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What does your basic hunting EDC consist of?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Doug S, Nov 25, 2013.

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  1. Doug S

    Doug S Member

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    I enjoy reading the EDC (Every Day Carry) forums, and thought this would be an fun EDC type hunting topic thread with hunting season being upon many of us.

    Mine...

    Gun - Remington 700ADL w/x pro trigger in 243WIN caliber
    Ammo - Winchester 95gr Ballistic Silvertips
    Knife - Buck 110 Folding Hunter
    Saw- Gerber EZ cut bone saw
    Light - Fenix E05 on neck lanyard for getting into woods & E15 as backup in pocket

    Of course I carry a few other items, but those listed above are what I think of as the essentials. So if you don't mind playing along, what are your basics as per above?
     
  2. 41magsnub

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    Based on your stuff, when you say hunting you mean deer hunting specifically?
     
  3. Doug S

    Doug S Member

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    Yes, deer hunting is the big thing in my area, but others can list whatever it is that pertains to their primary hunting.
     
  4. MCgunner

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    Mossberg 500 camo

    12 gauge 2 3/4" number 3 fasteel loads

    A dozen Carrylite inflatable mallards

    Duck Commander classic single reed

    Avery marsh chair

    Cabela's 5mm neoprene waders when it's as cold out there as it has been the last couple of days.

    Rayovac head lamp





    Just to toss in something different. :D
     
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  5. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

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    Let's seen for deer hunting lately...

    Any one of my collection of deer capable rifles or handguns. I shot one so far this season with my Remington M722 in .257 Roberts, 100 grain Sierra Game king handloads.

    Rayovac head lamp (to get to my blind if the moon ain't out)

    Thermocell in warmer weather. Not necessary at the moment, but the propane heater I keep in the blind sure the heck is.

    Gerber Gator Serrator

    I leave the Wyoming saw at the house along with a butcher's bone saw. My blind is 300 yards from my back porch, you see. :D
     
  6. Liberty1776

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    in the slug zone -

    Mossberg 500 with sabot bbl and scope.

    extra box of sabot slugs (TOTALLY UNNECESSARY, but I can't bring myself to leave them behind) - brand depends on what I have on my shelf at the time

    knife picked up at a dump (4" Western brand) that I put a new handle on with a piece of deer antler

    $1.99 led flashlight I got at Menards. Short and compact.

    99 cent butane lighter

    sometimes lunch...

    rifle zone - switch out the Mossberg for my '95 Mauser in .257 Robts and take a roll-up stiff plastic toboggan to pull 'em out with. If I gets one...
     
  7. Doug S

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    Thanks for contributing guys. I enjoy reading what others are using. I took this picture this evening.
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  8. travisd

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    Hoyt Charger bow shooting Magnus Snuffer heads
    Buck 110
    And a small head light
    Other than a phone and car keys I wont take anything else along
     
  9. skiking

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    I carry a Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag with a Burris fullfield II 3-9x40 and 10 rounds of 180 gr Nosler AccuBond handloads. Nikon monarch 10x binocs. KOA antelope hunter and a old Buck knife. 5 game bags with 100' paracord. 1 liter of watered down powerade, sandwich bag of my own trail mix. Petzl headlamp. Bic lighter. TP and trowel. Water purification tablets. Glock 22 with 180 gr fmj. Space blanket. Electrical tape. And last but not least a celebratory cigar (nice way to calm the nerves after the shot and burn a little time before getting to the tracking). I carry my stuff in a Orvis fanny pack and keep a frame pack in my jeep. Worked well Saturday, needed most of the stuff(except survival stuff) and didn't need anything I didn't have when I got my elk.
     
  10. Arkansas Paul

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    Rifle (extra ammo in the 4 sling loops)
    Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt
    Binos
    Thermos of coffee (when hunting in enclosed box blind)
    Head light
    Doe pee
    iPhone with full charge
     
  11. dubbleA

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    Not much....

