Halfway to your tree stand, you stop dead in your tracks.
I forgot my [fill in the blank].
Yup. Every hunter's been there. Especially after waiting until just before opener to get our gear together.
And with so much to pack, there's no guarantee you'll remember everything even if you do give yourself plenty of time. Anybody who has ever had to dress a deer with a dull knife can attest to how forgetting one small item like a knife sharpener can be a big set back.
The Importance of a Checklist
If you want to avoid the above scenario, you need a checklist. There's simply too much to remember on your own.
And the pros at Sportsman's Guide have put together a good one, including everything you could possibly need before, during and after the hunt. Because they know the unprepared hunter is a whitetail's best bet at survival.