What To Bring On Your Hunting Trip

Our guides will furnish all camps, food and daily guide service. The hunter will furnish his own rifle, ammunition, sleeping bag, and all items of personal nature. The following list will prove helpful as a guide in selecting your outfit:

– Rifle
– Ammunition (2 boxes per rifle)
– Cleaning kit (optional)
– Binoculars
– Sleeping bag
– Down jacket or warm coat
– Cap or hat
Wool Socks-multiple pairs
Capilene or Wool Long Underwear 3 pairs: NO COTTON!
Breathable Chest Waders or Wade Pants
Comfortable waterproof rubber bottom or cleated boots
Waterproof Jacket
Nalgene Water Bottle
Any Alcohol for camp or while at the lodge
Please, NO hunter orange or other “safety color” articles of clothing!

Our guarantee to each individual hunter is to do everything possible to make your hunt successful, comfortable, and enjoyable.


– Baggage is limited to 125 pounds per person. Duffel bags and packs without frames work best.
– Small boxes, soft sided bags and coolers are easier to load onto the plane than one large, bulky item such as an ice chest.
– Use plastic bags to protect gear as needed.
– We recommend that half your food be freeze dried. This will help you stay within the floatplane weight limitations.
– Please bring soft gun cases. Hard cases may be stored at the lodge while you are out in the field.
– Pack flammables and unloaded firearms separately from other gear.
– Please note: as a safety precaution, these items must be declared and are subject to inspection.
– Meat should be hung in game bags.
– Coordinate with companions to avoid duplication of items.
– Carry sleeping bags separately.
– Help us keep Alaska beautiful! Please bag unburnable refuse for transport back to Anchorage.

Experience the remote Alaskan wilderness...

We are locally owned and operated with over 20 years of guiding experience in Southcentral Alaska. We are proud to call Talkeetna our home and look forward to the opportunity to share this wonderful country with you. We know you will love it as much as we do! Unique to Stephan Lake Lodge is our series of outlying cabins. These rustic log cabins are warm, dry, and comfortable. They form a loop through the Alaskan wilderness and are a comfortable day’s walk from each other. Our goal is that you have an enjoyable, comfortable and safe experience. Our staff know this country well and share our love and respect for it. You will receive the personal attention you deserve and a wilderness experience you will never forget.