If you are thinking of going on your first hunting trip very soon, you will need to be prepared for everything which you need to do and all the other possibilities which could happen while you’re out in the wild. Right below are some of the must-haves when you are out hunting.
A Good Hunting Rifle
Brand New Hunting Rifle: Approximately $9,000
There are so many factors which you should take into consideration when buying a hunting rifle although the basic ones would be the following: The game you plan to hunt, your skill level and the amount of money you are willing to shell out
But there are some things which first-time hunters tend to disregard. But we’re informing you now so take note of these.
Your scope could go as high as 50% the amount of your rifle. Yes, it’s that expensive. So make sure that you have set aside enough cash for that or else you would be practically blind during the hunt. Bullets are necessary too or your rifle is completely useless in the wild. Bullet types and weight should be taken into consideration too when you’re shopping for these.
Brand New Game Camera: $150 – $600
A long time ago, you would have to do several rounds in the day (or at night) stalking your game. Now, you have a wireless game camera to help you with it. All you need to do is set it up strategically and just wait, especially when you’re tired or resting in the camp.
Since you will need several of these, the cost is definitely a huge factor when you’re shopping. The time of the real time transmission should also be considered since this is basically your alert. Some guarantee a 90-second transmission to your device.
Brand New Satellite Phone: $500 – $1,700
This is your best friend when you’re travelling deep into the woods or far out in the safari. It’s important that you find good signal first before you set up camp just in case you need help for anything.
Most satellite phones today have replicated the common cellular phones in terms of size and weight. A lot of those even have WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities even. So all you need to take note of now is the network provider and the cost per call.
Multi-Purpose Hunting Device
As a solar-powered phone charger, compass, AM / FM and weather radio, barometer, thermometer and LED flashlight, this is basically like the Swiss Knife for hunting trips. And why not have this one device instead of packing every single thing in your bag, right?
There are numerous brands out there which are not just effective with each of its functions but also durable and water resistant.
The next set of hunting essentials would be those you need to have in case of emergencies. Even if the place you are off to is relatively safe and close to all modern conveniences including tertiary hospitals, it is best that you have all these to be prepared for potential accidents and the like.
See to it that this is big enough so you can put everything you need inside it, sturdy enough so that it wouldn’t easily rip and waterproof.
Complete First Aid Kit
Small wounds and tiny bites to grave mishaps could happen and you want to be ready for all those.
This is not just for drinking, mind you. It’s useful for washing wounds and other injuries.
From securing your belongings to a tree branch to using it as a sling for your rifle, a light rope (or a heavy cord) is one of the most important must-haves in your hunting trip.
You never leave this when you go hunting.
Lighter or Matches
Going all cave man in the wild is fun but not very convenient. Make it easy on yourself and bring a lighter.
Final Tip: If you aren’t sure which brand to get, say with the game cameras available in the market today, go online and read as many trail cam reviews as you can, I also recommend to visit prohunters.net where he covers more in depth on game camera. This is one of the best ways in which you can find that equipment or gear which will suit your needs and level of skill before you go out there shopping.