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8 Must-Haves for the Texas Deer Hunter

Texas has some great deer hunting grounds, and this gear will help make your next outing a success.

Texan hunters are blessed with mild winter weather and an abundance of wide open areas to hunt in, but Texan hunting grounds are not without their challenges.

This gear will help you have a great Texas deer hunt anywhere within the border and beyond, as the selections are relevant choices for any Southwestern hunter.

1. Primos Double Bull Shark Attack Blind

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This transportable hunting blind is big enough for two bow or rifle hunters, even with any bulky gear you might have. The blind boasts a huge front shooting window for easy access.

2. ScentBlocker Trinity Hoodie

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Except for a few cold snaps, it usually doesn’t get too chilly in most parts of Texas during the autumn and winter. A hoodie should be just about all you need to stay warm, but you’ll still require purpose-built camouflage. This fleece is made to be lightweight and naturally blocks human odor effectively.

3. Guide Gear Pursuit Men’s Camo 16″ Snake Boots, Waterproof

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Stop worrying about Texas ‘rattlers and just enjoy your hunt with these snake boots. These boots are strong, but still comfortable with memory foam padding, breathable GORE-TEX®, and non-insulated to suit Texas hunters perfectly.

4. PSE Stinger X Compound Bow

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This bow will help you take any game in Texas. Very effective for its price range, the PSE Stinger delivers speed, accuracy, and power. It has a smooth, silent draw and X TECH split limbs while maintaining a compact, light weight package.

5. Fox Tactical Ripstop Military Rain Poncho and Boonie Cap Set

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Texas is usually pretty dry, but when it rains, it pours. You don’t want that to ruin one of your only good hunting days. This poncho and boonie cap set will keep you dry and concealed. It is thin, yet durable, and comes with its own storing pack for portability.

6. Nose Jammer Pro Pack

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This pro pack of Nose Jam technology includes laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash, and deodorant to ensure that you smell like you as little as possible. Each of these items works in any wind condition, guaranteeing you a scent-free hunt.

7. Carhartt WorkCamo Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Realtree Xtra

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It can still be fairly warm in the early deer season and this lightweight shirt will keep you comfortable and concealed. The 100 percent cotton material is comfortable and breathable, and the shirt makes a great base layer when the temperature drops later in the season.

8. Timberline Russ Kommer Hatchet/Skinning Knife Combo

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This Russ Kommer set, designed by the Alaskan big game guide and knife maker, is one of the bigger innovations to come out of the field processing market, and it’s perfect for anything from tough-skinned feral hogs to elk or delicate does. Try it once and you’ll see why it’s great for just about anything you can hunt (or fish!) in Texas.

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8 Must-Haves for the Texas Deer Hunter