How to get good-quality hunting clothes

 

 

If you share the same attitude as mine towards nature, adventure, and holiday fun, you probably know already there’s one major aspect that needs to be taken care of for better enjoyment. Choosing good-quality clothes is essential for your health and comfort and the success of your hunting trip.

Getting the right clothes rests first of all on the quality of their material. Try to pick the kind of material that suits the conditions of the hunting environment. Compare breathability, water resistance or moisture wicking, weight and noise level.

The most common materials for hunting clothes are polypropylene, polyester and wool, each of them bearing various advantages or downsides.They become valuable when used in a typical layers system. That means you need to choose the right material for each type of layer in order to achieve the quality you desire for the hunting clothes.

The base layer is the one you wear closest to your skin. Your aim is to offer warmth to the body and keep your skin dry by pulling away the sweat. Your best choice would be a midweight or heavyweight layer, as you’re not going to exercise a lot. For short activity alternating with rest or for just standing in a cold weather, those are better suited.

You may favor polypropylene or polyester for drying quickly and being breathable. My favorite would be merino wool, but as it’s more expensive, I don’t always pick that option. Try to avoid cotton, however, because it’s going to keep you damp and chill.

The mid layer should provide extra warmth with as little bulk as possible so that you can move without restriction and still have protection from the cold. If you’re not hiking, wear a pullover or vest and choose polyester, fleece or wool over nylon, because that should do the trick.

The outer layer is the protection you get from the weather conditions, so quality is equal to well adapted. Most often, conditions change, and you have to be prepared to face wind and rain or snow. So you’ll have to make your choice according to season and area.

Water resistant, breathable clothes are cheaper, and they’re great for when it’s warm, and there’s little or no rain. But the choice for waterproof is always considered an improvement. Unless you’re fond of fishing, I would advise you to choose the breathable material.

When you choose your pants, search for materials that are less noisy, like fleece or soft shell. The zip-cuff openings for boots and easy movement crouching or kneeling are also marks of quality hunting pants.

Be careful when using the layers system, better quality clothes aren’t everything. Wear them adequately, as more layers could also mean more sweat, and your odor isn’t good for the hunt. Also, try to get rid of the scent in the clothes.

Now that you know your clothes, pick the right camouflage and a good pair of hunting boots and you’re good to go!

I plan on getting a tree stand for my hunting trips

Is the title of this article, a topic of concern for you? Yes? Well, it’s a very common query for all the new and old hunters out there.  But you don’t have to worry because you have landed in the right place now, and all your queries will vanish by the end of this post.

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So the very first thing,

Handmade or Ready-made?

 

The positive side of a hand made stand is that,  you are absolutely free to decide the design and the type of material you want to combine. In ready-made stands, the material and design are set on default for large scale production, due to which, you may get the desired construction but the material used may not be of your interest and vice versa.

Moreover, since a handmade stand will be ‘HAND-made’ , the probability of a perfect construction will be less, and the errors may cost you majorly later. The readymade stands, on the other hand, are built by high-tech robotic machinery, under the expert supervision, making them more reliable and the chances of error minimal.

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The Type

Whether you opt for a handmade or readymade, the type of the tree stand is necessary to decide. The type of the tree-stand you select, should be based on the weight that you prefer. These are  the different tree stand types and their features.

Climbing tree stand :- These stands work well with straight trunks and minimal branching. They are light weight hence easy to carry, but not so stable due to the same reason.

Ladder stands :- They are heavier and hence very stable to provide absolute precision but are not easily movable. They have strong ladders to climb, which provides additional support to the platform, along with the belt straps, making them safest of all.

Hanging stands :- Also known as hang-on  stands, are the ones which are most flexible, easy to carry and easy to assemble. They can be used on almost all kind of trees. Stability can be a matter here, but it may not bother your precision once you get familiar with it.

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Apart from these, look for the stands with substantial safety measures such as safety harness and strong cable belts.

Keeping the above factors in mind, it will be no more difficult now,  to find a perfect tree stand for your hunting trips. See you again !!

