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Bowhunter’s Checklist

Below is a list of items that members of AT have found useful while bowhunting.  Although it is not all inclusive and all these items are not needed for every hunting situation, it is a good basis for building your hunting pack.

 

Special thanks to HornHogg for compiling this list.

 

Bow and Arrows

Portable Bow Press

Extra String

Knock Pliers

Allen Wrench(s)

Extra Kisser Button

Ex String Release Cord

Broadhead Wrench

Paper w/ Bow Specs

Game Tracker w/ String

Camo Tape

Mole Skin

Spare Release

 

Camera

Film

Smart Card

Extra Batteries

Tripod

 

Clothing and Comfort

Rain Suit / Poncho

Extra Gloves

Extra Shirt/Coat/Boots

Hand Warmers

Foot Warmers

Needle and Thread

Food/Snacks

Water

Urine Bottle

Asprin, Ibuprofin, Etc.

Magazine or Book

Backpack

Turkey Vest

Folding Stool

 

Field Dressing

Rubber Gloves

Game Bags

Gimbal

Zip-Lock Bags

Nylon Ties

Paper Towels

Window Cleaner

Deer Drag

Game Cart

 

Hunting Liscense

Wallet

Pen

Tags

 

Knives

Skinning Knife

Filet Knife

Rescue Knife

Sharpener or Stone

Multi-Tool

 

Luck

Buckeye

Rabbit's Foot

Horseshoe

 

Navigation and Optics

GPS

Compass

Binoculars

Spotting Scope

Flourescent Tape

Trail Markers

Maps and Pen

 

Scents, Lures, Calls, Decoys

Rattle Horns or Bag

Scent Blocker

Cover Scent(s)

Doe Scent(s)

Buck Scent(s)

Wind Checker

Grunt Calls

Bleat Calls

Turkey Call

Scent Pads

Decoys

 

Safety and Survival

Leave Location & Time

Cell Phone

2 Way Radios

Waterproof Matches

Waterproof Candles

Space Blanket

Whistle

Fishing Line w/ Hook

Lighter

Flint w/ Striker

Flashlight

Extra Batteries

First Aid Kit

Flare

Orange In Season

Extra Vehicle Key

Money

 

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