    Polaris Ranger 700XP
    rifle of the day with it's hand loads
    Swarovski spotting scope
    Zeiss binoculars
    peanut butter crackers and a bottle of water
     
  12. brainwake

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    Rifle of choice - (Contender 30-30 or Savage 270 - with 4 rounds in the magazine, or on the stock)
    sling pack containing
    - Case Trapper (knife)
    - Fenix LD20 (flashlight)
    - Fenix LD01 (backup flashlight)
    - buck grunt
    - disposable shoulder length dressing gloves
    - a Ziploc with 4 or 5 pre-separated paper towels (very nice to have to clean up the blood after dressing)
    - I generally toss my gloves, mask and head cover in the pack until I am in the field
    - flask of water
    - iphone
    - seat cushion (if not headed to tree stand - else harness and climbing rope)
     
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  13. ldlfh7

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    This is all I have ever needed

    308 rifle
    pocket knife
     
  14. Lazy R

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    Good thread idea.

    Rem 700 .270. 130 Grain handloads, 5 in rifle 4 in pocket. Safari sling to work with pack.

    Pack frame with fanny pack attached. LED flashlight, headlamp, Buck folder, 1 fixed blade knife, granola bar, paracord & straps, game bag, bottle of water, TP, lighter and film tube with Vaseline soaked cotton firestarter, pen with some black tape wrapped around it, binocs on chest strap, Leopold rangefinder, compass, gutting gloves. Probably some junk in there I'm forgetting. Shooting sticks in belt loop. Oh, my phone, a camera, and a teeny tripod.

    And a little 1.5 ounce bottle of whisky.

    Deer or elk, mountains or badlands.
     
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  15. 22-rimfire

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    The Duck Commander "Happy Happy" cap is essential.
     
  16. tahunua001

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    whatever suits my fancy. for instance this year:
    turkey was bagged with mossberg 535 tactical real tree using 3 1/2" #5 shot
    blackbear was bagged with Arisaka type 44 cavalry carbine using 6.5x50 140gr accubonds
    deer was a 9mm AR15 carbine using 147gr speer gold dots
    elk was weatherby vanguard in 300 weatherby mag using light 180gr speer deep curl loads.

    next year:
    well I only have one shotgun so turkey will probably be the same.
    had enough of blackbear for a while, will probably just ignore bear season.
    deer will most likely be AR15 in 223.
    elk will probably be 30-06 ruger M77 MKII.
    whatever fits in my gun that has a decent group and performs decently
    I'm incredibly disorganized, whatever I can find that has an edge, lately it's been a gerber folder.
    should probably get one of those...
    whatever I can find that has batteries...

    there is no such thing as everyday carry with me when it comes to hunting.
     
  17. Davek1977

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    Model 70 Winchester Model 70
    Federal Premium 160 Accubonds or Partitions
    Buck folding knife
    Gerber saw
    appropriate licenses/tags
    Nikon binocs
    gloves for cleaning game (loosely fitting shoulder gloves, tight fitting latex gloves)
     
  18. Esoxchaser

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    Squirrel hunting: Savage 24- .22LR over 20ga. 7/8 oz #6
    Whatever the dog puts up from rabbits to pheasants: Beretta AL391, Ruger Single Six hunter
    CCI mini mags, 1 1/8 oz Copper plated #6.
    Running hounds for bunnies:
    20 ga 391, 1oz 7 1/2. Ruger mark III hunter, mini mags.

    CRKT Titanium folder.
    Garmin GPS with topo chip.
    Cell.
    Dog bowl and water.
    Whistle
    Firestick.
    Lighter.
    Trail Mix.
     
  19. rromeo

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    I hunt in my back yard, so I pack light.
    Marlin .30-30 with Core Lokts
    Ruger Super Blackhawk .44mag with Keith bullets
    Pocket knife
    Cellphone to call my wife to bring the truck out.
     
