Use a SAM to Store Out of Season Hunting Gear

Portable Storage Units for Hunting Equipment Storage

Hunting gear can take up a great deal of space, especially for enthusiasts who will go out for days or weeks at a time. Aside from the clothing, luggage, and camping equipment involved in outdoor activities in general, there are numerous other items that you will need depending on the season. These are often best kept in storage during the off-season so they don’t take up too much space in your home.

Texas offers several hunting seasons, so the equipment needed will depend on the type of game.


Season: spring and early summer

  • Boat
  • Lights
  • Lifejackets
  • Snares, gigs, harpoons, arrows
  • Handgun or powerhead
  • Game cooler

Wildfowl (Chachalaca, Pheasant, Quail, Turkey, Sandhill Crane)

Season: generally fall and winter months

  • Decoys
  • Calls
  • Orange vest
  • Knife
  • Headlamp
  • Blind
  • Stool or blind chair
  • Shotgun with appropriate fowl-specific ammunition

Waterfowl (Duck, Moorhen, Goose, Snipe, Teal, Woodcock)

Season: typically late fall through early winter

  • Blinds
  • Decoys
  • Waterproof gun case
  • Shotgun with appropriate shot
  • Knife
  • Waders and wader liners
  • Headlamp
  • Bird calls


Season: fall through early winter, depending on the area

  • Location appropriate camo
  • Small caliber firearm or bow with appropriate ammunition
  • Washtub and soap
  • Javelina calls or items used to mimic their chattering

Mule Deer

Season: early winter (late fall for archery)

  • Binoculars
  • Scope
  • Firearm/bow and appropriate ammo/arrows
  • Hanging treestand/blind
  • Calls
  • Scent reduction spray
  • Rangefinder
  • Game bags
  • Game cooler

Pronghorn Antelope

Season: fall

  • Binoculars
  • Scope
  • Rifle/bow and appropriate ammunition
  • Ground blind
  • Antelope decoy
  • Headlamp
  • Caping salt or cooler
  • Rangefinder
  • Deer cart/drag
  • Sealer and bags

White-tailed Deer

Season: fall through early winter

  • Rifle, scope, and ammunition
  • Ground blind
  • Deer lure
  • Calls
  • Tree stands
  • Rangefinder
  • Binoculars
  • Deer cart/drag
  • Sealer and bags

Before putting these items, your hunting clothing, and luggage items into storage, there are a few pointers to follow. These will increase the life of your gear and ensure you’re ready for the next season:

  • Inspect all items for wear and damage
  • Replace anything that’s missing or broken before next season
  • Clean your calls
  • Pre-rinse washing machine before washing hunting clothes
  • Organize your items and remove batteries
  • Break down and clean guns

When storing off-season hunting gear, portable storage container can be a real time saver. Simply call SAM Store and Move to deliver a container to your home where you can load it up. Once you have loaded the container, give us a call and we will come back to take it into storage for you.

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