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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...