I noticed there are quite a few people in here new to hunting. You might want to consider a camera as part of your hunting gear. Those photos become pricelss memories. It was in 1980 when I first carried a camera for the sole purpose of getting a photo of a tree a bear tore up in a Cedar swamp. The damage was so incredible, I wouldn't be able to describe it to anyone. Later that day I had a spot of luck. I took a snap of where the buck layed, and then a snap with the rifle resting on him. And then a snap of him in the back of the truck. These pics are in a photo album now and one day when I hang up my boots, this album is where I'll go hunting. Just something to consider.