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Gift Ideas for Backcountry Hunter - under $100

Hunters can be some of the hardest people to shop for, because many of us have enough hunting gear to do what we want to do, and our lists become very specific, or expensive. However, there are a few products out there, that are useful for almost every big game hunter in the west. Here’s a few of our top gifts for Christmas this year under $100.

  1. Phone Skope: Phone Skope is an incredibly simple way to take photos through your binoculars or spotting scope. Simply put your phone in the phone skope case, attach the adapter that fits your optics, and you’ll be taking video and photos instantly. If the person you’re shopping for this Christmas already has a Phone Skope, consider purchasing a Phone Skope bluetooth remote. This little unit allows connects to your phone and allows photos to be taken without touching and moving the camera at high zoom levels. Price for PhoneSkope: $75 for Adapter and Case, Bluetooth shutter button: $25
    Zeiss Dialyt Spotting Scope
  2. OnXMaps: OnXMaps makes hunting chips for your GPS and a mobile app that is a perfect companion to every hunter both in the field, and preparing for hunting new areas. OnXMaps shows hunting unit boundaries, trails, roads, land ownership etc.Cost: $99 for most states for GPS chip, $30/year for mobile app (1 state), New Elite membership is $99/year for every state in the nation.
  3. Dark Energy Poseidon: The Poseidon is a battery unit that is designed for rigors of backcountry hunting. This unit has a 10000 Mah battery that will recharge your cell phone or GPS multiple times. They are waterproof, and shockproof. Check out some of the youtube videos where folks put them through some pretty crazy tests. Available in our gear shop: Cost: $99
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  4. Replaceable Blade Knives: Gone are the days of worrying about sharpening a knife in the backcountry. With some great offerings from Havalon, Outdoor Edge, Gerber, and a few others, simply replace your blade and have a razor sharp blade whenever you need it. Cost: $25 – $60 depending on model and make.
  5. Altitude Snap Back Caps: Of course we can’t publish an article without pushing some of our swag! Our snap backs come in 9 different styles and feature an embroidered Altitude Outdoors logo! These have been a huge seller out of our local shop and are now available online! Use coupon code A16 to save for the holidays. 

    "Shale" Camo HatHeathered Gray Flat Brimmed Altitude Outdoors HatGrayback-Cap

Brad was raised in Western Wyoming and was introduced to big game hunting by his father while chasing elk and mule deer in the mountains around his home. Brad started a website in 2009 called HuntAddicts.com and more recently owns and manages Altitude Outdoors. He finds fulfillment in hunting big game on public land, especially Mule Deer. You can typically find Brad in the Altitude Outdoors Gear Shop in Afton, Wyoming.

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