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Brady Miller's 2018 Utah muzzleloader mule deer gear list

Check out the video above for an item-by-item gear explanation for this muzzleloader hunt.

Gear list breakdown

Muzzleloader gear in seek outside tipi

What follows is the exact gear list I ran during my recent 2018 Utah muzzleloader mule deer hunt. This hunt was a little different than my norm... I was still backpack hunting, but I split up the hunt in three day periods in case I needed to change locations. This gear list is also a hybrid of lightweight gear that I normally run, and some "comfort" gear items due to the transition to fall hunts.

Brady Miller muzzleloader mule deer gear list

In conclusion

Ultimate muzzleloader with mule deer buck

This hunt was a success on all fronts. The gear worked perfectly, even during all the rain on this hunt! On the third day, I was able to take a great buck during a fogged out morning after a brief pause in the rain and fog. Let me know if you have any questions on the gear I used. Best of luck this season!

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Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 1 year ago on 02-11-2019 11:03:37 pm
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

Hey M W. Thanks for reaching out, I really enjoy any conversations about gear and hunting options. I do enjoy shaving off weight in any backpacking setup, but the main reason for that is so I can carry certain "heavy" items that I cannot live without. And yes, while there may be some lighter options out there, when it comes to any weapon that I use, I do not go by the mindset that lighter is better in this category. For reference, I also use a 9.58-pound bow setup and a rifle that is even heavier. To me, a weapon is everything, and I really enjoy a solid and stable shooting platform. And this muzzy system has been great for me, even in the pouring rain which was the situation when I shot my 2018 mule deer with this muzzy. But with that said, I have been looking at other options like the CVA Paramount, to see if it might make me an even better shooter. Along with that, I'm re-working my muzzy bullet and powder charge setup this year too.

If you have a second, I'd love to hear what you are using. Again, glad you enjoyed the video and gear list.

M W. - posted 1 year ago on 02-11-2019 09:18:51 pm

I'm surprised that a guy who is so concerned about going light weight and shaving off every possible ounce from his pack decides to carry around an 11.24 pound muzzleloader….the Rem Ultimate is a great gun but there are other options weighing a few pounds less that will be more accurate, harder hitting, and flatter shooting than your current setup. Something to look into for future hunts.

Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 1 year ago on 11-28-2018 11:05:29 am
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

Hey Jay. Shoot me an email at:

I'll gladly hook you up with my excel spreadsheet. I'll also get it cleaned up and can link it in this article too.

Jay N. - posted 1 year ago on 11-24-2018 07:52:15 am
Vancouver, BC

Brady do you have an excel file you could share for this list like your early country list? Keep up the great work man I love these detailed breakdowns.