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Plan Your Colorado Hunting Trip | Eastern Colorado Outdoors


Items to bring on your Colorado Hunt

Hunter, this is a brief list of items to bring to Colorado on your hunt, but this is certainly varying from hunter to hunter. Colorado weather is very unpredictable and can change suddenly from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour. It can rain or snow anytime during our fall hunts. Even if your hunt is for late summer or early fall it’s always a good idea that you bring 1 full set of warm hunting layers, including some type of insulated underwear. Also having rain gear is a good idea to have packed with you throughout your hunt. The best way to be dressed in Colorado is layers, that can be taken off or added as needed.

  • 1 or 2 pairs of hunting pants (preferably with knee pads, or bring knee pads)- light/medium weight
  • 4 shirts (several light weight and 1 medium weight)
  • 2 base layer shirts
  • 2 sets of insulting underwear (preferably wool or poly)
  • 1 light weight style jacket
  • 1 insulated jacket
  • 1 set of high-quality lightweight/breathable rain gear (jackets and pants)
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 lightweight / 1 waterproof) (leather palm material if possible)
  • 6 pairs of quality socks (wool or other)
  • 2 warm or insulated hats or caps
  • 1 pair of well broken in waterproof boots (meindl/kenetrek/lowa/other)
  • 1 pair of light weight hiking boots
  • Binoculars (guides will have good optics as well)
  • Rangefinder (guides will have an excellent rangefinder as well)
  • Bipod/shooting sticks/bags (whatever you need to be comfortable on the shot)
  • Small day pack
  • Lightweight flashlight and/or head lamp
  • Orange Vest
  • Orange cap or stocking cap
  • At least 20 rounds of ammunition or 10 arrows (all with broadheads)
  • Hunting license, hunters safety card, personal ID (driver’s license) 

PERSONAL ITEMS: It is probably a good idea that you bring at least 2 times the required stay days for prescriptions and daily required medicine for the duration of your trip. Pack these in your carry-on bag, just in case your luggage is delayed.

STALKING: Be prepared to walk! Walk bent over, kneel, crawl, and belly crawl. Crawling, and or belly crawling are most common on our archery and muzzleloader hunts but can occasionally happen during rifle hunts. It is hunting so be ready to do whatever that particular stalk needs to be successful. If you have a limiting factor, please let us know ahead of time. This will assist our guides in choosing a successful stalking route or plan. Getting in the position to take a shot can be a difficult task, so to increase your success it is important that you follow your guides instructions. 
Stalking situations are more pleasant if pants are equipped with kneepads or wear kneepads over your pants. Gloves that have leather reinforcement palms and thick socks (incase boots are removed on a final approach) is a good idea.


Rifle shots are generally taken at under 250 yards. Archery hunters need to be comfortable shooting from a seated or kneeling position. If your hunt is planned to be using a tree stand, we recommend you practice shooting from one. Stalking and shooting situations can be tiresome, so we recommend that you find a position that allows you to stay comfortable for long periods of time.

If you are wanting to shoot your animal at ranges of 500 yards or more, please let us know ahead of time. We have access to a range where once you arrive, we can verify your dope in our conditions. It is also imperative that you practice shooting form multiple positions (sitting, kneeling, standing, and prone). Your shooting success is in your hands. Quality equipment and lots of rounds or arrows down range will greatly assist you.

If you have any further questions about your hunt beforehand, please do not hesitate to email or call us! This is your hunt, and we will do our best to assure that it is a great one! 

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