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List of Hunting Gear

What Larsen Bay Lodge Provides:
  • Comfortable lodging, including bed linen, towels, conditioning shampoo, soap and lotion
  • Hair dryers upon request
  • All meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, including souvenir water bottle
  • Duck decoys
  • Rain Gear
  • Waders and Hip boots
  • Meat/Trophy freezing and boxing materials
What You Should Bring:

As you probably already know, weather in Alaska is unpredictable. No matter what time of year you come, weather can be unseasonably hot, cold, wet or dry! So prepare for the unexpected. Dressing in layers is imperative for comfort. That way you can add layers or take them off as necessary. With that in mind, there are some suggestions below. It is not a required packing list, just meant to give you some ideas. It is difficult to make a one-size-fits-all list, so please call or email with questions for your particular situation.

Personal Gear:
  • 1 Heavy Jacket
  • 1 Polypro-Pullover or Wool Sweater
  • 2-3 Warm Shirts
  • 2-3 Base layer undershirts
  • 1 Packable Rainsuit (you can borrow our rain gear, but it does not pack small)
  • 2 Pairs of Long Underwear
  • Socks and Underwear
  • 2 pairs of hunting pants
  • Warm Hunting Hat
  • Gloves
  • Casual wear for evenings at the lodge
  • Toiletries
  • Boots: It is nice to have waterproof knee-high boots for getting on and off the landing-craft boats. Depending on the tide and waves, there can be 0-3 steps in the water prior to hitting the beach. However, many hunters are more comfortable in ankle-high hiking boots. If that is your preference, you can attempt to jump onto the beach or you can borrow our hip boots to exit the boat and then switch footwear.
  • Duck hunters do not need waders or hip boots because it is generally the boat that is retrieving your ducks. However, you are welcome to borrow ours if you’d like. They are not insulated, so please pack appropriate clothing for underneath.

Note: There is no legal requirement in Alaska for wearing hunter orange.

Hunting Gear:
  • Binoculars
  • Gun and ammo
  • Knife for gutting (if shot on or near the beach) and for quartering and caping (if shot further from the beach and packed out).
  • Rope for dragging dear (if shot on or near the beach) and/or frame pack (or large capacity strong pack) and game bags (if shot further from the beach and packed out).
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera with charger and memory cards
  • Reading materials
  • Garbage Bags for dirty clothes, boots, etc.
  • Gun oil and rag in a Ziplock bag
  • Soft Gun Case – to protect your gun from salt spray while traveling by boat to the hunting area.
  • Leatherman or Swiss Army Knife
  • Range Finder
  • Hand Warmers
  • Travel Pack of Baby Wipes for cleaning your hands after you have gutted your deer, etc.
  • Various Small to Medium Size Tupperware-like Containers (square or rectangular) can be useful for packing small loose items that otherwise might get lost in your cavernous duffel bag! They also come in handy for protecting fragile items you have packed and souvenirs on the way home that you do not want to get crushed.
  • Duct Tape
  • inReach device, satellite phone, VHF handheld radio or similar, for safety and for communication with the Lodge while in the field, if desired.

If you get to Alaska and realize you forgot something, Big Ray’s Sporting Goods in Kodiak (907-486-4276) or Walmart, will have virtually anything you may need for the trip - from clothing to supplies.


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