As the final weekend of this season’s Christmas shopping arrives, do you need a few stocking-stuffer ideas for the Texoma outdoors enthusiast on your list?


For the bass fisherman on your list, it’s always hard to beat a YETI Rambler to carry around your favorite beverage. Lures are always good stocking-stuffer ideas, baits that include squarebill crankbaits; diving crankbaits (shallow, medium and deep-diving); suspending jerkbaits; spinnerbaits; jigs; and topwater baits. Bags of soft plastics can be good choices as can spools of monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided line. Buffs (fabric neck and head coverings to protect against sunburn) are good choices along with smaller items like Gamakatsu soft plastic hooks, line clippers, reel oil and hook sharpeners. To find such stocking-stuffers, visit Academy, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dave’s Ski & Tackle and Walmart.


If a duck hunter is on your list, give consideration to the following ideas (found at such stores as Walmart, Academy, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Orscheln’s, etc.): a YETI thermos bottle and/or a YETI Rambler cup; Primos High Roller Whistle Duck Call; a Sure-Shot Game Calls Yentzen One2 duck call; duck-call lanyards; fleece gloves; face masks; a game-hauler/duck strap; boxes of #2 shot, three-inch non-toxic shotgun shell loads by Winchester, Remington, Federal and/or HEVI-Shot; a camouflage floating shotgun case; a 60-count container of Rem Oil towelettes; a gift certificate for a new pair of chest waders or a new duck hunting shotgun; and finally, a year’s membership to Ducks Unlimited ($35 per year, a price that includes a subscription to DU’s colorful magazine — for information, visit www.ducks.org).


For the bowhunter on your list, stocking stuffer ideas include the following items (at stores like Big O’s Archery, Academy, Walmart, Orscheln’s, etc.): a Knives of Alaska hunting knife; a Browning trail camera; arrow pullers; treestand bow holders; EZ Climb treesteps; a bow hoist rope; SD cards for trail cameras; SD card carrying cases; headlamps; small flashlights; toboggans; bow stabilizers; bow releases; and even a limb saw or tree saw.


Hopefully a few of these ideas will help St. Nicholas finish off the holiday shopping just in time for next week’s arrival of Christmas Day.


And with that, as your family prepares to gather around the tree and see what Santa has left behind, let me take this time to wish you and all of those dear to you a very Merry Christmas!