Bear Hunting Gear - Get Ready For Your Hunting Trip
When you're going bear hunting, you will need the right hunting gear. The proper gear will help you be efficient and you'll be prepared for any eventuality. Gear should be useful and easy to carry with you.
One of the most important items to bring with you is your weapon of choice.
If you are using a hunting rifle, you want one with enough power to do the job, but you don't need to overdo it. A good 30.06 contains plenty of firepower. Be sure to bring heavy bullets as well. A bear is a big animal to bring down.
If you're bowhunting, you should use a longbow or compound bow with a draw weight of at least 50 pounds. If you can handle a stronger bow, that's even better.
You'll also want to include heavy carbon arrows in your hunting gear that are powerful enough to puncture the chest.
The broadhead on the arrow should be razor sharp and as strong as possible. Choose broadheads with 2 or more blades. Remember it must pierce through a thick hide, layers of fat, muscles, sinew and cartilage.
Another important consideration is your clothing. You'll want to dress appropriately for the weather. Good hiking boots that keep your feet warm and dry are a must.
Try to choose clothing made of polypropylene if possible. It sheds water for the most part, but if you do get soaked, it dries quickly.
If you'll be in wet areas you may want to invest in some hip boots or waders to add to your hunting gear.
Pack yourself some mesh gloves and a headnet. Bring duct tape so you can seal your sleeves and pant legs against black flies.
Be sure to choose clothing that won't pick up odors easily. Bears have a very keen sense of smell. Rubber shoes and clothing don't pick up odors easily. You can also use cover scents while hunting. You can find cover scents or scent shields in soaps, deodorants and bath towels.
If you are planning to spending time in a tree stand, you may find a bow and gun retriever a handy item to keep with your hunting gear. This handy little item clips to your belt when not in use. It allows you to easily raise your weapons into your stand once you're safe and secure.
Be sure to ask your Outfitter what else they recommend that you need. You'll want to be sure you are well prepared for your next Black Bear hunting excursion.
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