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Hunting / Fishing Gear Checklist

Backcountry Taxidermy has listed some of the necessary hunting / fishing equipment needed in the field to transport and perserve your trophy. 

Your guide or outfitter will usually supply this and the field care of your trophy, however, always check what is included and what you should bring.  Backcountry is always glad to answer any questions, just Contact Us .
FOR LARGE GAME:
Moose, Elk, Caribou, Bear And Etc.
Perhaps the most important consideration when hunting large game is the animal's size. For instance - An adult moose can weigh from 600 to 1400 pounds, and once down, it will not be easily moved.  A high quality pack frame will be useful for transporting your personal gear, and is a must for packing a bear hide.  A hide may weigh over 100 lbs., and the skull will add 25 lbs.  Please refer to our Field Care for perserving your trophy.

The appropriate equipment will make this part of a successful hunt much easier. Along with whatever personal hunting, fishing or camping equipment you bring, you should also take the items listed below on your big game hunt.
  • Rifle which is either 30-06 or larger that will shoot at least a 180 grain bullit
  • Sharp, six-inch hunting knife
  • Sharpening stone and / or sharping device
  • Properly sharpened hatchet, or ax
  • 100 feet of strong 1/4-inch nylon rope
  • Several pieces of paper towels or wiping cloth
  • Bone saw
  • Cheesecloth or meat bags
  • A ground cloth
  • Heavy duty Grambel and Pulley Hoist
  • Pack board(s) or metal framed backpack(s)
  • Topographic Maps
  • GPS system
  • Waxed "fish boxes"  for shipping meat
  • Packing tape
  • A leak-proof container for shipping the hide and skull
  • 10 lbs fine ground non iodized salt  (Refer to Field Care for salting hides)
  • A supply of black pepper  (liberal application of pepper will help to discourage flies)

From the list above, other than your weapon, a knife may be all that needs to be carried into the field if you will be hunting close to camp or your vehicle. Otherwise, you will need to pack your gear along.


FOR BIRDS,  SMALL GAME  and / or FISH
Along with whatever personal hunting, fishing or camping equipment you bring, you should also take the items listed below. Please refer to our Field Care for perserving your trophy.

  • Panty Hose
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Game Shears
  • Sharp Knife
  • Game Bag and / or Strap
  • Tape Measure
  • Ice Chest
  • Plastic Bags



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ALWAYS BRING:
Your  Personal Identification
Hunting or Fishing Licenses / Tags / Stamps
Firearm Safety Card
Camping / Wilderness Permits
Flashlight & extra batteries
Binoculars
Camera
Small pocket compass
First Aid kit
Pocket Knife
Emergency Firestarter / waterproof matches
A good set of raingear and / or  hunter orange outer wear is a necessity.
* Don't forget a good camera for a memorable hunt
Good Hunting ........ Dan Lewis, Taxidermist
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