What do you keep in your hunting pack??

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What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby Msmithe21 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:12 pm

Hey guys, I ma just wondering what you guys keep in your hunting packs. I am trying to get an idea as to what I should put in mine. Any help is appreciated

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Re: What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby Sailfish » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:32 am

A large treble hook and string, compass, whistle, range finder, energy shots, water bladder, pistol, snack/lunch, headlight, knife, would be the primary items I can think of.
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Re: What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby rthomas4 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:43 am

Toilet paper!!!!!!
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Re: What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby aclemons » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:49 am

Sailfish, the treble and string is a good idea.

I usually take unscented baby wipes in one of the travel packs or a Ziplock. Good for cleanups, even if I left them in too long and they dried out, or wiping down after an early-season walk if I'm sweaty.

Water, protein bar, compass, extra flashlight, whistle, orange and chartreuse tracking tape, regular toilet paper, extra socks, saw, other gear.

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Re: What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby Deebz » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:00 pm

Toilet paper... most important for many uses besides the obvious.

binos, range finder, grunt call, rattle bag, extra layer when it's cold, hand warmers, knife, drag rope, flashlight, a couple of bottles of water, snacks for long sits, scent killer spray (might not work, but it can't hurt), GPS if in unfamiliar woods
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Re: What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby shaman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:33 am

I started from the beginning using a snag hook on the end of 8 yards of strong camp cord. This was before the day of nice metal tree stands, so often times I was climbing up trees and sitting on limbs. After I'd belted in, I'd put the hook down to grab my bow and my pack. The hook was a snag hook with a weight built in. I filed off the barbs to make it easier to remove.

I always carry two compasses, a whistle, a mylar space blanket and my license. There's more, but I gotta go. More later.


I carry a T-screw. It's a leftover from the days of using an API hang-on stand. What I use it for now is a hook for gear. I've also used it as a stop to keep my safety belt from slipping down the tree too far.

I have a few calls. The one I use most allows you to suck and get one tone or blow and get another. I also have one of those doe-in-the-can calls. I use these very sparingly. Once in a while it's paid big dividends.

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Re: What do you keep in your hunting pack??

Postby HuntingFool94 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:39 am

I bought some mossy oak camo fabric and had the local dry cleaner sew some large pockets onto my hunting jacket and hunting pants as I hate carrying a pack- they hold the following:
screw in step for hanging bow wherever I hunt - I often hunt from ground locations next to trees - so good to bring along.
License (in zip top bag to keep from getting wet)
2 one gallon zip top bags - for holding heart/liver of deer kill - I keep sandwich and snacks in them when going out and put in pant leg pockets
small knife sharpener (Gerber makes a good one) - my knife is on my belt
small Sagen bone saw
clip on trail markers, orange trail marking tape
paper towels/hand wipes (clean-up)
Ace bandage wrap
hand warmers
Drag rope / small pulley / cinch strap / caribiner - I can use this setup to get deer out of a steep ravine - cinch strap around tree, caribiner to hook pulley to cinch strap - rope up deer and run end through pulley and drag - easier and safer than trying to drag deer up the hill.
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