Hunting Checklist

    Hunting requires more than just grabbing your gun and taking off for the woods. If you prepare before hand, you can easily have a successful hunt. Your result could be groceries on the table and even a nice mount over the fireplace. You may not need all of the following, depending on what kind of hunting you plan to do, but here is a list of things you may want to consider:




    First Things First:
  • Decide on your vacation days
  • Get hunting license
  • Get special tags or permits (if applicable)
  • Hunter safety course
  • Purchase ammunition (or reload your own)
  • Sight in rifles
  • Scout area to hunt
  • Find a butcher to process your deer (if you’re not doing it yourself)
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Clean-up and make repairs to hunt camp


  • Weapons and Ammunition
  • Rifle and sling
  • Shot gun
  • Bullets/Buckshot
  • Scope
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • Bipod
  • Bow/Cross bow
  • Arrows/bolts


  • Hunting Gear
  • First-aid Kit
  • Tree stand (and safety belt)
  • Sharp hunting knife and knife sharpener
  • Bone saw
  • Ropes and/or bungee cords
  • Camping equipment
  • Seat cushion or hunting chair
  • Compass, maps, and/or GPS unit
  • Flashlights, extra bulbs and batteries
  • Blood tracking light
  • Colored ribbon for marking tracks, stands, blood trails, etc.
  • Binoculars
  • Range finder
  • Game calls
  • Masking scents
  • Game scents and attractants
  • Gambrel and hoist


  • Supplies
  • Day pack
  • Water (for drinking and for cleaning up after field dressing)
  • Thermos
  • Food box (things for you to eat)
  • Ice and ice chests
  • Plastic bags
  • Hand wipes and paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Mosquito repellant


  • Clothes
  • Orange vests (if required)
  • Camouflaged clothes
  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Boots
  • Extra Socks
  • Gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Face mask


  • If Dog Hunting
  • Dog box
  • Tracking collars and receivers
  • Food & Water for dogs
  • Tracking light on truck


  • Personal Items
  • Prescription medicine
  • Wallet, picture ID, credit cards, money
  • Spare keys to truck and hunt camp
  • Cell phone (some forest areas will not have coverage)



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