Hunting Guide

7 Reasons Why Winter Hunting is the Superior Season

Whether you are an avid hunter or new to the sport, winter hunting is highly popular as the season presents plenty of opportunities.

Hunting throughout the winter months can be cold, but that’s why hand and toe warmers and other insulated gear are popular among enthusiasts. Hunting during the winter gives you one last opportunity to harvest game while there’s still time left in the season. Putting yourself out there and withstanding the elements could mean ending the season successfully. Of course, everyone has their own preferences and opinions, but we’re here to fill you in on why winter hunting is ideal.

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7 Reasons Winter Hunting is the Best Season

Here are seven reasons why we think hunting during the winter months is ideal.

  1. Use the Snow to Track Animals — Tracking animals can be tricky, but the snow in the wintertime can help immensely. The blanket of snow allows the animals you’re hunting to write their story, leaving clues to their daily habits for you to read. Tracking your game carefully and thoroughly on a fresh trail could lead you directly to them.
  2. Take in the Views — Hunting in the winter is nothing less than picturesque. The woods and mountains under a fresh blanket of snow are truly remarkable.
  3. Fewer Annoying Pests — One major perk to wintertime hunting is the noticeable lack of bothersome insects and their long-lasting bites. You may come home chilled, but that goes away after a few moments — the bites, however, do not!
  4. Winter Routines and Cycles — Once the snow and cold move in, the animals too settle into their winter routine. This allows you to track the animals and their patterns more easily.
  5. Not-So Crowded Woods — There aren’t many hunters willing to withstand the freezing temps, blowing wind, and falling snow. You can enjoy a lot less competition and some peace and quiet during your hunt while those who are not fans of being cold hang out on their couch watching a football game.
  6. Improved Sight Lines — Hunters can see game a lot farther due to the significant lack of foliage. This also means game can see farther, too, so dress accordingly.
  7. Track Blood Trails — Blood trails on snow is the best way to track your game after you’ve hit them. Red blood on a white background is much easier to spot than it is on a brown or green surface; it really stands out better! Winter hunting allows you to use this to your advantage.

Book Your Next Winter Hunting Experience With The R & K Hunting Company

Whether you prefer winter hunting or hunting during another season, let the experts at The R & K Hunting Company take you on a hunting adventure you’ll remember forever. Our knowledgeable team takes the headaches, stresses, and hassles out of planning your hunt so you can enjoy the entire experience. Contact us today to book your next hunt in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

Essential Checklist: The Beginner Hunter Edition

If you’re a beginner hunter, make sure you’re prepared with all the essentials before heading out on your hunting adventure.

There isn’t much that is more exciting than the anticipation of your very first hunt. It is an exciting moment in your life, and you’ll want to make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be. Thankfully, we’ve curated a checklist to get every beginner hunter ready for their first hunt.

Find out which essentials all beginners need below:

The Checklist Every Beginner Hunter Needs

Before heading for the highlands, here’s what you’ll need to do:

BEFORE THE HUNT:

Hunter Safety Course — Before you can obtain a hunting license, most states require you to complete a basic hunter education course. These programs help you develop practical hunting techniques and learn essential safety skills.

Get Land Permission — If you want to hunt on private land, you’ll need to get in contact with the landowners and get their permission. Learn more about that here.

Check Area Hunting Regulations — Regardless of where you are hunting, you’ll want to make sure you become familiar with the rules and regulations of that area. You’ll be able to learn important information regarding how much blaze orange you have to wear, which areas are legal or illegal to hunt, and more.

Obtain License, Permits, and Tags — To hunt just about anywhere and any type of animal, you’ll need a valid hunting license, permit, or tag. You can get your Utah license here.

DURING YOUR HUNT:

Bring Necessary Hunting Gear — As you prepare for your hunt, you’ll want to make sure you have all the essential hunting gear you may need. This includes your rifle or bow, ammo, scent control, a trail cam, binoculars, GPS, food and water, game calls, hand and foot warmers, and anything you might need.

Have Necessary Hunting Clothes — Make sure you’re prepared with all the essential clothing items, such as camouflage, boots, rain jacket, gloves, hats, and more. Make sure to dress in layers with a warm, sweat-wicking inner layer and a warm, cozy outer layer.

