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Great Father’s Day gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts

Below is a list of great outdoor gear that is sure to please the father figure in your life this Father's Day.

While most dads want nothing more than a day on the water or campsite with their sons and daughters, Outdoor News has assembled some cool gadgets for the “dad who has everything.” What follows are some can’t-miss products sure to please the old man this Father’s Day. And if he can figure out how to use his phone, maybe he’ll even take a few field pics with his kids!

Vortex Optics

Whether Dad is at the range or on a date-night with Mom, Vortex’s team has his eyes covered with stylish and practical new glasses full of features tailored to hunters , anglers, and shooters everywhere.

The glasses are a natural progression for an optics company and feature things like anti-scratch, polarized UV protection lenses, non-slip frames. They’re also ANSI Z87.1+ Tested and MIL PRF 32423-A 4.8.4 Ballistic Impact Tested, which means they have been third-party tested to meet with the most extreme durability tests to protect the person wearing them.

There are several styles and lens colors to choose from, and as always, they come with the Vortex VIP lifetime warranty.

Grilla Grills

If Dad could use a hand when moving his smoker, Grilla’s Silverbac AT is the perfect option. Large poly foam flat-free wheels and a heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame make moving the grill a breeze over snow, mud, sand, or other rough terrain. With the pitmaster in mind, the 14-gauge steel frame has numerous bungee ports, allowing for secure transportation up to deer camp or to the BBQ competition podium.

The Silverbac AT comes with Alpha Connect technology that offers the ability to control the grill from anywhere you have a wireless connection (like if you’re on the lake) and new TempTamer technology in the Alpha Connect controller maintains steady temperatures – even when you open your grill. Included meat probe and digital control system let you keep close tabs on the grill temperature between 180 and 500 degrees. All the Silverbac AT’s components are made of high-quality materials, including the burn pot, grill grates, and heat deflector – all made of stainless steel.

Outdoor News

What could be better for Dad than print, digital, or for a few bucks more, both versions of Outdoor News? You can have the newspaper for the cabin, and digital for the phone in a treestand.

It’s the ultimate gift for keeping up-to-date on the news diehard outdoor enthusiasts need, as well as new product articles featuring products they need to consider for their outdoor passion of choice.


The Spypoint Force-48 raises the bar for trail cameras, providing incredibly detailed 48MP images and 720p videos with sound at an amazing price, ensuring users can access top-tier technology without breaking the bank.

Trigger speed is .5 seconds with an impressive flash range of 80 feet. Photo resolution is 48 MP with 720p with sound.

Hunting Beast Gear

Dad lives a busy lifestyle, so save him the time (and weight on his back) this hunting season with the ultra-mobile lightweight Hunt Ready Package from Beast Gear.

Hunting Beast Gear is an innovator of the lightweight treestand and climbing sticks that have changed the way hunters approach their hunt, giving them the ability to move to their game instead of waiting for the game to visit them. Whether Dad needs to be mobile for hunting public land or wants to move his stand on his own land when wind dictates a needed change from permanent blinds, he now has the ability to do so.

Strap Lizard

Strap Lizard simplifies the process of securing your loads. With this innovative tool, Dad just tightens the ratchet strap, winds the strap end, and securely clips the Strap Lizard to the strap. No more time-consuming and cumbersome tying of loose strap ends.


Featuring Powerlux 200 resin and 30-ton graphite, the Elite rods are a combination of lightweight feel and sensitivity.

Each model features proven Fenwick actions that pair perfectly with popular techniques for catching a variety of fish.

Combined with the advanced resin technology, other key features include premium high-quality cork, an ergonomic reel seat, Titanium guides with zirconia inserts, and a limited lifetime warranty.

Turkey Fan Handle

The Turkey Fan Handle effortlessly displays and showcases turkey feathers hands-free. Simply pack and store your pocket-sized Turkey Fan Handle in your gear, unfold it and clamp it to your bird’s fan. It will effortlessly spread out the feathers allowing Dad to display the fan for selfies.

Crary Weedroller

The Crary WeedRoller PRO slowly rolls along the lake bottom, agitating the lakebed material, preventing lake bottom weeds from rooting down. Meaning, with routine use, weeds are simply removed before they even appear.

No hazardous chemicals, heavy water rakes or expensive harvesting services. The WeedRoller PRO is a hands-free system that is environmentally friendly and easy to operate.


Store, organize, access – repeat. When you’re more organized, you have more time to catch more and bigger fish. The key is putting your fingers on the right lure at the right time and knowing exactly where it is.

The new Rapala RapStack Tackle Trays are designed for keeping your tackle protected and in perfect order with heavy-duty construction and smart design.


Dad’s best friend safely can explore more with the Dogtra Pathfinder2 complete GPS dog tracking and training system featuring a newly redesigned free real-time tracking and training app. Enjoy going off the grid with full offline maps, live tracking and offline reliability with no signal required.

This set up boasts up to 9-mile tracking and features a GPS connector with a tactile correction button as well as a smartwatch app for convenient access to maps and tracking.


The Zephyr Rain Suit by Blackfish Gear features 3-layer eVent DValpine technology with their highest breathability rating while maintaining an extremely high waterproof rating.

This lightweight rain pullover is perfect for keeping nearby for any storm that might ruin Dad’s Day on the water. The Zephyr Rain Pullover has a wide range of features that will keep you dry and comfortable on wet days spent on the water without restricting movement.


Give Pops some juice with the Norsk Lithium 50AH 24V Lithium Battery – an amazing power solution for boating and kayaking adventures.

With cutting-edge thermal core heating technology, this high-performance battery delivers superior power and runtime to 24V trolling motors, without the headache of not being able to charge in northern weather.

The 50AH 24V is lightweight, compact, and equipped with Bluetooth functionality, monitoring your battery’s performance is easier than ever.


Tracks LTE camera is the newest cellular camera from Cuddeback. Cuddeback revolutionized cellular trail cameras with CuddeLink. Now Cuddeback introduces the Tracks line of LTE cameras with state-of-the-art LTE technology but without CuddeLink technology.

And it’s not a stripped down foreign designed import. Tracks is a full featured LTE trail camera with fast trigger speed and exceptional image quality. Tracks and its companion mobile app are 100% USA designed by Cuddeback to assure your images and privacy are protected. Available in IR, Black Flash, and for a limited time a black/white version.

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