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Old 07-08-2015, 06:42 PM
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It'll be my first season hunting (if all goes well) and I want to make sure I have everything down. I was wondering if someone could critique what I listed and/or add on to it (other than the bow and arrows):

Hunting License and Tags
Tree Stand
Camo Clothes (I'm getting a scent lock shirt)
Scent Killer Deodorant
Scent Killer Dryer Sheets
Scent Killer Body Wash & Shampoo
Field Knife

Optional Stuff I may buy:
Doe in Estrus Scent

I also plan on putting the clothes I will be wearing in a garbage bag with pine sticks/needles. Is it okay if I then leave the bag inside my house? I don't feel very comfortable for it to stay outside and all.

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Old 07-08-2015, 06:50 PM
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Sounds like you have everything you need..............................

Go get'em buddy !!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
Sounds like you have everything you need..............................

Go get'em buddy !!!
Thanks! I appreciate it!

Forgot to add- No Scent Detergent
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:03 PM
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It depends on what I'm doing... but since you mentioned archery I'll go with that.
My bow, 4 Arrows, My climbing stand.
I carry a small backpack with:
-Hunting license, zip tie, pen
-20ft of lightweight rope with a small brass clip on the end for pulling bow and backpack into tree.
-Knife
-Drag Rope
-Water bottle, sometimes 2 or 3 depending on where and when I'm hunting
-Snacks (Again, if I'm only out for 2 hours I don't need any, if I'm going all day I'll pack a full lunch.)
- Gloves, Face Mask, Hat
-My clothing: Military surplus camo I picked up. I layer my clothing so if it's warmer I'll carry the stand in wearing a Tshirt, then add a long sleeve shirt and eventually the jacket.
-Boots: Something warm and waterproof.

You'll hear various opinions on the scentlok stuff.... sounds like you're already sold on the stuff. I kill multiple deer every year and don't use it. I do spray the scentblocker stuff, not sure if it works. I keep my clothing in a plastic storage tub, but only put it there once it is hung dry in my garage. Learning to properly hunt the wind is the most important thing you can do IMO. I kill multiple deer every year throughout various seasons and never spent a penny on scentlok clothing or laundry stuff. Not saying it doesn't work... just saying I don't need it.
hope this helps.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
It depends on what I'm doing... but since you mentioned archery I'll go with that.
My bow, 4 Arrows, My climbing stand.
I carry a small backpack with:
-Hunting license, zip tie, pen
-20ft of lightweight rope with a small brass clip on the end for pulling bow and backpack into tree.
-Knife
-Drag Rope
-Water bottle, sometimes 2 or 3 depending on where and when I'm hunting
-Snacks (Again, if I'm only out for 2 hours I don't need any, if I'm going all day I'll pack a full lunch.)
- Gloves, Face Mask, Hat
-My clothing: Military surplus camo I picked up. I layer my clothing so if it's warmer I'll carry the stand in wearing a Tshirt, then add a long sleeve shirt and eventually the jacket.
-Boots: Something warm and waterproof.

You'll hear various opinions on the scentlok stuff.... sounds like you're already sold on the stuff. I kill multiple deer every year and don't use it. I do spray the scentblocker stuff, not sure if it works. I keep my clothing in a plastic storage tub, but only put it there once it is hung dry in my garage. Learning to properly hunt the wind is the most important thing you can do IMO. I kill multiple deer every year throughout various seasons and never spent a penny on scentlok clothing or laundry stuff. Not saying it doesn't work... just saying I don't need it.
hope this helps.
-jake
Thanks for the post!

Forgot about food & water, but I'll def. bring some haha. Would you say it's better to hang dry and hand wash the clothes instead of using laundry machines with the Scent Killer items?
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:23 PM
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I'm really not the one to ask for scentlok stuff. Maybe someone will chime in that knows more. This is what I was wearing when I shot my archery doe last year. It was still pretty warm. I had a tan pair of field pants and a black tshirt. I had a long sleeve in the pack to put on if it got chilly in the evening but I shot the doe before it got chilly. I got pretty sweaty dragging her out as she was way down in a creek bottom and a long way off the road. But this is what I wore. I definitely take my clothing less seriously than many archers. I'll also add I'm NOT a trophy hunter in any sense of the word. if It's legal, I'll take it. I hunt for the meat. But as you can see, I don't wear $300 worth of clothing. I often go right after work and just throw whatever on. Like I said, if you know your stand setups and have multiple options you can play the wind and that's what works for me. Have multiple options for your hunting property(s) depending on what the winds doing and always hunt the wind. Even if you KNOW you'll see deer if you hunt such and such a stand... if the wind isn't right, stay out of it. Wait for a better day.
-Jake

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:38 PM
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Okay, I agree with Jake - bring one of these.

"-Drag Rope"

.................Who knows, it may come in handy !??
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:02 AM
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Title lied.

All you really need to hunt deer is knowledge of the animal, habits and habitat.

A weapon, bow and arrows/ gun and ammo

small folding knife

drag rope and proper tags to be legal

And biggest most important is patience's

All that listed stuff is just sales crap.

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Old 07-09-2015, 10:16 AM
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List looks pretty good. I would add some ribbon for marking off a blood trail if it becomes necessary, a flashlight, make sure you know how to dress a deer (gut & skin...and quarter too if a long ways away), folding saw for splitting the pelvis (not vital but sure easier), sharpening tool for knife, and know your yardages from your stand.
All the scent killer stuff isn't really necessary like was mentioned...the wind has to be right or your in trouble...period. If the wind happens to change or swirl, then I believe scent killer might make them think your further away than you really are and maybe give you a few extra seconds for a shot, but bottom line is if they are downwind from you they are going to leave.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:26 AM
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If in any kind of stand SAFETY HARNESS and some way to contact someone if emergency happens.

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