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5 Simple Deer Hunting Hacks

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Hunting season is here, and while the stores are filled with every piece of hunting gear imaginable, sometimes the simplest of things can help make the difference in having a good day in the woods or a bad one. Here are 5 inexpensive hunting hacks to help you take this hunting season to the next level!

1. Use a Piece of Plywood for Loading Deer

Once you’ve made the drop-shot, climbed from your stand, and after the adrenaline has begun to subside, you’re still left with the job of loading your deer onto the truckbed. This can be a difficult task, especially if you’re by yourself. Keeping a single sheet of plywood in the back of your truck can make this process a lot easier. Drop the tailgate of the truck, use the plywood to make a ramp between the tailgate and the ground. Slide the deer as far up the plywood as you can. Then, using your legs, lift up the lower end of the plywood and slide the deer into the back of the truck.

Deer LoadingCourtesy: Pinterest

2. Dry Your Boots Faster

Lay your boots on their side and stuff them full of newspaper. Placing them on their side will allow moving air to pass through them a little more easily, and the newspaper will help absorbe the excess moisture.

boots

Courtesy: Texasbowhunter.com

3. Make Your Own Cover Scent 

Gather various natural items from your hunting area: twigs, leaves, pine needles, acorns – whatever is laying around. Throw all of your findings into a large pot of water and bring to a slow boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes, then let it steep for a couple of hours. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle, and get to spraying!

pine cone

4. Wrap Your Stuff With Duct Tape.

Wrap your water bottle, knife handle, or flash light with duct tape. You never know when you’ll need a piece, and it’s much easier than trying to carry a whole roll. Plus, you can fix anything with duct tape, right?

duck tape

Courtesy: Duckbrand.com

5. Make Peanut Butter Deer Feeders

Who says you have to buy those expensive feeders? Grab a couple of jars of peanut butter, a screw gun, screws, and your pocket knife, and head out to the woods. In no time at all you’ll have created the perfect attractant for all those deer! Check out this quick video to see just how simple it is.

peanut butterCourtesy: Wipe Em Out Outdoors

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