Elk Hunting Packing Tips
Hello again elk hunters. Got a bull down today. Long hard day - 3rd day of the hunt. Thought I’d show you the clothes I packed for the day.
Warm Dry Day
Summer/Fall Day 60 degrees, sunny
- Light Hiking Boots
- Favorite Camo T-Shirts (one for each day, look good for pictures!)
- Polyester Fishing Shirts (Warm and Dry)
- Thin Fleece Sweater (over the t-shirt)
- Field Plants
- No long Underwear
- Cotton T-shirt to keep cool
- Cotton Socks
- Wool Socks
- Rain Gear - MT0 50 Shell Breeze (More than one pair so one is drying while you have one to wear- over the fleece sweater i makes a parka)
- Breathable Gore-Tex Boots (For Speed and tight-fitting so you can cover ground)
- Sleeping Bag
- Hooded Sweatshirt (Avoid waking up with ice cream head)
- Sweat Pants(Very important when you sleep!)
- Slippers / Yard Shoes (Walking around the camp at night, especially if you need to take a pee!)
- Insulated Pants (Great For the Campfire and hanging around the camp site)
- Small Light for Your Tent
- Alarm Clock
- Toiletries (Unscented Baby Wipes)
What most important is that your comfortable, and have multiple layers to shed to make warmer or cooler. No need for coast-to-coast fashionista $300 breaches, elk don’t care what you wear!
Those will give you good tips. Alright, until next time!
Packing Your Day Pack
Hello Hunters, this will help you with packing your daypack for every hunt in New Mexico with the Santa Fe Guiding Company, and beyond. These are things we want you to have every time you leave the truck. You never know if it's going to be a 100 yard or 8-mile hike.
Your typical size daypack is going to work just great. We don’t want you to be overloaded. You want the room to be able to add a sweater or shed some clothing. Things that you don’t plan on using until you need them.
- Game bags as we plan on using them.
- Definitely bottles of water
- Toilet Paper
- Lights (at least 2 with extra batteries)
- Primary Head Lamp
- Allergy Pills
- Eye Glasses
- Hunting Knife (We are happy to help)
- Food (Nuts, Sardines, Field Snakes)
- Leather Gloves
- Shooting Sticks (Standing Tripod)
- SFGC Paperwork and Licenses
These are some great things to remember to have on you every time you leave the truck.