Don't overlook portable ground blinds. They are light, easy to pack, and easy to set up. I always set mine up a few days or even weeks before I plan to hunt out of it, and also brush it in. Even if you don't use anything but some type of camo cloth and stretch it around a couple of trees, once the deer get used to it, it'll work. I don't bow hunt, so I can't offer much advice on that aspect, but I do hunt out of ladder stands, tree stands, tower blinds, and shooting houses as well as ground blinds with my rifles; plus I hunt with shotguns when I'm running deer with dogs in the swamps down here. I don't invest in expensive camo, and often buy whatever is on sale, including military surplus and off brand clothes. I do suggest investing in a good comfortable pair of boots and depending on where you live, some good long johns along the lines of under armor, or something similar, as well as a nice warm hat and a face mask and gloves. Plus, a ThermaCELL is an invaluable and indispensable early season item ( and comes in handy during summertime scouting)!!!!!!!!!!
BTW, since I hunt on my own land when still hunting, and on club land with the dogs, I have never field dressed a deer in my life. I've always had access to a skinning shed or skinning tree, and for the last 20 or so years, a walk-in cooler.
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