Preparing for a Hunting Trip

If you want to go hunting, make sure that you leave the house prepared. Once you arrive in the woods, the last thing you want to do is find out that something you need was forgotten at home. Of course, if you are using guided hunting trips, someone in the group might have a spare of the item that you need, but this is a big risk that you don’t want to take. So, what do you need to pack in the bags before leaving on a fun hunting adventure?

The best items to bring along on the hunting trip vary from one season to the next, though some items are always needed for the trip. Ensure that you bring along a sleeping bag if you’re hunting overnight, or arrange for lodging prior to your arrival. When you’re traveling for a hunting adventure in the winter, ensure these items are also in tow.

  • Jacket or coat
  • Outdoor/weatherproof shoes
  • Cold weather cap
  • Wool pants
  • Wool shirts and sweatshirts
  • Light cold-weather gloves
  • Long Johns/Thermal Underwear
  • Hygiene items (shampoo, soap, razors, shaving cream, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Rain coat
  • Wool socks
  • Underwear
  • Hunting knife
  • Binoculars
  • Hunting license
  • Sunscreen
  • Rifle
  • 2 boxes (minimum) ammunition
  • Bow
  • 2 dozen (minimum) arrows
  • Camera
  • Aspirin
  • Bug Repellent
  • Bear Spray

If you are traveling for a summer time hunting adventure, remember to pack a bag weighing no more than 45- pounds with the following items:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Cool weather clothing for evenings
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Rain coat
  • Hygiene items
  • Water shoes
  • Bear spray
  • Water bottle
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Fanny pack
  • Fishing license
  • Fishing gear, if fishing

It is easy to prepare for your hunting trip, and much easier when you arrive when you are prepared. Keep this list handy so you are fully prepared to enjoy a great hunting adventure whenever you go.