Out of state bowhunt checklist

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by RKF11, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. Ash12

    Ash12 10 pointer

    Oct 21, 2007
    You're lisense and tags and a headlamp with extra batteries. Is your knife/knifes sharpened up and ready to go? Reflective tap to use when blood trailing? Backpack with snacks? A good book for long sits?
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  2. Brody

    Brody 10 pointer

    Apr 7, 2019
    No place like home
    Your bow
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  3. BowOnly

    BowOnly 8 pointer

    Mar 6, 2008
    Havalon for caping and meat/hack saw for removing skull cap. Can't bring back any spine or brain matter.
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  4. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 10 pointer

    Nov 22, 2016
    Man, it is embarrassing to admit that when I read his post my first thought was, “wet wipes…don’t forget the wet wipes”.
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  5. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    - rainsuit
    - warm weather clothes
    - cold weather clothes
    - thermacell
    - heat packs
    - backup bow if you have one
    - extra release
    - headlamp, batteries
    - rangefinder
    - binos
    - safety harness
    - pull rope for bow
    - seat cushion
    - day pack
    - screw in hangers
    - bow hanger
    - GPS
    - wind indicator
    - extra batteries for everything
    - water bottle
    - TP/baby wipes
    - scent free spray
    - knife
    - sharpener
    - pen
    - electrical tape
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2021
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  6. Joe Bryan

    Joe Bryan 8 pointer

    Jul 4, 2006
    Nelson County
    From my experience with Iowa, a Loc-on with sticks is a must, I went 2 years ago and lots of trees were not climber friendly. I was able to make do but definitely take a loc-on for another option... ground blind as well! Good luck!!! Your gonna love it out there!
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  7. rabbit dawg

    rabbit dawg 6 pointer

    Mar 9, 2010
  8. Chilly

    Chilly 12 pointer

  9. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

    Apr 7, 2015
    Fresh and new battery for your rangefinder and a spare.
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  10. theprofessor

    theprofessor 8 pointer

    Oct 14, 2013
    Shenandoah Valley
    And socks. More hunting gets ruined by cold wet feet, and for some OOS hunts, there’s a lot more hiking than there is east of the Mississippi.

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  11. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    A bottle of Kentucky bourbon. It would be rude to show up empty handed. Plus, plan on buying dinner a couple nights and volunteer to do the dishes.

    For hunting as mentioned take a blind, lock on and mobile climbing sticks. If anyone older than 60 says "hunt over there" you better hunt over there.
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  12. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Aspirin, Benedryl
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  13. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

    Oct 15, 2013
    Can’t believe no one has mentioned Imodium yet. I never take an important trip without a new batch. Things happen, especially when eating other peoples cooking. Don’t want to spend the whole trip on the pot
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  14. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
    Don’t forget your broadheads. I did that. Drove from Andalusia, Al to Mendon Il, got unpacked, ready to check my bow. No broadheads.
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  15. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    A set of basic tools. Some Allen heads if for some reason you need to tweak your bow from the trip up And anything from minor vehicle repairs to Treestand problems

    A set of walkie-talkies not be a bad idea in case cell phone coverage is a problem in that area.

    Super glue, Gorilla tape and two bic lighters

    Last but not least a couple small honey packets like what do you find at KFC. An old man once told me to keep a couple in my pack
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2021
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