Unit 22 Colorado Rifle Elk Hunting Trip

Rifle elk hunting gear list for Colorado private land.

Fall is in full swing here in Colorado and archery elk and deer seasons are coming to a close for 2022. Archery hunters found great success this season and our rifle hunters are preparing for their private land Colorado hunts in the coming months.

While each hunters gear list may vary we thought we’d put together a comprehensive list of gear rifle hunters need for elk in Colorado.

Breaking down your Colorado elk hunting gear list.

  • Gun
  • Ammo
  • Orange hat and vest
  • Backpack
  • Daypack (may need on horseback)
  • Binoculars
  • Range finder (optional)
  • Spotting scope (optional)
  • Wind checker (optional)
  • Cold weather clothing/coat/gear
  • Ear covering for cold weather
  • Cold weather boots and walking boots
  • Camp shoes (optional) – No boots inside lodge or cabins
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Insulated mid and base layers
  • Plenty of socks
  • Rain gear
  • Excedrin/aspirin
  • Pillow
  • Prescription medications
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Wallet
  • Extra batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Head lamp
  • Hunting license
  • Hunter’s education card
  • Knife
  • Knife sharpener
  • Lighter or matches
  • Cooler(s) if you plan to transport your meat home
  • Ice for cooler
  • Camera
  • Specialty food/snacks/jerky/gum or other food if you require a special diet or have favorites you want to bring.
  • Any creature comforts that you need or would like to bring.
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