Equipment Lists

 

All Hunters:

 

  • Tag- Weapon- Ammo (40 rounds preferably- you may need them if the scope gets bumped off and need to re sight you weapon, in the field I usually carry 10 rounds on my person and 10 in my pack. The extra box can stay in camp if needed.)

  • Optics (8X Binos work for most all hunting I use a 10X42 Bino),

  • Glass wipes

  • 1 Change of clothes

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Personal Hygiene & articles

  • Adaquate Mountain-Meat Packing Hunting Pack/Day pack for Horseback Elk/Deer Hunters

  • 2 water bottles 1L each (Filled)

  • Sunglasses

  • Lip Balm

  • Sunscreen

  • 1 Knife

  • Lighter-No butane lighters, these do not work at higher altitudes

  • Space Blanket

  • Small first aid kit

  • Aspirin

  • Whistle

  • Compass

  • Hat for hot and cold conditions

  • Gloves, leather and Cold weather waterproof

  • 2 Flashlights w extra batteries – LED head lamp are great to use in the woods.

  • Camera

  • Gators

  • Rain Poncho – Army Ponchos are the best.

  • Hunting boots and a Boot suitable for snow travel

  • Bandana

  • Balaclava

  • Elk and Deer Rifle Hunters 500sq in of Solid Daylight Florescent Orange, Vest and Hat, + Vest or blaze fabric to go over your backpack when worn.

  • Game Bags Extra if you have room

  • (Optional)

    • Range Finder

    • Camp Shoes

    • Rubber gloves – for working with downed animals

    • Trash bag to line you back pack and gear.

    • 1gal Zip Lock Bags to store your gear in you back pack.

    • Ear plugs for windy nights, noisy horses, and guides.

    • Hand warmers

 

Drop Camp Elk/Deer:

  • For the drop camp it is best to know what we provide for you. In addition to the items listed above you will need to bring your food. Everyone has different taste and likes when it comes to preparing food and what food is eaten. So the following items are what we have in each camp for your use. One item that you bring that is important is 1lb propane bottles. With potential fire ban we provide you with cooking, and heating source utilizing the 1lb propane bottles. My rule of thumb is 1 bottle per day and increase it by .5 bottle per day for heating.

    • 2 burner camp stove

    • Single burner for water heating and an extra burner.

    • 1 propane portable heater.

    • 1 and possibly 2 lanterns depending on occupancy of camp.

    • Fire grate, (if fire bans are not in effect)

    • Flat skillet

    • round skillet

    • 2 pans (min)

    • Soup pot

    • 1 gal coffee pot for boiling water

    • smaller coffee pot with perk for coffee or water.

    • Mixing bowl

    • wash basin

    • spatula

    • whisk

    • soup spoon

    • slotted spoon

    • knifes, cutting board

    • strainer, can opener, cheese grater,

    • For each person we have a min 1 of each of the following,

      • Plate, bowl, coffee cup, drinking cup, fork, spoon, knife (butter and steak)We include a few more of each item for food prep, cooking, and serving.

When you are packing your food, it good to know how we put all of this on a horse. We use a soft sided panniers so we can pack a number of different things. For the food I use 18gal storage tote with the dimensions of 24” long 16” wide and 16” deep. You can also use a cooler with the same dimensions. The actual dimension can vary and inch or two with the width and length in any one direction but not as the over all whole. The depth dimension can vary more as it will stick out the top of the pannier and we can pack that way.

For your comfort we provide:

  • Tent

  • wood stove

  • Cot

  • pads

  • chairs

  • cook table

  • sitting table

  • In camp we will have:

    • Wood nails

    • Some cord

    • Matches

    • Fire starter

    • 2, 5 gal buckets for water

    • Cut wood

    • Axe

    • saw

    • A couple towels

    • Long lighter

Suggestions to bring:

  • Trash bags

  • dish soap

  • scrubby for cleaning

  • zip locks

  • Water has to be treated, boiled, filterers, or sterilized before drinking. We provide the means to boil water. We suggest a filtration system, I use the Katadyne base camp filter bag (gravity feed) and a 5 gal collapsible water container

Sheep and Goat Hunters:

  • Bring a back pack capable of carrying meat off of the mountain. Preferably an internal frame pack.

    • Optional:

      • walking sticks, good for when things get slippery.

      • Late season goat hunters might consider ski goggles.

 

Packing tips:

  • When choosing and selecting you clothing for the trip it is important to know what kind of weather you might expect. In Colorado in the high country that is one thing you cannot determine the weather for an extended period. So layering is the key for comfort. A thermal base layer is great for cold days and stormy weather, A mid layer consisting of normal hunting clothing you prefer for any activities hiking, riding , sitting. A good jacket or coatthat can be put on then taken off as needed and as condition present it self. An outer rain gear layer is great to cut out wind and stay dry when the storms do come in. All of these layers can be adjusted or modified as needed but you do want them in your arsenal. Boots should be water proof and have high ankle support for hiking in ruff country with good traction. A hat for the sunny days and keep the sun off of you, and a cold weather hat is needed for cold morning nights or adverse weather. Depending on the season you are hunting temperatures can vary greatly, here are some avg. temp differentials by month, this does not account for likely wind chill. August 30 to 80 deg. September 10 – 80 deg, October , neg -20 to 65 deg. November -20 to 50 deg. Putting a trash bag liner in your backpack can keep most of you items dry on the hunt, also individual zip lock bags help keep items separate and provide extra barrier against moisture. I think I have covered the basics here, if you have any questions give me a call or if you have an idea of something I should add to the list let me know as well. If you have any questions please give me a call.

  • 303-884-5416.