The Backpack Hunting Gear List
Backpack hunting is a beast of an adventure. Knowing you have the gear you need puts your mind at ease so you can focus on the hunt.
Listed below is a gear list of everything you’ll need for a successful backcountry backpack hunt. Some item include links to items I personally use and believe in.
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HUNTING SPECIFIC GEAR
License and Tag
Game Processing Kit (knives, para cord, gloves, etc.)
Weapon of Choice
Ammunition or Arrows
Base Layer (top/bottom)
FOOD AND WATER
Zip Lok Trash Bag
Primary Water Bladder/Bottle
Secondary Water Bottle (collapsible)
Primary Navigation: GPS
Secondary Navigation: Map and Compass
Power Bank (electronics charging)
Final Thoughts and Advice
If you’re a seasoned hunter but new to backpacking, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat that will help you minimize frustrations and even pain
Do NOT Overpack
We as hunters are used to having backups to backups and solutions to every situation we might find ourselves in. Extra gear means extra weight and unlike common backpackers who come out much lighter than when they went in, hunters fully intend on coming out FAR heavier.
Prepare to FIELD PROCESS Your Game
You must be prepared to process your game in the field right away rather than going to the truck for tools. As such, there are certain things you’ll need to get the job done safely.
Efficiency is KING on a Backpack Hunt
Be efficient with your gear. The more you’re having to dig through your gear to find what you’re looking for, need the less you’re looking for that buck of a lifetime. Organize your gear for the day and leave it be.