In our previous blog article, we mentioned the big things everyone needs to take when duck hunting.  In this one, we will cover the little items that might not be needed on every hunting trip, but can make them more enjoyable and successful. 

Stuff for Man’s Best Friend

If you’re taking your canine companion along on your duck hunting trip, make sure you have the necessary items to keep them safe and comfortable. Consider packing a collar with an identification tag, a leash, and possibly a kennel or crate for transportation. It is also important to bring food and water for your pup. This can help maintain their energy levels and make sure they are hydrated in the field. Additionally, bringing extra treats can help reward good behavior and encourage them to listen to commands. 

Mosquito Repellent

Mosquitoes are a major nuisance when it comes to duck hunting, so it is important to come prepared. Repellents can range from sprays to lotions, and there are even all-natural options available for those who prefer to avoid DEET. 

Camo Makeup

One way to take your camo to the next level is to use camo makeup. Camo makeup allows you to cover up any exposed skin that would otherwise be visible to ducks or other hunters in the area.

When applying camo makeup, make sure to take into account the colors and patterns of the environment around you. Make sure to also bring along some wipes in order to clean off your makeup at the end of the day.  

First Aid

It’s always a good idea to bring a first aid kit with you on any outdoor adventure. You never know when you or your hunting partner may need a bandage, antibiotic ointment, or ibuprofen. Here are some items that you should include in your first aid kit: 

  • Antibiotic ointment 
  • Gauze pads 
  • Cold pack 
  • Safety pins 
  • Antiseptic wipes 
  • A list of emergency contact numbers 

It is also important to make sure that your first aid kit is easy to carry and accessible. You don’t want to be digging through your bag when you need something quickly. Make sure it is organized and has all the necessary items. 

Waterproof Phone Case

If you’re going duck hunting, it’s important to make sure your phone is protected from the elements. A waterproof phone case can come in handy and ensure that your phone stays safe and dry no matter how wet or muddy the conditions get. When choosing a waterproof phone case, look for one that has a snug fit, good grip, and a locking system that is easy to use. Make sure that the case will fit your specific phone model, as some cases may be too big or too small. If you’re using a waterproof case, make sure that you double-check the seals before you venture out into the field, as you don’t want any water getting into the case and ruining your phone. With the right waterproof phone case, you can protect your phone while still having access to it when you need it!

Toilet Paper

No one wants to get caught in the woods without it! You never know when nature might call or if there is going to be a restroom nearby.

Food and drink

When it comes to food and drink, you want to make sure you have enough to keep you nourished and hydrated throughout your duck hunting trip. Bring energy snacks such as protein bars, nuts, dried fruits, and jerky, which will give you quick energy boosts when needed. Don’t forget to also bring a few bottles of water, as well as some sports drinks for electrolyte replenishment and hydration. If you plan on being out for a long period of time, bring a lunch or dinner with you, like a sandwich or a wrap, that you can quickly eat on the go.

Blind Bag

Now that we have identified all of these items to bring, we need a way to transport them.  Enter the blind bag. This is a small bag that you can carry with you that contains all of your necessary items, such as ammunition, lures, snacks, and other gear. A blind bag should be lightweight, waterproof, and roomy enough to store your gear.  It’s a great way to keep all of your essential gear together in one place and make it easy to access when you’re on the move.

Ready to Get Out There?

If you are in need of any gear for your next hunting trip stop by and visit us. Our staff can help make sure you pick the right equipment for your needs. 


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