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9 Must-Have Pieces of Western Hunting Gear

This four-season tent is designed to withstand the elements through its T56 aluminum four-pole frame and 68-denier 210T polyester-ripstop body. (Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)
This four-season tent is designed to withstand the elements through its T56 aluminum four-pole frame and 68-denier 210T polyester-ripstop body. (Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)

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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