Elk Hunting CheckList

Elk Hunting CheckList

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As I’m scrambling to get packed for our annual elk hunting trip I thought folks might benefit from a packing/gear list.  Coincidentally  there happens to be a great one in the book Public Land Elk Hunting, 🙂 so I borrowed an excerpt and posted it here.  See something I’m missing?  Leave a comment and I’ll get it added.

Shelter

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bivy bag
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping pad (inflatable or closed celled)
  • Cot
  • Pillow

Weapon

  • Gun
  • Ammunition
  • Rifle cleaning kit
  • Bow
  • Arrows
  • Release
  • Miscellaneous tools (Allen wrenches, spare string, d-loop, serving)
  • Portable bow press

General Camp

  • Tarps or Easy Up shelter
  • Stove (Coleman or Jetboil)
  • Cookware
  • Utensils (fork and spoon)
  • Fuel (propane or isobutane)
  • Lantern
  • Folding table
  • Camp chairs
  • Shovel
  • Saw
  • Insect repellant

Meat Care

  • Cooler, 200-quart
  • Game Bags
  • Rope or cord, fifty feet

Food

  • Evening meals (Mountain House, MREs, or precooked)
  • Jerky
  • Granola or Clif bars
  • Dehydrated fruit
  • Candy bars (minis)
  • Tortillas
  • Bagels
  • Tuna packets
  • Peanut butter
  • Bacon
  • Flavorings (onion, jalapeno, spices, etc.)
  • Cooking oil

Hydration

  • Water containers (5-gallon)
  • Hydration bladder
  • Day use container (Nalgene 32- or 20-ounce)
  • Water filtration (chemical, mechanical, or gravity)
  • Coffee (Folgers Singles or Starbucks Via)
  • Recovery drink (Wilderness Athlete, Gatorade, Emergen-C, Propel)

Navigation

  • Map
  • Compass
  • GPS

Optics

  • Binoculars
  • Spotting scope
  • Tripod

Communication

  • Cell phone
  • Cell phone charger
  • Two-way radio
  • Satellite phone
  • SPOT messenger
  • Extra batteries for all electronics (cell phone, headlamp, GPS, etc.)
  • Solar charger

Miscellaneous

  • Knives
  • Leatherman
  • Alarm clock
  • Headlamp
  • Flashlight
  • Lighter
  • Rangefinder
  • Bugle tube
  • Diaphragm calls
  • Elk decoys
  • Notepad
  • Pen
  • Hunting License
  • * Duct tape
  • * Surveyor’s tape
  • Ibuprofen or other painkiller/anti-inflammatory
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • SD card

Clothing

  • Pants (Sitka Ascent and Mountain)
  • Belt
  • Base layer shirt (Merino wool 190, camo)
  • Base layer pants (Merino wool 190)
  • Insulated jacket (Kuiu)
  • Shell jacket (Sitka 90 percent)
  • Ball cap, beanie, or stocking cap
  • Underwear
  • Gloves
  • Wool socks (Smartwool)
  • Raingear
  • Boots
  • Camp shoes (Crocs, tennis shoes, sandals)
  • Gaiters

Hygiene

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Wet wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Solar shower
  • Small towel
  • Cotton swabs

Emergency

  • Possibles Bag (See Bivy Gear list)

One Response

  1. […] And for those still working on putting that elk hunting gear list together, here’s my basic list – http://thinairoutdoors.com/elk-hunting-gear-list-2/ […]

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