When going hunting, you have plenty of gear to think about from your rifle and decoys, to a proper layering system to stay warm. One important piece of equipment you should consider is your cell phone. Is it worth bringing, or will it only cause problems?
Why You Should Bring Your Cell Phone
A cell phone is worth bringing on the hunt mostly due to its personal safety value. Should you become injured, an emergency call can be life saving. It's also a great way to regroup with a hunting buddy should you become separated for any reason. Due to the safety value of cell phones, there's no good excuse not to take a mobile phone when venturing into the woods for any reason.
A cell phone is also great for taking pictures of tracks and animals. One of the thrills of hunting, beyond making a kill or spotting a buck, is the amount of wildlife you get to see in its natural habitat. Having photos of tracks and animals to reference when teaching others hunting and tracking technique is worthwhile.
Also, few people see more wildlife than hunters and a cell phone is a