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#3204365 - 03/26/13 11:38 AM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: deerhunter10]
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Mud Dauber
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Man, ya'll love your noise makers and scent stinkers, do you? "Must have"?? \:o

Let's see, weaponry and clothes aside:

Backpack
Handgun
Flashlight
Knife
Batteries
Water
Food
GPS (depending on where I am hunting)
Tree Saddle

Really Like to have, but not "must have"

4 game bags
Cellphone with portable charger
Binos
Wind indicator
TP


Things I usually carry, but don't use so much

Range finder (usually kill deer in close quarters)
Binos during bow season (been ditching these lately)
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#3204510 - 03/26/13 01:46 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: catman529]
Hunter 257W
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 Originally Posted By: catman529


I also wish I would always bring rope for field dressing and hauling the deer out of the woods but I don't usually remember.



I used to always forget a rope but then finally got used to just tying some hay twine around my waist like a belt as part of my morning routine. But now I've gotten to the point that I just walk back to the house and get the truck. \:\)


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#3204514 - 03/26/13 01:50 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: Hunter 257W]
Hunter 257W
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My have to thave list is:

Rifle
Ammo
Folding stool
Cushion
Flashlight
Calls - grunt/bleat

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#3204522 - 03/26/13 01:54 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: deerhunter10]
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Weapon, ammunition for that weapon, calls for some species, water, a flashlight, and a knife. Aside from dressing appropriately, I can't think of anything else that is absolutely essential.
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#3204533 - 03/26/13 02:02 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Mud Dauber
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I'm having a hard time comprehending the notion that deer calls could be considered "absolutely essential", "essential" or a "must have" item. You don't need it to survive any situation you might encounter in the woods (lost, stranded, hypothermic, treestand fall), you don't need it to gut or butcher a deer, you don't need it to see a deer, judge the distance to a deer, or kill a deer and plenty of deer (probably the majority of deer in the Southeast) are killed without the aid of such items.

So... if you forgot your rattlebag, grunt tube, and/or can call, you wouldn't go hunting? Seems like a item that is difficult to classify as important as a knife, flashlight, cellphone or a small first aid kit.
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#3204592 - 03/26/13 03:00 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: Poser]
Vermin93
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Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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I mostly hunt public land and many of the walks to my stands are not short. That being said, these are my 'must haves'...

- weapon / ammo / treestand
- backpack
- binos
- pull up rope
- strap or step to hang backpack and bow or rifle
- water or gatorade, high carb snacks
- handheld GPS & smartphone
- led headlamp
- small led flashlight
- knife / buttout tool / vinyl gloves / steel stick
- a couple of ziplock bags
- small hand saw and /or pruners
- small pack of scent free wet wipes instead of TP
- powder wind indicator
- brown bright eyes if I haven't already marked a way in / out
- Evercalm
- Thermacell depending on time of year
- extra pair of socks
- extra layers depending on the weather and two bungee cords to strap them to my stand or pack
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#3204644 - 03/26/13 03:47 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: Poser]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
I'm having a hard time comprehending the notion that deer calls could be considered "absolutely essential", "essential" or a "must have" item. You don't need it to survive any situation you might encounter in the woods (lost, stranded, hypothermic, treestand fall), you don't need it to gut or butcher a deer, you don't need it to see a deer, judge the distance to a deer, or kill a deer and plenty of deer (probably the majority of deer in the Southeast) are killed without the aid of such items.
So... if you forgot your rattlebag, grunt tube, and/or can call, you wouldn't go hunting? Seems like a item that is difficult to classify as important as a knife, flashlight, cellphone or a small first aid kit.


lol I would absolutely not go hunting if I didn't have the calls or scents but I listed what I have in my backpack


Edited by deerhunter10 (03/26/13 03:48 PM)
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#3204687 - 03/26/13 04:31 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: deerhunter10]
timberjack86
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I could list everything I bring but a lot of it isn't essential. For an all day walk in hunt I carry a knife, backpack, saw, rope, plastic bags for the liver and heart, tp, gps, matches,spaceblanket,bottle of water and a snack. Oh yeah and a seat cushion And my weapon.
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#3205069 - 03/26/13 10:17 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: timberjack86]
BAMA BOW MERKER
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I carry...... Enough crap for 3 people.

Must have

Rangefinder
Binos
Thermocell
Headlamp
Tow rope
Bow hanger
Safety belt
iPhone
GPS
No scent spray
Extra shirt if warm weather
Pruners
Limb saw
Cover scent
Pocket knife
Grunt call
High hopes
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#3205079 - 03/26/13 10:36 PM Re: Must have hunting items [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
in the dog house!
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For me its:
Climber
back pack with:
knife
bow wax
flash light ( only for tracking, never use it to get to my stand or to leave )
Mt. dew in 20oz bottle
Half empty 20oz bottle for my cigaret butts
enough food
smokes (wind indicator \:\) )
Extinguisher Deer call ( best call ever IMO )
Bow\Gun hanger
folding saw
Binos
Hot hands when needed
gloves
face net
depending on temps extra clothes to put on when I get settled in
2 lighters
phone


Edited by in the dog house! (03/26/13 10:37 PM)
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