Suggested Gear

Colorado weather changes often and frequently. Layering is suggested, give the weather conditions 10 minutes and they will change. It could go from a blizzard in September to above 80 degrees in minutes. Same goes for the rest of the hunting season. Please be prepared, it is better to have too much than not enough.

**WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE A HUNTER SAFTEY SYSTEM AND BRING IT WITH YOU**

Archery

  • Hunter safety card (if born after 1949)
  • Proper hunting license and habitat stamp
  • Bow/arrow/release/broadheads
  • Extra bow components
  • Light weight jacket
  • Moisture wicking socks
  • Long sleeve shirts/camo
  • Wool sweater/fleece vest
  • Light weight hunting pants
  • Long underwear/non-cotton
  • T-shirts
  • Binoculars
  • Range finder
  • Warm gloves/hat
  • Face mask or paint
  • Boots (2 pair, waterproof, broken-in)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, scent free
  • Rain gear, jacket & pants (preferably not nylon)
  • hunting license, ID, pen
  • flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • scent shield/cover scent

Muzzleloader

  • Muzzleloader/ammo (Colorado law NO sabbots or pelletized powder. Only open sites – NO scopes. Minumum for elk 50 caliber)
  • Hunter orange (500 square inches, Hat & vest/jacket, visible above the waist)
  • sling
  • Hunter safety card (if born after 1949)
  • Proper hunting license and habitat stamp
  • Light weight jacket
  • Moisture wicking socks
  • Long sleeve shirts/camo
  • Wool sweater/fleece vest
  • Light weight hunting pants
  • Long underwear/non-cotton
  • T-shirts
  • Binoculars
  • Range finder
  • Warm gloves/hat
  • Face mask or paint
  • Boots (2 pair, waterproof, broken-in)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, scent free
  • Rain gear, jacket & pants (preferably not nylon)
  • hunting license, ID, pen
  • flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • scent shield/cover scent

Rifle

  • Hunter safety card (if born after 1949)
  • Hunter orange (500 square inches, Hat & vest/jacket, visible above the waist)
  • Proper hunting license and habitat stamp
  • Gun and gun-case with sling (Minumum 24 caliber/6mm .30 caliber recommended)
  • Scope caps are highly recommended due to elements
  • Ammunition: Minumum 85 grain for Elk with impact energy (100 yards) of 1,000 foot pounds as rated by manufacturer.
  • Warm jacket
  • Moisture wicking socks
  • Long sleeve shirts/camo
  • Wool sweater/fleece vest
  • Warm hunting pants
  • Long underwear/non-cotton
  • T-shirts
  • Binoculars
  • Range finder
  • Warm gloves/hat
  • Boots (2 pair, waterproof, broken-in)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, scent free
  • Rain gear, jacket & pants (preferably not nylon)
  • hunting license, ID, pen
  • flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • scent shield/cover scent

Toiletries

  • medications/personal items
  • lounge clothing
  • Chap Stick

Optional Gear

  • Camera/film
  • Gaiters
  • small first aid kit
  • lighter
  • water bottle
  • space blanket
  • compass and whistle
  • knife sharpening equipment
  • Day Pack/fanny pack
  • sharp hunting knives
  • several large coolers for transport of game meat