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What gear do you take on a deer hunt?

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  1. jroth

    jroth Senior Refuge Member

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    in old army haversack:

    1' - 1/4" rope
    plastic bags & ties
    paper towels 18-24 sheets
    hatchet
    6" rapala filleting knife
    Buck 110 folder
    tube of GI Fire tabs
    Sandwich
    Thermos
    space blanket
    Spare gloves
    REESE'S Peamut butter cups or peanut blocks
    Silva 15 compass in shirt pocket
    Swiss army knife pants pocket
     
  2. ellidj

    ellidj Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends if it's an over nighter or not.

    I tend not to hike it in, so all my gear can be kept in plastic boxes when I'm camping.
    Blow up mattress, sleeping bag, bivi bag, Tarp, air pump, cooking gear, food, water.

    I make sure all my day bag is most comprehensive.

    3 " Folder
    4" fixed
    Rifle, Ammo of course. (Only about 1 doz rounds max) Never fired any more than 2 shots for a successful or unsuccessful hunt. Rest are for emergencies.
    Silver thermal blanket
    GPS
    Food and water for 1 day only
    Lighter
    Bino's
    Jacket
    camo plastic pants
    Can opener
    Rope
    Cloth for covering deer
    Marking tape for marking a spot if you drop a deer remotely.
    Gloves, balaclava, hat are generally worn.
    2 way radio
    light/torch
    Compass
    Dunny paper


    This gets me by quite well.
     
  3. Rick Godsey

    Rick Godsey Elite Refuge Member

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    I use pretty much the same items thats been named. The only difference is i have 2 different packs. One is more stream lined to use if I'm carrying in my tree stand which is usaully a half day hunt morn or evening. Then I have a larger outfiitters type setup if its an all day hunt moving and hunting along. Like said never know if you get caught out all night or not. best to be prepared than in misery.

    Leaky :D
     
  4. wildfowl4444

    wildfowl4444 Elite Refuge Member

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    I use a multi-pocket fanny pack that has suspenders to carry the following:

    Fixed blade knife
    Gut-hook knife
    Multi-tool
    Folding saw
    Prunning Shears
    Deer scents and cover scents
    Grunt call and "the can"
    Bottle of water and empty bottle for pee
    Extra pair of gloves
    Lighter
    Stocking hat
    Camera
    Range Finder
    Binos
    20' of parachute cord
    Tags and rule book
    Tissue paper
    Asprin
    Candy bars and Deer Jerky

    Optional items depending on season:
    Extra shells (at least 20) if firearms season
    Hatchet
    Smith & Wesson 629
     
  5. MT H2OFowl

    MT H2OFowl Senior Refuge Member

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    I don't take a whole lot deer hunting, as I am usually no more than a mile from the truck.

    knife
    1 inch "climbing" type rope for dragging
    water, dried fruits and nuts, candy bars
    saw
    matches
    topo map of immediate area
    headlamp
    gloves, hat or baclava
    nitrile gloves
     
  6. bec croche

    bec croche Elite Refuge Member

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    If I can't fit it in my jacket, I don't bring it.

    What I normally bring:

    -Rifle and 3 or 4 bullets
    -Gerber knife
    -orange vest
    -1 bottle of water
    -a few cookies or some beef jerkey
    -flashlight
    -cell phone
    -camera
     
  7. bullcan

    bullcan Senior Refuge Member

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    Here we go:

    climbing treestand
    grunt call
    rattling bag
    range finder
    knife
    bow holder
    pruning shears
    pack to hold it all in
    bow release
     
  8. beav

    beav Elite Refuge Member

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    Rifle

    bullets

    knife

    100sq inches of blaze orange

    :yes Yeah, I'm a minimalist but I'd take more gear if I hunted in wilder country than southside Virginia.
     
  9. WildCanuck

    WildCanuck Elite Refuge Member

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    ziplock with matches, plastic bag for organs, gloves, knife, licenses, gun, couple extra loads for the black powder, flash light and my cell phone. If it's cold, which it usually is, some extra gear like gloves, a hat... extras such as calls and such depending on the conditions.
    WidlCanuck
     
  10. chadc

    chadc Senior Refuge Member

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    I am truly lucky to hunt on family property for sure. One blind is about 200 yds and the other is roughly 20 yds both from the front porch . Rifle + 4 shells, bottle of water, and a snack. Kill the deer, take gun to house, go get the deer cart and take to the hoist for the work. If it's warm out we quarter and put in the fridge in the processing room for processing the next day. If it's cold, we hoist it up about 10 feet and process the next day. I married into this family, so I haven't had to hunt deer on leased or public property, YET. We are also lucky as we have turkeys, whitetails, and Axis deer. You have to just love the Texas Hill Country!!!!
     

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