When it comes to hunting gear lists, many tend to focus on some of the more basic items that beginners need. These examples aren’t things that will help someone who goes hunting fairly often. That’s why we’ve put together a list of equipment that every experienced hunter should get for themselves. We can’t guarantee that every item on this list will be something you don’t already have, but we’ll certainly try.
Scent- and Noise-Reduction Clothing
We’re sure that by now, you’ve gotten rather good at controlling your noise and reducing your scent since both things will quickly scare off your prey. However, it never hurts to wear clothing that will make you even harder for animals to hear or smell. Fortunately, a ton of apparel specifically suits that purpose, so you should buy some scent- and noise-reducing clothing before your next trip.
Once you’ve been hunting for a while, the standard locations that everyone visits start to become boring. You’ll want to explore new areas, but your car may be too bulky or incapable of reaching remote spots—which is why you should get a utility vehicle. Some UTVs are better for hunting than others, so you’ll want to ensure you choose one with the features you find most useful.
Night Vision Scope
Anyone can hunt during the day. True hunters can stalk their prey even at night. If you want to test your skills, you should get yourself a night vision scope to use with your gun or bow. It will provide quite an interesting experience.
However, before picking up this piece of gear, check your local laws. Some regions restrict the game you can hunt at night or if you can hunt at night at all. Even if it is legal in your area, keep in mind that hunting at night is much more dangerous, so you should always proceed with caution.
Rechargeable Hand Warmers
Some of the best hunting happens during the dead of winter. On top of hunting your prey, you also need to focus on staying warm. Hand warmers are great for keeping your fingers loose and nimble, but no one likes the fact that you need to throw them away after one use.
That’s why you should invest in a set of rechargeable hand warmers. Sure, there will be some downtime when they need a charge, but they’ll last much longer. Plus, you’ll never need to buy a disposable set ever again.
After enough hunting trips, you’ll start to believe that you’ve truly seen it all. However, something could go wrong at any point, which is why one item all experienced hunters need to have with them is an emergency whistle. That way, if you ever encounter an emergency scenario, people will be able to find you more easily, ensuring you make it back to safety.