Hunting can be an expensive sport to pursue as a pastime, particularly when it comes to purchasing gear and equipment. We’ve simplified the shopping list for all of you neophyte hunters, and have come up with a list that will have you ready to put your best foot forward in to time!
Here is a quick rundown of Wilderness Wyatt’s must-have gear:
Your Own Shotgun: Owning your own gun is a key element. Borrowing one on routine is not a good, or safe option. You need to KNOW your gun; how it handles, how it shoots and where the safety is (and how to tell when it is engaged).
Gun Oil: No, we do not mean WD-40. Gun oil is essential for cleaning your gun, especially if it is a cheap gun. It’s also instrumental in keeping your gun working properly. Even the expensive gun oil only costs about $20.
A Good Hunting Knife: A good knife doesn’t have to cost $300-400. A descent knife can assist with dressing birds, working as a screwdriver, gun repairs, trimming brush-almost whatever you need. Some knives will dull quickly, and others are prone to breaking or chipping, so make sure you do research and check out some reviews before purchasing.
Emergency Radio/2-Way Radio: Having access to weather and marine forecasts, or being able to broadcast your own location is a beyond important element of hunting. Another thing to keep handy is a good supply of batteries to keep your communication devices running.
Flashlight/Headlamp: These great clip-on LED lamps easily snap on to the brim of your ball cap, or you can choose a 65-million candlepower hand-held light if you’re looking to light a larger area. High trees make the outdoors pitch black at night, so having dependable lighting is absolutely essential when outdoors.
Rangefinder: Precision and accuracy are crucial elements of hunting. Rangefinder’s assist hunters with finding the correct distance between them and their hunting target. Most come with lanyards to wear it around your neck, but their compact size and light weight make them fit pretty easily into your pockets.
Remember that safety is paramount in all elements of hunting, and having the correct gear to minimize risks and simplify tasks can make your trip way more enjoyable. Who knows, you might even snag something!