AFTER YOUR HUNT:

Field Dressing Kit and Essentials — So you can get your harvest down the hill, you’ll need to bring along all of the essential field dressing items, like gloves, knives, tarp, saws, a cooler, and any other tools.

Take Pictures — This is an exciting moment you’ll never forget, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a few pictures to help you remember the day. Here are some tips for taking an excellent hunting photo.

Beginner Hunter? Contact the Experts at The R & K Hunting Company

If you’re a beginner in the sport of hunting, all of this can feel overwhelming, which is why the professionals at The R & K Hunting Company are here to help you. We take the stress and hassle out of planning and preparing for a hunt and do all the hard work for you. Located in Henefer, Utah, we have access to the best hunting grounds in the Mountain West.Enjoy an exciting hunting experience in the scenic mountains of Wyoming and Utah with our experienced guides. Contact us to book your next hunt now.

5 Tips for Planning a Hunting Trip

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If you are planning a hunting trip, there are several things you need to do to get ready, and we’re outlining all of it, so you don’t forget a thing!

Whether you’re new to hunting or have been a hundred times or more, we’ve all thought about the exciting prospect of going on a big and exciting out-of-state hunting adventure. There’s something about hunting in a new place or hunting an animal you’ve never hunted before that is really thrilling. So why aren’t we doing this all of the time? A primary reason seems to be that planning a DIY hunt can feel overwhelming. There are so many details to think about and things to remember that it’s all pretty daunting, which is why many hunters opt to go on a hunting trip. But if you are determined to plan your own, here are a few things to remember.

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5 Tips for Planning a Hunting Trip Yourself

DO YOUR RESEARCH — A lot goes into planning a hunting trip, and the expense can add up quickly. Before you blow all your dough, make sure to do your research. Deciding these factors is a great place to start, and the answers to these questions will give you a great jumping-off place.

  • WHO — Who else is going with you? Are you planning together, or are you taking the reins?
  • WHAT — What animal are you hunting?
  • WHEN — When are you hoping to head for the mountains?
  • WHERE — Where do you want to hunt? What is your ideal setting? Private or public land?
  • HOW — Are you bow or gun hunting? How are you obtaining your tag and license?

YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK EVERYTHING — A lesson you don’t need to learn the hard way is to overpack. We suppose the thought process of taking everything you think you might need sounds like good thinking. WRONG! You’ll end up with way too much stuff to pack in and out of camp if you do this. Before you overpack, take time to pack thoughtfully.

TAKE TIME TO SCOUT — Before you pull the trigger (literally!), make sure to put in some good time scouting. Until you are 100% confident in your location, don’t hunt — keep scouting.

DIVVY OUT RESPONSIBILITIES — Whether you planned the entire hunt or not, responsibilities on the mountainside should not be all on your shoulders. Assign duties like food prep, navigation, packing, and other essential jobs to the rest of your hunting crew. 

UNDERSTAND RULES AND LAWS — The rules, regulations, and laws in the place you are hunting could be different from what you are used to. Make sure you thoroughly review specific rules, special dates or hours, and anything else with your entire hunting party. The last thing you want is to run into trouble with the law on your hunt. 

Forget About Planning a Hunting Trip Yourself — Contact R & K Hunting Company

The process of planning a hunting trip yourself can be overwhelming, so let the pros at R & K Hunting Company do the work.

With decades of experience, our knowledgeable team will take the headaches and hassles out of planning your Rocky Mountain hunting adventure so you can enjoy the beautiful high country of Utah and Wyoming. For more information and to book your next hunting trip with R & K Hunting Company, contact us today!

5 Ways To Improve Your Campfire Meals

5 Ways To Improve Your Campfire Meals

 

Aside from hunting and spending time in the great outdoors, the best part about your hunting trip is the food and campfire meals — unless it isn’t!

Hunting isn’t just about harvesting a trophy buck. Well, sure it is, but there’s a lot more about the sport than just that. It’s an experience, and one of our favorite parts about the hunting experience is the food that you get to enjoy during it. Of course, not everyone is a 5-star Michelin chef, but there are a few things you can do to improve your campfire meals and make people think you are one.

Continue reading to learn how you can improve your campfire meals on your hunt.

How to Improve Your Campfire Meals

If the food you eat during your hunt is lacking, implement the following five tips to upgrade your campfire meals:

  1. Seasoning and Spices Are Essential — Whether you pack in your meals or plan to fish, hunt, or forage your food, nobody is interested in eating a bland dish. As you pack for your hunting trip, don’t forget to bring your favorite seasonings and spices to use while you cook. This is especially true when it comes to salt. Salt will enhance and bring out the flavors in your meal.
  2. Pack a Few Lemons — When life gives you lemons, bring them on your hunting trip to use for your campfire meals. Lemons are ideal for hunting trip dinners because they are easy to pack, do not require refrigeration, and add plenty of flavor to your meals, especially if you’re preparing fish.
  3. Build the Best Campfire — Not all campfires are created equally. In fact, the meals you prepare over your campfire are only as good as the fire itself. Building the perfect fire is crucial! In a safe location, start your fire with kindling and tinder, and slowly add kiln-dried firewood after the flame gets going. Kiln-dried firewood is best because its moisture content is less than 15%. The wood you’ll find in the mountains can have close to 100% moisture content, which is no good for fires.
  4. Make a Plan — Before you head to the high country, make sure to make a plan for each of the meals you’ll prepare. Your meals do not need to be elaborate or fancy; some of the best campfire meals are simple. Just make sure you have a plan in place, and you bring everything you’ll need.
  5. Use a Cast Iron Skillet — Okay, we know a cast iron skillet isn’t the easiest thing to pack in and out of camp, but cooking with a cast iron skillet or dutch oven really elevates a meal. Hear us out — they hold heat very well and are easy to care for (you don’t even need to use dish soap!). If bringing a cast iron skillet is out of the question, opt for aluminum foil dinners instead.

Don’t Sweat About Your Campfire Meals — Let R & K Hunting Company Handle It

If you’re ready to focus on harvesting a big buck without having to worry about preparing campfire meals, let R & K Hunting Company handle it! Our team does all the planning and work for you, so you can entirely enjoy your hunting experience in the beautiful mountains of Utah and Wyoming. We have many options that include hunting lodges and ranches complete with kitchens, barbecue grills, open-pit campfires, and chefs. There’s nothing like eating a chef-prepared meal at the end of a long day of hunting. Contact R & K Hunting Company to book your next hunt!

Rules To Live By When Packing Out After Your Hunt

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The fun (and work!) does not stop once you land your trophy buck — no, you’ve still got to think about packing out before you finish up the hunt.

The best spots for hunting are typically far from any convenient roads, parking lots, or trails. You are likely deep into the backcountry and are miles and miles away from your truck, trailer, and more. Doing this can make finishing your hunt a bit challenging, but with a few of the rules below, you’ll have no problem packing out this season.

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Rules for Packing Out After Your Hunt

Choose Your Method — There are many ways that a hunter chooses to pack out post-hunt. Between manpower, a utility vehicle of some sort, or horse or mule, you can find a method that works best for you and your location. Before you head for the mountains on your exciting hunt, make sure to have a good plan in place.

Get in Shape — If you plan to pack out your animal on foot, make sure you take time now to make sure you are in good, physical shape. Hiking to your campground and being able to maneuver the terrain is one thing, but being able to pack out with hundreds of pounds on your back is another. Take time now to start working out and getting fit.

Protect Your Meat — Your number one priority when you pack out should be to protect your meat. Keeping it clean and dry is essential! Always use a tarp or emergency blanket to lay your harvest on before you begin cutting. During warmer weather hunts, bring citric acid packets to protect against flies and bacteria. And for colder hunts, make sure your meat is elevated and separated on a pole to allow ideal airflow.

Use Bags — One of the best ways to protect your meat when you’re packing out s to use game bags — four bags, to be exact. You should also bring 50 feet of parachute cord so you can hang them. You can adequately distribute weight by placing a loin or two, neck meat, and a backstrap with the bag holding the front shoulders. To lighten your load, you may want to consider removing the bones, especially if it’s hot. 

Check Local Regulations — Before you leave a bunch of game parts lying around on the hillside, make sure to check local regulations on what you can leave behind carefully. After your successful hunt, the last thing you want to deal with is getting into trouble with the law.

Packing Out with R & K Hunting Company

While tedious, packing out your harvested big game animal is an exciting part of your hunt. As your season ends and you’ve successfully packed out, it’s time to think about booking your next hunt. Next season, make sure to book an exciting Rocky Mountain hunting adventure in the beautiful mountains of Utah and Wyoming with the professionals at R & K Hunting Company. We take the stress and headaches out of planning and prepping your hunt so you can focus on landing your next harvest. Contact our team of experts today.

5 Things You Need for a Great Campsite

Whether you’re gearing up for hunting season or just getting out to enjoy the mountain air, there are a few things you need to make a great campsite.

There’s nothing like coming back to camp after a long day full of hunting and hiking. You’re tired and hungry, and kicking back and relaxing is just what you need! Sure, no campsite is perfect, and none are quite like home, but a good campsite can really make a difference. Unfortunately, not all campsites are created equally, and there are some things you can do to elevate your experience and make your campsite great.

Read how you can make your campsite even better below.

5 Things Your Need for a Great Campsite

One of the best parts of hunting is enjoying the great outdoors, but let’s be honest. There are always things we can do to make our campsites even better. Here’s how:

  1. Find a Campsite with Enough Space —Often times your campsite ends up being smaller than you actually thought. Make sure you find a campsite large enough to accommodate your fire pit and seating around it, your “kitchen,” and anything else that is a must-have for you and your crew.
  2. Good Food Makes for Good Camping — Cooking at a campsite doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good eats! With high-quality ingredients and some preparation, you can eat better on the mountainside than you do at home. Here are a bunch of fantastic camping recipe ideas.
  3. Make What You Can Comfortable — Just because you’re hunting doesn’t mean you can’t be as comfortable as possible. Here are a few ways you can make your campsite as comfortable as possible:
  • Large Enough Tent — There’s no reason to feel cramped in your tent. Make sure to bring a large enough tent that can accommodate you, your tent mates, and everyone’s belongings. 
  • Air Mattress or Cot — If you’re still sleeping on an old, thin sleeping pad, you’re doing it wrong. A good night’s sleep is essential to a successful hunt, so upgrade to an air mattress or cot.
  • Bring What You Want — Sure, it might take extra space, but if there’s something you love at home that makes things more comfortable, like your favorite mug, robe, or book, bring it along!
  1. Elevate Your Kitchen — Aside from the basics, there are some things you can bring along that will elevate your camp kitchen and improve your meals. Bring your good knives, cutting board, and portable table. Consider investing in a portable charcoal grill or quality dutch oven. These small changes can make a big difference.
  2. Pack a Hammock — Yes, you can rest your bones on your cot or camp chair, but wouldn’t it be great to set up a hammock amid fresh smelling pines with a view of the stars and valley below? Do it!

Forget About a Great Campsite — Contact R & K Hunting Company Today!

Planning your hunt and making a great campsite can be time consuming. Instead of doing all the work yourself, call the professional outfitters and guides at R & K Hunting Company. Our knowledgeable and experienced team takes the hassles and headaches out of planning your hunt and setting up camp. With beautiful cabins, comfortable beds, and advice and pro tips from our expert guides, you’ll understand why people come back season after season. Enjoy a luxury hunting experience in the scenic mountains of Wyoming and Utah. Contact R & K Hunting Company to book your next hunt today!

How Do I Become a Better Deer Hunter?

If you enjoy the sport of hunting, one of your goals might be to become a better deer hunter, which can be rewarding.

You’ve been waiting for nearly a year for the hunting season to begin. Because the season is so short, you’ll need to be the best hunter you can be if you want to come out of the season successfully. You cannot predict what your hunt will bring, especially in terms of wind and other elements, terrain, and animal traffic, so being prepared for whatever comes your way is essential. 

If you want to improve your skills and become a better deer hunter, continue reading below.

