By Jason Reid
New York, NY – -(Ammoland.com)- Accessories, sometimes we bring too many in the field and end up carrying extra weight. This typically happens the first few hunts of the year.
By the end of the season we are trying to head afield with as few extra items as possible.
While one could spend hours debating the best accessories for each type of bowhunting adventure, as each is unique to itself. However the following five bowhunting accessories cross over from the tree stand to the mountains.
Top 5 Bowhunting Accessories
Maps have been a storied part of exploration and one of the closest tools for any explorer since their creation eons ago. While I am discovering the unique approach to custom map design by HuntTerra just this fall, I can’t help but believe every hunter could benefit from a custom map which shows better details of the land than regular Google Earth or topographical map. Details in the maps hold those secret pockets of North facing slope timber for bulls or an overlooked bottleneck in the deer woods. Terra Image is the companies' ability to layer two maps and make the map pop right out at you for better details. They also offer topographical lines overlaid on your custom map. I wish I would have discovered this before going West. Visit : www.hunterra.com
Hunters Specialties Folding Saw:
Watching a beautiful Pope and Young Buck walk underneath the tree I couldn’t climb last fall since I failed to pack my hand saw as one of my bowhunting accessories, has made me nauseous for the last several hundred days. Regardless of the brand you prefer, ( I like the Hunters Specialties Folding Saw tiny.cc/ixuy6x ) handsaws are a must when you hunt from climbers or pack in with hang-on stands. Outside of tree stand hunting, they are extremely useful for helping cut through bone while quartering big bulls out West.
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp:
Props to the person who thought, “I am going to strap my flashlight to my head.” Another of small bowhunting accessories helping make life in the woods become just a bit nicer. While this isn't rocket science, having hands free light in the dark while either setting up in the tree or while dressing a deer. You will be happy for a quality headlamp and should invest in one before your next hunt.
I've used the Black Diamond Icon Headlamp ( tiny.cc/k7uy6x ) for the past half decade for its durability and its superior illumination of the dark woodlands
Hunters Specialties Reflective Trail Tacks:
Again, not one of the most exciting bowhunting accessories I recommend or could recommend. But if you have ever been given directions to a tree stand in the dark with no trail marking, you can understand how useful Hunters Specialties Reflective Trail Tacks are for you. More than once I have been given directions to take a left at the log which is propped up in a funny position and end up walking somewhere nowhere near the stand. Hunters Specialties Reflective Trail Tacks ( tiny.cc/2fvy6x ) save time and frustration, period.
Hawk Twist-Up Hoist Line:
HAWK has taken the tree stand and bowhunting accessories game up a notch, catching the attention of hardcore bowhunters everywhere. Their Hawk Twist-Up Hoist Rope ( tiny.cc/pjvy6x ) is one of my favorite accessories, simply due to the simplicity. The rubber coated industrial strength gear tie is quiet, will not budge and holds plenty of weight. No longer do you have to use noisy carabiners which can hurt your bow, or sit and tie and untie knots with cold fingers. The simplicity and reliability of this accessory take the frustration out of this small part of the hunt.
Finding the right Bowhunting Accessories mix depends on how you hunt and where you hunt. Once you will you bag with necessities, find what helps make you hunt easier and enjoyable.
About: Jason Reid is a writer and business professional from upstate New York. After deciding to pursue his dream of becoming an outdoor writer, Jason started a blog from his dorm room at Houghton College, growing it and working hard to earn opportunities. While bowhunting big game is his ultimate passion, Jason welcomes all outdoor challenges which force him to push his limits. Jason’s work can be viewed on his website Pushingthewildlimits.com