Sportsmen are some of the easiest people to shop for, although their equipment can come with a big price tag. By thinking outside the "tree stand" you can give your bow hunter a meaningful and useful gift they will love. Here are some ideas that won't break the bank.
There are a plethora of bow-hunting magazines out there and a gift subscription for one or two years is well under our $50 budget. A bow hunter magazine will keep your hunter in the know on new equipment, techniques and bow-hunting locations to hold his interest during hunting season and beyond.
Time at the Range
A gift certificate for time at an archery range is ideal for preparation for the season. Whether they need to sight in a new bow, or just get their arm back into condition to nock their arrows, time at the range can help rebuild confidence and prepare the bow and the hunter for opening day.
Although much bow-hunting gear costs more than $50, you can provide useful pieces for his collection. A camouflage hat, light jacket or gloves can all come in handy during hunting season, and off-season wear such as novelty bow hunter T-shirts can be a birthday or holiday gift hit.
There's nobody sadder than a bow hunter during the off-season, so put a smile on his face with some "virtual" hunting. All game systems offer some kind of hunting challenge that could make your hunter feel like he is back in a tree stand in any number of domestic or exotic locations. Games that have been released for a year or so are more affordable and still plenty of fun, so save some pennies and get last year's big hunting hits.
Paying for the small essentials can really add up, and a bow hunter always appreciates having those items in stock. Pick up some camouflaging scents as well as some attractants, some hand and foot warmers and extra arrow tips. Just wander through your local sporting goods store and load up on the items at the end of the rows.
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