t think of a better gift for a duck hunter that is certain to get used on each and every hunt. I really like the Petzl TACTIKKA Headlamp on Amazon.
Waterfowl Cleaning Knife or Shears
Why? Because duck hunters have to clean and prepare the ducks they harvest, so giving a dependable knife or shears as a gift will help accomplish the end of the hunt tasks. Check out our list of some of the best pocket knives that make great gifts for duck hunters.
What makes a good gift for duck hunters?
In addition to the items I’ve just mentioned, it doesn’t hurt to ask the duck hunter you’re buying the gift for what they would like. When it comes to hunting, most people would rather get something they are going to like and use rather than being surprised with something they either already have or would end up returning.
You can never go wrong with giving a gift certificate for a guided duck hunt as they will likely get to experience some of the best hunting around and they can pick the best time to use it. A 12-month Duck Hunting magazine subscription is also a solid gift option.
If you want to go big, a barrel cam is what every duck hunter wants right now. Filming hunts and posting them to Youtube is very popular.
Picking the right gift for a duck hunter isn’t always easy but with this guide we’ve outlined several options that would make just about any hunter happy. A magazine subscription to a Waterfowl Magazine will give them something to read in the off season and it’s cheap too.
Shooting lesson at the sporting clay range can be a group event that the family can enjoy as well as the duck hunter you’re buying it for. Hearing protection like the Walkers Game Ear can reduce hearing loss that can develop after years of hunting.
Whichever route you go, there’s a ton of duck hunting gifts you can choose from that any duck hunter would love to receive. If you do a little research into what they hunt the most and where they hunt, you can start to narrow down what they may like the most.
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