posted on March 03, 2013 08:18
Nothing sparks more debate in the hunting world than discussing the best gear.
It’s amazing how the importance of a brand can be for hunters.
It’s like the classic Ford or Chevy debate when you’re talking about pickup trucks.
When it comes to the best gear for hunting pheasants the debate starts with the best breed of dog and continues through all the gear hunters take in the field. It sparks some heated debate and recently Bob St. Pierre polled some of the best in the pheasant hunting business.
As you might expect there are quite a few different answers when it comes to all gear. I’m sure you have different preferences as well.
Of all the gear mentioned there were a few patterns that emerged.
Danner Boots and Irish Setter Boots are mentioned a few times by different hunters. There are other brands, but these two in particular seemed to stand out. Both brands have long reputations in the hunting world and it’s no surprise that they have good word of mouth.
Plus when you have good merchandise you can count on winning over a new customer from the first time they put on the boots. Sometimes that’s all it takes to win over a customer for life. That and hoping they have success the first time out with your gear even if there is no direct correlation.
Labs and shorthairs seem to stand out as far as pheasant hunting dogs go. That’s no surprise either. Everybody has a favorite dog and these are two of the best when it comes to chasing pheasants. They have discipline in the field and they’re some of the best friends a hunter can have.
It was pretty surprising to see the difference in gun preference. Beretta is a brand that came up often, but there was quite an array of different suggestions for the best.
It seems that the way things are is that people have their traditions and as the author says, it’s often based on past success whether the gear is the actual cause success or not.