Your First Hunt With Us

Being well prepared for your hunt maximizes your enjoyment of the trip. So make sure you read through everything below. Even if you have been on many hunts before, you could find something new and useful.

Hunting tips to help in a successful hunt with us

  • Know your rifle and its limitations
  • Immediately prior to your hunt test your rifles accuracy
  • Consider using one of our loan rifles- accurate, no customs headaches
  • For consistently excellent marksmanship in the field always use a good rest for your rifle- your day bag; a tree
  • For safety, ensure muzzle is not obstructed by rocks, bushes etc.
  • The best way to get fit for hunting is to go hunting (a lot)

My personal thoughts

  • Either hunt for meat or trophies- trying to accomplish both on the same trip seldom works
  • To instantly drop an animal directly facing the hunter, aim at the base of the neck rather than the brisket
  • When a chamois sees the hunter, sometimes the gap can be closed by quietly zigzagging towards it with head down and no direct eye contact.
  • I shoot resting my rifle on my day bag. When shooting at game I place my day bag in such a way as to allow fast accurate follow up shots without changing position.

Some important Mandatory safety items that Mac Hunting Guides has for all hunts

Mountain radio (with 24 hr telephone call capability), GPS, Emergency locator beacon, two-way radio transceivers and, smaller but equally important items such as survival blankets, spare knives, matches, lighters, eye & ear protection and sunblock.

Hunting Gear List:

To assist in preparation for your hunt here is a list of important items necessary for your safety and wellbeing.
A PDF document is attached at the bottom so you can print the list off and tick things off as you pack them!

  • Good shooting 7mm rifle such as .270 or greater
  • Plenty of ammunition
  • Good pair of boots- walked in
  • Several pairs of tramping socks
  • Good fleece trousers
  • Several layers of upper body clothing
  • Rain & wind jacket and over pants
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Good quality gloves
  • A complete change of clothing including shoes for hut
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Quality binoculars
  • Substantial day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow case
  • Accessories such as knives and steel
  • Head lamp and or torch and spare batteries
  • Lighter
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Antiseptic cream for rash, bites
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Water container
  • Camera
  • Survival blanket
  • First aid including plasters
  • Washable bag for putting stuff like skins and meat in to keep rest of gear clean

Gear-List-for-hunting-with-Mac-Hunting-Guides August 2011