1. Bring a high quality sleeping bag, 15 deg or even 0 deg rated, my only gear fail on my recent moose hunt was my bag. 2. Two pairs of boots 3. Thermacell 4. Sitting Tripod for your binos if you don’t already have one.
The last time I brought a spare bow but left it in the main lodge.
50lb is gonna be a challenge
Why should I leave the pistol? Just no need? With the bear hunt I was always close to my guide. With moose I normally get between my guide and the moose. Felt a pistol may be a nice comfort thing to have?
Bring your handgun, and/or bear spray. A little different scenario than yours. When on my guided AK moose hunt, I was often out of sight of my guide, but that wasn't the main issue. My wife accompanied us on the hunt. She always carried her own handgun, but they talked her into leaving it behind because she would always be with one of us. One day she stayed in camp alone to dry clothes/equipment, so I left her my pistol while the guide and I climbed a ridge above camp to glass. We were about a mile from camp when we spotted a couple of moose including a nice bull a few miles away. Before we could go after him, we needed his day pack, extra clothes and food, etc. from camp. We decided I would go back for the gear while he watched the moose. I wouldn't leave my bow, and didn't want to carry that and his cannon. The way back to camp was on bear trails through thick cover for part of the way. Fortunately, I didn't see a bear, but it was just a little uncomfortable.
On another hunt in northern Canada, both my wife and I hunted. Of course we couldn't bring our handguns on that hunt. The guide had a popper pistol that fired basically a fire cracker, besides his rifle. Half way through the hunt he gave me the "pistol", because I was frequently out of his sight and it made HIM nervous.
Be in shape, good footware and good socks. Glide, baby powder and moleskin just in case. Discuss in advance what you want and when to shoot and not shoot. Good sleeping bag with liner. Good pad. Good rain gear. Good camera. Positive mental attitude.
Below is some of the stuff that worked for me on both my DIY Alaska fly-in moose hunts. I may have omitted some items but this should give you a good idea. Between my buddy and I we were right about 50lbs each after we split up the gear for the flights in the SuperCub. The pilot was pleased how light we packed. Add/subtract accordingly.
Pack cot with a 0 degree bag and a good sleeping pad. Two headlamps with extra batteries. Two lighters. Camp shoes [Crocs]. TP and baby wipes. 4 pair of wool socks. Upper/lower Base layers. Wool pants. Wool shirt. Wool hat. Helly Hansen Impertech rain coat. Knee-high Lacrosse Alpha Burly rubber boots. Lacrosse insulated hip boots. 3 pair wool gloves [ I used the green Army Surplus type]
Small meat saw. Hatchet. Knife. Sharpening tool. Para cord. Compass. InReach. Battery power pack. 2 large contractor bags. Tyvek sheets to stand on.
Here is a short video of my AK gear, not all inclusive, and some of it was overlap for 2 guys, not just me.
Here is a short video of the clothes I took on the hunts.
They will weigh you and your gear before getting on the bush plane.
Put a lot of your clothes on and fill your pockets with a lot of your heavy smaller items before weigh in. To keep your bag under the 50 pounds. Yes it’s the Same weight getting on the plane. But your weight is separated
Benadryl, parachute cord and something to keep your butt from getting wet when you sit down, drink mix to flavor water with. Cnelk is correct on 4 pairs of socks. You may have to lay on your socks inside your sleeping bag to dry them. Carry 2 emergency space blankets to place quarters on while butchering (or for emergencies). Find them in the camping section for a couple bucks and they don't take up space or weight like a tarp would. Olive oil and seasonings for use on fresh tenderloins!
My fly in last fall in BC was a 65lb weight limit. This included weapons and everything. A satellite communication device is nice to have. I used the Zoleo and it worked great. Light fishing rod and spoons/spinners was nice to have mid day and down times.