Here is a deer hunting gear list of items that hunters should carry into the woods with them when going deer hunting. A small day pack is one of the most useful items for deer hunters (as well as other hunters). The day pack can be used to carry all the items that a hunter might need while leaving the hunter’s pockets open to carry only essentials that might be needed quickly such as extra ammunition. Hunter should use the following items as a general guideline only and modify the list to meet their own specific needs. The list is divided into three categories to meet the needs of the hunt, the hunter, and things that might be needed in an emergency.
Hunters need to carry a number of items that might be needed on the hunt. These include hunting license, extra ammunition, knife, knife sharpener, rope, and a flashlight. Writing instruments and field tags will need carried where required. Extra items for field dressing deer such as gloves, gut hook, etc. are other possible items to carry. Hunters that use calls and scents will want to add these items as well.
Hunters should carry a number of items to stay comfortable in the stand while hunting. These include extra socks, rain gear, snacks, water, and toilet paper. Hunters might also want to consider carrying prescription or over the counter medicines that might be needed (pain relievers, allergy medicine, etc.), camera, moist towelettes, bug spray in warm weather, book or magazine to read when the weather or deer movements are not cooperating, and a notepad to make notes of deer movements or sign for future use.
The emergency items that a hunter should carry will vary greatly depending on where the hunt occurs, the number in the hunting party, and the distance from civilization. For most hunts a bottle of water, simple first aid kit, communication device, and a multi-tool for in field gun and bow repairs will suffice. A second flashlight and extra batteries can be quite useful as well. When hunting solo or in remote locations the emergency equipment that is carried at all times will need to be much more extensive.