Outdoor tips with Jack Morris
BY JACK MORRIS
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Listen to Jack Morris Listen to a conversation about outdoor Christmas gifts with Jack Morris.
What I really want for Christmas is rain, lots
and lots of rain.
No one can buy the right weather for
Christmas, but there are plenty of options left
out there for someone trying to come up with
last-minute gifts for their favorite outdoors
A great rule of thumb when buying outdoor
gear is to buy something that person might
need but is a little nicer than they might buy
for themselves. The item doesn’t have to be
Never underestimate the value of an extra
headlamp. About the time you get two or
three, you find it would be handy to have one
stashed somewhere else, ready to go whenever
you need it.
Hunters and fishermen in Oklahoma invariably
find themselves setting up or packing up
before or after sunset, and headlamps come
in handy in the gear bag, tackle box, in the
pickup, boat or in the emergency kit.
Quality headlamps like those made by
Surefire (available at Sports World in Tulsa)
are powerful enough to help a hunter navigate
through the night and even to track a
Now is a great time to look for special deals
on camouflage rubber knee boots, a handy
part of a hunter’s wardrobe that typically
wears out every couple of years. Maybe your
hunter needs an un-insulated pair for turkey
season or something heavier and warmer for
Having several sets of thermal underwear
in lightweight, medium and heavyweight is
invaluable. Most who don’t hunt and fish
don’t realize how often a person might wear
long underwear and how the different thicknesses
can come in handy depending on
the weather, and whether they’re putting on
Storage and specialty bags are invaluable.
Is your hunter or fisherman trying to use
the same pack or box for all their gear? It’s
great for them to be able to have a storage
box and travel bag for each activity — one
for waterfowl, one for deer hunting, one for
The same goes for camouflage clothing.
The clothes needed for spring turkey hunting
are far different from those used for deer
hunting. Camouflage needs to be replaced
occasionally. It can fade and become less
When all else fails, one of my other favorites
is a gift card.
Jack Morris is a professional guide and host of
Outdoor Trails Thursday nights at 6 p.m. on KTBZ
am1430. Contact him at 918-691-3840, jackswildlife@
cox.net or see tulsaworld.com/jackmorris.