Pack List: Elk Hunting Essentials

Forgetting important items like a foam sleeping pad can mean several restless nights in the woods. And a bad back.

  • First aid kit
  • Water purification tablets
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Knife
  • Folding saw
  • Cooking pot with lid
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Rope to hang game
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag for unpredictable cold weather (you can always sleep outside of the bag if it gets warm)
  • Foam sleeping pad
  • Pillowcase (stuff extra clothes in the case at night)
  • Waterproof matches
  • Lighter
  • Tinder material
  • Toilet paper
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Game bag
  • Trash Bags
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Utensils
  • Cooking stove
  • Hand/dish soap

HUNTING GEAR

  • Small daypack
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Bright tape to mark trails
  • Rifle/bow
  • Ammunition/arrows
  • Tags/licenses/hunter education certificate
  • Binoculars
  • Maps

FOOD

  • Instant hot cereal
  • Pancake mix & syrup
  • Instant coffee
  • Hot Coco
  • Trail snacks (jerky, dried fruit, Granola)
  • Summer sausage (great for lunch and it lasts several days without refrigeration)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Powdered milk (use for Mac & cheese)
  • Dehydrated dinner meals
  • Salt/pepper packets
  • Add bacon, pork and beans, eggs, fresh fruit, etc., as long as you can pack it in

CLOTHING

  • Rain gear
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece
  • Extra socks
  • Extra gloves
  • Warm stocking hat
  • Brimmed hat for hunting
  • Camouflage

FOR THE RIDE HOME * Large coolers for game (foam coolers are perfect) * Dry ice * Clean clothes