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Alaskan Moose/Black Bear hunt Gear List #7638599 10/22/19 01:26 AM
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As the title says, I have included as much of my pack list as I can accurately recall from my recent Alaskan Moose and Black Bear hunt in SE Alaska. I started off weighing each individual piece but gave up midway through as it was just too time consuming. Weight limit on the Super Cub was 75lbs including my weapon. If you have questions about anything don't hesitate to ask. I researched at nausea most of these items prior to buying. The outfitter provided all of the food, water, tent, camp essentials etc, so that is all left out. If i packed it in, then its on the list. What is also not listed is that all items were packed in multiple dry bags according to use (i.e. socks, first aid, kill kit, hydration, accessory clothing, base layers, outer layers, sleep bag + pill, etc. etc.). And I am sure someone will ask, NO, I did not take bear spray or a sidearm. I debated this till the day I left to come back home. My outfitter did not require it, it was up to the hunter. Some of us brought one and some did not. All guides had large caliber rifles and sidearms and one if not both were on them at all times. The instruction to me was, your rifle goes wherever you go, no matter what you are doing or when you are doing it. So, the 2:30 a.m. bathroom runs consisted of gun in tow. If I were to do it again I would likely bring my 10mm for added peace of mind. It is what it is and that's what I decided to do.


Kuiu Taku 9000 dry bag (stuffed my packed Kuiu Pro 7800 backpack inside of it for transportation/protection during travel)
Patagonia 55L Black Hole Duffel (my carryon on for all my optics, change of clothes, waders, wader boots, food and electronics)
Kuiu Pro 7800 backpack with pack rain cover and quick draw gun holder
Pelican 1750 Protector Gun case (carried my rifle, bipod, ammunition boxes, pocket knife, and skinning/processing knife)

Shooting gear:

Proof Research Terminus in .28 Nosler, 26 in barrel with a “Jet Blast” muzzle brake
Nightforce NX8 4-32 x 50 F1 with Mil-C reticle, Tenabrax scope covers
Solo Hunter MTN Lite Rifle cover
Ammunition: Nosler 175 gr Accubond Long Range. 2 boxes
Harris Bipod
Sig Kilo 2400 ABS rangefinder with back up lithium battery
Ear plugs
Wind direction powder
Claw Slimline Sling
Otis Rifle cleaning kit - all caliber but stripped down for just 7mm


Swarovski El Swaro 10x42
Alaska Guide Creations Kodiak Cub w/ max pocket & rain cover w GPS pouch accessory and ammo flip pouch
Lens cloth


Garmin Inreach GPSMap 66i w/ charging cable
Iphone 8 w/ charging cable
Zendure A5 portable charger
Petzl Actik Core headlamp w/ charging cable (Primary headlamp)
Black Diamond Storm headlamp w 3 extra lithium ion batteries (backup headlamp)
ACR RescueLink Personal Locator Beacon
Olympus TG3 Camera and charging cable

Sleep system:

Feathered Friends Swallow 30 degree sleeping bag
Exped Downmat HL M
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
Cot provided by outfitter
Tent provided by outfitter

Kill Kit:

Argali Carbon knife
Benchmade Autostryker pocket knife
Small pocket saw (don’t recall brand)
Small roll of orange flagging ribbon
Two sets of Surgical gloves
Zip ties
Game bags provided by outfitter
Rite in the Rain pen and pad


Simms G3 Guide wader pants (worn for moose hunt)
Simms G3 Guide wader boots
Crocs (camp shoes, lodge shoes, middle of the night bathroom run shoes, worn on the way home)
Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 1000g Thinsulate (worn on the plane on the way there. Worn during black bear hunt in the mountains.)


