First Post - First Sheep Hunt - First Backpacking Trip - First Question

ThunderNocked

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Just heard about HuntTalk, started the podcast from the beginning the other day and was able to get away and come over here to check it out. I've perused a bit but thought I'd post this up here.
I'm getting ready for my First Dall's Sheep Hunt here in Alaska and me and a buddy are going in ourselves. It's an Any Ram Archery hunt (DS140) and so I'm not going to be too picky. Here is my gear list as of right now. Some of these pieces are on their way and some haven't been ordered yet.
Tyrel's Sheep List
Licenses & Permits
Hunting License/Driver License/IBEP Card
Sheep Tag
Bear Tag?
Tools
Mathews VXR28*
SpotHogg Wise Guy
Easton Axis with 100 Grain Broadheads
Easton Axis with Bird Tip x2
SCS Sling?
Bear Spray (Costco)
Bark River Knives Bobcat & BRK PSK
Strop with black and green
Optics
Vortex Diamondback 10x42s w/ adapter
Vortex Razer 20-60x80
Tripod
Lens Cloth
Leupold RX-1 Rangefinder
PhoneSkope
iPhone & GoPro
Battery Bank & Solar Charger
Hiking
Blue Costco poles
Eberlestock Mainframe with Batwings & 60L Drybag
Black Diamond Spot and Streamlight Pen Light
inReach Mini (with Cell phone)
Maps
Stone Glacier Rain Cover
Clothing
Kuiu Chugach Vias Pant and Jacket
BlackOvis 250G Heavyweight Base Layer Bottom
UnderArmour Archery Gloves or BlackOvis Merino Glove
Military Surplus Mittens
Costco 100% Merino Wool Socks (2-3)
Crispi Briksdal
Stone Glacier DeHaviland
BlackOvix T-Shirt and Longsleeve Hoodie
Frontier Gear Wooly Mamoth (Barney's Sports Chalet)
Wool Mix Beanie & Maxlite Gaiter/Mask
Wool Underwear 2-3 (Minus 33 & ?)
Kings Camo XKG Gaiter
Eddie Bauer Down Jacket & Insulation Pants (Military M65)
Change of Cloths for home
Ball Cap(s)
Tyvek Paint "Sheep Suit"
Water Shoes
Camp
Stone Glacier Skyscraper 2P with Dyneema Footprint
Klymit Pad
Klymit 0* Down Bag
Toothbrush and paste
Batteries (Flashlights)
Toilet Paper/Wipes
Compass
550 Cord
Saw?
Duct Tape/Electrical Tape
Fire Starter(Magnesium/Matches/flint)
Spork
Space Blanket
Army Survival/Medical Kit* (See attached pics)+ additionals
Blister Kit, Moleskin & Goldbond
Aspirin/Ibuprofen
SuperGlue & AquaSeal
Jetboil with 2 fuel cans
Dry Bags (organization)
Meat/Hide Care:
Caribou Gear Game Bags w/ plastic and ziplocs (carnivore III pack)
Meat thermometer (necessary in October?)
Salt (for hide, necessary in October?)
Food:
Mountain House
Snack Foods (not freeze dried) (jerky/Banana chips/pineapple rings/low sodium sunflower seeds)
seasoning from home for sheep meat at camp
Emergency/Lemonade
Platypus - 3L & 48 oz Nalgene
Platypus 2L gravity filter
Optional Gear
Pen & Notebook / Book / Cards

So that is it. I've been doing some hiking and more then anything I've lost 30+ pounds this year to prepare. I have 2 more months and I'm hoping to shed another 15-20 pounds and be as close too 200 as I can for when we start out. September 30th we will be hiking in roughly 15 miles, opening day for the archery hunt is October 1st and we have taken off the 30th-11th - season is 10/1 to 10/10. Any advice and help is appreciated. Thanks for looking and the help!
 

Dave N

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Welcome aboard! Been to your town twice! Won't make it up there next week, staying right around the cabin farther south. Good luck!
 

ThunderNocked

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Welcome aboard! Been to your town twice! Won't make it up there next week, staying right around the cabin farther south. Good luck!
Thanks!! I'm planning on going out after a Caribou this weekend up here and then a Moose in September as my warm up. Stay safe and hope you have a good harvest as well.
 

Dave N

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Thanks!! I'm planning on going out after a Caribou this weekend up here and then a Moose in September as my warm up. Stay safe and hope you have a good harvest as well.
Working on our property but plan on fishing as much as time allows! Don't know if I want to spend the money for a small game license just for a few days after grouse.
 

ElkFever2

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Not sure what’s in your first aid kit as I didn’t see an attached pic, but I’d recommend a tourniquet, quickclot, and anti diarrheal tablets if you don’t have them already.

Also consider:
A field v-sharpener is lighter than a strop
Small multi tool to service bow
Duct tape AND electrical tape
Ziplock freezer bags in 1q, 4q, and 8q to separate and waterproof your gear.Can cut weight from excessive dry bags
Skip the book and download an ebook
Skip the nalgene and add another 3q platypus
Skip saw
Are you willing to have your trip end if you shoot a bear?
A pair of handkerchiefs for washing up
Nitrile gloves for field butchering
Needle and thread
Pocket Sun reflector and orange whistle for emergency rescue

Welcome and good luck!
 

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