The sport of deer hunting requires a combination of patience and preparation. In order to enjoy a successful and safe hunt it is important to be sure you have all the necessary hunting gear required. Here is some specific hunting gear that you need for bow hunting. With these added items, your hunting trip will not only be safe, but significantly improve the overall experience.
Bows And Arrows
Whether you prefer a compound bow or a cross bow for hunting, it needs to be fast, accurate and must have a strong impact delivery system. Selecting a hub or elliptic system for a compound bow will significantly reduce the force needed to hold the cable, giving you more time to concentrate on your aim. When you use a crossbow for deer hunting, there is not much strength needed, making it ideal for hunters or all body types and ages.
When it comes to equipping the bow with the right arrows, select the ones that are best compatible with the bow and have the stiffness and length to provide a clean hit. Paying a slightly higher price for the best arrows is worth it since your hunting accuracy, kill shot and speed depends on it.
The right camouflage or dull colored clothes such as olive green colored outwear are best suited for a deer hunting trip. Apart from the camouflaged pants, shirt and jacket, you might want to consider face paint as well to blend into the surroundings.
For safety reasons, it is good practice to wear a brightly colored hat to alert other hunters in the area of your presence. Apart from the usual clothing items you may also need waterproof gloves, rain bibs, heavy boots, wool socks and heavy wool sweater.
It is important that your hunting gear includes a good quality scent killer to mask your scent. Since deer has a strong sense of smell, they can smell you from far away. This item may just cost a few dollars, but can be your ultimate tool for hunting that trophy deer.
Knowing what you might need out in the field is unpredictable, so your backpack must be equipped with all the essential items that you might need on the hunting trip. However, since hunting requires you to be silent and instinctive, you can’t carry around a huge backpack. Some of the items that your backpack must contain include:
- First aid kit
- Map of the area
- Thermal blanket
- Hunting Knife
- Camera with extra batteries
- Food and water
- Painkillers, insect repellent, sun shades
It is important to scout the area that you are going into for the hunt. Spend a few hours looking into the different tracks, search for deer tracks and mark them on the area map to be prepared for the hunt. Once you have done the scouting expedition, use your latitudinal and longitudinal location to create a topographical map of the region. Including a well prepared map in your hunting gear ensures that you are not heading into the hunting grounds blindfolded, and know exactly where to look for.
With the right spots to look for accompanied with top notch hunting and support equipment, you hunting trip will be enjoyable and rewarding.