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Colorado Elk hunt gear #7313377 10/13/18 09:06 PM
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Already have my gear list pretty much set up, but I was just wondering what some of yalls gear lists look like! Hunting the second rifle season, which is at the end of October, thanks!

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Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of


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I always carry a small belt pak with fire starter, space blanket and granola bars, some paracord.....just in case....

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I always carry a small belt pak with fire starter, space blanket and granola bars, some paracord.....just in case....

X2....from person experience when lost in a white out.


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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of


Agree, also your style of hunting imo.

May be easier if you list what you're taking, but it will always vary as some fellas need more than others. After 30+ years, I go lite as I can and usually out all day the 1st couple days, 2-4 bottled waters, game bags, 1/4" nylon rope, couple knives, sharpener, collapsible bone saw, pen, electrical tape for tag, couple spare batteries and rnds of ammo and energy /sugar snacks, couple bic lighters, and several pairs of rubber gloves that can 2nd as fire starter if needed. My pack runs 20-25#'s i'd guess.

RF and binos stay on me either pocketed or chest strapped.


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Heres my gear list for my last sheep hunt. Not sure how much or little of it applies to your hunt but here it is. (Ignore all the junk at the beginning of each item as they are check boxes that dont translate to this format.)Good hunting!

Sheep Hunt 2017 Gear List

Get in Whitehorse:
Jerky
Energy bars
Gas canister for stove


To get/do:
◦ Mark/label various stuff sacks
◦ Make copies of passport/put in pack and luggage.
◦ Copies of Passport and 4457 forms in luggage/rifle case.

GEAR LIST:

◦ Certified check
◦ Cash
◦ Sako .300 WSM & 40 rounds sighted in 2" high (will be 3" there).
◦ Cartridge carrier
◦ Packable soft rifle case
◦ Rapid rod gun rod
◦ Shooting stix
◦ Binocs/bino holder
◦ Spotting scope/tripod/pistol grip head
◦ Camera and case w/charger and spare battery
◦ DeLorme and charger
◦ Rangefinder
◦ Knife
◦ Altimeter watch


◦ Eberlestock Just One w/Gun Commander sling hook only
◦ Rain cover for pack
◦ Glow in dark zipper pulls on pack
◦ Cabelas waterproof duffel
◦ Cabelas aluminum rifle case
◦ Rifle case locks (4)
◦ Luggage belt(s)
◦ Sleeping bag/NeoAir pad/silk bag liner.
◦ NeoAir down pillow.
◦ Towel

◦ Passport
◦ Forms 4457 and copies
◦ Airline firearms/ammo rules
◦ Driver's license
◦ Rifle permit forms
◦ Waistbelt cash/passport carrier
◦ Sunglasses
◦ Spare glasses
◦ Cigs/mints
◦ Ram talisman
◦ Field repair kit
◦ Anti-lens fog stuff (Cat Crap/Parker's Perfect wipes)
◦ Waterproof 3x5 notebook
◦ Phone in waterproof case/regular and portable chargers/cords
◦ Bug dope
◦ Paperback
◦ Soto stove/canister

Clothes:

◦ Kenetrek hikers w/Superfeet insoles
◦ Camp shoes (blue crocs)
◦ Two pair liner socks
◦ One pair Smartwool medium socks/one pair Kenetrek hiking socks/one pair Kenetrek Montana socks
◦ One Patagonia Capilene top/bottom -1/4 zip
◦ One First Lite top/bottom - 1/4 zip
◦ KOM Bunlite pants
◦ Marmot Scree pants
◦ First Lite Kanab pants
◦ Mammut Champ pants
◦ Three pair briefs
◦ Patagonia Merino Air crew shirt
◦ Cabelas micro tech shirt
◦ Woolrich green shirt
◦ Kuiu Superdown jacket
◦ Browning down jacket
◦ Arcteryx Beta AR shell
◦ Mountain Hardware Epic rain pant
◦ Mosquito headnet
◦ Buff
◦ Light beanie and medium beanie
◦ Ball Cap (orange for WY)
◦ Gloves - medium and liner
◦ Belt
◦ Gaiters

◦ Katadyn B-free water purifier bottle
◦ Water bladder
◦ Blister pack
◦ Lip balm
◦ Sunblock
◦ Pee bags
◦ Via coffee Columbia
◦ Emergen-C drink packets-raspberry
◦ Jerky - 8 pkgs. in one ziplock
◦ Energy bars
◦ Honey stinger waffles
◦ Salt/pepper/Sweet 'N Low packets
◦ Wet wipes/bathing wipes
◦ Prep H wipes
◦ Toothbrush/toothpaste
◦ Lighter w/gorilla tape around it
◦ Ibuprofen/Claritin
◦ Eye drops
◦ Gold Bond/Non-chafe stick
◦ Small Deodorant
◦ Body lotion
◦ Sol emergency bivvy
◦ Sit pad
◦ Mountainsmith slingback chair


◦ Small tent hanging light
◦ Headlight
◦ Trekking poles
◦ New batteries in electronics/spare batteries for all. Double check.
◦ Small multi tool
◦ Scope wrench
◦ Glasses repair kit
◦ Bose earbuds for flight


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Depends if you are actually going to hunt Elk or drive around until you see some. A lot of variables.

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Backpacking in & camping out 5-7 days, hunt is next year so were still deciding which unit we want to hunt!
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Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of


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Originally Posted By: TexasBuckeye7
Backpacking in & camping out 5-7 days, hunt is next year so were still deciding which unit we want to hunt!
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Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of



I travel light.

