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    Region H Tips and help

    Me and my fiancé and my cousin drew wyo region H tags for this September probably gonna head to 151, was just looking for some info on the weather/climate and any possible tips for first time back pack hunting out there, don't want the old lady to leave me out there! Lol

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    The weather shouldn't be that bad, but you're in the big mountains and need to be prepared for anything from real cold and snow to pleasant temps during the day. Up high even in September it will be cold at night and you'll need a good pad and sleeping bag. Montana actually just got 18" of snow yesterday, so you never what what you will run into in the mountains any month of the year!!! Also, you need to be in good shape, have well worn in boots and take care of your feet or you won't be going far. Cell phone may be poor to nonexistent and you may want to look into renting a satellite phone for the trip. Lastly, be bear aware and insure you follow all the requirements to hunt in the NF safely out there so you don't become a statistic. Have fun and good luck!
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    Thanks top gun I'm actually lookin into pads,bags and boots now, I've been trying to slowly round up everything for this trip and those should be the last 3 purchases, good thing too bc I'm running out of cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.j. View Post
    Thanks top gun I'm actually lookin into pads,bags and boots now, I've been trying to slowly round up everything for this trip and those should be the last 3 purchases, good thing too bc I'm running out of cash
    Lol! I here ya, this is my first trip also. Gets pretty spendy buying it all at the same time. Trying to buy the best I can afford and it still is expensive. Would have been nice to plan ahead a little, like a couple years so you could ease into it. But I am not good at that. Lol!! Good luck.

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    Haha yeah I shoulda done the same thing but talked the wife into turning this into our "hunting moon" we get married sept 13th and fly out the 14th lol it's been an expensive year! Good luck too bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.j. View Post
    Haha yeah I shoulda done the same thing but talked the wife into turning this into our "hunting moon" we get married sept 13th and fly out the 14th lol it's been an expensive year! Good luck too bud
    Hey congrats!! Married one day, in the mountains hunting the next... Pretty sweet!!!

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    Hey Congrats on the marriage and Hunting Moon. I hunt region H every year and the best advice I can give is to be in the best shape you can be in. Those are some steep mountains. And get the very best gear you can afford, boots, rain gear, base layers, outer layers, optics, everything. The weather should be pretty decent that time of september but you never know, last year it rained/snowed about everyday I was up there. So you have to be prepared. If you have any other questions just let me know. Nice to see your from West Virginia, that is where my dad is from.
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    Thanks hunterman, what do you usually pack for clothes that's my main concern, I'm gettin pretty decent equipment, tarp tent scarp2, vortex optics, tenzing& eberlestock packs, I'm gonna try to get my uncle to lend me his msr reactor stove, but clothes I'm not sure what to take.... I got first lite northbranch soft shell pants but am afraid those may be to hot for hiking , your dad made the right call moving to wyoming lol that's the ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.j. View Post
    Thanks hunterman, what do you usually pack for clothes that's my main concern, I'm gettin pretty decent equipment, tarp tent scarp2, vortex optics, tenzing& eberlestock packs, I'm gonna try to get my uncle to lend me his msr reactor stove, but clothes I'm not sure what to take.... I got first lite northbranch soft shell pants but am afraid those may be to hot for hiking , your dad made the right call moving to wyoming lol that's the ticket
    North Branch are what I wear ice fishing.....


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