Best New Predator Hunting Gear

Find out more about some of the hottest predator hunting gear that can help you during and after the hunt.

Best New Predator Hunting Gear

The Trijicon REAP-IR is now available in 60mm EFL (4.5X base optical magnification) and 20mm EFL (1.5X base optical magnification) models.

Whether you're enjoying a cold beverage from the cooler at lunch in the field or you're in full gear calling for coyotes, great gear helps get the job done.

Take a look at some of the best predator hunting gear to look for at your favorite retailer or online site.

Sig Sauer Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition

Designed for massive expansion and deep penetration, Sig Sauer’s Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition delivers instant knockdown capability and maximum terminal performance at extended ranges. These premium cartridges feature a yellow-tipped, lead-alloy bullet with an enhanced boattail design for superior flight characteristics over a wide range of velocities. The exclusive design of the concentric, blackened jacket ensures reliable, controlled expansion of the bullet with maximum weight retention. The translucent yellow tip increases the ballistic coefficient while improving terminal performance and aiding in consistent, reliable chambering. Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition features nickel-plated cases that aid in extraction while providing significant anti-corrosion qualities and is available in eight popular cartridges ranging from .243 Win. to .300 Win. Mag. MSRP: $36.95-$51.95 

ICOtec Outlaw Professional Call/Decoy Combo

The Outlaw electronic caller from ICOtec offers professional grade durability, sound quality, volume level, long-range remote activation and other features that make it a snap to operate. Developed by and for serious predator hunters who demand high performance but still want a practically priced product, this call/decoy combo includes 240 professional sounds and stores more than 450 sounds. It has a free sound library, the ability to easily play two sounds simultaneously, two separate pause buttons, unmatched volume, superior clarity and rock-solid durability. The Outlaw Professional Call/Decoy Combo includes a high-quality decoy with adjustable speed and LED lighting for night hunting. It has 300-yard no-line-of-sight remote range and a large, easy-to-read remote display. MSRP: $399.99. 

Federal Valkyrie Varmint & Predator Ammo

Give everything from prairie dogs to coyotes a permanent dirt nap with the precision of Federal Varmint & Predator .224 Valkyrie, built specifically for enhanced performance at longer distances, thanks the cartridge’s inherent ballistic characteristics. Loaded with Hornady’s 60-grain V-Max bullet that leaves the barrel at 3,330 fps, these loads expand violently upon impact and deliver explosive terminal performance for consistent accuracy and clean kills. The bullet’s profile significantly reduces wind deflection and has less than half the felt recoil of cartridges with comparable ballistics. Federal’s reliable brass, primers and propellant ensure the utmost reliability in a load that’s priced for high-volume shooters who want performance they can count on. MSRP: $16.95/box of 20.

Primos Horn Dogg 360 E-Caller

The Primos Horn Dogg takes predator calling in a whole new direction — in fact, it takes it every which way! Most electronic predator callers broadcast in one or two directions. Horn Dogg casts a wide, 360-degree net of realistic sounds with unmatched volume — 100dB at the device and 60dB at 500 yards —with richness and clarity so hunters can attract predators from all points of the compass. And it can be linked wirelessly to other Dogg Net devices to mimic movement of distressed prey and active predators. The Horn Dogg extends up to 16 inches to get the sound up off the ground for better projection and comes preloaded with 100 sounds. MSRP: $449.99.

Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC

Joining Mossberg’s family of suppressor- and optics-ready Patriot Predator bolt-action rifles is its newest cartridge offering — the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge). For extended-range performance in the field and at the range, the 6.5 PRC, designed for short-action, bolt-action rifles, offers a balance of velocity and manageable recoil combined with flat trajectory. Inherently accurate to beyond 1,000 yards, the 6.5 PRC delivers long-range performance in the compact Patriot Predator rifle. This purpose-built rifle comes in a choice of two finishes: a durable Flat Dark Earth synthetic stock with matte blue metalwork and a TrueTimber Strata camouflaged synthetic stock with Patriot Brown Cerakote metal finish. It is packed with premium features to deliver tack-driving performance in the 6.5 PRC format. MSRP: $441(Matte Blue); $524 (Brown Cerakote). 

