Hunting Equipment Lists, Gear Guides, Shooting & Maps Resources for the Beginning Hunter


Bruce’s General Packing List for late season multi-day pack-in hunts

Todd Baarstad’s Starter Gear for outfitting yourself on a budget

Rifles & shooting

Cartridge Guide a resource for selecting a rifle (Field & Stream)

Ballistics Calculator determine the energy and drop of your cartridge at various distances

Rifle Recoil Table a comparison of different rifles/cartridges


The Nock Point Archery shop and range north of Seattle


Online Topographic Map Generator (search and print custom maps - example map of North Bend)

Washington Public Lands Inventory

US Forest Service

WA map index:

USGS Quadrangles Map Locator & Downloader

Google Earth Layers:

Wilderness Area Boundaries:

World Topo map:

Guides we recommend (also guest instructors at the course)

Kelly White Kettle Falls, WA

Fred Slyfield Kittitas, WA (contact info forthcoming)

WDFW Hunting: