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    Live Chat: Gear for the Hunt!

    We are ready to start, here is the first question from Ikeepitcold:

    What do you think is the top three pieces of gear a new western hunter should have in their arsenal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    We are ready to start, here is the first question from Ikeepitcold:

    What do you think is the top three pieces of gear a new western hunter should have in their arsenal?
    It depends a little bit on what you are hunting and where you are hunting, but in general without a doubt high quality optics is number one, then probably high quality clothing and boots. That's without getting into camping gear and weapons of course. Good luck. -G
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    This one is from Tim:

    Since you guys get to travel to all of the hunting expo’s and see the new equipment, other than optics, I was wondering what new equipment coming out this year you see as benefiting the western hunter the most?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    This one is from Tim:

    Since you guys get to travel to all of the hunting expo’s and see the new equipment, other than optics, I was wondering what new equipment coming out this year you see as benefiting the western hunter the most?
    As always. there is a ton of cool new gear this year, and I'm sure I haven't seen it all yet either. I would say probably the new KUIU sleeping bags, and tents come to mind particular for the Western hunter. Also, Sitka has some killer new gear coming out, in the protective and insulating layer categories. Optics, not much really new there, but the new Swarovski and Leica rangefind-ing binos are at the top, if you can afford the price tag. -G
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    From Dave:

    I am taking my wife on her first elk hunt this fall. It is a private land, low country, hunt. Do you have any gear recommendations that an experienced hunter may overlook for a first time wife hunt? I want her to be comfortable and enjoy the hunt so I am trying to think of everything.
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    Guy what is your preference on boot insoles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    From Dave:

    I am taking my wife on her first elk hunt this fall. It is a private land, low country, hunt. Do you have any gear recommendations that an experienced hunter may overlook for a first time wife hunt? I want her to be comfortable and enjoy the hunt so I am trying to think of everything.
    Good call. My wife and I hunted together for the first time a few years ago, and it was a little bit of an eye opener for me. I got her some good gear from Prois, and it worked great. She was glad I did after the hunt was over. Make sure you get her some warm gear, for some reason women are always colder in the outdoors than guys are. A good pair of smaller binos is a great idea also. I got my wife a pair of Zeiss 10X32s and she love them. The 42 are too big and she doesn't like the size and weight around her neck. Good luck on the elk hunt. -G
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    top 3 items?

    Optics, boots and a dry tent. Then add-on as costs suit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    Guy what is your preference on boot insoles?
    I think there are three to really consider; SuperFeet, Sole and Kenetrek. I have used them all at least a little bit. I liked the Sole's the best until I used the Kenetrek insoles. I've since switched to the Kenetreks and have had great luck with them. It is probably personal preference though. I still do run in the Sole's but they don't seem to be designed quite right for heavy loads and unstable ground. -G
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    what is your opinion on a tent with no floor?

 

 

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