Daypack gear lists

Ikeepitcold

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Feb 22, 2011
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Reno Nv
Mine is similar

I rarely carry a GPS anymore on a day hunt.

I put together my day pack I think to myself do I have everything I need to legally kill the game I'm pursuing? I didn't see you list your hunting license and tag. That's the first thing I get, then rifle, ammo then I know for sure I have what I need to take the animal. Then on to my clothing system and so on.
 

Daubs

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Aug 5, 2016
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Nebraska
...I didn't see you list your hunting license and tag. That's the first thing I get, then rifle, ammo then I know for sure I have what I need to take the animal. Then on to my clothing system and so on.
Hunting license and deer tag are the very first things I pack, and do that while I'm at home. They get put in zip-lock and stored in chest pocket of my blaze hunting vest. So I know it's there every time I leave the truck.
 

mcseal2

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Mar 1, 2011
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Great list mcseal2. I reviewed and updated my day pack before rifle season. I have two basic plans hunting public in the Sandhills of Nebraska:

1. Sit and glass, load up the 2,400 cu. in Cabela's rifle pack with food, water, first aid kit, camp seat, leatherman, headlamp, spare ammo, tenacious tape, emergency bivy, compass, hand-warmers, InReach, Garmin Rino 655T, Zeiss Conquest 10x42's, Leica rangefinder, knife, wet-wipes (ass wipe), poly camp towel, spare gloves. Extra clothing as the weather warrants.
2. Run and gun: Load the following in my blaze pack vest -- InReach, Garmin GPS, Zeiss binos, rangefinder, extra bullets, first aid kit, wet wipes, knife, camp seat.

I hunt alone, so the InReach is with me every step in case of emergency. I always, ALWAYS take the Garmin GPS and mark my truck before heading out. Amazing how easy it is to get lost wandering those Sandhills. I stay in a hotel, and drive in and out every day, so my set up can be a little lighter than others.

I've considered adding a spotter and tripod, but to date I have not found a need. May reassess in the future. Thanks again for the list. Much appreciated.
Glad it helped, it helped me too!
 

mcseal2

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Mar 1, 2011
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midwest
Mine is similar

I rarely carry a GPS anymore on a day hunt.

I put together my day pack I think to myself do I have everything I need to legally kill the game I'm pursuing? I didn't see you list your hunting license and tag. That's the first thing I get, then rifle, ammo then I know for sure I have what I need to take the animal. Then on to my clothing system and so on.
Good point on the license and tag. I usually have those in a zipper pocket on my pants inside a zip lock. My reasoning is that I may drop my pack on a stalk that ends up being longer than expected. If I'm ever checked while off on an adventure like that I will have them on my person. I wound up over a mile from my pack once by the time I intercepted an elk. I got the elk quartered up with my pocket knife and took a quarter over my shoulder so I didn't make a wasted trip to where my pack was. Got that quarter part way out the first trip.

More replies I get the more stuff I realize I left off my list that I carry.