If you pick up any hunting magazine, looking through the ads, you will think the only way to hunt deer is by wearing $100 base layers. Having your personal ozone machine, on hand and having the fastest bow made.
In this article, let’s look at what it actually takes to be a hunter. First, pick a tool for hunting. Get a bow, traditional or compound or a crossbow. Just make sure you are proficient with it. Practice. It’s archery season in Indiana, so I started with that.
Next, find an archery shop run by a local guy that can teach you things. Avoid the big box stores, unless that is all that is available to you.
My gear: I picked up a used PSE Nova Sport Game compound bow for $50. Is it the fastest? No. Does it kill deer? Yes.
Hunting Clothes. On a basic budget, here’s what you need. Long Johns. Thermal Underwear. A pair of Carhartt bibs and Coat. Berne is another brand that is reputable. Comfortable boots that keep your feet warm. Sometimes, you can sit still for hours, hands and feet get cold being still. Orange hat, and some gloves.
My first pair of hunting boots, were made by Brahma. I bought them at Wal-Mart for around $40 and they lasted 5 years of hunting.
This next thing, you cannot forget this. Listen, it is absolutely possible to hunt and kill deer without wearing any camo at all. You do not have to have it. Just make sure that one your hunting gear fits your budget and two, keeps you warm. That is what it’s supposed to do.
Next we will look at the big mystery behind scent control.