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The hunting season is almost here, which means that it is time to dust off the old hunting gear and clean up your hunting rifle. However, if you have been hunting as long as I have, you will have some unique, unusual pieces of equipment that you keep in your hunting kit.
Though I do have a pair of binoculars like most people, recently, I have also started keeping a zoom monocular in my kit. They are usually cheaper than binoculars, and they can have a better optical zoom. There are loads of different models available in the market, but I use a 6×50 hybrid zoom monocular, which means that it has six times optical zoom and a 50mm lens, which lets in a lot of light and offers a clear image.
Though you can get a decent monocular under $100, if you are willing to spend a little more, you can also get one with infrared night vision, which can be very beneficial. Check some online reviews for the best zoom monocular if you are interested in buying one. I also use my monocular for bird watching, and it can work as a range finder as well.
Fluorescent flagging tape:
A kindle with my favorite books:
My self-defense handgun:
A ground blind:
Earmuffs for my dog:
As hunters gain more experience, they can figure out what works and what doesn’t, so if you see some unusual gear in an old-timer’s hunting kit, ask them about it, who knows, you might be able to learn some valuable lessons that are otherwise only gained through experience.