Big Game Hunting Is Well Underway Here In The Treasure State.


And speaking from experience, it's pretty easy to forget things when you're getting back into the swing of things.

I'm sure I'm still missing something, but here is a checklist to help make sure you're not missing something when you get out in the field. 

Essential Items For Big Game Hunting

1. Hunting License and Permits: Ensure you have all the licenses and permits required for the specific location and game you intend to hunt. You definitely don't want to forget this. Regulations vary by location and species.

2. Firearms and Ammunition: Check that your firearm is in good working condition and sighted in properly. Bring an adequate supply of ammunition.

3. Optics: Binoculars, spotting scopes, and rangefinders can be essential for locating and assessing game.

4. Hunting Gear: This list can vary greatly depending on what and where you're hunting. 

  • Backpack
  • Knife
  • Hunting Pack
  • Hunting Blind or Tree Stand
  • Scent Attractants

5. Camping Gear

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Food and Water
  • Navigation

6. Safety Gear

  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Communication
  • Firestarter
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Bear Spray

7. Game Processing Equipment

  • Coolers
  • Game Bags
  • Meat Processing Kit

8. Personal Items

  • Identification
  • Money
  • Medications
  • Toiletries

9. Weather Forecast: Not an item, but certainly essential when out hunting! Stay updated on weather conditions for your hunting area and plan accordingly.

10. Hunting Regulations: Review the specific hunting regulations for your chosen location and game species. Follow all rules and regulations to ensure a legal and ethical hunt.

Good Luck This Season!

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