Pack frame pack , few changes of clothes, freeze dried food for the trip, jet boil, knifes, stuff needed to hunt, etc

The past 3 trips Ive made Ive brought too much gear. Gonna dial it way back this next trip

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Originally Posted By: TexasBuckeye7
Backpacking in & camping out 5-7 days, hunt is next year so were still deciding which unit we want to hunt!
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Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of



That's a whole different ball game since now you need living wear. I'd still lean to the basics, like tent, cookware you can reuse and clean every meal (easier to pack out any trash too), possibly a small solar charger for a phone in case you need medical, clothing and sleep wear, Plus your day hunting gear.

If you have the coin, you should consider hiring a local with horses to haul you in and pick you up, not always cheap, but you will appreciate it on the return and especially if you kill out.


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What tent do you run? The one I have now is a little bit on the heavy side and Ive been looking around to go to a less heavy one.
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Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of



I travel light.

Pack frame pack , few changes of clothes, freeze dried food for the trip, jet boil, knifes, stuff needed to hunt, etc

The past 3 trips Ive made Ive brought too much gear. Gonna dial it way back this next trip

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I went out with a day pack this morning. Here is what is in it:

tripod
spotting scope
binocular adapter
glass cleaning whips
ear plugs
two knives
knife sharpener
meat bags
water bottle
granola bars
extra jacket
hand warmers
ipad

I didn't get more than a few miles from the truck. If I were camping, I would have a bigger pack with more than one water bottle, more food, water filter, tent, and sleeping bag, maybe some soap.

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I also take a gun, ammo, and range finder, don't forget that.

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Be sure to have a handheld GPS, very easy to get turned around in the mountains, especially if snowing or in big pines etc...practice putting in your way points at home so it comes as second nature.


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Originally Posted By: TexasBuckeye7
What tent do you run? The one I have now is a little bit on the heavy side and I’ve been looking around to go to a less heavy one.
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Backpacking in & camping out 5-7 days, hunt is next year so we’re still deciding which unit we want to hunt!
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Where are you hunting out of?


A lot of what I pack depends on how/where is hunting out of



I travel light.

Pack frame pack , few changes of clothes, freeze dried food for the trip, jet boil, knifes, stuff needed to hunt, etc

The past 3 trips I’ve made I’ve brought too much gear. Gonna dial it way back this next trip



if i'm camping away from the truck I have a one man eureka tent I use. If I have access to a horse, 4 wheeler or UTV I take a 4 person coleman willow pass tent.


A lot of this depends on seasons too. I wouldn't trust the Eureka in Snow. The willow pass has been snow tested. The 4 person allows me a Twin Size air mattress (with built in Foot pump) room for my rifle, gear and dirty clothes. During bad weather there is enough room for me to stay all day in there and not go crazy.




You need to also be realistic about a "backpacking" hunting trip. its not hard to backpack in far and kill something. What is hard is backpacking way in and getting your gear and meat/hide/head out.


A lot of these shows don't show that side of it....they show the guy backpacking into the middle of nowhere, making a kill then all of a sudden they show him packing the head out on a packframe and going back to the truck.


You kill an elk bet on AT LEAST 4 trips to get the meat and head out, thats if you debone the meat.






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Depending on the area a game cart or sled may help get that elk out. One trip all bulls here. The cart has been used in deadfall to haul out a whole 5 pt one time. Hang on if you use one that way.




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I think the sled might be ok, but I am pretty sure you are not allowed ANY wheeled anything in Colorado public land. And as it has been said, hiking in and hunting is cool as heck, but man you will be hurting getting your elk out. There is a group hunting Dolores right now ( I was supposed to be in it frown ) Last time I went, we camped at the road and hiked in everyday. That in itself was a chore, but so cool!


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Originally Posted By: Deep Sea
I think the sled might be ok, but I am pretty sure you are not allowed ANY wheeled anything in Colorado public land. And as it has been said, hiking in and hunting is cool as heck, but man you will be hurting getting your elk out. There is a group hunting Dolores right now ( I was supposed to be in it frown ) Last time I went, we camped at the road and hiked in everyday. That in itself was a chore, but so cool!



depends on the area of the forest you are in. some allow ATV's and UTV's under 50', some allow trucks to be driven on the logging roads thru the forest, some allow horses and foot traffic.



every unit is different, but I have never heard of a cart not being allowed. I would think its ok and is a pretty handy tool although where we hunt it wouldn't do you any favors.

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Agree with txtrophy85 ^^^ each area has a designation, but never saw a restraint on people powered wheels.

Most of the signs I see (at least in CO) say "Horse or foot only, no motorized vehicles", I have helped friends who had carts and in one area I used a peddle mountain bike to get back in there, GW told me he thought that was "ingenious", ...never accused of that before.. He did say it was grey, but somewhat open ended based on what I was doing and he had no problem with it.


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Wilderness areas would be the only no no for a game cart. Motorized does not apply to game carts. Mechanized travel is not allowed in wilderness areas, bikes or carts.
State lands in Colorado have their own set of rules.

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Originally Posted By: Wytex
Wilderness areas would be the only no no for a game cart. Motorized does not apply to game carts. Mechanized travel is not allowed in wilderness areas, bikes or carts.
State lands in Colorado have their own set of rules.



correct, in the wilderness areas I've hunted it was horse or foot only. Bicycles were not allowed

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If they pass HR 1349, then it will be allowed in designated wilderness areas, whether it passes or not is still being debated.


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