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  1. #31
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Binoculars. Then some boots.

    Save the rest, get out scouting and see what you need from there.


  2. #32
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    I assume you already got at Truck now go out and buy yourself a Camper, beats a Tent any day.

    Myself I been using 10-40 Zeiss Binoculars for the better part of 40 years, excellent but pricey and nowadays there are Binos out there much much cheaper and perhaps just as good.

    Its usually the Hunter with less Gear which gets the Game, keep it simple.

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  3. #33
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    If I had $5000 budget to spend on hunting gear I'd be doing something like this :

    Savage 110 Apex Storm w/ Vortex 3-9x40 Crossfire, 7mm Rem Mag $900
    Talley Lightweight scope rings $70
    Federal Premium 160gr Accubond ammo, 5 boxes $300
    Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars $680
    Outdoor Edge Razor knife $90
    Mystery Ranch Metcalf $685
    Kenetrek boots or similar quality $500
    Bushnell Nitro 1800 rangefinder $460
    Garmin 66i w/ inReach $800
    ArmyTek headlamp $75

    That's $4500. I'd look for some good used Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite jacket and pants. If $5000 budget didn't include rifle/scope, I'd A) get a nicer rifle and scope and B) more budget for clothing. Base layers and rain wear are important
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004


  4. #34
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Find a good mentor someone willing to share ,pass on the knowledge . Cost Priceless
    Arctic Lake
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

  5. #35
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Quality Binos, Bullpac, wyoming knife, and multiple cases of those moist asswipes.
    When in doubt, just pin it.

  6. #36
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    What grand of boots does everyone buy or which is the best?

  7. #37
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerm View Post
    What grand of boots does everyone buy or which is the best?
    whatever fits your feet.... but just a few high quality brands to look at would be. kennetrek, lowa, scarpa, zamberlan, lathrop and sons, hanwag, crispi and many others... just depends on what kind of boots you want and what type of hunting you do

  8. #38
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    i wear the kennetrek orthopedic mountain extremes but will probably be trying something else this year. not particular a fan of leather boots for sheep hunts.

  9. #39
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Did we ever hear back from Louiedogg?

  10. #40
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Quote Originally Posted by horse280 View Post
    Wow I'm just a punk,at 49 yrs old but 5g's to gut shoot some mangey awful game meat? how about an 8 ball, some Viagra, and a quart of tequila and a flat of Schlitz, for you and that thai hooker for a unforgettable weekend of driving around in Princeton shooting grouse up in cool creek! but really come on I've been on some very high end hard hikes and guess what 8-42 binos under 500 you cant hold the tens still let alone figure out what you are looking at over 300 yds anyway if its that big its obvious! boots are all about foot width go to a red wing store and try on their stuff under 500 for setters all you need to figure out your level if u are a fudd road hunter,200 yrd looker or a 4 day solotard Buy WICKED socks when you are home with the flu they just feel good ! merino icebreaker base layer wont break the bank buy an orange Havalon knife and blades last knife you will ever buy get mom to sew some wore out bedsheets together like a big pillow case for game bags they are fly proof a silly but functional hat that says im not cool im experienced like johnny depp in fear and loathing,a small backpack preferably cheap with pink surveyor ribbon tied to it so you can find it when you put it down,a cheap princess auto hatchet sharpened to within a inch of super duper you will lose it comfy Rocky gloves and rubber surgeon gloves to put on under them when its cold poopy paper in a ziplock a few bics from the drawer in the house some of the worst jerky you can find so when you eat it you are reminded of what you are hunting for! helly Hansen shell raingear around 100 bux buy it big to fit over your warm but inexpensive hunting jacket and pants blocks the wind and yep you can huddle up to a tree while sobbing after you are lost and probably not die of hypothermia an understandable simple gps don't get fancy youll spend more time fooling around rather than hunting mark your truck mark favorite spot to read old porn mags and glass valley simple I think we are at abou 1300 spend the rest on your gas and grub and time off days in the field are priceless my record was 56 days one year when I quit my job saw a lot of game and took a lot of naps in the best parts of b.c a good coleman style lamp for heating your tent canopy or field dressing late at night it isn't the gear it's the dude with the will to go further and hunt smarter....Horsee

    Best post ever. There's nothing more to say....

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