If this is your first time hunting, it is good to know a little about hunting supplies you will need. Hunting supplies vary with the type of hunting. Hunting is a practice that dates back into historical times. Since the prehistoric period, hunting is a skill that is important to homo sapiens survival – our ancestors hunted for their survival. Today, hunting is a sport that many take on as recreation or as an alternative meat source. For many, hunting is a way to enjoy the wilderness and for that to be an enjoyable experience, it needs preparation and good hunting supplies. Because your hunting supplies are such an important part of your trip, you will want to keep in mind that once in the wilderness, you will not be able to buy extra food or forgotten equipment. Depending on what you are on a hunt for, hunting supplies varies and your needs may differ. Also, depending on where you are from hunting different animals require different license and season as well. So pack your hunting license, tickets and permits with you whenever you go on hunting trip. Nothing spoils the fun more than being apprehended by officials and your hunting trip is shortened. However, hunting supplies is the gist in this article and this is a step by step guide to your basic hunting needs.
Whether you are hunting fowls, deer or moose there are some hunting supplies that you will need to have, which is the basic. Animals have a keen sense of smell and it is likely that they could sense your presence even before you spot them. The first thing on your hunting supplies’ list should be Scent Control. You will need the basic wear hunters use to limit their scent like balaclava hunting headwear, base layer hunting pants, out camouflage pants, camouflage shirt, boot socks, hunting radar hat, and gloves. Of course, they even have camouflage wear for colder seasons as well. With this as your first items on your list, it is time to move to hunting equipments.
Basic equipments that you should have in your hunting bag:
- A map
- A compass
- Rifle with at least 10 cartridges
- A good standard binoculars
- A Swiss Army knife
- A large skinning knife
- A saw (optional: for sawing off antlers, horns, legs and ribs)
- A good cotton game bag
- A good nylon string to hang your game meat
- Garbage bags
- A good backpack to carry all your hunting equipments
Last but not least, if you decide to hunt for more than a day, which is likely because some hunts and traps requires more than a day to take effect, you might want to include food and shelter as part of your hunting supplies.
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