Kopfjäger K700 Heavy Duty Tripod

Kopfjäger’s K700 Heavy Duty Tripod is designed to reduce fatigue and enhance shooting stability in any hunting environment. Crafted from sturdy aluminum, the K700 features three-level leg extensions with locking levers, three-position angle locks and durable foam grips for comfortable hand placement. The reversible center column allows shooters to adjust the height of their firearm by an extra 14.9 inches, giving them the option to shoot standing up or from seated, kneeling and prone positions. Fully extended the bipod measures 72 inches and just 27 inches when fully retracted. The K700 tripod can withstand a maximum weight capacity of 25 pounds and comes complete with a carrying case. MSRP: $99.97.

Kopfjäger K700 Heavy Duty Tripod

Natural Gear Dura Fleece Layering Series

Natural Gear has released an entirely new mid-weight layering clothing line available in a hoodie, 1/4-zip pullover and built-in stirrup wader pant. Natural Gear’s new Dura Fleece assortment features a 300g polyester stretch performance fabric that allows increased mobility in the field. The softshell outer surface allows for completely silent performance and no hang-ups when layering over them, while the brushed fleece interior adds warmth and comfort. This mid-weight line is perfect as outer layers when it’s mild outside, but can easily be incorporated as a layering system under heavier garments for late-season, cold-weather hunting. MSRP: $59.99 each.

ThermaSeat Predator XT

The ThermaSeat Predator XT is lightweight, durable, waterproof and designed for run-and-gun predator hunters who want to stay warm and dry when sitting on stand waiting out those furred critters. It is offered in two sizes: Large/13x14 inches and Big Boy/13 1/2x17 inches. The ThermaSeat Predator XT is available in a 3/4-inch-thick model that is ideal for predator hunters who cover a lot of ground, sitting for short stints. It also comes in a 1 1/2-inch-thick model, ensuring better comfort and support for longer sits, while still providing maximum portability with an aluminum carabiner clip for quick and easy transport. The Predator XT is made from ThermaSeat’s Ultra-quiet Silent Touch fabric and is available in Mossy Oak or Realtree camo. MSRP: $11.99-$24.99.

TriggerTech Weatherby Mark V Triggers

TriggerTech recently announced the introduction of its Weatherby Mark V Trigger and will be supplying the gun maker with Mark V Field triggers (adjustable from 2 1/2 to 5 pounds) for use in its Mark V rifles. TriggerTech is also releasing Mark V Primary (1 1/2– 4 pounds) and Special triggers (1 – 3 1/2 pounds) to the aftermarket. All TriggerTech models will be available with a Weatherby curved lever or a straight flat lever. The lever color options for both shoes will be stainless, PVD Black or PVD Gold. MSRP: $144.99/Primary; $184.99/Special.

Dead Down Wind Dead Zone System

The Dead Zone System from Dead Down Wind is a complete odor elimination system with a two-step cleaning process that involves UV Blue pretreatment and ozone. The four-stage ozone generator produces 50, 100, 250 or 500 mg/hour of ozone and circulates it 360 degrees within the weatherproof gear bag. The ozone generator features a rechargeable, quick-detach battery that lasts four to eight hours of continual use. The Dead Zone System includes a 110V/12V DC charging adapter to charge the ozone generator in a standard wall outlet or a vehicle. The gear bag features heavy duty carrying straps and shoulder strap and easy pull zipper loops. MSRP: $299.00.

FoxPro XWave

The XWAVE is the flagship model of the new X-Series of electronic calls from FoxPro. The XWAVE features two positional Xtreme High Definition (XHD) horn speakers with an added tweeter for improved frequency response. The XWAVE is Bluetooth compatible, so the user can connect via their Bluetooth device and play animal sounds from their own library. Additional features include two external speaker jacks for even more volume, a charge jack and an auxiliary jack to connect a decoy. The XWAVE comes with 100 FoxPro sounds with the ability to store and access up to 1,000 sounds. The XWAVE can be operated manually or with the TX-1000 remote control and comes with a lithium battery and charger kit. MSRP: $699.95.