7 Ways You Can Become a Better Deer Hunter

  1. Learn to Hunt the Wind — In reality, there’s no beating the wind or beating a deer’s impeccable sense of smell. You can, however, learn to hunt the wind by monitoring it closely and setting up accordingly. Moreover, there are several things you can do to decrease your human scent, which might give you an extra minute or two to get the perfect shot.
  2. Perfect the Art of Scouting — There are several ways you can scout deer. Most pros will say the less you encroach on their space, the better! Once you perfect this, you can learn a lot about these majestic animals. Information like where they sleep, travel corridors, and feeding areas can help increase your chances of a successful hunt.
  3. Place Your Stands Wisely — Where you place your stand or blind can make or break your hunt. As you set up shop, make sure to keep your entry and exit routes in mind. 
  4. Don’t Spook Game — As you make your way to your stand or blind, it is essential to do so cautiously and peacefully. Do not just stomp through the mountains to your spot, regardless of the time of day or night.
  5. Use Tools and Gear to Your Advantage — There are countless hunting tools, gear, and equipment that can significantly improve your game. Of course, they each have their time and place, so knowing when to use the gadgets in your arsenal is key.
  6. Know When to Shoot and When to Wait — Plenty of good opportunities are lost because the hunter doesn’t know when to shoot because they are hoping for an even better shot. Getting the perfect shot isn’t always likely, so take a good shot when you have it.
  7. Get in Shape — Well before the hunting season begins, make sure you start getting in good physical shape for your hunt. You’ll be packing your gear up and down the mountain in rough terrain — not to mention you will hopefully be bringing back a trophy buck at the end of your hunt. All of this will be nearly impossible if you are not physically prepared.

Contact R & K Hunting Company 

One of the best ways to become a better deer hunter is to spend some quality time with a hunter professional at R & K Hunting Company. If you want more insider tips and tricks from an expert so you can become the best hunter you can be, you’ll want to book your next hunt with one of our experienced and highly knowledgeable guides. We take the headaches and hassles of planning your hunt so you can thoroughly enjoy the entire process. Are you ready for an exciting once-in-a-lifetime experience with R & K Hunting Company? Book your hunt with us today across Utah and Wyoming. 

What You Need To Know About Your Utah Hunting License

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Before you head for the mountains for your Utah hunt, you must have your hunting license, which is every aspiring hunter’s dream.

Hunting in Utah is one of the most exciting and beautiful experiences you can have. Between the majestic and diverse terrain, the extraordinary wildlife, and the picturesque views, Utah is ideal for hunting. But you can’t just hunt whenever and wherever you’d like in the Beehive State. No, you need to have your Utah hunting license before you can leave for your hunting expedition. 

Here’s what you need to know:

How to Get a Utah State Hunting License 

Depending on your age, you might be required to complete the Utah hunter education course for a small fee so you can buy a license or permit to hunt. After you’ve completed the Utah hunter education certification requirements, you can choose the type of license you want and then purchase your license.

Where to Buy Your Utah License

There are a few ways you can buy a license in the Beehive State:

You can visit any Utah Division of Wildlife Resources office or an approved license agent.

License Expiration Information

It’s important to remember that your license is good for one year (365 days) from the day you purchased it.

Types of Utah Hunting Licenses

There are various types of licenses in the state of Utah:

Utah Residents — A resident is considered a person who has lived in Utah for six or more months, an active-duty military member, or non-resident full-time students who have attended a Utah institution for 60 days more. Utah residents must have their Basic Hunting License or a Combination License, allowing hunters to hunt small game, including most upland game and waterfowl species.

Non-Residents — Similar to residents, non-residents must have the Basic Hunting License or the Combo License. 

Youth Hunting Licenses — Both Utah residents and non-residents who are 17 and younger can purchase a Basic Hunting or Combination License at a reduced price. All hunters under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or responsible person who is 21 or older.

Senior Hunting Licenses — For Utah residents age 65 years or older can purchase a Basic Hunting or Combination License for a reduced fee.

Disability Licenses — Special licensing accommodations for those with disabilities is available for Utah hunters. 

Military and Veteran Licenses — Utah-stationed active-duty military miners can purchase a resident license. A license specifically for veterans is not currently offered in Utah.

Contact R & K Hunting Company 

Obtaining your hunting license can be a tedious process, which is why we do the work for you at R & K Hunting company. When you book your Rocky Mountain hunting adventure with us in Utah or Wyoming, our experienced staff relieves you of this hassle by handling all the permitting and application processes for you. Book your next hunting trip with the experts at R & K Hunting Company today!

The Pros and Cons of Hunting With Your UTV or ATV

Hunting is an exciting sport for many people. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend quality time with yourself or your friends and family. A few decades ago, the hunting game changed dramatically when ATVs and UTVs came on the market. Bringing your UTV or ATV on your hunt comes with many advantages as well as a few disadvantages. 

You can find out the pros and cons of bringing your UTV or ATV on your hunt below.

