The holidays are coming up and bird season is in full swing. If you are not quite sure what Pheasant, quail and grouse hunters are looking for this holiday season you have come to the right place.
Upland bird hunters are a hardy type that spend many hours and miles walking and value their bird dogs above all else. Upland gear is rugged and often stylish.
When you put in this many miles walking rugged lightweight boots are a must. Uninsulated boots are great for all but the coldest climates as your feet don’t get cold working this hard. Lace up hunting boots with waterproof features are best.
If the timing is right and you know what pup he is dying for, Christmas makes for a great time to pick up a bird dog. Season is winding down and that bundle of love can be ready to start hunting by the time next season rolls around. Buying a bird dog is a big investment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s also the best investment you can make in successful pheasant hunting and other upland pursuits.
If you already have a bird dog, don’t leave them out of the festivities! A dog crate and insulated crate blanket helps keep the dog warm and the hunting rig clean. Collars, leashes, food bowls and the like help round out the upland game outfit for the camping pooch and hunter.
Every upland hunter needs a game vest. Brown cotton duck material highlighted with blaze orange for safety is the standard. Shell loops and a game bag in back make vests the perfect upland accessory. Cotton duck hunting pants and sometimes hunting chaps are also useful for upland pursuits.
Upland game hunters and dog men are often gadgeteers so listen to them dream up the technology while you jot their wish list. Training and electronic locator collars, gps units for the car or mobile units, the list is endless.