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#6501381 - 10/18/16 06:04 PM Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season
scdogman Online   content

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 222
Looking for trekking poles
Unused game bags
Other stuff. What u got?

It's expensive assembling gear for the first time

Also looking for unfired 7mm mag nosler brass or factory 160 accubond nosler trophy game ammo

#6501477 - 10/18/16 07:16 PM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 1823
Loc: Dallas, Tx.
I geared up for my first Elk hunt in Montana last year. I'd buy some stuff on my list then the list would get bigger. It'll add up very quickly. Good luck on your hunt.
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#6501506 - 10/18/16 07:31 PM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
TX_Diver Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 311
I've got some boots that I wore for one hunt and decided didn't fit me very well.

I picked em up for a hunt in Wyoming in November and they did good for me.

They are the Meindl 800 gram Ultralights in size 10.5 (Width D).

I've also got some Cabelas Glove/Mittens (Size XL in either mossy oak or realtree) that I bought for the hunt but didn't wear (didn't fit right).

The boots did a great job of keeping me warm but my foot slid around a bit in them so I think I need to go a size down in them. I wore them for 6 days of hunting with wool socks and the only time I got a little cold was when I sat still in the same spot for 5 hours straight with the temp below freezing. Walking around or sitting for a more reasonable amount of time they kept me nice and warm.

The glommits were great as well for the day I wore them but they were a bit big for me so I went back to wearing an old pair of gloves that weren't as warm.

Shoot me a PM if you're interested.

If there's anything else specific you're looking for let me know, I've got all the stuff but those are the only 2 things I'm interested in selling off the top of my head. Been a long day though so if there's some other stuff you're looking for that's not listed above let me know.


#6501995 - 10/19/16 06:58 AM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
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Registered: 07/27/06
Posts: 19004
Loc: Corinth, TX
Don't buy Game Bags, They are never sturdy enough and they Seldom work the way you want. In NM we have used WHITE COTTON PILLOW cases for years. Buy them cheap at Wal Mart, wash a couple of time before you use them and then wash and re-use after that or throw them away. They work GREAT!

You can save a ton of $$$ with some "Creative thinking" like this. Google hunting gear short cuts or hacks and I will tell you less is more. You will take many things you do not need! I will tell you three things you absolutely need are SOCKS! SOCKS! and SOCKS! A spare pair of boots maybe, depending on the ones you have...Good Knife, Good Stone or sharpener, box of 1 gallon Freezer Zip locks....for anything! Do not take BRAND NEW BOOTS! Break them in, Compass, Fire Starter, Mag Glass, Water Proof Matches, etc.

Wish you luck on your hunt. That is the hunt of a lifetime and a ton of fun.


#6502016 - 10/19/16 07:15 AM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
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where is your hunt, different areas/states you will need different gear.

what elevation do you plan on hunting? if at treeline in colorado I would concentrate on warmth/dry, southern new mexico and I would concentrate on dry/comfortable, montana/wyoming warmth and dry.

it makes a difference, I guided for 15 yrs in the weminuche wilderness in colorado.

base camp was at 11,500' and drop camps were from 8,000 to 10,000, the most common problem was people not being acclimated to the altitude. it takes 3 days minimum if in good health to adjust. we hunted the treeline a lot but if snow came we dropped way down, be ready to adjust to changes.
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#6502067 - 10/19/16 07:50 AM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
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Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 350
Ebay, Amazon, Craigslist, Garage Sale.

Bought 2nd hand boots and clothing (Carhartt jacket for 33 bucks on Ebay that were very slightly worn, for literally 25 cents on the dollar, Alice Packs in Craigslist, Frames, canteens, etc.. You will be surprised at what you can find out there and improvise. Ski gloves at Walmart or Academy in mens clothing section, not Hunting Section.

#6502309 - 10/19/16 10:16 AM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
scdogman Online   content

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 222
Hunting Unit 4 and unit 5. Elevation from 7000 to 8600 ft. I bought the boots in March on sale. I'm hunting the 3rd season. Thanks for the info.

I've been hitting Craigslist and eBay a lot. I'll take all the tips I can get.

#6502481 - 10/19/16 11:55 AM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
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Registered: 01/10/06
Posts: 674
Loc: Forney, TX
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#6502878 - 10/19/16 05:00 PM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 222
Been to Camofire too. Got my outer gear there. Thanks

#6502937 - 10/19/16 05:32 PM Re: Wanted Elk Hunting Gear. Late season [Re: scdogman]
Hunter04 Offline

Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 200
Loc: The Lonestar State
Your feet should be first and foremost on your priority list. Pantyhose under your socks help prevent blisters and reduce sweaty socks. A nice backpack with mid belt is essential. Next, I would highly recommend real wool.....very warm wet or dry!


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