Hunting in the UK has been practiced since prehistoric times. In the past, hunting was a necessary activity of hunter-gatherer societies. However, this soon changed with the domestication of animals and the dawn of agriculture.
Nowadays, hunting is often a polarizing topic, with some people seeing hunting as a necessary element of life or even an enjoyable pursuit, and others seeing it as unethical. Either way, over the last few years, we’ve seen the popularity of hunting increasing. Thousands of people in the UK go hunting each year, not only because they enjoy it but also for many other reasons too.
However, hunting is a difficult sport to get into. If you like the idea of hunting, but you’re not sure where to start, then the first thing you need to do is to get all of the necessary equipment. Here’s a list of some of the best hunting gear and accessories this year:
1. Rechargeable LED Head Torch
One of the most important pieces of equipment for hunters that choose to go hunting in the evening or at night-time is a head torch. Head torches can help you to see where you are going as well as the animals you are hunting.
The best type of head torch is a rechargeable LED head torch. These head torches can either be attached to backpacks, clothes, or hats, or they can be worn on a headband. They are very versatile, and they can easily be recharged at the end of your hunting session.
2. Sitka Kelvin Down WS Hoodie
One of the main things hunters hate about going hunting is getting cold. Thankfully, there are lots of amazing clothing items that can keep you warm during the winter nights and frosty mornings. One of the best items we’ve seen this year is the Kelvin hoodie. This hoodie contains both PrimaLoft and goose-down insulation to keep you warm and cosy. Not only that but it also has a durable outer shell made of Gore-Tex wind stopper fabric.
3. Sitka Pantanal GTX Gloves
Another important piece of equipment that we recommend all hunters should purchase is a good pair of gloves. Not only do gloves help to keep you warm but they can also protect your hands from injury too. One of the best types of gloves available this year is the Sitka Pantanal GTX gloves. These gloves are a waterproof workhorse of a glove. Like the Sitka hoodie, they have a breathable Gore-Tex membrane and PrimaLoft insulation.
4. Zeiss Victory SF 10X32 Binoculars
If you’re looking for some new binoculars this hunting season, then the Victory SF binoculars are a great option. In fact, they have a nearly unrivalled field of view: 130 metres at 1,000 yards. These binoculars also have a fast-focus feature, which is brilliant for both birders and hunters.
While binoculars aren’t as good as spotting scopes in terms of magnification, many hunters prefer them. Not only are they much easier to carry and hold, but they’re also lightweight too.
5. Smart Torq
Keeping your gun in working order is extremely important during a hunt. One tool that can help you do this is the Smart Torq. From assembling a gun to mounting a riflescope, the ergonomic Smart Torq allows you to tighten up firearm screws with precision. This tool comes with 11 bits, as well as a square drive adapter bit for use with quarter-inch sockets.
6. The Seventy2 Pro Survival System
If you only purchase one kit for your hunting trips this year, then make sure you choose the Seventy2 Pro Survival System. It was designed and produced by survival experts and contains everything you need to survive critical situations, including earthquakes and hurricanes. This kit can literally be the difference between life and death. This kit contains things like an upgraded first aid kit, anti-fog goggles, a metal water bottle, and a rubber grip knife.
It’s that time of year again when hunting enthusiasts start looking for new hunting gear and accessories ready for the hunting season. Hunting can be extremely hard, but having the best gear makes it exponentially less so. The good news for hunting enthusiasts this season is that there’s lots of brilliant hunting equipment for you to choose from including rechargeable head torches that help you to see more clearly in the dark and goose-down hoodies that will keep you warm in the winter.