Introduction: Hunting 101
This instructables is to show a few tips to help hunters prepare for there hunt to make it more successful. I will tell you what I do leading up to the hunt, during and after as well as what to bring. This is gear towards deer rifle hunting but many things will work for bow, turkey,etc. I will show you what I use for clothing, shooting stuff, essentails, You Will most likly be doing a lot of walking so keep in mind to only take with you what you need so your not carrying around extra weight.
Get permission from land owner ahead of time. If somebody lets you hunt on there land give them a gift card or something to thank them.
Set up tree stand or blind before the season.
Make sure you gun is cleaned.
Make sure you have a clean shoot at deer and is range of your gun/bow.
Read hunting regulations guide for current season
Number one thing is BE SAFE
Where you orange
Carry a backpack, fanny pack, chair in bag on sling, gun on sling.
Step 1: Clothing
Wool socks- better than cotton
long underwear pants
warm pants layer
camo colored brush pants
long under wear long sleeve
long sleeve warm shirt
orange vest or jacket- i like vests because they keep you warm and are not bulky
camo baseball hat-
orange baseball hat
camo winter hat
orange winter hat
orange neck warmer
camo neck warmer
orange finger tip less gloves with mitten cover up for when not shooting
Wash you clothes before going hunting. Use non scent hunting detergent or just baking soda.
After you wash them put them in a big garbage bag to keep un natural smells off of them.
Many of these clothes come in reverseable orange and camo which is nice.
Attach tag holder to back of jacket or vest
Step 2: Essentials
Some of the essentials for hunting are
a tag to legally shoot
a good pair of boots- don't skimp on these this will make all the difference for a comfortable hunt
a Gun or bow with a scope and sling
land to shoot on
Step 3: Pockets/Belt Easy Access
belt ammo holder
phone on silent
grunt / call
fanny pack for easy storage and access
Step 4: Pack
either camo or orange pack
first aid kit
water drinking stick
Step 5: Shooting Accessories
ammo storage and carrier
clay pigeons thrower
targets- practice before going out
seating pad with carrying sling
Step 6: Food and Water
When hunting you will be outside for a while so it is good to bring some food with so you don't get hungry and end your hunt early. Many hunter will stop and get lunch mid day which can make deer move towards you if your in a stand eating.
Make sure nothing to smelly that deer will pick up on.
Beef jerky is good apples, coffee is good to keep ya going. I use a thermos. Also bring water to keep you hydrated. I also have a camo koosie. A cooler is something else you could bring to put stuff in.
Step 7: After Shooting a Deer
knife sharpening stone
butt out tool
shoulder length cleaning gloves
marker to mark tag
Step 8: Bow Stuff
Here is a few things needed for bow hunting.
arrow quiver sling
Step 9: Storage
zip lock bags
baking soda/ hunting laundry detergent
If there is anything else you would feel free to comment
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