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#3309396 - 08/02/13 01:25 AM Hunting gear?
156p&y
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I was thinking today about my gear since I have buck fever, and it also might also be a contributing factor that my freezer door managed to open and ruin all my deer meat today. So...I need to shoot something soon.

But how many of you guys buy new gear on a regular basis? I was pulling out my clothes the other day and looking through them and realized I haven't bought any new hunt clothes since 2001!!! They are so old and faded I bet the deer are telling each other "watch out for that grey guy".

I'll be interested to see the responses because I have always wonder how manufactures stay in business in this field. Especially treestands, I think I've hunted out of the same cougar claw since about 1999.
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#3309400 - 08/02/13 03:25 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: 156p&y]
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I usually buy a few new hangons and climbing sticks every year, few new peices of clothing a year and a new bow about every 2-3 years. i just like getting and tring out new stuff. I do of course sell the older things too, im not rich lol
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#3309401 - 08/02/13 03:25 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: 156p&y]
catman529
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I have been hunting 3 yrs or so and buy what's on sale at walmart for clothes, for the most part... whatever gets the job done really. Sorry you lost your deer meat... I got a bunch in the freezer myself that needs to be cooked up and made into jerky in the next 2 months...
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#3309418 - 08/02/13 05:10 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: catman529]
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I will pu a new pair of pants & maybe a shirt or 2,have 1 climber & 2 ladder stands,I don't remember using the climber last year & may never again. old stuff works fine but holes appear & patching don't make sense, might buy 1 more rifle to make a smokeless muzzleloader out of but I'm a bout done with rifle & shotgun buying unless something falls into my lap at a great price
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#3309423 - 08/02/13 05:15 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: mike243]
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I try to buy 1 new stand a year, and set a $200 limit on other hunting purchases. I look for good deals djring the summer and after the season is over.

This year was a bit more than that since I left all my old stands in WI so I bought 3 and climbing sticks.
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#3309444 - 08/02/13 05:56 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: Redfred16]
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Lately i have been trying to replace my clothes with less bulky stuff.
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#3309446 - 08/02/13 06:00 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: Redfred16]
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Cloth wise only every couple years buy one paints and one shirt. But for stands bought 3 summits this summer don't no why done got 2 now for my bow I got a bad habit I buy a new bow every year now rifles I buy a new one about every other year.
And yes I stay broke
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#3309450 - 08/02/13 06:13 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: reloadxx]
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156,
Haven't seen you in a while. Good to see you're still at it.

I often wonder that same question. But more often, it is about who in the world buys all these new cars and trucks?

I too, hunt in old faded camo. I usually wait until years end and buy last years clothing off the clearance rack, about every decade or so.

Other than that, occasionally arrows, Stingers, and boots. These are my most common recurring costs. Every other year, a new bow.
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#3309460 - 08/02/13 06:39 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: lungpuncher1]
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Not much on a regular basis. I wear clothes and use equipment until it doesn't perform to standard anymore. Still hard not to buy a new "toy" every now and again tho. \:\)

I'm still hunting with my 95 model HCA Max Force bow even. It still does just what any other bow does, maybe a tad slower. ;\)
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#3309485 - 08/02/13 07:10 AM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: lungpuncher1]
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 Originally Posted By: lungpuncher1
I usually buy a few new hangons and climbing sticks every year, few new peices of clothing a year and a new bow about every 2-3 years. i just like getting and tring out new stuff. I do of course sell the older things too, im not rich lol



selling used bows can break a rich man. they have terrible resale for sure
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