Originally Posted by Frazz
I'm going out west, Idaho (OCT) to be exact. I'm just wondering what should I expect and what are some things I should bring. We will be horse back riding in to the camp which are walled tents. Any tips or helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks
Buy Merino Wool Base and Mid Layers. Expensive, but worth every penny. I bought First Lite, it is really good stuff. Also get the headnet type head cover. It is indispensable.
If you don't have a lightweight rifle, get one. A tikka t3 lite in .300 short mag would be perfect.
Stony point II shooting sticks are good. A bipod will probably not fit in your scabbard.
I bought Danner Leather boots, the expensive ones made in the US. I used them on 3 trips out west, and they have been great. You can call them and they will try and size you over the phone, but offer free shipping on returns.
It is tough, I have been out twice for elk and struck out twice. I will back in 2016 though.
If you can, go out early and hike at altitude for a few days. It makes a difference no matter how good of shape you are in.
Take good raingear that can double as a shell. I have been using Cabelas MTO stuff for years and it worked great out there. My guide had the same stuff as me.
Take good sunglasses, if your vision needs correction, get a pair of prescription sunglasses made for you.
Don't carry stuff in your backpack the guide has.
That is about it for now, oh, make a list of everything you take and save it for the future, that really came in handy for me!