Tips for hunting on the land in the Augusta Area

Hunting and camping season in the Augusta area are upon us.  To ensure good hunting or camping, you’ll need a few essentials.  Gear, of course.  Most of the gear, an experienced hunter is familiar with.  Also, land.  You’ll  need a great piece of land to hunt on (we can find you a tract to buy if you don’t have one).   However, there are some less obvious essentials and tips.  We’ve been doing some pinning this hunting season, and we came across some tips that we found interesting, and we thought we’d pass them along to y’all.

  1. Make sure you have the right gear. Three things you’ll need on your next hunt…
    1. Charged Phone. It may seem obvious, but a phone (in a water proof case) or a 2-way radio is essential.
    2. Space Blanket. Obviously, this can be used if you get too wet or too    It can also be used as a reflector to signal for help or cut into strips to mark trails or camps, as a poncho, or rain catcher.
    3. A lighter. If you find yourself lost in the woods for any significant amount of time, you’re going to need a lighter.  You’ll need a fire either to keep warm, signal for help or boil water.  A brightly colored one is recommended so that you can find it easily.
  2. Use baking soda to cover your scent. – You can sprinkle it in your boots to remove odor.  Some people who rely on baking soda to cover their scent say it’s a great method.   They even use it in the shower, mixing it in with unscented soap to make sure they have zero soap smell.
  3. To help reduce the amount of burs you get on your boots, rub the laces of your boots with paraffin.
  4. If you’re looking for kindling, you can use doritos or fritos as a substitute.  These greasy chips help get the fire going.  Also, if you have any left over, you’ve got a delicious snack.
  5. Wrap duct tape around your flashlight. This way, you save space and you have tape in case you need it for blisters, removing ticks, or as tape.
  6. Keep your valuables in a zip lock back. It’ll help make them easy to find and will keep them dry, just in case.
  7. Freeze water in empty jugs and use it in your cooler instead of ice. This way, you save on ice, and you will have nice cold water to drink when it melts.
  8. Bring a fully stocked first aid kit. Look for one that’s compact to make it easy to carry with you.

Hopefully you learned a new tip, or were at least reminded of one you may have forgotten.  If you’d like to explore what land is available for purchase in the Augusta area where you can hunt, check our our land page  or give us a call at 706-541-0637.

 

 

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