Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties
Elk can be found throughout the unit during the regular fall seasons depending on the snow and weather. Elk hunting is best at higher elevations with pine, fir and meadows in the earlier seasons. Elk may move to lower elevations when heavy snows come.
Gear Recommendations for Elk Hunting From
Thermarest NeoAir XTherm MAX 4-Season Sleeping Pad-Silver-Regular
The Thermarest NeoAir XTherm MAX 4-Season Sleeping Pad has all of the same great features as the standard Xtherm but with more warmth per gram than any other air mattress in the world with even greater coverage and in a rectangle shape. By utilizing a softer, textured no-slip fabric, you will have a better nights sleep while at the same time getting more next-to-skin comfort and a quieter rest. By using multiple ThermCapture reflective layers, the XTherm gives you the 4 season warmth without the bulk that you usually get in a more winter-worthy mattress.Comes with Stuff Sack and Repair Kit!Unmatched Warmth-to-Weight: Patent-pending, reflective ThermaCapture(TM) technology traps radiant heat while Triangular Core Matrix(TM) construction minimizes convective heat loss-all without the bulk, weight or durability issues of down and synthetic fills.Excellent Comfort: 2.5" (6 cm)-thickness, new, soft-touch fabrics and baffled internal structure provide unrivaled stability and support.Highly Packable: Free of bulky, conventional insulating materials, the XTherm(TM) mattress packs to the size of a one-liter water bottle.Ultralight: Advanced materials and a tapered design reduce weight without compromising warmth.XTherm MAX: All the performance of the original XTherm with added coverage for extreme temps and larger torsos.Video -NeoAir Xtherm
Sitka Equinox Midi Pant-Optifade Elevated II-Large
The Equinox Midi pant is the perfect season extender as a mid-layer when worn under your outerwear and doubles as a ultra-quiet stand alone pant during cool mid-season hunts.
PROBAR Base Mint Chocolate Protein Bar - 12-Pack-Case/ 12 Pack
Chocolate with a hint of mint is a tasty way to build lean muscle. With a real plant protein, chai, and flax seeds to keep you going strong, the PROBAR Base Mint Chocolate Protein Bar will get you to the next level and help peak your performance.Use it as a meal replacement or as a snack for on the go, no matte the reason, your body will love the healthy and organic ingredients.
Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 Aero Hiking Shoes-Peat-9
The best selling X ULTRA 3 MID AERO continues to evolve into an even better hiker. With the new Descent Control Technology, you'll have more confidence on technical trails and for charging downhill. And its breathable, mid-height is ready for any warm weather endeavor. FeaturesContagrip TD: For maximum traction on mixed terrain and extended durability, Contagrip(R) TD combines a deep, aggressive lug pattern with our most durable compound.Advanced Chassis: Placed between the outsole and midsole, this lightweight chassis helps optimize motion control, energy management and protection for an efficient, stable yet responsive ride.SensiFit: SensiFit(TM) cradles the foot from the midsole to the lacing system, providing a secure, snug, and virtually customized fit all around the foot.Chevron Lugs: Lug design with deep penetration and multi-directional grip, improving traction on soft surfaces like mud or loose dirt.EnergyCell: A high performance EVA foam that provides shock attenuation.3D Mesh: 3D open Mesh provides maximum breathability.PU Coated Leather: A polyurethane coated leather that protects it and makes it stronger to last longer.Mesh and Textile Lining: A soft, breathable lining for extreme comfort.Gusseted Tongue: The tongue is connected to the upper on both sides, preventing debris from entering the shoe, and keeping the tongue centered.Protective Toecap: A protective piece of rubber, leather or synthetic material over the toe area.Protective Mudguard: A wrap of leather, synthetic or rubber around the base of the foot that protects the lateral and medial sides of the foot.Molded OrthoLite: Molded to match the contours of your foot, this OrthoLite(R) insole provides superior cushioning, as well as breathability and durability, to upgrade the comfort and performance of our footwear.Regular Laces: Traditional lacing system with eyelets
Vortex Razor HD 10x50 Binoculars
These Vortex Binoculars 10x50 are made for extreme terrain. Unimaginable conditions. Both test your mettle-and your optics. With a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of optical performance, the Razor HDs step up and out on other binoculars in their class. Small, light, bright, strong, and packed with the best quality, hand-selected prisms and premium HD extra-low dispersion glass available today. Nothing else comes close to these Vortex Razor binoculars.Video Descriptions
Stone Glacier Minamilist + Xcurve Frame Backpack-Foliage-Small
Built for light and fast travel when every ounce counts, the Minimalist weighs in at only 2.95lbs on a medium Xcurve, with a load rating of 130 pounds. The Minimalist is an ultralight combination of the Xcurve , detachable Load Shelf, and SG Load Cell dry bag. Designed for early season scouting trips and long through hikes, you can keep the weight at a minimum while maintaining the load carrying capacity of the KRuX frame. Remove the SG Load Cell dry bag to use the load shelf to pack quarters or other large loads. The modular design allows for the addition of the Access bag or Spotting scope pocket. With a swap of two buckles, you are back to the standard Xcurve frame ready to accept any of thier Stone Glacier accessory bags.Features:130+ pound load rating (check Design page for load rating info)2500+ cubic inch with SG Load Cell dry bagExpandable load shelfBelt attachmentsCordura 500 and Xpac fabricHeavy duty, 1" Duraflex military approved buckles and webbingVideo -Stone Glacier Avail 2200 BackpackVideo -How to attach to Xcurve Frame
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Alamosa and Saguache
Elk hunting is good but requires hunters to pursue animals in challenging terrain. Overall, success rates for elk hunters in unlimited units in the San Luis Valley are generally lower than the statewide average. Weather is a dominant factor for hunters.