Bear Hunting Equipment

 

Hunting Equipment ChecklistWelcome to our hunting equipment checklist, designed to make sure you have all the equipment you’ll need while hunting. This is a generalized list and is good for almost every hunting trip. However, this site is geared mostly to bear hunting so some items might not be required. Further more, some of the items might not be needed at all depending on your situation. For example, if you plan on camping and don’t have a RV or cabin you will need camping equipment.

Printable PDF Document of this Webpage: Hunter’s Equipment Checklist

Hunting Related Equipment

  • Location NoticeThis is given to friends or family members as to where you’ll be.
  • License & PermitsCheck with local government for permits & license requirements.
  • Firearm
  • AmmunitionMake sure to bring enough, you could lose some or all of it.
  • Shotgun Shell Bag If you’re using a shotgun. Note: Not so good for bear hunting!
  • Rifle Cartridge CasesIf you’re using a rifle.
  • Hunting Knife
  • Sharpening Stone w/OilFor sharpening your hunting knife.
  • BinocularsThis is one piece of equipment you shouldn’t go for the cheapest unit.
  • ScentsDepending on the type of animal this will vary.
  • Insect RepellentShould be unscented and only required in warm climates.
  • Camo Face PaintNothing is better than blending into your surroundings.
  • Game BagsDepending on the type of animal this will vary.
  • Rope and Hoist
  • Game FeedersCheck with local government for rules and regulations.
  • DecoysDepending on the type of animal this will vary.
  • Bonesaw
  • BackpackThis should be waterproof and comfortable
  • Pocket knife (Swiss Army-type)
  • CompassThis is a life saver if you get lost.
  • GPS UnitThis is even better than a compass, however the compass is a back-up.
  • Local MapYou always need a map.

Clothing Related Equipment

  • Underwear and SocksBring enough to change twice a day.
  • Thermal UnderwearBring enough to change once a day.
  • Flannel ShirtsThis depends on the climate you’ll be hunting in.
  • Hunting or Camo Pants\Jeans
  • Insulated VestThis depends on the climate you’ll be hunting in.
  • Camo
  • Game & Shell Vest
  • Hiking or Hunting BootsShould be all weather and all terrain.
  • Snake LeggingsProtect yourself from snakes in the brush.
  • Orange Safety VestFollow all local government laws regarding orange coverage.
  • Ski Mask (Camo)This depends on the climate you’ll be hunting in.
  • Leather Work GlovesWhen handling dead animals and meat.
  • Silicone GlovesWhen handling dead animals and meat.

Repair and Maintenance Gear

  • Rifle, Shotgun or Pistol Cleaning KitsKeep in a sealed zip lock bag(s).
  • Solvent and Extra Patches
  • Gun OilKeep out of direct sunlight and off hunting cloths due to scent.
  • Silicone Spray
  • Assorted Small Tools
  • Trigger Locks
  • 2 Flashlight – Always want a back-up
  • ATV Supplies & FuelIf you’re using an ATV.

Safely and Just-in-Case Gear

  • Spare Set of KeysKeep separate from your main set.
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Guide BookNot the one that comes with your first aid kit.
  • Portable Weather Alert Radio
  • Portable 2-Way Radio
  • Cellular PhoneMay or may not work in your hunting location.
  • Spray PaintExcellent way to mark where you’ve been.
  • 100+ Waterproof Strike Anywhere Matches
  • Survival GuideThis should be geared towards your hunting climate.

Note: This list doesn’t include weather related gear. You should plan accordingly on the climate you’ll be hunting in. Be prepared for snow, rain and ice. Don’t forget weather can change rapidly and you should be prepared for all situations.

Printable PDF Document of this Webpage: Hunter’s Equipment Checklist