ALLEN BOLEN’S DALL SHEEP AND CARIBOU HUNTING GEAR LIST
ALLEN BOLEN’S DALL SHEEP AND CARIBOU HUNTING GEAR LIST

ALLEN BOLEN’S DALL SHEEP AND CARIBOU HUNTING GEAR LIST

Below is the breakdown of what my gear choices are for my 2021 Dall Sheep and Caribou hunt. My hunt is conducted in the far north near the Yukon and Alaskan Border. The mountain range I’m hunting is a two-day hike from the trail head. I’ll be hunting early August with temperatures ranging from the mid 30’s at night into the mid 60’s during the day. I’m preparing for possible rain every day of the hunt.

What’s great about this setup, is the versatility of the KUIU skin-to-shell layering system and its utility across a wide range of weather conditions and big game hunting areas. This is my same go-to setup on most hunts. I have tested and proven this gear in the worst conditions, and I know with confidence it’ll work anywhere I hunt.

About the photo: Allen’s 2017 Yukon Stone Sheep. 175 5/8” P&Y, #2 Overall Rank, #1 rank for the longest horns: 45 3/8 x 44 5/8”.

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DALL SHEEP AND CARIBOU HUNTING GEAR LIST

Tops

BOTTOMS

Gloves

Headwear

Footwear

PACK SYSTEM

SLEEP SYSTEM

OPTICS

Gear

  • Platypus 3L Hoser
  • Platypus Gravity inline water filter with 3-liter bag
  • 1.5-quart Nalgene
  • Havalon knife
  • Buck knife with clip for pocket
  • Z seat butt pad or Glassing Pad
  • Trekking poles
  • Lightweight Saw (3 oz)
  • Compass
  • White clothes for stalking/mimicking Dall sheep 
    • White Long sleeve synthetic top
    • White basketball shorts
    • White lycra swim cap

WEAPON

  • Hoyt Ventum 33 Bow/Quiver/8 arrows/2 release 
  • Extra broadheads 
  • Elastic wrist band for arrows (bring extra) 

Tech

  • Garmin Fenix 6 GPS watch
  • Garmin InReach
  • Satellite phone
  • iPhone

Camera

  • 2 Anker power bank charger - 10000MA
  • Big blue solar charger
  • Fenix HM50R rechargeable headlamp and extra battery

Personal

  • Scott single ply TP (1 roll = 10 days) 
  • Baby wipes - 2 per day 
  • Wash cloth and hotel bar soap
  • License and tags 
  • My son Jake’s good-luck pendant 

FIRST AID/ SURVIVAL KIT

  • Stowed in a small KUIU Zip Dry Bag
  • Luko tape
  • Gauze
  • Iodine
  • 10 ft firestarter paracord
  • 2 Chapstick
  • Single use super glue
  • Suture kit
  • Aspirin
  • Tylenol
  • Advil
  • Imodium
  • Benadryl
  • Ambien
  • Claritin
  • Cold sore medication
  • Zipper thermometer

DITTY/POSSIBLES BAG

  • Stowed in a small KUIU Extreema Bag
  • Razor head
  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Flossers
  • Wire ear buds
  • Splitter
  • Skinning gloves
  • Hair comb
  • Travel -sized deodorant
  • Knife sharpener
  • Extra arrow nocks
  • Field points
  • Blunts
  • Bow parts
  • Allen key set ultralight
  • Serving thread – D loop material
  • Charger cords
  • Tripod plates
  • Orange stick on dots for target practice
  • Deet
  • Headnet
  • Needle & thread
  • Noso Patch or Mattress repair kit
  • Leatherman Squirt - 2oz
  • Garlic salt for backstraps
  • Extra lens cloths
  • Small duct tape
  • Zip ties 

COOKING EQUIPMENT

  • Jetboil stove
  • 1 Primus fuel can per 6 days 2 guys 
  • Long spoon 
  • Freeze-dried dinner bag for cooking
  • GSI insulated cup 

FOOD DAILY

*approximately 3,000 calories per day

  • Stowed in a large KUIU Extreema Bag
  • 2-3 tea bags and broth 
  • Freeze dried eggs and 2 tbsp. butter (479 calories)
  • 3 Tilla-moo or Tillamook sliced cheese (270 calories)
  • 3 meat sticks (270 calories)  
  • Freeze dried burger & 2 tbsp. olive oil (700 calories)
  • Dark chocolate (400 calories)
  • Warrior Fuel - 2 Elevate and 1 Refuel per day