It’s never been necessary to spend thousands of dollars to get into hunting, and it doesn’t need to be today. We love our high-end gear here at MeatEater, but we haven’t always had the luxury of having the best-of-the-best gear in our closets. There are a few things we don’t advise skimping on, wool socks being one of them. Boots are another, but if the weather is going to be decent and you’re not tramping up snowy mountains, you can get by with a decent pair of hiking boots & gaiters and make the big investment on boots like Schnees down the line.
Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you find gear that won’t break the bank.