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Hunting Gear List for Alaska Hunts

Backpack - A frame pack (internal or external) with a 4,300 cubic inch minimum capacity.

Rifle - There are many acceptable rifle calibers: the 30/06, 300 magnums, and 338 are good all-purpose Alaskan hunting calibers. The 270 and similar are good for sheep and caribou, but for moose and bear you’ll want something in the range of 30/06 or larger. Bring at least two boxes of ammo and shooting sticks if desired. Handguns are not allowed on our hunts.

Sleeping Bag & Therma-Rest Mattress - Synthetic bags of compact size are best. It should be comfortable down to 10 degrees. A bivy sack may provide added warmth.

Hunting Boots- Quality leather boots that have been broken in are best with several pair of heavy wool socks. Tall boots provide added support and help keep feet dry while crossing small streams.

Over-boots / waders - though rubber hip boots are not necessary, it is good to have lightweight slip-over type waders for creek crossings and rafting. Wiggy Waders and Neos work well.

Trousers - One medium weight wool or synthetic pants. Rain gear or a heavier pair of pants can be added in cooler weather.

Shirts & Long Johns - There are many options for clothing. Choose clothing that is fast drying and lightweight. Wool is fine and there are many choices of synthetic fabrics. Moisture wicking and fast drying synthetic long johns are best, (polypropylene, polyolefin, etc).

Raingear - Rain gear should be lightweight and QUIET.  Two-piece loose fitting and top quality.

Coat or Warm Jacket
For sitting and glassing in cold weather. Avoid excessively heavy or bulky items that take up too much space in your pack. Primaloft is a good option.

Misc. Hunting Gear
  • Headlamp w/ extra batteries
  • Pocket Knife
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Binoculars
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Camp Shoes
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • lighter
  • para-cord
Hunting Guide sports Moose Hunting Gear
It is best to think in terms of layers when choosing how to dress. Gray, brown, green or camo are the choice colors.

Orange, red, black or white are not good.

Baggage should be packed in a couple of smaller duffel bags rather than one large one and limited to 60 lbs. that they can be carried in the bush planes.

If you are unsure of what to bring, we can leave any unnecessary items before going into the field. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about what to bring.

It is not necessary to buy lots of new expensive gear for your hunting trip to Alaska. However, it doesn’t pay to scrimp on some things. A few pairs of good socks might add more to the enjoyment of your hunt than a new rifle. I would prefer to see someone come with their trusty 30/06 that he has carried for may seasons rather than a brand new .338 that he is not familiar with. If you want to treat yourself, consider a new pair of top quality light weight binoculars. There will be many interesting things to view through them.

The most important thing you can do to increase your enjoyment and improve your chances of success is to be as physically fit as possible.

However, we can accommodate most people with physical problems. Please give us a good assessment of your physical abilities and handicaps or medical problems if any, so that we can plan your hunting trip accordingly. Client weight is limited to 260 Pounds.

Check out the sheep hunting gear list for gear specific to Dall Sheep Hunts , or get more info about Alaska hunting guides.

To discuss a hunt, check available booking, or to request a client reference list,

Contact AAO

Good Luck and Good Hunting


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