Hunting can be a lot of fun and is a great American past time. However, your hunting trip can be made or broken by the type of gear you bring with you. Being unprepared on a hunting trip can make for an awful experience, while having everything you need can make it a great time – whether alone or with some friends.
Here are some of the things that you should consider bringing for your next big hunting trip:
The right clothes for the weather
Although this might seem like common sense, depending on where you are located, it may vary by over 30 degrees during the night to mid day. It’s important to be just as comfortable throughout the night as you are in the middle of the heat.
Dressing in layers will definitely make sure that you have all that you need to keep you warm while still being able to stay cool.
When you’re packing your clothing bag make sure to include some good camoflague gear. It’s important to stay invisible to what you’re hunting and blend in with your surroundings as much as possible.
The rule of dressing for hunting is to make sure it’s comfortable. You might be in the same spot, not moving for quite some time – it’s really importnat that you are comfortable while you do it.
Bring some hunter orange
Regardless of whether you think you’re alone in the woods or not, you need to be wearing your hunter orange to make sure you are seen to other hunters. Although camo gear is great for blending in – it’s also hard for other hunters to distinguish you from the wildlife.
Food and bait
Don’t forget your food! Chances are you will be getting quite the workout while you’re out hunting – whether you think you are or not. It is an exhausting sport and it requires proper hydration and upkeep.
When you’re packing your meals for your hunting trip, make sure to add in some bait. Apples make for great bait for most animals.
The right multi-purpose knife
This is a really important piece of hunting gear. If you forget a good knife and you do end up tagging a nice animal – you’ll have a really hard time getting it cleaned and gutted.
There are a ton of knives to choose from out there, but one great multipurpose knife we recommend is the zero tolerance 0350 or the zero tolerance 0200. It’s just as effective on the animals as it is around a camp.
There’s nothing worse than shooting your deer and it roaming before dying and then you have to go looking for it without a flashlight. Bring something reliable that you can use when you need to – since chances are you’ll be hunting near dusk and it can be difficult to see at times.
Your weapon of choice
Although it’s a lot of fun to go out in the wilderness and simply watch animals roam, but you certinaly won’t get much hunting done with some sort of weapon.
There are a lot of choices out there depending on the type of animals you are hunting.
If you have always hunted with a rifle, maybe it’s time to check out some sort of cross bow to make things a little more difficult. Not only will it add some variety – in most locations the bow season is actually longer (and starts earlier) than rifle season.