Rifle Deer & Antelope Equipment List

Proper preparation for a hunting trip is essential.  The following is a list of items we feel will cover your needs comfortably while hunting with us this fall.

  • Hunting License & Tags
  • 2 pair hunting pants
  • 2 jackets (one heavy for boat ride) fleece and/or Gore-Tex
  • I use Kuiu or Sitka Gear Optifade & their layering system.  Other similar products also work.  Camo patterns should be light in color.  We find that Realtree Max-1 or Cabelas Seclusion 3D Open Country are also good colors.
  • 4 pr. Lightweight socks
  • 4 pr. Heavy socks
  • 1 pair hiking shoes
  • 1 pair heavier boots(up to 800 grams insulation)
  • Packable rain gear
  • Day pack or fanny pack
  • Ball cap and warm hat
  • 2 pair gloves
  • 400 sq. inch hunter’s orange vest (Montana requirement)
  • Binoculars
  • Pocketable camera
  • Rifle with two boxes of shells (Rifles are available to rent: $100/hunt)
  • Shotgun with two boxes (bird hunting)
  • Personal items and clothes for around camp (our lodgings)

We suggest anything from a .243 to a .300 Win. Mag. for a rifle.  I highly recommend a Harris bipod or Shooters Ridge bipod (9-13 inch).  For our area the bipod is the only way to go. Leave the shooting sticks at home. Use a variable power 2×7, 3×9 or the like for a rifle scope. Gun should be zeroed at 200 yards. Your guide will have a spotting scope and range finder.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.