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Hungryman

Hunting Equipment Suggestions

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Hungryman

I am in need of some hunting equipment suggestions. I have $250 in Cabelas gift cards. I 'm an avid deer hunter and seem to have the basic equipment needed. I've been thinking about things like a ground blind, deer decoys, trail cams (have 1 already), etc. Any thoughts or suggestons on the subject?

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HunterLee

Not sure on your weapon of choice, but can't go wrong with another tree stand. Or new aarows or an upgraded something

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goblueM

plenty of stuff to blow your money on... why not just go wander around and see what grabs your eye?

camera, new stand, ammo, always hot new clothing out

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basssmasher*

use it on fishing stuff smile lol

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highlife4me

Drop it off at the customer service desk and tell them a guy that goes by the name "Highlife" will come in to pick it up. laugh

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CodyDawg

A nice wool coat or the new merino wool baselayers to keep ya toasty warm on those chilly days.

An upgraded fall-safety vest that has the retractable line attached directly to the tree.

Walkers Game ear hearing protection.

Donate it to a conservation organization (Pheasants Forever?) or Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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mrklean

im buying new camo this year finally figured its time to upgrade

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Bear55

I have the exact opposite problem, no gift cards and a big list of things to buy.

I would get anotehr game camera for sure, monitoring 2 or more areas at once can give you a lot of info. More blinds and stands are alwasy cool, if you are a bowhunter I know I alwasy need more arrows, broadheads, and targets. If you are not a bowhunter but love to deer hunt maybe it's the perfect time to get into it!

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Hungryman

Good call on the arrows as i could use a few more. i am thinking of switching broadheads too. thanks everyone for some good info.

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BLACKJACK

You can't go wrong with a good pair of hunting boots. For deer hunting, you need a couple pair, one pair for walking around and warm weather hunts, another pair for sitting in the cold.

Trail cameras are addicting, get another one.

As someone else said, goto Cabelas, wander around, you should have no problem spending the $250.

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Gordie

What I would look for is clothes start at your base layer and dress your self until you reach 250 dollars IMO nothing beats a great base layer and being comfy in the woods all day is a must.. for me anyways

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Archerysniper

I'm with elwood warm hunting clothes, my one must have this year is a heater body suit.

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mrklean

did you see the columbia heater jacket only $1000

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pulleye16

did you see the columbia heater jacket only $1000

yes and unbeleivebale...but don't forget the $400 pair of gloves to match!

FYI-you can buy a heated jacket else where for a $100-150.

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Bear55

did you see the columbia heater jacket only $1000

Sweet, I am going to run out and buy two of them right away. crazy

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mrklean

least you can get some heated socks for $40

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bigbucks

Something I came across there last year, put on my Christmas list & received was an adjustable stand for a trail camera. I think they were around $30. I've finally used it & really like it. None of this trying to find a tree about the right size with a decent view. Just put the camera in the spot with the best view & angle of the spot it's covering. It's much faster & easier.

Tree stands you can never have too many. Now that I have a blind I'm starting to feel that way about those too.

Broadheads & arrows are a great suggestion too. A pkg of broadheads can always help finish off that gift cert. They're a permanent fixture on my Christmas list (which I analy keep in Excel...). A layout blind for field hunting waterfowl is a dandy extra if you do that & don't have one. You can definitely make do with burlap, but they're awfully nice. (I don't have one yet.)

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Finlander

I would put any camo clothing on the list as you can never have enough camo! 2c

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paul pachowicz

A VISA card with low interest and zero balance then a power shopping trip.

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surewood

Game cam.

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Archerysniper

On top of the list should be a 5 point safety harness is you don't already have one, that is the single most important thing to have if your tree stand hunting.

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mnguy152

polartec for base layers, boot dryer

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