Equipment and Clothing Checklist

Luggage Allowance

Guests are allowed the following weighing no more than a collective 50 lbs.

  • 1 duffle bag (soft-sided; not to exceed total dimensions [L+W+H] of 46″)
  • 1 day pack (NOT a frame pack)
  • Gun or bow in sock/soft case for the trip into the caribou campAdrian Skok Caribou Hunting in Manitoba Canada
Gun/Bow Cases: Commercial airlines require you to use a hard-sided case. However, on the charter flight from your point of departure to the lodge a sock/soft case is required for your weapon of choice.
Notes
  • Please refrain from bringing hard suitcases. Your luggage is flying to a remote location and available baggage weight is limited to a maximum of 50 lbs per person.
  • You must wear full hunting gear for the charter flights to and from the camp from your point of departure.
  • We do have facilities to store any excess luggage you may have at your point of departure. For example, extra travel clothes and your hard gun or bow cases.

Field Tip:  Always dress and pack in layers!

Clothing

  • Camo, water proof outer shell jacket
  • Camo, water proof pants
  • Camo, medium heavy fleece or wool insulated jacket
  • Medium fleece or wool sweater/sweatshirt
  • Pants (at least one insulated pair, preferably camo)
  • Shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve)
  • Socks (wool/insulated)
  • Underwear
  • One pair insulated underwear
  • Two pairs of gloves (1 waterproof/ 1 insulated) 

Footwear

  • 1 pair of insulated knee high rubber boots (Muck boots or similar)
  • 1 pair waterproof hiking boots (OPTIONAL)
  • Indoor footwear for in the lodge

Personal Items 

  • Towel, washcloth
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Medications(s)
  • Sunscreen (100 ml max.) 

Gear 

  • Polarized shooting glasses
  • Good set of binoculars/rangefinder
  • Digital camera (extra batteries if needed)
  • Flashlight (extra batteries if needed)
  • Headlamp
  • 1 knife
  • 1 summer weight sleeping bag (to be packed inside your duffle or day pack)

Provided Items

  • Shooting sticks
  • Water bottle/Thermos
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Bug repellent
  • Blaze orange vest*
  • Blaze orange hat or toque**

*Regulations require big game hunters to wear a blaze orange hat or toque and at least 400 square inches of blaze orange above the waist (vests work well).

**Hats and toques will be available in camp. You will receive one as part of your hunt and the other can be purchased if you decide you want both.

 

Weapons & Ammunition

Ammunition: Ammunition is not included in the price of your hunt. We require 60 days notice to purchase ammunition for those wishing to hunt with a muzzle-loader. There will be shotgun shells available at camp for anyone wishing to try some wing-shooting.

Archery and gun targets will be set up at camp.

Rifle

Most shots are taken under 200 yards but you may be required to take a 300-400 yard shot. We suggest a flat fast shooting cartridge, 243 caliber and up, with a minimum of a 100 grain bullet. Magnum cartridges are a great choice, such as the 243 WSSM, 270 WSM, 7mm-300 Winchester WSM. We recommend bringing 2 boxes of shells (40 rounds).

Muzzle-loader

Black-powder is becoming extremely popular for Caribou hunting these days. For those looking at taking one with a muzzle-loader please let us know ahead of time as you most likely will not get powder or primers on a commercial airliner. Let us know what you need for these items and we will make sure it is at the camp for your arrival.

Archery

Archery opportunities are absolutely endless when it comes to Caribou. For those of you contemplating on whether or not to bring your bow, please do. You may regret not taking it once you are there. We strongly recommend being able to shoot with confidence up to 50 yards, there may be opportunities for closer shots but you don’t want to limit your chances of getting that trophy caribou! We recommend at least 8 arrows in your arsenal.

Bird Hunting

The camp will have a shotgun to borrow for those interested in shooting Ptarmigan or Waterfowl. Licenses for Upland Game and Waterfowl are on location.

Fishing

There are rods available for you to use at the camp. Tackle is available for purchase. If you would prefer to bring your own tackle, a small box the size of a tobacco can with a few lures will be sufficient. We recommend a 5-of-Diamonds, a red & white spoon, or Rapella Crank Bits for Northern Pike. Arctic Grayling enjoy #0 and #00 Mepps Panther Martin and other small spoons. Licenses are available for purchase on location.