What’s in my pack – Solo Female Hunter

Hunting … It’s my first year … and game bird season opened a week ago here in Alberta (in my WMUs that is). Beyond learning about things like WMUs (Wildlife Management Units) and haul road radio frequencies and bird identification and, and, and …

I’m also learning what to put in my pack.

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Being that I’m only hunting (or, you know … not hunting because they are imaginary) birds I will venture off from the truck a few kilometres. I refuse to hike that far without a prepared pack. I make no apologies for being over-prepared.


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I’m learning what to put in the pack specific to hunting … and seeing as how I’ve yet to actually shoot a bird … I’m sure this will change. But here’s a quick and dirty list so far.

This all fits in my 30L bag with plenty of room to spare for the imaginary grouse. I don’t know the weight off hand. It’s comfortable to carry.

My Hunting Pack List

  • Poncho (can be rigged as a shelter)
  • Buff (warm insulated one)
  • Solar lantern
  • PrimaLoft Jacket
  • First Aid kit (includes water treatment tablets and lighter)
  • Water pouch
  • Bear Spray
  • Battery to charge phone and inReach
  • Kleenex
  • Two Radios
  • inReach (set to log trip & message family with intended location when leaving and entering cell service)
  • Binoculars
  • Bear Bangers (no flares because it’s too dry right now)
  • Air horn
  • Net bag
  • Cordage (100ft of zing-it line)
  • Ziploc with ID, Licences and cash
  • Car Keys
  • Garbage Bag
  • Dry Sack
  • Toiletries (wipes, TP and baggie)
  • Jerky
  • Cliff Bars
  • Electrolyte Powder
  • Saw
  • Gloves
  • Towel
  • Knife (contains flint and magnesium)
  • Ice Pack
  • Car windshield reflector
  • 2L Water Bladder

I carry a .22 on a sling and a 410 fits in the side pocket of my pack.

What’s In My Car – Always

  • Snugpak Jungle Blanket
  • 10x 10 Tarp
  • 4L water
  • Hatchet
  • Rope
  • Gloves
  • Toque

One thought on “What’s in my pack – Solo Female Hunter

  1. You certainly come prepared! I just went camping+hunting in a ruffed grouse WMU in northern Minnesota, it was fun… and very cold.

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