Now that fall is in full swing in many places, hunters all over the world are starting to prepare for their annual fall hunts. If you’ve been hunting before, you likely know exactly what you’ll need in order to find success. But if you’re a novice to hunting, you’ll need some help and advice to ensure that you make the most of your first trip.
To help those in the later situation, here are three tips for dressing for a fall hunting trip.
Plan For Keeping Dry
For a hunting day trip, you won’t have to think about what you’ll be wearing or packing as much as if you’re going to be spending the night outside as part of your hunting experience. If this is your plan, one of your main priorities should be keeping yourself and your gear dry.
To do this, T.J. Schwanky, a contributor to Outdoor Canada, recommends that you dress in fabrics that are meant to wick moisture away from your body. As you move during the day, you’ll get sweaty, so you’ll want clothes that won’t make you sit in that sweat all day. Additionally, you’ll want to pack clothes that will dry quickly in the event that it rains or your clothes get damp from moisture or dew in the mornings. You can also pack gaiters to wear over your clothes to ensure that those layers stay dry during wet weather.
Don’t Forget Your Orange
While you want to try to blend into your surroundings so you don’t startle whatever animal you’re hunting, you also want to be sure that any other hunters in your area can see you so they don’t mistake you for the game they’re trying to bring home. Knowing this, Mark Lebetkin, a contributor to USA Today, recommends that you be sure to wear bright colors, like blaze orange, so that you can be easily seen by other hunters. Make sure you know the laws in your area for how much orange you should be wearing when you go out hunting.
Stick With Layers
For a lot of game it’s best to be out hunting either just as the sun is rising or just as the sun is setting. This means that you’ll be outside during times of variable temperatures.
To help you stay the right temperature during these times, the American Gun Association advises that you dress in light layers. By wearing or bringing light layers along with you, you can easily add or take off a layer so that you can keep your body the perfect temperature throughout your hunt.
If you’re planning on going on a hunting trip this fall, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know how to dress for this activity.