Whitetail deer hunting season is upon us, and every hunter needs the proper gear to catch their quarry. Some of the most essential gear includes a backpack, a scope, a knife, and a good pair of binoculars. Carrying this gear will help the hunter to no end. While there are other pieces of equipment that would be helpful, the above pieces of equipment are some of the most important ones to bring on any hunting trip as they could mean the difference between success and failure.
A bag is needed to carry all the gear and supplies that are needed or desired while out hunting. A well organized and lightweight backpack is crucial for easy access to whatever piece of gear is needed at a time. Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain; only take the gear that is needed such as food, water, ammunition, and a GPS. Another important factor to consider when choosing a backpack is if it is comfortable; it is imperative that the pack be one that is comfortable so that it can easily be carried while outdoors and on long hunts.
To accompany the bag, a good pair of binoculars and a scope are needed in order to find and then shoot the deer that is the objective. Choose a pair of binoculars that offer a good magnification while still providing eye relief, the same goes for a rifle scope. The weight of the binoculars is also important do not pick a pair that is too heavy to carry around for an extended period of time. Although it goes without saying make sure that the optics and the rifle you plan to use are zeroed to a good distance for a hunt.
Once a kill has been made, a good fixed blade knife is for skinning and dressing the deer. Pick a blade made from a reputable manufacturer that is made of good steel and is easy to sharpen and that holds a good edge. This one should be a fixed blade as fixed blades tend to be more durable and stronger than their folding counterparts, however, there are some very well built folders out there. It is also recommended to get a second knife an excellent quality folder will work as a backup. This one should also be able to replace the primary one for many essential functions.
All of this gear can fit conveniently in the bag which optimally will have a way to attach your rifle to it as well. This will free up the hunter’s hands for other uses such as holding the binoculars, which hopefully have a strap but if not then stow them in the bag when not in use. Pair with the rifle outstanding quality ammunition and practice with both the rifle and the ammunition that you intend to use. Hopefully this advice will help you focus on the most important gear items and bag a deer this season.