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Driftwood Outdoors: Ideas hit mark for holiday giving

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THE sportsman on your Christmas list can be tough to buy for.

Here are five ideas for presents any sportsman should appreciate.

Chota Fork wading boot

The Caney Fork wading boot is designed for lasting comfort. Removable EVA insoles and ¼-inch EVA footbed liners provide the cushion you need for long days on foot. The boot is roomy enough in the toes to comfortably accept wading socks, especially if the bed liner is removed.

Thanks to the robust construction of the boot and Chota’s exclusive QuickLace system, superb ankle support comes standard. The lacing system is the ultimate, never coming loose or untied, and they are very manageable, even with gloves.

Available for $159 at

Hunt Comfort Specialist

In most hunting situations, a successful hunter must remain still. In order to be still, one has to be comfortable.

This turkey season, or any season for that matter, Hunt Comfort’s Specialist is the perfect seat to take afield. All Hunt Comfort seats are handmade in the USA and are backed by a three-year warranty.

The Specialist series is great for long-day sits because it also includes a back pad. Hunt Comfort seats are great for boats, ballgames, picnics and, of course, hunting.

Available for $89.99 at


Mosquitoes, flies, no-see-ums and other bugs pester outdoorsmen and women all across the world. Not only are they annoying, but they are potential vectors of dangerous parasites and viruses.

To combat the “black cloud” of mosquitoes, various sprays and repellents are used, many times ineffectively. On the other hand, ThermaCELL mosquito repellents successfully repel mosquitoes and are even built for an active outdoors lifestyle.

ThermaCELL is odorless, silent, portable and hands-free. A butane cartridge heats a small mat containing the synthetic repellant allethrin, creating a 15-foot diameter area of invisible and odorless safety.

Available for $23.99 at

Hide ‘N Hunt blind

Whether you’re taking a child hunting or you can’t sit still yourself, the Hunter’s Specialties Hide ’N Hunt blind will keep you concealed.

The Hide ’N Hunt hub style blind’s. The pop open construction takes seconds to unfurl and allows easy tear down. At 65 inches tall and 62 inches wide, it is roomy for one hunter and will comfortably fit two.

Available for $149.97 at

Shed Spreader kit

Shed hunting is a hobby that many hunters enjoy. Sheds provide insight as to where bucks are living, which is valuable information for the upcoming season. Aside from a scouting perspective, shed hunting is yet another way hunters can enjoy the woods and obtain a trophy.

The Mountain Mikes Shed Spreader kit is the perfect way to show off your shed-hunting trophy.

Available for $11.99 at

Brandon Butler can be reached at

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