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I have the opportunity to go on a Black Bear Hunt in Arkansas on October 13th -14th.
 
We are going to the Ozark National Forest and will be camping out.
 
Hopefully, we will have a video.
 
But I'm going through what I need and wanted to get some feedback from you guys and see if there are any items that I'm missing or could enhance my hunt.
 
Here's the list.
Truck
Diesel
Bow
Arrows
Broadheads
Side Arm
Binocs
Scent Control
Tree Stand
Video Cam
Cooler
Water
Knife
Rope
Sleeping bag
Tent
Fire Starting material
Compass
Added:
Base layers
Rain Gear
Thermacell
Flashlight
Archery Block.
 
Is there anything you guys think I'm missing?
 
This is an overnighter so I'm not taking everthing, just the essentials.


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Some good thermal (polypropylene) under garments. Can get cold there in that part of the world. 

Extra socks....Wink
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Mark that is a good idea, I have those as well.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Mark that is a good idea, I have those as well.

Rain gear, even if it's just a Army type poncho you can throw in your truck. Grew up north of there and weather can get tricky, even that early in the fall. 
Better to have it and not need it.....ah...you know. 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Mark that is a good idea, I have those as well.

Rain gear, even if it's just a Army type poncho you can throw in your truck. Grew up north of there and weather can get tricky, even that early in the fall. 
Better to have it and not need it.....ah...you know. 
 
Good info there Mark. Thanks Wink
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

I have the opportunity to go on a Black Bear Hunt in Arkansas on October 13th -14th.
 
We are going to the Ozark National Forest and will be camping out.
 
Hopefully, we will have a video.
 
But I'm going through what I need and wanted to get some feedback from you guys and see if there are any items that I'm missing or could enhance my hunt.
 
Here's the list.
Truck
Diesel
Bow
Arrows
Broadheads
Side Arm
Binocs
Scent Control
Tree Stand
Video Cam
Cooler
Water
Knife
Rope
Sleeping bag
Tent
Fire Starting material
Compass
Added:
Base layers
Rain Gear
Thermacell
Flashlight
Archery Block.
 
Is there anything you guys think I'm missing?
 
This is an overnighter so I'm not taking everthing, just the essentials.
 
 
UHHH.... your bud Dillon! Howdy


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Cold camp or will you be cooking?
Little Debbie cakes (Oatmeal & Molasses.) Bears like them too!
I will send you some good luck, so use it wisely.


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Thanks Lyle.
 
We will be cooking, but not much. Mostly cold camp.
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Zanex or Valium !! Bear hunting is intense, if things come together where you realize they can climb trees or see in person how fast they can climb trees..........it's a major adrenaline rush and they can eat you !Some of the most intense bowhunting I have done , way different than my perception on TV.I would say it was the pinnacle of my bowhunting career!
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maybe add a first aid kit and a good map of the area..
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

I have the opportunity to go on a Black Bear Hunt in Arkansas on October 13th -14th.
 
We are going to the Ozark National Forest and will be camping out.
 
Hopefully, we will have a video.
 
But I'm going through what I need and wanted to get some feedback from you guys and see if there are any items that I'm missing or could enhance my hunt.
 
Here's the list.
Truck
Diesel
Bow
Arrows
Broadheads
Side Arm
Binocs
Scent Control
Tree Stand
Video Cam
Cooler
Water
Knife
Rope
Sleeping bag
Tent
Fire Starting material
Compass
Added:
Base layers
Rain Gear
 
Is there anything you guys think I'm missing?
 
This is an overnighter so I'm not taking everthing, just the essentials.


I have been thru there once, just once. Take some Ky Jelly and baby oil. It will help if you need to stop into one of those back road stations or so I have heard. also take http://swfa.com/ThermaCELL-Mosquito-Repellent-C2678.aspx
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Head light and extra batteries and multiple flashlights.  Bear bag for camp.  GPS and good topo map of area that you are hunting. 
 
Good luck.
 
Make sure you kill the bear uphill from the truck.  That's some rough terrrain in some areas.
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toss your archery target in the truck too, always wanna check everything once you get to camp incase of bumps on the trip.
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Brandon, thermacell is a good idea, not sure about who you hang out with on the other notion that you have.
 
G, I agree whole heartedly.
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Add a book or something to read to occupy the slow times.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Add a book or something to read to occupy the slow times.
 
If the OT was on Tapatalk, I would pull a Brandon and post in the tree stand.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Add a book or something to read to occupy the slow times.
 
If the OT was on Tapatalk, I would pull a Brandon and post in the tree stand.


I go thru the net. pretty simple. Oh the other stuff ain't for you or your guest, it's for those nice dark lonely night around town.....
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Brandon, thermacell is a good idea, not sure about who you hang out with on the other notion that you have.
 
G, I agree whole heartedly.

Don't forget the refill fuel and mats. 
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Dillon was telling me how hot they get and they last about 4 hours on.
 
Figured that was some good information.
 
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What about some MRE's.  That is the easy way to eat.  
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Don't forget the Jerky & some water proof matches.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

What about some MRE's.  That is the easy way to eat.  
Mark loves those things.
 
 
Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Don't forget the Jerky & some water proof matches.
I love jerky
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

What about some MRE's.  That is the easy way to eat.  
Mark loves those things.
 
 


MRE's beat the heck outta C Rats!! 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

What about some MRE's.  That is the easy way to eat.  
Mark loves those things.
MRE's beat the heck outta C Rats!! 
 
The one you brought last year were really good.
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