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Giant Huntingwear Sale - Save up to 60% - Shop Now

Deer and elk season are over here in Oregon and if you’re like me, you’re already planning next years hunts.

Good hunting gear can be expensive and there is no better time to buy it then when it’s on sale.  Cabela’s is having a huntingwear sale right now!  Find yourself some deals and save up to 60%.  I looked around and they have a small selection of SHE brand clothing on sale as well as some other really nice coats.  So check it out, gear up now and save a little money.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Eberlestock Gunrunner Pack

When I go deer hunting, I tend to hunt on small pieces of land or in a blind.  There’s not a lot of hiking involved and not a lot of equipment to carry around.  But when I went elk hunting this year, that changed.  Not only did I need to carry my normal gear, but I also needed to take my rain gear, food and water.  Obviously, I needed to buy a good camo backpack.  I also realized that my arms tend to get tired holding a rifle for a long time, so I wanted a backpack that I could carry it in.

In my search I found the Eberlestock Gunrunner Pack at Cabela’s.  At a reasonable price of just under $150, the Gunrunner Pack is light and surprisingly comfortable.  It has a padded stowable waistbelt to stabilize the load and keep the weight off your shoulders.  With 1,800-cu. inches capacity there is plenty of room for the day’s essentials.  I easily packed it with my rain gear and hats, binoculars, range finder, knives, food, water and all the other little hunting gadgets I carry.  Several vertical and horizontal compression straps also let you grapple things to the pack.

This was a GREAT pack and I was totally comfortable wearing it all day.  It was really wonderful to have my hands totally free so that I could glass the hillsides for elk.  It’s worth every penny and I recommend this pack 100%!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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At 3am the alarm clock went off.  Finally!  Getting up so early was not a problem since I had woken up about 50 times anyway!  Was I a little excited?  That would be a slight understatement.

After a pot of coffee and a high-protein breakfast, we loaded the car and were off to our guide’s house, arriving there just after 5am.  We transferred our gear into his super comfy Dodge Ram pickup truck and we were off to find elk.

The scenery was beautiful.

We arrived at our destination and I finally got to load up with all the awesome hunting gear I had purchased.  I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something truly exhilarating about being fully decked out in camo, masking your scent, blending into the surrounding woods and going hunting.

The scenery was beautiful, but that’s a given being in southwestern Oregon.  But still… it was green, breathtaking and ever so quiet and still since our guide, Todd, managed to take us into areas where nobody else was hunting.  We walked slowly and quietly as Todd showed us tracks from elk, deer, bear and cougar.  Along the way we found rubs from deer and elk, logs demolished by bear while looking for bugs and… a new one for me… elk wallows.  Every single part of the day was amazing.  But it was about to get even better.

Dave and Todd waiting for the shot.

Around 2pm we were hiking up a hill when Todd stopped in his tracks and held out his arm to stop us.  “Elk!” he whispered excitedly.  We all dropped and got out our binoculars as he showed us a massive bull on the next hill over.

“It’s yours” I told my husband.  And as he got out his gun I got out my rangefinder he had gotten me for Christmas and used it in a hunting situation for the first time.

“He’s at 300 yards”, I told him and he dialed it into his scope.  We all took our backpacks off and stacked them up for Dave to use as a gun rest.  The bull had his back to us so we all patiently waited for it to turn and give Dave a good clean shot.  It took a little time, but it was worth it as he finally turned sideways and opened himself up.  Todd gave the okay and Dave shot, hitting him right in the shoulder and sending him tumbling down the hill.

When we got to him, we were in awe of the size of an elk up close.  He was a 6×7 with a beautiful brown symmetrical rack with white tips that was beyond worthy of mounting.  Along the way several people saw him and we heard over and over again about how people hunt their entire lives and never get a shot at an elk that big.  Our butcher said that he had killed 16 elk in his life and none had come even close.

Dave’s amazing elk.

I’m sure that my husband, Dave, smiled for the rest of the day and that night dreamed of his elk.  Of course… I dreamed about his elk too, but wondered what my chances would be of getting one also.

I would find out soon enough…. the very next day.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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