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Shopping Local for the Outdoorsy Types on Your List

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

The Coastal Bend is abundant with fishing and hunting opportunities for those who love the outdoors. Get the best gear from our local experts this holiday season and all year long!

Fin Factory Kayak & Tackle Co.

Love to fish? Check. Need a Kayak? Check. Want to meet the coolest dog that will help you with your purchase? Definitely. Fin Factory Kayak & Tackle Co. has everything you need to get on the water from fishing gear to the latest models of kayaks. They even set up their own kayak fishing excursions. Stop in and talk with Mike, Sandra and Finn too!


Finn ready to help!

Source: Fin Factory Kayak & Tackle Co. Facebook


Source: Fin Factory Kayak & Tackle Co. Facebook

Archery Outfitters International

South Texas and archery go together like BBQ and sweet tea. The team at Archery Outfitters International has one of the biggest selections of archery equipment in the area, including an indoor range. David and team are extremely knowledgeable and can help those just learning the sport to the most experienced archer wanting to take the next step.


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Roy’s Bait and Tackle

If your special someone loves fishing, Roy’s Bait and Tackle is the perfect place to stop and shop in Corpus Christi. This family-run local hotspot features rows and rows of rods, reels, kayaks, fly fishing gear and just about anything you can imagine relating to the sport. If Roy’s doesn’t have it, that means it hasn’t been invented yet. They also offer gift cards should you become overwhelmed with the massive selection or if your gift recipient is a bit on the picky side!

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Texas Watercraft and Marine

Need a new boat for duck hunting? How about a shotgun as well? Texas Watercraft and Marine has both! This unique shop has state-of-the-art watercraft for getting into skinny Texas Waters as well as a stocked gun shop for the hunting enthusiast. They also have a service department to work on watercraft and friendly service to go along with it!

Nichols Gun Store

What do you get the outdoorsperson on your list that has everything? How about something custom? Nichols Guns can build a customized hunting rifle or refinish an old favorite. The knowledgeable staff is friendly and can answer any questions you have. Licensing and safety classes are also offered. And be sure to check out the indoor range so you can try before you buy!

The Sharp Shooter

Does your hunter need new camo or a high-end shotgun this holiday season? If so, check out The Sharp Shooter. Featuring quality merchandise from Game Guard, Kimber, Stag Arms and various others, even the most avid collector or hunter can find something at this locally-owned shop. Sharp Shooter also has an indoor shooting range and classes to help with safety and licensing!

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