Master Coyote Hunting Book

Master Coyote Hunting is a 148-page book that helps novices as well as veterans. It is written by the award-winning author and expert coyote hunting guide, Michael Huff. Its chapters include information on how to find and gain access to productive properties, select the ideal caliber and firearm, effective use of field shooting supports and successful techniques to using electronic and mouth calls. It also teaches the proper operation of lights for night hunting, organizing a vehicle, creating perfect setups to bring in coyotes and selling pelts for profit, field care and taxidermy. MSRP: $19.95 

Meopta Optika HD Binoculars

The Optika HD binoculars from Meopta are available in 8x42 or 10x42 models and feature advanced HD lenses with phase-correction and dielectric coatings. The lightweight magnesium-alloy binoculars are encased in a newly designed shock-proof rubber-armored exterior and deliver incredible brightness, color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and increased contrast. These binoculars feature Meopta’s MeoShield anti-abrasion lens coatings and MeoDrop hygrophobic lens coatings that repel rain, dust and grease. The twist-up eyecups are metal with a soft rubber exterior and are easily removable for cleaning. MSRP: $289.95 - $299.95.

Ontario Knife Company Old Hickory Hunting Knife

Ontario Knife Company has added a rugged hunting knife design to its popular Old Hickory line with the Old Hickory Hunting Knife. The Hunting Knife has a 5.5-inch blade constructed of high-carbon steel that is more than capable of maintaining an edge and has a hardness rating of 55-57 HRC. The Hunting Knife has a hardwood handle that is secured with brass compression rivets. MSRP: $19.95. 

QuietKat Fat Tire RidgeRunner

The RidgeRunner from QuietKat has been redesigned by taking the advanced fire-link, four-bar suspension platform and building it into a fat-tire version. The fat tire RidgeRunner features 26x4.5-inch tires and 150mm of suspension travel. The new RidgeRunner has a 9-speed drivetrain and a 750- or 1,000-watt motor. The RidgeRunner is also compatible with both of the QuietKat trailers for hauling even more gear or game. MSRP: $5,899 - $5,999.

Rugid Cooler Bucket

The Cooler Bucket from Rugid has a compact round design that’s available in either 2.5-gallon or 5-gallon sizes. The Cooler Bucket features an aluminum flip-down handle, more than 2 inches of insulation and a neoprene top pad that makes the Cooler Bucket a comfortable and durable seat. Like all Rugid coolers, the Cooler Bucket features 100-percent replaceable parts, a built-in bottle opener and a cam latch. A spigot-style drain valve and built-in breather hole allow the bucket to double as a water cooler. The Cooler Bucket is available in five colors, Snow, Slate, Sky Surf, Sand or Pink. MSRP: $149.99 - $169.99.

Wilderness Athlete Mastermind Supplements Combo

The Mastermind series of nootropic supplements from Wilderness Athlete includes three formulas: Edge, At Ease and Unplug. Edge’s brain-boosting formulation accelerates brain function, enhances memory and sharpens focus. At Ease is a mood booster designed to promote relaxation, stabilize mood and reduce stress. At Ease utilizes a nootropic blend that helps people stay positive and productive by reducing the negative impacts of stress and anxiety. Unplug creates the desired behavior of neurotransmitters in the brain and optimizes the natural sleep cycle without melatonin. Each bottle contains a 30-day supply of easily swallowed capsules. MSRP: $99.95.

Bell and Carlson Howa Mini M40-Style Rifle Stock

Bell and Carlson Howa Mini M40-Style Rifle Stock

Bell and Carlson’s Howa Mini-action, M40-style rifle stock is designed as a “drop-in” to fit the Howa mini-action, heavy-barrel, factory detachable magazine rifle. It incorporates two front sling studs, one rear sling stud and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Standard length of pull is set at 13½ inches. This stock, like all in the Medalist line, has a full-length aluminum bedding system that is computer designed and CNC machined out of aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum. The aluminum block extends through the forearm to add strength and stiffness and it also has an aluminum “tail piece” from the bedding block through the grip area to add rigidity and strengthen the stock. It is designed to be “free-floated.” MSRP: $285. 

Trijicon REAP-IR Thermal Riflescope

Trijicon is now offering two additional magnification options in its REAP-IR family of thermal imaging systems. The REAP-IR is now available in 60mm EFL (4.5X base optical magnification) and 20mm EFL (1.5X base optical magnification) models. The new variants feature a simplified “Easy Zero Method,” which makes sighting-in the optic easier and more intuitive. Getting rounds on target is now only a matter of aligning an on-screen digital icon with bullet impacts using provided MOA readouts. All Trijicon REAP-IR optics feature 640x480 resolution, 12 micron thermal sensors and 60 Hz frame rates. The REAP-IR family comes standard with five included reticle options and six advanced polarity settings for exceptional visibility in any environment. MSRP: $7,999.


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