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#5619643 - 02/25/15 10:14 AM Hunting "Kit"
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
New to hunting here, and so far have only been out for hogs and coyotes. I'm looking for some info from experienced hunters on putting together a sort of hunting "kit" for myself.

What I have so far:
Mossberg 100atr .270 (with cheap scope)
Northface Backpack
Camo facemask
Gloves
Binoculars
Cheap Camo fold out chair
Ear Plugs
Wet Wipes
Cooler


Wanting to purchase:
Wicked Hunting Lights W402zf
Carhartt Pants
Rifle Strap
First Aid Kit (Ordered Coleman 205 piece set)
Soft Rifle Case
Hand Warmers (Ordered a pair of 10)
Nitrile Gloves (Ordered a box)

Flip up scope caps

This is where I need your help. If you all could help me with some of the selections below and add onto the list of other things I may have missed and will want/need I'd really appreciate it. Thank you all in advance.

Need Advice:
Good small portable flash light (Ordered UltraFire WF-501B)
Hunting Boots/Shoes(I'm ok with spending up to $150 as long as it's something versatile and water resistant/proof)
Camo Jacket
Hunting/Gutting Knife
Predator Call
Walkie Talkies
Rope, pulleys, etc.

*Everything in red purchased!


Edited by BenCronin04 (02/25/15 06:58 PM)

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#5619661 - 02/25/15 10:25 AM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
Jaydub Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 155
Loc: Lucas, TX
I keep a rubbermade box packed so all I have to do is grab it and go. A couple of things I didn't see that I would suggest as necessities:

A box of nitrile or latex gloves for cleaning
Leather work gloves for dragging animals, they work better when cactus are present
A headlight - one with multiple settings including red
Rope or straps


Edited by Jaydub (02/25/15 10:25 AM)

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#5619687 - 02/25/15 10:41 AM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
Perfect, this is exactly what I'm looking for! Any recommendation on the headlamp? I'm not finding many with multiple colors on Amazon.


Edited by BenCronin04 (02/25/15 10:42 AM)

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#5619694 - 02/25/15 10:46 AM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
Deadend Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 1955
Loc: Mineola,TX
I will help you with the flashlight
Go to sportsmans guide look up the 750 lumen flashlight get it you will be happy
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#5619724 - 02/25/15 11:02 AM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: Deadend]
Deadend Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 1955
Loc: Mineola,TX
Originally Posted By: Lance Vick
I will help you with the flashlight
Go to sportsmans guide look up the 750 lumen flashlight get it you will be happy


Never mind they do nit have it anymore I have two
Should have ordered more when they had them
I cannot vouch for other s on the light throw of the beam
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#5619728 - 02/25/15 11:04 AM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: Deadend]
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
Thanks Lance. A buddy has the one I just decided to order and loves it. Plus at $15, it can become a paper weight if I don't.

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#5619731 - 02/25/15 11:05 AM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
Also, would you all recommend short boots or the longer boots for Texas hunting? Is Lacrosse a decent brand?

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#5619849 - 02/25/15 12:15 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
billybob Offline
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Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 3500
Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
What you kit out with really depends on how you hunt....do you use a blind? Can you 4 wheel it close? Is your camp nearby? How much walking do you do? Do you get scared walking in the woods? Makes a big difference in what you carry.
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#5619896 - 02/25/15 12:36 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: billybob]
Jaydub Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 155
Loc: Lucas, TX
I don't recall the brand of the headlight. I bought it at WalMart for around $15. I have bought the cheap ones at Home Depot for $5-6 and they are functional. With that said, I bought a BlackDiamond from REI for $40 probably 15 years ago and it still works like a champ, except the elastic headband is all stretched out. I plan to mount it to a cap, in my spare time, one of these days.

Someone mentioned how you hunt and what you plan to bring with you. I group my stuff into 3 categories, pre-hunt, hunt and post hunt. Pre-hunt is scent killer, batteries, etc. Post hunt are the things I would need for cleaning, nitrile gloves, cleaning knife, garbage/plastic bags, etc. I only carry the "hunt" items with me while I hunt. I either have a backpack or fanny pack depending on how I'm hunting. When stalking or bow hunting, I use the fannypack, when sitting in a blind I use the backpack. The pre-hunt and post hunt stuff stays in my container in the truck.

