Basic Must-Have Gear?

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  1. WytRhino

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    In your opinion, what are the biggest/most important things
    as far as gear goes that you must have for beginning bow hunting?
    Example: bow equipment, clothing, broadheads, scents, etc.
     
  2. Siman/OH

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    Binos.

    I cant see 30 yards so binos are a must.

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    elkhuntinut Weekend Warrior

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    Good clothing and optics
     
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    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    Bow, arrows, release and a thermacell!
     
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    Tree stand, Bow, sights, Arrows, and hunting land. The rest is just fluff, you really don't need a tree stand but it does help.
     
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    Skill. Without any, it doesn't matter what you bring to the field.
     
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    Thermacell for sure. They work wonders without spooking deer.

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  8. buckwild41

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    The right clothing. If you are not comfortable you won't hang in there regardless of how much your Bow cost or how cool you think the stickers on your truck are.
    PS. To be the "right" clothing they don't have to cost the most either.
     
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    very well said
     
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    Safety harness, if you plan to hunt from a stand!
     
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    good boots and socks
     
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    ^what he said^
     
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    ^^^^ obviously this as the bare basics, well actually you don't NEED a thermacell but they are definitely a MAJOR plus for early season where I hunt. Everything else after the bow, arrow are just things to increase the odds of harvesting and making your hunts more comfortable and pleasurable.
     
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    good boots because your feet will hurt after a long hunt
     
  15. xtreme16

    xtreme16 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    what everyone else is saying!^^^ although its not a must.... face paint, for me makes me feel invisible in the woods! lol
     
  16. nealmccullough

    nealmccullough BHOD Crew

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    Long underware... well underware too.

    Good luck hunting a cold November morning without that.
     
  17. Parker70

    Parker70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    This. If your feet are out of commission the rest of you is too.
     
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    During the late season the most important gear are warm boots/socks, hat and gloves. Other than the bow, arrows, and release. Once your feet hands and head get cold nothing else matters.

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    beside footwear,treestand,camo,bow,arrows,broadheads a good range finder helps.
     
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    nsimmons Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Must have gear, people that love you at home who allow you to get out in the woods and share the same excitement when you get one.
     

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