What else do you take hunting?

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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby coach » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:48 pm

Marker tape, grunt tube (small) 
The rest of my stuff I leave in the truck. I hate stalking with all that stuff on me.
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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby ranwin33 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:39 am

Camera, calls, and snacks is pretty much it.
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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby Patriot » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:33 am

My list:
grunt tube
pelvic saw
scent killer spray
pocket Bible
gutting gloves
kitchen sink[:D]
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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby OHhunter » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:37 am

*  Knife
*  Tag/small wire ties/ Rite in the rain ink pen
*  small flashlight
*  Gutting gloves
*  Calls  (grunt tube/snort wheeze, can call and rattle bag)
*  Cell phone
*  Binocs
  I try to keep in minimal, If this were a turkey hunting question I'd have a page.



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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby Demoderby4 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:43 pm

Normally i don't sit out all day, only a few times a year do i do that, but on a typical half day hunt i bring...

1.) Gun or bow obviously lol
2.) license(s), wallet, cell phone, keys
3.) Game Saw, Gutting knife
4.) Plastic/Rubber gloves for gutting
5.) Water/Sandwich
6.) Binoculars
7.) Grunt/can call
8.) Seat if im on the ground
9.) Flashlight

I think thats about it, im sure im forgetting something tho lol [:D]

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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby dtsarborist » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:35 am

i take my shotgun with 5 shells, grunter, knife, drag line, naybe hand and toe warmers, and a flashlight. no need for anything else so why drag it up in a tree.

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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby MDV WI hunter » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:50 am

cap or hat depending what I left with
Gutting gloves
x-tra gloves and face mask
flashlight and batteries
tag and zipties
multi-tool  Leatherman Wave
and butt pad
I'll modify it a little this year as I will be hunting all day vs 1/2 days
I never thought of bringing a book, for those of you who do, have you ever had an audience while reading? ie deer sneaking in on you?  How did you handle it?
Great topic!
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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby bwhntr » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:01 am

My Climbing Stand or Loc-On, with Rapid Rails
Scent Loc Suit
Arm Guard
Flashlights,extra batteries
GPS IFinderHunt
Pull up rope and extra rope
Water, extra
Safety Harness, I wear this to the stand site
Rain Suit, if the weather looks like rain
Topo map of the area
Trail Markers
Hand Snips
Wind Checker
Hand Warmers, if it's cold
Gloves, if it's cold
Sounds like a lot, but I normally scout and hunt places way back in the woods.I stay till after dark. Sometimes I mid day scout, and have to move. Nothing like having 30 or so pounds strapped to your back, and walking in to a site about a mile one way.

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RE: What else do you take hunting?

Postby passin through » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:05 am

I never thought of bringing a book, for those of you who do, have you ever had an audience while reading? ie deer sneaking in on you?  How did you handle it?
Great topic!

I was reading Larry Weishuhn's "Pear Flat Philosophies" when this boy came in.  I dropped the book and shot the deer[:D].  Most any other time I check and see whats there every page or so and if deer are in I don't read anymore....unless its a good book!

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Re: What else do you take hunting?

Postby kellory » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:18 pm

I load up a pickup truck when it's time to hunt. What I end up carrying into the woods depends on how and where I intend to hunt. However, even to scout, I have my hydration pack, about 30foot of rope with a 200lbs working load. drag rope, cord, first aid hit fire starting kit (I can start a fire in the rain if I must) Gerber multitool on my belt (it goes to Church with me) a handful of heat packs (they weigh next to nothing and I don't much like being cold) skinning knife with gutting hook. second knife is a Kershaw Blade trader. couple of break and shake glow sticks (white) folding shovel/ TP in zip lock baggie. Binos, GPS with extra batteries. ball compass on my collar, and a Pathfinder compass in the bag. Pink flagging tape, cell phone and camera (new addition) 4 bags of beef jerky. trail mix. pen and note pad (shirt pocket sized), camo poncho (military surplus) keys, wallet, extra ammo, weather radio (solar/crank/USB charged, and back up crank charger for phone. Contact info for that location, permits (if needed) napril/ nylon gloves, several small flashlights, lockpicks, buff colored napkins (I get them from Arby's) to blow my nose, safety harness. Carbide knife sharpener. grunt tube (never used) small wad of cash for unexpected problems. sling-shot and ammo.

If setting up, each blind or stand gets a dog-runner cable and keyed alike padlock to make it stay where I put it.

spool of marked line and ranging pins ( aluminum gutter spikes painted hunters orange)

photo realistic pop up decoy.

leaf type scent wafers.

hand made screw in beverage holder.

bow holder hooks

ear plug for silent listening to books on my phone (down-loaded as MP3 files) without stopping my eyes from scanning.

tags/ permits/ permission slips/ contact info/ written right to pursue.

Then there is camp gear, enough to set up for a three or four day hunt, sleep, cook, dine, clean guns, fire wood, chain saw, construction tools for repairs, butcher tools, construction lighting string for the butcher room, battery sawzall, generator and extra fuel, bleach and water for clean up before and after meat cutting, three solar panels, two gel-cells, and 12vt lighting kit, shop vac for setting up camp, Gambrels and hoists for three deer at once.

1 climbing stand

1 ladder stand

1 blind

pop-up spur blind with turkey seat

T-shirt through 3 season coat all in camo

two sets of boots

camo gloves lite and heavy glove/mittens

several hats, scarves, hoodies, lots of orange for all in party

water bags for water from nearby natural spring

4 coolers for venison

several weapons to choose from.

plus what ever experiment i am currently running, scents, gear, blood trail lights, ect

And I am sure I have forgotten a few items as well. ;)

In general, I play quartermaster and supply several hunters with just about everything besides camo, ammo, weapons, and sleeping gear.
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