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#5619937 - 02/25/15 01:00 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
remman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 188
Loc: Denton, TX
I agree with the above. I have mine broke apart into different backpacks: hunting and post hunting.
For boots, I have Rocky and Danner. I have been pleased with both. If you buy from Cabelas or Bass Pro, they will stand behind it. I bought a pair of Rocky Bearstalkers from Sportsman's Guide 15 years ago and last year finally wore the sole out. I called Rocky and they sent me new soles at no charge.
As for knives, get a good one. Gerber makes kits for skinning, gutting, bone cutting etc that are decent and fairly inexpensive. I have one and have used it for years without issue. If you want a very good skinning knife, I recommend the custom handmade knives on here. They are expensive but rewarding. However, they are not required. My buddy has a Bush Monkey. I have one made from a guy in Austin. Anza in California makes a good one.
For headlights, I use the cheap Energizer brand from Walmart. I bought several and keep one in each pack. I still have the first one I bought 8 years ago and use it about 30 times a year.
For predator calls, I have both electronic and mouth. For electronic, I use a FoxPro Wilfire. For mouth, I use TJ Shockler handmade from Boyd, Tx. I have had great results with both.
For camo jacket, get a name brand. Columbia will stand behind their products no questions asked. Cabelas will too. Browning is way overpriced.
Hope this helps.


Edited by remman (02/25/15 01:01 PM)

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#5619965 - 02/25/15 01:09 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
Great info guys, keep it coming.

Currently no blind is used. We usually walk, but not large areas of land (under 200 acres). Sometimes we will take our chairs and cover them and ourselves up with brush to make a sort of make shift blind.

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#5619996 - 02/25/15 01:25 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: Jaydub]
der Teufel Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 670
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Jaydub

A box of nitrile or latex gloves for cleaning
Leather work gloves for dragging animals, they work better when cactus are present
A headlight - one with multiple settings including red
Rope or straps


I carry a cheap headlamp, although I rarely use it. The other items are a must for me, however. When I shoot a hog the first thing I do is put the rifle down (I carry a .22 pistol in case I need a finishing shot) and pick up a pair of leather gloves and a piece of rope about 20' long. I tie the rope around the hog's head and make a loop to go over my shoulder, then I start dragging it.

Other things I carry are:
1) a small pair of binoculars — easier to use than looking through the scope, and safer.
2) electronic hearing protection — the ones I use have a jack into which an MP3 player or a walkie-talkie may be plugged. Makes it easy to use radios. If you and a buddy split up and you're sneaking up on something, your buddy can talk to you without spooking nearby game. Also, a quick hit on the talk button gets your buddies attention so you can use hand signals if you're closing in on potential targets.
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#5620006 - 02/25/15 01:28 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: BenCronin04]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta THF. scratch Toilet Paper. flag
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#5620227 - 02/25/15 03:15 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: colt.45]
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: colt.45
welcome ta THF. scratch Toilet Paper. flag


That's actually not a bad one. I'll add some wet wipes to the kit.

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#5620235 - 02/25/15 03:17 PM Re: Hunting "Kit" [Re: der Teufel]
BenCronin04 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: der Teufel

Other things I carry are:
1) a small pair of binoculars — easier to use than looking through the scope, and safer.
2) electronic hearing protection — the ones I use have a jack into which an MP3 player or a walkie-talkie may be plugged. Makes it easy to use radios. If you and a buddy split up and you're sneaking up on something, your buddy can talk to you without spooking nearby game. Also, a quick hit on the talk button gets your buddies attention so you can use hand signals if you're closing in on potential targets.


Good info. I'm looking into walkie talkies, and will definitely be buying ones with audio jacks now that you mentioned that.

I also just got these in: Pentax 62211 UCF-X II 8x25 Binoculars. They seem to be a decent small set of binoculars.

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