Guided Hunting and Fishing Activities: Being Prepared

There’s a Swedish saying:  “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.” The point, of course, is that we can remain comfortable in most circumstances as long as we’re properly kitted out.  The two lists below, while they’re not exhaustive, will help get you started.

Be Prepared for Christmas, too!


For Christmas, give a limited edition giclée print of Duck Blind Heaven, by Robert Childress, to that special someone in your life, and help conserve waterfowl habitat in New England, all in one shot (A true double!).  Visit New Hampshire Fish and Game for details.

Permission granted by artist’s daughter, Nancy Childress.

Here are items to bring when you fish with us:

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing; no denim as it absorbs moisture
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses or eyewear to protect your eyes
  • Sunscreen
  • Angling gear is provided, but you may bring you own.
  • Guides often provide food and drink, but you should also bring your own.

And here is what you should bring if you hunt with us:

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing; no denim as it absorbs moisture
  • Waterproof, thornproof clothing
  • Hat
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Waterproof footwear suitable for rough, irregular terrain
  • Shooting gloves (optional)
  • Shotgun (This is too personal of a choice for a guide to supply.)
  • Ammunition (lead-free if waterfowling)
  • Food and drink (Don’t skimp on the water!)

Again, these are not exhaustive.  Just use common sense when you pack, and don’t worry about over-doing it.  You can leave the unnecessary things in the guide’s truck.