Must-Have Gear for the Traveling Hunter

posted on May 5, 2015

Sitka Nomad
Serious luggage for the hunter who has it all, and brings it all with him, Sitka says this wheeled shipping container holds 8,600 cubic inches of your “must have” items, including most compound bows. It meets checked luggage size restrictions and weighs a hair more than 10 pounds. MSRP: $399.

Browning Bear 6000 Wheeled Duffel
All the benefits of a fill-to-the-seams duffel with the rigid back and wheels of a rolling suitcase, this may be the perfect hunting luggage. Water-resistant with reinforced seams, 6,000 cubic inches of storage space and pockets for interior organization. MSRP: $199.

SKB ROTO Crossbow Case
Because crossbow dimensions are about as varied as their users, this case should fit them all, including reverse-limb designs. Rugged two-piece design is wheeled with a foam interior. Two lockable belt straps secure the case. Unconditional lifetime warranty. MSRP: $389.

Plano All-Weather Bow Case
This lockable case is constructed with super-thick walls, Plano’s Crush-Proof PillarLock system, high-density pluck foam padding and a weather-resistant Dri-Loc seal. Complete with multiple tie-down points, arrow storage and room for your accessories. MSRP: $150.

Pelican Storm Case iM3200
Chemical- and corrosion-resistant, airtight, watertight, crushproof, dustproof—this case can weather the storm. High performance resin shell, customizable foam interior, six durable latches, sturdy wheels, pressure equalization valve and the ability to house a long-gun up to 44 inches. MSRP: $364.

Cabela’s Bow and Rifle Pack
Carry-on in style and with functionality by utilizing the hunting pack you plan to carry in the field. Includes scores of pockets, hydration bladder and fold-out support pouch to secure a bow or rifle. Removable compression pouch doubles as a day pack. MSRP: $174.

Easton Arrow Tube
Travel is as hard on arrows and fletchings as it is on the rest of your gear, so keep ’em in line with this impact-resistant tube. Holds up to two dozen bolts or arrows and is adjustable from 24 to 40 inches. Fits in most bow cases. Shoulder strap included. MSRP: $19.

ScotteVest Brad Thor Alpha Jacket
This inconspicuous jacket, designed by bestselling author Brad Thor, is a traveling hunter’s best friend. Housing more pockets for more gadgets (including concealed-carry pouches) than we could ever list here, it’s a great way to protect your belongings and stay safe in strange places. MSRP: $200.


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