Suggested gear for a typical 10 day Spring Brown Bear Hunt in Alaska:
A spring brown bear hunt in Alaska takes place in May when the weather can range widely from rain, sleet, snow and wind to warm and sunny. Packing accordingly can be a challenge, so a good layering system like Kryptek or Sitka Gear is the way to go. Here is a Spring brown bear hunt gear list that I have put together from my brown bear hunt in May, 2012.
~ Cory Glauner – Outdoors International
- Day Pack
The Tenzing TZ 1250 Pack pack was all I needed on my brown bear hunt. There was more than enough room to pack everything I needed.
I took Vortex 10×42 Talon HD’s
- Bino Harness
I really like the S4 Gear Lockdown
- Headlamp and/or Flashlight
*with extra batteries
- Digital Camera
- Bog Pod
For glassing, video, and shooting.
- Filtration Water Bottle
- Fire Starter Kit
Suggested Hunting Gear List
- Insulated Hiking Boots
I took Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 400 Boots and loved them.
I took a pair of Kryptek Krypton light gloves, a pair of wool gloves and Kast Steelhead gloves (which saved me! Two weeks prior to my hunt, I cut the end of my finger off. I would have had a hard time staying dry and warm without them.)
Just for that off chance that you get a sunny day. Helps keep the sun out of your eyes.
- Hunting Clothing Layering System
I chose the Kryptek Gear in the Highlander Pattern which blends into the tundra like you wouldn’t believe!
*Sitka Gear would also be fine, however I prefer Kryptek.
- Kryptek Merino Wool Underlayers (2) top & bottom
- Kryptek Valhalla Field Shirt (1)
- Kryptek Sherpa Grid Fleece Pullover (1)
- Kryptek Vidar Scout Vest (1)
- Kryptek Cadog Shield Jacket (1)
- Kryptek Pridbor Defender Insulated Jacket (1)
- Kryptek Cadog Pants (1)
- Kryptek Koldo Blockage Rain Jacket (1)
- Kryptek Koldo Blockage Rain Pants (1)
- Kryptek Beanie (1)
- Kryptek Balaclava (1)
Suggested Clothing and Apparel
- Book, Magazine and/or iPod
- Large Dry-Bag
For transporting bear hide and skull.
- Street Clothes
I took only the clothes I wore getting there and one extra shirt.
- Underwear and socks
A pair for each day. You will probably be walking to your glassing point, so there will be a fair amount of sweating involved.
- Slip on shoes
Makes airport security a breeze.
- Personal Items
Deodorant, medication, glasses etc.
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