We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—elk season is right around the corner. You probably have all your hunting gear set and ready to go. But do you have the proper attire? Since elk hunting brings you into the mountains, you must be prepared for constant weather changes. The type of clothing you wear is one of the most important aspects of your hunt. It could be the difference-maker on whether you have a successful hunt or not. So, what is the best clothing for an elk hunt?
Camouflage clothing is the best clothing for an elk hunt. It allows you to blend in easier with your surroundings so elk have a harder time spotting you. There are hundreds of patterns and colors out there. Typically, it doesn’t matter what you get, it’s all based on personal preference. But it is important to consider the type of terrain you will be hunting on. This can help you better choose what type of camouflage will help you blend in better with your surroundings.
We can’t say this one enough. Bring layers! When you’re hunting in colder weather AND in the mountains, weather can be inconsistent. It’s better to pack too much clothing than not enough. You can always take layers off as you get hot. Breathable clothes are beneficial in helping you to not overheat. Make sure every piece of clothing you put on is comfortable and allows you to move around. You’ll likely be on the move and also sitting for long periods of time.
Pack a Hat and Gloves
Hat and gloves seem to be the items that are most easily forgotten. They may not seem important in the moment, but you’ll be glad you brought them along when you’re deep in a forest. It’s also the easiest way to shed a layer if you start getting hot.
Remember, clothing is just as important as your optics on a hunt. Be prepared for this elk hunting season.