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HUNTERS: 8 Items You Need in Your Hunting Backpack

Pictured: Left, Doug Giles, author of Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting with his Axis Deer taken on the Brady Ranch with his Mauser ’98 chambered for the .375H&H Magnum.


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1. Zipper-lock bags

Zipper-seal baggies for keeping used scent and lure items such as drag rags or scent wicks. Putting the smelly stuff in a zip-tight bag really helps keep the rest of your stuff from smelling nasty.

2. Wet wipes

Wet wipes and be used to clean up after field dressing a deer, or if you have to take care of business in the woods. They’re way better than toilet paper.

3. Brush nippers

I snip that one branch that is going to mess with my trail camera photo, I clip a branch out of my way that might interfere with a shot, and sometimes I just use them to trim around where I am sitting in a stand.

4. Rope

A haul rope for pulling stuff up into the treestand. This makes life so much easier than trying to carry things up into the stand with one hand or in your pockets. It’s much safer, too.

5. Zip ties

I use them to attach a tag to the carcass, for tying branches out of my way, for temporarily attaching things to my pack or stand, attaching a lure dispenser to a branch, and even for fixing things that break.

6. Properly-equipped pill bottle

I’m always sure to carry a small pill bottle with four things in it:

  • Benadryl
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Diarrhea medicine

7. Plastic garbage bag

I have used one many times to put over my pack to protect electronics during a rain.

8. Lighter

A cigarette lighter allows me to burn the ends of rope, seal plastic, and if needed, start a fire in a pinch.

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9. Safari Cigars to celebrate after a successful hunt

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10. Doug Giles’ new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation