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How To Dress For Your Upcoming Hunting Trip

If you’re new to the hunting scene and not sure how to dress while on a hunting trip, you’ll want to stay tuned to learn what to wear. Yes, winter is about here, but it’s never too early to put some hunting clothing on your wishlist. They also make a perfect gift for the hunter in your life.

Dress in Layers

For the upcoming winter season, the keyword is warmth. Don’t be a hotshot and grin and bear it while on a hunt. Comfort is essential, especially if you’re planning to make it an all-day affair. Insulated wear is your best bet, so investing in layers will pay off. Gloves, hats, boots, thick socks, undershirts, pants, jackets, and coats should be in your shopping cart. If you’re hunting in early fall, you may not need a heavy coat and gloves and instead, a long-sleeved shirt and jacket. A billed hat shields your eyes from the blinding sunrise or sunset, so think about investing in one.

Go Incognito

When choosing your wear, it’s important to blend into your environment. Standing out in neon yellow or green allows the big game to pick you out and then scatter like cockroaches. You’re hunting is over before it’s begun. So, the best thing is to dress in camo, which includes dark green, khaki, brown, and whites mixed to create the illusion you blend into the environment. You can also opt for earth tones, which hunters seem to like more than camo. If you’re quiet and don’t stand out to the game, your chances of catching and shooting that big elk increases.

A Ghillie suit can help you blend into your surroundings and replaces every other item you may need. Some places sell a 3-D type camo that closely resembles foliage you would never guess, hid a person. Of course, think about the weather, because the suits can become hot. If you’ll be hunting in warm weather, get a lightweight ghillie suit. 

Dress for the Type of Hunting

If you’re planning on some waterfowl hunting, you’ll obviously be near water. If it’s fall, you can shoot for lighter weight, waterproof clothing. If it’s winter, you’ll want insulated camo to stay warm while in cold water. If you plan on getting in the water to play decoys, choose waders. Hunting in marshy areas requires waterproof pants and boots.

Orange Blaze It

States require wearing orange blaze accessories to distinguish you from other hunters. So first find out those requirements. Depending on the season, you may need to have different accessories. Many outdoor stores and hunting brands make vests, hats, caps, beanies, and gloves at affordable prices.

Contact R&K Hunting Company

To get the best-guided hunts and to book your upcoming trip, call us. We can match you with the perfect guide for your needs and desires. Our guides are heavily trained and experienced and know the right places in which to hunt for the ideal trophy animals. Contact us today.

What To Pack For Your Next Hunting Trip

Have you ever ventured hours away from home for your hunting trip, when suddenly you realize that you’ve forgotten one of your essential items? When preparing for a hunting trip, you need to ensure that your hunting pack is full of the essentials in order to maximize your experience. Given Utah and Wyoming’s volatile ranges and climate, you’ll need to be prepared for any scenario. Pack all survival items, but also be careful to not overpack. You don’t want to wear out your body within the first few hours of your trip. Here are some items that every hunting pack needs. 

Water

The most important and easily attainable hunting necessity is water. Save the most space in your backpack for large amounts of water. Store your water in a hydration pack to carry large amounts of water. Hydration packs will also leave your backpack with ample storage room. Keeping hydrated is a must during your hunting trip, so keep track of your water intake. Drink water in small intervals, even if you are not thirsty. Avoid gulping water all at once. Not only will dehydration decrease your energy and hunting capabilities, but it is also a safety hazard. You lose fluids while hiking, so replenishment should be your main priority.  

First Aid Kit

During your hunting trip, you might fall victim to a severe bug bite. Perhaps you ran into an invasive plant that is poisonous. You can never be too prepared for your hunting trip. You’ll need to take a full first aid kit that you can keep in your car and a small first aid kit that can go inside your backpack. The first aid kits should include band-aids of all sizes, antibacterial cream, anti-itch cream, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, and any medications you’re taking. 

