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Old 09-13-2017, 05:43 PM   #1
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I've been contemplating not carrying my bag with me to the stand each hunt. In years past we carried everything in our pockets and if we didn't have room then we didn't need it.

I figure a knife and a flashlight are about all I really need while I'm in the stand. I can throw my Thermocell in my back pocket and be good to go.

My bag with all of the extras can stay in the boat until I need it.

QUESTIONS:
What all do y'all take to the stand with you?
Is it something you use or that you want just in case you may need it?
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:44 PM   #2
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Always way too much stuff.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:49 PM   #3
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heck I need to carry a suitcase just for my snacks
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:52 PM   #4
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Binoculars, lighter, cigarettes, pee bottle, snotty rags/TP , iPad
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #5
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Always way too much stuff.
Well will you look at that? That's the exact same thing I carry.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:59 PM   #6
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I use a Cabelas fannypack with shoulder straps. Always tote stuff I don't need on every trip, but if I need it, I got it. Water bottle, rangefinder, back up release, wind checker, knife, sharpener, facemask, light gloves, rubber gloves, granola bar or two, binocular, etc. Can't carry all that in my pockets, but I frequently sit a stand until 11:00 or 12:00 am and come back at 1:30/2:00pm until dark. I only hunt the perfect winds and when I got 'em, I take advantage.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:09 PM   #7
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Knives (2), flashlight, spare batteries, granola bars, couple beverages, thermacell (extra butane/bug strip) and T.P.

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Old 09-13-2017, 06:11 PM   #8
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #9
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Knife, bottle of Coke, small flashlight and a thigh pocket of folded paper towels. That's it.
I hunt from a tree stand or still hunt...... morning hunt until 2 pm
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #10
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Oh
And a tin of kipper snacks
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #11
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I carry a backpack anytime I'm hunting!

Knife
Flashlight(s) because I don't like the dark
Extra shells
Thermocell
TP
Lots of snacks
Some rope
First aid kid
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:22 PM   #12
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my bow pack averages between 28 to 32 pounds
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:32 PM   #13
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My stand bag is a 2 gallon ziploc bag. I poke a small hole in it at the top and loop a string through it to easily carry it. Usually has a bottle or two of water, a sandwich bag of nuts or jerky, SD card reader, some tissue for marking blood trails, flashlight, etc. Keep it sealed up to minimize any scent and hang it from a limb in the tree stand.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:25 PM   #14
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Knife, bottle of Coke, small flashlight and a thigh pocket of folded paper towels. That's it.
I hunt from a tree stand or still hunt...... morning hunt until 2 pm


That's what I'm talking about. If I need some of the "other stuff" I'll go back to the boat/truck and get it.


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Old 09-14-2017, 12:26 PM   #15
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my bow pack averages between 28 to 32 pounds


WHAT?!?!?!?


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Old 09-14-2017, 12:35 PM   #16
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Binoculars
TP
Transistor radio to listen to Aggie games on Saturdays
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Knives
Come Along
Coffee
A couple bottles of water
Snack, maybe a sammich or taco
Camera with long lens

Yeah, I've been known to have to make two trips from the truck to the blind.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:38 PM   #17
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:40 PM   #18
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No bag. Pocketknife, small flashlight, binoculars and Thermocell (when needed).
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #19
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No matter what im hunting, i carry my backpack with me.

It holds my binos, bottle of water, light snack, flashlight/headlamp, facepaint, extra scent spray, knife, and my wallet. I hate sitting on my wallet for hours so i put it in a zippered pouch.
When bowhunting i also stand my quiver up in it. I dont like to shoot with it on, so i use it to hold my arrows to keep from cutting my bag.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:02 PM   #20
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ep, I kinda figured that one out years ago. Flashlight, pocket knife, cell phone, handkerchief. When hunting the hogs, my .40 Ruger. That's about it.

Now if we're talking about a 5 mile still hunt for elk in Colorado, well, that's something else again.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:18 PM   #21
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Knife, bottle of Coke, small flashlight and a thigh pocket of folded paper towels. That's it.
I hunt from a tree stand or still hunt...... morning hunt until 2 pm


Dang I wanna hunt/party with you!!!!