  20. FiveStrings

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    For hunting in the snow we've been getting, I'm taking:
    .303 Enfield No. 4 & 6 rounds
    grunt call
    binos
    pocket compass
    knife
    ALICE medium pack & frame
    GI poncho with liner tied in
    50' rope
    climbing harness
    saw
    small pillow
    extra knit cap, mittens, socks
    piss bottle
    water bottle & snacks
     
  21. hq

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    Gun & ammo - Varies, depends a lot on what I'm hunting
    Backup handgun - Glock for non-dangerous game, Colt Anaconda for bear & larger
    Knife - Cold Steel Sisu & Gerber rubber handle folder
    Light - Skyray x4 headlamp kit, Sipik SK98 backup, a few spare 18650 batteries
    Binoculars - Vivitar 10x25, 80's vintage
    Rangefinder - a well-worn Nikon
    Thermal - FLIR PS24, it'll help you find anything you might have shot
    First aid kit + emergency adrenaline syringe - The essentials
    Water - at least a quart, preferably two

    When hunting alone in wilderness, I carry an "emergency survival kit" backpack, with everything from MRE:s and snare wire to VHF radio and anything in between; everything I need to keep me alive for at least three days in a worst case scenario. When I hunt within 10-15 miles of inhabited areas, I usually don't bother.
     
  22. 27hand

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    deer EDC

    I rue the day when my scoutmaster told me to "be prepared" so a kitchen sink is not out of the question. OK, here we go for rifle season.

    Remington 760 pump in .06 _____________In shotgun area Ithaca pump & copper solids
    Xtra mag w/4 rounds total 9 rounds
    Ruger Redhawk 6 rounds .44 mag________sometimes Glock 23 with extra mag (archery)

    Day pack with:
    Buck knife
    dressing gloves
    double shoulder drag
    thermos of caff
    bottle of water
    butt out :)
    sandwiches/ granola bars/ candy
    Head lamp
    G2 Nitrolon
    pruning shears ( I use them every year)
    wallet/keys/pocket knife
    Plastic bag
    hot seat
    pee bottle for archery stand
    toilet paper
    rags
    matches
    binocs

    I wear a couple long sleeved teeshirts in, use them as towels to dry and change into dry layers ( probably too much but I will not be cold)
    Hand warmers and toe warmers dependent on temp ( I was just in a tree at 16 degrees for 4 hours till I shot a doe a couple days ago.
    I layer up with 2 long sleeved duofold tees, flannel, quilted flannel, fleece vest or hooded sweatshirt and goretex jacket

    When I archery hunt and spend 9+ hours in a treestand, I weighed myself, stripped down and found out I carry 50 lbs ( thats everything ,clothes, Loggy Bayou, ten point crossbow and all my crap).
    Small folding saw to trim branches
    rope for raising & lowering bow & pack
    strap with hooks for hanging stuff
    camera
    phone
    rangefinder
    Extra orange hat, vest and tree wrap when required

    Where the hell is that kitchen sink??? :)
     
  23. PapaG

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    29-2, 6 1/2", Sierra 200 jhp, 20 grains 2400.
     
  24. 41magsnub

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    Upland game hunting

    Shotgun - model varies
    Shells - obviously
    Leatherman clipped to my pocket
    Sometimes an M&P45 on my belt
    Digital camera

    Upland vest with
    -small typical first aid kit beefed up with some quikclot and larger bandages
    -light duty nylon leash
    -Garmin Alpha e-collar/GPS remote
    -1 liter water bottle with squirt cap for the dog
    -smaller water bottle for me (dog is working harder than I am)

    Usually this is on farms where I couldn't get lost if I tried, so I don't bother with any sort of survival kit. When I venture out a little farther I add in to the vest a very basic kit:
    -couple of granola bars
    -flashlight in my pocket
    -survival bivvy
    -bic lighters and tinder
    -cell phone (which even works at some of the places I go!)
     
  25. lpsharp88

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    Loadout for my deer hunt a few weeks back:
    Pack: Camelbak
    Weapon: Mossberg 590A1, 6 3" slugs
    CCW: M9 with 15+1 124 gr Gold dots, 1 spare mag with same ammo
    Knife: Benchmade Griptilian (need something else), Gerber fixed blade
    Saw: Need one of those
    Head lamp
    Required blaze orange stuff
    License and tags
    Pen and paper
    Blow out kit
    Cliff bars
    3L water
    100' paracord
    Charged iPhone
     
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