EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

  • Windblocking jacket and pants
  • Gaiters (for late fall/winter hunts)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Undershirt/long underwear top – zip neck style (merino wool recommended)
  • Shirts–different weights for layering
  • Packable warm vest or light down jacket for layering
  • Windblocking gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Travel clothes (2 sets of non-camo clothing to wear to and from camp/airport); camp shoes (for in town).
  • Mountain boots with good ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (minus 15 degree F or colder rating)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (hunters may spend several nights in a tent in spike camp)
  • Day pack
  • Binoculars – (minimum of 8 power and 42mm objective) – Swarovski, Leica or Zeiss, with rangefinder
  • Rifle (300 Win. Mag. recommended); 40 rounds of ammunition. Prepare for long shots.
  • Camera with extra battery and extra memory card
  • 2 headlamps w/extra batteries
  • 2 plastic water bottles and water filter or tablets (LifeStraw filter bottles recommended)
  • Sunglasses w/head strap
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Small (1-2 oz.) liquid soap or shampoo
  • Wet wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Satellite and mobile phone (optional: solar charger for spike camp)
  • Electrical outlet adapter for Russian/European style outlets; 3-way splitter.
  • Energy bars, Gatorade or similar electrolyte-replacing drink mix
  • Airline tickets, passport (with at least several blank pages; make sure your travel date is more than 6 months from the passport expiration date), E-visa and GBAO PERMIT, firearms permit, hunting license. Veterinary certificate and CITES permit if required.
  • Several clear photocopies of passport, itinerary, and all documents above. Leave one copy with your family and bring several with you.
  • Trophy fees, tip money, and emergency cash (Bring cash in US dollars – $20, 50 & 100 bills; all NEW bills). Total tips are typically 5-10% of hunt cost. And/or products for tips: headlamps with extra batteries, boots, clothes (hats, gloves, socks). Tips may be split between 10 to 15 people.
  • All flights to Tajikistan go through Istanbul, Turkey. Make sure tickets are issued on 1 itinerary and that all luggage (including firearms and ammo – must be applied together with your flights) is checked to final destination.
  • Completed client Info Sheet; email to our office manager, along with a scanned copy of your passport. PLEASE FILL THE FIRST FORM ASAP and later the SECOND FORM: tajwildlife.com/book/
  • Large duffel, game bags, duct tape, and garbage bags for transporting trophies if you’ll carry home. If planning to bring trophies back on plane, make arrangements in advance with USFWS at your port of entry.
  • Emergency medications from your doctor; Diamox if hunting at high elevations. Get physical before leaving.
  • Keep all important/emergency items, such as medications, in carry-on.
  • All your bag must have a bag tag with your name (please use RED Tag) (We will always be able to identify your luggage faster – sometimes it can save you 1 hour of time).

 

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