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

Equipment

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

 Archery

The Nock Point Archery shop and range north of Seattle

Maps:

Online Topographic Map Generator

https://caltopo.com/ (search and print custom maps - example map of North Bend)

Washington Public Lands Inventory 

http://publiclandsinventory.wa.gov/#Map

US Forest Service

http://www.fs.fed.us/maps/

http://www.fs.fed.us/locatormap/#

WA map index:

http://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/rastergateway/states-regions/regions_zoom.php?regionID=r6

USGS Quadrangles Map Locator & Downloader

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/maplocator/(ctype=areaDetails&xcm=r3standardpitrex_prd&carea=%24ROOT&layout=6_1_61_48&uiarea=2)/.do

Google Earth Layers:

Wilderness Area Boundaries: http://www.wilderness.net/nwps/geography

World Topo map: http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Topo_Map/MapServer

Guides we recommend (also guest instructors at the course)

Kelly White Kettle Falls, WA

Fred Slyfield Kittitas, WA (contact info forthcoming)

WDFW Hunting: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/