Now that Christmas is over, you can finally take stock of what hunting equipment you have and what you don’t. Hopefully you got everything you had on your hunting wish list, but we have a few ideas for items that you might not even realize are South Carolina hunting essentials.
Here are 4 must-have hunting accessories you might never know you needed!
The Textron Off Road Stampede or Recoil!
Golfers are allowed to have caddies and golf carts, and we think hunters deserve a little help, too... especially during cold snaps when hauling your gear through the landscape gets serously cold.
ATVs like the Textron Off Road Stampede or the TOR Recoil, both available at our South Carolina locations, are perfect for quickly getting to and from your favorite hunting spot. They can also help you haul all your other gear such as rain jackets, hunting rifles, archery equipment and more.
If you’re skilled enough to hit your target, having an ATV can help you transport your game a bit more easily.
A Vehicle with Serious 4-Wheel Drive
Unless you're lucky enough to live on or next to your favorite hunting grounds, you need something with some serious pull for the end of those truly successful hunting and fishing trips.
Invest in performance-oriented 4-wheel-drive vehicles that can handle towing your ATV trailer, as well as potentially hundreds of pounds of game, when you're headed home at the end of the day. That way, you won't worry about muddy or rainy conditions, just about how good that venison steak is going to taste.
A Compound Bow
Bow hunting is one of the most thrilling and challenging ways to hunt game. It takes a lot of practice, strength, and skill to be proficient at archery, and having the right bow can make all the difference.
In addition to being fun and challenging, the length of time you’re allowed to hunt with a bow is much longer than hunting with firearms.
A compound bow uses a pulley system to provide leverage to the archer and allow for the most efficient energy transfer. The wheels you see on the ends of a compound bow are designed to assist with draw weight and can typically provide a 60 to 80 percent assist.
That means for every 10 pounds of drawn weight, you only have to hold 2-4 pounds of that with your fingers.
If you’re looking for a new hunting experience or are a seasoned archer looking for a more efficient bow, a compound bow should be on your list of must-haves!
A High-Quality Headlamp
Last but not least, being able to see clearly is important when traveling in the woods. Equally important is maintaining your balance and keeping your hands free to provide support in case of steep inclines or accidental slips. Having a powerful high-quality headlamp will provide you with the lighting you need to see when moving out in the woods and also allow you free use of your hands for anything else you need to get done.
You might also consider adding LED lights to your ATV, as we've outlined here, for better visibility at night.
4 must-have hunting accessories you never knew you needed. Add them to your wish list or use the money you got for Christmas and go out and get them today!
If you’re looking for a high-quality ATV for hunting,fishing, camping, or working out on the family farm, Go With Garrett’s team members would be happy to help you find and purchase the perfect option for you!