Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 16 Times in 1 Post

    Suggestions for a hot weather rifle hunt pack

    I drew the desert bighorn tag in Texas a few days ago. Now that I'm able to think about it without fainting again, I'm starting to get geared up. My hunt will either be in March/April or July, and it will be in the desert mountains of the Big Bend area of Southwest Texas along the Rio Grande. So it will likely be HOT.

    I need a pack that will hold 50-60# of gear (and water) and a rifle while being as cool as possible. I've been looking at packs online mostly. I like the idea of the Badlands Hypervent Suspension. Several comments I've read about some of those packs complain that they're noisy though. Most packs I've had experience with have made a little noise, so maybe the Badlands packs aren't any more noisy than others.

    What pack would you guys recommend for me?

    Thanks for your advice.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 16 Times in 1 Post
    Anyone have any suggestions?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bitteroots
    Posts
    376
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 30 Times in 23 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I really like my Eberlestock. Look at them and oh yeah CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on the tag.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Anderson, CA
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    What your price range?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sasakwa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    726
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 102 Times in 88 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congrats on the sheep tag! I went on a youth-hunt with my nephew at Elephant Mountain for mule deer. We saw 17 huge rams. You want have any problems getting one. Let us know how it turns out.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Reno, Nevada, United States
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked 140 Times in 105 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 1 Time in 1 Post
    I like my kuiu, I've heard good things about kifaru and mystery ranch.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 16 Times in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hvfd21walker View Post
    I really like my Eberlestock. Look at them and oh yeah CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on the tag.
    Which model? And thanks. I'm PUMPED.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantbvfd View Post
    What your price range?
    I don't know, I was thinking $200-$400. But whatever it takes to get a comfortable quality pack (within reason).

    Quote Originally Posted by Eberle View Post
    Congrats on the sheep tag! I went on a youth-hunt with my nephew at Elephant Mountain for mule deer. We saw 17 huge rams. You want have any problems getting one. Let us know how it turns out.
    Thanks. My son and I drew a javelina youth hunt for Elephant Mountain a year or two ago, but we ended up not getting to go due to other conflicts. I'm kinda hoping I get to hunt Sierra Diablo for the sheep, mainly because I'd get to hunt in March or April if my hunt ends up there. The Elephant Mountain hunt will be in July, and we're going to Orlando in July too. But I'll show up whenever and wherever they want me for sheep.

    The possibility of a July hunt is what has me interested in a vented pack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    I like my kuiu, I've heard good things about kifaru and mystery ranch.
    Thanks, I'll check them out.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Anderson, CA
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I think in years to come KUIU will be one of the top 3 in high end packs. As of right now they have a few things to work out.

    Mystery Ranch makes probably the most durable pack out there. They could drag behind a pickup for a few miles and be fine. The problem is the weight. If you are ok with that they are a good choice.

    Kifaru makes an all around great pack. Lightweight durable and built to order. The layout of their packs have the hunter in mind. Take a look at the timberline series as well as the duplex timberline series.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sasakwa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    726
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 102 Times in 88 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Shane,

    Do you know how many bonus points you had when you drew-out? I don't have to tell you how lucky you are! That is the hardest public tag in Texas to draw! Been apply for at least 10 years!

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 16 Times in 1 Post
    I had 7 points. I thought I'd been putting in for it every year it's been available, but maybe I missed a couple somehow. I've been putting in for the Grand Slam longer, but you don't get PPs for that one. I have 18 for both pronghorn and gun exotic. I just can't seem to draw those. Maybe someday when I have 40 PPs....

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-01-2013, 03:36 PM
  2. New rifle and caliber suggestions
    By muleywannabe in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-29-2013, 04:59 PM
  3. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-26-2012, 06:13 AM
  4. Weather Expectations - 1st Season Rifle
    By jleft in forum Colorado
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-14-2012, 02:05 PM
  5. Speedgoat doe hunt suggestions?
    By Liv2HntBigBullz in forum Wyoming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-23-2011, 08:08 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •