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The Best Cabela’s Cyber Monday Deals: Early Bargains on Fishing, Hunting, and Other Outdoor Gear
Find the perfect give for the favorite hunter, angler, or camper in your life. (Jacob Campbell via Unsplash/)
If there’s one thing many people learned in 2020, it’s that the convenience of online shopping can be a silver lining in an otherwise turbulent time—and it can become quite the timesuck. To save you the time of looking at page after page of items, we’ve culled the list of Cabela’s Cyber Monday deals available right now. We found a list that will put a smile on the face of your favorite hunter, angler, or camper this year. Get great deals on some of the finest gear plus the convenience of online ordering and home delivery. Translation: Bye-bye long Black Friday checkout lines. Have fun shopping!
Best Cabela’s Cyber Monday Deals 2020
Cabela’s 10-tray Deluxe Dehydrator—Now $100 (was $150). The problem with jerky is there’s never enough of it. After you open a bag and take a few pieces for yourself, it becomes fair game for anyone within an arm’s reach, and before you know it, it’s all gone. To help prevent that in the future, someone needs to carry more jerky, and to carry more jerky...someone needs a dehydrator to make it. The 10-tray Deluxe Dehydrator is easy to use and can crank out consistent, tasty, flavorful chunks of meat with a few simple settings. What’s more, you can use it to create other tasty snacks like dried fruit and vegetables. This model boasts an adjustable temperature setting between 80- and 160-degrees F. and over 1,700 square inches of cooking space over 10 racks. And because of its powerful fan, side-mounted air slots, and removable drip and drying trays, it’s ideal for in-home use.
Cabela’s MTP Base Layers—Save more than 25%. Whether you hunt, camp, or fish during the shoulder seasons, you likely know the importance of a good clothing layering system. The key begins with whatever you’re putting against your skin. The MTP Base Layers are made with 100 percent polyester, so they add warmth but also breathe to reduce perspiration, and the raglan-long sleeves don’t restrict movement. These garments are lightweight, comfortable, warm, machine washable, and the perfect start to any layering process.
Gerber Flatiron Folding Knife & Handkerchief Combo—Now $25 (now: $30). Knives rank up there as one of the best stocking stuffers and personal choices you could gift your favorite hunter or angler. When that knife is coupled with another item, all the better. That’s what you have with the Gerber’s Flatiron knife and handkerchief combo. The knife has a stainless steel, cleaver-style blade and machined aluminum handle with an integrated thumb hole. It’s easy to open with one hand and the integrated frame lock prevents the blade from accidentally closing. Meanwhile, the handkerchief is perfect for cleaning the blade, wiping hands, or just as a quick, convenient (and honestly, classy) way to blow your nose.
Barnett Whitetail Hunter Pro Crossbow Package—Now $500 (was $600). Traditionally, one of the most difficult things about learning to hunt with a crossbow was cocking the weapon. Fortunately, modern models have alleviated this roadblock with well-engineered cocking devices that do the bulk of the work. That’s the case with the Barnett Whitetail Hunter Pro crossbow. It’s built with the same attention to detail and quality components of all Barnett crossbows, but this setup includes a crank cocking device that has no problem pulling the 187-pound draw weight. There’s a picatinny rail for accessories and the trigger is set to a smooth three pounds. But the best part about this package is it includes a 4x32 scope and two 22-inch long bolts—so any new shooter can take this gift straight to the range.
Cabela’s EdgeCraft E130 Electric Knife Sharpener—Now $128 (was $170). A sharp knife is one of the most useful tools you can carry on your hip or in your pocket. A dull knife is actually more dangerous because of the extra force someone needs to exert to make a cut. And the best way to avoid owning a dull knife? Make sure it’s always holding its edge, which is where an electric sharpener like the EdgeCraft E130 comes in handy. Not only does this bad boy grind steel with 100 percent diamond-abrasive discs, it holds the blade at the proper angle to achieve maximum sharpness and features three different sharpening stages, including a groove for stropping the edge. The best part is someone can use the device for more than just hunting and fishing knives. It works great for kitchen, household, Santoku, and pocket knives as well.
Leupold LTO-Quest Handheld Thermal Imager—Now $400 (was $650). The last few years, many sportsmen have slowly but surely made the progression from night-vision aids to thermal imaging devices and optics for anything from finding their way through a dark forest to helping them track a downed animal. Not only do thermal devices make it easier to pick out details in the night, a good one can display invisibles—like footprints or warm spots on the ground or vegetation—the naked eye can’t see. Leupold’s rechargeable LTO-Quest has a 206x156 thermal sensor and 20-degree field of view that can detect heat signatures up to 300 yards away and display it using one of eight color palettes. The 2.4-inch LCD display is especially sharp and bright, and there’s a built-in 300-lumen light to help you correlate what shows up on the screen’s device with what’s in front of you. It also includes a fixed-focused camera and can store up to 2,000 images.
Garmin GPSMAP 66st—Now $350 (was $450). Every year, more and more hunters and anglers venture farther off the grid in search of places few people have seen, wild game that’s unpressured by humans, and ply for fish that almost never see a fly or lure. But knowing where you are, and how to get home, is important and one reason so many rely on handheld GPS devices. Garmin has been at the forefront of GPS technology for years, and one of their most popular units, the GPSMAP 66st can help someone avoid getting lost ever again. It features a 3-inch sunlight-readable screen, digital compass, barometric altimeter, and, unlike other GPS devices, you can access the BirdsEye Satellite Imagery database with direct-to-device downloads—no subscription required. You can also pair a device to WiFi or Bluetooth, and the weather feature relays up-to-the-minute forecasts and animated weather maps. It makes a great gift for any DIY adventurer.
Gerber Randy Newberg EBS Folding Knife—Now $45 (was $60). Recently, public land and hunting advocate Randy Newberg partnered with Gerber, makers of some of the finest multitools and knives around, to create a series of blades bearing his name. The EBS is unique thanks to its replaceable blade system. When one edge dulls, just remove it and insert a new one—there’s never a need to resharpen. It’s specifically designed for the detailed work of skinning and caping, but also works well as an everyday-carry, general-purpose knife. The lightweight, skeletonized handle is ergonomically shaped for a solid grip and it features a retro reflective panel that lights up under a flashlight in case someone drops it at night. At just 3 ½-inches long and 6-ounces, anyone receiving this gift under the tree should put it in their pocket right away, lest another jealous knife aficionado spies it unguarded.
Firefield Spotting Scope Kit—Now $50 (was $100). If you know someone that’s taking an interest in long-range shooting, or maybe a young hunter learning the ropes, a spotting scope can be one of the most useful tools they can own. For that, you can’t go wrong with the Fairfield scope kit. It offers the far-reaching view that makes spotting scopes so popular without breaking the bank, it’s easy to use, and it’s built to resist water, dirt, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature throws at it. The unit itself has a 20 to 60x magnification setting and 60mm objective lens so plenty of light gets through. The kit also includes a tabletop tripod, soft carrying case, lens covers, and a lens cloth to keep the glasses as clear as possible.
Dryshod Stratalite XT Rubber Boots—Now $80 (was $130). Whether you’re working in wet conditions, trudging through wet fields or ankle-deep creeks to reach a tree stand, or maybe just walking through the snow to get some firewood, it’s hard to beat a good pair of rubber boots. The Dryshod Stratalites, however, are unique because unlike so many other models with rubber uppers, each pair features a 4-way stretch, 5mm neoprene upper that’s lightweight, comfortable, and self-insulating. There are reinforced underlays under the toes and feet for protection, rigid steel shanks on the soles to provide traction and stability over uneven terrain, and the entire boot is treated with a Hydrocote water repellent that prevents mud from building up. If you know someone that would like a pair of Stratalites but you’re a price shopper, don’t waste your time. The Dryshod boot lineup is a Cabela’s exclusive that you can’t get from any other retailer.
Wildgame Innovations Insite Cell Trail Camera—Now $100 (was $150). The advent of trail cameras revolutionized the way hunters scouted and pursued wild game. More recently, technological advancements have allowed trail camera manufacturers to take real-time surveillance a step further by connecting units to cellular services to relay images and videos to smartphones anywhere, anytime. The Insite Cell has a 32MP resolution camera, anti-fog lenses, an infrared LED flash for photos after dark, and is compatible on either the AT&T or Verizon networks (subscription required). If you know someone with physical limitations that make it tough to check trail cameras, or possibly a trail camera setup that’s too far away to check often, a cellular trail camera might be a welcome solution.
