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BookYourHunt.com Gear List: 1. Mountain Hunt in North America

“What should I pack for my hunt?” This question may challenge even experienced hunters who are planning to break into new territories, to say nothing of those who are only making their first steps afield. To help answer it, here is a generic list of hunting gear for a North American mountain hunt, composed by James Reed.

Admittedly, this is not a comprehensive list that covers all possible hunting scenarios. You may need to adjust it according to specific conditions of your particular future hunt. A sheep hunt in Mexico is not the same cup of tea as a sheep hunt in Alaska or British Columbia. If you have any questions, concerns or doubts, the person to talk to is your outfitter. Write them a chat message, rather than phoning, to have the written word to refer to afterwards. This said, here is the list:

1. CLOTHES

  • 2 pairs pants
  • 2 long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Warm jacket
  • Puffer coat
  • 2-T shirts or short sleeved shirts
  • Sweater for evenings in camp
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Wool Socks
  • Long Underwear
  • 2 pair of comfortable walking shoes/boots (not new)
  • Pair comfortable shoes for evenings in camp
  • Crocs or lightweight canvas shoes for river crossings
  • Raingear
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Gaiters

2. DOCUMENTS

  • Airline tickets
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport and visa
  • Health certificate
  • Customs registration of rifles (4457)
  • Travel insurance
  • Money

3. TOILETRIES AND MEDICATIONS

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo
  • Shaving kit
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Eye drops
  • Sun–block and lip balm
  • Skin moisturizers
  • Anti-Diarrheal tablets
  • Altitude Med (Diamox)
  • Antacids
  • Tylenol/Motrin
  • Allergy Pills
  • Dramamine
  • Prescription medicines
  • Moleskin/Band Aids
  • Insect repellant (DEAT)
  • Butt Powder
  • Quick Clot

4. ESSENTIAL HUNTING EQUPMENT

  • Gun
  • Ammo
  • Bow
  • Release
  • Knife
  • Backpack
  • Camera, lenses and flash
  • Glasses (hunters who use prescription glasses should bring an extra pair)
  • Sunglasses 
  • Good binoculars
  • Spotting Scope / Tripod
  • Rangefinder
  • Ammunition belt
  • Spare batteries
  • Shooting Sticks
  • Calls

6. CAMPING GEAR

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Reading glasses 
  • A small flashlight/headlamp
  • Jet boil
  • Jet boil fuel
  • Spoon / fork
  • Water bottles
  • Water filter
  • Lighter
  • Fire starter
  • Paracord / rope
  • Duct tape
  • Trekking poles
  • Game bags
  • Solar charger
  • Sat phone

 

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