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Hunting 101


Introduction: Hunting 101


This instructables is to show a few tips to help hunters prepare for there hunt to make it more successful. I will tell you what I do leading up to the hunt, during and after as well as what to bring. This is gear towards deer rifle hunting but many things will work for bow, turkey,etc. I will show you what I use for clothing, shooting stuff, essentails, You Will most likly be doing a lot of walking so keep in mind to only take with you what you need so your not carrying around extra weight.

  • Get permission from land owner ahead of time. If somebody lets you hunt on there land give them a gift card or something to thank them.
  • Set up tree stand or blind before the season.
  • Make sure you gun is cleaned.
  • Make sure you have a clean shoot at deer and is range of your gun/bow.
  • Read hunting regulations guide for current season
  • Number one thing is BE SAFE
  • Where you orange
  • Carry a backpack, fanny pack, chair in bag on sling, gun on sling


Step 1: Clothing



  • Wool socks- better than cotton
  • extra socks
  • long underwear pants
  • warm pants layer
  • camo colored brush pants
  • long under wear long sleeve
  • long sleeve warm shirt
  • orange hoodie
  • orange vest or jacket- i like vests because they keep you warm and are not bulky
  • camo baseball hat-
  • orange baseball hat
  • camo winter hat
  • orange winter hat
  • orange neck warmer
  • camo neck warmer
  • orange finger tip less gloves with mitten cover up for when not shooting
  • orange pancho
  • Wash you clothes before going hunting. Use non scent hunting detergent or just baking soda.
  • After you wash them put them in a big garbage bag to keep un natural smells off of them.
  • Many of these clothes come in reverseable orange and camo which is nice.
  • Attach tag holder to back of jacket or vest

Step 2: Essentials

  • Some of the essentials for hunting are
  • a tag to legally shoot
  • a good pair of boots- don’t skimp on these this will make all the difference for a comfortable hunt
  • a Gun or bow with a scope and sling
  • land to shoot on
  • practice shooting


Step 3: Pockets/Belt Easy Access



  • knife
  • belt ammo holder
  • flashlight
  • phone on silent
  • lighter
  • grunt / call
  • binoculars
  • distance finder
  • head lamp
  • fanny pack for easy storage and access


Step 4: Pack



  • either camo or orange pack
  • whistle
  • sharening stone
  • compass
  • heat warmers
  • paracord/rope
  • TP
  • chalk
  • mylar blanket
  • scent off
  • umbrella
  • first aid kit
  • bug spray
  • water drinking stick

Step 5: Shooting Accessories



  • shooting stick
  • ear plugs
  • ear protection
  • ammo storage and carrier
  • clay pigeons
  • clay pigeons thrower
  • targets- practice before going out
  • seating pad with carrying sling
  • chair
  • chair bag
  • Gun bag


Step 6: Food and Water



When hunting you will be outside for a while so it is good to bring some food with so you don’t get hungry and end your hunt early. Many hunter will stop and get lunch mid day which can make deer move towards you if your in a stand eating.

Make sure nothing to smelly that deer will pick up on.

Beef jerky is good apples, coffee is good to keep ya going. I use a thermos. Also bring water to keep you hydrated. I also have a camo koosie. A cooler is something else you could bring to put stuff in.


Step 7: After Shooting a Deer

  • knife
  • knife sharpening stone
  • butt out tool
  • shoulder length cleaning gloves
  • dragging tool
  • rope
  • marker to mark tag
  • garbage bags
  • folding saw
  • hand sanitizer


Step 8: Bow Stuff



  • Here is a few things needed for bow hunting.
  • A bow
  • Bow bag
  • arrows
  • arrow quiver
  • arrow quiver sling
  • arm guard
  • shooting pull
  • Practice target


Step 9: Storage

  • not picutred
  • shooting stick
  • ear plugs
  • bow target
  • dragging
  • strap vest
  • Distance finder
  • Batteries
  • walkie talkies
  • Beef jerky
  • zip lock bags
  • zip ties
  • handmuff
  • trail markers
  • baking soda/ hunting laundry detergent
  • If there is anything else you would feel free to comment
  • Will be updating this instructable


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