Equipment List

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Equipment List

Clothing will vary depending on the time of year and species hunted.  Clothing that layers well is always a good way to go in Montana.  Montana law requires hunters to wear 400 square inches of blaze orange above the waist visible from all angles (this is only for rifle season).

Clothing (depends upon weather and temperature)

  • 2-piece long underwear, regular or insulated
  • Soft, pliable, noiseless cotton, wool, or blend pants with many covered pockets
  • Light and heavy soft cotton, woll, or blend shirts with pockets
  • Sweater(s), insulated jacket or vest
  • 2-3 pairs woll or wool blend socks with wicking under socks
  • Rubber boots, leather hiking boots, insulated boots, pac boots, camo sneakers, or other suitable footwear
  • Camouflage cap, coat, and pants
  • Gloves – light and heavy, preferably camouflage
  • Watch
  • Carry with you in hands, pockets, quiver, fanny, or day pack

Archery related equipment

  • Camouflaged hunting bow with string silencers, nocking point, and brush buttons (recurve/longbow)
  • Hunting arrows matched to bow
  • Bow, back, or belt quiver which fully encloses the broadheads in a sturdy material.
  • Shooting glove, tab “no glove” on bowstring or release aid as appropriate
  • Arm guard to keep clothing flat and out of way of bowstring travel
  • Broadhead sharpening hones, file or replacement blades
  • Extra bowstrings in plastic container
  • Shooting safety belt or line
  • Haul line, about 25 feet to allow for placing equipment away
  • We do not allow expandable broadheads for bull elkElk have very strong bones and have had a high percentage of bulls get away when expandables were used.  However expandables are allowed for deer.

Rifle and Archery

  • Field dressing kit
  • Surveyor’s tape to mark blood trail, bright color
  • Jackknife, sharp
  • Sheath or folding knife, sharp, in case or sheath
  • Folding saw
  • Field glasses, binoculars
  • Toilet paper in plastic zip lock bag
  • Compass in pouch, pocket or fastened to belt, preferably in case
  • Wallet and money inckuding change for phone call
  • Matches in waterproof case
  • Whistle
  • Canteen, water bottle, or flask, filled
  • Band-aids
  • Firestarter, firestarting kit carried in zip-lock bag
  • 2 to 3 extra plastic bags and rubber bands to seal them
  • Lifesavers, cough drops, or hard candy
  • 2 to 3 sealed towels for washing hands
  • Pen/pencil and 2-3 3×5 cards or small notebook
  • Rifle and shells
  • Blaze orange vest

And most of all – your hunting license!