• Beau Martonik

BEAU'S GEAR LIST - 2020 BIG WOODS MOUNTAIN BUCKS - PRE-RUT/RUT

When it comes to western hunting, we tend to have detailed gear lists and keep everything very organized. Why shouldn’t we do the same with hunting mountain bucks in the Appalachian Range? I am a big believer in staying organized and having a system to make your hunts go smoother. Hunting the Appalachian Range is different than hunting the midwest and other areas for whitetails. On public land and even on big private tracts that are open to public hunting, we are packing in and out of stands every day, breaking down the deer and packing out the meat, and other caveats that are just different than what you read in most magazines. This means that we have to have a specific list of tools needed and used to accommodate this unique hunting style.


With that being said, here is my gear list for what I’m carrying in my pack and on me during the rut in Pennsylvania and throughout the Appalachian Mountains.







Pack:

Water Filtration:



Electronics:


PHOTO: DAN HRUSKA

Clothing:

Footwear:



Calls

Hunting/Kill Kit:

Camera Gear

Optics:

Food:


PHOTO: DAN HRUSKA

Stand Setup:

Scents

Miscellaneous:

  • First Aid/Emergency Kit (leukotape, gauze, wipes, ibuprofen, electrical tape, tweezers, splint)

  • Windchecker

  • Smith and Wesson Shield .40 Handgun

  • Montana Decoy doe



Bow Setup:


This list is always changing as I'm tweaking and finding out what works best for me and my style of hunting. If you have any questions on any gear I use, feel free to comment below!


Listen to East Meets West Hunt podcast episode 104 to hear me break down each item from last season and how/why I’m using it!


You can find all of the items that are available at Amazon at the link below. I do receive a small commission from Amazon and Sitka Gear for any purchases that are used with any of the links above or by visiting the East Meets West Outdoors Amazon store.

https://www.amazon.com/shop/beau.martonik


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