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Old 09-14-2017, 01:23 PM   #22
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You misspelled 'Morning' Bag!
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:28 PM   #23
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Water
small towel for wet seats
TP
Havalon
folding saw
Calls, usually grunt tube, bleat can and rattle pack depending on time of year
zip ties
flashlight
tiny backup flash light
face paint
gloves
ozone machine
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:39 PM   #24
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bow or firearm and ammo
flashlight
bottle of water
backpack full of camera / optics gear.
phone
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:41 PM   #25
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:48 PM   #26
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Knife, bottle of Coke, small flashlight and a thigh pocket of folded paper towels. That's it.
I hunt from a tree stand or still hunt...... morning hunt until 2 pm


Reminds me of a Pat Travers song...
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:26 PM   #27
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Pocket knife flashlight. Rest stays on 4wheeler. It's always within a few hundred yards. If I shoot something always go to 4wheeler before tracking.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:47 PM   #28
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I have my knife on my belt and bino's around my neck and TP and phone in my pocket. Water bottle in my hand. Only carry pack when it's cold and I need warm clothes.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:10 PM   #29
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I hunt a short distance from my ride right now, and I still bring a bunch of stuff with me which I don't think it right or wrong (Note - majority of my hunting in the dark for hogs):

-charged backup 18650 batteries for kill light/vape
-headlamp with red light setting (without cycling through)
-knife
-snacks
-water
-pee bottle
-large, powerful flashlight for blood tracking
-zip ties
-energy drink for the long hunts (who am I kidding, they are almost always long hunts)
-hand corn
-wind checker
-remotes for feeders (even though they don't always work)
-external battery to juice up the phone
-earbuds (one night I was hunting hogs pretty late and was tired and restless and about to call it quits and head back to camp - I decided to listen to some Jerry Jeff Walker with one ear bud in and hunt a little longer...a couple songs in, a hog came in...I got to finish the album cleaning a hog and putting him in a cooler)

TP is always in the car. Always. But not in my bag.

I get what you are saying. I don't need all that I bring. I could pack less. I also like being prepared for a long hunt without having to wonder if I'm going to potentially lessen my chances hunting by making a trip to get something before the shot with movement and scent.

I can't take myself too seriously though by "controlling" the hunt. For all I know, I have missed an opportunity at a group of hogs I could have stalked up to if I left where I was sitting all night waiting for them to come to me.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:22 PM   #30
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I only take a few things along with the usual pocket stuff (knife/phone). Anything killed will be cleaned at the barn so no need for cleaning supplies.

-bow
-binos/RF
-thermocell (new)
-corn (hand tossed on my way in)

If rifle hunting, I'll take my fanny pack with a few more things. snacks/adult beverages, earbuds for football, and last but not least.... WASP SPRAY!

EDIT: Lost track of the point LOL to answer OP question, I don't carry a bag when bow hunting. Only if I'll be in the stand with some room to spread out.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:08 PM   #31
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For those of y'all that are always guilty of the too-much-stuff packing method, make me an offer on this bag. You'll be able to really carry too much stuff.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=661506
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:16 PM   #32
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I carry in my Camelback pack, camera tripod ( doubles as a rifle rest), GPS/radio, two knives, small Gerber pack axe, headlamp, flashlight, paracord, water or my coffee thermos, grunt tube, camera, toilet paper, rubber gloves, pen, hard candy, tape measure (small), zip ties, lighter, extra ammunition, rangefinder, extra SD cards. Usually stick my wallet in there when I get to the stand as well. That's all I can think of right now.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:22 PM   #33
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I always carry my backpack to the stand. As someone else stated, I rather keep things in my pack as compared to my pocket.

Knife
Thermo-cell
flash light
spare release
gloves if it's cold
face mask
bottle of water
couple cold ones (if evening sit)
TP
quart ziplock for wallet, keys, cell phone, etc.
pen to fill out tag and license log
binos if in rifle blind

Call it overkill if you want but I use at least half if not more of those items on any given hunt.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:44 PM   #34
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I was lucky enough to inherit my grandfather's medical kit bag from WW2. I cleaned it up, added quality straps, and I take it with me to every stand hunt. He wasn't a hunter at all - he was a farmer, but it makes my mom happy that I carry it.

That said, it's full of a bunch of crap I never touch because I hunt(ed) on private property about 300 yards from a 4 wheeler...

Mandatory includes are flashlight, TP, bag-hanging-S-hook, binos, snacks.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:46 PM   #35
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I have a soft cooler bag with backpack straps. Few beers in the cooler and it has pockets I can stick flashlight and binos in.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:49 PM   #36
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I have a single strap messenger bag. Rope, water, thermacell and spares for it, binos, flashlights (2), spare glasses, knife, shears, and hard candy. Batteries for the night vision if chasing piggies, and the stealth cam NV monocular at night as well. Plus about 6 paper towels, AKA all purpose paper.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:18 AM   #37
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Exactly what I carry
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