Some Helpful Hints on What To Bring
Archery Elk Season
During this season, the mornings are usually brisk with temperatures in the 30's and 40's. By mid-day the temperature can climb up into the 70's and 80's. We suggest you dress in layers so you can adjust to the changing temperatures and remain comfortable during your hunt. Your choice of camouflage pattern will be adequate as long as the material of your clothing is quiet and durable. You will want to have several pairs of light to mid-weight socks suitable for hiking in addition to a pair of well worn in hiking boots (two pair is better). Footwear should be equipped with "air bob" soles or other suitable aggressive style soles. Please do not bring a new pair of boots to break in on your hunt. These mountains though easy on the eyes, can be brutal on the feet. We don't want to see anyone get "lamed up" and not be able to enjoy their hunt (it's happened before). A day pack large enough to carry your things such as water, shed clothing, etc. is recommended. The guides will be handling the calling of game, so it is not necessary to bring calls of your own. Blaze orange is not required during this season.
Insulated boots with good traction soles is a must. We suggest either a leather upper with a rubber bottom boot, or an insulated rubber boot equipped with air bob soles. A good stocking cap or hat with ear flaps and gloves are also essential items. For long underwear, we recommend a good set of medium weight polypropylene top and bottoms. The polypropylene wick moisture away from your body and helps keep you dry and warm. You will also need several pairs of medium to heavy weight wool socks.