Vehicle Accessories You Need to Have for Hunting Season
Keenan Crow 11.29.19
Previously, we discussed how to get your vehicle organized and prepared for the dirt and grime that inevitably makes its way into your truck or SUV every hunting season. This article will touch on a similar subject, but will focus more on items you might not have thought of that could really come in handy while on a hunt.
These are basic road trip necessities that can actually be used in a wide range of hunting scenarios. It likely won’t be life or death should you forget one or two of these items, but they can really make life easier when you need them.
Cell Phone Charger and Portable Power Pack
Sitting in the cold for an extended period of time can suck the life out of your cell phone battery before you know it. Keep an extra charger in your glove compartment and keep a portable power pack with your hunting gear. You never know when you’re going to need a quick charge!
Cell Phone Signal Booster
In order to hunt the big ones, you have to go where they live — and very rarely is that underneath your cell phone provider’s cell tower. Now, I’m a big-time believer in hunting being an escape from the everyday hustle, but it’s comforting to know you can make contact with somebody in case of an emergency.
Other items worth stashing in your vehicle: general tools, shovel, hatchet, jumper cables, batteries, and a tarp.
Whether you’re hiking way into the backcountry or only driving a couple miles down the road, double check that you have these important items on hand:
- Wool blanket
- Extra clothes, food and water
- First aid kit
- Peroxide and ace bandages
- Matches (or a lighter)
- Fire extinguisher
- Kitty litter/chains for tires
Hunting With Dogs
If you plan to bring your buddy along to hunt with you, be prepared. I’ve only been hunting bird dogs for a handful of years now but I’ve already seen a fair share of accidents in the woods. When you have dogs on the ground hunting with you, you can’t be over-prepared
From porcupine quills to a stick jammed in an eye, it’s impossible to predict what will happen to your dog in the woods. Talk to your vet and ask your hunting buddies who are more experienced at hunting with dogs. You would be surprised how much knowledge you can pick up just by talking to others who have been doing it for a long time.
We hope this article serves as a helpful resource to anyone getting ready for hunting this year!
Good luck, y’all!