Helly Hansen Imper DLX Jacket (worn for absolute down pours only while glassing)
Kuiu Chugach Rain Jacket and Pants
Simms G3 Guide wader pants
Kuiu Yukon Pro gloves
Simms Exstream hat

Base Layer
- Underwear x 3
- Smartwool Merino 150 top and bottoms
Smartwool Merino 250 top and bottoms
Kuiu Peloton 97 Zip off bottoms
Kuiu Peloton 145 Zip off bottoms

Mid Layer
Kuiu Peleton 200 Fleece Zip T hoodie
Kuiu Peleton 240 Full zip hoodie

Outer Layer
Kuiu Super Down Ultra hooded jacket ( I used my Chugach rain jacket as my shell if needed)
Kuiu Super Down Ulta Zip off pants
Kuiu Attack pant
Kuiu Pro pant
Kuiu Yukon gaiters

Miscellaneous clothing:
Kuiu Icon Cap
Kuiu Peleton 240 beanie
Kuiu Peleton 97 Fleece neck gaiter
Kuiu Guide glove
Kuiu Yukon glove

Bridgedale Liner Coolmax Base layer boot sock x 3
Kenetrek Ultimate Liner Lightweight over-the-calf sock x 1
Kenetrek Glacier Heavyweight boot height sock x 1
Darn Tough Hunter Boot sock full cushion x 2

Miscellaneous gear:
Leki Black Series Micro Vario Carbon trekking poles
Bic Lighter with Ductape & Electrical tape wrapped around it
Nalgene Lightweight 32 oz bottle
Katadyn BeFree Water Bottle Filter
Hydrapak 2L collapsible water container
Katadyn purification pills
Glassing pad
Goretex repair/patch kit

Venture Wipes (biodegradable and scent free)
Mitchum unscented antiperspirant customized into a 1oz roll on bottle
Travel tooth paste and tooth brush
1oz sunscreen bottle
Half roll of toilet paper

Medical Kit:
Augmentin antibiotic, 7 day course
Steroid dose pack
Aleve for 8 dyas
Benadryl for 8 days
Leukotape wrapped around antibiotic bottle
Compression dressing
KT tape blister bandages

All food and snacks were provided by the outfitter however I also packed the following:
Probars x 10 (one for each day)
Fluid Sports Nutrition Performance x 20 & Recover x 8 drink mix packets

Last edited by Theringworm; 10/22/19 01:35 AM.
Re: Alaskan Moose/Black Bear hunt Gear List [Re: Theringworm] #7638729 10/22/19 04:16 AM
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So what did it weigh all together?

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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Re: Alaskan Moose/Black Bear hunt Gear List [Re: Theringworm] #7638796 10/22/19 11:53 AM
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I made 5 frips to Alaska as I recall, mid to late 90's. Flying in on a float plane or tail dragger, you no doubt have to watch the weight. I remember making lists. I also remember sometimes taking to much stuff, other times not enough.

We never had a tent furnished by outfitters, we brought our own and never hunted with a guide.

One thing I learned was listen to the flight service and the guys working in Alaska. They told me Carharts with a Helly Hanson rain suit over them and those orange insulated rubber gloves the commerical guys use fishing. Will keep you warm and dry in pretty bad weather.

On our first hunt, Comfort Cove which is about 4 miles from where the Exxon Valdez ran aground, it got pretty cold early in the year and rained. I made out pretty good compared to my buddies and all the fancy crap they bought at REI. I used to kid them about dressing for a ski trip. Couple of the guys got pretty cold. On this trip we flew in on float plans and carred nflatable rafts and 7 HP outboard motors which we rented from the flight service. Can cover a lot of ground this way, hunting for black bear.

Wool does good but gets real heavy when its wet.

I'm sure hunting gear has came a long way sinse my days of extream hunting.

Thanks, Billy
Re: Alaskan Moose/Black Bear hunt Gear List [Re: dkershen] #7639162 10/22/19 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by dkershen
So what did it weigh all together?

Total weight of what I actually packed onto the super cub to fly out to hunt was the following:

Moose hunting: ~ 63 lbs (this is minus the Kenetreks and not including a full Nalgene bottle, but does include a full 10 days of snacks and hydration packets)

Bear Hunting: ~ 60.5 lbs (this is minus the Simms waders and Simms boots and not including a full Nalgene bottle, but does include a full 10 days of snacks and hydration packets)

Last edited by Theringworm; 10/22/19 08:18 PM.
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