Last Minute Muzzleloading Season


November 14, 2012, 01:07 AM
Well after a recent leg surgery I thought I was out for the winter, but the doctor just cleared me, so I decided to do a last minute muzzleloading season here in MN. And to tell the truth, I haven't been deer hunting in probably 7-8 years and never had the pleasure of shooting a deer. Heck the only deer I've ever seen when I'm out hunting was 200+ yards and at a full run. Well, I'm determined to change that, and this year I'm hoping it happens. So anyways back to the main purpose of the post, I have absolutely no idea what I'm all going to need besides the basic. I want to pack a little light but I don't want to have any unexpected variables come up and prevent me from tagging this year. Already got the gun out and sighting it in so I'm not worried there. And my uncle was kind enough to provide me with a spot to hunt, so check there as well, although he had an inclination that one of his stands might have been stolen, so don't know for sure if I'll be in a tree or on the ground yet, but I won't be walking. I can't call personally, but I think my uncle may sit out there with me and he can call so all good there. And who knows I may have just convinced my little sister to come out with me too to try for her first deer, so I need to prep gear for her too. Heck I almost want her to get a deer more then me, so I'm trying to account for everything. Help out if you have suggestions, smokepole season opens up November 25th here in MN.

Here's my list so far, trying to pack reasonable light. Anything you see missing?

On person:

Map & Compass
Preloaded speedloaders
Small bag or something to carry things
Maybe a snack or something
First Aid Kit

In the truck:

Extra bullets, primers, and powder
Cleaning Supplies
BP tools (Jag, bullet extractor, etc)
Sled for transportation
Food and more water, can never have enough water :D

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November 14, 2012, 08:38 AM
Small first aid kit w/ 1 large bandage (most small kits don't have a large bandage). Any medications that you couldn’t do without for a few days (asthma inhaler, epinephrine, whatever). Small length of paracord or similar (what couldn't you do w/ paracord?) Wife’s favorite nail polish (to seal the cap if traditional caplock).

November 14, 2012, 10:11 AM
Pop up Blind and a tent-safe heater with a chair can keep you in the field all day long, even if its REALLY cold.

November 14, 2012, 08:50 PM
Take an ink pen. If your deer tags are like Arkansas 'you have to fill out the info in the field.;)

Good Luck.

November 14, 2012, 08:53 PM
Thanks gotta update the list now. No need for nail polish, modern 209 inlines. I'll know more on Thanksgiving about the layout, doing a little scouting then. I think I have access to a popup blind and maybe a heater if I need them. I believe our tags get punched with a knife/sharp object but I gotta check for sure.

November 14, 2012, 10:43 PM
dont forget sent control. Get that deer at 20 yards not 200. Good luck to both of you.

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