Tuesday, November 15, 2011

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt- Gear List

Three weeks in the backcountry of Canada in pursuit of black bears is a lot of consecutive days in the field. To be sure that I am ready for all that Mother Nature throws at me, I have a very specific list of items that I am sure to bring along. Now keep in mind that I am driving to Canada with virtually unlimited space in my vehicle to store items that I will not be packing in with.  This list will vary depending on where I am going but this is a great place to start.

Under Armour Clothing:

UA Socks
UA Base Layer Tops & Pants; 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0 depending on weather and hunting conditions
UA Evo Hoody
UA Evo Henley
UA Evo Pant
UA Zip Up Hoody
UA Quest Jacket & Pant
UA Gators
UA Gloves Insulated & Un-Insulated
UA Beanie
UA Baseball Hat
UA Speed Freek Boots

Swarovski Optik:

Swarovski Binoculars w/ Carrying Case, Cover & Bino Harness
Swarovski Spotting Scope w/ Camera Attachment
Swarovski Range Finder
Lens Wipes or Cleaner


Remington Model 700 300 Win Mag w/ Sling
Swarovski Rifle Scope
Nosler Custom Trophy Grade 180 Grain AccuBond Ammunition
*Shooting Sticks
*Shoot & See Targets
*Ear Protection


Elite Hunter 26” draw, 51#
Victory VAP Arrows
Shuttle T-Lock 100 Grain Brodhead’s
Ripcord Arrow Rest
Spot-Hogg Sight
Tight Spot Quiver
2 Releases
Allen Wrench
String Wax

General Gear:
Flashlight & Headlamp
*Lantern w/ extra Mantles
Roll TP in Zip lock Bag
Eberlestock X1A1 Backpack with Hydration System
Baby Wipes Un-Scented
*Un-Scented Laundry Soap
Butt Cushion
Game Bags
Sleeping Bag
Garbage Bags
Small First Aid Kit
 Mole Skin
Basic Medicine such as Aleve, Neosporin, Imodium, Throat Lozenges
Mosquito Repellant
Bear Spray
Wind Checker
Extra Batteries
Cloth Tape Measure
Flagging Tape


Wilderness Athlete Performance Bars
Wilderness Athlete Energy Gel
Wilderness Athlete Protein Plus
Wilderness Athlete Energy & Focus Drink Formula

Mixed Nuts
Low Fat or Wild Game Pepperoni
Water or filter

Horse Tack:
This basic horse tack list is based off of my outfitter providing most of the needed equipment. 

Saddle Bag
Decker Pack Saddle with Sling Ropes
Canvas Manties with Rope
Bow & Gun Scabbard

*Truck Equipment:
*400 Watt Inverter
*Power Strip

*Items that I use upon arrival buy may or may not pack into the backcountry

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