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Old 08-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Fanny Packs?

Does anyone here hunt with fanny packs? (probably)

If so, how do you like them and would you recommend them?

I'm thinking of getting one, this year, so I can better carry all my calls and hunting misc... with me..

My main concern is it getting in the way when your pulling up on a buck and releasing..

Any experiences?
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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My 3rd grade art teacher used em alot. Jokin aside Im sure it would come in handy. I just hand my pack next me and leave it open.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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My 3rd grade art teacher used em alot. Jokin aside Im sure it would come in handy. I just hand my pack next me and leave it open.
Okay, I'm thinking of getting a smaller one.. I'd rather where it but if it gets in the way I guess I could hang it..

Anybody else?
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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Have used one for several years. I had a smaller one and upgraded to a larger one (keep buying too much gear I guess!). Great for packing in your calls, scents, etc. If you're packing in extra clothing to dress more at the stand, a backpack would be better. Last year I took the bag that my blind came with to pack some larger items in (again, too much gear probably). I just hang/set my pack beside me within reach to get at all that gear when needed. I use sticks and or ladder, so I hang it on those instead of a branch. My larger one came with a water bottle and removable extra pockets so everything isn't in the same compartment. Both are Walmart specials.

Also, I wear mine in to the stand with the compartment behind me, so it doesn't get in the way. Never wear it in the stand, but I guess you'd have to have the compartment in the front if you want to sit down.

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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When I'm hanging and hunting I use a blacks creek "fanny pack" just smaller and easier to carry when I've got a stand on my back.
If I'm going to a pre hung stand I just take my backpack and hang it next to me in the tree where I can still acess it but it won't be in the way of shooting
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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I have used the Badlands Monster Fanny Pack the last couple years and I like it. Although after buying it, makes just as much sense to use a back pack. I shed hunt alot and always have my fanny pack with me when out walking. I also hang mine once situated in the tree and keep it open. When I pack in clothes, I use the straps of the pack and drape the clothes over them while walking out to the tree. Very durable pack.
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I have never used one for bow hunting. I do use one for muzzy season. Keep my extra speed loaders and a couple other necessities in it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #9
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They are good. I've had a natural gear one. I will say that if you do get one, get one with shoulder straps because they don't sag down or anything like that with straps. A small enough fanny pack that doesn't sag down wont hold enough gear in my opinion.

Having said that, if you're going to have shoulder straps, you just as well wear a backpack. I like the Cabela's Elite Scout Pack. The open compartment/strap in front with the buckles is great for hauling your bibs, extra clothes, or jacket in to the stand etc... Has a small compartment at the bottom about the size of a fanny pack, but I feel it has more versatility.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #10
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Also, that open compartment is big enough and strong enough that I can put a hang on stand in there and buckle it in. Works great for hauling in a treestand.
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