Gear for Elk?

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  1. Donkey Deerz

    Donkey Deerz Weekend Warrior

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    I'm planning on elk hunting Colorado in mid September and am looking into what gear I need to buy. I have camping stuff covered but all my hunting clothing is what I use to deer hunt in Tennessee so any advice on what I need to wear or what boots I need would be appreciated. Sitka, first lite, kuiu ? Thanks
     
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    Get good, comfortable boots that let you hike all day and put them to use getting in shape and breaking them in before the trip.

    A good sleep system. Tent/tarp/other shelter; insulated pad and a good bag-synthetic or a dwr protected down are good choices. I had a kelty sb20.

    Any of the brands you mentioned are good, but so long as you have a flexible layerable set that will give you a range of weather coverage and preferably not cotton you'll likely be fine. Temps ranged from about 20-80 snow, rain and snow on us last year. I used FL, a couple had Kuiu, one had Sitka and the last another brand.
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    Have a great time!
     
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    I would love to go on a elk hunt!!!!!!!
     
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    I know Sitka is coming out with a new Subalpine line soon.


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    Plan for it and make it happen.

    It takes some $ for tags. I avise to get into good shape, the better shape the more enjoyable it will likely be. You may need to purchase some additional gear. Practice shooting at longer and longer distances. Research the state, license requirements and area where you want to hunt. Prepare. Execute.
     
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    I would recommend boots with lots of support and abrasion resistance. Don't skimp on price. And fwiw, take the very best binoculars you can afford. You will not be sorry.
     
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    Good boots and a confortable pack must haves. If you can, I would take a couple of weekend trips backpacking in the Smokies to ensure you are physically ready. It will also be the best way to break in your boots. Miserable feet makes for miserable hunting.


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    The majority of the time I wear a Kenetrek bridger. They are very comfortable for me. I also bring along my heavier boots just in case. Comfort and support with NO blisters is critical. The camo won't matter if you can't hike to find them.


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