Every whitetail deer hunting publication known to man will be pumping out articles on the all-day sit and if you want to kill a giant this year you have to be in the woods. But don’t kid yourself; all day sits without the proper fuel and hydration to keep you focused and alert is next to impossible. This month, we thought it would be fun for you to see what is in the packs of the #FitToHunt team when we head into the woods in search of Muy Grande.
My bar of choice is the Clif Builder’s Protein Mint Chocolate Chip bar.
My husband Jake usually grabs a Clif White Chocolate Macadamia bar. We always go out with water, and bring our single packs of Wilderness Athletes Energy & Focus. Hydration is important no matter what activity you are doing, and having a little extra energy through these packets makes all the difference in the field.
I don't leave for a hunt without it. I have been in hunting situations where I ended up on the wrong side of hydration. Quenching thirst, washing out a deer, rinsing off a minor cut (we know they happen) or pouring some on my neck/wrists to stay cool are all great reasons to carry water.
As far as snacks, I'm a scent elimination freak. I usually do not carry too many with me. If I do they are usually in liquid form. An example might be a Wilderness Athlete meal replacement shake in a second water bottle. If I do bring a snack it's usually something with little smell that I can finish quickly. My go to is usually a nut bar of some kind that I've already opened (opening one in the woods sounds like bullhorn static to me).
My favorites are made by KIND Bar.
Lastly, if I'm in for the long hall, I'll pack a small bag of some sort of protein. Again something I can eat and get rid of quickly. Usually it ends up being whatever deli meat I have in the fridge at the time.
In the truck I will keep extra water, more protein in the form of a shake or portable items like beef jerky. I’ve also made sandwiches and wraps with ham, chicken or turkey because when I’m hunting the last thing I want to do is break to head into town for lunch.
A day in the field without fuel is like driving your car hoping that
the needle on "E" means just enough to make it through your hunt.
When this happens, your energy drops and you lose focus.
The universe dictates this is when the big one will step out and when he does,
will you be ready and able to make the shot?
Use the tips of above to remain fueled, hydrated and #FitToHunt!