9 Must-Have Pieces of Western Hunting Gear
By: Tony J. Peterson
This western hunting gear will be crucial for your next trip up the mountain
Every thought involving an individual piece of western hunting gear starts with, ‘Do I really need this?’
The reason for this upfront question involves, of course, weight. Even day trips for mule deer involve a pack, and anyone who has spent time out West fully understands what carrying extra ounces feels like.
It gets worse if you’re planning on a bivy hunt. There is a movement, particularly in the elk hunting scene, where getting as far off of the beaten trail is a must. This often involves serious hikes of miles upon miles, and when you travel that far, you must carry everything with you.
This results in backpacks that are heavy. To me, the tipping point of extremely heavy is around 70 pounds.
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