Just wondering what type of gear you all take with you on a typical hunt. Clothing, lanyards, dog supplies, things of that nature. Want to be sure I am carrying what I need, and get ideas for upgrades in the upcoming year.
Also what do you typically put on your lanyard?
I wanted to get a lanyard for a whistle and some other items I carry with me. I found a guy in PA that makes them from Parachord. I got mine custom made to have 2 flush counters on it as well. I will use one for flushes, and the other for harvests. right now I am (24-1) in the second season
The guy was really easy to work with, and his hand crafted lanyards are very nice. They come with an S clip, flush counter, and 2 attachments for a gps, or collar controller. I don't use either but thought some of you guys who do may want to look into these lanyards as well. Right now there is a deal for 2 for the price of one.
I will be teaching whistle sit this year so it will be a really nice to have a durable lanyard. I may be doing some traveling, and plan on adding a "tick key" as well, and maybe a small multitool or something along those lines.
The tick key is a great thing to have and works really well. I am not worried about using it on my dog, as much as I am on using it if I get a tick on me. The ticks I find on my dog, are typically dead from her medicine, but this thing works very well to get it out.
I think I may look into getting one of those camel pack bladders as well. right now I typically carry 2 water bottles, one for me and one for the dog. She does well with drinking out of a water bottle, but I think that the camel pack would be better. I could just squirt it right to here, and not need to carry two bottles around with me. Any good places to pick one of these up?
I want to get a good pair of brush pants for next year. What brands do you suggest for this? Where do you get them?
Also contemplating looking for a decent brush coat. I am using an old orange jacket and wearing a vest over top of it. I would like to get a 2 in one if possible. Any suggestions?
Want to look into getting either a skid plat or safety vest as well. I know some of these are tough to judge by pictures a lone. I want one that is tough and durable, but not too bulky and noisy.
What other types of gear and supplies do you take with you into the field for an upland hunt.
Any one ever use one of those gut hook tools for birds for quick field dressing?