My best hunting trip this year

Being adventurous by nature I never limit myself as an armchair traveler. I often roam around the world and explore the diversity offered by nature. I easily get tired of enjoying sophisticated vacations to locations advertised in the glossy pages of magazines. I often choose trekking and hiking over spending days at similar looking hotels and beaches. For last two years, I have been immensely enjoying hunting trips. This year, I had two hunting trips. One at South Africa, which had so many exciting, adventurous and spine chilling moments, while the other one was the Whitetail Deer hunting in the Canadian wilds. The latter one is the best hunting trip this year, that also qualifies to be the best one for many years to come.

 

Whitetail deer chasing has been considered as an exceptionally well-known game nowadays. It is not a fad, but a game that has been followed with local traditions. The whitetail deer is a medium yet alluring animal, found essentially in the wilds of Canada, Mexican, Peru and the US mainland. This delightful animal has an undeniable attraction due to its quickness and cunning ways, that makes this game more thrilling and mystifying. Whitetail deer is known as the pride of Canadian wilds. It can be found in different parts of Canada, but my destination was the most beautiful hunting place, Saskatchewan. Being highly populated with Whitetail deer, the hunting is legitimate here.
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I still remember that it was a quick decision to be a part of this expedition. So, I consider myself fortunate for this trip – it came to me by chance and ended up as one of the best expeditions of my life. Me, with my friend and partner for hunting, George took the challenge of spotting and hunting the alluring whitetail deer. Geared up with the sniper hunting rifles and other equipment, we started our journey with our guide. We were profoundly intrigued by white tail deer chasing, and we were utterly delighted while searching in the wilds.

 

So, how was my hunting experience? While making an outline for this chasing trip, we were excessively energized. We had a wide choice of big game, for example, moose, deer and mountain bear, etc. A little diversion, for example, ducks and waterfowl additionally exist. I am exceptionally happy that in this hunting trip I have done some excellent hunting.
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First two days were a waste if you are thinking about Whitetail Deer. But, yes I successfully chased a few ducks, which we enjoyed in dinner while camping for the night in the wilds. Our patience paid us on the third day. We finally located a young mid-sized Whitetail Deer. Though it was quite smart in moves and kept us on toes for nearly two hours but, we hunted it down when it got tired running in the thick vegetation of Canadian woods.
Though I am not an enthusiast hunter, being concerned about protecting animal life and balance of ecology, but I must admit that this trip was far enjoyable than I imagined. The rush of adrenaline while chasing a swift and beautiful animal like a Whitetail Deer, can be only experienced not described in words.

I love recurve bows

If you are a beginner in the field of archery, looking for bows may be tiring and confusing especially with all different brands and manufacturers out there. However, believe it or not, it is very simple as long as you understand what you are doing, where you will use it, and understand some facts that you should know before buying one.

When purchasing a recurve bow, I strongly recommend that you consider these kinds first. Once you are through answering, your choices will narrow down to the brands that best fit your needs.

 

 

Martin Saber Recurve Bow

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Despite its 34 inches length, the Martin Saber recurve bow is considered as a lightweight riser with only 3.4 lbs in bow weight. It has a great vibration-dampening technology which will make your hunting experience easier and fun. When it comes to gripping and holding, you can be assured that a Martin Saber is comfortable underneath your hand, and it is also easy to pull and draw the string back. One of the best things that I like about Martin Saber is the fact that it has been proven accurate on the target even when tough weather conditions arise. This bow is good for both hunting and target practice that can be used by beginners and intermediate archers alike.

 

 

Hoyt Buffalo

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Longer than Martin Saber’s at 60 inches in length, but lighter in weight at 32 lbs, the Hoyt Buffalo can draw 45, 50, 55 lbs. You can have consistent draws without the fear of vibration and it is resistant to all kinds of rough conditions and weather. The string has also been considered one of the highest qualities among recurve bows. This particular bow virtually has no stocking. The technology used has been derived from Hoyt’s Olympic bows which will ensure that your money is certainly worth for this kind of bow. Despite rather expensive price, the bow is a high-quality surely worth your money. It can be used for all archers with different levels of experience, but it is strongly recommended to be used by adult males.

 

 

Martin Jaguar Recurve Bow

martinThe length is at 60 inches, while weight is at 2.8 lbs. Even with its light weight and the plastic arrow rest, you can still ensure that the product is made of sturdy material. It is easy to store and carry from one place to another. Martin Jaguar is good for target and hunting trips and can be used both by beginner and intermediate level archers.