Required items needed for attending school

    Supplies

  • 2x Bic Lighters
  • Camera
  • Compass (make sure it has a base plate, and declination setting ability so it can be used with maps)
  • Day Pack (quiet material)
  • Duffel Bag
  • Flashlight w/ Extra Batteries
  • Good Optics (water proof preferred)
  • Hunting Knife, Pocket Knife, and Sharpener
  • Insulated Travel Mug or “to go cup”
  • Money (for laundry, shopping, and pay phone)
  • Mosquito Repellent & Sun Block
  • Multi Tool (such as a Leatherman)
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Sleeping Bag w/ Stuff Sack (rated to at least 0 degrees) & pillow
  • Small First Aid Kit (mole skin)
  • Small Head Lamp (Petzel, Tikkaled, or Aurora)
  • Small Travel Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Kit
  • Towel & Washcloth
  • Water Bottle (1 quart, hydration bladder for backpack is a good idea as well)

    Clothing

  • Clothes for at least 1 week (include wrangler type jeans and long sleeve shirts)
  • 1 Set of Camouflaged Clothing (shirt & pants)
  • 2 Pairs of Long Underwear & Regular Underwear
  • 1 Pair of Camp Shoes
  • Broken In Hunting/Hiking Boots (Danner, Gortex, Rocky, no steel toed boots)
  • Flat Bottom Riding Boots (Justin, Rocky, Ariat)

    Outerwear

  • Vest & Heavy Coat
  • Rain Suit & Slicker (light weight duster type rain jacket ideal for riding)

    Accessories

  • Extra Pair of Glasses (if you wear them)
  • Leather Gloves
  • Warm Gloves
  • Water Proof Gloves
  • Leather belt

Items not required, but you are welcome to bring

    Supplies

  • Bows (we have targets and give instruction)
  • Cell Phones (but they don’t work in camp)
  • Elk Bugle w/ Grunt Tube & a Cow Call
  • Fishing Gear
  • GPS (prefer Garmin with long range walkie-talkie)
  • Guns
  • Laptop (we have Wi-Fi in camp)
  • Small Lightweight Collapsible Camp Chair
  • Your Own Vehicle (if you plan on exploring area on your days off)

Items not required for school, but are required to guide

    Supplies

  • Cell Phone
  • Day Pack (quiet Material, camo preferred)
  • GPS (prefer Garmin with long range walkie-talkie)
  • Pistol
  • Rangefinder
  • Shooting Sticks
  • Thermarest Pad or Air Mattress
  • Your Own Vehicle (a must if you plan on working)

    Clothing

  • Additional Sets of Camouflaged Clothing (shirts, pants, hat, gloves, gators and jacket)
  • Gators (made of quiet material, preferably waterproof)
  • Seasonal Clothing (for guiding in summer fall and winter conditions)

    Accessories

  • Camo Cap and/or Hunter’s Orange
  • Cowboy Hat (need to look the part)

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.