Full disclosure: there won't be any way-out-there suggestions here that will make you have a Christmas "a-ha" moment.

No, this is intended to simply provide some suggestions for last-minute, affordable items that maybe slipped your mind or that you might want to get to round out the selection of gifts you are already planning for the Montana hunters and anglers on your gift list. And our guess is that is many of you. Nor is this an advertisement for a specific store. It's intended to be a fun little list to add to your fun little lists.

From the menu provided by the Captain of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show, which airs live on Saturdays from 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. in Missoula on KGVO 98.3 FM and 1290 AM and in Hamilton on 1240 KLYQ:

>Electric fillet knife

>Set of two-way radios

>A Leatherman tool

>A selection of crank baits good for bass, trout, northern pike or walleye

>A utility ice sled to haul gear across snow and ice

>A bucket with a swivel seat, great for waterfowl blinds and ice fishing

>A fanny pack to keep gloves, stocking hats, etc., all in one place

>A rangefinder accurate up to 1,000 yards

>A 12-volt operated electric air pump for tires and rafts

>An ice strainer to help clear slush and ice out of an ice fishing hole

>A tripod for spotting scope or camera

>A toasty Mummy sleeping bag

>Collar, toys, dish, dog parka, etc., for that four-legged hunting and fishing pal of theirs

>A box of hand and foot warmers

Here's wishing all of you hunting and fishing seasons greetings!

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