We ship our favorite hunting gear directly from Elk Tips Outdoor Gear located in our home at Seeley Lake, Montana. Feel free to call with questions: 406-431-0876.
We will put some innovative products and some other basic-need hunting gear below. Be sure to read our reviews of our favorite items listed on the right hand column. Those items are available, as well.
Feel free to call 406-431-0876, if you don't find what you are looking for. Or, you can contact us here.
Here are some quick links to some of the hunting gear we really like:Camouflage:
“Elk Nut”, Paul Medel, is THE elk communication expert. Paul has spent over 30 years doing in-the-field research about what elk are saying when they communicate. He has put together some very effective and easy-to-use learning tools (CDs, PlayBook, DVDs, etc.) in order to share with other hunters his wealth of knowledge about elk talk and how to call elk.
These Elk Nut products and Bugling Bull Game Calls are vital elk hunting gear for any elk hunter. I usually carry the Play Book in the cargo pocket of my hunting pants. Read more and purchase ElkNut products here. Free shipping.
There is only one rifle sling that we use and highly recommend. It is the Safari Sling! I don't know why most people still sling their rifle over their shoulders where it takes so much movement to bring it up for a shot.
These Safari Slings allow a hunter to carry a rifle at-the-ready very comfortably. They make great additions to your elk hunting gear list. You may not appreciate these until you use them for the first time. They are an integral part of our elk hunting gear! I also use it to carry my rifle on my back while riding a mountain bike.
Here's a true story from a hunter that decided to make a Safari Sling part of his hunting gear: "We were hiking back to his truck for lunch... We saw a big bull with a huge rack coming out of the woods. Guess where our rifles were? On our shoulders. By the time we got our rifles off our shoulders that bull was back in the woods, lickety split. What a missed opportunity, just because we didn't have our rifles in a ready position. Another hunter we talked to that morning had a big bull come by near him. But guess what? He had put his rifle down on the ground so he could take a p---!"
These Safari Slings are black.
Safari Sling keeps your rifle secure on your shoulder. But, it automatically drops away as you raise to shoot...without unslinging....making you faster.
Equally important, this patented design lets you carry your rifle hand-free in three different positions:
• Out in front of your body, in the right-side-up position.
• Over your shoulder, in the traditional hiking position.
• Across your back, and out of your way.
The 2" wide webbing is soft and comfortable, yet remarkably rugged. And, it does a superior job of spreading weight evenly which lessens strain and fatigue. (The sling itself only weighs four ounces.)
Safari Sling installs easily on most rifles and shotguns. And, the patented heavy nylon loops fit 1" and 1-1/4" standard swivels.
If you're inclined to cover a lot of ground while hunting, remember that the Safari Sling works great with backpacks.
I use a StringSling® for my bow to allow for instant shooting position with minimal movement and no arm fatigue. Most bow slings require too much movement that can spook game.
The over-the-shoulder StringSling® hangs your bow at your side, with the grip near your bow hand. With a slight wrist movement the bow is ready for action. No need to make all the problematic movements at each end of the bow to remove other bow slings.
The StringSling® also quickly transforms from holding your bow at arm's length, to a very secure back sling that will keep your bow out of the way when you're not hunting. I ride a mountain bike in and out and use a StringSling® in the secured function while I'm peddling.
The bow balances over my backpack secured by the StringSling®. When I reach my hunting area it just takes a few seconds to reconnect the sling ends to the string hook for ready-position carry. I consider it an absolutely essential part of my bow hunting gear.
Watch the video to see how the StringSling® works.
You can add a StringSling® to your hunting gear at a reduced price here, with free shipping. Made in USA. (Contact Us below for shipping cost to other areas. We'll cover part of it.) Select the discount buttons for more than one StringSling®.
ASAT (All Season All Terrain) is our favorite camo pattern. The designs are made more to fool animals than to impress the human eye. The light background of the ASAT pattern causes the animal to look past the hunter, rather than to think he is part of a tree or bush.
Read our thorough review of camouflage patterns.
Big game decoys do work. During the rut, elk and deer will be attracted to HD photo based life size decoys. The clear leader in the field of decoys is Montana Decoy, Inc. They are lightweight, but well-constructed and look very realistic. The original HD photography used to make them is of actual animals. I often have a Montana Decoy on the back of my backpack with the rest of my hunting gear. Read about how to use elk decoys here.
Here is an inexpensive, lightweight water bottle filter that I use to drink directly out of any lake, pond, stream or cattle trough. These inexpensive water bottle filters are not designed to refill other containers. Buy an expensive pump filter for that. But, if you want a way to take a quick drink from contaminated ground water, this works great as a lightweight part of your hunting gear pack!
Now I can carry a minimal amount of fluid in my hydration reservoir to make it as long as I need to. I got tired of carrying the weight of extra water. If I need more, I take one of these filters out and fill it from creeks, streams, etc.
It safely removes more than 99.99% of bacteria and contaminants such as Giardia, E-Coli, Cryptosporidium, lead, heavy metals, chlorine, VOCs, bad taste and odors.
I carry the Clearbrook Water Filter empty in my backpack as a regular part of my hunting gear, if I have room. The easily replaceable filter does up to 160 refills per filter. It is a rugged, 24 ounce bottle with an impact resistant cover. All you have to do is remove the cap and fill the bottle. Replace the cap and drink.
I can't tell you how many times in years past that I have stacked rocks, or pieces of wood and balanced my camera on them with little shims to level it, only to have it fall over! It's even harder with a smart phone. I have tied my camera to trees and branches with flagging tape. It's very difficult to get it level and pointed in the right direction.
This little camera mount solves that problem. It's now a regular part of my hunting gear. With the included Smart Shot, you can mount your smart phone or camera in minutes to a tree, stick, arrow, or whatever and get in the picture using your camera timer!
There are many good brands. Lowrance is popular. However, you can print free maps at MyTopo.com.
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