I hunted with a guy this fall that we dubbed the gadget man. He had all kinds of new little toys and tricks that I had never used before.
This got me thinking. There have been so many new products come out that we never even thought of using in the field even 5-10 years ago. Just about everything I use in the field today, except for the essential items have been new inventions. I remember when hunting clothes were not waterproof camo, and boots were sorrels, so many other things have improved.
I thought this would be a good way to share some of them.
Personally for me the one thing that continues to impress me is the bino straps that hold your binoc’s close to your chest. Before I had these I found that I did far less glassing. I found the old neck straps to be very uncomfortable. I would have a sore neck for weeks after hunting season from hiking/ATVing with these hanging from my neck. It was often easier to pack them away and as a result they were hard to get to and got used far less.
So that’s my choice for one of my favorite new hunting gadgets.
Here are my questions.
What new hunting gadget do you consider a must have in the field?
How has it changed the way you hunt?
Have you tried some new product that was worthless?
Many of the responses will be obvious, but this will be a good way to share your field test results to the others on this board, and possibly introduce others to something new.