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    Is there anyone that would be willing to share their gear list with me? I am planning an unguided moose hunt and want to make sure I have my bases covered. This will be my first moose hunt so I am sure I have a lot to learn. I have hunted sheep, goats, caribou and bear but never moose. If there are any out there that would be willing to offer some advice as well that would be great too. Yeah I know---never shoot them in the water and be ready to bust your bust packing a lot of meat. Thanks Lads.

    p.s. this is not a float hunt...

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    I'll start..

    Sharp Knife and a beer


    More will follow

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkak View Post
    I'll start..

    Sharp Knife and a beer


    More will follow

    Even better. A way to resharpen said sharp knife, and a bottle of aged vapors.

    Even more to follow.

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    It all depends on the type of the hunt. Road, float, ATV..... Mainly I carry more knifes and a Wyoming Saw. A knife sharpener, more rope, more game bags. I also have a 4,000 lb. pulley system. So mainly more processing gear.

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    The list will vary greatly depending on the access. ATV, walking, Fly-in? But so far agree with everything said.
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    If it's not a float hunt, what kind of hunt is it? Transportation into the field is going to determine how much gear you're able to bring and that's a pretty big factor...

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    Hopefully we aren't being to mean. You have to realize that these questions pop up with regular timing.

    Like mentioned above you will need to add some details of planned trip. Walk-in or wheeler, region of AK, etc..

    Take good nitryl gloves. Use them for cooking, cleaning and gutting.

    Would have to say my best tool this year was a Grizzly 700 that hauled the trailer with ALL my gear.

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    Rope-A-Long..... I'll never go hunting without one.

    Tarps. Gotta have tarps.

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    Maybe this will help.

    My fanny pack
    Binos, defogger stuff, spare bullets, headlamp, GPS, batteries, range finder, gloves, head net, swing blade knife, bone saw, sharpener, flagging, 2-3 200cal food bar things, P-Cord, game tags, pen, gorilla tape, nitrile gloves, Spot unit, map, water, sunglasses, magnesium fire starter, whistle, radio, bull magnet.

    I may take a larger pack and bring cutting shears, rope, tarp, more food and water, game bags, crazy creek chair, extra cloths, spotting scope, shooting sticks, tripod.

    In the boat
    Rope winch with pulleys, game saver, more bags, extra gun and or pistol, more extra bullets and binos. Maybe a snow kiddie sled. booze

    Cloths are for warmth, stealth, water resistant, and scent resistant. Wool undergarments, gortex cammo, rubber cammo. Either extra toughs or hip boots. Waders suck for me.

    Sturdy pack frame (Barneys). A young back with a weak mind and deep pockets.

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    The gear forum has some truly exhaustive gear lists posted. Do some digging there - you'll likely find a few great lists to get yourself started.

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    The only thing NOT covered in any posted gear list is all the cool new **** that came out in the past 9 weeks. You know that's a fact when Stidman doesn't have a review!!!!
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    i suspect that if you hunt sheep goats and caribou then you have a pretty good list already.. My pack dont change much from sheep to moose except maybe a bigger tent and bigger knife...well maybe some better food..

    the rope a long is a good idea to pack along

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    One of the greatest moose killing tools is to keep in mind "if i pull the trigger... how do i get this out?" The answer will vary, as in can i get mechanized transport (plane, wheeler, boat ect) to the moose? How many people are going to help?

    If your by yourself, remember they are huge. Putting a leg over one of your shoulders, and gutting as one would do with a smaller animal such as a moose or deer is not feasible. It will kill your back.

    Also, a hatchet would not be a bad idea. works good to hack up a willow, and make a stake to pull the leg up (be careful, if a moose leg falls down and whacks you in your head, youll be knocked out or worse)

    I also like the idea of one or two ratchet straps with 500 llb pulls. They have been REALLY handy. and light weight.

    Also, the VERY BEST PIECE OF HUNTING GEAR YOU CAN HAVE WHILE MOOSE HUNTING IS A PARTNER!!! Some one who is easy to get along with.

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    People still gut moose? Why?

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    It is a fly in hunt so weight is a concern. Advice on types of knives and sharpeners would be a good place to start. I am purchasing a Wyoming saw soon. I will just check the gear lists (if I can find them) and go from there. Thanks fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    People still gut moose? Why?
    Don't know. Have never gutted a moose or caribou.

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    Sorry about the sarcasm that you are feeling, normally you can receive lots of help here. Probably one of the main knives that you will members recommending now is a havelon. Works like a scalpel but with changeable blades. Very light and handy!
    Semper Fi and God Bless

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    What kind of plane? A list for a fly in with a cub is a ton different than with a beaver. If I had a beaver I would take a lithium sawzall and spare battery along with a bunch of other creature comforts. Perfect for cutting firewood and will break down a rib cage in no time. I like the cutco knives for moose.

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    Cutco Drop point
    Havalon piranta
    3 sets of tag bags
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Here is a basic list I use, may not have it all, but close. My list changes as weight allows.

    Moose Gear Fly-in
    Winchester 325 WSM,
    10 bullets no box 10 OZ
    Kifaru long hunter guide pack-7200 CU- 6 LBS 3 oz
    Jet boil sol TI stove
    2 fuel bottles 13 oz
    Gerber saw 6.7 oz
    mountain house freeze dried 2 a day. 10 days= 6.25 LBS
    8 snickers
    1lb cheese
    Jerky
    Smoked salmon
    Tea and drink mixes
    MSR Hyperflow Filter 6.2 oz
    Katadyn Base camp water filter
    Swarovski El Range 8x42 Binocular 32oz
    Swarovski ATM-65 HD spotter 3.0 lbs
    spotting scope tripod 22 oz SLIK
    GPS garmin Oregon 550 7.5 oz
    camera digital small 5 oz
    1 nalgene bottle 3.5 oz
    Coffee cup
    Havalon knife 3 oz with scalpel replacement blades. 3 OZ
    Cutco DD drop point knife
    Skinning gloves
    Pruning shears (great for clearing brush)
    Blister kit/first aid kit, VERY SMALL 1.5 oz
    Kifaru Supertarp
    TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy 5.8 oz
    BA Zirkel SL sleeping bag 30 oz
    rain gear Kuiu Chugach set-2.5 LBS
    Merino Wool shirt 9 oz
    Fleece watch cap 4 OZ
    topo map 1 oz
    duck tape 3 oz
    550 cord 4 oz
    2 bic mini lighters 2 OZ
    One set Moose TAG Bags
    2 large compactor bags
    gloves fleece 8 0z
    Black Diamond trekking poles 20 oz
    Crocs 8 oz
    1 rolls TP 4 OZ
    BA insulated air core pad 24 oz
    sunglasses 5 OZ
    Chap Stick .5 OZ
    titanium spoon long .6 oz
    MSR towel super lite weight .05 oz
    3 pair of extra socks. 4 oz
    1 pair extra liner 2 oz
    Sat phone weight 1 LBS
    Montbell Parka and pants.
    Hooded down jacket
    Neos River Trekker over shoes
    Extra Set fleece underwear
    Kifaru Sawtooth tent
    Headlight and spare batteries
    Crazy Creek camp chair
    Tarp for meat
    Small come along and 100ft synthetic winch rope
    Small axe or Gerber brush cutter
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