Must-Have Gear for New Hunters

posted on May 13, 2019

These essential items will start new hunters off right, and still leave 'em some money for gas.

Huntworth Heavy Weight Half-Zip Pullover
Built to trap warmth, this pullover in Huntworth’s Disruption camo pattern sports a waterproof and breathable membrane sandwiched between a quiet, water-shedding InVelvet fleece exterior and a high-pile Sherpa-fleece lining. It’s treated for scent control and includes a zippered kangaroo-pouch and chest pocket, treestand-harness port and a face mask built into the hood. MSRP: $159.99;

Cabela’s Elite Scout Pack
The Elite Scout Pack features more than 1,800 cubic inches of storage space,  a front compression flap for hauling an extra coat, a small pouch on the waist belt for a rangefinder or other necessities, and a built-in rain fly. Included removable blaze-orange flag is a safety-must. Quiver attachments are found on the sides and belt, and it’s hydration bladder-compatible. MSRP: $119.99;

Steiner Predator AF 8x30 Binocular
The new Predator AF is built around an auto-focus prism that provides the user with a focused image at all distances from 20 yards to infinity without adjusting a magnification knob. It’s lightweight and compact, waterproof and fogproof with color-adjusted coatings that allow you to pick out game in dense cover and shadows. Carry case and strap included. MSRP: $344.99;

Effective Range Targets
Place an EFR target at 100 yards, aim at the dot that corresponds to your zero range and shoot five rounds from a hunting position. Rings on the target are marked in 100-yard increments; the largest ring with a hole in it determines your maximum effective range for that shooting position and that animal. It’s a great way to train and build confidence to produce ethical hunters. Multiple game species are available. MSRP: $9.99-$20;

Browning Kodiak Knife
This three-in-one folding lockback is perfect for novice and veteran hunters alike. It sports three, 3.5-inch blades most commonly needed in the field for light work and game-dressing: a straight-edge clip-point blade, a gut hook and skin zipper, and a toothy saw-blade for cutting bone or small branches. Black nylon belt sheath included. MSRP: $39.99;

Quake Claw Sling
The Claw’s no-slip grip helps everyone maintain muzzle awareness because it absolutely keeps a rifle on a hunter’s shoulder. Weatherproof, durable molded rubber provides up to half an inch of stretch to spread weight evenly. It’s available in multiple color/camo options with quick-disconnect metal sling swivels. MSRP: $24.95;


Winchester 6.8 Western Copper Impact Ammo Lead
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