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7 Hunting Hacks to Save Serious Money [VIDEO]

Hunting can be expensive, but these seven hunting hacks will save you some serious cash.

As everyone is gearing up for the upcoming hunting season, it’s a common occurrence that hunters’ wallets are getting thinner.

Let’s face it, hunting is expensive. So here are seven hunting hacks to save some bucks.

1. Build a trusty box stand.

Box stands can be great during firearm seasons and beating the elements at the end of the year. However, purchasing a stand that is already made can be pricey.

Take a look at this video and have a weekend project along with saving some cash.

2. Create your own food plot mix.

Putting in a dynamite food plot doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Something that is popular among crafty outdoorsman is creating their own concoction food plot mixes. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at the back of food plot mix bag. It should include the breakdown of what plants are included, along with the percentage breakdown of the densities.

Seed stores are great source of stocking up the various seeds to create an awesome food plot.

Taking a Walk on the Wild Side
Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

3. Create your own carbon scent control powder.

It’s no big secret that carbon scent control products are essentially charcoal powder that has the properties of eliminating orders and scents. Buy the powder by the pound and save big bucks and be scent-free.

Extreme Deer Habit
Extreme Deer Habit

4. Invest in a dehydrator.

Paying a processor to make jerky can be pretty pricey. This season it may be worth the money to buy a dehydrator.

It’s pretty simple and there are a ton of great recipes and instructional articles to make a delicious organic healthy snack.

Climax Jerky
Climax Jerky

Check out this awesome smoke venison jerky recipe.


  • 1 venison roast, at least 2 lbs.
  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. Bone Dust Barbecue Seasoning and Rub
  • Sriracha to taste
  • freshly ground salt and pepper

5. Hit up public land.

The world of hunting for free on various folks properties is declining. Leasing properties is becoming more popular every year and the cost can quickly add up.

Public land has yielded some giant bucks in years past. To be fair, hunting public land is more difficult, but it’s also very rewarding.

Dakota County Clerk
Dakota County Clerk

6. Process your own game.

We already talked about jerky, but learning how to process your deer from beginning to end will save substantial money.

This video is the part of a four-part series, but should point you in the correct direction. The video break down the steps and process of getting your game from the field to the freezer.

7. Create your own cover scent.

Cover scent can be effective for masking human odors. In this video, you’ll learn the basics of creating your own cover scent to hopefully go undetected while hunting.

Cover scents can add up when purchasing multiple bottles throughout the season. This video gives the basis of creating an effective cover scent, but feel free to alter it or experiment with different methods of creating cover scents.

These money-saving hunting tips will keep your bank account from free-falling this fall. Now it’s time to get prepared for a great upcoming year.

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7 Hunting Hacks to Save Serious Money [VIDEO]