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Advice..For the Hunter who has everything...

Hi Folks

My first post on your forum...
I need your advice...
I have just returned from a trip to meet a dedicated and devoted big game hunter who i have a great deal of respect for.

The gentleman in question showed me and my colleagues a great deal of kindness and support and i would like to thank him with a gift...
I am not a hunter . I have an interest in it but have chosen not to (for my own reasons).

This gentleman hunts regularly in Africa and Australia as well as several other places around the world. He uses spears, handguns and rifles.
He has been doing so for many years and has ammassed a great deal of high quality equipment.

Here is my dilema, what do you buy the hunter who has everything? eye roll

Any suggestions?

thanks in advance

REMO

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Advice..For the Hunter who has everything...

Welcome to BGH, REMO.

One thing that comes to my mind, and you can never have too many, is a good knife. A quality custom-built knife could incorporate the recipients personality traits into the design. There are a few makers on this site, Romey comes to mind. Very impressive work from the photos I have seen posted.
Another great gift would be an Outdoor or Wildlife print. Don Fischer, a member of this site also, has awe-struck me on many occasions with his photographs, which are nothing short of pure artistry. I don't know, however, whether he might sell a print of his work or not.

Hope this has helped you with some ideas. Good Luck.

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thanks JTapia,
it's a pleasure to be here

unfortunately he is very well kitted out for knives. As far as equipment goes i think he has got pretty much anything i can think of.
i think we might be more on the right track with "a present a hunter might enjoy" rather than a piece of equipment.
I'll check out Don's photographs and perhaps pm him about it...
if nothing else, it will be an excuse to look at some great photos Big smile
thanks for your advice
any other suggestions?

REMO

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Advice..For the Hunter who has everything...

I say knives too. Even as a gift for someone who doesn't hunt. Every real guy likes a good knife and most have way more than one. But, if he's pretty well equiped with knives, then how about a new Leatherman Multi-Tool or a Gerber Multi-Tool. If that doesn't pan out, then look for a useful hat or some type of headwear he may use in the outdoors.

Lastly, nothing says how much I appreciate you like a nice bottle of 12 year old or 18 year old single malt scotch. I'd even be impressed if someone gave me a bottle of 101 proof Wild Turkey Bourbon or any Bourbon that is real Kentucky. Thumbs up

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Scotch or bourbon, depending upon their fancy seems like a nice gift, especially, if you can find one in a nice decanter.

http://www.wildturkeybourbon.com/

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One can never go wrong with a good custom knife. Noone knife will do all jobs so one can never have enough. I agree with the bourbon. prints how about a membership ti RMEF or SCI or even a donation to somthing like that in their name.
Still though knives are some of our most cherished tools and a custom knife is never a bad gift

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Being a traveler. He may enjoy a nice quality tote bag, for accessories, made of heavy canvas or leather. I know I would.
You can send it to fuzzybear @ BGH.

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I agree about getting him a good knife or multi-tool, if not that a box of ammunition would be useful too. Thumbs up, simply because most guys would love to get this stuff. I am in the same dilemma when it comes to my father in law. I never know what to get him, so I usually end up getting him a box of Federal shotgun slugs, or a pack of .45 cal powerbelts. Over the past 5 years, he has so many boxes of slugs and now 3 packs of powerbelts, I have been thinking about buying him a Buck 110 Folding knife. He used to have a buck prince pocket knife he carried for years, and lost it on the job one time, and was rightfully mad. angry He is no fan of the multi-tool or I would get him a Wave like mine, but I know that he could use the Buck for both every day use and for hunting, as the 110 is a great knife.

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Present

As a hunter that pretty much has everything I need, I could say that I'd appreciate a gift certificate to Cabela's. The guy can get whatever he wants or needs then.

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Re: Present
Archeryeditor wrote:
As a hunter that pretty much has everything I need, I could say that I'd appreciate a gift certificate to Cabela's. The guy can get whatever he wants or needs then.

Amen to this! I would have never thought of it.

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ok...this may be way off

I would send him a pouch of tobacco and explain to him that he could, if he so chooses (vital consideration) have his own private ceremony wherein he could give thanks to the Creator for all the great hunts he's been on, all the great friends and great times with those friends, the opportunity to be in the great outdoors and to harvest from that place some fantastic animals and for sure give thanks to those animals whom he came across and ended their lives.

The way we approach it is just in this way......and we remain steadfast in our belief that this contributes significantly to our future success on the land....be it moose, caribou, fish, geese, berries, plants for medicine etc.

my two cents

cheers

Taku

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