Let's face it: Neckties don't cut it anymore. This Father's Day—whether you're buying something for Dad or making suggestions to the kids—choose a gift that's going to be appreciated. For ideas, Shooting Sportsman has put together a selection of top-notch gear and accessories that any outdoorsman would be proud to own. And remember: There's no harm in treating yourself to a little something as well . . . .
Gokey boasts a longstanding reputation for crafting premium hunting boots; however, the company also makes some of the finest casual footwear available. The Lug Sole Camp Moc showcases Gokey’s ability to hand-stitch premium leathers to achieve the ultimate in style, comfort and durability. The perfect footwear for the lodge, the town, at home or just about anywhere.
Sizes: 8–13. Price: $349.
Cheap, big-box tools step aside! The Woodman’s Pal is a super-cool, multipurpose tool for the shed or truck and a tribute to American quality and craftsmanship. The Pal comes with a US-made sharpening stone, leather sheath and even a reprint of the original 1941 owner’s manual!
The new Scheels Outfitters Upland Collection continues to impress us, and the Endeavor Hunting Vest is a great example of why. From transmitter holders to water-bottle carriers to expandable shell pockets and an adjustable yoke for comfortably managing the vest’s substantial payload, it’s rife with the features that wingshooters value. We love the sharp-looking Tarmac color too!
Sizes: S/M, L/XL. Price: $250.
Never risk your hearing. Get yourself a pair of Howard Leight’s new Impact Sport Bluetooth Electronic Earmuffs. They feature a Noise Reduction Rating of 21 dB, fast Sound-Activation Compression for impulse noises exceeding 85 dB (e.g., gunshots), directional microphones for enhanced ambient hearing, low-profile earcups, integrated Bluetooth controls, and syncing to wireless devices—all at a very affordable price.
Colors: Brushed Bronze (shown), Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, 2nd Amendment. Price: $115.
SportDOG knows how important it is for dogs to be happy and safe, and the company’s Contain + Train™ System is the best way to achieve maximum freedom and security for our pets. This combination of in-ground fencing system and rechargeable training collar is fully customizable to your property, including the ability to upgrade the system to include multiple dogs and up to 100 acres of coverage. It comes with a remote handset, and it is fully waterproof to boot. Every dog (and owner) needs one of these!
There’s a reason Pyke is taking the upland world by storm. The company really knows wingshooting gear. The new Kiowa Upland Shirt employs a moisture-wicking, four-way-stretch nylon material that allows for exceptional freedom of movement and a modern, comfortable fit. Above all, this garment is extremely versatile—capable of handling a wide range of temperatures and activities.
Sizes: S–3XL. Colors: Orange, Grey. Price: $140.
Dove season is fast approaching, so now is the time to upgrade your choke game. Trulock Chokes has your back! This 40-year-old manufacturer of American-made tubes offers premium chokes for Berettas, Brownings, Benellis, CZs, Faustis, Guerinis, Krieghoffs, Rizzinis and dozens of others. And we’re not just talking about dove hunting; Trulock’s full line covers chokes for waterfowl and upland hunting, clay target shooting and every other shotgun sport.
Whether you’re chasing farmland pheasants or busting brush for grouse, the ALPS Outdoorz Upland Game Vest X is 100% up to the task. Its ultrathin straps allow for an unimpeded gun mount, and its flip-down gun rests help minimize fatigue. The two front shell pockets are large enough to carry a box of shells each, and the vest sports numerous other pockets to accommodate all your favorite gear.
Sizes: Large, X-Large. Price: $180.