What do you carry in that Backpack??

Discussion in 'Backpacking Gear & Clothing' started by prohuntersmind, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. prohuntersmind

    prohuntersmind Well-Known Member

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    I see so many of these hunters on T.V. carrying a backpack while hunting whitetails and I can't figure out what all they need to make it through the day that they would have to have a backpack to carry it in. I always have a extra release,flashlight,grunt call,can call, gutting knife,gloves and facemask,limb saw, rangefinder and all of that fits into a 7 pocket fannypack. So I'm wondering if you guys wear a fannypack or backpack? And if you wear a backpack what all is in it?
     
  2. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Hunting public lands may involve a 3 mile hike in the dark before you ever think about hunting. For that you should be prepared to spend the night in the woods because it can happen. Also, people would think your nuts if you expect to drag an animal out of those places. If your hunting rural areas/private land with woodlots and roads in the area, you need less.
     
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  3. ssssnake529

    ssssnake529 Well-Known Member

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    I always carry a backpack. If I kill an animal, I want to have my pack with me so I can carry it out.
     
  4. PBramble

    PBramble Active Member

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    I use a Badlands Superday pack for day hunting on big public land tracts. It contains calls, knives and tags, GPS,rangefinder, HUGE binoculars, spotting scope and collapsible tripod, food, 3L camelbak, extra water bottles, heavy gloves, extra beanie, fleece neck gaiter, flash light, box of shells (if gun hunting), small trauma kit and I carry my thicker outerwear so I don't sweat while stalking. I usually carry a pistol in the holster on the belt as well. I'm usually 2-3 miles minimum from the truck and bad weather can blow in quick in western OK, so I like to be prepared. For hunts on 150-200 acres of private land, I carry much lighter.
     
  5. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    I live in southeastern Idaho & the majority of my hunting is in very thick country. We also have a bunch of grizzly bears. The 2 most important items to me are a water filter & good fire starting material. Next is a gps unit & bear spray. Sometimes I carry a 45 auto but I feel spray is more effective. Never had to use either one but a few govt. hunter friends that deal with grizz say spray is best. I average about 6 miles per day hunting black bear, deer & elk. You can only carry so much.
    Hope this helps,
    Thanks, Kirk
     
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  6. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Medium internal frame pack or external frame pack for hauling out quarters. Depends on distance to vehicle and size of game hunted.
     
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  7. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... lessee, pack contents...
    1. Ten Essentials (GOOGLE it)
    2. butchering gear
    3. meat bags & paracord
    4. OR -> plastic roll-up sled (ex. "Deer Sleigher") to haul out entire carcass.
    5. Thermos of hot coffee or tea and wineskin both or hydration bag slung under coat in temps below 15 F.

    Eric B.