Required items needed for attending school

  • Duffel bag
  • Good Optics, water proof preferred
  • Day Pack, Quiet Material,
  • 2 Bic Lighters
  • Small First Aid Kit, Mole Skin
  • Mosquito Repellant, Sun Block
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • 1 Water Bottle – 1 quart, hydration bladder for backpack good idea as well
  • Compass (make sure it has a base plate, and declination setting ability so it can be used with maps)
  • Camera
  • Toilet Kit
  • Small Travel Alarm Clock
  • Towel and Washcloth
  • 1 Hunting Knife, 1 Pocket Knife & Sharpener
  • Multi Tool (such as a Leatherman)
  • 1 Pair Leather Gloves, 1 Pair Warm
  • Water Proof Gloves
  • Sleeping bag with stuff sack (rated to at least 0 degrees), pillow
  • Clothes for at least 1 week (include wrangler type jeans and long sleeve shirts)
  • 2 Pair Long Underwear, regular underwear
  • Vest, and Heavy Coat
  • 1 set of camouflaged clothing (shirt & pants)
  • 1 Pair Camp Shoes
  • Rain Suit and Slicker (light weight duster type rain jacket ideal for riding)
  • Hunting/Hiking Boots broke in – Danner, Gortex, Rocky, no steel toed boots
  • Flat bottom riding boots – Justin, Rocky, Ariat
  • Small head lamp ( Petzel, Tikkaled or Aurora)
  • Leather belt
  • Insulated travel mug or “to go cup”
  • Notebook and pen
  • Extra pair of glasses, if you wear them
  • Money for laundry, shopping & pay phone

Items not required to acquire but you are welcome to bring

  • Laptop (we have Wi-Fi in camp)
  • Your own vehicle if you plan on exploring area on your days off
  • Guns may be brought
  • Fishing gear
  • Elk bugle with grunt tube and a cow call
  • GPS (prefer Garmin with long range walkie-talkie)
  • Small lightweight collapsible camp chair
  • Bows, we have targets and give instruction
  • Cell Phones, but they don’t work in camp

Items not required for school but you will need to guide

  • Day Pack, Quiet Material, camo preferred
  • Thermarest Pad or Air Mattress
  • Seasonal clothing for guiding in summer fall and winter conditions
  • Additional sets of camouflaged clothing (shirts, pants, hat, gloves, gators and jacket)
  • Shooting Sticks
  • Pistol
  • GPS (prefer Garmin with long range walkie-talkie)
  • Cell Phone is a must
  • Cowboy Hat (need to look the part)
  • Gators made of quiet material, preferably waterproof
  • Rangefinder
  • Your own vehicle is a must if you plan on working
  • Camo Cap and/or hunter’s orange

If you do plan on purchasing items and have questions or want recommendations, feel free to email or call.  This is not a request for you to go out and spend a bunch of money.  The fact is you can make it through the school with very little equipment and just the essential clothing.