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Basic gear for high country cold weather elk hunting.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by H&Hhunter, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. BigSteve57

    BigSteve57 Member

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    Perhaps there is interest in an update to my post https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...ather-elk-hunting.661698/page-3#post-10941368.

    The Bolderton clothing worked great - the outer shell is very tough. In fact it was so warm I didn't have to use all the layers and had to unzip my coat as temperatures actually reached the mid to upper 40's by mid-afternoon! Perhaps it was also due to the fact that we were VERY active both on horses and on foot during the day. Exception: riding up in the morning slowly and quietly was COLD especially in the toes. Sitting on a slow walking horse I found is almost as cold as standing still.

    Boots were Cabela's/Meindl Air active - also very warm and comfortable. But I did use heat pads top and bottom for toes because as I said mornings were cold - in the single digits and low teens.
     
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  2. themailman

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    Awesome post I can't wait till I have time to read the entire thing. I did notice wool socks, I threw away all of my cotton socks years ago and where nothing but wool socks year round. They are comfortable, breathable and I haven't had athlete's foot since I made the switch.
     
  3. Trey Veston

    Trey Veston Member

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    Heading out Wednesday for four days in the Idaho backwoods for elk...

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    Weather will be in the teens at night, 50's during the day. No precipitation. Layers of moisture wicking clothing is essential.

    Will be sleeping in this...
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