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Alaskan Game Hunting

What to bring
On your flight to the field, you are limited to 100 pounds of gear. This is very critical, so please pack only what is necessary. Water-proof duffel bags are recommended. Large coolers or hard gun cases will not be allowed in the field. Bearing this is mind, we have compiled a list of recommended items that have been field-tested and KSG-approved, and will help to ensure a pleasant and successful hunt.

The weather in Alaska is very unpredictable. It can range from 70 degree temperatures, with sunshine and no bugs, to cold and rainy weather. Always prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The average temperature during the day is 50 degrees, and nights can get below 30 degrees. Hunters should be well prepared with Gortex rain gear, warm clothing, fully water-proof boots, and gloves. Camping tents should be top quality and fully water-proof with a full rain fly covering the entire tent all the way to the ground.

KSG recommends at least a .270 caliber for Caribou and Moose. Heavier calibers are recommended for high winds, and heavy grain bullets for wind drift.

Bow Hunters:
All Broad Heads must have a 7/8" wide blade and all arrows must be a minimum weight of 437 grains.

Suggested Gear:
Hunting Gear Checklist
  • Gortex rain gear
  • 0 degree sleeping bag
  • Extra walking boots
  • Waterproof first aid kit (1 per group)
  • Waterproof flashlight
  • Compass or G.P.S.
  • Hunting knife
  • Sharpening Stone
  • 40 rounds of ammo (minimum)
  • Bug Repellent
  • Hard gun case
  • Soft gun case for fly-out
  • Black pepper for covering fresh meat
  • Water filtering device or bottled water
  • Non-iodized salt
  • Survival gear
  • Blanket
  • Day Pack w/ frame
  • * Heavy Duty Game bags
  • *Tarps
  • *Camping stove and fuel
  • *Camp cookware and utensils
  • *Fully water-proof tent with rain fly
  • *Bed roll (heavy or inflatable)
Clothing Checklist
  • 1 pair wool pants
  • 2 pairs long underwear
  • 5 pairs socks (3 should be thermal)
  • 2 pairs camouflage pants
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 2 button down flannel shirts
  • 1 warm weather camouflage jacket
  • 1 cold weather camouflage parka
  • 1 warm hat with ear covers
  • 1 cap
  • 1 pair water-proof mitten-style gloves
  • Comfortable hip waders to walk in
  • 1 extra pair water-proof walking boots



* denotes items which may be rented or purchased from King Salmon Guides.