Ideas for Storing Your Hunting Gear

Fishing and hunting gears are of utmost importance when it comes to a successful hunting experience. Ever tried to reach out for your favorite fishing gear and found your lines all tangled? Well, that can possibly happen again if you don’t find some nice and practical hunting room storage ideas. Even if you’re short on space, you can find plenty of ideas to organize the outdoorsy stuff. Therefore, if you’re struggling with organizing the hunting gear, such as clothing, scents, and lures, we’ve got you covered! Read till the end to find out some easy ideas for storing your hunting gear. 

1. Cabinet Storage 

A cabinet can easily fit in the back of most SUVs and is one of the great ways to store your hunting gear. For example, the SUV Sportsman Cargo Cabinet cones with a five-button combination lock and an advanced pull-out workstation. It is great for when you’re constantly on move for the next prey! 

2. Spool Box

Spool Box

A spool box is another effective way to store your hunting gear. We did our research and the best spool boxes are made by Plano. Their key features are, 

  • Hold 6 spools of fishing line up to 1 in. wide
  • Secure ProLatch closure
  • Easily transfer the lines to reels through rubber holes in the lid 
  • Transparent for quick and easy identification of contents
  • Convenient and carry handle
  • Keep lines tangle-free!

3. Wire Shelving Rack

Wire Shelving Rack

You don’t have to break the bank and invest in some fancy racks to store the fishing/hunting gear. All you need to do is screw some short sections of wire shelving to your workshop or garage ceiling, and successfully convert it into a hunting gear holder. This way, the hunting accessories will be organized and out of the way until you need them. 

Learn more about some of the best garage storage ideas!

4. PVC Fishing Rod Holder

PVC Fishing Rod Holder

If you have some PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) pipe and a foam pool noodle, you’ve got a nice start with organizing the hunting accessories. Drill 10-inch holes that are spaced every 4 inches in the PVC pipe. After that, cut the slits in the foam noodle; spaced 4 inches apart, with the help of a utility knife. On the wall, line up the pool noodle in such a way that two of the slits are over the studs. Pull the slits apart, slide in a fender washer and carefully screw the noodle to the wall with 2-inch screws. After that, screw the PVC pipe to the wall underneath it and insert the fishing rods. It’ll become an easy and practical PVC fishing pole holder. 

5. PVC Fishing Pipe Holder

Another one of the easiest hunting room storage ideas includes building a DIY fishing pole holder. To do that, you’ll need some PVC pipes along with some elbows, crosspieces, and PVC pipe glue. You can easily find a tutorial/guide for a PVC fishing pipe holder on the Internet and you’re ready to go!

6. Lure Storage

The lure storage pockets are a great way to stock your fishing gear, thus proving to be an effective storage idea. They come with double-sided pad stores, plenty of lures and are available in different sizes. You can easily find them on Amazon or Alibaba. According to our research, the best one out there is the “KastKing Fishing Tackle Bag” which is available on Amazon for $61.99. Its key features include,

  • Storing up to (7) 3600 size lure boxes with terminal tackle, fishing lures, and fishing tools 
  • Super tough water-resistant long-lasting 420D ripstop nylon material
  • 12 internal and external storage pockets for fishing tackle
  • Waterproof non-slip compression molded bottom
  • Neo-grip anti-slip shoulder bag strap for comfort
  • Fishing gear dimensions 15”x 11”x 10.25”
  • Resilient no rust, self-healing zippers

7. Canoe Rod Holder

Another interesting way of carrying your fishing/hunting gear along with your canoe trip is to make use of a canoe rod holder. As PVC pipe is attached to the side of a canoe, the fishing rods remain safe and secure. This way, you also won’t have to worry about the messy and tangled lines.

8. Under-Stairs Storage 

Under-Stairs Storage

Be it hunting gear or some everyday accessories, there is always an under-stairs space that can be used for storage. Similarly, you can store your hunting equipment in that space. Size a rolling cart with wheels, so that it can fit right under your basement stairs. This method is easy and not time-consuming. Additionally, it will be easy to get the hunting gear whenever you need it.

9. Camo Cabinet

Camo Cabinet

When it comes to organizing your fishing and hunting gear, a camo cabinet might be your next go-to storage option. This cabinet offers plenty of storage room for all of the hunting accessories and can fit perfectly in a garage, man cave, or even the mudroom. It features two locking drawers and two adjustable shelves that can keep all your gear safe and accessible.

10. Single Folding Hanger Rod

Single Folding Hanger Rod

Single folding hanger rods can collapse against the wall when they’re not in use and save valuable space in tiny rooms. They’re great for hunting gear and wet clothes. For example, “Over the Door Closet Valet – Single Hook Retractable Collapsible Folding Hanging Rack Organizer” by the brand HOLDN’ STORAGE is available on Amazon for $16.99. Its key features include,

  • Additional storage space
  • Retractable and highly convenient
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Versatile use
  • Premium durable construction

11. Use a Climate-Controlled Area

Use a Climate-Controlled Area

Generally, hunters store their hunting gear/accessories during the off-season. These accessories can be anything, from scents, grunt calls, game cameras, optics, to archery or firearm accessories. You can store the hunting accessories in separate plastic storage containers and label them accordingly. Another important thing to remember while doing all this is to make sure that all of your hunting gear is stored in a climate-controlled area. This way, they can be protected from the moisture that can cause harmful mold and mildew.

There are many benefits of storing hunting equipment in a climate-controlled environment. There is virtually no risk of any gear getting too hot in the summer or getting frozen during the winter, which can damage the game walls. You should also remove any type of electronics, such as game cameras, batteries, scent control devices, or electronic callers before storing the gear for an extended time. This eliminates any damage that can be caused by the corrosion that builds up over time.

Proper Organizing – Happy Hunting!

Proper Organizing – Happy Hunting!

Proper storage and maintenance of hunting gear/equipment do not only help with being organized but also prolong the life of all of the hunting accessories. If you act careless with storing the hunting items, they might get damaged and the need to replace them might be an aftermath of a costly mistake. Therefore, play with plenty of hunting room storage ideas, and be it your garage that needs decluttering or an under-stairs storage area, you can store the hunting gear anywhere with a little extra time and effort. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the gear for many seasons to come!