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Hunting Pack List

 

       

1 pair

Waterproof binoculars (highest quality you can afford)

1 pair

Waterproof lightweight camp shoes

1

Frame backpack, large, camo, extra pins, buckle

1 pair

LaCrosse insulated hip boots

1

Fiber filled sleeping bag, rated to
0º f, with stuff sack (bear, goat)

15

15

Ziploc 2- or 1-gallon bags and

Ziploc 1 quart bags

1

Full-length Thermarest Ultralite mattress (bear, goat)

1

Filtered plastic water bottle 1 - or
1 ½ - quart

1

Rifle with sling, scope covers

1 roll

Duct tape

20 rounds

Ammunition

1 set

Camo rain gear (not Goretex)

1

Paper target

1 each

Ball cap and warm hat

2 pair

Poly long underwear (1 light, 1 medium)

3 pair

Polypropylene (poly) shorts

2 pair

Gloves (1 light, 1 medium)

3 pair

Headlamp with extra batteries

2 pair

Light wool pants

1

Backpack towel

6 pair

Poly/wool socks

1 20-pack

Baby wipes

1

Poly pile jacket (fleece)

1 set

Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

1

Fiber filled coat that compacts

 

Medications, moleskin/ibuprofen

2

Light wool shirts

 

Hunting license and tags

1

Camera

Memory card, extra camera batteries

 

Alcoholic beverages if desired
(get in Kodiak)

 

 

Please do not bring cotton, blaze orange, leather, or extra packs, boots/shoes. Do not depend on Goretex for rain gear, it does not work in our environment. Leave your rifle case at the air taxi in Kodiak. Everyone should wear hip boots on the plane. All your gear must fit in your pack. Please be familiar with all your equipment well before your hunt. All gear should be in waterproof bags (Ziplocs) upon arrival.

Please be in the best physical shape you can. We will happily wait for you, unfortunately the game will not. Hunts are not usually extremely physically demanding, upon occasion stalks may be. Hunters into their mid-60's have done fine on my backpack hunts. Physical incompetence is the number one reason hunters do not get their game and/or enjoy their hunts as much as possible. You do not need to be an athlete, but you need to be able to hike 3 to 5 miles with a 40-pound pack. To prepare, I suggest hiking with all the gear you intend to bring plus 20 pounds. This will serve two purposes - it will familiarize you with all your gear, and it will get you in shape. How to hike with your rifle and binoculars and put on and take off hip boots are some of the many details this will cover. As always, if you have any questions, please give me a call.