Advantages of Bringing Your UTV or ATV on Your Hunt

Getting From Place to Place — Many hunting sites are not easily accessible by large-sized, let alone standard-sized vehicles. Using your UTV or ATV allows you to zip from place to place more quickly and with a lot more ease, leaving you with more time to focus on getting that successful shot. Regardless of the weather or terrain, your UTV or ATV can handle pretty much anything you face on your hunt.

Hauling Your Equipment — Hunting requires plenty of gear. In addition to you and any other hunters you bring along, your weapons, ammunition, food, and water, and your pack, you will need a lot more equipment to set up a comfortable camp. Packing all of this in by foot can be exhausting. Instead, save your energy for the hunt and pack in your necessities with your UTV or ATV.

Pack Out Animals with Ease — Packing out a large animal on foot is exhausting, and packing a dead animal down the mountain with a horse does not always go as planned. Horses can be stubborn or become spooked by the scent. A well-working UTV or ATV will not give you any grief when it comes to heading home with a trophy animal. On top of that, a UTV or ATV will get you back much faster.

Disadvantages of Hunting with a UTV or ATV

Noise and Smell — The sound of a roaring engine and the smell of exhaust is more than enough to spook wildlife. Not only does it potentially scare the animals you are stalking, but it can be disruptive to other hunters and campers in the area.

Environmental Footprint — Using a UTV or ATV to hunt brings up environmental concerns. It affects air quality, plant life, trails, and wildlife. Because of these impacts, UTVs and ATVs in some areas are illegal. Before your hunt, make sure that it is legal to use your UTV or ATV on the property or forest area. Failure to do so can result in fines and license suspension that can ruin current and future seasons.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Whether you are utilizing a UTV or ATV or not, hunting is an exhilarating sport. If you are ready for your next hunting adventure, contact the expert outfitters at R & K Hunting Company.

When booking your trip with us, you are signing up for a thrilling experience that will bring you back season after season. Contact us today to schedule your next trip.

Tips for Cleaning Your Hunting Backpack

One sign of a successful hunt is a dirty backpack. To ready yourself for your next adventure, you’ll want to make sure your bag is clean. In addition to cleaning your pack before and after the hunting season, you want to wash it after each hunt.

Keep your backpack functioning its best by following these cleaning tips found below.

Read Washing Instructions

Before you begin washing your backpack, read up on the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations. Most bags, unless otherwise stated, should not be machine washed, but hand-washed, instead. Besides, you probably don’t want blood and dirt residue left in your washing machine.

Take Your Pack Apart

If your backpack is comprised of different parts, take it apart before you wash it. Remove the belt, straps, and other components so you can thoroughly clean each of them.

Give It a Good Shake

Before wetting your pack, make sure you shake out it well. Dirt, leaves, and other caked-on bits may have found their way in or on your bag. If shaking your backpack isn’t doing the trick, try using your handheld vacuum or the local carwash’s.

Cold Water vs. Hot Water

Cool water is best when trying to remove stains. Ice cold water is best when removing bloodstains. Hot water tends to set the stains in fabrics.

Power Sprayer

Your backpack may require a good spray down if it’s soaked in blood. Lay your pack on your driveway or somewhere you can spray it. Next, use a pressure washer or a power spray attachment on your hose to clean off the first few layers of gunk.

Soak It

If your backpack is saturated in blood, you’ll want to soak it in ice-cold water. Dedicate a plastic tub or bin for cleaning your gear. Fill the plastic bin with water and add a couple of bags of ice. The cold water from your hose won’t be cold enough. Let your pack soak for 30 minutes.

Hand Wash

Because you’ve soaked your backpack, you’ll probably find that you won’t need to scrub your pack with a brush. All you’ll need to do is give it a good hand wash to get the material clean. 

Rinse and Repeat

After your first wash, dump out the dirty water and do it all again. This time, add some detergent. Consider using a detergent that is specifically made for hunting clothes and gear. Massage your pack in the soapy water and let it soak for 20 minutes. Once it’s done soaking and all the stains are out, give your gear a good rinse.

Hang to Dry

Now that you’re done washing your backpack, immediately hang it up to dry. This will help minimize any mildewy smells and keep buckles and zipper in good working condition. 

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Now that your backpack is as good as new, you can start thinking about booking your next hunting expedition with R & K Hunting Company. R & K Hunting Company will take all the stress out of planning the perfect hunt. Find out why more than 90% of our clients come back time and time again, by booking your hunt today.