What to bring on a Fall Hunting Trip

A good hunter does not hunt sans a fanny pack or a backpack. They also have an exhaustive list of items within that backpack and are used to lifting 10-15 pounds of extra weight due to that baggage.

Here are some of the things that should be in your backpack while on a hunting trip:

Accessories

These items should be in your backpack:

What goes into the backpack will need to be customized, based on your needs and preferences.

Clothing

When it comes to clothes, you should start with safety first. That means, the first thing to go in the pack is your hunter orange clothing, including a hat and mesh vest. If you’re picking up new clothes for a hunt, then it is better to have them washed and worn a few months in advance to get used to them. The same goes for any new boots that you buy. If the nights are going to be cold, then you would also need some warm clothing, such as wool that will keep you warm, even if it gets wet.

Hunting Licenses

Do your research and read up on the hunting rules and regulations before you leave, especially if you are going to another state. Talk to the state and local agencies for the hunting information, fees, and licenses that you will be needing. For instance, you will need to purchase a special license in most places. There are states where your name is entered into a non-resident lottery and you only get a hunting permit if you win! The rules will be different for each state, as well as, especially if you’re hunting on private land owned by family or friends.

Meat Carrying/Storing Essentials

You also need to pack stuff that will take care of the animal once you have achieved your ultimate goal. The animal hunted will need to be quartered so you can carry back to the camp. For that, you will need to pack sharp cutlery, a sharpening stone, and plastic bags. A bear proof cooler to seal the meat in and dry ice to pack it with will also be needed. Since dry ice will wreck many regular coolers, you would need to buy the Frigid Rigid or Yeti cooler. They will be more expensive but they will also stay in usable condition for a long time!

Checklist

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  • Gloves
  • Boots (weather/water proof)
  • Jacket/Coat
  • Shoes
  • Flannel Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Wool Pants
  • Woolen Socks
  • Underwear
  • Insulating Long Johns
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Gortex Jacket
  • Shaving/Hygiene kit
  • Water Bottle
  • Bear Spray
  • Hunting Knife
  • Licenses
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Rifle and Ammunition
  • Camera and Film
  • Florescent Gear

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