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Gear breakdown for a successful sheep hunt

Lorenzo Sartini's stone sheep skull next to a campfire

Earlier today we had the drawing for our Dall sheep June INSIDER giveaway. We will be announcing the winner tomorrow and that lucky hunter is going on the hunt of a lifetime. To help him or anyone else out, here is a quick gear list that I built based off my 2014 sheep hunt that can help you put together your own gear list.

Name: Lorenzo Sartini
Species: Stone sheep
Season: Late July - August
Year: 2014
Average Temperature: 50°
Expected Weather: 30-60°
Weapon: Rifle
Location: British Columbia
Duration: 14 days

Hunts in the extreme Northwest can see huge fluctuations in temperatures. With that being said, I felt like quality base and insulating layers, plus top-notch rain gear were essential while glassing for sheep in this unforgiving terrain. I honestly wouldn't change much about my setup. 

Lorenzo Sartini with his stone sheep

Gear list

Category

Item description

Total Weight (oz)

Packing

   

Backpack

KUIU Ultra 6000

57

Pack Cover

KUIU Sil-Nylon XL

4.9

Dry Back (clothing)

KUIU Roll Top XL

2.2

Stuff Sack (sleeping bag
and shelter)

KUIU Roll Top XL

2.2

Stuff Sack (Food)

KUIU Roll Top L

2.0

Stuff Sack (Extra)

KUIU Roll Top M

1.8

Shelter

   

Tent

KUIU Mountain Star w/carbon fiber poles

51.3

Sleeping

   

Sleeping Bag

Montbell Spiral Down Hugger 15 degree

36

Sleeping Pad

Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite

13

Clothing Packed

   

Boxers

First Lite merino wool Red Desert (x3)

3.8

Base Layer Top

KUIU Ultra 145 merino wool Zip-T

8.0

Mid Layer Top

KUIU 230 merino wool Zip-T

12.2

Insulation Layer Top

KUIU Superdown Vest

6.4

Insulation Layer Top 2

KUIU Superdown Hooded Jacket

10.0

Insulation Layer Bottom

KUIU Superdown Pant

10.0

Leg Gaiter

KUIU Yukon Gaiter

12.0

Rain Jacket

KUIU Chugach NX Jacket

18.9

Rain Pant

KUIU Chugach NX Pant

15.5

Merino Beanie

KUIU Merino wool 145

0.9

Cold Weather Beanie

KUIU Guide Beanie

1.25

Gloves

KUIU Guide Gloves

3.0

Merino Gloves

KUIU Ultra Merino wool 210 glove

1.5

Neck Gaitor

KUIU Ultra Merino wool 145 gaitor

1

Socks

Darn Tough Hunt over the calf full cushion (2)

7.6

Weapon

   

Rifle

Red Rock Precision 7mm Mag

174.4

Gear

   

Spotting Scope

Zeiss Diascope 85mm FL

52.0

Tripod

Outdoorsmans Medium Height

38.4

Tripod Adapter

Outdoorsmans Pan Head

10.2

Foam Pad

Z rest cut into small section

3.7

Camera

Canon Power Shot

16.4

Knife

Kestrel Ultralighter w/sheath

1

Multi-tool

Leatherman Wave

8.4

Rope

50' P-cord with beiner

4.5

Garbage Bag

Black trash bag

1.4

Electrical Tape

Small roll

0.5

Extra Batteries

4 AA lithium

2

Extra Batteries

3 AAA lithium

0.8

Cooking & Drinking

   

Cook Stove

JetBoil SOL Titanium

10.5

Fuel Bottle/Canister

JetBoil Jetpower

7

Utensils

JetBoil Personal Accessories

1.3

Water Treatment

Life Straw

1.2

Water

Platypus Big Zip 2L

5.6

Survival

   

Headlamp

Petzl TIkka xp2

3.1

First Aid Kit

Small Adventure Med Kit-custom

1.8

Fire Starter

Waterproof Matches

0.5

Hygiene

   

Toilet Paper

In ziploc bag

0.5

Face wipes

Wet ones unscented

0.5

Toothbrush

Custom cut toothbrush

0.1

Toothpaste

Contact lense case w/toothpaste

0.3

Clothing Worn

   

Underwear

First Lite merino wool Red Desert

3.8

Base Layer

KUIU Ultra Merino wool 125 LS Crew

6.1

Vest

KUIU Guide Vest

11.2

Soft Shell Jacket

KUIU Guide Jacket

24.0

Socks

Darn Tough Hunt over the Calf full cushion

3.8

Pant

KUIU Attack Pant

18.5

Ball Cap

goHUNT

9

Belt

KUIU Climbing Belt

4.4

Gear Worn or Carried

   

Shoes

Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Non-insulated

42

Binoculars

Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42

28

Bino Harness

KUIU Bino System Size L

7

Lens Cloth

Spudz

0.3

Rangefinder

Leupold RX-1000i TBR

7.9

GPS

Garmin 64s

7.2

Watch

Suunto Core

2.2

Wind Check

Smoke in a Bottle

0.7

Other

   

Hunting License

License Holder and tape

1.1

Game Bags

Caribou Gear SoloHunter Carnivore II

11.2

Summary

Total in pounds

Total in ounces

Packing

4.38

70.1

Shelter

3.2

51.3

Sleeping

3.06

49.0

Clothing Packed

8.04

128.65

Weapon

10.9

174.4

Gear

8.7

139.3

Cooking & Drinking

1.6

25.6

Survival

0.34

5.4

Hygiene

0.09

1.4

Clothing Worn

5.05

80.0

Gear Worn/Carried

7.9

95.3

Other

0.77

12.3

Total:

52.04

832.75

Total Packed:

41.09

657.45

 

Continued below.

Get everything you need for your hunting season with INSIDER

Three pieces of gear I couldn’t live without:


1.    Quality dry bags

Dry bags for organizing gear

2.    Quality optics


Quality optics for glassing sheep

3.    A quality sleep system (tent, sleeping pad and sleeping bag)


KUIU Mountain Star tent

4 Comments

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Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 4 years ago on 07-03-2015 10:16:41 am
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

Awesome, Ryan! Did you draw a tag or are you hunting an unlimited area? Either way...you are sheep hunting and I am jealous.

Ryan_Schlicting
Ryan S. - posted 4 years ago on 07-02-2015 10:15:02 pm

Really great to see this because it solidifies the fact that I will be purchasing a full Kuiu setup for my upcoming Backcountry MT Bighorn Sheep hunt!!!

ISAAC F. - posted 4 years ago on 07-01-2015 10:29:40 pm
New Mexico

Brian check out kuiu.com

Brian H. - posted 4 years ago on 07-01-2015 07:50:19 pm

Kuiu where is from