Written by Tom Shank
My five weeks in North Carolina hunting white-tails and guiding hunters have shown me how ill-prepared some hunters can be. When folks go through a hunting outfitter, not everything under the sun is listed on the equipment checklist.
The most important things are the most obvious. Hunters are constantly reminded to include clothing that would cover weather changes from mild to severe cold. The old saying, “If you have it, you can always take it off” is good advice. Layering your clothing does work.
Rubber boots may not seem important. For many, leather ones are brought into camp to be worn exclusively. Let it rain, and the conditions become like a tropical rain forest. Rubber boots are a must – they are scent-free, and keep human scent to a minimum coming and going to stand locations.
Wearing your hunting boots into the lodge atmosphere is a big “No.’’ Contamination of all the smells associated to human activity should be eliminated. There are many so-called scent-free sprays that can be used to cut down on human scent. Spraying yourself down can only help.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 19:20
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