Hunting is one of the most basic skills of human kind. It literally put us on the top of the food chain. In today’s world, hunting is obviously significantly different than in the days of our ancestors, specifically with the use of technology. Hunting Gadgets are a great way to get a little more enjoyment out of your trip. Whether the gadget is a sophisticated piece of technology or something closer to one of the 6 simple machines, these little tools are pretty cool and very effective. For the purposes of this list, hunting gadgets are simply neat things to take with you. Here are the top hunting gadgets for 2017.
Firefield FF16001 Night Vision Riflescope –
For those of us who enjoy hunting Hogs, and down here in Texas, we get that chance a lot, a scope with Night Vision is pretty sweet. Is it essential? No. Is it badass? Yes. Some key features to this scope are the quick release for swapping between Day and Night hunts, Hi-Res images, adjustable brightness on the cross hairs, and is pretty affordable.
Sportsman Camo Pocket Chainsaw –
Whether you’re clearing room for a tall camper, cutting some fire wood, or clearing a tree off of your trail, one of these Pocket Chainsaws can absolutely save your day. Typically you can pick them up for around $30, and they are worth every penny. The Sportsman Pocket Chainsaw is a legit tool. There are other brands out there – and Sportsman Industries is a small brand, but these guys make a quality product. This particular saw has fewer teeth than most pocket saws meaning less friction when using it, and the teeth are able to avoid binding up on any wood chips. This one also comes with a fire starter, and you can’t have enough of those.
Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener –
Ok, the Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker isn’t new. When I got mine, it came with an instructional DVD that was definitely a converted VHS recording. I’ve used this thing to sharpen my hunting knife, kitchen knives, and my hatchet. Using this gadget takes a little more practice and time than other knife sharpeners, but it is well worth it. There are other sharpeners like this one out there, but I haven’t regretted this purchase one bit. There’s a certain level of confidence that comes with knowing your knives are sharp and ready for any task required. The worst part about this is now that I know how sharp my knives can get, I’m frustrated at quality of the steel because they don’t stay sharp.
Wildgame Nano 10 Trail Camera –
As far as Hunting Gadgets go, Trail Cameras have become widespread in the last few years. When looking at Cameras, it can be hard to differentiate what makes one stand out over another. The biggest three things to consider is the MegaPixels (picture quality), Trigger Speed (how long it takes to span the photo when an animal is detected), and Range (how far can it detect Animals). The Wild Game Nano 10 tops out all three of those categories. Taking 10MP pictures within 1 second of any animal within 80 feet, this camera is definitely on the ‘gadget’ side of hunting gear.
Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrap –
Solar wraps are a great modern hunting gadget. With so many devices that run off of USB, having a solar wrap around guarantees that you’ll have the charge needed to take your trophy picture. These things are great for charging cell phones, wireless headphones, GoPro cameras, flashlights, or anything that runs off of Mini USB. It also acts as a spare battery pack by taking a USB charge before you leave.
Streamlight 69260 Weapon Mounted Flashlight –
This is one of those lights that have the warning label on them when you see them in stores. This is an 800 Lumen rail mounted LED Flashlight. Whether you are looking for an attachment for your hand gun or looking to take your hog hunt to the next level, this attachment is fantastic. This little guy is built to be able to attach and tighten it with only one hand drastically increasing it’s versatility.
Wallet Ninja Pocket Multitool –
Speaking of versatility, these little guys are the ultimate gadget. It may not be the most advanced tool technologically, but you can really get yourself out of a jam here. Openers, Wrenches, Screwdrivers, all in one tool that fits in your back pocket.
ICOtec GC300 Electronic Game Call –
The ICOTec GC300 is a remote controlled with a range of up to 300 yards used for hunting wolf, fox, coyote, bobcat, crow, raccoon and bear. The sounds are all available at the touch of a button through this small 15 watt speaker. No sequences to remember and no takes. Just a simple easy to use hunting gadget.