Dead Down Wind Dead Zone Generator Combo—Now $200 (was $300). Ask any seasoned hunter and they’ll tell you scent control is one of the most critical components to success. The Dead Zone Generator can help someone control odors before and after a hunt. The Ozon Generator uses UV light to disinfect incoming air while releasing ozone at the same time to capture odors either inside your clothing bag, or at the highest setting, inside a closet. It comes with a rechargeable, four-hour battery, charging cord, and 12V DC adapter if someone prefers to plug it into a wall outlet instead. The bag has a built-in circulation system that evenly distributes ozone though the bag while waterproof zippers ensure water and odors stay out. It’s a great solution for anyone hoping to get an edge on a deer or elk’s sniffer.
Danner Vital Waterproof TrueTimber Kanati Hunting Boots—Now $110 (was $160). Danner says it designed and built its Kanati boot to be lightweight, aggressive, and comfortable for hunters who cover a lot of terrain in changing weather conditions. The abrasion-resistant leather upper features Danner’s Danner Dry waterproof, breathable lining for better protection in the field, and the molded, open-cell PU footbeds cushion, stabilize, and support through long days afield. Each pair weighs just under three pounds and reaches 8-inches high. Danner has long been a respected name in hunting boots, especially in the Rocky Mountain West, and the Kanati should satisfy the demands of any on-the-go hunter you’re shopping for this season.
Rig’Em Right X-Factor Layout Blind—Now $200 (was $280). A well designed, well-built layout blind helps a goose hunter remain concealed until it’s time to spring forth and drop some birds from the sky. The X-Factor blind does that in spades. Constructed around a steel frame, the inside boasts plenty of space for storage. There’s a zip-out foot bag that’s removable for easy cleaning, and the layered, padded seat, backrest, and headrest make it easier to wait between shooting opportunities. There are several stubble straps along the outside to help someone better mask the box, and it includes a removable shoulder strap for easy transport to and from the field. At 84-inches long and 36-inches wide, and weighing 20 pounds, it’s a great asset for any goose-hunter’s setup.
Bushnell Prime 1300 Rangefinder—Now $140 (was $170). The first thing that stands out about Bushnell’s 1300 model rangefinder is the objective lens—it’s 50 percent larger than previous Bushnell models, and fitted with the same reliable, fully multi-coated lenses and Ultra-Wide-Band coatings to offer a clear, crisp view of what’s in the distance. Accurate on reflective targets out to 1,300 yards, this model also features Bushnell’s Angle Range Compensation (ARC) which calculates the true shooting distance on angles—a real asset while hunting from a tree stand or in uneven terrain. There’s also a Bullseye mode that pinpoints distances on small objects without interference from background movements, and the 6x magnification lens makes it easier to acquire objects quickly in wooded areas. It’s regarded as one of the best rangefinders by Bushnell and would be much appreciated by any young or seasoned hunter hoping to upgrade their old equipment.
Cyclops Varmint Light—Now $100 (was $140). Across the country, hunters are taking up predator hunting as a way to fill the void between the end-of-fall big-game hunting season, and the beginning of spring seasons for game like bear and turkey. The great thing about hunting varmints, like coyotes, is that mating season generally occurs in late winter when the animal’s fur is thick, and the action can be terrific, if you know what you’re doing. Even more exciting is that some states allow hunting at night and the use of lights and other aids someone wouldn’t normally be allowed to use during other seasons. The Cyclops was developed specifically for predator hunting in harsh conditions and the 250-lumen beam can project enough light to shoot out to 200 yards. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it has a remote on and off switch, it runs between two and four hours on a single charge, and it has multiple mounting options.
Cabela’s Extreme In-line 3600 Tackle Bag—Now $50 (was $100). Any angler that says they have too much gear isn’t telling you the truth. An honest angler never has too much gear—just not enough ways to manage and store it all. But systems like the Extreme In-Line Tackle Bag can help. The slender shape of this tackle holder was designed to fit in tight places, and it has an abrasion-resistant base to prevent slipping. Inside, there’s enough room for up to six 3600 boxes (two are included) and a selection of zippered pockets. Outside, there are more zippered pockets, a dropdown tackle-storage system, and MOLLE loops for attaching tools. If you know an angler that needs to regroup and reorganize some of their gear, this could be the solution they’re looking for.