Food

The average deer and elk hunter burns anywhere between 6,000 to 9,000 calories on an active hunting day. Eat foods high in caloric value during your hunt. Burning a high number of calories is inevitable, as you will be walking, climbing, and hauling animals; this exerts copious amounts of energy. To avoid becoming fatigued, do not let your energy levels drop. Beef jerky is one of the best foods you can pack into your backpack. Jerky can be packed in large amounts, as it is slim. Every piece of jerky is high in both protein and calories, which will supply you with energy throughout the day. Another snack essential for your backpack is trail mix. A hearty trail mix should consist of different types of nuts and fruits, as these are high in nutrients and caloric value. This is also an easy way of getting your Omega-3 intake. If you have a sweet tooth, a fun way to make sure you’re getting a dose of sugar is by eating chocolate that has peanuts in it. Granola bars are also an excellent option because they are high in fats and complex carbohydrates. 

Firestarter and Lighter

Every hunting pack should have a lighter in case of an emergency, but this may not be enough. Dry leaves and dead grass serve as effective fire starters, but you can never go wrong with packing a household item that’s flammable. Some small household items that you can throw into your backpack that are fire starters are duct tape, chapstick, egg cartons, and paper. 

Hunting License  

You need to carry your hunting license during every hunt because a game warden can interrogate you at any time. Having your license at hand can prevent you from losing your hunting privileges. Carry your hunting license in a plastic bag to protect it from nature’s elements. The last thing you want is a soggy license that got wet from the rain. 

If you’re a resident of Utah or Wyoming, contact R&K Hunting today to get started on planning your next hunting adventure. 

The 5 Best Snacks For Your Hunting Trip

Hunting isn’t for the faint of heart. Hunting is an activity that requires endurance and dedication, preparation and brains. Anyone can “go” hunting, but it takes someone truly skilled to successfully complete a real hunt. Hunting requires a set of skills and knowledge that are best acquired through trial and error, with years of experience. It’s ok if you are still in the learning phase of your hunter education, still making mistakes and finding mini-failures on your hunting trips. It’s all part of the process.

At R&K Hunting, we’re passionate about the hunt and all it can become. We understand that you’re constantly learning new things to make your next hunt even more successful and fun. Today we’re sharing one of the simplest but most impactful things we’ve learned about hunting trips – the importance of quality snacks. Don’t laugh! Keeping up your strength and energy while hunting is critical for a successful and fun hunt since nothing goes well when you’re hungry.

Here are our 5 favorite and most effective snacks to pack along on your next hunting trip:

  1. Trail Mix. There’s a reason this snack is a must-have for any outdoor activity, but wait – don’t just buy the standard bag at your grocery store. Take the time to make your own and you’ll never look back! Start with your favorite 1-2 kinds of nuts, then add in something sweet to balance it. It doesn’t have to be the standard M&M – you can try chopped candy bars, chocolate chips, or even mini cookies. Add in some dried fruit, maybe some granola, or your favorite dried cereal.
  2. Peanut Butter. Peanut butter is fast, filling, and protein-packed, so it’s a no brainer for a hunting trip. Try the new peanut butter balls in the snack aisle, peanut butter snack packs, or create your own peanut butter + fruit/vegetable/cracker snack to take along.
  3. Energy Drink Mix. Small packets of drink mix containing caffeine can be a safe and tasty way to keep your fluid intake high, and your energy level rising. Mix 1-2 with a medium or large bottle of water whenever you need a boost.
  4. Bars. You can’t beat the convenience of a quick bar snack. There are a million different options so try a few before your trip and then buy a box of your favorite. Stash the bars everywhere – in your car, in your pack, in your tent, in your first aid kit – so you’re ready anytime hunger strikes. Protein bars are a great option, but a granola or fruit bar can also be tasty and quick.
  5. Fruit. If you’re hiking and trekking across a mountain, you don’t want to deal with trash. Fruit can be your best friend since they are their own wrapper, and can be left to decompose whenever you finish them. Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, peaches, pears, and any other fruit you love can be a healthy, affordable snack.

Don’t forget to pack extra water and snacks for your next hunting trip to keep you healthy and happy as you hunt!