Has the economy impacted your hunting.  Undoubtedly you’ve seen the signs of struggles on your local hunting shops and even the big guys.  There’s been some reports of Sportsmans Warehouse, a Utah based company, closing some locations and possibly changing ownership.  I’ve seen a great local archery shop close it’s doors.  My friends over at TSI Outfitters have had to close down after only just over two years.   So is hunting one of the first places we cut back on in a tight economy?

My experience and my attitude would say no.  I can rationalize a bit when it comes to buying hunting gear.  One year we were in the process of moving and so I had to get a lot of new gear, I mean I couldn’t access my hunting gear right?  Hunting addicts are like motorcycle owners or boat owners.  No matter how tight things get you have to salvage you baby!! Also what a better emergency preparedness kit than hunting gear?

  • Primos Hunting Calls
    The Primos Bullet Proof Camera is the simplest camera to use, perioda / Simply insert batteries and an SD card, then turn the camera on. You get full color daytime images and infrared night images. Never before has surveillance been so simple. Battery Life 9 Months Runs on 8 AA Batteries 6 Mega Pixel 14 850nM Low Glow LED's 30 ft Night Range 1 second trigger speed 10 second trigger interval Photo Only 1 Year Warranty Primos recommends using SanDisk SD and SDHC Cards up to 16GB capacity (not included) Mfg: Primos Hunting Calls
    $52.99  from Brownells
  • Primos Hunting Calls
    The Primos Bullet Proof Camera is the simplest camera to use, perioda / Simply insert batteries and an SD card, then turn the camera on. You get full color daytime images and infrared night images. Never before has surveillance been so simple. Battery life of 9 months Runs on 4 AA batteries 8 MP 45a 2 night range 14 850nM low glow LEDs 1 second trigger speed Photo & 720p video 1 year warranty Mfg: Primos Hunting Calls
    $59.99  from Brownells
  • Itasca
    Maintain traction and warmth in the woods with these essential women's Itasca Long Rrange Realtree camo hunting boots. Boot Features 800-grams of 3M Thinsulate Ultra Insulation traps and holds body heat and won't absorb water keeping you warm and comfortable. Intended for trail use Mid top Treaded sole Boot Construction Nylon, suede upper Fabric lining Rubber outsole Boot Details Round toe Lace-up closure Lightly padded footbed 1-in. heel 7-in. shaft 13.5-in. circumference Size: 5. Color: Brown. Gender: Female. Age Group: Adult. Pattern: Camo. Material: Rubber/Nylon/Suede.
    $79.99  from Kohl's