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5 hunting season essentials for your truck

How to get your truck ready for the Wisconsin hunting season

Autumn is here and that means that the hunting season is upon us. Now is the time of year for big game, epic hunting adventures and plenty of time spent in the great outdoors. But a little preparation is necessary before you even head out. In addition to getting your hunting gear in order, it’s also a good idea to equip your truck with some essentials. Here’s how to get your vehicle ready for the Wisconsin hunting season and set yourself up for success.

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Game-cleaning kitA group of deer in the snow

Keep some Ziploc bags, a tarp for cleaning game on, game sheers, knives in a few sizes, gutting gloves and sanitizing hand wipes in this kit for your truck. Even if you bring these same items into the field with you, it doesn’t hurt to have a spare kit in your vehicle.

A copy of your hunting license and identification

Today, Wisconsin hunters only need a valid driver’s license as proof of their hunting license. With that said, it’s still a good idea to print out a copy of your license and I.D. to keep in your glove compartment just in case.

A change of clothes and boots

This is an essential when hunting in Wisconsin. It’s also a good idea to pack an extra hat, socks and gloves.

Granola bars and snacks

Not only is this a great emergency item to keep in your truck, but it’s vital on long hunting weekends.

A tool kit

You never know when you will have to make a small repair or two. That’s why having a small set of tools in your vehicle is so important. In this kit you can keep a hammer, a straight- and Phillips-head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, zip ties, heavy-duty work gloves, duct tape and side cutters. Having an extra tow chain or rope is also a great idea, especially when driving during Wisconsin winters.

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What type of gear do you prefer to keep in your truck in preparation for a long weekend of hunting? Let us know in the comments below!