Weather can range from warm fall days to cooler snow days,
depending on the hunt dates. Usually, it's comfortable, but this
is the Rockies, weather can change at any time. Layered clothing
is recommended. Wool is an excellent choice, nylon outer
garments or smooth gortex jackets are not. Some people on the early
rifle hunts like to wear jeans. These are fine as long as they
fit snugly. Good quality rain gear is a must. For hunting, any
of the quieter styles are an excellent choice. You won't
necessarily need rain pants for hunting, but they are essential should it be rainy on
the ride in. Footwear is most important. You will encounter all
types of conditions, rain, step terrain, mud and creek crossing.
I recommend a pair of leather boots with "Air-Bob" or Vibrum
soles with heels. On the later hunts, a good pair of pack boots is a must.
You will be crossing creeks, so you boots need to be waterproof
and as tall as you can find. Either way, they need to be broke
in before you get here. Gaiters are another great idea. Mornings
will be cool with dew on the ground, gaiters will keep you warm
and dry. I use a fleece covered pair to lessen the noise. Elk
have an excellent sense of smell, sight and hearing and every
bit as cagey as Whitetail Deer. Everything you can do to give
yourself an edge should be done. Below is an equipment list of
all the basic gear you will need to bring. Check it over and if
you need any recommendations feel free to call. If I were asked
what I think the most important thing for a hunter to bring, I
would have to say a positive attitude. Elk hunting is a
strenuous sport both physically and mentally. Not everyone gets
an opportunity at an animal the first day. It takes
determination and drive. The more prepared you are the easier
things will go. And hey, hunting in the most game rich and
beautiful wilderness can't hurt either!
Every year we have our share of missed shots. The only way I
know of to reduce this is to have the best equipment you can and
know how to use it. Practice with your rifle as much as you can.
Large calibers, scopes and muzzle breaks can never take the
place of shooting. Shots on average are 125 to 150 yards but
this is big country where shots of 300 to 350 yards are
possible. Today's rifles, optics and ammo make these shots very
possible, with PRACTICE!
I have tried to cover most of the things you will need for your
hunt. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Rest assured that the crew will do the best we can to make this
the most enjoyable hunt you've been on.
|Hunt Clothing List:
Your equipment has to all fit
into two small zippered duffel bags (20 lbs each), Totaling 40
lbs.! Not including sleeping bag and gun or bow. Your sleeping
bag can be rolled separately. If your duffel bag is not
waterproof, line it with a large, heavy-duty trash bag. I
strongly encourage a waterproof cover for your bedroll as well.
These are available at most outdoor equipment suppliers. This
will keep your sleeping bag warm, clean, and dry. A
comfortable sleeping mattress will be furnished for your use in
This is what we suggest you bring.
|• Hunting License
• Quality sleeping bag -10 degree rated
• Good quality
• 2 pr. jeans or hunting pants
• 2 heavy weight shirts
• 1 heavy pant (wool)
• 4 changes underwear
• 2 pr. heavy socks
• 1 pr. leather boots
• 2 changes long underwear
• 3 pr. medium socks
• 2 medium weight shirts
• Shaving kit
• 1 towel & washcloth
• Toilet items(baby wipes)
• Personal medication (Alieve)
• Warm hat
Wyoming Conservation Stamp
• 2 Lip balm
• Belt & Extra bootlaces
• Camera & film
• 1 pr. felt pack boots
• 1 pr. camp shoes
• 20 rounds ammo
• Game Bags
• Flashlight & Batteries
• Light & heavy gloves
• Light & heavy jacket
• Day Pack
• Hunter Orange Hat or Vest
• Gaiters "Quiet type"
• LED Head Light
• Game Bags
Please make sure package has enough bags for for the animals
Each animal will have four quarters, back straps and loins.
Hidden Creek Outfitters, Bill Perry, Cody
Outfitter License #BG041
23 Rd. 6MR, Cody WY 82414 307-899-5124
Wyoming Big Game Hunting at its best!