Hunting Checklist For Beginners

PRO TIPS: A CHECKLIST FOR A FIRST SUCCESSFUL HUNT

BEFORE THE HUNT

  • Hunter Safety Course
  • Hunting License
  • Driver’s License or other ID
  • Deer Tag(s)
  • Landowner Permission
  • Setup Treestand/Blind
  • Scent Reduced Clothing

DURING THE HUNT – EQUIPMENT

  • Ammo
  • Ammo Case
  • Binoculars
  • Rifle or Bow with Scope
  • Backpack (Day or Multi-day)
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Toilet Paper
  • Headlamp
  • Food/Water
  • GPS
  • Scent Attractant
  • Two-way Radios
  • Dry Towel
  • Batteries
  • Hand Warmers
  • Lighter/Matches
  • Trail-marking Tape/Tacks
  • Game Calls
  • Seat/Cushion

DURING THE HUNT – CLOTHING

  • Jacket
  • Boots
  • Inner Layer (Long Underwear)
  • Socks
  • Outer Layer (Puncture Resistant)
  • Gloves
  • Orange Vest (Check Area Regulations)
  • Rainwear
  • Orange Hat (Check Area Regulations)

AFTER THE HUNT

  • Gutter Gloves
  • Permanent Marker
  • Processing Knives
  • Cooler
  • Butt-Out Tool
  • Deer Drag
  • Pelvic Saw

Make sure your weapon is cleaned and sighted in before your hunt.