I have never had to rent any gear required for a hunt. I would hink it would be great if it was a non-resident traveling to hunt. That would save on some of the fuel costs involved when traveling across country. I have never heard of being able to rent hunting gear. If I was ever in need of rental gear I would consider it. It would seem kind of silly to buy expensive gear needed that would only get used once or maybe two times a year. For me the only thing i would ever consider renting would be camping gear. I would want my own firearm, cloths, and stuff like that. I didn't click the link you provided to see exactly what they offer but I like the idea of a hunter being able rent what he or she needed for a hunt if they were traveling from a different state.
I agree that it seems like a cool idea, and thats why I thought I'd share. I looked into the site a bit more...seems they do offer camping gear, including some lightweight stuff for the wilderness. Again, I am just curious to see if anyone can offer a review:
Could be a good idea if you are a non-resident and need a wall tent and stove for a back country hunt. The other piece of gear that I have seen offered for rent and thought that it would be a good idea is a satellite phone for hunting areas without cellphone coverage. I think that might just be a smart choice if you are going into the African bush or Asian mountains to chase critters.
Interesting idea. I have never rented anything other than a car in my life but I can see the advantage of a few things. For the most part I would always want my own gear but I can maybe see a wall tent or I really like the idea of a satelite phone for extreme situations when staying in contact would be needed. Would never need one in normal life so rental would be a great option. Other than that not much unless you wanted to try something really expensive out before you went and bought your own.
Just like I'm planning to go rent a HArley in the spring before I decide if I really need one or not. I've kept my permit for 20 years without a bike to ride.
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...