If you’re like many hunters, you always take your truck with you on hunting trips. Consider some useful pickup truck accessories that make every hunter’s life easier.
Every hunter knows how dirty it can get in the wilderness, but mud and dirt can do a number on a truck’s interior. Instead of painstakingly trying to clean yourself before getting in your truck or risk staining the seats, invest in some seat covers.
A set of reliable seat covers protect your truck’s seats from mud, dirt, stains, rips, and everything else you track inside after a day of hunting. It’s a simple investment that will pay for itself when it’s time to sell or trade in the truck later.
If you haven’t already, putting in a bed liner is one of the most useful pickup truck accessories every hunter should have. A liner ensures that the metal of the truck bed doesn’t get scratched and makes it more resistant to dents from tools, supplies, or even antlers and hooves.
It also gives your truck a more rigid texture, allowing it to grip the supplies in the bed better, so they’re not sliding around every time you drive. Like the seat covers, a bed liner helps your truck retain its value after years of use.
A plastic bed liner is fine, but a spray-on bed liner offers better long-term value and protection for your truck’s bed.
Beadlock wheels are slightly more than just accessories; however, they’re valuable additions to a truck that practically every hunter could benefit from. A beadlock wheel is different from a standard wheel because it uses a set of bolts that thread into the wheel as a clamping force between the tire and wheel.
A standard wheel relies on tire inflation pressure to maintain the seal between the tire bead and rim of the wheel, which can be unreliable when trucks have to move off paved roads. The benefit of beadlock wheels for hunters is that it’s much more dependable for off-roading, so if your hunts take you off the beaten path and onto challenging terrain, beadlock wheels are worth the investment.
Instead of carrying a rifle case everywhere, more truck owners are installing box holsters directly into their truck beds. A box holster can hold multiple rifles in a locked storage box and is much safer than a loose rifle case that can get misplaced or stolen.
If you don’t want to install a box holster, there’s also the DU-HA humpstor option, a locked storage box that mounts over the hump of the truck bed and below the rails. Even when you’re not using it for hunting, the box holster and DU-HA humpstor make for convenient compartments on a truck.
For those who frequently camp and hunt, a truck tent is a great addition to any hunter’s inventory. Instead of an overbed camper, a simple truck tent is an affordable shelter option when you don’t want to leave your truck.
A truck tent is also a great safety shelter choice when your regular shelter is insufficient or when it’s raining, and you want to stay off the ground.
Wes White represents the collective — yet individual — voice of the Western Whitetail editorial staff.