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2020 Father's Day Gift Guide

2020 Father's Day Gift Guide

Celebrate dad by gearing him—and his bird dog—up for the fall.

MANSCAPED: The Perfect Package 3.0

Manscaped: The Perfect Package 3.0

Hunting behind a bird dog can mean many miles on the boots. In early season temperatures, sweat on the legs can mean painful chaffing and that can put an end to your hunt—and fast. The MANSCAPED Boxers gives wearers anti-chaffing boxer briefs that feature a proprietary micro-fiber blend designed to keep high friction areas cool. As a bonus, the Perfect Package 3.0 includes the boxers, and other equipment — like toner and deodorant — to keep you healthy and in the field. An optional replenishment plan includes a convenient replacement blade delivery to your door every three months. Use promo code OUTDOORS for 20 percent off, free shipping and two free gifts (a travel bag and boxer briefs with a $50+ value). manscaped.com

Mule Briarproof/Waterproof Chaps

Mule Briarproof/Waterproof Chaps

When your dad is trudging through snow and cattails this winter, he needs the best protection possible. Built for comfort and safety, the Mule Original Briarproof/Waterproof Chaps are made with 1,000-Denier material and feature a waterproof lining to stop water from seeping in. Leather straps secure the chaps to your belt, and a pocket with a button-snap flap on each leg offers convenient storage for gear or snacks. $62; mulehuntingclothes.com

Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels

Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels

Ronnie Smith, professional dog trainer and owner of Ronnie Smith Kennels, and Reid Bryant, writer, hunter, and shooting services manager for The Orvis Company, bring you a must-read book for both novice and experienced trainers. Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels provides concise lessons to maximize your dog’s potential and illuminate frequent mistakes and the process of correcting them. $45; rizzoliusa.com


Retriever Puppy Training Kit

Retriever Puppy Training Kit

Your dad just brought a bird dog pup home (or soon will), and now it’s time to start the real work. The Retriever Puppy Training Kit comes complete with all the gear he needs to get through puppy training and basic obedience. The kit features Tom Dokken’s Retriever Training book for time-tested methods by one of America’s leading trainers, as well as a check cord, snap lead, choke chain, Dokken Dead Fowl Trainer, pheasant wings, canvas dummies, and more! $100; gundogsupply.com

TBI Game Stewards Bag

TBI Game Stewards Bag

To help your dad plant birds during summer training, consider the TBI Game Stewards Bag. A 9-inch, spring-loaded top opening is just enough room to work quail or pigeons, but not too much room for birds to escape. The durable, bright orange Cordura bag is easy to see in the field. It has mesh sides for ventilation, and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, side pocket, and clip. $30; gundogsupply.com

Cato Outdoors Cato Board

Cato Outdoors Cato Board

Cato Outdoors recently released the Cato Board, a dog training place board designed specifically for working dogs. Features such as a high-traction surface, nonslip feet, light weight, and extreme durability make the Cato Board the ideal place board for teaching desired behaviors to your gun dog. The Cato Board can be used to teach a variety of skills such as sit, stay, remote sits, handling, quartering, and steadiness. $75; catooutdoors.com

DT Systems BL 509

DT Systems BL 509

To reinforce steadiness and stop his dog from creeping, add a DT Systems BL 509 bird launcher to your dad’s training sessions this summer. The 509 is made for quail and pigeon-sized birds, and it has a trapdoor for easy loading and unloading of birds. Large holes allow maximum scent dispersion, while a quiet-release spring keeps the launcher from spooking a young bird dog. The included remote transmitter can control up to 16 launchers and can signal a release up to 700 yards away. $336; dtsystems.com


Final Rise Bird Vest

Final Rise Bird Vest

A vest designed by a hardcore wild chukar hunter who understands that weight counts in an upland vest? Count us in! The bird vest from start-up, Final Rise, weighs in at just 3.25 pounds but doesn’t sacrifice key components you need in a vest. The Final Rise system includes bird bag with zippered internal back panel pouch and side storage compartments. No-slip grip shoulder harnesses, two shell pockets with zippered compartments, two water bottle holders, and two pop-top bottles. $300; finalrise.com

Wiley X Saint

Wiley X Saint

A pair of safety glasses can do two things: Keep your eyes protected from hazards in the field and enhance your view to better see flushing birds. The Saint from Wiley X features Shatterproof Selenite Polycarbonate lenses that meet MIL ballistic standards. Give dad the three-lens kit to easily switch out lenses depending on his hunting scenario. The clear lenses provide maximum light transmission, smoke grey helps reduce glare, and the light rust enhances low-light situations. $95; wileyx.com

Leatherman Free P2

Leatherman Free P2

It’s tough holding a paw while trying to open your Leatherman to pull out a cactus needle. The Leatherman FREE series is designed to provide one-hand operation for all 19 tools. Each tool opens smoothly and clicks into place. The P2 is lightweight for a multi-tool at just 7.6 ounces, and it’s only 4.25-inches long, making it just the right size to fit in your dad’s pocket. Needle-nose and regular pliers make for easy removal of the toughest cactus, or worse, porcupine quills. $120; leatherman.com

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